Principal's Message

Hello Chaparral Families, Teachers, Staff, and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  My name is Kara McDivitt and it is an honor to be the new Principal at Chaparral.  It is going to be an outstanding year for our students!  I have had the opportunity to meet many students, staff, parents and community members who have been very welcoming.  I look forward to meeting many more of you throughout the upcoming school year.  This is my 16th year in education.  I have spent the last two years serving as the Assistant Principal at Washington Elementary School in Washington Elementary School District.  I absolutely love the family aspect and support WESD offers! 

The staff at Chaparral is a remarkably dedicated group of professionals that are working hard each and every day to support your student’s growth academically, socially and emotionally.  As our motto states, “We run as a pack!”  This means that we ALL work together to ensure that your child receives a quality education at Chaparral.  We are proud to continue the implementation of our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support System (PBIS) where students all follow the same rules: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  We have included a multi-tiered system of supports for both academics and behavior in order to meet the needs of all our students. As your principal, it is important to me that Chaparral maintains high expectations and a tradition of excellence that the community recognizes and embraces.  I aim to ensure Chaparral students develop and utilize the 21st Century skills necessary for success in their future.  I hope your child has a terrific learning experience here at Chaparral!

An area of important focus for us is to engage with parents and community members to support our students, teachers and the school community. We want you to feel welcome, valued, and an integral part of Chaparral and here are just some ways for you to be involved.

· Parent Site Council Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in the school library

· Chaparral PTA Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the school library

· Chat with the Principal on the third Friday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria

· Chaparral Elementary Facebook page

· Chaparral Elementary PTA Facebook page

Thank you in advance for supporting your child’s success at school and for supporting our parent groups and events.  Have a wonderful school year! If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 602-896-5300.

Kind regards,

Kara McDivitt

"We run as a pack!"


Chaparral's Vision:

Inspiring lifelong learning through an engaging and challenging environment.