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Hackettstown Public Schools
Mission Statement
Building on tradition and success, the mission of the Hackettstown School District is to educate and inspire students through school, family, and community partnerships so that all become positive, contributing members of a global society, with a life-long commitment to learning.
It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.

Welcome to the 2015 - 2016 School Year!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
      With summer coming to a close, another exciting and new school year is approaching. Welcome back! I hope everyone used their summer not only for rest and relaxation, but also for some reflection. The summer is a great time to reflect upon ways to improve, attain old goals, and establish new goals. We, as an administrative unit, have been diligently working towards meeting our current goals, and even setting new goals toward the betterment of our school district.
      This summer, we completed two very in-depth projects within one of our academic facilities, specifically at Hatchery Hill. We completed the surveillance installment (and interrelated abatement project), which concludes our surveillance and security project throughout the district. We are happy to announce the close of the security and surveillance projects. As community members expressed safety and security concerns, the Board of Education, with a commitment to its community, residents, and students, efficiently moved towards addressing those concerns.
      Hackettstown Public Schools is moving in the direction of improvement, and we have set new goals for ourselves for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. At the high school and middle schools levels, we have increased Honors/AP courses. At Hackettstown High School, we are currently offering an AP Level course for Language Composition(grades 11 and 12), and at Hackettstown Middle School, we are currently offering Honor level Language Arts and Science classes. This offers our student body more options academically, especially students who plan on attending a college/university.
      During the Strategic Planning process in 2013, our community members expressed a concern in an area in need of improvement relative to our culturally diverse community. In recognizing an ever-changing global, multicultural society, the district is going into its second year of offering evening courses, such as GED(General Education Diploma or High School Equivalency), ESL(English as a Second Language), and other vocation services at Hackettstown High School offered by Essex Regional Services Commission.
      Today, one of the positive ways technology is used is for connecting with family, friends, and peers, they have lost touch with. It is important for Hackettstown residents/alumni to be able to communicate and be remembered. We have created an Alumni Association, a Military Wall of Honor, and a Friends of Hackettstown quick links on our district website, http://www.hackettsown.org. This is just another resource to stay as a closeknit community and be able to communicate using technology.
      Just a reminder to parents who have joined us in previous years and to new parents who would like to attend this year, the district will continue to conduct Principal Forums in the months of October, January, and April. These forums have proved fruitful in clearly communicating building level goals and implementation of district initiatives. As always, Central Office and the Board of Education remain committed to a high level of transparency, so I strongly urge you to attend these forums as another opportunity of interactive engagement with our district administration.
      As I have said before, communication and parental involvement is the most crucial aspect to your child’s success. We encourage you to be active participants in enhancing your child’s performance to their maximum potential.
David C. Mango
David C. Mango
Superintendent of Schools
Hackettstown School District

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