Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School
The Mission of Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School is to be a thriving learning environment that educates, inspires, challenges and nurtures the minds and well-being of our diverse population of children Kindergarten through Grade 5; where all children achieve at their optimum academic level and develop positive citizenship and character. Silver Hill supports the growth of the Whole Child and the continuous improvement of the teachers in collaboration with the families of Silver Hill and the Haverhill community.
Our students wrote their own version: The mission of SHHMCS is to educate, inspire, challenge and nurture all students (US). Our thriving learning environment (classroom & school) helps us build and develop higher academic skills, positive citizenship and character traits.
Meeting regarding SHHMCS Current Operating Status
August 9, 2017
Dear Silver Hill Families, Staff, and Partners,
As part of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Charter School Closing Procedures, one Action Item includes, Immediately following the closure decision, the school’s Board of Trustees must schedule a public community meeting, in coordination with ESE, to be held within 10 calendar days of the closure decision and to which all school stakeholders–including parents, students, teachers, partners, etc., are invited, to provide clear information about the school’s current operating status.
The Board of Trustees has been contacted by Claire Smithney from the Department of Education Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign to set up this meeting. Ms. Smithney will be Silver Hill’s point person as we transition back to Haverhill Public Schools. She will be attending this public meeting to be held onMonday, August 14, 6:00 at Silver Hill. We welcome all stakeholders to attend the meeting to learn more about the closing procedures.
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School
SHHMCS Title 1 Summer School S’More Summertime Fun!
July 19, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break. It goes by so quickly! I know that you are anxious to learn more information regarding the transition plan for Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School. Attached is a letter that Superintendent Scully has sent in response to parents at Silver Hill. Superintendent Scully, Assistant Superintendent Fulgoni and I have met at length to discuss future plans for the students at Silver Hill. Superintendent Scully stated that he has no intentions of changing anything at Silver Hill.
Letter from Superintendent Scully to parents/guardians:
I am aware of your concerns and I hope you understand that Jared Fulgoni, the Assistant Superintendent, and I stand by our previous statements and comments regarding Silver Hill.
Children currently there will remain there through the 5th grade. The kindergarten program is in our budget and therefore no changes will be made and free kindergarten remains. The fiscal conditions in the subsequent years will determine how such programs are supported. Where seats are available we always give sibling preference in all of our schools. The current instructional program as in all of our schools, follows the state curriculum standards, thus there will be no changes there.
Thank you for raising your concerns to me.
James F. Scully
Superintendent of Schools
As the principal of Silver Hill, I want to assure you that you have our combined support and understanding that there will be no changes at Silver Hill. As always, I have the best interest of our students at heart and in any plans going forward. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions. I am looking forward to a positive school year!
Summer Reading Lists
Teacher and staff last day of school Ice Cream Truck treat!
Thank you for this special treat, we all enjoyed it!!
Fourth Grade Science Fair!
Due to extreme heat conditions it is unsafe to hold our 4th and 5th grade track meet today. Unfortunately the high school track is unavailable the remainder of the year and we will not be able to reschedule this meet.
WGBH News – IMHO: Charter School Crusade
Fourth Grade Authors’ Tea!
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