Superintendent's Newsletter

          On October 14, 2017, Mr. David Keir was presented with the 2017 Smith Academy Homecoming Award. Mr. Keir has served as a teacher, coach, and friend to Smith Academy since 1983. Surrounded by students, teachers, and community members, Mr. Keir was presented with a plaque in front of Smith Academy prior to the start of the Homecoming Parade.  In a speech, Dr...
           Congratulations to Smith Academy art  teacher Julie Mullejans and the Smith Academy students on the outstanding job they did on the mural they created for the Hatfield Lion's Club. On October 2nd, the mural was presented to the Lion's Club during the Hatfield Fall Festival. It will be premanately mounted at the Hatfield Lion's Club Pavilion....
Dear Parents anfd Guardians,  Once every four years the Massachusetts Deptartment of Elemementary and Secondary Education conducts a family engagement survey.   During the month of October this survey will be mailed to parents and guardians of students who attend the Hatfield Public Schools and have an individualized education program.   The survey will be open from ...
                 The Hatfield Public Schools is proudly partnering with the Hatfield Education Foundation and the Hatfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council in presenting the award winning film “Most Likely to Succeed”. The film will be shown at 6 pm on September 27, 2017 at the Hatfield Elementary School. All members of the...
To All Community Members, The Hatfield Public School District will be applying for the following federal grants for fiscal year 2018:Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational AgenciesTitle II, Part A, Supporting Effective InstructionTitle III, Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant StudentsTitle IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic...
I wish the twenty-nine members of the class of 2017 all the best in the coming years. I hope your time at Smith Academy has helped to both prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead and provide you with friendships that will last a life time.   I want to thank you for allowing me to be your superintendent for the past seven years. I've enjoyed meeting with each of you and discussing...
May 11, 2017Dear Community Members;One of the goals of the current District Improvement Plan is to "Review the current school schedules and make recommendations for changes, if necessary, in order to increase the overall time students spend on learning while still providing adequate time peer collaboration and professional development. " To begin this process, I recently assembled...
Thank you to the members of both The Hatfield Education Foundation and STArHS for grants recently awarded to the school district totaling over $20,000.The Hatfield Education Foundation (HEF) presented grants totaling $14,124. Theses grants included $5,000 towards the production of the Spring Musical and $9,124 to individual teachers and administrators to promote activities throughout the district...
On March 25, 2017, Smith Academy will be hosting a day long Mental Health First Aid Training. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches individuals how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps someone to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. The training is is being offered...
Amy Hudzik has been selected by the Hatfield Public School District as a 2017 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. Amy is a first grade teacher at the Hatfield Elementary School. Teachers are nominated by either their peers, parents, students, or community members and are selected based on numerous criteria including, among other things, excellence in teaching practices,...

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