2018-19 Principal's Message

  • Cooper Greetings from Alexander Hamilton Elementary School and welcome to the 2018 – 2019 school year. Since its founding in 1923, Hamilton has been dedicated to providing the very best elementary education to our students, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Throughout our proud 95 year history, Hamilton has been a place where students are intellectually ambitious, engaged, and curious about the world in which they live. Our students are compassionate, creative, and filled with desire to meet new challenges and pursue creative paths to solutions.

    On any given day, our classrooms are full with activities and ideas that challenge and inspire our students. Our amazing teachers work hard to create an exceptional learning environment for our students. As a result, our school has been recognized at the state and national levels as being an example of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also high levels of student achievement and growth, and exemplary arts education programs. Additionally, Franklin Covey has recognized Hamilton as a 2018 Leader in Me School. Our major focus on leadership begins in the classrooms of our youngest students and culminates in fifth grade when our oldest students take on the responsibility of being the school's student leaders.

    Throughout the year, exciting things are happening in our classrooms and on our campus! We encourage you to get involved by joining our Parent Groups, volunteering at school activities, and taking an active role in your child's education. You are the best gift you can give your child. You are your child's most important teacher. Spend time with your child. The elementary years go quickly, but they are among the most important and fundamental years of your child’s life. It is my desire to keep the focus on increasing student achievement and doing whatever it takes to help ALL our students be successful and enjoy coming to school each day. I believe that learning should be fun and that an elementary school should pave the way for a lifetime of learning.

    Whether you are a first-time visitor or are already a member of our community, I encourage you to explore the Hamilton website (bobcatbuzz.com), discover the activities and programs happening in our classrooms. Come see our campus and feel the excitement and energy our children emulate every day. Take a tour, meet our faculty, and see for yourself our welcoming community. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any assistance. We are here to help you and, most importantly, to help your child be successful!

    Thank you for choosing Hamilton and allowing my team and me to work with your children each day.

     

    Erika Cooper
    Principal