It is with great pride that I welcome all of our Hodgen families back for the 2017 school year! There is no doubt that we have made great strides in our first two years together and I fully expect this year to be our best ever! As you think about closing the summer down and focusing on the school year, please take a moment and give yourself a huge pat on the back for everything you have done to get your child ready for another challenging school year.
As we enter the 2017 year, we do so with great anticipation. We are in the process of revamping Hodgen into a technology based school with an emphasis on Robotics, Coding, and Engineering. Throughout the year you will see many new initiatives and programs that we know our kids will be excited about. Let’s be honest, the world is changing and it is our hope that we can bring an exciting skill set to our dragons that will get them enthused about new age programs and technology that they can turn into lucrative careers.
At Hodgen we believe first and foremost in building relationships and establishing a culture of respect. We believe in voices being heard, opinions being listened to, and achieving a compromise that is in the best interest of everyone. Our focus always will be providing the best education to your child as possible in a safe and secure environment.
I want to personally thank each and every one of you for choosing to send your child to Hodgen Elementary. We are honored to have you with us. For those of you returning, welcome back! For those of you who are new to Hodgen, welcome to what we believe is the best elementary school in St. Louis! Please do not hesitate to ask questions, or be an active part of our community. Together we can achieve so much more than we ever could separately. It is through the school and home partnership that we really make our kids dreams a reality.
Welcome to the 2017 school year, if you are reading this, it has already been a success because you are here!
Brandon Murray, Principal