• NHPS Poet Laureate Project 2019


    What is the NHPS Poet Laureate Project?


    This year the Poetry Project will continue to support the reading and writing curriculum with authentic opportunities to motivate students to make their voices heard through poetry. Our theme this year is home and homelessness. Students in younger grades will explore the concept of home, while older students will deepen their understanding into the impact of homelessness. Profits from the resulting book of poetry will go to the homeless shelter in Torrington (FISH).

    Students will be selected for this program based on a letter of interest and/or teacher input.  Each candidate should show an interest in writing, be able to work independently as well as in a group, and be willing to share new learning with classmates. Each student will be responsible for making up any work they will miss in the regular classroom.



    Thursday SEPTEMBER 26TH. 


    Students will attend their first session on October 25th.


    Sheila Hawley will facilitate this project.  Mrs. Hawley recently retired from NHPS after 28 years in the classroom..  The NHPS Poet Laureate Project is an extension of her work with poetry during her years teaching in the classroom and through her studies at Boston University Favorite Poem Project.  Profits from previous Poet Laureate Projects benefitted the CT Food Bank, the CT Humane Society and Roaring Brook Nature Center.


    You can contact Mrs. Hawley at hawleys@newhtfd.org

    More details for student participation will follow!