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”


Dec 07

Good morning!

Happy birthday to Samantha Fraley in 3rd grade, Charles Miller in 6th grade!

Weekend birthday wishes to Gage Bristow, Natalie Chapin in 7th grade and to Charles Miller in 2nd grade. Their birthday is December 8, 2018. December 9, 2018 is Kyler Clark's birthday!

December 7, 2018. Breakfast - Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Hamburger, French Fries, Carrots, Fruit, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie, Milk.

December 10, 2018. Breakfast - Breakfast On A Stick, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk. Lunch - Black Bean Chili, Corn, Carrots, Fruit, Cornbread, Milk.

Boys' Basketball pictures will be Monday, December 10, 2018 right after school.

Parents and guardians - we have a lot of lost and found items. The items are hanging on the lockers in the other half of the middle school hallway. If items aren't claimed in 2 weeks the items will be sent to the Salvation Army or the Methodist Church basement.

Girls basketball shirts are here in the office. Please stop by and pick it up and or pay for your shirt.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 the 7th/8th Delta County Boys’ Basketball Tournament at Paonia Jr. High. Bus at 8:15 a.m.

8th graders, time is running out! Don't miss the best trip ever! Sign up today to go to Washington D.C.

Dec 04

7/8th grade girls basketball practice starts Monday, December 10, 2018. Morning practice will be at 6 a.m. Please see the practice schedule below. There are schedules for you in the office and your socks are in too. Coach Clock has them in her room! If you ordered a basketball shirt you can stop by and pick it they are also in the office!


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