In preparation for a decennial visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Hull High School has updated its mission statement in an effort to better reflect the school’s values.
The new statement is as follows: “Hull High School is committed to academic equity, personal responsibility, and the development of lifelong learners within a safe and supportive environment.”
For the past 10 years, the mission statement, repeated every day during school-wide announcements, has declared Hull High School to be committed to academic excellence, personal responsibility, and the development of lifelong learners within a global community.
The change in wording, HHS Principal Nicole Nosek said, brings the statement “into the current day.” The school wanted to demonstrate its commitment to equity and a safe environment for students.
“A lot of things have changed in the last 10 years,” she noted.
The change comes in preparation for the10-year accreditation visit next spring by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. To prepare, everything in the school is updated, starting with the mission statement. The school’s core values and “Vision of the Graduate” will also be revamped.
Nosek is looking forward to involving students in the process.
HHS staff decided on the new statement in a series of discussions; small teacher groups met to brainstorm ideas, then collaborated as a whole during a faculty meeting.
On a separate note, a community survey on the best use of Hull’s schools has been publicly released. Residents are welcome to complete the survey and provide feedback on options for optimal use of the school buildings. A link to the survey can be found at: https://www.hullpublicschools.org/district/news/hull-public-schools-best-educational-use-school-facilities-survey.
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