Thank you Hedges Team!

FullSizeRender 25As I reflect on this school year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the Hedges Team! Thank you for your perseverance, commitment, and collaboration to support our students to achieve high levels of learning. My appreciation for our Hedges Community comes from three perspectives as I have had the opportunity to be a member of this team as a classroom teacher, a parent, and as the principal.

Today my heart is heavy to know my youngest child will spend her last school day at Hedges as an elementary student. While at the same time, I am confident that she is academically and socially prepared for the journey to middle school and beyond. As a teacher, a mom, and an administrator, I thank each of you for individualizing each student’s academic experience and for guiding all of our students to view a growth mindset to continue to achieve increased success! I am deeply grateful to be a member of a team who works together with a respect for each other’s educational knowledge and experience. Our students are incredibly prepared for the next school year because of the time each of you took to develop relationships to know and understand how each of our students learn.

Thank you for your laser like focus and relentless efforts to support our mission and vision:

Learning For ALL…No Excuses, No Limits!

Our vision is to foster and maintain contagiously positive, collaborative, and mission-focused relationships. Together, we guide, support, and encourage ALL students to reach high levels of learning and individualized success.

Enjoy a well deserved and rejuvenating summer! I am looking forward to beginning another successful 2015-2016 school year on August 31st. 🙂

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Leadership and Collaboration #hedgeshappenings #hedgesfieldday #onefamily

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Today we had another successful annual Hedges Field Day! Each year our PE teacher, Karen Dunfee, works tirelessly to celebrate fitness with our school community. She organizes fun activity stations for our four-hundred students throughout our campus. This year she and our Flathead Braves football coach, Kyle Samson, collaborated to support our students with his incredible group of leaders!


Our students were very excited about the opportunity to work with real football players! These young men supported our students way beyond our expectations and exemplified our Hedges Guidelines for Success: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn! They were role models, motivators, and incredibly fun! Thank you Karen, Kyle, Brooke (Mrs. Samson had this amazing idea!) and the Flathead Braves Football Team for leading our students and creating a day they will positively remember forever!