Social Skills Topics:
Assertive / Passive / Aggressive Communication
Understanding Individual Needs
Discussing Appropriate Topics
September 7: First Day of School / Early Dismissal
September 11: Back to School Student Assembly
September 22: Student Assembly >Seeing Eye Dog Student Presentation
September 25: School Closed > Yom Kippur
September 27: Student Council Elections
September 28: Spirit Day: Harry Potter
September 29: Early Dismissal > Staff Inservice
The staff of Hampton Academy strive to provide an educational and clinical program that effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our students, their families and the community. To achieve this, we promote standards of Service Excellence in order that students take pride in our school, districts prefer our program for their students, and our employees are proud to be a part of the organization.
The July Service Excellence Award was presented to Mrs. Susan Chilkotowsky-Kain and the August Service Excellence Award was awarded to Mr. Anthony Camacho in recognition of the quality service they provide to our staff, students and visitors. Hampton Academy is proud to have Mrs. Chilkotosky-Kain and Mr. Camacho as part of the Hampton family, as they truly embody the spirit of Service Excellence. Congratulations, and much gratitude to both of you!
Hampton Academy recently celebrated their Annual Holiday Party. Heatheur and her team provided a delicious lunch, and several staff were recognized with Service Excellence Awards. Many thanks to all those who worked to put this celebration together. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday season!! ❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
On Friday, November 18th, the Burlington County Office of Education and Burlington County Special Education Directors attended their monthly meeting at Hampton Academy. The agenda included an overview of the Academy’s Academic offerings, intensive clinical and transitional services, specialized Behavioral Management Plans and a commitment to social/emotional growth for all students. All guests were given a tour of the new facility highlighting enhancements in the planning stages for the future of Hampton Academy. Many thanks to those who attended the event!
On September 28th, Hampton Academy Staff launched a Professional Development Series for the 2022-2023 School Year on Culturally Responsive Practices. The trainings will provide staff with instructional strategies on ways to create a learning environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all of the students we serve.
On June 17th, the culmination of weeks of planning by Hampton Academy Staff resulted in a day filled with presentations and activities paying tribute to the true meaning of Juneteenth. The day was highlighted by Academy Teacher, Valerie F’s reading of her published book, The Patchwork Quilt.
Hampton Academy recently held its first Graduation Ceremony in their new school. The Academy Teachers and Staff are so proud of this year’s graduates and all of their accomplishments! We wish them much success as they move on to further their education or continue employment from jobs obtained with the assistance of the Academy’s Career and Academic Planning Center. Congratulations, Graduates!
This week Hampton Academy paid tribute to their dedicated educators in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week. The week was filled with planned activities highlighted by a visit from Mr. Softee. A good time was had by all. Hampton Academy is honored to have the services of these exceptional educators, who work tirelessly to mold our youth into happy, healthy, and productive adults. Thank you, teachers!
In an effort to encourage our students to embrace the positive effects and enjoyment of reading, Hampton Academy has strategically placed a Neighborhood Library Box in the student arrival/departure area. We hope our students and community will take advantage of this opportunity to enrich their knowledge and sharpen their reading skills!
On February 24th Academy Staff and Students attended a school-wide assembly planned by Teacher V. Flournoy and Paraprofessional B. Riley. Students listened attentively to presenter Mr. Guy Weston. Mr. Weston provided an insightful look into one of New Jerseys greatest historical treasures: Timbuctoo.
The staff are settled in and welcomed students back to school in the new location in Lumberton.
“For the past 12 months we have been working hard to transform 56 Chestnut Street into our new school for the 2021-2022 academic year. On September 8th, our students arrived and all the preparation has paid off in creating a fantastic learning environment. It is going to be an awesome year at the new Hampton Academy,” says Paul W. Houser, Executive Director.
Regina Irwin, Assistant Director, adds, “Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at our new location in Lumberton! While our school may have changed, we will still provide the same high quality instruction, counseling, and creative activities that have always been the foundation of Hampton Academy. I am so excited for all of the new opportunities available to our students as we enter into a new and better year! Go Bulldogs!!”
Hampton Academy held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on October 20th to celebrate our move into the new school. We were so happy to see staff and administration from area school districts as well as parents of our students come and tour the new building. We are proud to be in this new space and have big plans to enhance the quality programming we have to offer our students. Thank you to all who attended!
Our Academy Staff began moving into their new school and setting up classrooms and office spaces. They started off the day with breakfast and then got to work getting ready for the new school year! More updates to come when classes begin!
We are hard at work moving into the new space and setting up our classrooms to receive students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Check back for updates on our progress!
We recently celebrated National Special Education Week and National Teacher Appreciation Week here at Hampton Academy. During this week we paid tribute to all staff who provide teachable moments, support, and fun for Academy students. We even had a visit from Mr. Softee as part of the festivities! We are so appreciative of the outstanding educators we have here at Hampton Academy! Thank you for all that you do!
Student Council members got involved with celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by surprising the staff with refreshments and snacks to honor and recognize their hard work, dedication and lasting contributions they ALL make to the students each day. The decorated “Sunshine Cart” was rolled around to each classroom and office. When arriving at each door, the students expressed their gratitude by saying “On behalf of all the Hampton Academy students, we would like to give a big thank you to all the staff for your hard work! Please take a drink and a snack or two off our sunshine cart!” A big thank you to our students for this kind gesture of gratitude!
On Friday, March 19th the Students and Staff at Hampton Academy participated in Team Shirt Day. This fun activity coincided with The Academy’s Social Skill of the Week: TEAMWORK. During the week, Social Workers conducted lessons with their students that highlighted the importance of working together as a team.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Hampton Academy would like to pay tribute to a highly accomplished staff member who has achieved success beyond the classroom. Ms. Valerie F., Academy Teacher, is a talented writer who has had several books published. Her publications are making a positive impact on the lives of her readers. The Hampton Academy students are fortunate to have accomplished Women like Ms. Valerie guide them through their educational journey!
February 26th was Tie Dye Day at Hampton Academy. Staff and Students had the opportunity to wear their favorite Tie Dye clothing/mask for the day. To prepare for the activity, Student Council Staff worked in collaboration with the Academy Art Therapy Teacher and Classroom Paraprofessional to incorporate time in each student’s academic schedule to make their own Tie Dye Mask. By the end of last week, all students had a homemade tie-dyed mask. Tie Dye Day provided Staff and Students with an opportunity to have a little fun and show off their Tie Dye Apparel!
This week, Hampton Academy marked the 100th day of school by reflecting upon and celebrating major milestones in our students’ academic achievement, especially with the challenges occurring during a pandemic!
Our Student Council announced that the 100th Day would be a “Dress for Success” theme. This theme created multiple discussions school wide inviting the kids to talk about what success means to them. Success comes in many forms and students need to express it in their own way.
When entering the building on Tuesday, February 16th, our kids were invited to “Walk the Red Carpet” while staff in the halls cheered them on and congratulated them on their achievements.
Many thanks to our Hampton Academy Student Council, facilitated by Ms. Meghan (pictured), in coordinating this event!
We celebrated the Holidays with our Annual Luncheon and Dedicated Service Awards. Staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch that could be packed to go for safe distancing. Many staff won gift baskets and we also honored those who have been with Hampton for five+ years. We even have one who has worked with us for over 30 years! Thank you to all of our dedicated staff and a special thank you to Hampton Behavioral Health Center’s Heatheur and her dietary staff who put together the delicious spread!
Hampton Academy provides individualized, trauma-focused care and education children and adolescents ages 6 and older. Our educational program is designed for students who suffer from anxiety, school avoidance, poor social skills, mood disorders and other socio-emotional concerns that interrupt their ability to fully function in a traditional academic setting. See what Hampton Academy can do for you and your family, call us today at 609-267-2757.