Superintendent's Newsletter

     I am pleased to announce that the Hatfield Public School District Health and Wellness Committee is offering a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm during the annual PTA Strawberry Festival at the Hatfield Elementary School.  The Health Fair is open to participants of all ages.  Vision screening, blood pressure screening, medication...
The Hatfield School Committee approved a proposed FY '17 budget at it's May 2, 2016 meeting. The overall budget is $ 5,222,286.67. This is a 4% increase from the FY '16 budget. Increases in the budget are mostly in the area of salaries and in special education, most other areas of the budget were either level funded or decreased.The budget uses $984,346.83 of school-generated revenue...
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:Much has been in the news recently about lead and copper in drinking water. The Town of Hatfield Water Department regularly tests for lead and copper at sampling sites throughout the water system as required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).  These sampling results are routinely below the Action Levels of 0....
Dear Community Members: April, May, and June are very busy months for the Hatfield Public Schools with many exciting events occurring in our schools. Starting on April 9, the 143rd Smith Academy Declamations will be taking place in the Frank Abarno Library. The Declamations is an important and unique tradition at Smith Academy where students will engage in public speeches that are always...
 On behalf of the Hatfield Public School students, I wish to thank several groups for their generous support of the Hatfield Public Schools. Thank you  to the Hatfield Education Foundation for funding over $19,000 in grants to support many worthwhile activities and projects in the schools. Some of the activities funded by these HEF grants include:Two Mimio Interactive White Boards.Cause...
     At its March meeting, the Hatfield School Committee approved a new District Improvement Plan for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019. The District Improvement Plan is designed to serve as a guide to administrators, teachers, and school councils as they write their School Improvement Plans, and Individual Educator Plans. The plan is designed to support the...
The Hatfield Public Schools was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the Hatfield Public Schools during the week of March 14, 2016.  Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal...
Congratulations to both Angie Baranoski and Jessica Corwin on receiving the the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award.  Ms. Baranowski is a Spanish teacher at Smith Academy. She has been teaching in Hatfield for the past 14 years.  Ms. Corwin is a third year music teacher at the Elementary School. In order to be nominated, teachers have to have demonstrated excellence in teaching...
At it's November 2015 meeting, The Hatfield School Committee reviewed the multi-year capital needs plan for the School District. The plan is designed to identify any ongoing facility repairs and upgrades needed at both schools so that potential problems can be identified early on so the necessary steps can be taken address them. The plan also makes it easier to budget "down the road...
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the 2015 State Assessment Results for all Masschusetts School Districts.   The  scores are reported by district, by school, and by grade. The individual results for each student will be sent home in the coming days.  On average, Hatfield students outperformed the state average on the English...

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