From Mr. Drummond

Dear Hill Community,

Please join me in congratulating this year’s Hill Teacher of the Year Caroline Braun! Ms. Braun has been a phenomenal educator at our school for many years. Huge Dillo Cheer for all she does for Hill School. We also want to recognize and Dillo Cheer our other wonderful finalists: 1st Grade Teacher Jill Clark, 3rd Grade Teacher Jenny Dao, and 4th Grade Teacher Naomi Haynes!

Our Hill Teacher of Promise Gregory Lewis! The Teacher of Promise is an outstanding first year teacher. We appreciate all that Mr. Lewis has brought to our campus this year as a special education teacher. Both Caroline and Gregory will be recognized at the AISD Salute! Celebration this spring.

It is Counselor Appreciation Week! Join me in recognizing and thanking Hanna Curran and Stephanie Winfrey for all they do to support our students and community. We have the best counselors from coast to coast!

February is Black History Month, and we are excited for the learning that will take place in our classrooms and at our assemblies at Hill School. We look forward to continuing to celebrate the important contributions that Black Americans have made locally and nationally, in the past and in the present. You can click here for events, articles, and more information from Austin ISD.

Please encourage your students to wash their hands often during the school day! Illnesses have been on the rise the past week. It is not unusual for this time of year. Please also monitor your students for illness and keep them home to prevent the spread of germs and disease if appropriate. Students with a fever or intestinal issues should not return until 24 hours after symptoms are gone without the use of medication. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy.

There is no school this Friday, February 9th. It is a student holiday and our Spring Conference Day. At Hill, we do not hold spring conferences for every student. If your teacher feels a conference is necessary, they will reach out to you and work with your family. Thank you all and have a nice afternoon!

Principal Drummond