In the Hampton Township School District, our Mission Statement is a living document that guides our annual goal setting and action planning. We firmly believe that this strategic document shapes everything we do.
We believe an exemplary educational experience shapes the future for all of our students. Educating the students in the Hampton Township School District is a great responsibility – one that our faculty, staff, and Leadership Team take very seriously.
As educators, we have the opportunity to impact the future for our students in a manner that is unique to our profession. It is a special responsibility to provide our students with the skills and the knowledge to successfully navigate in our ever-changing world. Our modern world expects certain intelligent dispositions, in addition to superior academic skills. Our students need to be able to think critically, collaborate, problem solve and be excellent communicators. They have to be able to compete successfully both locally and globally. Therefore, we are obligated to teach our students how to be innovative problem solvers, and to possesses world-class academic skills, which makes our Tradition of Excellence more important than ever.
At Hampton, we are committed to discovering novel methods to engage students, particularly younger students, in ways that are interesting and motivating. We believe that learning initiatives such as maker spaces – along with project-based learning activities – can play a positive role in teaching and learning. We are excited to begin incorporating these STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Math) strategies into our classrooms. We believe that our students should be engaged in challenging and motivating learning activities that promote deeper learning. The District is engaged in high-level professional development with our faculty and principals to support the delivery of these transformative teaching and learning experiences.
Finally, please know that one of our key goals this year is to promote a teaching and learning environment which fosters dignity and respect. We understand the importance of creating positive relationships between and among students and faculty District-wide. Part of being an effective collaborator in the “real” world requires respectful behavior and positive communication.
These are just some of the exciting plans we have planned for the 2016-2017 School Year.
We are confident that Hampton Township School District is a place where these goals and initiatives can be accomplished because of the positive partnership among parents, faculty, students, administrators and the community at large.
Thank you for being a part of the Tradition of Excellence!
Dr. Michael Loughead
Superintendent of Schools