Superintendent's Newsletter

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,...
 Thank you to Smith Academy art teacher Julie Muellejans and  her very talented students who recently repainted the school sign located in front of the Hatfield Elementary School.  The sign was taken down earlier this year and repaired by the Hatfield DPW. The repaired sign was then brought to Smith Academy where student both repainted the sign and did the lettering. The sign will...
I am excited to announce that Smith Academy is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Smith Academy had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning...
The Hatfield Public Schools is proud to be participating in the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Program. This annual award program honors area educators who demonstrate professionalism and excellence through teaching practices, professional development, collaboration, cooperation, and community outreach. One educator from the Hatfield Public Schools will be presented with an award...
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      At its November 14 meeting, the Hatfield School Committee voted to endorse a resolution presented by the Massachusetts Rural Schools Initiative. The Massachusetts Rural Schools Initiative is made up of several small rural school districts throughout Massachusetts.  The Hatfield Public Schools is a member of this Coalition. The purpose of the Coalition is to bring...
Dear Members of the Hatfield Public School District: I wanted to take this opportunity to update the community about the many activities and initiatives that are taking place, both in our schools and in our community, that support the social and emotional goal, as outlined in the District Improvement Plan.The goal of the District Improvement Plan reads: By the end of the 2018-19 school year...

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