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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!

To develop productive citizens through G.R.I.T. Growth, Resiliency, InteGRITy, Tenacity academically, socially and emotionally, every student, everyday!

Sept:Hotchkiss Pride, Fish Philosophy, Bulldog B.A.R.K/3 Powers of expectations
Oct:Resiliency, Responsibility, Respect
Nov:Tenacity, Consideration, Self-discipline
Dec:Teamwork, Cooperation, Effort
Jan:Tolerance, Effort, Perseverance
Feb:Confidence, Sharing, Gratefulness
Mar:Fairness, Gratefulness, Thankfulness
Apr:Friendliness, Kindness, Compassion
May:Positive leadership - Moving On

K-8 Grades Citizenship Times

Monday9:10 a.m.2nd Grade
 1:15 p.m.4th Grade
Tuesday1:00 p.m.6th Grade
Wednesday1:15 p.m.5th Grade
Thursday9:10 a.m.3rd Grade
 1:00 p.m.7th Grade
Friday9:10 a.m.Kindergarden
 12:10 p.m.1st Grade (Mr. Flores to bring to Citz)
 1:00 p.m.8th Grade

6th - 8th Grades Citizenship

The fish philosophy is based on the Seattle Fish Market. The philosophy is about “Choosing Your Attitude”, “Play”, “Make their Day” and “Be There”. This is the challenge for our HK8 students. HK8 is about Hotchkiss Pride – Know it! Believe it! Live it!

Choose Your Attitude

Each child has the choice on how they handle every situation. It is our responsibility as the role models to help our students choose a positive attitude that is based on good decisions.


Students need to enjoy what they are learning everyday at HK8. Students need the art of play in their daily lives.

Make Their Day

Feeling good is contagious. We want to help our students make each other’s days as well as making themselves feel good.

Be There

Students need to be focused and disciplined. They are responsible to be at school everyday and to make a good decision to be there and do the best they can everyday.

We will work with all students on understanding G.R.I.T. Growth, Resiliency, InteGRITy, and Tenacity. We will focus on the GROWTH MINDSET ATTITUDE.

6th Grade - Will follow the Field of Dreams, Mark Hoog book/journal series

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive: Take responsibility for your life.
  • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Define your mission and goals in life.
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First: Prioritize, and do the most important things first.
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win: Have an everyone-can-win attitude.
  • Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood: Listen to people sincerely.
  • Habit 6: Synergize: Work together to achieve more.
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Renew yourself regularly.

Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Do - All the Time! WE BELIEVE, THEREFORE WE ACHIEVE!!


Nov 16

Good morning!

Weekend birthday wishes to Daniel Owens on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

November 16, 2018 - Breakfast - Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk. Lunch - Thanksgiving Lunch, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Rolls, Fruit, Cranberry Sauce, Milk.

November 19, 2018 - Breakfast -French Toast Sticks, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Corn Dog, French Fries, Carrots, Fruit, Fudge Brownies, Milk.

Today, Friday, November 16, 2018 will be our Family Thanksgiving Luncheon. We hope to see this Friday. Thanksgiving Music & Lunch Schedule, November 16, 2018. Students will perform a short musical number before they go eat with their families. We want to stagger the classes going to lunch to help the lines flow in the cafeteria. The performances will be held in the Main Gym.

10:45 am Kindergarten

10:55 am 1st Grade

11:05 am 2nd Grade

11:20 am 3rd Grade

11:30 am 4th Grade

11:40 am 5th Grade

12:00 pm 6th Grade Band

12:10 pm 7/8 Grade Choir and then Band.

PreK will have Parent/Teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 & 20. No school for the students. Thanksgiving Break will start November 21, 2018. Safe travels and we hope you get to enjoy the time with friends and family. November 27, 2018 the 7/8 grade boys basketball will play Paonia @ HK8. The order is 7B/7A/8A. Times are 4/5/6.

Nov 08

Starting next Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Homework Helpers for the 7th & 8th graders. It will be 3:30-4:30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tuesday, Homework Helpers will be in Mrs. Johnson's room. Wednesday's, Homework Helpers will be in Mrs. Bayles room. This is for all subjects.


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