Hagerman Elementary School
324 North 2nd Avenue   |   Phone: 208-837-4777   |   Fax: 208-837-4737
September ARRGH Students of the Month:
Attitude: Liam Maki 1st & Camryn Rycraft 6th
Respect: Jasper Knapp 3rd & Jake Bertran 5th
Responsibility: Laney Grimes Kdg. & Sam Watkins 6th
Gratitude: Madden Reed 2nd & Kaden Beutler 4th
Honesty: Harper Stevens 2nd & Kaylee Aamodt 5th
For Hagerman Elementary Students
Renaissance’s Accelerated Reader program is a student-driven and teacher-guided program that engages students with quizzes and activities to help sharpen students’ reading skills with authentic practice - encouraging growth.
Renaissance Star Reading, a comprehensive reading assessment tool, is ideal for in-person, remote, and hybrid instruction.
Additional Reading Programs
- Battle of the Books
Sora helps Hagerman School District to open a world of reading for the students. With Sora, students can borrow and read books with a simple tap and teachers can assign books to show up automatically.
This is Hagerman Elementary School's sixth year hosting a Battle of the Books competition. Seventy students in grades 3-6 have chosen to participate in this year's battles. The mission of the program (Idaho Battle of the Books) is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, share the love of reading with students who have not yet discovered that for themselves, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. The third and fourth graders participate in our own local competition with a 16-book list. The fifth and sixth graders participate through the Idaho Battle of the Books program, also with a 16-book list, and will have opportunities to battle against other schools in addition to our local competition. The top three teams from each age group will receive medals, and the first place team from each age group will receive trophies. We would like to thank the Hagerman Alumni Association for their generous support of this program this year, as well as in previous years. The final school battles will be held on March 4th this year, and the regional battle will be held on March 11th.
Additional information about Idaho Battle of the Books can be found on their website at idahobattleofthebooks.org
Parents, you are invited to come watch your children's battles!
The students can also view the book lists and place holds for the books through our library catalog at library.hjsd.org
Clever is a digital learning platform for K12 schools--one friendly place for single sign-on, messaging, analytics, and more.
Among the applications we can log in to with clever are:
E-mail, Drive, Calendar, etc.
- Kids Discover Online
- Learning Farm
- PBS Kids
- Prodigy Game
- Renaissance Place
- Sora (online library)
GRIT provides scaffolded support that educators and students need to encourage college and career readiness and success.
By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, GRIT Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. GRIT Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers...
The implementation of GRIT has been on-going over the last few years, with the program having reached full implementation, K-12, in the 2020-21 school year. This includes:
Kindergarten Learning binder organization, how to organize desk and workspace materials needed
1st Grade Daily binder checks and a writing assignment about careers
2nd Grade Daily binder/agenda checks along with three agenda items completed daily and learning note taking strategies in math
3rd Grade Daily binder/agenda checks along with WICOR implementation daily across curriculum and monthly use of job cards to start thinking about careers
4th Grade Daily binder/agenda checks plus Star note taking in science journals and discussion of GRIT acronyms and their meanings
5th Grade Daily binder/agenda checks learning of preliminary note taking strategies in math and history journals
6th Grade Daily binder/agenda checks, implementation of focused note taking strategies with an emphasis on answering an essential question
Hagerman Elementary is utilizing Istation Math to assess and teach foundational skills for students to master the following concepts of math:
- Number sense
- Data analysis
Parent/Student Laptop & Technology Handbook
It’s not a technology initiative...it’s a learning initiative...a 21st-century learning initiative
We believe that the essential skills need for students to be College and Career ready are:
- Study Skills
- Growth Mindset
- Ownership of Learning (student-centered)
- Technology Proficiency
For Hagerman Elementary Parents
Parent involvement is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education; whether it be in elementary or jr/sr high school. It also sends a positive message to the student that you consider school a worthwhile cause.
Many schools are in the position to have to raise their own funds for activities. Parent volunteers are essential to organizing and chaperoning fundraising events and other school activities.
Even if you haven’t been involved in the past, it is not too late to start. Contact your child’s teacher and/or school principal to discuss how you can volunteer today!