WHPS Online Resources

Middle and High School

Resources to Explore

This page is designed to provide a variety of content area (literacy, math, science, etc.) resources for families and students to access at home. Please note that these are optional resources to explore, not required activities for students during the emergency closing.


Given the expectation of a movement to a digital learning environment, we will share the WHPS Online Learning Plan with families in the coming week. You can also expect to receive further information about our district online learning plans from your school principal/teachers by e-mail and this same information will be available on our website at https://www.whps.org.


Literacy:

Read for at least 20 minutes per day. All students should have independent books for reading in addition to texts under study in class. West Hartford Library offers downloadable books, audio books, magazines, comics, films, and music for all ages. Visit http://www.westhartfordlibrary.org/services/ebooks_eaudio.asp or call 860-561-6990 for guidance. An additional resource is the following website which lists 25 sources of free public domain books: https://ebookfriendly.com/free-public-domain-books-sources/.


Mathematics:

Students are encouraged to review and reinforce their grade level learning. Sharpen your skills by practicing for at least 20 minutes per day. Middle school students with accounts can visit iReady (https://login.i-ready.com/), IXL (https://www.ixl.com/) all middle and high school studens can visit Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) for grade level math instruction.


Science:

Feeling experimental? Explore science content and ideas in fun and engaging ways. Visit the CT Science Teachers Association distance learning page: https://csta-us.org/Distance-Learning-Resources.


Social Studies:

Explore the world, its people and cultures. Visit this national geographic website (https://www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/country-and-state-reports/?utm_source=BibblioRCM_Row) for information and activities. Learn virtually about civics and government (https://www.icivics.org/games). If you are interested in history, check out Historical Thinking website (http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/)


World Language:

Practice your linguistic skills using these interactive websites: babbel (https://www.babbel.com/) or duolingo (https://duolingo.com).


Music:

There are engaging free sights you can use to continue your practice. Sight Reading Factory can generate passages for sightreading music- you control the complexity of the examples (www.sightreadingfactory.com) Smart Music is a software that allows you to play along with the computer and get feedback. It is a resources that has almost every method book, and many many choral and instrumental arrangements (www.smartmusic.com)


PE/Health:

To be physically active to maintain a healthy and positive mindset try this link which offers daily suggestions on staying physically fit.

(https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/2020/calendar/March-2020-Secondary-Calendar-English.pdf)


Visual Arts:

Smart History is the most visited resource in the world for learning about art history. Videos and instructional guides show visitors how to interpret the visual elements of art and lead to an understanding of the messages the artwork conveys. (www.smarthistory.org)


STEM Resources

National Inventors Hall of Fame Activities designed for at-home exploration across a range of ages and grade levels; this guide incorporates innovating learning from 30 years of PK-12 STEM programming. https://www.invent.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/2020_STEMActivityGuide_Final.pdf


Coding and Computer Science Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation in underrepresented groups. https://studio.code.org/courses


ESOL

Practice English as much as you can! Access websites and apps collected in this doc. At Home Resources for English Learners

WHPS COVID-19 website information

The WHPS website is updated regularly with information on information related to all aspects of our district's response to COVID-19.

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Daily Routines

WHPS encourages families to help students establish daily routines during this time. Routines are helpful to provide continuity, support students in achieving their goals, and offer structure as we transition to a new way of operating.


Support

We appreciate that an extended school closing and the potential to move to an online learning platform is new to everyone: students, teachers, and families. More information will be forthcoming in the days ahead regarding how to request devices and get support from teachers and schools. If you have immediate questions, reach out through email to your principal.

Pupil Services Resources

Pupil Services Resources

Additional resources from the Pupil Services Department are linked below.

Community Resources

Community Food Programs and Resources

A description of programs and resources are linked below.