The Hampton School Board and the staff of Hampton Academy

cordially invite you to the dedication

and Open House of

Hampton Academy

29 Academy Avenue

 Hampton, New Hampshire

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 am


To View A Tribute to our Retired Centre School Nurse, Beth Maloney
Click HERE

New Staff 2019 

Hampton School District announces Opening of School Year 2019-20


Hampton, NH (August 8, 2019) – The Hampton School District will open its doors to a new school year on Tuesday, August 27th.  Approximately 1,100 students are expected to attend schools on the opening day. Students will have an opportunity to visit their schools before the official opening:  Centre School will hold their annual open house on Friday, August 23rd from 9:00 – 11:00am; On Monday, August 26th Marston School’s ice cream social will follow at 2:00pm; that afternoon Hampton Academy will host an orientation/open house at 3:00pm. Students and families are invited to come by and visit their classrooms and meet their teachers and staff.


The district has put the finishing touches on all projects in the school buildings. A number of small projects have been completed across the district including updating of sinks and countertops as well as painting in classrooms. The Hampton Academy’s construction and renovation project is ready for students in Grades 6 through 8.  It is expected that the district will host an Open House on October 5th.  Details will be announced in September.


The district welcomes these twelve (12) new educators and staff this year.

At Centre School…

Abigail Galvin               Kindergarten Teacher

Samantha Lyford          Grade Two (2) Teacher

        Amy Pietras         School Nurse

At Marston School…

Lauren Flynn                Special Education Case Manager

Jennifer Follansbee       Grade Three (3) Teacher

 At Hampton Academy…

Hilary Andross             Language Arts Grade Six (6) Teacher

Kevin Burke                 Special Education Case Manager

Christina Coffill            World Language Teacher

Bonnie Heath              Special Education Case Manager

Jennifer McClelland      Math Interventionist


Carrie Costello             Pupil Services Counselor

Cheryl Solari                Data Management Clerk


A three-day orientation will be held for all teachers new to the district on August 19, 20, and 21. On August 22nd, all teachers will be reporting for three days of professional development training and workshops as well as preparations for welcoming their students to the classrooms.

 Building Administrators will be sending messages home via email and “School Messenger” providing

information specific to each school. In addition, on August 10th, the bus routes will posted at each building and on the district website. There are a few changes to the routes this year as the district consolidated some routes. Families should check on bus numbers, routes and schedules to avoid any confusion. Questions regarding bussing should be directed to First Student Bus Company at 964-2322.

The school district looks forward to a productive school year. A number of new initiatives are underway to support teaching and learning. All students in grades three through eight will be issued a Google Chromebook again this year for use in their classes. The use of technology is an integral part of the daily studies in all three schools. There has been an increase to the resources available to students in Art, Music, and Library Science as the district has finalized and updated those curricula. During the school year staff continue to work in the area of Social and Emotional Learning.

Students will continue to be offered a menu of after school options in order to provide additional instructional support as well as enrichment. Information regarding these programs will be sent home with the students via the district’s School Messenger system.  The district has made a concerted effort to reduce paper and employ technology as a means to communicate with families.  The district will also use “Virtual Backpack” located on the schools’ websites to post all of the notices for students and families. Parents are reminded that students need a physical before playing on any of the middle school athletic teams. One physical satisfies the three years at Hampton Academy.

The cost of a hot lunch has increased slightly from $2.90 to $3.00 per meal. Breakfast will remain stable at $1.50 and milk at $0.40.  Any questions regarding the food services program should be directed to Mary Borg, Food Services Director at 926-9826.  Parents are encouraged to file an application for free or reduced cost meals should their financial security be at risk.

Families are encouraged to check out local cable Channel 13 and the school district website at for additional information regarding the 2019-20 school opening.  Parents are urged to contact their individual school should they have questions regarding their child’s enrollment.  If resident families have not enrolled their child in the Hampton schools, it is important to call the school and register the child as soon as possible. This will ensure that the school is prepared to provide all of the supports necessary as students transition into the district.  As part of the registration process, please remember to bring your child’s birth certificate, medical information, and proof of residency.


About the Hampton School District:

The Hampton School District of Hampton, NH is the single district of School Administrative Unit 90 and provides public education services to students of that community from preschool/kindergarten to grade 8.  District enrollment is approximately 1,100.  The district maintains three buildings: Centre School for preschool to grade 2, Marston School for grades 3 to 5, and Hampton Academy for grades 6 to 8.  The five-member Hampton School Board governs the district at regular monthly meetings.



Kathleen Murphy, Superintendent

Ph 603.926.4560


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