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Master Todd visits Hillside

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Master Tomas Todd from Midwest Tae Kwon Do visited Hillside’s second, third, and fourth grades this past Monday to talk about respect and focus. The students were very interested in what Master Todd had to say about the power of focus and the need for respect. Master Todd showed our Hillside Tigers some karate moves during his visit, and some students even came up during the presentation to try their hand at breaking a board! Some of our…

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Honoring Veterans

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The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Hillside had a wonderful assembly honoring our Veterans today. As you walked into the gym, the patriotic artwork hung on the walls captured your eyes. A small group of 3rd and 4th graders started us off by leading us…

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Parent-Teacher Conference

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During Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 17th or Wednesday, October 18th, parent(s) will receive his/her child’s Fall NWEA Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Growth Report (Grades 3-8) and NeSA Student Report (Students who were in Grades 3-8 in the 2016/2017 school year.) Here is additional information regarding the NWEA MAP assessment, along with parent resources can be found at https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/ and https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2017/08/Parent-Guide.pdf.

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Art to Remember Fundraiser

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Look What’s For Sale…

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WaterBottle flier

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So what is this MAP?

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Westside Community Schools NWEA MAP Information   Kindergarten through sixth grades take Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests.   During the 2017/2018 school year, your child will take tests called NWEA Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Growth Tests.  This assessment tool is used to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year-to-year in the areas of reading and math.     MAP® assessments are untimed, but each…

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Celebrating Grandfriends’ Day with a Storyteller

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Hillside was excited to celebrate Grand-friends Day by welcoming storyteller Linda Gorham. She presented stories to students in grade 3-6 and then to students in grades K-2 (and their grand-friends too). Gorham’s brought folk tales to life as she had the students and grand-friends actively involved from reciting words to body motions. What a wonderful experience! Check out her website: http://lindagorham.com/

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We’ve Got Spirit…Yes We Do…We’ve Got Spirit….How About You?

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This year, Hillside Spirit Days will be focusing on wearing Hillside gear or orange and blue colors to promote school spirit. T-shirt order forms will be out soon. Congratulations to Jaeda Jones for winning the t-shirt drawing contest. Check out her design. Each month the most spirited classroom will win the Hillside Spirit Trophy. Mrs. Foster’s kindergarten class was our first winners! Help your child remember to wear their Hillside gear or the school colors of orange…

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Approved Snack/Treat Policy

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The Board of Education approved a policy update to provide for healthier and safer foods shared for student consumption. The primary focus is to safeguard students from potentially life-threatening allergens and to promote student wellness through healthier and safer foods. As we approach the 2017-2018 school year, we will be sharing details with families and Community Clubs through our Student Handbook, informational brochures and on our website. Among the changes you will see: All food items…

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Guide to Social Media Pitfalls For Families

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