Principal's Message

  • Melinda Cunningham, Principal

    Welcome to the Hawkes Bluff Elementary website.  Please visit our site frequently for the latest information and updates regarding curriculum, district policies, current and future events, and general information about our school.

    I am honored to be the Principal at HBE.  The success of HBE is a team effort.  The teachers' support staff, non-instructional staff, parents, PTA, and, of course, the students are all key components to the success of HBE.

    The teachers and support staff at HBE are highly qualified and dedicated to our students.  They approach each other with enthusiasm and dedication as they tirelessly provide a positive, productive learning environment for our students.  Our instructional staff and support staff are the very best the profession has to offer.

    The non-instructional staff at HBE consistently demonstrate the highest degree of dedication and professionalism.  We are fortunate to have so many warm, caring, and competent people to work with and nurture our children.  Our office staff, our facilities staff, our cafeteria staff, and our teachers' assistants all improve life for our students and teachers every day.

    Parents at HBE are incredibly supportive of all that we do!  Their continued support and involvement in the education process is critical, as the home/school connection is the key to the success of our students.  The parents' loyalty, consideration, and trust have made our partnership one of mutual respect and appreciation.

    The HBE PTA Board and general membership consists of hardworking, supportive and extremely capable members of the school community who always give willingly of their time, talent and energy whenever they are needed.  We could not have the successful school that we do without these wonderful people and all the families who consistently support our PTA year after year.  Having had the distinct pleasure of being part of the HBE family for so many years, we have worked to develop strong bonds with the families at our school.  This has fortified the school.  These ties not only bind us at the school level, they bind our entire community.

    Last, but certainly not least, the most critical link to success is our STUDENTS!  Our HAWK-TASTIC boys and girls have risen to every challenge by working hard and doing their best.  They continue to amuse us with their determination, creativity, perseverance, and promise.  Our relationship with our students and their families doesn't end in 5th grade.  Because of the strong sense of family we have here at HBE, our students continue to return year after year to keep us abreast of their progress, accomplishments and successes.  We always take the time to relish and celebrate with them.  Nothing makes us prouder than to say, "It all started right here at Hawkes Bluff!"

    We are glad you are a part of the HBE Family and we look forward to an amazing 2022-2023 school year!

    Ms. Cunningham