Hornet Herald

January 20th

Happy Friday!

Hello HHES Families,

Thank you all for joining us for our science fair today. The projects were amazing! Our students worked hard to share their learning with our community. It's one of our favorite days of the year. Students reported to us that they learned so much from their own research and experiments as well as from each other.

Next week, there isn't school on Friday, 1/27 for our semester break.

Report cards will be going home on Tuesday, January 31st. Please check your child's backpack.

Our 2nd graders have a concert on Thursday, February 2nd. Please join us at HHES at 6:30 pm for a wonderful show!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Robertson & Mrs. Colpron

Clubs for Students!

We are excited to offer some after school experiences for our students. Some of our amazing community members volunteered to host four clubs. We want to send them a HUGE thank you for volunteering!

Clubs will start the week of February 6th.

Please use the following links to access more information about each individual club and to register. We do have an enrollment cap for each club that is offered.

Volleyball (5th grade students, ONLY)

Car Safety & Repair (4th & 5th, ONLY)

Pokemon (4th & 5th)

Cross Stitching (3rd, 4th, & 5th)

We tried really hard to coordinate with additional volunteers to host clubs for our younger students. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get any volunteers at this time.


If you are interested in hosting a lego club for K-2 students, we have legos!

If you are interested in hosting a drawing club, we supplies for this as well.

Or if you have another idea, we would love to brainstorm with you around it.

Please email Bess Colpron at bess.colpron@hocksd.org if you are interested!

5th Grade Band Families

There will be no band on Wednesday 1/25 and Thursday 1/26.

Thank you for your flexibility!

Please join us for our 2nd Grade Concert!

When: Thursday, February 2nd

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: HHES

Highly Capable Nominations

We will begin accepting Highly Capable Nominations from families of students in grades 2-5 from now until January 25th.

Nominations will be accepted for students who have NOT taken the full CogAT assessment in previous years.

We will not be accepting any late applications.

Information about the program, nomination process and forms can be found here: Highly Capable Program

Please make sure to read the handbook and complete the nomination process entirely.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bess Colpron at 360-448-6430 or bess.colpron@hocksd.org

*If you need any documents translated, please let us know

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Important Dates


Character Trait: Empathy

School Board Appreciation Month

January 27th No School, Semester Break

January 31st Report cards sent home


Character Trait: Friendly

February 2nd 2nd Grade Concert

February 20th No School, President's Day

February 23rd 3rd Grade Concert

February 27th - March 3rd Read Across America Week

Do you want to volunteer?

Do you want to help out at our school? Any person who is volunteering, must past a background check and be cleared to volunteer. We have a new way to submit and process volunteer applications.

Please use the following link to submit your volunteer clearance for the 2022-23 year.

Volunteer Application

Hockinson Heights Elementary

All students will be proficient in reading by the end of second grade and maintain proficiency until the end of fifth grade, because we believe reading is the key for all students to achieve their dreams.