The Respect Retreat is a performance conducted in coordination with an organization called Youth Frontiers. Youth Frontiers sends several trained staff members to lead our ninth grade through a full day of activities meant to build unity, build character, and encourage students to have the courage to treat each other with respect.
HHS has been running a Respect Retreat for over 15 years now. The challenge and opportunity is to create a positive culture for our students at HHS. The Respect Retreat is run during homecoming week, early in the school year. The idea is that it is a day for students to experience what school would be like if everyone was respected, and to challenge them to respect themselves and others.
Hermantown Community Schools is a public school district, serving early childhood through grade 12 students along with adults through community education. The district’s mission is to positively influence the future of all learners through engaging and challenging educational experiences. In the Hermantown School District we have about 2100 students. The number of students in each building varies slightly. The Elementary School is home to 800 k-4 students. The Middle school serves about 600 students and the High School building is close to 700.