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East Hartford High School brings together a diverse community in a safe, respectful environment where students begin the path to success in college and careers, build on their skills and talents, and become informed, responsible citizens.

Message from Mr. Ryan

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Principal’s Message

The fourth quarter has begun and we are on our way to completing another successful year at EHHS. Our focus areas for the year have kept aligned and headed in the right direction. Each of the focus areas has numerous strategies and daily actions intentionally planned and implemented to ensure effectiveness and success. At day 135, we have made some substantial progress in these areas
Engagement: Our PBIS has conducted five workshops on engagement strategies as well as embedding culture& race discussions within those workshops. In a recent Academic Walkthrough, the visiting team observed 98% engagement at a high level.
Literacy: The second cohort of teachers has completed a year of training on the West-Ed Reading Apprenticeship literacy strategies. Now, EHHS has 42 teachers officially trained in this specific literacy approach which focuses on metacognitive reading strategies. A third cohort of teachers will begin training this June.
Behavior: After three quarters, we continue to see a drop in the suspension arte as compared to last year. We have seen a dramatic increase in positive behavior from students as well as a sharp decline in suspensions: bot in-school and out-of-school suspensions have seen a 35% decrease as compared to last year. The STEP and BIR programs are two reasons that students have been able to make better choices.
Attendance: Our entire process of attendance continues to be a daily focus for staff at EHHS. We recently changed our verification process to entirely electronic/paperless system. Our focus on working with truant students and students who are considered chronically absent continues. We have greatly improved our work with chronically absent students; we have 12.7% of students are chronically absent; this is improved from last year’s rate of 17%.
Parents: Recently, we have been able to hire a Family-Community Liaison. This position will begin at the end of April. Our connection and relationship with parents, community members and alumni is an area that we can always improve upon. We look forward to the positive impact this role will have our students at EHHS.
Spring sports have begun and Prom season is just around the corner. Students that are involved in school perform better school.
Follow EHHS on Twitter for updates on events and celebrations and announcements: @Ehhs826High
Matthew Ryan
East Hartford High School

Student Perspective 

Prom. I've been looking forward to going to Prom since I was little, since my brother went to his prom over 6 years ago. It seems surreal that I'm here, that it's almost the end of Junior year. It feels like just yesterday I was turning in my summer assignments, and now it's almost time to take AP exams. Everyone's heads are turned towards the end of the year, but there's still so much to do. More material has to be learned, new events are coming up, and spring sports have just started. Yet at the same time, my head spins at thoughts of next year. Everyone is already talking about college - about applications, and class rank, and questions about what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. Deep breaths. I'll keep moving. One step, and event, at a time.



  Follow EHHS on TWITTER. Find out the latest and greatest achievements and activities of the Hornet Community: @Ehhs826High
Have a day of Excellence!


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