April 17, 2024

Hartford High School News


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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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A View From The Principal's Office

September 29, 2023 It is another school year and we find ourselves confronted again by the ubiquitous cell phone.  As the year began there were a number of articles in local newspapers and social media identifying the ways school districts have chosen to address the issues cell phones bring to schools.  It is clear that this is a n...

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Welcome Back and COVID Guidance

August 29, 2023 Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome Back! We are so excited to be starting a new school year. There is a new calendar that better supports the developmental learning needs of our students,  HERE  it is in case you need an electronic version. Please pay particular attention to the start date and the early release ...

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Vermont Tech STEM Summer Camp!

This year’s Vermont Tech STEM summer camp will be a FREE day camp for 12-16-year-olds. Campers will get hands-on experience in science, health, advanced manufacturing and more on Vermont Tech’s Randolph campus. Campers will be able to enhance their leadership skills as well as get their hands dirty, express themselves creatively, ex...

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End of Year Calendar Change

The state has waived our need to makeup the 2 snow days we had this year! We now will have our last student day on Thursday, June 15 and it will be an early release day. Our last teacher day will be Friday, June 16. Thank you and have a nice day. Tom DeBalsi Superintendent of Schools Hartford School District

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Hartford Performing Arts Camp (HPAC) 2023

Whether you like to dance, act, sing, play an instrument, or do it all, this is the camp for you! Hartford Performing Arts Camp is a week-long day camp ending with a public performance for students entering grades 6-9. Campers can select to participate in concert band and/or musical theatre. Registration Op...

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Youth Risk Behavior Survey Notification

Our School is taking part in the 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (“YRBS”) on Thursday, March 30th during 2nd block (9:38-10:48) Any students who are not opted out of the survey and miss this testing date will be rescheduled to take the survey another day. Read the full notification letter here.

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HHS Variety Show!

Join us for the annual Tri-M HHS Variety Show this Thursday March 30 at 6:30 PM in the HHS Auditorium!  Tickets are $5 or FREE with a canned good! Spread the word and see you there!

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A View From The Principal's Office

I hope this message finds you well.  Measuring life by the school calendar is an interesting experience.  It is the end of March!!!  March is perhaps the most fickle month - so much promise with the occasional denial of our long awaited spring.  I was reminded of March's promise and denial at our recent Concert-Grande, a tru...

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