It is with great excitement that I compose this welcoming letter for the 2016-2017 school year. Your child’s experience in the Wharton Borough Public School District will provide him or her opportunities for positive academic and social experiences within a carefully constructed, safe learning environment. It is paramount that your child’s education incorporates all stake holders, including student, staff and home. Combined with collaborative efforts of both school and home, the district will provide your child the most successful learning environment, allowing each child to reach their fullest potential.
A major initiative of the district has been to improve the education provided the students with improvements in our technological capabilities, programs and devices. With that, I am proud to announce that the district can now provide technological devices at a “one-to-one” device to student ratio. Through efficient and cost-effective planning, the schools will now have a Chromebook available to each student.
Additionally, the district has undertaken projects to maintain and enhance the facility as well as benefit the students. In addition to annual cleaning and painting that occurs, the district is also making improvements to the “Big Toy” area to improve drainage and make it available to a wider range of students. The second facility enhancement is the installation of air conditioning in the All Purpose Room.
Each year, the Board of Education works to establish goals for the district. These goals are devised to create an environment that fosters student improvement and provides the avenue for them to reach their fullest potential. This year’s goals include:
Raising student achievement levels by improving results at critical grade levels, sub-groups and content areas.
Increasing parent and community involvement in the schools.
Improve the school district’s culture and climate, to include safety and discipline.
I, along with the other administrators, am very proud of this summer’s accomplishments and look forward to joining you in the partnership and challenges involved in creating and providing your child learning opportunities tailored to bring success.
Please do not hesitate to share your ideas and concerns with me. I look forward to a successful year, one in which to be proud.Christopher J. HerdmanSuperintendent