Welcome to Hughes Elementary!

Go Hawks!

Wonder...Create...Serve

Dear Hughes Hawk Families,


I am excited to see your child on the Hughes Elementary campus for the 2016-2017 school year! The theme for this school year is "Wonder...Create...Serve" and the staff hopes to inspire your child so that he/she is excited about learning every day!


WONDER

We have created a schedule that allows for students to have movement throughout the day because we know that our brains are sharpened by exercise. The students will have opportunities to learn through exploration and be asked questions that will make them wonder.


CREATE

Our PTA is purchasing an "Imagination Playground" for our students, so that the kids have the opportunity to learn through play. We also have a strong fine arts program that allows students to create art, music, and physical movement as well as opportunities throughout the year to create products.


SERVE

Our mission is to educate the whole child and one way to achieve this mission is by teaching children how to give back to others. There will be community-oriented service projects during the year. We have also created a "Genius Hour" that will begin in the latter part of September on Friday afternoons.


The purpose of this time is to allow students to research an area that they are passionate about and teach other students about this passion. The students will ask themselves, "How does this passion help me become a better person? How does this passion help others? How does this passion help me make the world a better place?" This concept has been implemented at other elementary schools across the state and the feedback has been very positive with students loving to go to school because they are sharing their passion with others. This is also a great time for parents to come and volunteer to help students.


Hughes Elementary is also know as "Hugs Elementary" because we love kids and want them to have the best learning experience possible. I look forward to partnering with you this school year.


For Kids,

Jessica McDonald

Principal

GOOOOOOO HAWKS!!!!!!

Meet the Teacher

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 5:30-6:30pm

13824 Lost Spurs Road

Roanoke, TX

Teachers will be calling families on Wednesday, August 17th to welcome your child to his/her class. Please join us for "Meet the Teacher" on Thursday, August 18th. This is a casual "come and go" event. You can bring your child's school supplies and leave on his/her desk. We will have a gift waiting for every student on the desks. We look forward to seeing you!

First Day of School and Boo Hoo/Yahoo Event

We love to have our families walk their children to class the first day of school. The front and back doors will be open on the first day to help with parking. Staff members will be available to greet families at each entrance. After dropping your child off at class, please join us in the library for a "Boo Hoo~Yahoo" event hosted by the PTA. This is a great time to meet other families at Hughes.