Thank you for a wonderful first semester of learning at Hill School.  This month in our Social Emotional Learning lessons, we are focused on gratitude, compassion and developing friendships.  Our counselors led our school in the Look for the Good Project, culminating in our campus Gratitude Wall with over 1,000 students/staff/community members sharing their gratitude with others.  We worked with our PTA to place positive signs around the school, encouraging students…

Dear Hill Community, Thank you for a wonderful first few weeks of school!  We are very pleased to be back in school with your children.  This year, our theme with staff is recognizing our special gifts and talents, in line with the philosophies of Mr. Rogers.  Around the school, you will see quotes and phrases of kind and encouraging words.  We are so happy to have your family back in the…

Dear Hill Families,   We were so happy to see our Hill students and families at the Meet the Teacher Event last Friday!  Our teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms, getting ready for the first day of school!  Our focus this year is on finding our special talents and using kindness to encourage each other to be successful.   We have a fantastic staff this school year!  Included below are…

Dear Hill Community, We hope that you are having a fantastic summer break! I just returned from a family vacation in Port Aransas.  It was Blue’s first trip to the beach and he loved playing in the sand and the ocean! Soon it will be time for us to share more stories of our summer adventures. For now, we are busy preparing for the 2018-2019 School Year and wanted to share some staffing…

Dear Parents, By now, you should have received your child’s STAAR scores from this past Spring.  We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students on these rigorous tests! STAAR Scores are: 3rd grade reading – 94% students passing, 54% students at masters level 3rd grade math – 90% students passing, 39% students at masters level 4th grade reading – 93% students passing, 49% students at masters level 4th grade…

Dear Hill Families, Thank you for your patience and support this past week as we completed our final round of STAAR testing.  Our students continue to learn and be challenged in these last weeks of school, and we are so proud of their accomplishments. Next week, we will celebrate our fifth graders as they get ready to move onto middle school.  For many of them, we can remember when they walked…

Dear Hill Community, It is hard to believe that May is here and the school year will be over with before we know it!  We have had an amazing year of learning here at Hill School.  We recently received our STAAR scores in 5th grade and could not be happier with our students’ hard work!  Dillo Cheer! STAAR Reading 94% passing, 48% masters STAAR Math 96% passing, 55% masters We are…

Dear Hill Families, We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break!  I was able to travel with the Trojan Belles to Hawaii, where they performed at Pearl Harbor.  This was such an memorable event for our family! We are back in the swing of learning at Hill School.  Thank you for always having a vigilant eye while on campus.  We are continuing to refine and adjust our safety procedures.  After…

We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Parkland, Florida earlier this week.  Attached is a parent resource you can use when talking with your child about safety, if you desire. This week we have reinforced safety with staff, giving reminders about campus safety procedures.  It takes everyone to keep our Hill Dillos safe each day.  Please keep a vigilant eye while on campus and report anything unusual to the…

Dear Hill Families, Welcome back to school!  We hope that your family had a relaxing, fun filled time over the Winter Break.  To get to see snow twice in one month in Austin was pretty special!  We have really enjoyed hearing the students’ stories about their holiday adventures!  Now, here we are in 2018, setting resolutions and goals for learning and social, emotional choices this Spring Semester at Hill School. On…