School District’s Mission Remains Constant

Huntington school officials remain committeed to the district's mission. (Darin Reed photo.)

September 22, 2016

The Huntington School District continues to pursue its mission with gusto, as teachers and students kicked off the new school year with a palpable degree of energy and enthusiasm. The official mission statement was adopted nearly three decades ago during tenure of Superintendent Richard B. Stock’s, but it remains a timeless document, school officials said.

The statement, which was developed by a committee consisting of a cross-section of the community, is reproduced each year on the inside cover of the school district calendar and guide, which is mailed to all residents. It summarizes in one long sentence, the district’s educational philosophy.

Princeton-bound Katie Reilly spoke
at last June's commencement. (Darin Reed photo.)

The mission statement reads: “Recognizing the strengths of our district’s traditions, its history of community support, the diversity of our population and our commitment to educational excellence, the mission of the Huntington Union Free School District is to educate students by effectively teaching an enriched body of knowledge through the active participation of all students, building upon their unique talents and abilities to produce creative, self-assured, responsible citizens who are capable of critical thought and action.”

The mission was reviewed with about three dozen new faculty members during orientation activities for the teachers in August.

“We are anticipating an exciting and productive year,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said.