Capitol Hill Community News

September 2023

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Principal's Message

Capitol Hill Community,

What an exciting start to our 2023-2024 school year. It has been such a joy seeing all of your children back at school. We are off to a great start and are looking forward to a fantastic year!

Thank you for taking the time to read the monthly community newsletter. It is my goal to use this space as a central location for most important information. The school will also send our periodic remind messages.

I hope each of your children have had a wonderful start to the year and are enjoying building meaningful relationships with their teacher and classmates.

Don't forget to come to our Back to School Night this evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm! We will all meet on the playground at 6 and disperse to explore the school around 6:30. See you tonight!

- Mike


Core Values

Student First Decision Making

Honesty and Transparency

Listen to Understand

Realize we are All Humans

Important Dates

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Spirit Wear is Here!


Have you gotten your Capitol Hill Spirit Wear yet?!

We have several NEW ITEMS this year as well!

  • T-shirts (long and short sleeved)
  • Sweatshirts (hoodie and crewneck)
  • NEW BASEBALL CAPS (special request from our amazing Principal Sauers!)
  • Kids and adult sizes

We can't wait to see everyone showing their school spirit!

To order, CLICK HERE

For any questions, contact Tabitha Ames at

Picture Day is Here -- Wed, Sept 20th

School Picture Day is Wednesday, September 20th.

All students will have their photos taken for the yearbook. If you would like to order photos, go to and enter Picture Day ID: EVTKT7NNJ

If you are interested in volunteering to help our picture day run smoohtly please contact Jill & Kate at

**Yearbooks are provided FREE OF CHARGE to ALL Capitol Hill students thanks to the generosity of our PTA! No need to order yearbooks - all students will receive one at the end of the school year!**

Capitol Hill Core Values & Vision

It’s a journey…

  • Input was asked from staff in the spring of 22-23

  • Our Climate Team will be synthesizing words/phrases & feedback will be asked from students, teachers, and families.

  • Outcome: A set of 3-5 Core Values will be established as a collective community.

  • Going Forward: A vision statement will be established that ties directly to our community core values.

Thank you in advance for participating in this important work. Be on the look out for a community survey soon.

Important TAG Information

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If you have questions about TAG, please reach out to your child's teacher or our TAG Coordinator -

2022-2023 Successes!

According to our Annual Successful Schools Survey that was taken by students, families, and teachers last year...

Families had increases in positive feedback for Barriers to Engagement, Family-School Communications, and School Climate.

Students had increases in positive feedback for engagement, Sense of Belonging, Student Relationships, and Teacher-Student Relationships.

Black Students had increases in positive feedback for School Climate, School Safety, Sense of Belonging, and Student Relationships.

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Staff Responses: Climate & Building Leadership

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Input Opportunity - Wells HS

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Important PTA Info

PTA Digital Newsletter - September

I’m interested in learning more about volunteering at Capitol Hill -- Complete this form.

Upcoming Events that need volunteers

Grand Friends Day: Welcome Our Grand Friends 10/5 & 10/6

  • Set up coffee and easy breakfast for our Grand Friends
  • Help greet and direct grand friends to the right places at school

The Big Boo!: Our Halloween Themed Carnival on 10/27

  • Lead parent needed to help manage all the odds and ends
  • Volunteers needed to run shifts at game stations (middle and high school students are great volunteers!)
  • Set up and break down help needed

Our Capitol Hill Staff