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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: 

During this special time of year, our Hornet community comes together to support each other and participate in this season of giving. I hope you and your family find plenty of opportunities to enjoy each other's love and laughter.


Academically, December is the month that determines each student's performance for the entire semester. The student that struggles to focus and complete assignments experiences frustration as we prepare for midterm exams. The result is often that the struggling students see poor results in semester grades. However, students who focus on every lesson and their daily assignments ensure themselves continued positive growth, thus solidifying their grasp of the concepts and skills necessary for mastery.


Midterm exams will come soon after we return from vacation. Classes will move forward with new learning and then start reviewing the week before exams (January 23-27); students should be preparing for exams throughout the vacation week.


Student Learning Expectations will be reviewed with students in January. Core to any successful systemic practice is a shared understanding of language, priority and expectation. These Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s) serve as measure of achievement for students, staff and families. The SLE rubrics provide a collective understanding in the system, process, and products within the NEASC and accreditation at EHHS. Student Learning Expectations will be communicated to parents and families through the semester report card and thoroughly reviewed at Parent Conferences Night on February 9, 2017.


Every day your teenager comes home from school, they should have homework: making an assignment better, reviewing the day's lesson, studying for a quiz or rewriting an essay. Each night is an opportunity to improve. Each day of vacation is an opportunity to prepare. Be involved with your teenager’s education.

Matthew Ryan
East Hartford High School

student perspective

Whoever said that applying to college was easy is a liar. It's not. At first I thought I was ahead of everything, with my essay completed in July and my letters of recommendation submitted for request in September. But I quickly fell into the avalanche along with the rest of my classmates. It gets really difficult when you're balancing a ton of school work, extracurriculars, work, AND college applications. On the other hand, however, it's not impossible. I'll keep pushing through until they're all done, and in the meantime I'll try not to freeze on my way to school each day. Hopefully winter break will come quickly.


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