Welcome to the Proud Home of the Hawks

Welcome to the home of the Hawks, here on the Internet site for J. Robert Hendricks Elementary school. Our highly performing campus of nearly 450 students is located in the strong community of Tucson. You'll find us at the central, southern part of Arizona, which offers bright and sunny skies and warm weather all year long.

Hendricks Elementary serves kindergarten to 6th grade. We take great pride and care in teaching your children every day. Our teachers and staff know that encouragement and challenging work build great minds and character. We are proud to be an A+ School!

Dear Hendricks Families,

Registration forms will be coming home with your child at the beginning of May. Please fill these forms out and return to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

If you know your child will not be returning for the 2014-2015 school year, please fill in the bottom portion of the letter attached to the registration form. This helps us better prepare for next year’s registration and class lists. 

The month of April is an important time for schools statewide. We place an increased focus on standardized assessments to measure our students’ academic performance. Hendricks will administer two state tests during the week of April 7-11. Second grade students will be taking the Stanford 10 test. Student in grades third, fourth, fifth, and sixth will take the AIMS assessment. 

Hendricks has high academic expectations and goals. Throughout the course of the school year, students and staff have worked very hard to prepare children for the upcoming tests. This is the week when students will put forth his/her best effort and let their academic success shine! Presented are a few strategies that parents may use to support the testing process: 

  • Attitude is the key! Encourage your children to do his/her best. 
  • Get plenty of rest. 
  • Eat a healthy breakfast, and bring a healthy snack to school. 
  • Don’t be tardy to school, and avoid being absent. 
  • Talk to your children each morning, encourage them to write clearly, answer all of the test questions, take their time, check their work, and do his/her best! 

Please be aware that we will soon start the process of determining classroom placements for the 2014-2015 school year. When making class lists, the teachers make every effort to be sure that the classes are balanced. If you would like to submit a letter describing what type of educational experience will be best for your child/children, we will make every effort to honor and respect your perspective. Our goal is to do what is best for our students. These letters need to be submitted to the current classroom teacher and/or me by Friday, April 25 because we will begin to start creating class lists for next year in early May. 

Staffing Update for the 2014-2015 School Year:
Ms. Sarah Furrier, fourth grade, has resigned and is going to Texas. Dr. Lucy Popson will be joining our staff. Ms. Carol Forszt is retiring, and Mr. Jaime Diaz will be joining our fifth grade team. Mr. Jungbluth will be joining Mr. Jaime Diaz and Mrs. Lehman to round out the fifth grade team for next year. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

As always, if you have questions or concerns, I welcome open communication.

Together We Soar,                      

Peter Wells

Peter Wells

Peter Wells


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