• Operetta

    The Hilltop Operetta is performed every 3 years under the direction of Theresa Schmidt, an Orff-Schulwerk certified teacher with an MA in Education from St. Mary's.

  • Science Standards

    Hilltop students learn science in collaboration with Three Rivers Parks at The Dutch Lake Environmental Learning Center, a 19-acre park located within walking distance.

  • Wireless Technology

    Hilltop's wireless computer labs allow teachers to work with many students at varying academic levels at the same time and tailor activities to meet students' individual needs.

  • Dr. Seuss Day Celebration

    An annual tradition on "Read Across America" Day, students wear "Cat in the Hat" hats and parents read to classes.

  • Enrichment Programs

    Kindergarten through Grade 2 students may participate in an Enrichment Program that focuses on reading and math

  • Art Classes

    "In Art, students get to meet professional artists, visit the renowned Minneapolis Institute of Arts, create online portfolios & compete at the state fair," says art teacher Klair Hans.

  • Wolf Ridge

    For 30+ years, Wolf Ridge has been rite of passage for Hilltop 4th graders. Popular activities include a Voyageur canoe trip, ropes course, rock climbing and an evening bonfire.

  • Archery Program

    The Westonka Archery club’s elementary-level team took its 5th-consecutive state title in '09. Hilltop fielded its own team of 3rd-4th graders to compete in the elementary division.

  • Blue Ribbon

    Hilltop Primary was one of only seven schools in Minnesota to be named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School!

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Hilltop Primary School
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School Hours:  8:55 am - 3:35 pm

Hilltop Primary School Receives the Promising Practices Award!
Congratulations to Hilltop Primary School for receiving the Promising Practices Award for Character Education. This award was given to Hilltop Primary School for exemplary programming in the 11 Traits of Character Education yielding positive results in school culture, behavior and academic performance.

Hilltop Primary School will receive this award on May 8th at the Minnesota State Capitol!
A Special Thank You from the Bailey Family
Billy Bailey, a third grader in Mrs. Timp's room, would like to thank everyone for attending or donating to his mom's benefit last weekend. According to Billy, the best part of the benefit at Burl Oaks was, "Golfing with my brother, Beau, my cousin, Bailey, and my brother's friend. I also liked everyone that came to support my mom. My mom is the BEST mom in the world!"
Boy Scout Troop Helps Westonka Schools
A special thank you to Pack 297 for their fantastic work of cleaning up the school grounds at Hilltop Primary School. Pack 297 held a "Camouflage and Clean Up" Night at Hilltop Primary School. The boys put camo paint on their faces and then embarked on a "hunt" for trash all around the Hilltop Campus. They brought in 16 bags of trash and found some interesting items (part of a shoe, old homework, lots of bristles from the snow sweeper).
Band Instrument Night at GMS
 For all Grade 4 students and their parents interested in beginning band you are invited to the Schmidt Music Band Information Night at Grandview Middle School. This is a "Come and Go" session and a chance for your child to discuss and try instruments.

Grandview Middle School
Monday, April 7th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grandview Cafeteria

See you there!
Wolf Ridge is Around the Corner!
Grade 4 will be heading to Wolf Ridge in 8 weeks! Please click on the packing list below in case you are "out and about" shopping over Spring Break. One of the items that is hard to find as it gets closer to Spring is "good" rain gear. Cabella's and REI usually have great rain gear at this time of the season!

Wolf Ridge Supply List 
Imagination Celebration
We are in need of lots of helpers for our Spring Imagination Celebration on Thursday, May 8th. We also need helpers during the week. Please take time to review the volunteer list and sign up for a slot! We need everyone to pitch in and help to make this a very successful program for the children.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084EAAAC2E5-2014 
Reading Corp Position Available for 2014 - 2015 School Year
 Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on-one with K-3 children who need help learning to read. They use prescribed literacy interventions and conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure their students are on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours. 

Qualifications
-Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading skills
-Experience working with children, preferably as a literacy tutor
-Dedication to community service
-Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail
-Speak, read, and write English fluently
-Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
-Ability to take initiative and work independently
-Ability to commit to 11 months of service (most tutors will begin August 10, 2014)
-High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old
-As per federal AmeriCorps regulations, you must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident Alien 

How do I apply? Submit an application on www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org (do not apply via the district website). Questions? Contact recruitment@servemnaction.org or 866-859-2825. 
Grade 2 - 4 Sleepover
It is time for the Grade 2 - 4 Sleepover! Want some fun...some crafts, late night snacks, and a movie - come to the Hilltop Sleepover. Don't forget your stuffed animal and blanket! Come snuggle in for a fun-filled night at Hilltop Primary School!

Hilltop Sleepover Form 
Text Messages from Hilltop
Parents have been asking how to receive text messages on their phone from the "News from Hilltop". In order to receive text messages, you must give School Messenger permission. Text YES to 68453 to give permission and receive text messages.

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