• 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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School Hours:  8:55 am - 3:35 pm

Westonka Arts Programs ROCK!
 Congratulations to Ms. Hans, Hilltop Art Teacher for her recognition of oustanding work in the arts by Artsonia. Please see the complete article sharing the good work of both our Primary School Art Teachers. Artsonia Leadership Award.
Octoberfest is coming soon!
 Octoberfest is coming soon and we need your help to make it a success. Please see your child's Friday folder from this past week for Raffle Tickets and volunteer opportunities. Please visit the Octoberfest site by clicking here for futher information. Also, please contact the office in the case your child did not bring home the Raffle Tickets. Volunteers may visit the Sign Up Genius site by clicking here. Thank you in advance for all you do to make our biggest school event so successful.
Sheridan Story
If your family is in need of a little extra food over the weekend, please consider participating in the Sheridan Story. At the end of every week, volunteers will put a small bag of non-perishable food in your child's locker for the weekend. Volunteers will only be given locker numbers and not the identity of families participating. Students should be able to put food into his/her backpack to carry home easily and discreetly. Each bag of food contains fruit and vegetables and provides nutritious, substantive meals for kids to eat at home. A sample bag from our inventory includes the following items: a can of pears, a bag of rice, a can of green beans, a can of tuna, a bag of pasta, and a can of chicken noodle soup. Only school administration will see the names in order to run locker numbers. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal, guidance counselor or social worker. THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION WILL SEPTEMBER 19th. If you have more than one child in the program, please consider signing up each child.
Sheridan Story Sign Up Form
Edge 21: Personalized Learning
Wolf Ridge Fundraiser Has Begun
 Our Wolf Ridge fundraiser began this Friday, September 5 and will end Tuesday, September 16. Please look through your child's packet and help them climb the mountain with Mrs. Schmidt. A reminder that all students beginning in Kindergarten should make a goal of $80 per year to fundraise in effort to pay the $400 per child for the Fourth Grade Wolf Ridge trip. Please see the attached information for further details. 

Wolf Ridge Chip Shoppe Fundraiser Information
Welcome Preschool and Kindergarten Students
 It is official! Our preschool and Kindergarten students have arrived. The Kissing Hands are ready. Everybody has had a great start to the school year. Thanks to all of our families who have allowed Hilltop Primary School to be a part of your child's educational foundation. 
State Fair Art Work Update
Hello, parents!  There is a late addition to the names of State Fair winners.  Some students were included in winning group projects, but did not have their individual names listed.  Here are the winning students; we apologize for the late notice!
Kindergarten Group Projects
  • 4th Place: Matisse's Goldfish Group Project, including artwork by Bryn Lunski, Sienne Dehmer, Savanah Kelm, and Erica Johnson
  • 3rd Place: Collage Neighborhoods, including artwork by students who were in Ms. Kroll, Mrs. Jordahl, and Mrs. Borg's class
1st Grade Group Projects
  • 4th Place: Andy Warhol Group Project, including artwork by Tavie Puklich, Kira Puklich, Oliver Stewart, Bella Villamil
3rd Grade Group Projects
  • 2nd Place:  American Flag Group Project, including artwork by Dasha Lezer, Drake Whitmore, Daniel Kaczanowski, Claire Kleffman, Lydia Oliverson, Maureen Reily, Graham Taets, Julia Kolb, Samantha Kummrow, Kendall Soppeland, Gavin Leuthold, and Preston Covell
  • 4th Place: Art City Sculpture Group Project, including artwork by Julia Aland, Anna Nelson, Chelsea Farley, Clara Ludowise, Hanna Emery, Ilana Andrev, Sadie Hames, and Abby Hollenstein
4th Grade Group Projects
  • 1st Place: City Block Group Project, including artwork by Leah Maslowski, Jack Eberhart, Kathryn Butler, Jakob Edlund, and Ian Erickson
Hilltop ROCKS
 Our theme for the 2014-2015 School Year is Hilltop ROCKS. ROCKS is an acronym for Responsible, Outstanding, Caring and Knowledge Students and Staff. We can't wait to get our school year started so we can ROCK out! Join us indoors for our Open House from 3-5 pm. Don't forget school photos will be taken in the cafeteria from 3-7 pm. 
State Fair Art Work
Hello, parents!  It's State Fair time again, and the winners of the elementary art competition have been released (see links below).  If your child's name is on the list, their artwork is being displayed at the State Fair, and will be returned in the first month of school.  Fifth graders who are now at Grandview will receive their artwork at school, too.  Please contact Ms. Hans if you have any questions.
Link to the K-3 competition:
Link to the 4-6 competition:
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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