Husky Highlights

September 3, 2021


Each year we form a Local School Improvement Council for our school.

Currently, Brandi Butcher, parent of a 4th grader, is a representative. We are in need of 2 additional parents to serve on this council. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Phillips. If more than 2 parents volunteer, a ballot will be sent out next week for parents to elect their representatives.

What is LSIC?

It is a West Virginia legislature mandated council to collaborate with administrators and faculty to promote innovations and improvements in the teaching and learning environment in the schools.

Welcome Back, Mrs. Collins!

Mrs. Sara Collins has been hired as a literacy aide in 1st grade. Mrs. Collins spent the summer with us during Husky-tastic Summer Fun.

We are excited to have her helping Mrs. Norman teach our 1st graders to read.

AM Parent Drop Off

Bus 22 pulls into our drop off loop about 7:40 - 7:45 each morning.

During this time, please pull forward toward the parking lot so the bus can get off the road upon his arrival.

Again, thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!


Toys, including pop its, need to be left at home daily.

Thank you for ensuring your students leave their toys at home so we can focus on helping students learn.

Face Coverings

Thank you to our students for doing an awesome job with wearing the required face coverings.

Per our BOE mandate, face coverings are required to be worn inside when our county is on red or orange on the daily DHHR map.

Thank you for being so supportive during a difficult time.

Dates to Remember

Monday, September 6

Labor Day - No School

What does Labor Day celebrate?

Labor Day celebrates American workers and how hard work has helped this country to do well and prosper.

When is Labor Day celebrated?

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

Who celebrates this day?

Labor Day is a national federal holiday in the United States. Many people get the day off of work and, since it always falls on a Monday, this gives many people a three day weekend.

Friday, September 10

Grandparent (or Someone you love) Day

Grandparents or someone you love are invited to school for a special activity with the students.

Please report at the time for your grade levels:

2 & 5 - 9:00 - 9:30

K & 3 - 9:30 - 10:00

1 & 4 - 10:00 - 10:30

We are currently planning an activity in the cafeteria or gym. We ask that our visitors wear masks to help maintain the safety of everyone.

We need our visitors to bring a photo id in order to enter the building.

If the cases continue to rise, we may move the activity to our playground.

We will provide information closer to the day.

Tuesday, September 14

4:30 p.m. - PTO Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Dragons Love Tacos Parent Involvement Activity

We will have 2 sessions - 5:30 and 6:00.

You may attend either one! Students will be making tacos with parents. Teachers will also talk with parents about foundational skills need for success in the current grade level.

Testing the 4th Grade Boats

5th Grade Shoes

5th graders have been working on designing a new shoe. Today, they started making a prototype and testing it for wear and tear. The question that made every student stop and think...........will it survive in the rain?

1st Graders Design Chameleons

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Our Family Handbook - Also available on our website

Our Vision, Core Beliefs, and Goal

Our Core Beliefs / Mission

We at HES are dedicated to providing all students with knowledge and skills to become college and career ready in an environment emphasizing the PAX Good Behavior Game, which includes peace, productivity, health and happiness with the core belief “I better my world, and I better myself.”

It is our desire to:

- Provide a nurturing, consistent environment which emphasizes the development of the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

- To teach all children so they may achieve their highest academic potential utilizing authentic learning experiences, to build a foundation to become college and career ready, and to be lifelong learners.

- To guide all children in becoming leaders, problem solvers, and listeners.

- To encourage appropriate relationships through parent and community involvement in the school.

Our Goal:

Hodgesville Elementary School will have an increase of at least 1.0 GE growth for 40% of our students as based on beginning of the year to end of the year data for 2021 – 2022 end of year assessments for Math and English Language Arts.