Principal's Page

Principal James Szymczak
    • Welcome to Hampshire Middle School. I am very excited to be a part of the team at HMS to work with a highly motivated and caring staff that has demonstrated the desire to help students become the best version of themselves. Motivating, inspiring and teaching young people has always been at the core of my desire to be an educator. Our kids have access to far more information than many of us ever did in the 1970’s and 80’s. Gone are the days in which the focus of curriculum consisted of memorizing facts and research was completed using encyclopedias. Today’s student needs to be able to use multiple, dynamic resources to create works that further develop and showcase the skills necessary to function in a world that does not yet exist. This is an exciting time in education, one in which the potential for each individual student is limitless. Our goal is to prepare your children to have the skills and intrinsic motivation necessary to have a successful high school career and beyond.

      James Szymczak,