Strategic Planning

Mission Statement

A student-inspired, community-based center of educational excellence, is to ensure that each student has a passion for learning and defines and achieves individual success in a dynamic, competitive global society through a system distinguished by:

  • Highly motivated active learners who continuously assess their progress and feel joy in their accomplishments;
  • Faculty and staff dedicated to the success of all students;
  • Rigorous curricula and innovative approaches to instruction that honor the uniqueness in each student;
  • Collaboration among school, home, and community to create a stimulating learning environment.


  • Each person deserves the opportunity to define and achieve his or her success.
  • Each person has dignity and is entitled to be treated with respect.
  • Each person can manage change effectively.
  • Understanding requires effective communication.
  • The family is the primary influence in a person’s development.
  • Personal success depends upon high self-esteem.
  • Diversity is an asset.
  • Strong relationships are based upon trust.
  • Balance is essential to a healthful life.
  • Passion is the heart of that which is extraordinary.
  • All people and all communities are vitally connected to the larger world.
  • All people are responsible for their own actions.
  • Each person has the capacity to make the world better.
  • Appreciation of each person’s uniqueness strengthens the individual and the community.
  • Greater expectations lead to greater performance.
  • The pursuit of excellence is being our best.


  • All students will graduate with a Regents Diploma, and all eligible students will earn an advanced designation.
  • Each student continually discovers and pursues his/her own passion(s).
  • All students confidently meet anychallenge without compromising personal integrity.


  • We will not compromise excellence
  • We will not engage in anything that distracts from our primary and secondary instructional programs.
  • We will make optimal use of technology throughout the district.
  • We will always expect the best of everyone.
  • We will honor the dignity of each person
  • We will practice sound management principles and adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards.


  • We will provide an array of support services to ensure student sucess.
  • We will offer a variety of curricula and instructional approaches to inspire students’ passions and motivate them to excel.
  • We will create an environment that inspires the very best in everyone.
  • We will ensure that every staff member is excellent.
  • We will provide the optimal facilities necessary to accomplish our mission and objectives.
  • We will ensure optimal communication within the district and between the district and the community.
  • We will ensure collaboration among school, home, and community that stimulates student learning.

Strategic Planning Team

Dr. Bill Cook – The Cambridge Group, Facilitator
Peter Beardsley
Jeanetta Bryant
Marcia Daley-Savo
Cristy Frank
Andy Galotti
Michael Gordon
Jill Jones
Rich Leprine
Sy Lynch
Sarah Martabano
Joe McGrath
Donna Pappalardo
Karen Benedict
Jasper Engel
Boo Fumagalli
Karen Ginsbern
Ron Granberg
Laura Kaplan
Bob Lichtenfeld
Elsie Maduras
Judy McBride
Barbara Milone
Katie Roche
Warren Schloat
Barbara Semenetz

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