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Principal’s Message

The HES Community wishes Maintenance Manager Bill Vaughn a Happy Retirement!  Bill Vaughn, who has served as Hartley’s Maintenance Manager for the past 13 years, has announced that he will be retiring at the beginning of January, 2019. Mr. Vaughn is well-loved by all who know him as a friendly, hardworking professional who has always placed children, teachers and the safety and cleanliness of the school as his top priorities. We are grateful for the countless contributions Bill has made to the life of Hartley Elementary School and all of us wish him a very happy and healthy retirement.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Tyson Shank as Hartley’s new Maintenance Manager. Mr. Shank comes to us from Palm Valley Academy and Ocean Palms Elementary Schools, where he served as maintenance manager under principal Jessica Richardson. Last year, Tyson earned Ocean Palms’ School-Related Employee of the Year award, a distinction that is given for outstanding contributions to the school community. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Mr. Shank.

Fifth Grader Jake Hudson is this year’s Top Speller! Hartley’s 2018 Spelling Bee competition will be remembered as one of the most exciting and close contests in school history. Congratulations to Jake and all of the 15 fifth-grade contestants who competed in this year’s Bee.

Go Hawks!

Dr. Paul Goricki


Mathematics Adoption

The St. Johns County School District is currently conducting the review process for the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to review the available resources.

School Visitation Update

This is just a reminder that anyone (parent, guardian, friend, neighbor, aunt, uncle) must have school access to attend an event at Hartley, have lunch with a student and/or attend an awards assembly. If you have not already done so, please complete the School Access Form. The process for approval may take up to 4 weeks, so please fill out the application sooner than later for any guests that would like to have school access. Once the application is approved, school access will be valid for three years.

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8, in a collaborative effort between the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) and the Florida Department of Education (DOE).