Welcome to an exciting new academic year at Hoover Elementary! In my 6th year as principal here, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to you all and to share fantastic updates that took place over the summer. First, we have a new bright cafeteria with joyful faces on our walls- our students'! We also had the buildings painted colors that match our beautiful mural donated through Color Corps- colors that infuse a new life and encourage our students to learn, create and explore. All of which they will be doing on our new playground! Donated by Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and built by Kaboom!, we have a beautiful and safe place for students to explore, laugh, play and be healthy. Our teachers have been working hard this summer to prepare strong academic lessons for our students. All of our staff is so very excited to welcome our students back and you will see their enthusiasm and genuine care in every interaction and in every space of our school. Together, everyone's hard work is helping us to bring our core values- healthiness, kindness, curiosity, perseverance, and ownership - to life and build a safe, supportive learning environment where every student will thrive. With the amazing family and community support we have, this will be the best year yet for our students at Hoover!