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Register your child for Kindergarten by calling the Central Office (402) 461-7500.
HMS and HHS will NOT be operating on an "opening schedule" when school starts in August 2014. These two buildings will be going full days right away and only K-5 will have an opening schedule with 1 p.m. dismissal the first week. The decision will be made on Thursday, August 21st as to whether the opening schedule for K-5 will be extended into the second week of school, so stay tuned.  Please also make note that the HMS start and end time is now 8:10-3:35. and HHS is 8:05-3:30. All elementary times have stayed the same, 8:10-3:20 p.m.

The Mission of the Hastings Public Schools 
 
Our fundamental purpose is to assure all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to be successful individuals and responsible citizens. 



The Vision of the Hastings Public Schools
 
As the cornerstone of educational excellence in our community, we will continuously and passionately strive to be high performing.  Our Learning Community will effectively meet the unique learning needs of each and every student. 

To attain our Mission we must:

  • maintain a clear and shared focus on student learning;
  • continuously implement, in all grades and subject areas, an articulated and effective curriculum that aligns with recognized standards and is supported by appropriate instructional and assessment practices;
  • set and maintain appropriately high expectations for students and for each other;
  • frequently and systematically monitor the learning of each student to appropriately respond to each student's learning needs and to improve our ability to be a high-performing learning community;
  • expect and provide for high levels of commitment, collaboration, and communication among students, parents, staff, and community members;
  • provide a safe and supportive environment for learning and teaching;
  • value diversity in ways that enrich student learning and our community;
  • implement professional development activities for staff that support their efforts to appropriately use the best practices of high-performing schools; and
  • provide effective leadership in each classroom, each building, and the District.

Adopted by the Hastings Public Schools Board of Education
July 19, 2010
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