Initiatives and Programs

Technology Integration
The Hampstead School District provides robust technology services to its staff and students. Every student is enrolled into the Google Apps for Education suite and have access to cloud storage, word processing, and other digital tools. Each school is equipped with a Microsoft Window based computer lab and all students receive regular technology instruction by a certified technology integration specialist. All teachers are issued a laptop computer and have LCD projectors mounted in their classrooms. 

At the elementary level students have access to iPad tablets, Chromebooks, and Microsoft Windows devices. Devices are allocated to classrooms at a 1:3 ratio in grades K-2 and a 1:2 ratio in grades 
3 & 4. 

At the middle school level each student is issued a Chromebook to use throughout the day. Grades 6-8 have the ability to take their Chromebook home. In addition to the Google Apps for Education, students at the middle school are given an email account to communicate with teachers and students within the Hampstead district. Classroom sets of iPad tablets are also available for specialized projects. 


On Line Learning Blizzard Bag Days 
The Hampstead School District has successfully implemented Online Learning-Blizzard Bag Days for four years. On days when school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Superintendent may choose to declare the day an Online Learning-Blizzard Bag day. Students are expected to login to the school's website and complete activities that have been prepared in advance by their teachers. Teachers are available throughout the day to communicate with students and monitor student work. Successful completion of the day is gauged by 80% participation by both teachers and students. These days count as regular attendance days and eliminate the need to extend the school calendar at the end of the school year.







TEECH-Preschool 
T.E.E.C.H.
 is an acronym for Transdisciplinary Early Education Classroom in Hampstead. We are a regular education preschool program which includes children with a variety of special needs along with their typical peer models. Our preschool curriculum is based on the developmental needs of children ages three to five years.  The Self-Help, Social Development, Motor Skills, Early Literacy, and Early Math curriculum is based on the needs/development of the typical students.  Adaptations to our program/curriculum are made for the identified students, as appropriate.  We provide a curriculum that is designed to be developmentally appropriate so that each child can achieve success at his/her own level and progress at their own pace.  Our curriculum is aligned with the state guidelines, as well as the Hampstead Central School’s kindergarten curriculum, to help provide a smooth transition between programs.


Instructional Rounds
Instructional Rounds is a professional development activity 
developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Richard Elmore for teachers and administrators to diagnose areas of need within instructional practices. After identifying a problem of practice, a team of teachers and administrators spend a day observing a majority of the classrooms to gather information in support of the problem of practice. The team analyzes their data and then presents their findings and recommendations to the remainder of the staff. 









Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM)

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, or STEAM for short, is a combination of curricula areas that engaging students in hands-on learning activities to encourage creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and  communication to solve real-world problems. Teachers of all grade levels and in Unified Arts collaborate to plan lessons that address their specific content standards and include STEAM practices. We have worked with UNH’s 
Engineering department and SERESC to bring educational opportunities to our students and staff, in addition to local companies and parents at our annual STEAM Night to bring awareness of required skills and knowledge that an 
employer may be looking for.


HSD TV 6




Hampstead School District operates its own cable television station in conjunction with the Hampstead Cable Community Access channel. Channel 6 broadcasts videos of student events and bulletin board announcements. The middle school also has the ability to broadcast locally within the building.