Hansen School District 415

Home of the Huskies

Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, we will develop the
skills and qualities necessary to create lifelong learners and productive citizens.

Hansen Elementary School

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Hansen Elementary. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. For those of you who are new to our school, you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place! At Hansen Elementary we love to celebrate growth and that is our focus for our students. Hansen Elementary exceeds the state scores in both math and ELA state ISAT tests. We score near the top of all schools in the Magic Valley on the IRI test for grades K-3. The staff at Hansen Elementary has high expectations and we know that every child can learn. We hope you will follow our events and activities on our Hansen Elementary Facebook page.

My passion is for ensuring all students receive a quality education. I attended Hansen Elementary, Junior, and Senior High school, and I am proud to say I am a Hansen graduate. I graduated from the University of Idaho in May of 2000 with my bachelor’s in elementary education and without hesitation returned to the district that I love. I then received my master’s degree from the University of Idaho in educational leadership. The staff at Hansen Elementary is caring, innovative, and we are always learning something new for the benefit of your child.

Thank you for entrusting your child with us as we embark on the journey together. Please call me if you have any questions (208) 423-5475 x 2300 or email me at hskinner@hansenschools.org.

With kind regards,

Heidi Skinner M. Ed.
Elementary Principal

Hansen Early Learning Program H.E.L.P.

The Hansen Early Learning Program is a program for children from 3 to 5 years old. Children can be screened anytime during the school year after their third birthday. They must qualify for special services in one or more areas. These areas are social, fine and gross motor, adaptive, cognitive, speech and language. Each child has an individual plan that lists the goals that the child will work towards throughout the year. In addition to the goals in the plan, each child works from a list of skills that are appropriate for their age level and work toward the state core standards. Many of the skills will help them to be successful in kindergarten. The time spent at preschool is a balance of child directed and teacher directed projects. The mix is to bridge the gap between playing at home and coming to school. The goal of the program is to improve skills in all areas.

At the beginning of the school year some typically developing students are allowed in the program as peer models. They pay tuition.

A "Child Find" screening is held in the Spring for the following school year and screenings are done once a month throughout the school year as needed. To have your child screened please call the school at 423-5475 to set up an appointment.