Hotchkiss High School Family, it is with great regret that I will not be principal at Hotchkiss High next year. As some of you are aware, I have been battling some health issues these last few years with a rare form of bone marrow cancer. I'm now at a point where it is necessary to leave HHS and to get advance treatment. Very soon I will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant. This procedure holds much hope and a high probability for a full cure but it is a difficult, long process and I will be unable to work next year.

I have enjoyed my three years at HHS as principal. It has been a privilege to work with the students, parents, teachers and community. HHS is a great school and I’m proud to be a bulldog. Best wishes in the near future and I’m confident you will see me around next winter as I as slowly recover.

A new principal will be chosen soon and HHS will continue to be an outstanding school for all kids!

Best regards,

Paul Rodriguez
Principal, Hotchkiss High School


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Financial Aid 101 & FAFSA

On Wednesday, October 4th, Hotchkiss High and Western State will host a Financial Aid 101 meeting at 6 PM in the school’s kennel. It will be opened to all parents who are interested. Parents of juniors and seniors will want to attend, especially if it is your first time through the process.

After the financial aid meeting, we will go over our counseling program of Naviance so that you can see what it encompasses. We will also look at your student’s SAT/PSAT scores from last April and discuss what the next steps are.

At the conclusion on the meeting, the senior parents are invited to come to the library and complete their FAFSA id request, and if you bring along your 2016 taxes, you can also complete your son/daughter’s FAFSA.


May 18

Finals Schedule

Wednesday, May 23rd

2nd hour 8:00 – 9:30

Break 9:30 – 9:45

4th hour 9:50 – 11:20

Lunch 11:20 – 12:15

6th hour 12:15 – 1:45

Break 1:45 – 2:00

8th hour 2:05 – 3:35

Thursday, May 24th

1st hour 8:00 – 9:30

Break 9:30 – 9:45

5th hour 9:50 – 11:20

Lunch 11:20 – 12:20

7th hour 12:25 – 1:55

Make-up & Locker Clean Out 2:00 – 3:00

Bus Pick-up 3:15

Friday, May 25th

Make-up Finals only


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