July 19, 2024

Hartford High School News


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Update on Superintendent Tom DeBalsi's Resignation

The Harford School District is pleased to announce the following regarding the recent retirement of long-tme Harford School District Superintendent Tom DeBalsi: Recently retired former Harford School Superintendent Tom DeBalsi served as Superintendent of the Harford School District from 2011- 2024. At the tme of his retirement,&nbs...

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Superintendent Tom DeBalsi's Resignation

The Hartford School District Board of Directors and District Superintendent Tom DeBalsi today announced that Superintendent DeBalsi has tendered his resignation to the Board. DeBalsi was in the next to last year of his contract with the District. He and the District concluded that this would be an advantageous time for the District...

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Graduation!

Congratulations to the class of 2024! We wish you great things in life.  

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Mamma Mia!

Tickets are on sale for BroadwayVentures:  Mamma Mia! BroadwayVentures is a two week summer musical theatre intensive where 40+ students from across the Upper Valley rehearse and put on this full length musical! Our program consists of incoming 6th graders through outgoing 12th graders. Many Hartford students are ...

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Last Day of School

Due to the snowstorm on Thursday, April 4, the last student day this year was pushed to Friday, June 14. The last teacher day was also pushed to Monday, June 17. This caused numerous problems for staff, students and summer programs. We were able to request a student school day waiver for Thursday, April 4 due to the nature of the closure. The w...

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Thank you!

May 6, 2024 Dear Hartford Community,  As you may have already heard, on April 15, 2024, both the school budget and bond passed. We would like to take a moment on behalf of the administrative council to express our profound gratitude for your support of our students, staff, and schools. We appreciate the generosity of t...

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Upper Valley community on the front lines of school budget cuts

Once again, a big thanks to you all for supporting our students! Check out this story on WCAX: www.wcax.com/2024/04/19/upper-valley-community-front-lines-school-budget-cuts/

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Hartford teacher honored as a Rowland Fellow to help improve place-based curriculum at the school

Huge congratulations to Melissa Wyman, a teacher at Hartford High School, who's one of five Vermont teachers honored as a Rowland Fellowship recipient! Check out this story on NBC5:  https://www.mynbc5.com/article/hartford-teacher-rowland-fellow/60503264    

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PCB Testing at Hartford High School

As part of a new law, all schools that were constructed or renovated before 1980 are required to test for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in indoor air and address any issues when PCBs are found at or above the school action level. The intent of the law is to protect students and staff from the possible ...

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Hartford Performing Arts Camp - 2024

Registration is open for Hartford Performing Arts Camp, a week-long day camp for kids who love the performing arts! Eligible campers are incoming 6th-9th graders. Join for a fun week of singing, dancing, and/or playing instruments.  This year camp is during the week of June 24-28 at Hartford High School.  Registration close...

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One Act

Come support a small but dedicated band of HHS students as they prepare to take a brand-new one act play to regional competition.  "Control Issues" is a comedy tinged with serious themes, appropriate for all ages.  Alan Haehnel, Hartford Class of 1980, wrote the show especially for the cast, and is returning as director of the on...

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Press Release

For Immediate Release: The school board, at a special meeting on February 19, voted unanimously to rescind the budget from the upcoming town meeting. The decision was made as a result of the pending change in legislation expected at the state level with the signing of H850 and its anticipated impact on the new school budget. Th...

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HSD FY 25 Budget Communication

February 13, 2024 Good Evening, Hartford! You may have heard that the State of Vermont has changed the way it funds public education this year. Last year Vermont passed Act 127, which made the distribution of state education funding more equitable. Given that the new law, in its implementation year, might cause an artificial spike in stat...

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Water Testing

February 7, 2024 Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff: The State of Vermont passed a new law in 2019 that requires all schools and childcare providers to test their drinking water for lead. Samples of water from every tap in the district, that is reasonably expected to be used for drinking or cooking, were collected, and sent to the Ver...

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Informational Night

Informational Night The Hartford School Board and the Hartford Select Board invite you to an Informational Night on the school and town bond proposals and charger changes. Monday, February 5th at 6pm in the BEST Room at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center, HACTC. We will: - explain the bond initiatives, - answer voter questions and - solicit pub...

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The Patrick Ross Band

The Patrick Ross Band Hartford High School is hosting The Patrick Ross Band for a free community show - great for families!  When: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM Where: HHS Auditorium Tickets:  Tickets can be reserved in advance at  hartfordhighschool.ludus.com . Limited seating available. Walk-ins are welcome! Donations wi...

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Superintendent Search - Survey Link

Community members, please use this survey to share your input in the Superintendent search process: Community Input Form [English] Formulario de opinión de las partes interesadas [Español] Formulário de contribuições das partes interessadas [Portuguesas]

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Superintendent Search Process - Meeting Reminder

There will be a 7pm meeting Tuesday, January 9th, in the high school auditorium for community members interested in meeting the consultants that will assist in the superintendent hiring process. Please know that all community members will have an opportunity to share their thoughts through the surveys below. Here is an upda...

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Grandparent Meeting

Grandparent Meeting Inviting all grandparents, who are currently the primary caregivers of grandchildren, to join Hartford Schools for Grandparent's Night; an evening of connecting, community building and resource sharing. We recognize and appreciate the unique position of grandparents in parenting roles and want to ensure that as a school community...

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A Message from the HHS Principal

I hope you are all well.  On behalf of our staff I want to wish you a wonderful break.  At an all-school meeting yesterday I shared with our students that I hoped for them the ABC 's - that each and every one of them know they are  A MAZING in their own right.  I hope they can come to  B ELIEVE deeply in themselves and...

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Health Education

Dear Members of the Hartford School District, With some of our schools beginning their health curriculum after the break, we wanted to reiterate the district's stance on inclusion and access for all students. The mission of the Hartford School District is to provide and ensure a caring and dynamic learning community. Students will develop...

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Chamber Choir Gala Night - 1/5/24

On Friday, January 5th the Hartford Chamber Choir will be hosting a Gala Night as a fundraiser for their trip to Ireland this April. Join us for a night of singing and desserts! Dessert hour is from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria with acoustic musical performances 7:00pm we move to the auditorium for the mainstage performances...

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Upcoming presentation

Hartford High School is pleased to host Mr. John Halligan on Monday evening, Oct. 23 from 7:00 - 8:00.  Mr. Halligan will be speaking in the high school gym.  Mr. Halligan shares the story of his son Ryan ( www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org ).  Hartford High School hosted Mr. Halligan a number of years ago and we are pleased to bring h...

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CURTAINS - tickets on sale now!

Tickets to Hartford High School's 43nd musical, CURTAINS, are on sale now!  Show Dates: Friday, November 10 @ 7:00pm Saturday, November 11 @ 7:00pm Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00pm Adults $10 Students/Seniors $7  Tickets can be purchased at  https://hartfordhighschool.ludus.com/

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Upcoming NEASC Forums

Hartford High School is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our participation in NEASC includes a commitment to reflect on our school in relation to a set of standards. One of these standards requires all NEASC accredited schools to have a Vision of a Graduate. This "vision" must be collabor...

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