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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

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:


I hope your summer is being filled with relaxation, fun with family and friends and positive experiences that help all students to be responsible and productive citizens. We are working hard in preparation for another successful school year and continuing to build on our accomplishments together. 

This past year we had several accomplishments that exemplify our constant effort to improve each day: 

Engagement: Our PBIS committee participated in a Tiered Fidelity Inventory to evaluate our system of behavior and intervention. Our whole school overall score was 91% fidelity. And then at each level of implementation of plans, behavior interventions and support system, EHHS scored 87% for Tier 1, 96% for Tier 2 - 96% and 91% for Tier 3. We are excited for our successes and look forward to improving on specific areas to better meet our students’ needs. 

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. We are in the process of searching for a Literacy Instructional Coach to begin in August 2016. 

Behavior: We witnessed an increase in positive student behaviors monitored through monthly awards, quarterly celebrations and all around respectful, responsible and safe behaviors. Compared to last year, we had a 41% decrease in suspensions. 

Attendance: Our entire process of attendance continues to be a daily focus for staff at EHHS. Our focus on truant students who are considered chronically absent proved to be an effective process. We decreased our percentage from 16% last year to 13.4% this year. Our goal is to be under 10%. The student daily rate of attendance was just over 94%, and our staff ranked 4th in the district for attendance. 

Parents: Our new Family-Community Liaison, Amy Bryan, started in April. She is making plans for the new office at EHHS just to the right of the main lobby. She is looking forward to developing connections and relationship with parents, community members and alumni. We look forward to the positive impact this role will have our students at EHHS. 

We believe that adult actions make a huge impact on our students. As we learn the most effective strategies to best prepare our students for college and careers, we are confident through collaboration and consistency we can make the difference with your child. 

The other adult that makes the biggest difference in a young person’s life is the parent. Parents, your involvement in your child’s success is the greatest motivator in their lives. Thank you in advance for your continual support, care and interest in the life of your child and our school. Please take every opportunity to encourage your child to maximize their potential and the opportunities at EHHS. 

Enjoy the remainder of your vacation—the first day of school is August 31, 2016. Come to school ready to be a Hornet! I look forward to your return and wish you the best of time through July and August. 

Matthew Ryan
East Hartford High School

student perspective

I know, I know. I'm late. But can you really blame me, when all of my other deadlines are over? That's right! School is out. I'm a rising senior now - it''s so hard to believe. It feels like just yesterday that I was walking into the high school for my first day of freshmen year. Now I've just completed Junior year, and I'm thinking about a summer filled with fun. Of course there's the summer work and actual work to be worried about, but most of the school stress is gone! I can't wait for a fun filled summer - which has already begun. College stuff can wait. Right now is for relaxing.



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