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Message from the principal

Welcome to the Hillcrest Elementary website! My name is Susan Johnson, your principal. I am so proud of our school. We have an outstanding experienced staff, amazing students and highly engaged parents.

Our universal expectations are:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready. Hillcrest Elementary School expectations are taught to our students and reinforced with positive supports with a variety of programs. One of our favorite programs is the PAX Behavior Game which is implemented throughout our school. This program promotes appropriate behavior through the use of a Behavior Game with a prize at the end. Prizes range from a chance to act like your favorite animal to a short dance party. We also send “Tootles” home to celebrate the accomplishments of your students. Additionally, we have incentives for students who have great or improved attendance, grades and behavior. 

A few of our favorite events at Hillcrest Elementary are our Halloween Parade, Winter Music Program, AR School Store Days, 5th/6th grade Ski Day, 4th grade Cross-Country Ski Day, Hall of Fame Competition and Fun Day.  

Please review our website newsletter to keep current on upcoming events and activities. Also, make sure you have activated your Infinite Campus parent portal account and app. This will allow you to access your child’s grades, attendance and hot lunch account. Instructions for each of these are on the main page of the school district website. Please follow us on Twitter @HornetHillcrest and Facebook @HillcrestSchool. 

If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns, feel free to contact me at johnsonsm@bsd1.org. I appreciate the opportunity and the privilege of working with your children each day! Thank you!

Hillcrest Pride

We are the Hillcrest Hornets!
We have Hornet pride!
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POSITIVE
RESPECTFUL
INDEPENDENT
DETERMINED
For EXCELLENCE we always strive
In our Hillcrest Hive!
We are the Hillcrest Hornets!
We have Hornet pride!