HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Educating modern thinkers who create, care, solve and discover.
Engaging all students in learning experiences that inspire lifelong learning and empower each for their future.
Honor every learner as a unique person and adapt to the needs of each
Inspire the love of learning in every student
Ensure that our schools are places of innovative teaching and active learning
Are proud of our past and committed to our future
Ensure that our schools are safe, kind, and welcoming so that we make every day a great day to be a Hamburg Bulldog
Strategic Plan Overview
Our continuous strategic planning process requires that we plan collaboratively, execute our initiatives thoughtfully, and continually assess the impact our actions have on our ability to assure that each student experiences learning designed to help them become modern thinkers who create, care, solve and discover. Our process guides us in our efforts to effectively integrate existing programs with new ones, blend the latest technology with best instructional practice, and incorporate our newly hired employees into our culture of excellence.
The purpose of our Strategic Plan is to clearly state our priorities so that we focus the necessary resources and energy on our Strategic Priorities. Our plan coordinates the efforts of each of our colleagues with one another and aligns them with our vision, mission, and core values.
For each of the past three school years, our Strategic Planning Committee, comprising 50 teachers, support staff, board members, parents, business leaders and administrators, participated in a wide range of interactive and facilitated activities. The outcome is a set of Strategic Priorities designed to assure modern learning experiences for all students, as well as ongoing, embedded, high quality professional learning, for staff. Other priorities include a focus on the ways in which we tell the “Hamburg Story”to stakeholders, as well as to those outside of our learning community. Finally, we have prioritized the physical setting to assure that it is safe, and promotes productive learning through collaboration, and the securing the financial capacity to make, and sustain, the progress we continue to make in the pursuit of all of our Strategic Priorities.
During these meetings, we:
Explored ways to more deeply embed our vision statement, mission statement and core values into the plan so that our actions are more likely to cause the modern learning that must take place in our schools more often
Engaged in dialogue about our Legacy 2020 Capital Project so that Priority Three can include the insights of our staff about our how our physical setting can better support modern learning experiences for all students
Identified the ways in which our mission and vision statements, as well as our core values, positively impact how our students learn.
Established a set of “look fors” so that we know exactly what modern learning looks like, sounds like and feels like for our students.