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Staff were in the Halloween spirit this week! - 10/31/22

Professional Development Series

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.

November Activities

 

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES:

Social Skills Topics:

  • Personal and physical boundaries
  • Teamwork
  • Getting along with others
  • Manners
  • Taking Turns

November 1: New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority( HESAA) visit for Seniors
November 2: Early Dismissal – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Staff Training
November 3: Lumberton Fire Department Visit – Grades 2-8
November 9: Early Dismissal – PTSD Staff Training
November 9: Spirit Day – Denim Day
November 10 & 11 – School Closed – NJEA Convention
November 14: First Marking Period ends
November 16: International Education Week Assembly
November 18: Hampton Academy hosts the Burlington County Child Study Team Director Meeting
November 18: Early Dismissal – Staff Compassion Fatigue Activity & Handle With Care Training
November 23: First Marking Period Student Recognition Ceremony
November 23: Early Dismissal – Thanksgiving Break
November 24 & 25: School Closed

Service Excellence Award October, 2022
Hampton Academy staff strive to provide an educational and clinical program that effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our students, their families, and the community. We promote standards of Service Excellence so 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 October Service Excellence Award has been awarded to Ms. Valerie Flournoy in recognition of the quality service she provides to our staff, students and visitors. Hampton Academy is proud to have Ms. Flournoy as part of the Hampton family, as she truly embodies the spirit of Service Excellence. Congratulations and thank you!

 

Juneteenth Event

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.

Academy Teacher, Valerie F’s reading her published book, The Patchwork Quilt

Hampton Academy Graduation Ceremony

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!

School stage set up for graduation ceremony

Celebration balloons displaying the year 2022

National Teacher Appreciation Week

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!

Neighborhood Library Box

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!

Hampton Academy Proudly Celebrates Black History Month

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 school year is in full swing at Hampton Academy!

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. Howser, 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!!”

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. Howser, 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!!”

June Activities:

Social Skills Topics:

High School / Middle School:

  • Assertive/ Passive / Aggressive Communication
  • Understanding Individual Needs
  • Discussing Appropriate Topics

Elementary School:

  • Taking Turns
  • Negotiating and Compromising
  • Taking Turns
  • Sharing
  • Positive Communication

June Activities:

9: HS Prom
13: Early Dismissal
13: Picnic Day
14: Early Dismissal
4: Senior Luncheon
15: Early Dismissal
15: 8th Grade Promotion
16: Early Dismissal
16: Senior Commencement at 11:30
17: Early Dismissal
17: Juneteenth Celebration
17: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

July Activities:

11-29: Summer Program

September Activities:

8: First Day of School
8 – 9: Early Dismissal
23: Spirit Day: Wear Your Red, White, & Blue
23: Student Assembly – Grades 5-12 “Mind Your Mind”
28: Early Dismissal

Hampton Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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

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!

Hampton Academy is moving to a new location in nearby Lumberton!

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!

National Special Education Week

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!

Teacher Appreciation Week

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!

Team Shirt Day

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.

Honoring Women's History Month

Ms. Valerie holding up a book

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!

Tie Dye Day at Hampton Academy

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!

Hampton Academy Celebrates 100th Day of School

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!

Annual Luncheon and Dedicated Service Awards

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!

Service Excellence

Service Excellence Award May 2022

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 May Service Excellence Award has been awarded to Mr. John Ford in recognition of the quality service he provides to our staff, students and visitors. Hampton Academy is proud to have Mr. Ford as part of the Hampton family, as he truly embodies the spirit of Service Excellence. Congratulations and thank you, Mr. Ford!

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