Arts Middle School Family Update

Friday, December 6th, 2018

Hello Arts Middle Families!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of the families who came out to Evening of the Arts and parent-teacher conferences this past week. Your children are amazing and we hope you got to see some of their academic and artistic work.

Please consider taking 15 minutes to complete the survey. We value your feedback and use it to improve the school. The more families that respond, the more we learn about what you think and the more we can plan for improvements.

Important Dates

December 12 from 5:00 - Superintendent meeting discusses Arts High School changes

December 21 - Half Day 12:00 dismissal

December 21 - RAFT Rally at the Learning Corridor

Meeting for 8th Grade Families

On Wednesday, December 12th at 5:00 there will be a meeting for 8th grade families with our superintendent, Mr. Sullivan, to discuss the options for students attending Arts High School next year. As you may know, the high school will undergo changes in the upcoming year and we want to help our families make an informed decision about high school enrollment. The meeting will take place at our school and on-street parking will be available along Van Dyke Avenue. If you have any questions, please contact Danah Serrano-Baez at or call our office at 860-724-0685.

See the link below for more information about the high school.

News from the office

Bus Pass Requests: Parents, please note that we are unable to provide bus passes for any student to ride on a Hartford bus that is not their own. Specialty Transportation does not allow passes for any reason. If you need to request a bus pass for a suburban town bus, please be sure to provide a written note to the office no later than the morning of change.

Student Absences: As the season of colds approaches, it's important to be sure to know what to do in the event that your child will be out sick. If your student needs to be absent to school, there are three ways to let us know!

  1. Email us at (preferred method of notification)
  2. Call our office at 860-724-0685
  3. Send in a note on the day your child returns

Residency Verification Forms (Non-Hartford Families): Please be sure to submit your 2018-2019 Residency Verification Form if you have not already done so. For questions or concerns, please contact Danah Serrano-Baez at 860-724-0685 x3559 or via email at

Evening of the Arts Performances!

Combined Orchestras - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Songs From Musical Theater - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
So You Think You Can Dance - Grade 7 - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Dance Composition & Vocal Music Ensembles - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Digital Arts & Filmmaking - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Musical Theater Ensemble - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
World Percussion Ensemble - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Band And Beyond (Show Finale) - Arts Middle EOTA 12-4-2018
Big picture


Big picture

Arts Middle parents, we want to hear about the amazing, awesome, exciting things our students are doing outside of the school! We encourage you to use the link below to share about your amazing student! Submissions will be displayed on the Parent Bulletin Board in the Main Lobby.

Big picture

Share your thoughts using our new digital suggestion box!

Click Here:


The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School

ALL students will achieve at high levels both artistically and academically. ALL means ALL!