WELCOME TO HOTCHKISS K-8

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


THE POWER OF 3

 
  • 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


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

Principal’s Message

Our staff has been working on forming a new mission and vision for our school. The Mission of our school is: “Opening doors for endless possibilities.” At Hotchkiss K-8 we want to open doors for students so that they can have endless possibilities to pursue positive endeavors in their life. Our Vision statement is constructed to support our mission. Our Vision Statement plays off the word DOGS.

At Hotchkiss K-8 we believe in D.O.G.S.-

Diverse - Learning to appreciate uniqueness while seeking to understand differences. Showing kindness to all, being open to others' perspectives and teaching thinking skills which lead to new possibilities.

Opportunity - Providing whole-child education through rigorous academics, life skills, fine arts, S.T.E.M., health and wellness, clubs, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and other unique opportunities that empower all students.

G.R.I.T. - Growing to be life-long learners, Resiliency to be strong in the face of adversity, Integrity to be the best version of ourselves, and Tenacity to find enjoyment in a strong work ethic. Getting back up and trying again after making mistakes is learning: giving up is failing.

Safe - Providing an environment where students feel physically, academically, socially and emotionally safe.

"Are you walkin' the D.O.G.S.?"

As a staff we have made collective commitments to support the mission and vision of our school to help our students have the best possible education.



HOTCHKISS PRIDE

 
Q2/S1 Honor Roll 2018
January 18, 2018, 11:04 am

Q2/S1 Honor Roll 2018




COUNSELOR'S CORNER

 
Excited to join the HK8 family

Dear Parents & Students,

My name is Jon Siegel, I am a professional counselor new to the Hotchkiss K-8 family and community. Approaching this new 2018-19 academic school year, I am excited to be here to support the various, social, emotional & academic needs of all our HK8 students.

Moving ahead this school year, there are multiple areas of focus for both our elementary and secondary aged students. One of the primary areas of focus this school year is assuring all students have the social-emotional tools to foster a healthy productive learning environment. Some classroom based curriculum may include self-care, wellness, conflict resolution, stress management, grief/loss supports, and responsibility-accountability.

For our middle-secondary (6th-8th grade) students, there will be an ongoing focus on career and college explorations, which include Individual Career & Academic Planning (ICAP) indicators. ICAP’s are developed via a web-based platform utilized by students to further explore academic and/or career endeavors. In addition, many students will have the opportunity to attend local career fairs, which highlight various vocational pursuits.

I look forward to serving and supporting the Hotchkiss K-8 students by fostering individual student empowerment, and self-worth via ongoing counseling supports & psycho-educational tools.

Regards,

Jon D. Siegel, M.A.

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be”


STUDENT SURVEY

Take the survey 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! Please take a moment to complete this brief student survey.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jan 22
news

Good morning!

January 23, 2019. Breakfast - Yogurt Parfait, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk.

Lunch - Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk.

January 24, 2019. Breakfast - Pancakes, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk.

Lunch - Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Celery Sticks, Peas, Fruit, Milk.

7th/8th grade basketball girls that aren't going to play basketball, please return your practice jersey.

NJHS started the Pennies for Patients campaign on Monday the 14th of January. NJHS has done this fundraiser for several years now. Boxes will be sent home with the students on Monday, they will fill them with money, and bring them back in by Friday, January 25, 2019. NJHS delivered the boxes to your classrooms and they will pick up returned boxes.

January 22, 2019 - 7/8 grade girls basketball vs Columbine. 7th grade girls are at HK8. Games are 4:00/5:00. 8th grade girls are at Columbine. Games are 4:00/5:00. Bus will depart at 2:20.

Oops! I had the wrong start date for practice. The practice will start today after school.

Middle School 6th through 8th grade wrestling practice starts on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Please make sure you have a physical and your sports fee taken care of.

January 24, 2019 - 7/8 grade girls basketball vs Centennial. 7th grade girls are at Centennial. Games are 4:00/5:00. 8th grade girls are at home. Games are 4:00/5:00. Bus will depart at 2:20.

Girls on the Run is coming to HK8 for 3rd through 5th grade girls! Registration will open on January 21st-February 10th. Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00

Jan 18
news

Hi parents! The American Heart Association visited with the Heart Hero animals this week to kick-off Kids Heart Challenge! Students enjoyed a 3D ride through Heartsville (view it here) which taught us how easy it is to be our own Heart Hero. We hope you will join us as we work to help save lives and support the American Heart Association.

Register online at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or download our app, KIDS HEART CHALLENGE to get started earning these great gifts!

Online Registration (free): Earn a glow in the dark wristband

First $5 gift: Earn Echo instantly

$10 Online: Earn Finn AND Echo

$40 Online: Add Ruby to your collection

Special Hotchkiss incentive: The TOP fundraisers in EACH grade will get to PIE Mr. Flores and Mr. Hollembeak!

Visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and look for the “Find Your Child’s School” button (pictured below) or download the Kids Heart Challenge Mobile App (App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android) and bring your Heroes to life to get started becoming a Heart Hero!

Thanks for making our community HEART HEALTHY!

Jan 18
news

Good morning!

Happy Birthday to Danielle Beall in 2nd grade, Lance McCollum & Jesi Muse in 6th grade and Whittier Ullmann in PreK.

Weekend birthday's to Adalena Harrison in 2nd grade on January 19, 2018. January 20, 2019 is Brailey Angelovich in 7th grade, Marion Miller in 2nd grade and Sawyer Taylor in Prek. January 21, 2019 is Cayden McLeod in 4th grade.

Reminder - No school for students January 21, 2019.

January 22, 2019. Breakfast - Sausage Biscuit, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Chicken Fajita, Tossed Salad, Broccoli, Fruit, Cina-Stick, Milk.

January 23, 2019. Breakfast - Yogurt Parfait, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk. Lunch - Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk.

7th/8th grade basketball girls that aren't going to play basketball, please return your practice jersey.

NJHS started the Pennies for Patients campaign on Monday the 14th of January. NJHS has done this fundraiser for several years now. Boxes were sent home with the students on Monday, January 14, 2019. They will fill them with money, and bring them back in by Friday, January 25, 2019. NJHS delivered the boxes to your classrooms and they will pick up returned boxes.

January 22, 2019 - 7/8 grade girls basketball vs Columbine. 7th grade girls are at HK8. Games are 4:00/5:00.

Middle School 6th through 8th grade wrestling practice starts on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Please make sure you have a physical and your sports fee taken care of.

January 24, 2019 - 7/8 grade girls basketball vs Centennial. 7th grade girls are at Centennial. Games are 4:00/5:00. 8th grade girls are at home. Games are 4:00/5:00. Bus will depart at 2:20.

Girls on the Run is coming to HK8 for 3rd through 5th grade girls! Registration will open on January 21st-February 10th. Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00.

UPCOMING SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Please visit our calendar page for a list of upcoming events and activities.


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