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Dear HTS Community:

Welcome back to school!  Our students are returning to what we believe is the best PreK-8 school district in the state.  HTS students open the school year participating in fall sports (soccer and field hockey) as well as clubs such as the Technology Student Association, Yearbook, Literary Magazine and Digital Moments.  Led by our dedicated staff members, these sports and clubs offer all of our students the opportunity to receive a well-rounded, challenging and complete education.

On the most recent (2012) State Standardized NJASK test, our students performed very well with the HTS Class of 2012 leading the way!  Our most recent graduates scored very highly in Language Arts (97.7% proficient or advanced proficient), Math (93.3% proficient or advanced proficient) and Science (93.3% proficient or advanced proficient).

New this year is our Digital Learning Initiative.  Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization, the Digital Learning Initiative is a revolutionary idea in the field of education and furthers the learning anywhere, anytime paradigm.  All of our teachers (grades K-8) and students in grades 5-8 will receive an iPad 3 (pre-loaded with sundry apps) courtesy of the PTO.  Moreover, all of our classrooms will now be equipped with an Apple TV and teachers will be able to use both of these devices as a teaching tool in their respective classrooms.  This forward-thinking approach places HTS on the cutting-edge of instructional practices.  We are most proud of the fact that this grant of over $100,000.00 was awarded by our PTO and uses no district (public) funds.

Returning on Fridays this school year are our Open House Tours.  Offered to Harding Township families currently in private schools, these tours are led by school administrators and will be held on the following days: October 5, November 2, December 7 and January 11.  Tours will be held any time between 8:00-10:00a.m., or by appointment.  Guests will be able to meet with administrators, visit classrooms, tour our campus and ask pertinent questions regarding their children’s placement at HTS.  We hope to see you.

Sincerely,

Alex Anemone

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