Superintendent's Newsletter

    The Following was prepared by Smith Academy Senior Mia Seetal:  On Thursday, February 14th,  Hatfield Public Schools School Committee voted to install solar panels on the roof of Smith Academy, which will remain there for twenty years and provide energy to the building. The committee is signing a Power Purchase Agreement, or PPA, with PowerOptions and Solect...
  Dear Hatfield School Community  The Hatfield Public School District’s annual spring musical is coming up, and this year the cast and crew are putting on a performance of the musical "Willy Wonka". This musical was chosen after some members of last year’s production of Shrek suggested it to Ms. Kate Saik, Drama and Chorus teacher at Smith Academy, who thought it would fit the...
        Dear Hatfield School Community, On Tuesday, March 12,  six chemistry students from Smith Academy traveled to UMass Amherst with their science teacher, Ms. Shifra Yonis, to participate in the 2019 Chemistry Olympiad, organized by the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. The competition consisted of a three-part chemistry exam...
    Dear Hatfield School Community, The Szawlowski Farms Agricultural Foundation is partnering with Smith Academy to host the Agricultural Career Day, hoping to introduce students to a wide range of careers in agriculture and encourage them to pursue an education in the agricultural field. The Agricultural Career Day will  take place at Smith Academy from 12 pm to...
Dear Hatfield School Community, The search for a new Principal for Smith Academy began last week. A screening committee has been formed consisting of teachers, parents, students, and community members to assist me in this process.  The District is also contracting with Ms. Martha Barrett, former Superintendent of the Frontier Regional and Union 38 School Districts to serve as a consultant...
  Dear Hatfield School Community, It is my great honor to announce that Keith Lepine has been selected by the Hatfield Public School District as a 2019 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winner. Mr. Lepine teaches US and World History, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and AP Government at Smith Academy. Teachers are nominated by their peers, parents, students,...
  Dear Hatfield School Community,      On March 13th, eighth, tenth, and, twelfth grade students at Smith Academy will be participating in the Strategic Prevention Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA). The survey will be administered during class time. The purpose of this survey is to gather the information needed to plan...
    Dear Hatfield School Community, On February 28th Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Wall and four eighth grade students from Smith Academy will travel to the Massachusetts State House in Boston for the Rural Schools Day on the Hill to advocate for rural schools on behalf of the Hatfield Public School District and the Massachusetts Rural Schools Coalition. According to Mr...
Dear Hatfield School Community, I want to extend my congratulations to Mr. David Keir, Interim Principal of Smith Academy on being named the Athletic Director of the Year for District F for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Keir was nominated and selected as a recipient of the award by the Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) Executive Board. This award is...
Dear Hatfield School Community, The District Learning Team (DLT) is currently in the process of drafting new goals for the District Improvement Plan. The purpose of the District Improvement Plan is to outline overall goals for the school district designed to improve student achievement. The new three-year plan will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The plan will be used as a guiding document...

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