A Message from the Principal:
Welcome ‘18-’19 School Year
I am absolutely excited for the new school year to begin! It has been a wonderful summer balanced between great experiences with family & friends and much needed time in the building at HA. Having a year behind me now, with so many more familiar faces, I love the comfort that brings in continuing to grow as a school community. Like anything, we face our challenges, struggles and obstacles, but as long as we identify them and keep working together to overcome them, we will continue to rise together.
One of the things I want to emphasize is the importance of a shared experience at Hampden Academy. Our students, staff, parents and community play such vital roles in building a culture that is inclusive and supportive for all people. Owning that, EVERY DAY, is something we need to continually focus on. We are an amazing mix of different skills, abilities, interests, strengths and challenges. That is to be embraced and celebrated as we work through all the things that come at us in the course of a school year. This happens with an open mind and listening ear, thoughtful communication and an optimistic view. We all have the opportunity to improve someone else’s day, so make the choice to be positive, encouraging and supportive. This will help us build a culture that is second to none!
As our thoughts turn back to the daily schedules, homework, extra-curricular activities and school events, I hope that you have a chance to enjoy all that Hampden Academy has to offer. Our clubs and activities list is very diverse and these folks are always looking to grow their groups; try something out and if it’s not your thing, try something else. Your involvement in school activities is directly tied to your engagement and success at HA. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be open minded and build your support groups in these groups and in the classroom. We have a phenomenal faculty of people ready and willing to be a positive part of your 4 years of high school.
Thank you all for your continued involvement and support. I look forward to what this school year will bring and the potential that is in each and every one of you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Email is the easiest way to get at me: firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you want to follow us on Facebook you can find us here www.facebook.com/HABroncos/ or look me up on Twitter @CWTracy00.
William “Bill” Tracy