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  • 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 notes from Mrs. Yantzer (Coats) . . .

Wow! I hope everyone had a restful spring break, as the last 25 days of school will be busy!! Hard to believe we only have 25 school days left in this school year! Please continue to pay special attention to the website and the Wednesday Express for upcoming events! Many Hotchkiss Happenings will be transpiring and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the activities.

As we close the 2013-2014 school year, we still have lots of learning that must happen. Please continue to remind your child about the importance of “BEING HERE”, physically, mentally and socially. Students in K-5th grades have been notified that they could forfeit the last day of “Hawaiian Fun” if they are sent to the office for any negative reason. Students in 6th-8th grades could also run the risk of forfeiting either one or both of their yearend activities if they are sent to the office for a negative reason. Students in 6th-8th grades must also have an 80% or better DOJO to participate in yearend activities. We have planned two wonderful days for all our students and they have earned the right to participate in these events. More details will be coming soon! Our goal is to have every K8 student participate in the activities, therefore, please continue to remind them about the POWER OF 3!

1. Power #1

a. Safety, Order, Rights

b. Hands Off Policy

c. Responsibility to Report

2. Power #2

a. Hotchkiss Pride – “Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Do All the Time”

Know it! Believe it! Live it!

3. Power #3

a. Follow the Fish Philosophy

Play! Be There! Make Their Day! and Choose Your Attitude!

Thank you in advance for all your support! It will be a great finish to a great school year!

With Hotchkiss Pride Always,

Mrs. Carrie Yantzer (Coats)

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


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Apr 15

Just a reminder that our 4th,5th, 7th and 8th graders are talking the online version of the TCAP called the CMAS this week and next week. They are being tested in Social Studies(4th,7th) and Science (5th,8th). Thanks for the understanding and support!

Mar 16

Congratulations to our DI Teams as they had a great weekend of competition in Rifle for Regionals. Our DI Duckies (Ms. Foresberg's team) placed 3rd, Stocky Scientists (Mrs. Pinckard's team) placed 5th and our 6th-8th grade team called the Diabolical Delinquents placed 3rd. They had a wonderful season!! Check out the Wednesday Express for more information!!

Mar 03


The Cocker Kids’ Foundation wants to recognize the contributions of our local teachers from the North Fork Valley. A cash award of $10,000 dollars will be given to a selected full-time, K-12 teacher from one of the North Fork Valley public schools (Crawford K6, Hotchkiss K8, Hotchkiss High School, Paonia Elementary and Paonia Jr/Sr. High School). Nomination forms are available at all schools and online www.cockerkidsfoundation.com. The deadline is Monday, March 24, 2014.

Criteria for nomination:

• Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.

• Have a superior ability to teach and to inspire in students a love of learning.

• Have a broad understanding of current trends and issues in education.

• Should be highly respected by students, parents and colleagues.

• Be facilitators of creative teaching strategies.

• Show active involvement and leadership in professional development and extracurricular activities.

• Should demonstrate the ability and willingness to devote time and energy to activities that result in improved instruction for children.

Teachers, administrators, school employees, students, parents & community members may make nominations.

Aug 07

Attention all HK8 parents, there have been some updates to our Delta County School District Policies for the 2013-2014 school year. We have posted them below for your review. If you have any questions or comments please contact Ms. Coats, ccoats@deltaschools.com or Mr. Ritter,jritter@deltaschools.com or 970-872-3325.

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