Arrowood Discusses First Day Of School

By: Dr. Derek Arrowood

As the first day of school approaches, it brings with it anticipation and excitement with the thought of the endless possibilities and opportunities for growth and development. We look forward to engaging student minds and cultivating each student’s unique gifts to find the spark that will propel their learning and take them in the direction of their dreams.

I am incredibly grateful for our outstanding teachers and staff as they ready for the new school year. They bring their knowledge, skills, and gifts that ignite our students’ imagination and creativity in a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment. I continue to be in awe of the way in which we collaboratively bring our best each day for student success. We are focused on the need to develop healthy and engaged learners, work to build academic and interpersonal skills, and improve learning outcomes and achievement while helping each student find a love of learning.

Our newest HHSC Monthly Update #92 has just been released! Highlights include an amazing Husky that swims long distances in cold water, introducing the Hamilton Heights Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023, getting up close and personal with award winning teachers, All-Americans, and our fantastic Transportation Team. You can view it all here.

Effective July 1, families in Indiana will no longer have to pay for textbooks, workbooks, software, and devices like MacBooks and iPads if they are used instead of textbooks for a single student (i.e., no rental fees this year!). This change is the result of the passage of the State’s budget bill in April. The new legislation and $160 million allocation within the State’s budget shifts the way funds are generated to help support the purchase of K-12 student curricular materials (traditional textbook rental charges) statewide.

Our 2023-23 All Sports Passes for Hamilton Heights Middle and High School sporting events are available. Get yours here today!

As a reminder, our fabulous Marching Huskies will make their debut after a more than 60-year hiatus at the 76th Annual State Fair Band Day in Indianapolis this Friday, August 4 at 3:09 p.m. Plan to be there to show your support and enjoy their show, entitled the “Elements of Feng Shui.”

I invite you to get involved and stay connected to all things Hamilton Heights now and throughout the school year at and by following us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Our students are the reason we come to work every day. They inspire and motivate us as much as we enjoy inspiring and motivating them. I’m looking forward to seeing our students and staff back on campus on Tuesday, August 8 for the first day of what I expect to be another incredible year! #WeAreHuskies

– Dr. Derek Arrowood is the Superintendent of the Hamilton Heights School Corporation.