--Peek at Our Week--August 9

Paonia K-8 School

Paonia K-8 School Info

View our parents' page on facebook, stop by the school, give us a call, visit our website or send us an email. We love to hear from you!

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Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

If you have not registered online and/or called to speak to us about your choice for school this year, please register as soon as you can or give us a call. We are working to plan our staffing and school procedures. Thank you!


Class lists will be posted in the front windows of the school on Wednesday, August 11.

The Paonia K-8 School Families,

On behalf of all of the staff of Paonia K-8, I want to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to partnering and working with you and your children.

Another incredible and productive school year is about to start. Our skilled and devoted staff are planning and preparing activities, lessons and educational experiences that align with our vision of inspiring lifelong learning for a positive future. Along with our Paonia Elementary and Paonia Jr. High Staff, we are welcoming a few new staff members into our building as well: Wes Bryant as our music teacher, Meghan Casey as our middle school social studies teacher and Megan Randal as our 4th-6th science teacher.

Our enthusiastic office team will be registering new families, ordering needed materials and keeping me in line. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the summer working tirelessly on preparing our new facility. And, our much-appreciated PPO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

The Paonia K-8 leadership became a team this year! Our Paonia K-8 School leadership will include a Principal and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. I served as Principal of Paonia Elementary School for two years, and Sam Cox served as Principal of Paonia Elementary School for seven years. Combined, we have 25 years of experience in educational leadership positions ranging from grades Kindergarten-12th grade, in alternative, private and public schools, as well as district-level leadership. We are a dynamic team, with proven results and innovative ideas. Thank you for trusting in us to lead our community’s school.

A school is not defined by classrooms, cafeterias and playgrounds but by the people who

fill those spaces. Please visit the staff directory on our website, pk8.deltaschools.com, for

a list of our Paonia K-8 staff members. I will be introducing our new staff members in

more detail in a PK8 newsletter.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, August 12 3:00pm-6:00pm: PK8 Family & Student Orientation & 6th-8th Locker Assignments
  • Monday, August 16: First day for all students and ½ of Kindergarten*
  • Tuesday, August 17: First day for ½ of Kindergarten*
  • Thursday, August 19: Back to School Night 5:00pm-7:00pm

*Our secretaries will contact you with your Kindergartener’s start date.

Welcome to The Paonia K-8 School, filled with Paonia’s little eagles and big eagles. Let’s all join together to create a remarkable first year united as one!


Amelia Baldwin, Principal

Mrs. Baldwin and Mr. Cox have some incredible ideas and are looking forward to a great first year together at PK8!

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PPO (Paonia Parent Organization) Meeting

Location: Big B's Delicious Orchards

Monday, August 6 @ 6:00pm

PPO Mission: To support and enhance the educational experience, which allows students to flourish in an academic environment.

PPO Vision: To provide the students, teachers, and staff the opportunity to SOAR. The PPO is committed to uniting our school, parents, and community for a better future.

S - Support

O - Opportunity

A - Advancement

R - Recognition

Our families are the soul of our school! Without family support, PK8 would not have such a strong foundation to build upon in this coming school year. Just by being a part of PK8, you are already a member! Join us at our meetings while attendees have discussions and take action in supporting staff & the community, increasing student opportunity, and recognizing student success. Everyone is welcome!

PPO Welcome Packet

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Breakfast & Lunch at School

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Free/Reduced Lunch Application (This information is confidential and not accessible by any PK8 school staff.)


Amelia Baldwin, Principal