Mrs. Hasse's Welcome
AHOY! Welcome to Hamilton-Parsons 43rd year of education: “Sea Us Lead”!
Hamilton-Parsons Elementary has a long withstanding of educational excellence, pride, and tradition. You will find that Ham-Par is an amazing place within the Romeo community!
We believe that learning at Hamilton-Parsons is a shared responsibility where as future leaders students are comfortable and safe to learn at their fullest potential. Our mission defines our purpose: to create learners, leaders and bulldogs forever! Our vision exemplifies our hopes for all of our students: to empower students by teaching life-long habits so that they are prepared to succeed today, tomorrow, and always! We take pride in all that we achieve here at HP!
We want to develop the potential within every child that walks through our doors. We are prepared and accept the challenge to help create an incredible foundation for your child(ren). I look forward to our continued success at Ham-Par as we are partners in the process.
In the end, I want to leave you with some advice from the sea which sums up our learning for the year: as we want students to come out of their “shells” so they are very “shore” of their choices and actions. In order to do that, be sure to avoid “pier” pressure so use the 7 habits as your guide. We hope you take time to “coast” at some point this year and take a moment to enjoy all the great times and moments….there will be plenty! And last but certainly not least, “make waves” as your playing small never served the world. Go out and make this year “turtle-y awesome”!
As a team, we look forward to synergizing as we embark on a “fin-tastic” 2018-2019 school year! #gobulldogs
With Ham-Par pride,
Mrs. Andrea Hasse
We are proud to say we are the first Romeo school and the 120th Leader in Me school out of 400 schools in Michigan and growing! For those of you that are unfamiliar, the Leader in Me incorporates a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer; it improves the performance of all areas of our school. We have seen increased academic performance, fewer behavior problems and higher engagement of students in the classroom and throughout the building over the course of three years. We integrate the seven habits of leadership into our day, school activities, and operations at HP. It empowers our students to make positive, effective, and responsible choices as Bulldogs. These habits are:
Habit #1: Be proactive - take responsibility and initiative
Habit #2: Begin with the end in mind- plan and set goals
Habit #3: Put first things first- set priorities and practice discipline
Habit #4: Think win-win - consider others and seek alternatives to conflict
Habit #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood - listen to others, learn from their views
Habit #6: Synergize - value others’ strengths and team with others to solve problems
Habit #7: Sharpen the saw - taking care of one’s self, learning, and finding meaning outside of school
For more information:
Visit The Leader in Me official website.
Visit A.B. Combs Elementary School’s website to learn about why Leader in Me was created.
Visit Beaumont Elementary School’s website to learn about how the program is implemented at other schools (Michigan’s 1st LIM school located in Waterford).
Visit Sean Covey’s website for 7 Habit games and activities for kids.
Get to know your Principal!
Mrs. Andrea Hasse, Ed.S.
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Alma College (minors: Psychology & French)
- Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, Saginaw Valley State University
- Education Specialists in Educational Leadership, University of Michigan.
- I have an awesome husband (Tadd) and an amazing, miraculous son (Grant)!
- Both consider HP their home away from home too!
Favorite Storybook Character
- Ramona Quimby
Favorite Sports Teams
- Michigan Football! GO BLUE! Hail!
- Shopping, Traveling, Reading!
Personal Mission Statement
- “All it takes is a mustard seed of faith!”