Horseheads Middle School operates within the framework and fundamental characteristics of our Raider Way, THINK, and Growth Mindset programs. We also believe in the FISH Philosophy, which includes the four simple principles of Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, Be There, and Play.
The Raider Way program guides students as they develop into trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair and caring citizens. In addition to the Raider Way, we also ask students to THINK before interacting with peers and staff. THINK requires students to ask themselves if their written and spoken communication is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind. Working within the framework of the Raider Way and THINK, we are committed to providing an excellent education for all students within a nurturing environment. The educational demands on our students continue to increase as we prepare them for careers and college. Through rigorous and relevant instruction, we provide the learning opportunities necessary for success in middle school, high school and life beyond graduation.
We encourage all students to develop a Growth Mindset. By having a Growth Mindset, students can develop the grit necessary to persevere through challenging tasks and view failure as an opportunity for learning.
Student success increases when schools and families work together. Therefore, please contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions as we work together to provide valuable learning opportunities for our students.
The Horseheads Central School District offers educational programs without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, or disability. Inquiries regarding this policy may be made to Caitlin DeFilippo, Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; Anthony Gill, Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; or Kim Williams, Section 504 Coordinator, Horseheads Central School District, One Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845, (607) 739-5601. Learn more ...