• all students can and have the right to learn;
  • providing a safe and positive learning environment is a foremost expectation;
  • setting of higher expectations better prepares students to function successfully;
  • creating a climate that allows learning from failure and encourages risk taking;
  • and modeling by adults will foster the dignity and respect expected from students.
Mission Statement

The Dike-New Hartford School District provides:

-Quality educational opportunities to encourage every student to reach their individual potential and to become productive citizens and life-long learners; and

-Quality educational and recreational facilities for the benefit of all members of the district.

  • Positive Attitude
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Ethics
  • Integrity
  • Respectfulness
  • Self-Discipline
Vision Statement

Dike-New Hartford is a district in which all students are challenged and supported in reaching their full potential because the district provides: a curriculum which makes individualized challenging opportunities available for all, a staff of lifelong learners who continuously improve their skills, a safe environment with a foundation of full community support and a climate of commitment to continual improvement.

-The district has a full slate of curricular and extracurricular opportunities which are available to all and prepare all students for a productive future.

-Excellent support systems are in place to assure that each child has what it takes to meet their full potential.

-Teachers at all levels of the system continually expand their knowledge to assure that high district standards are met.

-Students develop strong relationships with staff and community, which ensure their security.

  1. Collaborative Worker
  • participates as a team member
  • governs self by group rules and values
  • demonstrates effective interpersonal skills
  • effectively uses conflict management skills
  • supports group decisions
  1. Effective Communicator
  • speaks clearly and communicates message
  • adapts message to various audiences
  • receives, attends to interprets and responds accurately to nonverbal communication
  • communicates thoughts, ideas, information and messages in writing
  • interprets written information
  1. Quality Producer
  • sets priorities and achievable goals
  • meets or exceeds expectations
  • manages time
  • monitors and assesses progress
  • assumes responsibility for actions
  1. Critical Thinker
  • makes intelligent decisions
  • willing to learn from success and failures
  • seeks full understanding
  • develops solutions based on sound evidence
  1. Problem Solver
  • identifies parameters of the problem
  • gathers information from appropriate sources
  • generates a variety of options
  • applies strategies to make decisions
  • reflects on decisions
  1. Knowledgeable Person
  • reads, writes, performs arithmetic and mathematical operations
  • able and willing to learn
  • uses a variety of technologies
  • acquires and uses information
  1. Contributing Citizen
  • predict consequences of global events to their own lives
  • identifies life-long methods to preserve our natural resources
  • supports community efforts
  • provides leadership
  • works well with people from diverse backgrounds