Dear Hammond High School Parents and Students:
As the new principal of Hammond High School I am presented with numerous challenges, from culture and climate to instructional goals and outcomes and discipline. At Hammond High School we are educating the entire student, preparing them for college, careers and the world of work. In preparing our students for a work-ready environment, it is important to instill in them the importance of professionalism and professional dress. The HHS staff has collaborated to identify a uniform within the current School City of Hammond’s policy that represents our students as professionals. This transformation of a traditional school culture to a professional school culture requires consistent and clear expectations. This school year the HHS staff is sending a strong message of unity, consistency and pride.
It is the vision of the Hammond High staff to cultivate and embody a sense of pride, purpose, and professionalism for students in order for them to be proud of who they are and what they represent.
I realize that uniforms don’t appear to be that huge to some, but they represent an identity, a culture, a sense of self, and a way to create a more effective learning community. Therefore, we are identifying Hammond High students for the 14-15 school year with the following professional uniform:
Thank you in advance for your support!
Hammond High Principal