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Quarter 1 Beef Cook Off Winners
October 20, 2017, 3:41 pm

Black Mesa CattleWomen Sponsored the Hotchkiss K-8 Beef Cook Off

Every six weeks a new class at the Hotchkiss K-8, begins learning about different life skills. The class includes a unit about Cooking. Black Mesa CattleWomen sponsors the event. The students are provided information on beef nutrition, proper cooking and recipes. A competition is held at the end of the six weeks where the students’ knowledge is assessed with a written test and a cooking activity that includes, developing a menu, gathering ingredients and following a recipe, using proper cooking techniques, and setting a table. The students are scored by CattleWomen judges using a rubric. The following day Black Mesa CattleWomen member, Nancy Carlson, presented the awards.

First Place – The Spice Girls: Left to right- Damon Fausett, Kailynn Carpenter, Paul Fisher, Isaiah Moreno.

Second Place – The French Toast Mafia: Left to right- Alexyss Horton, Kacie McCullum, Mikenna Carpenter, William Bullard.

Third Place - Las Tres Chicas: Left to right- Vianney Mendoza, Liliahna Guy, Hailey Carr.

Fourth Place – Stud Muffins: Left to right- Dalton Rodman, Carter Neff, Tyler Marks-not pictured.

Fifth Place – Left to right- Yandel Guereque, Pablo Camacho, Sawyer Handy and kneeling is Tel Bullard.


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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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