Sherri Hatley


Principal's Blog

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Hope Elementary School, home of the Wildcats!  This school year we are looking forward to a fantastic year of engaged learning in a variety of settings and formats.  We are fortunate as our Kindergarten program continues to be a full day program.  Recently, Hope School adopted  a Multi-Age program for grades 1-3 and 4-6.  Hope School is a School-wide Title I school and we encourage families to learn together in fun and engaging ways ~ look for our Family Engagement Nights (Winter and Spring).  Our school behavior expectations are Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful.  

During the autumn season, the 4-6 Multi-Age team is participating in outdoor educational learning by partnering with Kanisku Land Trust and Project Learning Tree.  Our students will learn about our local environment in a “hands on” and interactive manner.  They will also have leadership opportunities to teach and lead our 1-3 Multi-Age students in selected outdoor education activities – to share the knowledge they have gained.  Our first student leadership day was on September 30th and it was a huge success. Our 4-6 grade students planned, organized and taught six outdoor educational activities to our 1-3 grade students.  We look forward to a great year with more student driven leadership activities.  

We thank you in advance for all you do for your children and all you do to support our school.  We love and encourage parent involvement in all its many shapes and forms.  

With great respect,

Sherri Hatley

Principal and Title I Teacher

Outdoor Education Day

posted Nov 9, 2016, 6:47 PM by Sherri Hatley

September 28, 2016
The 4-6 Grade Students led the 1-3 Grade Students in six different outdoor education activities.   The picture below is from the "Shelter" activity.  The student leaders did a fantastic job teaching the younger students about surviving a storm in the woods.  

Veteran's Day Celebration - November 9, 2016

posted Nov 9, 2016, 4:48 PM by Sherri Hatley   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 6:52 PM ]

Celebrating Veterans’ Day with our local veterans and students is my favorite celebration of the year.  My heart swells with pride to honor our Veterans who gave so much to protect our freedoms.  Today our students shared their gratefulness by singing songs of recognition and gratitude.  Our school counselor played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes.  Our gym was filled with more than 20 Veterans, 65 additional community members, 110 students and 10 staff members. However, most importantly our gym was filled with love, honor and respect for these great men and women.   

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