Welcome to Hot Springs Elementary School!
Welcome and Thanks for Visiting our Website!
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of HSES, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Hot Springs Elementary School! We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to many successful and engaging learning experiences. Our Vision at HSES is to work together to succeed using rigor, relevance, and meaningful relationships. It is our Mission to Develop Leaders and Life-Long Learners! Our 2019-20 Motto is HUSKIES LEAD THE PACK! We welcome you to our family!
Hot Springs Elementary serves approximately 137 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. I am honored and blessed to serve the students, staff, and communities of Hot Springs, Spring Creek, and Laurel. Our school has been #1 out of 11 other small schools across the state based on EOG data. In 2017-18 we were among the TOP 25% of schools in North Carolina. Our data shows that our Kindergartners enter school below state averages and leave as 5th graders at or above state averages! That is due to the hard work of our students, the expertise of our teaching staff and the dedication of the HSES school community!
I was born and raised in Hot Springs, NC. I attended Tusculum College after graduating from Madison High School. While at Tusculum I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career at Mars Hill Elementary teaching 1st and 3rd grade. In 2008, I had the opportunity to transfer to Hot Springs Elementary to teach 3rd grade. I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Tusculum College in 2008 and added an Administrative License in 2019 from Gardner Webb University. During my years with Madison County Schools, I have had many opportunities to serve as a leader at HSES and also at the district level. This will be my 1st year serving Hot Springs Elementary as the principal and I am so thankful for the opportunity!
Our campus is located within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and French Broad River. Our majestic scenery is one of the best assets of our school! We have the most kind, caring, dedicated, professional staff members serving your children. Our focus is on educating the whole child. We place an important emphasis on good nutrition, sleep patterns and exercise to help our Huskies grow their brains and attend to the challenges they face. We know them, love them, and grow them!
This year our school has been designated a CEP School-this means ALL our students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch for an entire year! Students also have free nutritious snacks available anytime they are hungry. We are proud to feed our kids! We know they cannot learn unless they are full, rested and in a structured, safe environment.
We hope that you get involved in the activities of our school and we look forward to working with you! Please visit our Office if you would like to volunteer or join our PTO. We have a fantastic base of Community Volunteers that serve our Huskies in a variety of capacities. Our PTO is student and teacher driven and supports our school physically, emotionally AND financially! We are thankful for all our parents, guardians, families, and community members that are such an important part of our school!
Please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), call, or stop by the school. The beginning of each month, I will send out Hot Springs Elementary - The Husky Howl newsletter with school highlights and information. All-Calls are done updating school events. If you would like to receive our All-Calls, please contact our Office. Visit our Facebook page-Hot Springs Huskies to stay in touch with events and activities taking place at our school
Again, thanks for visiting and Go, Huskies Go!
- Susan Jackson, Principal
Administration, Gardner Webb University
Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Tusculum College
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Tusculum College
Master's Curicullum and Instruction
Elementary Education (K-6) Licensure