Hohokam Elementary School Home Page

Phone: 480-484-1800
Fax: 480-484-1801
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Hohokam Traditional School
8451 E. Oak Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85257     
Chuck Rantala, Principal
Shelley Slick-Hummon, AP
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Achievement Profile
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There is no school on Friday, April 18th for District Recess
The school and the office will be closed
District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival

Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's April Letter
This is a busy time of year for all at Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), and it’s hard to believe that we only have eight weeks left in the school year. We still have a lot of work ahead of us. As I write this, we are in the middle of AIMS testing. Our teachers have done a great job and our students are well prepared! During this school year, we have had many student and staff accomplishments of which we are extremely proud. See April Letter
Hohokam School Announcements
Governing Board Voted
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
•           15 out of 19 elementary school principals preferred the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 am- 3:10 pm) every day.
•           With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
•           Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.
This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE)  in elementary schools to help absorb the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year the early release time will be at 1:00pm. 
The K-5 elementary school schedule for 2014-2015 school year protects the integrity of instructional time for Language Arts, math, science, and social studies while at the same time accounting for the impact of lost teacher planning time through the reduction of elementary specials. 

Dr. Peterson's Office Hours
Superintendent, Dr. Peterson will be at Hohokam on Wednesday, April16th from 7:00-8:30am. This is a great time for you to stop by and talk with him, or ask any questions you may have.

Coffee With the Principal

The next Coffee with the Principal will be Friday, April 25th, at 8:20am. Please join us for this informal gathering to find out what is going on at Hohokam.

Hohokam Traditional School has been recognized as a 2013 Higher Performing School by The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA,) and ACT. This recognition is given to schools that consistently outperform their peers with similar student populations. Way to go Falcons!

Pens Up Publishing

Did you know Hohokam has its own publishing center? It offers your child a chance to publish a book that will then be placed in the library to be enjoyed by all! These are the latest books that have been published. We have had 30 books published so far this year both fiction and non-fiction. Our writers have come from every grade level. We are so proud of our young authors!
1.    Being Skiing Partners by Olivia Gomez
2.    Wumbers adapted by Mrs. Lopez Class
3.    I Go to the Moon by Esmeralda Munoz
4.    All About Santa by Thomas Giorlando
5.      The Day My Mom Turned into a Zombie by Leslie Castrejon
6.      Max the Dog – by Tyler Hess
7.      One Direction My Favorite Band – by Lyanna Marie Rodriguez
8.      Happy Birthday Nova – by Hannah Joy Hartman


The Health Center is in need of a few items: disinfecting wipes, gallon zip lock bags, graham/saltine crackers and baby wipes. Donations to help care for our students would greatly be appreciated. Thank you to those who have already brought donations in!  We really appreciate it!

Accelerated Reader Data
Wow! Our students passed 6,963quizzes 2nd trimester compared to 3,594 1st trimester, they also increased their overall comprehension score from 77.2 to 82.7. We had 149 students make their point and comprehension goal compared to 48 the 1st trimester. Look for these super readers posted on the AR bulletin boards in the cafeteria!

Items Needed in Lily's Closet
Lily’s Closet is in need! Ms. Lily is almost out of clothes to help students who are out of dress code. If your child has been “loaned” clothes because they were out of compliance, please wash and return those items as soon as you can. Lily’s closet is in need of the following:

Gently used Boys Bottoms: sizes 7-16 youth;
Gently used Boys Tops: small, medium, large, extra-large;
Gently used Girls jumpers, pants, skorts: sizes 7-16 youth;
Gently used Girls tops sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large

Hohokam's Vex IQ Robots
Falcons Alight & Falcons Take Flight are Hohokam's Vex IQ robots teams.  We have been to two qualifying events.  One in Scottsdale where Falcons Alight with their robot Falco finished FIRST in Team Competition.  Another was in Fountain Hills where Falcons Take Flight with their robot Merlin took 2nd place in the Team Competition. Congratulations to our Vex IQ Robotics Team who competed at the Arizona State University on Saturday, 3/1! A Special thanks to Ms. Barbosa and Mr. Peabody for their leadership and commitment to the team. The tournament was a wonderful culmination, and celebration, of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our outstanding students and teachers.

Welcome to Hohokam Traditional School!



Hohokam Equation of Success

Traditional Philosophies + 21st Century Technology = Excellence

Mission Statement

Our flight to “excellence” is guided by our Traditional Pillars:
  1. Classrooms with a Strong Academic Focus
  2. Linear and Sequential Curriculum
  3. High Expectations for All
  4. Dress Code
  5. Partnership between Home and School
  6. Consistent Discipline
 Watch Us Soar!

We are happy to offer you a tour of Hohokam Traditional School at your convenience. Please contact the office at 480-484-1800 to schedule. We look forward to meeting you!

Suggested Supply Lists for 2013-2014 School Year
2013-2014 Dress Code
Hohokam Traditional School has a standard of dress for kindergarten through fifth grade students. The standard of dress gives the school a positive and distinct identity and reflects the values of the school and community. Students are required to conform to the dress standard each day.


Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

We are making this Voluntary Student Accident Insurance available as a service to parents. This is not major medical, but rather a deductible reimbursement insurance policy.

Please note: There will be a $5 registration fee for each time you purchase insurance. Please click on the link below for more information. Please check out the Voluntary Student Accident Plan Premium Rates attached below under Files - High School and/or Middle School.


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