“Striving for (21st Century) excellence, one student at a time …”
Dear Millersburg Community:
As I embark on my third year as superintendent of our District, I have taken time to reflect upon the transformational changes the District has undertaken during my tenure. This is by no means a comprehensive list; truthfully, it is not a list at all. I highlight the following changes to celebrate our accomplishments as they have contributed to improving the daily learning environment of our students - our future:
- Implementation of Full-Day Kindergarten to provide a rich educational foundation for our youngest students
- Implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) focused on teaching specific reading strategies to students K-3.
- Improvements to the physical plant (secure vestibules at all buildings) as well as technology infrastructure enhancements (secondary campus) that support a 1:1 learning environment
- Installation of new lockers throughout the secondary campus improves the safety of the facility and drastically improves the aesthetics of the facility - our facilities need to reflect our pride in ownership
- Installation of new bleachers in the Manning Gymnasium (fall 2017) through an approved Educational Access Grant awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Transformation of the auxiliary gymnasium through Make A Wish - a space intended for high school students to maintain a healthy mind and body
Our District remains steadfast in its mission to "develop our students to be responsible citizens who perform academically, think critically, and respond morally to a rapidly changing, highly competitive world." During the 2017-2018 school year, our transformational goals will continue to concentrate on 21st century learning (critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration) across all grade levels as well as a few specific areas of focus:
- Development of our District's Comprehensive Plan which will provide a roadmap for our future curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology and special education programming
- Development of Career Clusters/Pathways to provide students opportunities to deepen their learning in a profession of interest
- Development and implementation of a 1:1 technology plan utilizing chromebooks in grades 4-12
- Research and purchase a K-6 math curriculum aligned to PA Core Academic Standards and professionally develop teachers to implement the practices and content affiliated with the new curriculum
I ask you to support our Board of School Directors, administration and teachers as we continue to transform and grow the learning opportunities available to our students.
Mr. Thomas J. HauptSuperintendent