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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!!


Sep 16

Attn 5th-8th graders who volunteered last school year,

If you did some sort of volunteer experience last school year or during summer break you might want to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Application write-ups are posted on Mr's T's School Counselor bulletin board. HK8's local winners will receive a certificate of achievement and will be recognized at school for their efforts in volunteering. The state honorees will get a $1,000 scholarship, along with an expense paid trip to Washington DC for you and a parent.

You need to apply online and tell Mr. Trumbull you completed the application. The applications are due by Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.

Sep 16

9/16/19 Announcements

Breakfast- Chocolate Chip Muffin, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk, Jelly

Lunch- Macaroni w/Meat Sauce, Corn, Peas, Fruit, Bread Stick, Milk

Menu for Tomorrow

Breakfast- Pancakes, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk, Jelly, Syrup Lunch- Tacos, Tossed Salad, Black Beans, Roasted Garbanzo Crips, Fruit, Cinnamon Bread, Milk, Salsa, Ranch Dressing

Congratulations to our Student Council Officers!

Picture Day is this coming Wednesday, the 18th. Everyone will get their pictures taken for school records.

Our Fall Book Fair is coming up during the fall Parent-Teacher Conferences on Sept 30th and Oct 1st. Times will be announced later.

Birthday's today- Tristen Abeyta in Pre-K, and Raney Moore in 8th grade

6th-8th Graders- The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is this Wednesday.

Happening Tuesday the 17th

6th Graders to Cottonwood Days, in Delta, Bus leaves at 8:45 a.m. and will return in time for afternoon buses.

Football at home at 4:00 and 5:30

7th Grade Volleyball at home at 4:00

8th Grade Volleyball at Paonia at 4:00, Dismiss athletes at 3:05 p.m.

Sep 12

You're invited to a meeting about the upcoming student trip to Washington D.C. Click this link to download a parent letter.


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