• a. Safety, Order, Rights
  • b. Hands Off Policy
  • c. Responsibility to Report
Hotchkiss Pride
Be Proud of Who You Are and What you Do - All the time - Know It! Believe It! Live It!
Follow the Fish Philosophy
Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude



A few thoughts from Mrs. Yantzer . . .

Positive praise is one of the focuses of our Growth Mindset approach to learning. Here are a few statements we have been practicing with our students. When you are working with your child these statements might be helpful. The purpose of changing our mindset helps us focus on effort, hard work and positive growth rather than just ability!

We have been telling our students that our brain is like a muscle, the more your feed it, the more it grows and gets stronger!

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


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Jan 27

Need more communication?

Please check out our Hotchkiss K8 School Facebook page. There is tons of information on our page. In addition our webpage is a great resource. We just recently added a community page tab, where we will have announcements regarding community events. We also added a wiki tab; right now we only have 2 teachers using this tab, Mrs. Price and Mr. Hintz. Our goal in the future is to provide more resources for parents to access.

On our webpage there is a calendar tab. Please access this tab to see upcoming school activities and events.

Jan 27

Download the most recent soup labels/boxtops PDF here.

Jan 22

Brr it is cold outside! Please note that we will be posting a RED sign by the bus drop off lanes and parent drop off lane in the morning only if it is an INSIDE day. If there is a RED sign that means, brr it is too cold to be outside so come on in!! This is for morning recess only. Other recess times teachers will be notified to let kids know if it is inside or outside recess. Our goal is to help increase the communication in the mornings about inside or outside recess. Thank you!

Jan 18

Have you ever wanted a mat for your children? We have wrestling/gymnastic mats for sale. Please contact Mr. Flores for more information richard.flores@deltaschools.com or 872-3325. The price is anywhere from $100.00 to $250.00.

Jan 18

Needing to get a message to a staff member? Please check out our webpage where there is a direct link to their email. In addition you can also use the staff member’s first name dot (.), last name and the domain@deltaschools.com.

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3rd Fran.Stein Rhonda.Pinckard

4th Kathryn.Oxford Amber.Bayles

5th Tucker.Moore Chuck.Miller


Scott.Murtaugh Susan.Hamrick Richard.Flores Kena.Price

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Paras/Resource/Specials/P.E./Psychologist/Adm. Assistants/Lunch Bunch

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Jan 11

This Friday is Wear Your College Gear Day for all K8 Students! This past week we spent time talking to our students about having a Growth Mindset - effort and persistent will pay off!! This is in alignment with our mantra this year of 'Keep Calm and invest in every student, everyday with a passion, purpose and plan"".

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Students who embrace growth mindsets—the belief that they can learn more or become smarter if they work hard and persevere—may learn more, learn it more quickly, and view challenges and failures as opportunities to improve their learning and skills." writes Dweck. (Mindset, Carol Dweck, P.h.D)

We want our students to see their job at HK8 is TO LEARN.

Our staff will continue our growth on this psychology of success. Parents check out the book or articles, if you want more information please email Mrs. Yantzer carrie.yantzer@deltaschools.com. Our staff read the book over the holiday break. Thank you for sharing your students with us all!

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