“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

Superintendent
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