Welcome to the George L. Hess Educational Complex!

Mission Statement


As we continue our tradition of excellence, the Hess School will nurture our students to be lifelong learners, have strength of character and the drive to achieve excellence in all of their pursuits as citizens in a diverse and changing world.


Hess School News


Join us for our Half a Million Minute Challenge

· Read all summer and record your minutes on your reading log.

· Hand the completed chart to your new homeroom teacher during the first week of school in September.

· Participants with 1000 minutes or more will attend a special “Rally on Wheels” and receive a prize.

· Get involved! Get rolling and READ, READ, READ this summer.

· If we meet out school goal of 500,000 minutes, Ms. Lamanteer and the Vice Principals will spend a day on wheels!

Click Here to Log Your Minutes!!


2014-15 Class Supply Lists

· Pre-K  

· 2nd Grade

· 3rd Grade

· 4th Grade

· 5th Grade






Camp Blue Star Day Camp for K-8 Students

 "Summer 2014"

visit the Camp Blue Star Website


HTSD Winter Newsletter 2013


 Hess Bell Schedule (for 2013-2014)

  • Bus Arrives - 8:45AM

  • School Starts - 9:00AM

  • Dismissal - 3:10PM

  • Bus Leaves - 3:30PM

  • Early Dismissal - 1:00PM

        - Buses will depart between 1:15-1:30

*Morning Drop-Off Procedures*

If you decide to drop off your child/children please be aware our procedures have changed. Drop-off will continue to take place in front of the building at the Main Entrance.

· You must enter the entrance closest to Rt. 559 (Somers Point/Mays Landing Road).

· Upon pulling in you should get in drop-off lane which is next to the curb/sidewalk.

· At 8:45, once duty staff is present, we will begin to unload the cars; approximately 5 at a time.

· As children are exiting your car curbside, your car should be in park.

· Once you are in the drop-off lane you must wait your turn and remain in that lane until your child/children have exited your vehicle and it is safe to proceed forward.

If you need to come into the school during morning drop-off (8:45 am-9:00 am) you must use the entrance closest to Rt. 40, park in the large parking lot and escort your child into the building at the main entrance.

Please be aware parking in the front of the building will be closed during the morning drop-off time and will re-open at approximately 9:10 am.

Hamilton Township School District


Professional Development Plans

District Professional Development Plan

Hess Professional Development Plan

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

Help stop bullying now. Visit the following websites for additional information.



District Anti-bullying Coordinator

Mr. Russell Clark




District Anti-Bullying Specialists


Joseph Shaner School

Ms. Dorothy Schoenstein




George L. Hess Educational Complex

Miss Laura Mulder




William Davies Middle School

Mr. Michael Diorio




Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children.  

At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this! We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child's education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a "Help Desk" which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900-6960.
Let's work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at http://www.state.nj.us/education/ or join our mailing list here. 

We look forward to helping you help your children.




Attention Parents and Teachers!

The New Jersey Department of Education offers a newly revised website:

Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy and In School

Learn about student health, student behavior, safe & positive learning environments, after school programs, social services, and other educational services.

Visit http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/