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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

I hope this letter finds you well. As we embark on another exciting school year at H.D. Berkey Elementary School, I want to take a moment to highlight our commitment to the core beliefs of the New Kensington-Arnold School District.

At H.D. Berkey, we firmly believe in fostering an environment built on the pillars of respect, integrity, and compassion. These core values form the foundation of our educational approach, shaping the character and conduct of our students.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are wholeheartedly committed to creating a positive learning environment where every student feels a sense of belonging and safety. We understand the profound impact that a nurturing atmosphere can have on the overall development of a child.

Throughout the academic year, we will continue to emphasize these core beliefs in our curriculum, extracurricular activities, and interactions within the school community. It is our collective responsibility to instill in our students the values of respect for themselves and others, integrity in their actions, and compassion for those around them.

As partners in your child's education, we encourage open communication and collaboration. Together, we can ensure that H.D. Berkey Elementary School remains a place where students thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your children. We look forward to a year of growth, learning, and positive experiences.


Mr. Brian Heidenreich


H.D. Berkey Elementary School