• “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. Haupt