Principal Jennifer Whiteside
Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School Family,
With the start of my seventh year at MPH, it continues to be a pleasure to serve the students, staff, and community of our Rim Family. Our dedicated and superior staff seek to work with our parents and community to place the instructional excellence and safety of our students first.
I welcome all students, parents, and families to Mary Putnam Henck. We serve grades 6 through 8 as we prepare all students for what lies ahead in high school, college, career, and beyond! We are working diligently to improve student achievement by incorporating CCSS, enhancing curriculum to differentiate learning, increasing the use of 21st-century technologies in the classroom to support our 21st-century learners, in a supportive and engaging environment supported by our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team. We continue to welcome our students, parents/guardians, families, staff, and community members to provide feedback on how we can best serve our student population.
It is our goal at MPH to facilitate the education of our students through elevated expectations, as well as multiple and diverse methods of student engagement in the curriculum. We believe education should be rigorous and beneficial to the preparation of students' future collegiate and career pursuits. Finally, we believe the connection to students' experiences, culture, and interests through a caring environment encourages student achievement. These tenets of education are most successfully supported via the collaboration of best practices by invested members in a solutions-based model. Together we will continue to further the processes that incite advancement: valuing what we have, assessing where we are, and striving to identify needs and areas for advancement.
Our efforts to provide a rigorous and relevant academic program will surely assist our students as expectations rise and shift. We have added Honors Math and English classes to all grade levels and now provide AVID, Leadership, and Music electives to all grade levels. We continuously seek opportunities to grow our academic offerings as well as beautify our campus. During the 2020-2021 school year, campus facilities received updates with paint, resurfacing, and other added resources, like additional hydration stations and security surveillance.
Middle school is also a time of great personal change in a young person's life when our students experience physical, emotional, and social changes. Support in these critical years is essential. Thus, we have continued efforts to teach and model PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) schoolwide and provide resources through our guidance office and Care Solace to support our students' social-emotional learning.
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We invite our students, parents, and community to journey with us and contact our MPH office at 909-336-0360, with any questions, insight, or further assistance desired. With honor, integrity, and genuine concern for all, we will make it a great school year!