Superintendent's Newsletter

  Dear Hatfield School Community,      On March 13th, eighth, tenth, and, twelfth grade students at Smith Academy will be participating in the Strategic Prevention Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA). The survey will be administered during class time. The purpose of this survey is to gather the information needed to plan...
    Dear Hatfield School Community, On February 28th Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Wall and four eighth grade students from Smith Academy will travel to the Massachusetts State House in Boston for the Rural Schools Day on the Hill to advocate for rural schools on behalf of the Hatfield Public School District and the Massachusetts Rural Schools Coalition. According to Mr...
Dear Hatfield School Community, I want to extend my congratulations to Mr. David Keir, Interim Principal of Smith Academy on being named the Athletic Director of the Year for District F for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Keir was nominated and selected as a recipient of the award by the Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) Executive Board. This award is...
Dear Hatfield School Community, The District Learning Team (DLT) is currently in the process of drafting new goals for the District Improvement Plan. The purpose of the District Improvement Plan is to outline overall goals for the school district designed to improve student achievement. The new three-year plan will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The plan will be used as a guiding document...
  Dear Hatfield Community On behalf of the Hatfield Public Schools, I want to thank the members of the Hatfield Education Foundation for approving $17,352.34 in grants  for the 2018- 2019 School Year.  These grants will be used to fund field trips, educational programs, and materials for the classroom.  Some of the projects the grants will fund include field trips to...
  Dear Hatfield School Community  I am happy to announce that Smith Academy will now have the Naviance Program available through the Guidance Department.  Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness program that enables middle and high school students to self-assess their skills and interests. Naviance will directly impact Smith Academy students by...
     Dear Hatfield School Community,       The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be conducting a review of Hatfield Public Schools to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Parents and other individuals can contact the Office of Public School Monitoring to request an interview as part of...
  Dear Hatfield Community, The Hatfield Elementary School Gifted and Talented Facilitator Kara McElhone and Title One Interventionist Sarah Shapiro are collaborating on a project called “Learning About Yourself and Others Through Shared Experiences,” a continuation of the Quest Enrichment Program. This project is part of an effort to encourage students to excel through project...
Dear Hatfield Community,  The Hatfield Public School District will be undergoing a comprehensive energy efficient facility upgrade this school year. The District has entered into an agreement with JK Energy Solutions as part of the Eversource MA Small Business DI Program. The program will include interior and exterior lighting upgrades including new LED fixtures and LED retrofits. In...
Dear Hatfield Community, Saturday, November 10, The Hatfield Book Club will be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Hatfield Elementary School. There will be crafts, raffles, lunch, and a bake sale. The Hatfield Book Club has been a long-time supporter of the Hatfield Public Schools. The Book Club sponsors the Smith Academy Declamations each year and provides cash...

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