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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


Jul 31

Yahoo! Only 20 more days till the first day of school! Yippee! Don't forget 7th and 8th graders you need a sports physical to participate in athletics this coming school year. There is a clinic on August 15th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hotchkiss Clinic. Please call ahead of time. First day of practice will be the first day of school and you cannot practice without a physical and impact testing! Time to get ready for another awesome school year!

Jul 14

2015-2016 School Supply list, click here

Jul 14

It is hard to believe but we begin the AWESOME 2015-2016 school year in just a few weeks!

Looking forward to a fantastic school year!

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19th for all 1st-8th graders and kindergarten students will have a meeting on August 11th at 5:00 p.m. in the Chow Pound to receive their delayed start schedule. SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR ALL STUDENTS IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 11TH FROM 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Yantzer cyantzer@deltaschools.com! Don't forget the HK8 Library is open on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! More information to come!

Jun 01

Congratulations to our DI team as they placed 33rd out of 64 teams at the GLOBAL level! They had an amazing experience in Knoxville, TN! Thank you Coach Underwood and Coach Smith! Way to go DI'er's Ava Taylor, Baxter Waltermire, Logan Smith, Joesph Ware, Ian VanHorn. HOTCHKISS PRIDE IN ACTION!

May 19

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

May 19

Please click here for the 2015-2016 School Calendar

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