The Pirate – HJSD Newsletter March 2021


HJSD Parents,

As the weather warms-up and the clocks spring forward, we realize 3rd quarter is coming to an end, indicating P/T conferences are right around the corner.These mandatory conferences are scheduled for March 29-April 1, 2021, and provide a great opportunity to address summer school, placement considerations for next year and receive your valued input and feedback via parent survey.

The HJSD students will participate in the Idaho Standards Achievement Tests beginning Monday April 5 thru Monday April 26, 2021.In addition, we will take the IRI (i-station) Reading assessment Monday May 3-6 and the M-COMP & M CAP Monday May 11-14, 2021.All students are required to take these assessments, thus, it is crucial students are present.Make-ups will take place as needed throughout the testing window.

Please note, we are offering an after school tutoring/enrichment program every other Wednesday from 3:45-4:45 pm.This will include a fifteen minute break with snacks, 45 minutes of intense intervention or enrichment, and transportation.Dates thru end of school year include: Mar. 17; April 7, 21; May 5, 19.

Thank you to everyone who voted in support of the supplemental levy.The good news is the board approved a reduction of $50,000 from the previous supplemental levy, thus a reduction for all property owners.

Parents, thanks again for your support and trust in the Hagerman Joint School District.We are confident that all students will be successful if we work together as a team, build their self-esteem, and instill the ARRGH virtues that drive our purpose to produce Academic Achievers, Clear Communicators, Responsible Citizens, and Quality Producers.Our climate is a result of the virtues we instill with all Hagerman Pirate students, ARRGH!

A – Positive Attitude
R – Respect
R – Responsible
G – Gratitude
H – Honest


Our February ARRGH students of the month include:

Virtue: K-3 4-6

Attitude Ty Cottam 1 Ryland Slazas 6

Respect Drake Crane Kdg. Payge Nyborg 5

Responsibility Jasper Knapp 2 Raelee Vader 4

Gratitude Blake Anderson 3 Navaeh Ramirez 6

Honesty Trista Heston 3 Bristol Ross 5


Certified/Classified Employees of the month:

Certified:Tammy Scott Art Teacher K-12

Classified: Karen Hoffmann K-6 Testing Coordinator


Important Dates:

Feb. 22-Mar. 5 Coffee shop levy informational items shared

Mar. 3 After school tutoring/Enrichment 3:45-4:45 pm

Mar. 9 Supplemental Levy presentation Chamber of Commerce luncheon 12:00 noon at Snake River Grill

Mar. 9 Supplemental Levy voting day

Mar. 17 After school tutoring/Enrichment 3:45-4:45 pm

Mar. 22-25 Spring Break

Mar. 29-31 P/T Conferences

April 1 P/T conference make-up day

Dr. Jim R. Brown, Ed.D.
Elementary Principal/Superintendent


MISSION: To provide a safe, secure environment and quality educational opportunities which prepare our students for a life of learning and achievement.

VISION: Hagerman School District will be a vibrant, nurturing community where all students have pride in their scholastic achievement and are productive, involved citizens of society, with the tools to reach their dreams.



Principals Corner

We would like to thank all of those involved in the AG-Science Fair. It was another huge success and the students are being so creative with their projects. Thank you Mr. Knapp and Mrs. Kinder for helping drive this Fair and making it something memorable for Hagerman Jr./Sr. High School.

ISAT Testing:   The ISAT Testing window for the junior high and high school is Tuesday April 20

                      thru May 20.



                            THANK YOU.

Important Dates

Monday                  March 15th    School Board Meeting

Wednesday            March 17th    Tutoring 4-4:45 PM

Thursday                March 18th    End of 3rd Quarter

SPRING BREAK   22nd-25th

Wednesday            March 31th    Parent-Teacher Conference 8-4 PM



PRIDE—-March word of the Month.

Pirate Pride Recognition