Hadley New HorizonsWelcome to the Hadley New Horizons page. System-wide improvement efforts are underway at Hadley Junior High, and it's important for the success of the work that all D41 parents understand our purpose, are kept abreast of our progress and know where to get their questions answered. If you have a question or would like to offer your perspectives Contact HNH We will make every effort to ensure that you receive an answer within a day or two.
—Chris Dransoff, Principal of Hadley Junior High
Important HNH News & documents
Recap: HNH Town Hall Meeting April 29 at Hadley
Hadley Choice Book (3/12/09)
Overview of draft HNH recommendation (1/09)
HNH presentation to the BOE (1/12/09)
Hadley now and in the future
Process/timeline of HNH work
Hadley New Horizons Study Bibliography
Hadley New Horizons Issues
Issue 1 -work to date, the Study Groups
Issue 2 -Next year may be a transition, timeline of work
Issue 3 -middle level learners, Band and Orchestra, changes
Issue 4 -Summer progress, brief history, scheduling
HNH Recommendations -12/3/08
Issue 5 - Action on HNH, BOE, continued study, costs
Issue 7 - Town Hall, Middle-Level Needs, next steps
Hadley Mission Statement
The purpose of Hadley Junior High School is to prepare our students intellectually and emotionally for their high school years and the future by providing a safe and supportive learning environment that meets the unique needs of our adolescent learners, while developing respectful relationships among students, staff, families and community.
Hadley Belief Statements
We believe and understand middle level learners display wide ranges of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development, and as a middle level school, we respond by providing developmentally-appropriate learning opportunities, strategies, and activities.
We believe and understand middle level learners need healthy relationships with peers, staff, family, and community as they strive for independence, and as a middle level school, we respond by creating a welcoming and encouraging learning environment, which enhances and broadens meaningful student/adult interactions.
We believe and understand middle level learners need opportunities that are academically challenging and personally meaningful and relevant, and as a middle level school, we respond by providing a standards-based curriculum with flexibility in our instructional approaches and our organization of the school and the school day.
We believe and understand middle level learners need to explore individual interests, and as a middle level school, we respond by encouraging and supporting students in embracing change, taking academic risks, pursuing new skills, assuming new roles, and expressing creativity.
The Steering Committee was established to help unify the work and guide communication around it. Many other teachers, staff members and parents are involved in Hadley New Horizons.