Strategic Plan 2020-2025
Dear WHRHS Learning Community members,
In 2015, the Watchung Hills Regional High School District engaged in our first Strategic Planning process, resulting in a plan focused on the following three overarching goals.
Create and expand programs and services that enhance the social and emotional wellness of all students within a compassionate learning community.
Build and strengthen support structures that engage students in developing their individual potential, enable students to experience success in high school, and empower students to plan and prepare well for post-secondary learning.
Integrate creative, innovative, and interdisciplinary learning throughout the district to empower and inspire students to succeed in a changing global community.
The actualization of these goals included new course offerings such as robotics, music production, modern genetics, cybersecurity, a new music technology lab, homework free breaks, flex time built into our schedule, and the planned upgrade to our Media Center during summer 2020 to expand and redesign the existing space, incorporating areas for collaboration, independent study, large group instruction, experiential learning, and enhanced use of technology, including video production and virtual reality.
The WHRHS Board of Education, administration, and faculty have seen first hand how the Strategic Planning process has enhanced the clarity, sense of purpose, and enthusiasm with which we approach our work to prepare our students for the challenges of today and the expectations of tomorrow. The WHRHS district is pleased to announce that we are embarking on the planning phase of our next Five Year Strategic Plan. We have retained the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), a firm that specializes in facilitating strategic planning and community engagement, to assist us in this process.
Your input is extremely valuable. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing details on open forums and will be soliciting your input regarding our strengths, areas of growth, and hopes for the future.
Thank you for all that you do for our students and for the Watchung Hills Regional High School community. I look forward to continuing to work together to make the Watchung Hills Regional High School District even better tomorrow than we are today!
Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D.