Mission Statement

"Hartford Central School, a community of educators, students, parents, and friends,

dedicates itself to developing citizens who are productive and compassionate, and who,

through their creativity and responsibility, will be assets to the greater community."

Hartford Central School District

P.O. Box 79

4704 State Route 149

Hartford, NY 12838


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Hartford Central School District FFA Members Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 3, 2016


HARTFORD, NY ––   Hartford Central School District FFA Members were recognized at the Annual Awards Banquet held Thursday, June 3, 2016, in the school’s cafetorium. Over 75 students, parents, and community supporters were in attendance.


Students were recognized for their accomplishments, and scholarships totaling $600 were presented to deserving seniors. Greenhand & Chapter degree recipients were recognized as well, as the members of the Parliamentary Procedure Team that competed at the State Level. 


 A Star member was chosen for each grade level and included the following: Star Greenhand was awarded to Lauren Wicks, Star Sophomore was awarded to Abbi Robbins, Star Junior was awarded to Danielle Aubrey and Star Senior was awarded to Brianna Getty.


‚ÄčThe following scholarships were presented to Graduating Seniors: 


Phyllis Bush Memorial Scholarship to Ethan Tyler


Hartford FFA Leadership Scholarships to Gary Burch III, Brianna Getty & Ethan Tyler




Hartford Central School District Receives Gift of “Buddy Bench” from the Jessen Family

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


HARTFORD, NY –– The Hartford Central School District received the gift of a “Buddy Bench” from the Jessen family, including board of education member, Mr. Phil Jessen and wife, Mrs. Marion Jessen.

The bench is located on the school’s elementary playground. Mr. Jessen, explained the purpose of a “Buddy Bench” to the elementary students at the ribbon cutting. He had students act out skits with various examples of why a student might be sitting on the bench. A Buddy Bench is a place where students can sit when they are feeling lonely, left-out, or not enjoying a playground activity. When other students on the playground see a student on the bench, they are encouraged to invite the them to join their activity or just keep them company.



Hartford Central School District 5th and 6th Grade Teams are 2016 Battle of the Books Champions

Over 350 students from 47 teams competed in the 5th Annual Battle of the Books on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Skidmore College's Palamountain Hall.

Three teams represented Hartford Central School District in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels. The 5th and 6th grade teams took first place and were the only district to claim two victories. The 5th grade team won in dramatic fashion as they headed into sudden death in a three-way tie with Harrison Elementary School/South Glens Falls (placed 2nd) and Warrensburg Central School (placed 3rd). “The team did great under pressure and really pulled together to fight for the win. We are very proud of our three teams in how they prepared and conducted themselves in the competition,” said Monica Pollack, School Library and Media Specialist.  

4th Grade Team Members

Mia Amato

Kira Booska

Nate Fiske

Kassaundra McNall

Isabelle Reynolds

5th Grade Team Members

Sophia Anderson

Jade Booska

Mason Forbes

Kaylin Holcomb

Soleia Lamoureux

6th Grade Team Members

Emmaline Barker

Luke LaRose

Gabby McFarren

Ethan Parker

Emma Wade


How the Competition is Conducted:

Students in grades 3-6 prepare for the Battle of the Books for many months by reading five fiction and five non-fiction books. The teams, which consist of 10 or fewer students each, have tested themselves on every kind of detail imaginable, from the plot to the dedication. During the competition, they will have 20 seconds to answer a recall question, responding in the form of author and title. There are 32 questions per round. 

Each grade level competition is set up in a bracket system, and a first, second, and third place team is determined in the end. Each of the winning teams is awarded a trophy and a banner to bring back to their schools that can be displayed until the following year.