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A Note from Mrs. Yantzer, Principal . . .

I sincerely hope that summer is going great for all our HK8 families! I wanted to express a HUGE thank you to Mr. Jay Ritter, Assistant Principal at HK8 for the past 9 years. He has been at HK8 for 13 years. He has accepted a job at the North Fork Opportunity School (new location the old Montessori Building) beginning next year. HK8 is sad to see him go, as he has been a big part of our HK8 success over the year; however, we are thrilled for his new assignment as the Lead Administrator at NFOS. Mr. Ritter your passion for all our kids will be missed, but we know we will see you around HK8, as he assured me he would be around to visit! Once a Bulldog always a Bulldog. Hotchkiss Pride Always!!

With Mr. Ritter's absence, Mr. Casey Carlquist has filled the position of Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. Mr. Carlquist comes to us from Delta Middle School where he was the AD/teacher. We are excited for him to join our Bulldog Family. Welcome Mr. Carquist to Hotchkiss.

There will also be new faces around HK8 next year. We welcome Mrs. Carla Shreve, secretary

Ms. Ali Lindberg, 6th-8th Science/math

Mrs. Rolinda Smith, 1st Grade

Mrs. Angela Flores, 1st Grade

Mrs. Connie Vincent, 1/2 Literacy Coach

Movement of teachers:

Mr. Moore will move to 5th grade

Mrs. Stein will move to 3rd grade

Mrs. Oxford will be the only 4th grade teacher (due to class size)

Just in case you all are wondering only 73 more days till the 1st day of school! Yahoo I miss you all!!!!!

With Hotchkiss Pride Always, Mrs. Yantzer

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


Summer Reading Challenge
July 6, 2014, 9:22 pm


Jul 22

Don't forget Wednesday, August 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is registration day for all returning and new students. Looking forward to see everyone! Only 28 more days till the first day of school!

Jul 10

Hello HK8 families! Please note we are CHANGING our registration date. All students will need to register on Wednesday, August 6th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I hope this helps more families to be able to make it to registration. Remember 8th graders locker assignments are 1st come 1st serve :), sorry 6th and 7th grade your lockers are assigned! GUESS WHAT?? ONLY 40 MORE DAYS TILL THE 1st DAY OF SCHOOL!! YAHOO!!

Jul 06

READ! READ! READ! Come on HK8 our Reading Challenge is underway and our HK8 School goal is 650 books. There is 43 days till the 1st day of school! Let's meet our goal! The library is open every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for checkout of books and AR testing!! Any PreK - 8 students can come, even new students! Thank you HK8 staff for volunteering your time to the library!

Jun 27

Adventure Camps will be held at HK8 with instructor Kalvin Evans July 7th through the 25th. They are week long camps or drop in days! Check out the website and register! http://xodusadventures.com/xodus-adventures-camp.html

Jun 27

Yipee!! Our K2 Basketball court is almost complete! We are pouring the slab of concrete for our 3rd-5th Grade court next week! Basketball hoops are on their way so by the time school starts we will have 2 new basketball courts for our kiddos! Just in case you are wondering there is only 55 days till the first day of school! Yipee!!! The school supply list is available on our website!! Enjoy and be safe! With Hotchkiss Pride Always, Mrs. Yantzer

Jun 17

Just because school is out doesn't mean we aren't working!! I am so excited that the Class of 2021 Community Garden is looking great and now our new K2 basketball court is getting completed! We want to thank Delta Sand and Gravel (Ted Pierce) for the donation of gravel and discount on concrete. Thank you to Greg Kuta, Rocky Mountain Rebar for the donation/discount of concrete mesh and Chuck Beardslee for the discount on his labor for this project. He is doing a wonderful job! We still need help in fundraising for the 3rd-5th grade basketball court! We also are looking for help with someone who can paint the basketball court and help install the hoops. We have to have specialized hoops and they cost approx. $1000 a piece. We will continue to raise funds for our basketball courts and beautification projects! Thank you everyone for your Hotchkiss Pride! SO EXCITED!

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