Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year at Hanshaw Middle School. My name is Derek Pendley and I am beginning my first year as Principal of Hanshaw. I look forward to meeting new families as well as welcoming back those who are already a part of the wonderful Hanshaw community.
At Hanshaw, we believe ALL students can learn in a safe environment, designed to ensure future success in a highly connected world. We expect all members of the Hanshaw School community to treat each other with dignity and respect. Students will attend school, be prepared, and ready to learn. ALL community members will collaborate as a team to create and sustain this academic learning environment at Hanshaw. We will celebrate the academic and social growth of our Hanshaw community.
At Hanshaw, we recognize the importance of educating as a team. We value the caring, ongoing collaborative relationship that exists between Hanshaw and the community. Our students benefit tremendously by the involvement of all. We welcome you and invite you to please join in our many activities. Hanshaw encourages parents to play an active role in the school community which includes being a part of our many Parent Groups. Together we can and will make a difference for all our students.
I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-1794. I am honored to serve as your principal.