Our staff has been working on forming a new mission and vision for our school. The Mission of our school is: “Opening doors for endless possibilities.” At Hotchkiss K-8 we want to open doors for students so that they can have endless possibilities to pursue positive endeavors in their life. Our Vision statement is constructed to support our mission. Our Vision Statement plays off the word DOGS.
At Hotchkiss K-8 we believe in D.O.G.S.-
Diverse - Learning to appreciate uniqueness while seeking to understand differences. Showing kindness to all, being open to others' perspectives and teaching thinking skills which lead to new possibilities.
Opportunity - Providing whole-child education through rigorous academics, life skills, fine arts, S.T.E.M., health and wellness, clubs, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and other unique opportunities that empower all students.
G.R.I.T. - Growing to be life-long learners, Resiliency to be strong in the face of adversity, Integrity to be the best version of ourselves, and Tenacity to find enjoyment in a strong work ethic. Getting back up and trying again after making mistakes is learning: giving up is failing.
Safe - Providing an environment where students feel physically, academically, socially and emotionally safe.
"Are you walkin' the D.O.G.S.?"
As a staff we have made collective commitments to support the mission and vision of our school to help our students have the best possible education.