• From the Superintendent

     

    Welcome back everyone. We are excited to start the 2022-2023 school year, in person, with face to face instruction.

    In order to re-engage our students, Hinsdale has completed a very successful “Summer Academy” which ran for six weeks (July 5th – August 12th) and focused on the following: Grade preK – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), ELA and Math; Grade 1 – STEM; Grade 2 – STEM, ELA and Math; Grade 3 and 4 – Planning and Design; Grade 5 – Project Based Learning; Grade 6 – Project Based Learning; Grades 5-9 – Ecology Exploration; Grades 7-12 – Tastes of the World; Grades 9-12 – Portraiture/Photography; Grades 9-12 – Physical Education/Health; Grades 10-12- Introduction to Business and Tourism; RTI (Response to Intervention – Grades preK-4; Library – Grades preK-4; Speech – Grades preK-4 and Occupational Therapy – Grades preK-4.

    In addition, to increase interest in sports and teach the students foundational skills, Hinsdale ran a successful “Sports Engagement Camp” for one hour after Summer Academy. This featured softball, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and a general physical education class.

    We have also been busy hiring teachers to support and increase the capacity of Hinsdale CSD. Please welcome the new teachers and review changes as follows:

    New Teachers

    • Counselors
      • Elementary Counselor – Cheryl Weaver
        • Cheryl has 3 years of experience and has earned her bachelors and Master’s degree from SUNY Binghamton and St. Bonaventure respectively. Cheryl will help support the social, emotional needs of the elementary students.
      • Secondary Guidance Counselor – Michael Ackerman
        • Michael has recently retired from Cuba-Rushford and is on a part-time status with Hinsdale. He is a wealth of information. Michael’s main goals will be to stabilize Hinsdale and be a mentor for our eventual permanent Secondary Counselor. Michael has earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees from West Chester University and St. Bonaventure, respectively.
    • Special Education
      • Middle School – Lynn White
        • Lynn has 14 years overall experience, having earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gannon University and SUNY Geneseo, respectively. Lynn’s main focus will be supporting the needs of our students in the middle school grades.
    • Academics
      • Grade 6 Teacher – LaDonna Freundschuh
        • LaDonna has 2 years of experience and has earned her Associates and Bachelors degrees from Jamestown Community College and St. Bonaventure University, respectively. LaDonna’s main focus will be to  support and deliver instruction to our Grade 6 students.
      • Secondary Reading Teacher – Rebecca Long
        • Rebecca has 2 years of overall experience as a Long-Term Substitute and has earned her Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees from JCC, St. Bonaventure and Capella University, respectively. Rebecca’s main focus will be to deliver supportive literacy/reading instruction to our secondary students.
      • Secondary ELA Teacher – Johanna Florez
        • Johanna has 1 year of experience and has earned her Bachelors degree from Houghton college. In addition, Johanna has completed her student teaching at Hinsdale CSD. Johanna’s main focus will be to support and deliver instruction to our secondary ELA students.
      • Secondary Earth Science Teacher – Bridget Henshaw
        • Bridget has 16 years of experience and has earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Mansfield University. Bridget’s main focus will be to support and deliver Earth Science instruction to our secondary students.
      • Secondary Social Studies Teacher – Lee Filbert
        • Lee has 6 years of experience and has earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from SUNY Fredonia and St. Bonaventure University. Lee’s main focus will be to support and deliver Social Studies instruction to our secondary students.
    • Other
      • Position of Long-Term Substitute – Charli Wiley
        • Charli has completed her student teaching at Hinsdale and has earned her Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees from JCC, St. Bonaventure and Southern New Hampshire University respectively. Charli’s main focus will be a daily substitute and support the continuity of overall instruction at Hinsdale.

    Changes

    • Pre-K – We will have 1 class this year due to low numbers. Megan Fee and Tonya Moran will continue to be the teacher and teacher aide.
    • Grade K – We will have 3 classes this year due to higher than usual numbers. Tricia DeCapua, Amber Phillips, and Karie Van Deusen will be the teachers.
    • Kristina Cashimere will transition to supporting and delivering instruction to our Grade 6 students. Rebecca Long will replace her former position as Secondary Reading/Literacy Teacher for our secondary students.

     

     

    Strategic Plan – We have worked very hard to create a Revised Strategic Plan, which will help guide us as a school and community through future years. To view the plan in its entirety, please go to our school website at  www.hinsdalebobcats.org  and look under District Resources.

    As always, thank you for your continued support! We look forward to having your children as our students this fall!

  • Vision Statement: Hinsdale CSD will be a premier rural school district where all students excel. 

    Mission Statement: Our Hinsdale CSD community engages, educates, and prepares all students for the future to succeed in a competitive world. 

    Core Beliefs: We are….

    Balanced                                Perseverant

    Optimistic                               Respectful

    Benevolent                              Inspired

    Creative                                  Dedicated

    Academic                                Enthusiastic

    Trustworthy

    • A lifelong learner is balanced in academic, extra-curricular activities, family and community.
    • An optimistic school community looks forward to its successful future.
    • Benevolence strengthens the sense of community.
    • Creativity is welcomed and encouraged.
    • Academics are fundamental for success.
    • Trustworthy individuals hold the key to respect.
    • Perseverance leads to success.
    • A respectful school environment is imperative for everyone’s learning.
    • Inspired learners of all ages are engaged.
    • Dedicated stakeholders create/inspire motivation.
    • Being enthusiastic is inspiring and contagious. 

     

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