A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Hackettstown Community Members,
Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Our district will continue forward with its commitment of its success of all students, preparing for an array of positive educational experiences for this coming year.
As our summer season comes to an end, our school district looks forward to opening our doors for your children, families, and members of our community. The summer is always a time for catching up with family and glancing ahead to the future. Central Office, along with the Board of Education and district administration, have been working towards the completion of current and future projects throughout the summer season.
Following our commencement ceremonies, the district embarked on the completion of several construction enhancement projects. Willow Grove School received a new roof while Hatchery Hill School had a complete electrical upgrade and conversion of space for classroom and program modification. In addition, the district security initiatives moved forward with the vestibule installation at both Willow Grove and Hatchery Hill schools. This will further assist building security as it is also one of the final elements to the district’s strategic plan.
In addition to facility upgrades, the district has created new two year district goals per building. This coming year, you will be informed at Back to School Night and updated at Principal Forums as to what these goals are and progress made at achieving these goals. As always, we look to partner with parents in sharing information. Please check the district and school websites for the times and locations for our informative and personal Principal Forums.
Lastly, beginning at our October public Board of Education meeting, the district will observe the first ever Student of The Month ceremonies. Throughout the summer months, inter-district administrators are developing criteria for this achievement and honor. Students at the highest grade level per building will have the opportunity to be recognized at our monthly Board of Education meetings. We are excited for this process to commence! I do look forward to partnering with all constituents of our school communities in achieving district goals while embarking on our upcoming journey which will be the 2016-2017 school year.
David C. Mango
David C. Mango
Superintendent of Schools
Great Meadows Regional and Hackettstown School Districts