Superintendent's Newsletter

     Dear Community Members:      It is my pleasure to announce that five 'Most Likely To Succeed" Grant applications have been approved to implement project-based initiatives within the Hatfield School District this year. The grant recipients include; Patty Benson, Preschool Teacher; Laura Hoey and Kim Robinson, Second Grade Teachers; Kevin Wall and Karen Guiel...
Dear Community Members,     I'd like to publically thank the Hatfield Education Foundation for their generous donation of over $8,000 to fund several grants at both the elementary school and Smith Academy this year.  Students in grades PK through grade 12 will greatly benefit from the programs and activities funded through the Foundation. Some of the funding includes $1,250 to...
Dear Parents and Guardians: This year, we are implementing a new program called LifeSkills Training. During the 2017-2018 school year, we will begin the program with our 7th grade students.  This is an evidence-based curriculum proven to target the fundamental reasons why students engage in behaviors that put them at risk. Rather than just teaching information about tobacco, alcohol,...
Dear Parents and Guardians,                      Last school year, the School District formed a committee to review the current school schedule and to recommend any possible changes. As part of its work, the Committee surveyed both parents and students about the current schedule and any recommendations they may...
Dear Parents and Guardians, Soon you will be receiving the results of your child's 2017 MCAS assessment . These results include scores from the next-generation MCAS, an updated version of the test that was given for the first time in spring 2017 to students in grades 3-8 in English language arts and mathematics. Eventually, all MCAS tests will be next-generation MCAS. The next-generation...
          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...

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