Welcome to the 2014/2015 school year! I hope that you had a wonderful summer, and am looking forward to seeing our Hiller students at school on Tuesday, September 2nd! I am excited about the many new families that will be joining our school this year, and am truly looking forward to getting to know each of you as we begin another incredible school year at Hiller.
I am thrilled to share with you that we are becoming a "Leader in Me" school based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We will be using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids book as well as incorporating the 7 Habits into our everyday academic lessons to teach our students how to implement the 7 Habits into their own lives. We will be focusing on helping every child to see their own potential and find ways that they can be a leader. Our staff participated in a 3 day training session this summer to learn more about The Leader in Me and how we can implement this initiative in our school. The Leader in Me is being implemented not only in many schools across the United States, but in other countries around the world as well. We will be continuing to participate in professional development throughout the year to learn how we can incorporate the 7 Habits into our daily lives as a school to reach the leadership potential that we all have inside of us. We look forward to sharing information about our school journey with the Leader in Me as the year progresses. Our ultimate goal will be to become a Lighthouse School. If you would like to read more information about The Leader in Me please visit
Our mission at Hiller is that we are "Educating Every Child Every Day". This mission is an essential part of our school and what we believe in as a staff. We plan to make sure that your child is safe and receiving a high quality education on a daily basis. The staff members at Hiller are highly qualified, exceptional, and are excited to work with you to ensure that your child has a successful school year.
Please make sure to mark your calendars for our Open House/Curriculum Night that will be held at Hiller
on Wednesday, September 10th from 6-8 PM.
This will be a time for you to meet your child's teacher, see their classroom, and learn important information about your child's curriculum and classroom expectations for the year. This evening is for both you and your child to attend, so feel free to bring them to this special event. We hope to see you at this important night on September 10th!
I am truly looking forward to sharing another fabulous year of high quality education for your child at Hiller Elementary!
We look forward to working together to challenge your child as well as help them grow academically. If you should have
any questions regarding the information above or concerning your child's education, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Jen Cumiskey, Principal
Hiller Elementary School