March 24, 2014
Spring is a perfect time to renew our New Year’s resolutions, reflect upon the choices we have made this school year, and prepare for a successful second half of the school year. I have had the distinct pleasure of not only meeting many of our students this school year, I have listened to their concerns and collected their ideas. After speaking with these students, it is clear to me that our future is bright; our students are intelligent, articulate and care very deeply about their mark on Black Horse Pike Regional School District. Beyond our walls and community, our students are leaving our doors ready to impact an expanding global economy and prepared to accomplish goals in a 21st century workplace paradigm.
This school year, I have worked with our Board of Education, school administrators and supervisors, and our teaching and support staff to bring about a positive school culture. While I am certainly not ignorant of the fact that changing a culture takes quite a bit of time, we are planning, reflecting on past practices, and laying the foundational work to perform extraordinarily. I believe we have the capacity to excel beyond our previous performance levels relative to student outcomes and we are preparing our teachers, support staff, administrators, and supervisors with the knowledge, skills, support, and feedback in order to accomplish that expectation.
We have placed great energy into the following this school year:
1. Providing a forum for students to have a voice in the decisions that impact their education.
2. Reducing our environmental impact to reflect the eco-conscientious stewardship that is expected of our students, community, and global partners.
3. Improving the educational environment, which includes expanding opportunities for students to experience an enriched curricula.
I have posted two presentations that detail our focus and outline some of our accomplishments this school year. Please take the time to review those presentations and do not hesitate to call or email me to discuss anything posted within them.
If you are interested in supporting the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, we are seeking sponsors for our Challenge Day Event next school year. We are attempting to raise enough funds to provide our students with breakfast and Challenge Day shirts following the program in early October. If you are interested in donating, please visit the main page of our District website: www.bhprsd.org. Thank you.
Yours in education,
Brian Repici, Ed.D.