Principal’s Message

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.


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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