Saturday October 25, 2014

Carrie Yantzer, Hotchkiss K-8 principal, believes the annual Recognition Lunch is an important event for the school. “We like to recognize all our classified staff — our lunch crew, our custodians, our secretaries, our paraprofessionals and our bus drivers — because we could not be as successful without their support.

Celebrate My Drive and Jerry Reiher State Farm Insurance are teaming up again to help schools and promote safe driving.
Last year Delta High School won a grant for $25,000 to spend on the school and use for driver’s education.

Every Wednesday, Delta High School students read with some of Lincoln Elementary’s second and third graders via the Internet. The program started last year and has grown even more this year.

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Greg Hessee from the Colorado Education Initiative and director of Legacy Schools presented monetary incentives for students who completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the 2013-14 school year. Students who received qualifying scores of 3, 4, or 5 on a 5-point scale received $100 for each exam passed in May 2014.

The week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 Hotchkiss K-8 recognized the importance of spreading the word of kindness and compassion during “Stomp Out Bullying Week.” The message was  emphasized all week to treat everyone with kindness and compassion, as well as respect them for who they are.

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