The mission of the Red Hook Central School District shall be to develop in its students the knowledge, intellectual integrity, and social consciousness to prepare them to accept the obligations and opportunities found in a complex society. The District seeks to provide a challenging educational environment that fosters and rewards the values of respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, and community service in all its members.
Thank You Message from Superintendent
Dear Community Members:
As the school year draws to a close, I want to thank all community members for partnering with us this year. Effective collaboration is essential in order to realize our mission (see above).
Our school district continues to be recognized regionally, statewide and nationally for the quality of our teaching and learning environment. Red Hook is a special place and I thank all community members for helping to keep it that way this past school year.
Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer season.
Paul Finch, Superintendent
Community Foundation of the
Hudson Valley Education Grant Winner
Congratulations to Stacie
Smith from LAMS for receiving $1,780.00 to include technology in her CAFÉ
(Community, Art, Food, Education) project. Students will use digital
technology (iPads) to research cultures and regions to create an authentic
menu, apply for restaurant positions and market their restaurant. The
CAFÉ will be a culminating event of the Home and Careers program and be
attended by community members. This technology experience will help
our students establish an understanding of the importance of technology in the
Congratulations to the RHHS Students for Film Awards
On May 6, the students from the Intro to Broadcast TV Class at Red Hook High School showed their film “Canted Love” as part of a film fest in New York City. The students' film won
both the “Best Graphics" and “Best Use of Cinematic Technique” awards. The film was
also nominated for "Best Camera Work" and "Best
Effects." There were 30 films submitted from high school throughout New York
State. Congratulations, students and teacher Mr. Fitzmaurice!
Model United Nations Club Shines
in the Model United Nations club participated in the Cornell Model UN
Conference on April 17-18 Red Hook received the Outstanding
Small Delegation Award, an honor given to only one delegation at the
conference. In addition, Templeton Kay won Best Delegate in his committee, Evan
Torrisi received an Honorable Mention Award and both Isabel Vazquez and Shane
Digan received verbal commendations. Congratulations to all. We are
very proud of you!
Kudos - NAMM Foundation Recognition!
Congratulations to our students and teachers! Red Hook has been named a "Best Community for Music Education" by the NAMM Foundation for the second year in a row! Just 388 school districts were so recognized in 2015, out of about 13,900 public school districts in the United States.
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