Superintendent's Newsletter

Congratulations to both Laura Hoey and Alyssa Charry on receiving the the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award.  Ms. Hoey is a second grade teacher at the Hatfield Elementary School. She has been teaching in Hatfield for the past 21 years.  Ms. Charry is a second year teacher at Smith Academy. She works with special education students in the Middle School.  Both teachers...
This year, the Hatfield Public Schools will once again be administering the Massachusetts Comprehension Assessment System (MCAS) in grades 3,4,5,6,7,8, and 10 in the areas of reading, math, ELA, and science. In addition, students in grade nine will be taking part in the new PARCC English Language Arts Assessment. The  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC...
     Once again this year, 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. Past awardees include: Christa...
I’d like to start off by congratulating both the Smith Academy Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer Teams for making tournament play.  The Smith Academy Field Hockey Team ended the season with a 3-13-2 record.  This was a rebuilding year for the team and I have no doubt they will be back next year and in contention. I also would like to recognize the Smith Academy Golf Team for a hard...
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released the 2014 Accountability Data for all Massachusetts Public Schools. This data reflects students MCAS scores, daily attendance rates, and dropout rates for the 2013-2014 school year. The MCAS scores are reported both by district, by school, and by grade. The  individual results for each student will be sent...
As I look ahead to a new school year, I want to take a moment to thank the citizens of Hatfield for their generous support in providing a brand new roof at Smith Academy. Shortly, new windows and doors will also be installed in the building. These improvements will help to guarantee that Smith Academy will continue to meet the educational needs of the students in the Hatfield Public Schools for...
I am pleased to report that the new roof, window, and door project at Smith Academy is proceeding smoothly and is on schedule. Work on the new Sarnifil Roof is expected to be completed by mid August. The installation of new windows and  exterior doors is scheduled to begin in mid September and is expected to be completed in early October. As much as possible, the disruption to classes will...

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