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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




Friday, April 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A night filled with TONS OF FUN for the whole family!

This is our fundraiser for the year!

Please plan on attending this evening of community fun!

Tickets will be .50 cents or 20 tickets for $5.00!

The booths will be incredible this year, the ever popular FISH booth, hayrides, cake walk, duck pond, airbrush tattoos, pie in the face, (Mayor Koontz, Deputy Shaklee, Mr. Carlquist and Mrs. Yantzer; these are the faces that will be available) and the needle in the haystack are all back for enjoyment. This year we will be adding a few new features like buying a raffle ticket for a chance in the MONEY MACHINE! You will also have the opportunity to play the Marimbas and a few new booths like” Float your Boat” will be available for everyone to enjoy.

We will also have a Silent Auction, with items that you don’t want to miss!

Each grade level has been putting together baskets and/or items to be auctioned off at the Spring Fling. A few of the baskets you will see are: Car Care Basket, A Movie basket, A Hunting Basket, A Western Basket, Garden Baskets and a Camping Basket. You will want to check out all the items that will be at the Silent Auction. Thank you to all our local businesses that have donated to our silent Auction. We will have our very own live DJ, Brian Collins!

Food will be available as well as Bulldog Pride items!

This is a Friday evening of fun you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendars now and come and enjoy our 2nd Annual Community Spring Fling. It is open to everyone!

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


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Mar 31

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Mar 31

This is not an April’s Fools joke there is only 33 school days left!

So much to do and so little time!☺

Things to think about during this time . .

1. Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair for two more days

2. Spring Break April 6th-10th

3. Track is happening for 7th/8th graders – please look at the calendar for track

meet dates

4. 2ND ANNUAL SPRING FLING IS APRIL 17TH – A wonderful evening of fun for all!

Please plan on attending this awesome event. It is our major fundraiser for

our school!

5. 4th/5th and 6th Grade Spelling Bees will transpire in April

6. 4th/5th/7th/8th CMAS testing will take place

National Volunteer Week April 13th-17th (We will honor HK8 Volunteers on Tuesday, April 28th with a luncheon)!

7. Many educational field trips are on the horizon

8. Tuesday, April 21st - 6th-8th Grade Red, Blue and Gold Semester 1 Academic


9. Earth Day April 22nd – Community Clean-up and planting a tree sponsored by

West Elk Mine

10. Tuesday, April 28th - Kindergarten Pre-registration, Volunteer Luncheon from

11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.

11. Reading Day in May

12. 6th-8th Grade Year End Trips – 8th Grade Continuation Assembly/Celebration

13. NJHS Induction Ceremony in April

14. Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th – 8th

15. Girls On The Run Race, Saturday, May 2nd

16. Year End Assemblies

17. Planning for Ride the Rockies in June

18. 3rd-8th Grades will take the End of the Year PARCC test in May

19. Learning, Learning, Learning

I’m sure I am missing many other activities but as you can see the next 33 days will be busy! Please keep reading the Webpage, Expresses and our Facebook. We are trying for 500 likes so spread the word!

With Hotchkiss Pride Always, Mrs. Yantzer

Mar 16

RIDE THE ROCKIES will be at HK8 June 15, 2015!

HK8 families if you can provide an extra bed or an extra spot in June, the riders will be looking for a soft bed/comfortable spot to stay for the night. For every paid rider HK8 will receive $25.00 and the Hotchkiss Chamber will receive $5.00. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FORM FROM OUR WEBSITE HK8.deltaschooolschools.com if you have extra room for guests.

The proceeds from this event will support technology for students, and the development of our “Bulldog Community Park” project we are creating on our school grounds. Our “Bulldog Community Park” will have community gardens, pathways and benches installed. We would also like to develop a concrete sidewalk on Lorah Lane so our students and community members have a safe place to walk when coming to and leaving the school.

Click here for the form

Mar 10

Congratulations to our 7th/8th Grade Knowledge Bowl for their 1st Place finish at the Delta County Tournament! Congratulations to our awesome kids! Carson Collins, Lexi Wrich, Evan Mattison, Nadia Hill, Kaiya Firor, Will Ela, Baxter Waltermire, Katie Powers Grey Neal, Caitlyn Littlefield and Grady Simpson.

Mar 05

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 1ST PLACE KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM! They edged out DAAL to be our Delta County Champions! Stephen Brodie, Ian VanHorn, Tracyer Hall, Adam Smith, Ivy Kirk, Twany Roberts, Maria Burris, Grace Trefren, Alex Ross, Lauryn Kiefer, Caidy Danielson, and Taneal Mautz!

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