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Free and Reduced Lunch Information for the 2016-2017 School Year

Press Release.pdf
Free & Reduced Lunch- Information and application 2016-17.pdf

Hadley Public Schools at a Glance PowerPoint.pdf
Hadley Public School At a Glance.pdf
Superintendent Updates October - November.pdf

Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Dear Hadley Families,

Today, the administration was made aware of a disturbing video posted on social media expressing opinions that drastically contravene with the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of our staff, students, and the Hadley Public Schools community. I want to reassure our students, staff, families and the community of Hadley that our district does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, economic status, or ethnic background.
Hadley Public Schools recognizes the inherent value of every individual in our schools and in our community. We believe that every person has the right to feel safe and valued in our schools. To that end, we will continue to require members of our community to behave in ways that reflect these values and respond appropriately when expectations for civility and respecting the rights of others have been violated.

HES Events and Info
The Student Council "Trash Buster" event was a huge success. HES students reduced their waste by 80% during the five day competition. HES looks forward to continuing with school-wide recycling efforts. Thanks to parent Melissa~Aliosi~for volunteering to spearhead this project and to our Student Council advisor Jan Barrett for her terrific student leadership and to our students and student leaders on Student Council.

Grade 2 will have a walking field trip Goodwin Memorial Library~on Friday.

HA Events and Info
Congratulations to HA student Bobby~Klesch~for being selected to perform with the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. Bobby was selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this prestigious national honor band. Congratulations Bobby and a special note of thanks to HA band director Evan Bartlett for his work with all of our young musicians.

With the help of Patrick~Borenzo~director of Goodwin Memorial Library, HA art teacher Ms.~Sause~installed a display of HA art students' watercolor landscapes on the main floor of the library. The exhibit is called "Autumn Comes to Hadley." The library has its annual holiday party and open house on~December 7th~from~6:30 to 8 pm. Parents and community members can stop in and enjoy food, live music, and see students' art work. The students whose work is on display are: Kelsey~Bushey,~Citlali~Cabrera, Virginia~Cannella, Isabel Flynn, Samantha~Jenks, Caitlin Lewis, A.J. Mitchell, Maegan Quinlan, Hannah Rice, Sara~Scagliarini, Ali Stevens, Abby Torres, Ally~Tudryn, Jenny Wild, and~Caity~Witsch.

Today students~learned~about the Syrian Refugee Crisis during classroom activities and an assembly. The Soup for Syria event to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis will be~December 7th~from~5-7 pm~in the HA cafe.

December 9th~is Pajama Day at HA and the middle school has a dance from 6:30-9 in the HA cafe.

What People Are Saying About Hadley Staff and Students (excerpt from an email from a Hadley parent)

I am so pleased~that Mrs.~Lahnam~and Mr. O have encouraged the Diversity Club and other clubs at the school~to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis (and other important~topics from~around the world) ~I am thrilled to learn that~the Diversity Club~is holding a Soup for Syria event next week.~ Topics like these are important to teach but they can also be a challenge to teach about~and discuss. Through thoughtful discussion and awareness towards~issues of crisis that involve our world, students are able to decide~how they can contribute towards making a positive change. ~~I wish to pass credit to the teachers and students involved in this project and compliment them on their efforts to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis. I appreciate how they plan to make a difference through educational awareness and by holding an event for school and community members.~ As you know, a lot of planning, prep work and students~donating their personal time is part of what makes a project like this successful.
Thursday December 8th
  • HA @ South Hadley - Boys JV Basketball -~5:30 pm
  • HA @ South Hadley - Boys Varsity Basketball -~7 pm
Friday December 9th
  • HA @ Gateway Regional High School - Girls JV Basketball -~5 pm
  • HA @ Gateway Regional High School - Girls Varsity Basketball -~6:30 pm
Saturday December 10th
  • Palmer @ HA - Boys Varsity Basketball -~2:15 pm
I wish everyone a safe and restful weekend.

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