Welcome to Hillis

Welcome to the Hillis Elementary website! We are glad to share with you  a bit about our school and why we think Hillis is the place to learn and where Dreamers Learn To Dream Big! My name is Renee Gelfond and I am the new principal at Hillis. This is my fourth year as principal at Hillis.  I am eager to begin the school year and begin working with the staff, students and families. Our priority is student learning at Hillis and as a staff we will continue to talk about what is it our students need to be successful.  As a building we will continue to focus on improvement of teaching strategies that are best practice for kids.

Math instruction at Hillis is a combination of several effective teaching practices including Mental Math, Math Review, Core Math Instruction and Cognitively Guided Instruction. All of these math structures are allowing our teachers to help students be problem solvers and develop their math understanding on a deep level.

We partner with FoodCorp, which gives the opportunity for students to connect with healthy foods in school, so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential. AmeriCorps leaders deliver their program in high-need schools, focusing on hands-on lessons, healthy school meals, and a school wide culture of health.  During hands-on lessons, FoodCorp teaches students how to cook and garden with foods they have grown and prepared themselves. Students will be involved in a cafeteria environment that allows students to pick the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new foods.

We hope that as you navigate our website you will find useful information. If for some reason you are not finding what you need please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at Hillis. Our school is filled with eager students, an outstanding staff, parents who team with us and we hope you will sense that as you view our site.

Hillis…Where Dreamers Learn To Dream Big!