Welcome to Hughes Elementary!
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!
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.
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.
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.