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.


Jon D. Siegel, M.A.

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


Oct 19

Good morning!

Happy birthday to to Aaralyn Gallob in 6th grade!

Happy belated birthday to Vanesa Verdeja in 5th grade yesterday!

October 19, 2018 - Breakfast - Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk.

Lunch - Pork Joey Sandwich, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk.

October 22, 2018 - Breakfast -French Toast Sticks, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Corn Dog, French Fries, Carrots, Fruit, Fudge Brownies, Milk.

Just a reminder from the office you'll need to make sure to pay your sports fee and have your physical.

If you are a volleyball player and plan to attend the PINK OUT game on Friday, please pick up a permission slip at the office!

End of Quarter 1 is today, Friday, October 19.

Quarter 2 begins October 22, 2018.

October 23, 2018 - 6th grade Spelling Bee at 9:00 am at the Delta Performing Arts Center.

October 24, 2018 - the report Cards will go home.

October 26, 2018 - there will be a Pumpkin Patch for the K-2 graders. Celebrate the Beat will do a school performance at 2:45. There will also be an evening performance at 5:30.

October 29, 2018 - No school for students. School will resume for students October 30, 2018.


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