Hermosa Family Newsletter
May 22nd - 25th
What a great year to be Hornet! I hope this finds you in good health and high spirits. As we near the end of the academic year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the incredible journey we have shared together and express my sincere gratitude for your unwavering support and trust in our school community.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that we have had a truly exceptional school year. Throughout the year, our dedicated team of educators, staff, and students has demonstrated remarkable resilience, adaptability, and perseverance, which has enabled us to achieve remarkable milestones and create a nurturing learning environment for all.
Our students have excelled academically, and their commitment to learning, combined with the guidance and encouragement provided by our talented teachers, has resulted in outstanding achievements. We are proud of our students' accomplishments, including exceptional performances in standardized tests, projects, and an array of extracurricular activities.
We firmly believe in nurturing the overall development of our students. This year, we have witnessed our students grow not only academically but also socially, emotionally, and creatively. The extensive range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities offered has allowed our students to explore their talents, build confidence, and foster teamwork. From captivating musical performances to outstanding athletic achievements, our students have left an indelible mark on our school's legacy.
The strength of our school lies in the strong bonds we have forged within our community. I am immensely grateful to our parents and guardians for their continuous involvement, support, and partnership throughout the year. Your active participation in parent-teacher conferences, school events, and support at all activities has contributed significantly to our students' growth and success. Together, we have created an inclusive and vibrant learning environment that nurtures each child's unique abilities.
While we celebrate the achievements of this school year, we also eagerly look forward to the future. We will continue to innovate, evolve, and provide an exceptional educational experience that equips our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in an ever-changing world.
As we embark on a well-deserved summer break, I encourage you to cherish the precious moments spent with your children and continue to foster their love for learning. Stay connected with us through our various communication channels and be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events and important dates for the next academic year.
Once again, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support and collaboration throughout this extraordinary year. It is because of your belief in our school's mission and your commitment to your child's education that we have achieved such great heights.
Wishing you a rejuvenating summer vacation filled with joy, relaxation, and wonderful memories with your loved ones.
Hermosa 8th Grade Class of 2023
Elk's Movie Theater School Summer Movie Program Fundraiser
Cheers to the 2022 - 2023 school year! It was a year of growth and achievement in our school. As we all work together, at home and at school, to help our students reach their full potential.
In advocating for the role of a school counselor, I keep track of time spent with students in my office. Individual counseling with students may be scheduled weekly, an occasional check-in or a one and done visit when a student really needs to talk. This year, I had the pleasure of speaking individually with 127 students. I have spent 137 hours facilitating individual counseling with Elementary students, and 116 hours with Middle School students. Things we might talk about are strong feelings, something bothering them at home and/or in the classroom, classroom behavior, or (especially in Middle School) friendship issues.
This year I facilitated five small groups in the Elementary and one small group in the Middle School. Time spent in group totaled 28 hours.
I taught classroom lessons twice a month for all grades and had the pleasure of teaching 120 lessons in Elementary School and 80 in Middle School.
Looking at the hours well spent above, I see a year headed in the right direction in meeting the needs of our students. I am adamant about improving myself as our school counselor and meeting the needs of all our students. On my list to improve on next year, I want to facilitate more small groups, especially small groups focusing on academics and organization in Middle School.
Thank you for a wonderful school year and the support you offer our school and students. We look forward to our continued growth in the coming school year.
Have a fantastic summer!
Things to Know!
~ Parents & guardians, please do not allow your child to bring toys from home to school. This can become a distraction for other students. We also do not want the toys to get lost or broken.
~ Students are not allowed to use cell phones during school hours. If students have their cell phones out they will be taken per the student handbook.
~ Please help supervise your child during after-school volleyball or basketball games.
~ Please always check your student before they leave the house to make sure their clothes are within the dress code policy.
~ No coffee, soda, or energy drinks are allowed in the school for students.
~ Students should be dropped off on the South side of the school building by the playground gate no earlier than 7:30 AM. There is NO supervision on the playground until 7:30. Students cannot enter the playground before 7:30.
~ All students will exit out of the South side of the school building at the end of the day. Students walking or riding bikes home must leave immediately, students being picked-up will line up against the South wall and wait for their ride, and students attending YMCA Kidstop will report to the cafeteria after being dismissed from their classroom.
~ The school playground is closed from 3:30 - 4:00 during the school day.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
June 5th - Summer School Session 1 Begins
June 26th - Summer School Session 2 Begins
August 23rd - First Day of 2023-24 School Year