Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year
Dear Community Members,
The Hackettstown Public School District is ready to embark on an always eventful, positive year!
Throughout the summer months, several district projects and up-dates have taken place such as: sidewalk replacement at Willow Grove, Hatchery Hill and the Middle School, tile abatement at both Willow Grove and Hatchery Hill Schools, refinishing of six hardwood floors at the Middle School, re-surfaced playground at Hatchery Hill School, and an improved Hackettstown Field House. In the near future, we will be looking to replace sections of our High School roof, implement new High School science labs, complete further beautification projects, etc.
Communication is always a top priority of our district. We have become “transparent” to our students/parents/guardians by utilizing our School Logic student information system. Our School Logic parental portal affords you the ability to attain weekly reports relative to your child’s performance. As parents, you are always welcome to join our school communities and discuss areas of concern regarding the progress of your child.
Academically, there is much to be proud of as a total district. Based on the Department of Education 2011-2012 state report, our very own Willow Grove School has been identified as a Reward School. This is the highest of accolades a school can receive. Hatchery Hill has continued success and provides students with extended school day programs. The Middle School functions within a team concept, using both a data driven and nurturing approach for students to excel, and feel confident in dealing with the transition to the High School.
At the High School, we have witnessed a steady increase to our HSPA achievement results, offer VHS classes to students, have a continued partnership with Centenary College and offer a variety of co and extra-curricular activities. In addition, we have been recently named the number one high school in Warren County as per the Star Ledger’s Inside Jersey ranking system.
Moving forward, as a school community we are looking towards another year of success. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a positive partnership between school and home. Moreover, research indicates that when students are involved in after school activities, regardless of age or grade level, they become more productive as a total student. As the leader of the Hackettstown Public School District, I encourage you to continue to be involved in the total development of your child and welcome you in ensuring another year of success for your children.
David C. Mango
David C. Mango
Superintendent of Schools