Message from the Superintendent
The Northampton Area School District continues to make positive strides in all areas because of a supportive Board of Education, great staff, hardworking students, and a community that is committed to providing a quality education. The District will continue to follow our mission of Learning from the Past, Listening to the Present, and Leading our Future.
During the past few years, the District academic scores have increased, educational opportunities for our students were added, facilities have been improved, access to technology has been enhanced, and our community has been educated on the various societal issues facing our nation.
I have been extremely impressed with our one to one digital learning device program, Project PRIDE, in grades 6-12. Our staff and students have embraced this initiative, which has allowed students to focus on project based learning and higher level thinking skills. We will continue to expand this program at the secondary level and incorporate this initiative into our elementary schools.
The District will be exploring and implementing the latest approved safety procedures in all District buildings. The District Wide Safety Committee and Building Level Safety Teams will work with our local authorities to provide the safest environment for our students and staff.
In addition to safety, the District will be reviewing grading assessment guidelines and building master schedules, graduation requirements, and standard based report cards. We will complete the Special Education Audit required by the state, begin construction on the new Lehigh Elementary School, develop Community Outreach Programs, and continue to add Pre- K programs by partnering with outside agencies.
I want to thank the Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation, PTAs, and Booster Clubs for all of their support last year as they have provided for so many years, and I am looking forward to our continued partnership with these organizations and our community during this coming school year.
Joseph S. Kovalchik
Superintendent of Schools