Heart Of The Lakes Elementary
HOTL office hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F on school days.
Phone: 218-346-KIDS (5437)
810 2nd Avenue SW Perham MN 56573
Jen Hendrickson - Principal
Jessie Werner - Secretary
Joan Fudge - Secretary
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Important Mental Health Information
Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response
800-223-4512 (Ottertail County)
Lakeland Mental Health
1-800-223-4512 (Crisis Line)
(218) 847-1676 (Detroit Lakes)
(218) 736-6987 (Fergus Falls)
Northern Pines Mental Health-Staples
Prairie St. John's-Fargo
Stadter Center-Grand Forks
Freshwater Special Education website
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Heart of the Lakes Elementary School has a proud history of high academic expectations and achievement. We want your child to be part of that legacy.
HOTL News & Information
HOTL up for Celebration School designation
By Debbie Irmen (Perham Focus)
Perham-Perham’s Heart of the Lakes Elementary School is up for an award that indicates it is meeting the educational needs of students, and that the measures in place are responsible for that growth, according to Principal Jen Hendrickson.
As a Title I school, HOTL receives federal funding to improve academic achievement of its students. The school recently submitted an application to be named a Celebration School after learning it was eligible for the title based on students’ Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test scores.
The school is experiencing success in its proficiency scores, which show student educational growth from third to fourth grades, Hendrickson said.
“Teachers are working diligently to make sure that all kids are learning at high levels,” she said. “They are working collaboratively in learning communities in which all people who work with a child come together weekly to develop and sustain learning goals.”
To receive the designation of Celebration School, awarded to only 10 percent of Minnesota schools, a narrative answering two questions was submitted. Those questions addressed the challenges students face in math and reading and how teachers address those concerns, Hendrickson said.
“Teachers go above and beyond to meet the needs of the kids,” she said, adding, “Our teachers work diligently to create relationships with families and work side by side with them to create a partnership for their child’s education.”
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