Mohawk Trail/Hawlemont Regional School Districts

Heath Elementary School

Heath Elementary School

Heath Elementary School.


Dear Students and Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you into the 2016-2016 school year! This year the Heath Elementary School will be celebrating it’s 20th school year and I am excited to begin my first year as the Heath Elementary School Principal. The town of Heath is where I grew up. The pastures, forests and rivers, along with its community hold a special place in my heart. I am very excited and honored to be able to be a part of the community in a new capacity in my role as principal.

When the Heath Elementary School was built in 1995 and opened its doors in 1996 to students, I remember the sense of pride within the town of Heath. I remember how excited everyone was to have such an amazing school grounds with an amazing school building and to have a vibrant faculty. Twenty years later and the Heath community continues to support and value the school with same level of care as it did when school first opened.

Over the years Heath Elementary School has matured into the wonderful school it is today. A school where teachers and students engage in learning together. It is my commitment and the commitment of our staff to provide the best education we can to each and everyone of our students. This commitment has been true for many years at the Heath School and it is one that I am honored to continue.

For the 2015-2016 school year our staff has worked to write a statement about who we are as a school, what we do and how we do it. The following statement was the culmination of staff work and hopefully gives you a sense of our school:

Nestled in the hills on the eastern slopes of the Berkshires, the Heath Elementary School collaborates with the greater Heath community, families, nature, and each other to offer students a hands-on learning experience with both a local and global perspective. We strive to empower students to reach their full potential and to inspire a love of learning within them. We encourage students to pursue their own individual passions while exposing them to the interconnected nature of the world and developing a sense of responsibility to themselves and the community. Our dedicated staff is creative, hard working, and committed to educating the whole child. At the Heath School we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. Our faculty works as a team to implement cross-curricular instruction that meets students’ individual needs and emphasizes student engagement and learning together.

If you have any questions about our school or wish arrange a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email.

Jesse Porter-Henry

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