Hodge Elementary School
700 West Eleventh Street
Azusa, CA 91702
FAX (626) 815-5531
Principal Victoria Velasquez
Secretary Terri Aldrete
University Ready Award Ceremony
New to Hodge School in 2012 is the “University Ready Awards Ceremony.” We are very excited about this program which is designed to honor the achievement of students. We will be having these ceremonies three times a year. To read more about this special program, click on the link below.
Hodge & University Spirit Days
Every Wednesday is Hodge Spirit Day. Wear your favorite Hodge T-shirt!
Every Friday is University Spirit Day. Wear your favorite University T-shirt!
During STEM Camp, Hodge students are busy using CAD programs to design items that would be useful in outer space. They are using a 3-D printer to make a mold of their designed items. Students are also creating rockets, doing science experiments, taking a nature hike and much more. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the camp is designed to encourage students to consider careers in these fields.
Congratulations to our science fair winners. Our fifth graders provided us with amazing and creative projects. The winners were Adriana Escalante, Alisha Anne Concepcion, Abie Hernandez, Briton Alvarez, Jesse Estrada, Alana Brady, Chelsea Salazar, Nicholas Garcia, Hazel Rodriguez and Rosie Campos.
Principal Victoria Velasquez says Hodge is fortunate to have such supportive parents and staff. By working together, Hodge offers an enriching program to students.
Since 1989, Ms. Velasquez has served as an instructional aide, teacher and District Bilingual Literacy Coach in Azusa Unified. In 2012-13, she was a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year. She holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.
For the second year in a row, Hodge Elementary School will receive the Title I Academic Achievement Award. Only 56 schools in California are receiving this prestigious award for sustained progress in academic improvement among low-income students. "These schools serve students facing real challenges, and they’ve risen to meet them through hard work and dedication. It is inspiring to see their students achieve more in the classroom today so they can enjoy more opportunity in the years to come,” said State Superintendent Torlakson.