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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!!


Oct 20

Good morning!

Happy Birthday to Bentley McDonald in first grade!

Weekend Happy Birthday wishes to Valentin Alvarado, first grade on Saturday and Lauren Miller, third grade on Sunday.

October 20, 2017. Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Meatballs, French Fries, Tossed Salad, Bread Sticks, Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk.

October 23, 2017. Breakfast - French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Corn Dog, French Fries, Carrots, Fruit, Fudge Brownies, Milk.

October 24,2017. Breakfast - Ham & Cheese Quesadillas, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk. Lunch - Tacos, Refried Beans, Corn, Fruit, Cinnamon Bread, Milk.

Shout out to Miss Carey for the wonderful fall concert her students put on last night. It was a pleasure listening to the Band and Choir students as they performed last night at Hotchkiss HS. If you missed last night's performance the next concert is scheduled for December 11, 2017.

October School Happenings:

Friday, October 20th: 8th Grade Field Trip to Fort Uncompahgre at 12:00 p.m.

Picture retakes are scheduled for October 26, 2017 at 8:30. If you are planning on having retakes please return your previous package. If you were absent for pictures on September 15, or are new to the school since then, you need to plan on having your picture taken anyway for our cumulative student folder.

Next week is 10/23-10/27 is Red Ribbon Week, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week. The student council will read stories on the announcements or students do a video. On Wednesday 10/25, this is going to be Mix it Up day at lunch. Each of the 6,7,8th-grade has been grouped and they will sit with their group at lunch. Groups 1-17 will go first and 18-35 will go second. We will give the students their information before lunch. On Friday 10/27, The dance will in the multipurpose room at 2:30. Dr. Marchino sent out the eligibility requirements. We will take the information from the 1st quarter.

Snacks for the dance will be by O.F.I.

Price-Sweets. Johnson-Salty.

Bayles-Sweets. Kaminski-Salty.

Amelung-Sweets. Mautz-Salty.


Student Council will provide decorating and the drinks.


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