Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Elko Family,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Elko Middle School! We are hopeful that you enjoyed your summer of relaxation, and it will be a springboard into the new year. We are excited about this school year and the new staff members joining the Elko Family. We look forward to new teachers starting August 20th and returning teachers August 27th.

Our theme for this school year is “Mindset…I Grow, You Grow, Together We Grow.” This means a person with a growth mindset believes that anyone can be good at anything based on his/her actions, dedication, and commitment, making all things achievable.

This school year we are starting our STEAM initiative, implementing the HCPS learner profile, focusing on Collaboration and Communication

which are two of the six C’s of the learner profile, and we will start the Eagles Soar Program. This is in direct alignment with instilling a growth mindset not only with our students, but within ourselves as educators. Also, Capital One will facilitate an after school coding program. Having an established vision and implementing an alignment that supports its purpose allows for uniformity amongst those of us who directly provide education to our students.

The Elko family’s commitment to our children is of utmost importance to their success. The opportunity presented to us takes a focus and determination to which all of us must be committed. Together as a community, students, staff, and families, students will have a positive middle school experience. Such commitment to one another will forge the gateway to increase student learning and student achievement. We are certainly looking forward to a positive and successful school year.

We hope you continue to enjoy the remainder of your summer, and we look forward to the Elko family returning for the 2018-19 school year.

Dominique Friend, Principal
Elko Middle School


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