A Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
As observed during the Strategic Planning process in the winter of 2013, security was a major concern for the participating constituents. Therefore, I am very happy to report that security surveillance cameras are currently being installed at Willow Grove School, Hackettstown Middle School, and Hackettstown High School. Hatchery Hill School will have surveillance cameras installed the summer of 2015. In turn, we will have security personnel at the high school under the guidance and supervision of our Director of Security. Keeping our children/students safe is a top priority.
While our schools have seen improvement, so has our Central Office staff. We have two new shared services positions with Great Meadows Regional School district. These two positions are Facilities Supervisor, Mr. Marinelli and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Inskeep. In the area of Curriculum and Instruction, we will see complete vertical articulation, development of a common K-12 language, and assessments.
Just a reminder to parents who joined us last year and to new parents who would like to attend this year, we will continue to conduct district wide Principal Forums which allow for parent and staff input concerning the future of our schools. In addition, please join us for our College Fair Night, where parents and students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities on September 30th in our High School. I encourage all to attend!
Going forward, communication and parent involvement is crucial to your child’s academic success. We urge you to be active participants in your child’s educational journey and partner with our staff and faculty in the complete development of your child.
David C. Mango
Superintendent of Schools
Hackettstown School District
7:00 PM HS - Spring Choral Concert
6:00 PM HS - FFA Banquet
6:00 PM HS - Top Ten Banquet