Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? If so, now's the time to register for kindergarten. The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo
AT HAZEL VALLEY, WE SHOW RESPECT FOR ALL BY: EMBRACING DIFFERENCES, WORKING TOGETHER, AND CELEBRATING LEARNING.
As the principal of Hazel Valley, I take great pride in leading the students, the staff and the families of this community to great success. Daily, I value the opportunity to have meaningful, inspiring and academically engaging conversations and interactions with children, teachers and families. My goal for Hazel Valley is to lead all of our children to greatness- so that one day, they will graduate High School ready for college, career and citizenship. To do this we are focusing on the following for the 2016-2017 school year:
Knowing every student by name, strength, and need
Continue looking at student data on a regular basis and work with students and families to set achievement goals.
Continue to strengthen our work within RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating Emotions) to enhance our Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) to improve students’ academic performance and social skills, and support classrooms to be more supportive and student centered.
Support great teaching and learning in every classroom
Teachers will align high expectations, content, resources, assessments and instruction to Common Core State Standards to ensure there is equitable access to all students.
Teachers will use multiple assessments and data-driven instruction to engage and communicate with students about their progress towards standards mastery.
Teachers adapt lessons and content in response to student voice, cultural diversity, and learning needs.
Build strong partnerships with families and community
Continue to provide events for families to learn more about our programs through monthly coffee chat with the principal as well as evening family events.
Implement Winter/Spring evening conferences for families to meet with teachers to discuss student progress and learn ways to support student at home.
Provide Family Outreach once a month through phone calls, website pages and home visits.
Hazel Valley celebrations
Continue inviting families to our monthly PBIS assemblies to recognize and honor students and classrooms displaying Hazel Valley’s 4 Respects.
Continue to have monthly meetings to look at student data (academic & behavioral) to celebrate successes and make adjustments/plan next steps to meet student needs and improve student achievements
During the course of the 2016-2017 school year, our Hazel Valley staff will be focusing on ensuring that your child is receiving a strong instructional program that is rigorous while meeting your child's learning needs. One of the most important ways you can be involved as a parent is knowing that you are your child's first teacher. We want to continue to build a strong, two-way partnership with you and look forward to seeing you at our monthly family events and coffee chats.
As a mom of two, it is my honor to educate your children, each and every day. I look forward to partnering and working closely to make Hazel Valley the best educational experience possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out in anyway.
District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes.
Highline high schools will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being. Like many other districts, the district was considering a new schedule starting in September 2018 to accommodate new state graduation requirements.