Reaching families in the community and bringing them fully into the educational life of the children studying in the Huntington School District is one of the goals of a new initiative that includes the hiring of two neighborhood aides.
Classes are back in session in the Huntington School District’s eight individual buildings. The opening bell rang early Wednesday morning as principals welcomed more than 4,500 students for the 2017/18 school year. Classrooms were buzzing all day as teachers reviewed their policies and procedures and taught their first lessons.
The Huntington School District is maintaining a steadfast focus on its mission, as teachers and students kicked off the 2017/18 school year in fine fashion. The official mission statement was adopted more than two decades ago during Superintendent Richard B. Stock’s tenure, but school officials say it remains just as relevant today as it was then.
The new school year is inching ever closer in Huntington. More than 4,500 students are expected to flood into eight buildings on Wednesday, September 6 after a typically hectic summer for the district.
The new school year will see the Huntington School District continuing to offer students and parents an interactive calendar filled with important event listings. There’s even a mobile app for the calendar.
“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 Huntington School District’s technology infrastructure and equipment is maintained by a team of technicians. The district-wide computer network along with thousands of individual desktops, laptops, iPads, printers, scanners, SMART Boards, projectors and the hardware and software that drives each of the pieces has been installed and tested by this skilled group of professionals.
Huntington prides itself on providing teachers and students will cutting edge technology that enhances classroom instruction. The district’s commitment has led to annual improvements in all eight school buildings
The district complements its own staff of technicians with outside contractors and consultants as needed to keep its extensive system of equipment operating effectively to benefit faculty members and students on every grade level.