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Phone: 765-455-8085

Email:thughes@kokomo.k12.in.us

Mr. Tom Hughes

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! My name is Tom Hughes and I am ecstatic to have been named Principal of Maple Crest STEM Middle School and the Career School at Maple Crest. After spending last year as the Assistant Principal here, I am focused on making a smooth transition into the Principal role for this year.

Maple Crest was recently named one of 4 middle schools across the state of Indiana to gain state accreditation as a STEM school by meeting the stringent guidelines set forth by the Indiana Department of Education. This amazing accomplishment is a testament to the devotion of the staff at Maple Crest and the incredible support we have from all of our community partners.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Students will experience problem-based learning in all classes. Maple Crest STEM Middle School's mission statement is: At Maple Crest STEM Middle School we empower all students and staff to apply higher-level learning skills gained through problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration in an ever-changing global community. Through the recent passage of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, STEM education has been thrust into the limelight with President Obama placing an emphasis on funding STEM initiatives across the nation.

Maple Crest STEM Middle School is a 1:1 computing school. This means that every student is assigned a computing device while at school. Each child will be responsible for the computing device. It is the expectation that all computing devices are turned in without damage. Insurance is available at a cost of $33 which can help to ease the tension associated with possible damages to the laptops.

I believe in STEM education and have confidence that your child will gain the necessary knowledge and life skills while attending Kokomo School Corporation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

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