Hotchkiss High School Families:
My name is Marty Rover and I am excited to introduce myself as the next principal of Hotchkiss High School. I could not be more excited to hit the ground running and continue building on the outstanding tradition established at HHS. I am eager to bring my experience and skills as a leader to form strong partnerships with students, parents, and community members to ensure the success of all students. I have learned that great schools are the result of great teachers and I am thrilled to get to work with and support the tremendous staff at HHS. I look forward to celebrating the success of our students and staff and continuing the tradition of HHS being a distinguished and valuable part of this community.
Prior to joining HHS I served as an assistant principal at Delta Middle School and a math teacher at Delta High School. I have also coached baseball and golf and officiated high school basketball and baseball. I have been a member of both the DCSD calendar adoption committee and the math curriculum adoption committee. My educational background includes an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and a B.S. in Mathematics-Secondary Education from Colorado Mesa University.
In closing, I have always admired the immense pride and enthusiasm that exists not only at HHS but the community of Hotchkiss as a whole. I look forward to utilizing this attitude to continue to move HHS in a positive and progressive direction. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas to share please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again I could not be more excited for this opportunity and I look forward to becoming a member of the Hotchkiss High School family!
Hotchkiss High School Principal
Announcements for Wednesday, April 24:
Today - Chicken Fried Steak
Tomorrow - Cheese Pizza
Youth Outdoor Network has some summer jobs and internships available this summer. Come to the Library today during Access to learn more. We will also talk about the end of the year trip to Sweitzer Lake!
JV Track @ Delta - 1:00pm
Juniors, just a reminder: tonight we will be decorating for Prom beginning at 5:00 in the gym. Please plan to attend and if your parents are able to attend please invite them. Only those juniors who attend from 5:00 to 8:00 will be excused from class on Friday to finish decorating.
Yearbook supplement staff: Please meet in the Library on Thursday during Access. We will spend the time learning to use Pictavo!
Book club Thursday during lunch in the Library. Everyone welcome!
BB vs. Paonia 4:00pm
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
The gym will be closed at all times this week due to prom decorating.
Today is the first day of the Canned Food drive which will go through May 3rd. Donation bins are located in front of the office and whichever class donates the most money will receive ice cream sandwiches and go to the front of the lunch line for two weeks. The two most requested foods are cereal and peanut butter so they will be worth more in the competition. The goal for each class is 50 points.
Prom is this Saturday, April 27th. Grand March will begin at 7:00, doors will open at 6:30. Be sure to arrive by 7:00 if you plan to participate in Grand March. The dance will be from 8:00-11:30. All juniors and seniors are invited and may bring one guest. All students and guests will be required to complete a breathalyzer at the front door. All purses and bags will be searched.
If you are bringing a guest that does not attend HHS they may not be in middle school or older than 19. You must fill out a Guest Approval form and turn it into the office by Friday, April 26th. No Guest Approval forms will be accepted at the door on Saturday. In addition, all guests must bring a valid photo ID with them to be checked at the front door of the dance.
Please remember that there is still a dress code for dances. Dresses with excessive midriff or cleavage showing will not be permitted.
Also, remember once you leave the dance you will not be permitted to return. If you have any questions see Mr. Rover or Mr. Egging.
April 30th will be the Student Council Student Body Elections. Requirements are as follows: the president shall be a Senior or Junior who has completed all of his/her previous years at Hotchkiss High school. The Vice President, secretary, treasurer offices shall be held by any student who has completed his/her previous year at Hotchkiss High School as well. Anybody who has not been in STUCO before and meets these requirements may run for Student Body Executive Committee next year. You will have to give a speech to the student body April 30th.
If you owe lunch money, please be sure to stop by the lunch room to pay your balance as soon as possible.
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