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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




Even though the end of the school year is near, the staff has worked diligently preparing for the 2015-2016 school year. The HK8 staff has revisited our mission statement. The definition of a mission statement is a formal summary of the goals and values of a company or organization. For the past few months the HK8 staff has been revisiting our mission statement and making sure our learning expectations support our mission. We strongly believe in our 3 P’s values – Passion, Purpose and Plan, but how do we incorporate this these values in to learning expectations for our students as well as staff? The question was answered, as we will begin the 2015-2016 year with a new mission statement that will be at the core of our focal point for students and staff in the areas of academics, social and emotional.

Hotchkiss K8 Mission Statement “To produce productive citizens through G.R.I.T – Growth, Resiliency, InteGRITy and Tenacity.”

We have spent the last few months teaching our students about the growth mindset and this mission statement is in alignment with this belief, which we have spent the last two months teaching the students. I have been encouraging the students to understand that effort and persistence will equal success but they must continue to work hard and not give up. They must push through any difficulties and believe that they can achieve anything. That is GRIT! This is the foundational belief for success. I encourage students and parents to continue reading about growth mindset over the summer. Take a few moments and Google “growth mindset for kids” there are many resources and videos that will help you as you work with your child over the summer.

As a staff we will continue our book study of the book “Mindsets” by Carol Dweck and we are excited to share our knowledge with our students, because at HK8 we are ABOVE AVERAGE!

Thank you parents and students for an amazing 2014-2015 school year. We have a busy week and half left at HK8 as we wrap up this year. It has been a privilege and honor to educate every student this year and we are excited for next year!

With Hotchkiss Pride Always,

Mrs. Carrie Yantzer

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


School Supply lists 2015-2016
July 14, 2015, 12:50 pm


Aug 30

School is off to a great start! Our first P.I.T. Parent Involvement Team (Parent Accountability meeting is tomorrow, Monday, August 31st at 5:30 to 6:30 in the Chow Pound! All parents are invited. Please plan on coming and helping us plan, organize and build our school spirit! See you tomorrow evening! Thank you!

Aug 26

Rain, Rain go away and it did! We had a beautiful, cool evening to visit with our Bulldog friends and learn more about our awesome HK8 School. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our BBQ! If you were unable to attend please contact your child's teacher/CAP (6th-8th) for information! It was a fabulous evening. All I can say is I am the luckiest Principal in the whole world as I ABSOLUTELY have the best students, parents, staff and community! Hotchkiss Pride Always!

"G.R.I.T. - Growth, Resiliency, InteGRITy, Tenacity!!!

Aug 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

To HK8 Parents of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Graders:

This past year Delta County School District received a grant that will allow us to hire school counselors throughout the district. We are extremely hopeful that HK8 will be able to hire a school counselor at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. The first step of the process is to assess the need for a counselor at Hotchkiss K-8 School.

To help assess our need for a school counselor we are asking every parent that has a child in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade to complete the needs survey. The link is located on our webpage, hk8.deltaschools.com and on our Facebook page. Please take a few minutes to help our school by completing the survey. We will also have every student in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade complete the student survey as well. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 970-872-3325 or by email at: cyantzer@deltaschools.com.

With Hotchkiss Pride,

Mrs. Carrie Yantzer

Hotchkiss K-8 Parent Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/ILWIu0DslZ

Hotchkiss K-8 Student Survey: http://goo.gl/forms/HXoQjuCtjb

Jul 14

2015-2016 School Supply list, click here

May 19

Please click here for the 2015-2016 volunteer forms, please return complete forms to HK8! Thanks!

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