During the Spring of 2007, the Curriculum Council had its first brainstorming session. This initial group, comprised of teachers, administrators, parents and other community members, talked about ways the community could become more involved in the school district. Of all of the projects that emerged from those initial conversations, the most important was hosting a Community Connections Event.
That was accomplished on January 8, 2009. Approximately 30 people came to the Middle School and talked about the "perfect" Hampton graduate and ways the community could help shape the students in attaining the attributes the participants felt were important.
We want Hampton graduates to:
- Have a global perspective
- Have a technical skill set to compete in a global economy
- Know that it's OK to make mistakes and learn from them
- Have the ability to step out of their comfort zone and try new things
- Be able to discern "real" information from "myths"
- Be creative and innovative
- Know how to manage personal finances
- Possess good communication skills
- Have a friendly demeanor
- Demonstrate initiative and assume responsibility
- Have respect for themselves and others
- Be ambitious
- And think big.
This is just a sample of the information collected from the Community Connections Event. We can all agree that these attributes would be admirable in our graduates.
The participants in the event and the Curriculum Council have formed a new group, called Community Connect. During our most recent meeting the group identified six subcommittees.
We hope that you will join Community Connect and identify a committee that best suits your interests. Please email your interest to Laurie Heinricher, Curriculum Director.