Reading Challenge

I am completing my 23rd year at Creek Elementary as principal this 2017-2018 school year. As Creek principal, I enjoy working with students, staff, parents, and the community to make Creek one of the best schools in the district and the state. Creek continues to strive for high academic achievement yearly in the district with high expectations for all. Creek Elementary has a very hardworking, highly qualified staff, great students, and parents that support and expect a high level of academic achievement.  I thank our parents for sending their children to school ready to learn!

While principal at Creek, I have also worked with the staff in the development of the Creek Discovery Zone. The Creek Discovery Zone, including the garden,greenhouse, a wetland and wildlife habitat.  Teachers continue to develop new hands-on activities and lessons that include the outdoor classroom.  Creek has also received two Jimmie Johnson Foundation Champion Grants for improvement to our school, with the latest grant, to improve student fitness with outdoor fitness stations and an area with a shade pavilion to give students a place to cool down after working out or walking on the track.

I continue to encourage teachers to challenge their students daily with hands-on activities with higher level thinking skills that include the S.T.R.E.A.M themes we have developed at Creek around space and the following:


S.T.R.E.A.M. Themes 2014-15 change every six weeks


Time Frame


Start of School to first week in October

Agriculture and Life Cycles

2nd Week of October to Week Before Thanksgiving

Heritage and Traditions

Week of Thanksgiving to week after Holiday break

Seasons and Weather

2nd week in Jan. to next to last week in Feb.

Biographies and Inventions

Last week in Feb. to 2nd week in April


1st of April to end of school

*Gardening and Biographies and Inventions Theme will overlap for the start of gardening.

I think having high expectations for all, including myself, the staff, and students, with support from parents,staff, and community will see Creek continuing to be one of the BEST School in the area.

Mr. Hoos

Creek Principal