Dear Foothills Famillies and Community,


    We are looking forward to a great 2018-19 academic school year for students.   Know we thrive to have a great climate and culture of happiness, kindness, and positivity in our day-to-day work with students, parents, and amongst ourselves as a staff.


    This year we will be busy with many new things that will make the school better. All learning organizations should strive to find the best ways to make improvement. This year we will be spending a lot of time and energy around the safety of our school. Though this has always been a high priority, we are excited that we have had new district protocol, trainings, and school plans to make everything the best it can be for our community. Know we are also planning on some training for our 5th-8th grade students about the health and wellbeing of themselves and those around them.


    Every year we find areas to focus on in the action to improve. This year we have some great feedback from parents, students, and staff that have made this pathway of change. This year we focus on our use of student data and on-line learning programs to make the educational experience the best for YOUR child. We will also be increasing our trainings for staff on arts learning strategies in the classroom. These strategies align with our Foothills Fine Arts Academy mission – Artful Teaching, Artful Learning.


    We need your voice and effort to make our school the best. Please sign up for our PTSO, Site Council, Safety Committee, and to be a volunteer in many ways. We look forward to working with you and seeing you at our school events.





    Robert Benson




     PUSD 1