At the Red Hook High School, we believe all students should be
engaged in an academically challenging program. We maintain a successful AP and
IB program focused on accessibility for all students.
RHHS Seniors Named Scholar Athletes
Congratulations to Clea Schumer and Travis Kassner, RHHS Class of 2016, for being named Scholar Athletes! Pictured at the awards breakfast are RHHS Principal Roy Paisley; Varsity Track & Field, and Cross Country Coach Greg Rafferty; Travis Kassner; Clea Schumer; RHHS PE Teacher and Tennis Coach Barbara Murray; and RHCSD Director of Athletics Tom Cassata (l to r).
Clea has a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the RHHS Varsity Tennis Squad for four years, and plans to attend Harvard University and major in environmental science/sustainability and pre-med. Travis has a 96 GPA, was a member of the RHHS Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track teams, and plans to attend SUNY Geneseo and major in physics.
Alumni Survey to Launch in June
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As part of our ongoing commitment to our students, the District is launching an annual Alumni Survey. Beginning with the Class of 2016 graduates, we will be collecting data on our students’ perceptions of our learning community. We want to know whether they feel prepared for work, for life, and for higher levels of education. We want to know which aspects of our program had the most impact on them and which aspects had a lesser impact. We want to know if we missed anything our graduates feel was critical as they progressed from freshman to graduating seniors. The input we receive from our graduates will be analyzed and used to inform plans for future improvement.
In the fall of 2016, our Alumni Survey will be expanded to include the graduating classes of 2013 and 2011. Surveying the young adults in these cohorts will allow us to collect more nuanced information from students who have had several years of work and/or higher education experiences since they received their Red Hook High School diplomas.
In order to collect the desired feedback, the District will launch a Twitter Feed to make seniors aware of the survey. The feed is called “@TheRHHSSurvey,” and both the District (@rhcsd) and the Guidance Office (@redhookguidance) Twitter accounts will follow @TheRHHSSurvey. In addition, we will be posting information about the survey on the Guidance Office Facebook page, and working with the Senior Student Council to get the word out to improve our response rate.
The Alumni Survey of the Class of 2016 will be administered via SurveyMonkey, beginning in mid-June of this year. It is critical that students, themselves, respond to the questions so that we are measuring their first-hand experiences of the District. Parents are welcome to email their feedback to the District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Dear Parents & Guardians:
After an intensive search process, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Philip E. Campbell has been appointed as Red Hook High School’s next Principal. Mr. Campbell will begin on July 11, 2016. This start date will afford Mr. Campbell an opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Paisley on a seamless transition.
Mr. Campbell is no stranger to Red Hook. His family moved to Red Hook in 1986 and he graduated from our high school in 1990. Since that time, Mr. Campbell completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics), a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration and Supervision. He is currently completing a Doctoral Program in Instructional Leadership. Mr. Campbell taught mathematics for several years in the Arlington Central School District and in Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District (in Westchester) where he served as the Dean of Students during the 2005-2006 school year. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Campbell became a high school assistant principal with the Somers Central School District in Westchester. He is currently completing his tenth year in that position.
As part of the interview process, several members of our administrative team visited Somers and met with their administrators, staff, students, and parents. At these meetings, Mr. Campbell was described as “extremely engaged and visible”, “a great listener”, “very responsive”, “student-centered”, “a thoughtful educator and leader”, and a “genuine humanist”. I am confident that these qualities will serve our students, parents, and staff well. It is without hesitation that I welcome him back to the Red Hook Central School District and look forward to working with him in the high school leadership position.
As part of his transition plan, Mr. Campbell will create multiple opportunities to get to know him after he begins his duties on July 11. I encourage you to attend one of these events to welcome him to our teaching and learning community.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
What are the odds that five friends from Red Hook High School who graduated with IB diplomas in 2011 would go on to Northeastern University and repeat their group photo at the college's recent graduation? Pretty good as the photos below prove! Congratulations to you all!