Welcome to Hansen School!
I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2012-2013 school year! Summer has come and gone and now it is time to continue with the excellent traditions of Hansen School. Fresh off of a banner year of increased student performance, we are ready for another amazing year! We will continue to raise expectations for all of our students, while providing the support needed to meet those goals. Academically, we will continue “Husky Time”, with leveled, skill-specific instruction where students’ individual needs are addressed. Students in grades four through six will be homogenously grouped for math instruction in a program designed for students to excel. Building on our introduction of Thinking Maps last school year, we will beimplementing a new writing program called “Write from the Beginning” that will provide our students with the necessary skills to become proficient writers.
We are very excited to be offering a new full day Transitional Kindergarten program in 2012-13! In addition to our full day Academic Kindergarten program, Transitional Kindergarten is designed to offer students a developmentally enriched educational experience by implementing the kindergarten curriculum over a two-year period. The Transitional Kindergarten experience results in a seamless transition to the more rigorous academic Kindergarten. If you are interested in enrolling your child in this new program, please contact the school office.
I am pleased to announce that this year Hansen will begin an elective time for fourth and fifth grade students. Recognizing the need to develop the entire child, fourth and fifth grade students will chose from choir, drama, art, club soccer or Pilates and yoga.
We are also pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Anaheim Police Department and Cops 4 Kids. Through this wonderful partnership, Hansen School’s 4th-6th graders participate in the Jr. Cadet Program which instills a sense of respect and responsibility in our young Huskies. In addition, our fifth and sixth graders participate in the GRIP program which focuses on drug-prevention and gang intervention strategies. We will continue our Mentoring Program and hope to see more of our parents participating in our very successful Greeter Program. At Hansen School we take bullying and harassment very seriously. Because of our commitment to ensuring a safe, secure learning environment for each student, we've developed a policy in this area. To read our Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment Policy, please click here. Our goal at Hansen School is to create a school community where all students, parents, and staff feel connected!
At Hansen our mission is to assist students in acquiring the skills needed to be successful, life-long learners, prepared to accept responsibilities and challenges of our culturally diverse society. I firmly believe that a strong home/school partnership is the cornerstone of student success. I invite you to fully participate in your child's education by joining the PTA, School Site Council, or volunteering in your child’s class. I look forward to the opportunity of working with each and every one of you.
Hansen School PTA
The Hansen School PTA has planned many fun and exciting activities for the students and families for the 2012-13 school year. The Hansen School PTA is always looking for additional volunteers to assist with their many activities. Feel free to stop in the school office to find out more information about how you can help. The PTA is an integral part of Hansen School!
About Hansen School
Hansen School is in the Savanna School District which encompasses parts of the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress and Stanton. Approximately 725 students attend Hansen School. The staff at Hansen School is composed of 25 regular education teachers, a Response to Intervention (RtI) Title I support teacher, a special education resource teacher and speech therapist, as well as psychologist, counselor, and nursing services.. All of the teachers at Hansen School are fully credentialed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Support services at the school include clerical, custodial and maintenance, and special funded school based coordinated program and special education classroom instructional assistants. Student support is also maintained through the Student Intervention Team, a group of teachers who meet to help parents and other teachers with students who may not be progressing academically, socially, or behaviorally.
Hansen staff members attend inservices and workshops on a regular basis to keep current on exemplary teaching strategies, new curricula, and methods to best assist students in meeting grade-level standards. Hansen School's strong academic program ensures that the state and district standards are taught in a comprehensive manner. Students participate in a variety of assessments including District benchmark assessments; teacher and publisher assessments; as well as the State Testing and Reporting (STAR) program which includes the California Standards Test, Physical Fitness Testing for fifth grade students, and the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) for second-language learners.
Additionally, the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is an integral part of the school’s support services through its work as parent volunteers, as program fund-raisers, and as a school-parent communication resource.