July 24, 2024

HMMS News

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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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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Now hiring: Athletic Director!

Dear HSD community, The athletic director’s position at HMMS is currently open and we are accepting applications from candidates. Hartford High School athletic director, Jeff Moreno, is overseeing the hiring process and is seeking volunteers to serve on the hiring committee. The committee will consist of HMMS parents, co...

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Musical Tickets

Tickets are on sale now for this year's HMMS Musical -- The Wizard of Oz! Get your tickets now and join us for an adventure along the yellow brick road. For more information, visit the musical webpage at:  www.hmmsvt.com/musical    

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HMMS Principal Search Committee Announcement

The search committee for the principal and associate principal of the middle school met today to review the data from the "Meet the Candidates" presentations. In the end we had nearly 400 feedback sheets to review, between the in-person presentations and the online video recordings feedback. That data was added to ...

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Middle School Principal/Associate Principal Presentations

Yesterday, we had 3 middle school principal/associate principal finalists present to faculty and staff and then again to parents and community members.   HERE  is the video of each candidate presenting to a group of parents and community members. Brian Boardman, the current interim principal at the middle school is the first...

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HMMS Principal Meet the Candidates Forum

The HMMS Principal/Associate Principal Search Team, consisting of parents, teachers, support staff and administrators, is very excited to share that we have selected 4 finalists for the principal and associate principal positions. We are pleased to be at a point where we would like you to meet them and provide us with feedback on their candidac...

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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

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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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

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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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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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 him back to o...

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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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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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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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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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BroadwayVentures summer camp - registration now open!

Registration to audition for BroadwayVentures is now open!   BroadwayVentures is an intensive two week musical theatre program, where students rehearse and put on a full length musical. This year we are doing  Shrek the Musical! The program runs from July 10-22 from 8:30am-3:30pm on weekdays for incoming 6...

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