Hillcrest Elementary School Mission Statement
Hillcrest Elementary School (K-4) is dedicated to fostering the development of responsible, respectful and safe citizens. We will lead by example in order to enable students to reach his/her full academic, emotional and physical potential.
The Hillcrest Motto
"Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours."
Hillcrest Elementary School, home of the Huskies, is one of three elementary schools in the Crestwood School District. We serve approximately 300 students in grades K – 4 in a safe, clean, and well-maintained facility. Our professional and caring instructional staff includes eleven classroom teachers, three special education teachers, three intervention teachers, five specials teachers, an English Language Tutor, general education para professionals, and special education para professionals. Our support staff includes a school counselor, school social worker, speech/language pathologist, school psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, secretary, custodians, and lunch and transportation personnel.
Hillcrest teachers deliver instruction in self-contained classrooms with some small group push-in and pullout support. We teach the state of Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Students also participate in five weekly specials: art, music, physical education, Spanish, and technology. Hillcrest has three special education classrooms: one resource room for students with learning disabilities and two cross categorical rooms for students with cognitive impairments and autism spectrum disorder.
Hillcrest staff analyzes local and state assessment data to determine and address the academic needs of our students. Special consideration is given to meeting the needs of our at-risk students. Active goals have been identified to make improvements in writing and reading. Maintenance goals have been identified to maintain excellence in math.
Hillcrest has a Child Study Team who meets weekly. The team determines specific interventions for students experiencing difficulty mastering the state’s achievement standards or for students who are performing below grade level on local assessments. The team also determines interventions for students experiencing social/emotional difficulties. Teachers and support staff implement various research-based strategies and interventions to meet the needs of individual students. Progress is monitored and documented, and then the team determines if further interventions are needed.
Hillcrest has an active and supportive parent organization, Parent Advocates for Children and Teachers (PACT). PACT works directly with the principal and teachers to help organize learning activities as well as extra-curricular activities. Some PACT sponsored activities include Open House, Student Council, Holiday Shop, Beach Day, March-Is-Reading-Month, Fun Night, Book Swap, Capri Sun Recycling Program, Play-It Take-It Night, Title 1 Parent Dinner/Literacy Night, and Field Day.
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