Today Governor Whitmer signed an executive order to suspend in person instruction for the remainder of the school year. Please visit our website www.hillsdaleprep.org to view a letter from Mrs. Fowler about the order. *Click on the COVID-19 Updates button, then view the document named COVID-19 Parent Letter #2
Mr. Trumble's fun for all ages challenge 2, is now posted on our Facebook page! Lets have some fun and get a little crazy. I can't wait to see your posts. At least sign in and say hi,maybe laugh and joke at my attempt at a round off. Have fun, be safe.
Spring Break may not be what we all planned, but we can still plan to make the best of it! Mrs. Fowler is encouraging each of you (students, parents, teachers, community members) to travel around the world with her. Where would you be in you could be anywhere else in the world? Post pictures, drawings, videos, writings about your dream vacation! Maybe you’ve already been somewhere great and you can share your experience with us. Perhaps you had a trip planned but had to cancel. Share where you wanted to go and what you planned to do while you were there. Maybe you’ve never taken a trip but you imagine one in your mind. We want to hear it all!
Parents: In order to collect information to create an appropriate plan for all students should the school closures continue, we are asking parents to complete the following survey about access to technology. Please take time to complete the survey by Friday, April 3rd by using the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOhfUh4S3V04zYGgmdqE98wgmasjY7OF8en8ot5x7jSsaMAQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Today is Jersey Day. Put on your favorite sports team gear and post your picture in the comments of today’s post on our Facebook page. Also, don’t forget to check out Mr. Trumble’s push up challenge on our Facebook page. Who will take the lead next?
We are seeing so many families taking on the challenge of providing learning opportunities to their students at home. Below is a link from Grand Valley State University's Charter School Office with a variety of amazing resources for parents. Many of the activities on the site do not require internet access. This page will be updated each week on Friday with new activities and resources. Check it out! https://sites.google.com/view/gvsufamilyresources/home
Good afternoon families! I have uploaded lots of links and activities to our google classroom page. Please check your email for directions on how to access the google classroom. If you did not receive the email or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Answer: Hawaii and California are the two U.S. states that can grow coffee commercially. Since only a couple of people are playing, this was the last question/answer. Thank you to those that played along!
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question: What are the only two U.S. states that can grow coffee commercially? Respond to email@example.com
We can't be together for our scheduled spirit week, so we will be taking it online! Dress up for the themes and post a picture on our Facebook page each day to show your spirit! Monday- Super Hero Day Tuesday- Pajama Day Wednesday- Jersey Day Thursday- Caregiver Day Friday- Red, White and Blue Day
Answer to yesterday's trivia: lions are carnivores, meat eaters.
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question of the day: Are lions herbivores or carnivores? Explain what this means.
Answer: Sloths actually have 4 noses! I learned something new! Thank you to all that participated. I had many more play along for this question.
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question of the day: How many noses does a slug have? Submit answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers/staff, your children can play too!
The answer to yesterday's trivia question: Horace Mann is named as the man to have created the idea of what we know as "school". Thank you to those who played along. Everyone that played was correct! I hope to have few more participate today. Your new question will display at 8 am.
Ok HPS, let's get our trivia on! Any grade level can participate. Parents of younger students, you may help them research to find the answers . Every student of each family can submit an answer on one response or altogether (if that works for the parents). Mrs. Comstock and I were talking, before this time off, how much we enjoy trivia. Therefore, I am going to send out a trivia question for you to answer. Please send responses to my email: email@example.com. I will check your answers and give you the actual answer the next day. Please do not respond here with the answer to allow others time to respond as well. If people play along, I will keep it going. Good luck, and let's stretch and/or share our knowledge base! I look forward to hearing from all of you! Question of the day: Who invented what we know as "school" ?
If you have a concern about how to provide food to your school-age child during the school closure, here is a list of resources in the community that are providing meals to all children 18 or younger during the next two weeks. You may access these resources regardless of where your child attends school. 1) https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/ 2) Hillsdale Community Schools Pickup:Tuesdays & Fridays Time: Noon - 3:00 pm Location: HHS Gym(awning outside the gym) To help us plan for the number of children who will use this service call 517-689-1406 or email: HCS.Foodservice@hillsdaleschools.org by 10 am. 3) Pittsford/Waldron school districts Pickup: Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following locations and times. Route 1 3 p.m. - Osseo Township building 3:30 p.m. - North Adams 4-corners 4 p.m. - Corner of Church and Waldron Road Route 2 3 p.m. - Bird Lake Bible School 3:30 p.m. - Ransom Township (old church) 4 p.m. - Waldron Schools Parking Lot 4:30 p.m. - Prattville Church Route 3 3 p.m. - Market House 3:30 p.m. - behind Feed Mill in Pittsford 4) Camden-Frontier Schools Pick up: Tuesdays & Thursday Time: 3:00-5:30pm Location:School, Frontier & Camden Missionary
At this time we have cancelled the March 24 Board Meeting. We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
Hillsdale Preparatory School knows that all parents aren’t used to being teachers too. We also know that worksheets don’t provide the full experience of an education. That’s why each teacher will be posting weekly ways to supplement your child’s learning while at home. Additionally, you will see posts about what the staff are doing with their own children! Check out our Facebook page daily to see these opportunities and interact with your child’s teacher by commenting on the posts or connecting through email. Although we are apart, we are still a family and will get through this time together!
We would like to challenge all HPS students to submit a video of them reading a book and we will post the video on our Facebook page. The videos can be emailed to Miss Melody (firstname.lastname@example.org). All students who submit a video will receive one entry into the March is Reading month bike giveaway. This will be a great way to continue our love of literacy and stay connected with each other. We look forward to seeing your videos!
We will postpone the reading of our One Book, One School. We will resume reading My Side of the Mountain and a new reading schedule will be provided once school is back in session. Now is a great time to get caught up on the reading if you haven't had a chance to read with your families!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Every student is coming home today with a packet that includes important information regarding the extended school closing and a learning packet for your child. The learning packet is expected to be completed during the closure and returned to your child's teacher when school reopens. Students who did not attend school today will have their packets mailed. As we gain information we will be sharing it through our normal communication system. Additionally you may visit our school website and click on the "COVID-19 Updates" button to see all documents and updates.
HPS families- we are aware of Governor Whitmer’s announcement last night in regards to K-12 schools. Please know that we are committed to keeping our staff and families informed throughout this process. We will be working on preparing and providing proper information regarding the announcement today. HPS will operate on a normal schedule Friday, March 13th.
Did you know that our Annual Patriot 5K race is in May this year? Sign up to race/walk by clicking on the link below. This event raises funds that go directly back to classrooms and students! https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Hillsdale/Patriots5KRunWalk?fbclid=IwAR2--7KjkKYHxxHKdDT8tWJC8G4imqOwUoEDRnmvbB1Re3j8iW0MB29y0Sg
Penny Wars! We wanted to give you all an update on the war. Just by looking at the jars Kindergarten is in 1st place and 5th/6th grade is in 2nd place. Tomorrow is the last day of the battle. Please remember to bring in your pennies. Pennies must be placed in the jars before the end of lunch. Good luck to all of the classes.
We are looking forward to Kindergarten Round-up at HPS! Today every family is receiving an invitation to round-up. Please pass the invitation to someone you know who is kindergarten age and encourage them to bring it with them to round-up. If they present this invitation at round-up your children will be eligible for free pizza in the month of April. Extra invitations are available in the office if you need them. We can't wait to meet our future kindergarten students!
The Kindergarten and First grades had the privilege of learning how to take care of our teeth recently! Thank you, Mrs. Tiffany Delaney for taking time our of your busy schedule to come present to us! Thanks also to Dr. Lee for his generous gift of toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste for each of our students!! Our students are so excited to brush and care for their teeth!
The 8th grade class and The Parent Advisory Committee are hosting a Penny war. The funds will be split between the 8th graders and the PAC. The war will begin Monday, March 9 and end on Friday, March 13 at lunchtime. A winning class will be announced on Monday, March 16 at opening. The winning class will receive additional recess time. Start saving those pennies!
Yearbooks are being sent home today. If you did not order one and would like to please use the following link: http://prepay.geskusphoto.com/?YB=327
Come celebrate reading at our 4th annual Literacy Night tonight from 5:30-7:00! Forgot to bring your book exchange books to school today? No worries! Bring them tonight!! The 8th graders will be selling a hot dog, chips and drink combo for $3! Students who attend tonight will be allowed to wear casual clothes tomorrow!!!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual Friday.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday 2/27 due to road conditions. Literacy Night will be rescheduled for Tuesday 3/3.
Don't forget to come to Literacy Night tomorrow from 5:30-7:00! Come to Camp Read-A-Lot and celebrate reading! Students will have a great time reading and doing activities! The 8th Graders will be selling hot dogs, chips and drink and we will have a book exchange as in past years! Don't forget to bring your book for the book exchange during school hours tomorrow! Students in attendance will receive a coupon to wear casual clothes next week! *If school is canceled tomorrow, Literacy Night will be rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday 2/26 due to weather conditions.
There's still time to participate in our Parent Satisfaction Survey. If you haven't completed either the paper copy or Google form, you can do so until February 28th. Thank you for your feedback! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpnpALFxVSGqnRqUO6x9TOEIiPYIA4tGTpo4qHQsrwDT1PlA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Don't forget to sign up for our annual Snowball Dance, this Friday 2/21 6-8pm! To volunteer your time or donate items please use the link below for the Sign Up Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0849ADAB2AA6FA7-snowball3
There will be no school on Thursday 2/13. Please be safe and enjoy your midWinter break. We will see everyone on Tuesday!
Just a reminder there is a half day of school tomorrow, February 13 and no school February 14 and 17. All students must be picked up at 12:00 tomorrow. There will be no lunch or after school.
Due to lack of interest, Parent's Night Out scheduled for 2/14 will be cancelled. Money will be returned today in an envelope and sent home with your child. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We want your input! A parent satisfaction survey has been created to give you the opportunity to tell HPS how we are doing. We encourage ALL parents to complete the survey (but request at least one per household). The survey will be available in several ways: 1) Teachers will have paper copies for you to complete at Parent Teacher Conferences this week. 2) Teachers will have a Chromebook set up so that you may complete the survey online during Parent Teacher Conferences this week. 3) Paper copies will be available in the office. 4) You may complete the survey online on your own device using the link to the Google Form below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpnpALFxVSGqnRqUO6x9TOEIiPYIA4tGTpo4qHQsrwDT1PlA/viewform?usp=sf_link We appreciate your feedback to help make Hillsdale Prep even better!
Any parent teacher conferences scheduled with me for Monday February 10 will have to be rescheduled do to illness, sorry for the inconvenience. I will contact those parents at a latter time.
Practice for Monday February 10th is canceled.
Monday 2/10 is the last day to sign up for Parent's Night Out. Sign up by sending in the form sent home in February calendar packets or complete the Google Form using the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTcqDfVCKROY7aKDgsf_w6yrB_YISMqJGr5jJLHjm7kY4xFw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Don't forget to order pizza from Cottage Inn today! 15% of the total sales will be donated to our 8th grade trip. You can eat in, carry out or order delivery. They are open from 11-9.
The girls basketball game scheduled for Thursday February 6th has been cancelled
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday February 6th.
Reminder- February’s Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held tomorrow 2/5 at 5:30. Join us to help plan all of the fun upcoming events!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual Friday and pop bottle drop off.
To sign up for your child to attend the February Parent's Night Out you may complete the form sent home with your child today OR use this link to complete the Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTcqDfVCKROY7aKDgsf_w6yrB_YISMqJGr5jJLHjm7kY4xFw/viewform?usp=sf_link
From K-3 teachers: please make sure your child has all winter gear each day so students are prepared to go outside for recess on any given day. Students must have a hat, gloves, snow boots, and snow pants in order to be able to play in the snow. All students are welcome to keep an extra pair of gloves and a hat here at school! Thanks for your cooperation!
Attention Parents: February Calendar packets will be sent home Thursday with the youngest child in the family. The packet includes: The February school calendar of events, Cottage Inn fundraiser flier, Parent's Night Out flier, Snowball Dance flier, and a double sided flier for Literacy Night. Please check with your youngest child for this information tomorrow and contact your child's teacher if you do not receive it.
Due to an increasing number of student illnesses and additional confirmed cases of influenza A and B, Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed on Thursday 1/23 and Friday 1/24 in order to take action to prevent the further spread of germs. All before and after school care, as well as any after school activities are cancelled for these days as well. Recommendations from the Health Department with preventive actions are being sent home with your child today. Please check backpacks this afternoon for this information. In addition to those recommendations, we suggest washing student backpacks and coats, as well as wiping down school supplies such as folders, binders, books, etc. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please contact Mrs. Fowler via email with any questions Annie.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
The School Improvement Committee meeting originally scheduled for this evening at 5pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 5pm.
Cases of both Influenza A and Influenza B have been confirmed at HPS. Classrooms and common areas were properly cleaned and sanitized yesterday. Because the flu and other viruses are highly contagious, we are asking that you keep your child home from school, and report their absence to the school office should they have any of the symptoms below. If you suspect that your child has the flu, please consider having them see a doctor for confirmation and treatment. Additionally, please follow doctor recommendations and our school's wellness policy when -Fever or feeling feverish -Achy muscles, especially in your back, arms, and legs -Runny or stuffy nose -Sore throat -Cough -Chills and sweats -Weakness and fatigue -Headaches -Vomiting or diarrhea (more common in children)
Just a reminder we do not have school this Monday, January 20.
Tomorrow will be crazy hair day for $1.00.
The 8th-grade class is sponsoring a crazy hair day for $1.00 on Friday, January 17th to help raise money for their field trip to Washington D.C. We hope to see a lot of wild and crazy hair on the 17th.
The January calendar has two popcorn days listed. However, these two days have been removed because popcorn has not been a productive fundraiser.
Thursday, January 16th there will be a mandatory meeting for all 8th-grade parents at 4:30 in Mrs. Kuenzer's room to discuss the 8th grade trip to Gettysburg and Washington D.C. Students do not need to attend.
Tomorrow 7th & 8th grade will be taking the NWEA - Reading portion. I am planning on this taking two days to complete. Please make sure your student gets plenty of sleep tonight and tomorrow night. Also, please make sure they have a water bottle and extra snacks to eat while they are testing. Yes, they may bring in coffee to drink. Thank you, Mrs. Kuenzer
Semester 1 report cards are being sent home with students today.
Tomorrow we will begin taking the NWEA - Math portion. I am planning on this taking two days to complete. Please make sure your student gets plenty of sleep tonight and tomorrow night. Also, please make sure they have a water bottle and extra snacks to eat while they are testing. Yes, they may bring in coffee to drink.
Tomorrow students can pay $1 to wear pajamas to school.
At the November Board Meeting a motion was passed to cancel the December and January meetings. A combined meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 5:00pm.
Just to clarify the concert tonight is at Hillsdale Prep.
Tonight is the Christmas Concert. Students should be dropped off between 5:30 and 5:45 in the gym building. Students should wait in their assigned classrooms until the concert starts. All classrooms will be labeled by grade level. We can't wait to see everyone tonight!
Today is the last day the Santa Shop will be open. The shop is located in the 7th/8th grade building and will remain open until 5:00. If you wish to shop with your child after school the back door to that building will be unlocked.
Just to clear up some confusion. The game for tonight 12-12-2019 is away at Pansophia. The time the players need to be there by is 5:00 with the game starting at 5:30. Sorry for the confusion and I hope to see everyone there.
Join us TONIGHT for our annual McTeacher Night at the Hillsdale McDonald's. HPS staff will be available inside of the restaurant from 4:30-7pm to hand out prizes, sell coupon sheets and assist with serving food. 20% of all INSIDE sales (not drive thru) and all proceeds from coupon sheets go directly back to Hillsdale Preparatory School. Stop in tonight and see the amazing student art work as you enjoy your meal.
Do you still want to take advantage of Parents' Night Out, but you forgot to sign up? No Problem! You can pay at the door. Drop-off time will be 5pm and children must be picked up no later than 9pm. The cost is $15 per child, and $10 for each additional child in the same family. Siblings are welcome, as long as they are potty trained.
Tomorrow December 6th is a popcorn Friday. In addition, students can pay $1.00 to wear a hat to school tomorrow. This is a fundraiser for the 8th-grade trip to Washington D.C. However, students are still required to wear their uniforms tomorrow.
Santa's Secret Shop is coming to Hillsdale Prep next week! (12/9 thru 12/12) A schedule is coming home with every child today, so look for it in your child's back pack. Parents who are willing to help with Santa's Secret Shop should use the link below to sign up for time slots to volunteer. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAC22A0F49-santas
Do you need a night away to go shopping, have a date night with your spouse or to just relax without the kids? Sign up for Parents' Night Out! Drop off the kids this Friday 12/6 from 5-9pm to enjoy a night of food, games and activities. Dinner will be provided. To sign up, send in your form or call the office by Thursday 12/5. The cost is $15 per child ($10 for each additional child in a family). Non-HPS and younger siblings are welcomed, but must be potty trained.
December's Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held tonight at 5:30pm. Come check it out and find out how you can get involved in school activities and fundraising. See you there!
Do you worry about your child's use of technology outside of school and want to be knowledgeable and proactive? Promote safety with resources from National Online Safety. The site empowers parents, care givers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/wake-up-wednesday/
Do you still have all the receipts from your Thanksgiving grocery shopping? Did you remember to scan them into the Box Tops App? There is still time if you forgot! You have 14 days to scan a receipt into the app. If you need help with the app stop by the office and we are happy to show you how easy it is. If you don't want to download the app feel free to send your grocery store receipts to the office and we will scan them for you. This is a quick easy way to earn money for the school. Thank you for your support!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture retake day. Students need to bring their original pictures with them if they want retakes.
Tomorrow will be our annual Thanksgiving lunch. Parent Advisory Committee will be preparing french toast and sausage for all students. Your child does NOT need to bring a lunch tomorrow (Tuesday 11/26). A friendly reminder that Wednesday 11/27 is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at noon. There will be no after school program on Wednesday. Monday 12/2 is a Professional Development day. There will be no school for students. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual day, popcorn Friday and pop bottle drop off day. Popcorn is $0.50 a bag. All pop bottles should be dropped off in the office.
Student Council will be sponsoring a Penny Wars to benefit the music and art programs. The war will begin Monday, November 18th and end on Friday, November 22nd at lunchtime. The winning team class will earn an ice cream party. A flyer will come home today.
We regret to inform you that the Fall Formal Dance scheduled for Friday, November 15th has been canceled. We did not have enough people sign-up to attend the dance. If you prepaid your refund will be sent home with your student today. Student Council
Friday 11/15 will be the last day to order from our Norwex cleaning product fundraiser. Please have all orders submitted by 5pm. http://heatherbarkey.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/party/3986798
K-3 Field Trip Reminder: - Stidents should arrive in uniform. - Students requiring booster seats should bring them when they are dropped off this morning. -Chaperones should arrive by 8:45 and come to their child's classroom. We will plan to depart at 9:00 A.M.
HPS has an Angel Tree in the office lobby. The tree will be up until Monday, December 16th. How It Works: If you would like to give back to the HPS community during this holiday season, simply visit the office lobby and take an "ornament" from the tree. White angels are for children, yellow stars are for classrooms. Each ornament has a letter or number on the back. Please wrap all gifts and write that letter/number on each gift. Please drop off the labelled gifts to the main office no later than Tuesday, December 17th.
We have not had very many people sign up to attend the Fall Formal. The Fall Formal is a family dance and is not just for students. If we do not have a minimum of 50 people attending then we will be forced to cancel the dance. Please send in your sign-up sheet by Thursday morning if you are planning on attending. Extra sign-up forms are in the office. Also, you can turn in the form without payment and pay at the door if that is more convenient for your family. Anyone who has already paid will be reimbursed if we cancel the dance. If we do cancel we will send out a notice Thursday afternoon. Thank you - Student Council
Our annual Thanksgiving lunch, provided by Parent Advisory Committee will be on Tuesday, November 26th. Please visit the Signup Genius to volunteer your time, or donate items. The students really look forward to this event every year! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0849ADAB2AA6FA7-thanksgiving
Hillsdale Preparatory School will continue to operate on a regular schedule for the remainder of the instructional day. However, due to road conditions, parents are advised to use their discretion when picking up students. All after school activities will be cancelled for today. This includes the boys' basketball game and tutoring. The after school program will not be staffed this afternoon. Students that are not picked up by 3:30 may remain in the office until parents are available to pick them up. Please call the office with questions.
Field Trip Reminders: -Students should arrive to school in uniform -All students should arrive with a packed lunch. -Students requiring booster seats should bring them when they are dropped off in the morning. -Chaperones should arrive by 9:45 and meet in the HPS gymnasium.
Tomorrow is the school wide field trip to Hillsdale College for the women's basketball game. Students should arrive to school in the morning with a sack lunch. There will be NO pizza tomorrow. Students are expected to be in uniform. Upon returning to school after the game, students will resume regularly scheduled activities. If your child is required by law to be in a booster seat, please send it to school with your child when they are dropped off in the morning. Chaperones should arrive by 9:45 and meet in the gym to be assigned a group of students.
The Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting tonight at 5:30pm. We will be discussing upcoming events such as the Thanksgiving brunch and Santa's Secret Shop. Come on out and get involved!
School pictures were passed out to classrooms yesterday. If they did not come home yesterday they should come home today. If you placed a spirit wear order that should also come home today.
Reminder: Norwex Demonstration tomorrow night at 6pm in the HPS gymnasium. Come check out what Norwex products are all about and help us earn products that will support our goal of going chemical free. You can also place your order in advance by visiting http://heatherbarkey.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/party/3986798
The flyer for the Fall Formal was sent home in the November packet. Please return the form along with your money to be added to the list of people attending. Extra forms are in the office. Hope to see you there!
The school-wide field trip to Hillsdale College will be on Friday, November 8th. Permission slips must be turned in by Monday 11/4 in order for your child(ren) to attend. Students will be transported by selected chaperones and Hillsdale Prep staff. Children under the age of 8 are required by law to ride in a booster seat. It is the responsibility of parents to send their child's booster seat in on the day of the trip. Extra booster seats will NOT be available, so please plan accordingly.
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
Report cards are being sent home with each student today. Every child should have their own report card in their backpack. If you do not receive a report card please let the office know.
Tomorrow is casual day, popcorn day and bottle drop off day. If you are willing to donate your returnable cans and bottles to the 8th grade trip please drop them off in the office. Donations will be accepted all day.
We will have a booth at the Hillsdale County ISD's Fall Fest tonight. It is in the merchant building at the fair grounds from 4:00-6:30. We hope to see you there!
Don't forget all clipped Box Tops are due by the end of the day tomorrow. Make sure to download the new Box Tops App to continue earning money for HPS. It is as simple as scanning your receipt after you grocery shop. Once you have scanned the receipt it detects any Box Tops earned and adds it to the yearly total. If you need help with the App stop in the office and we will show you how easy it is.
The power is back on so the phones are now working.
Hillsdale Prep is currently without power. We are just going to resume class as normal until the end of the day. Bathrooms are in working order. However, due to the power outage we do not have a phone. You can contact Miss Melody via email if you need anything. We will see everyone for dismissal at 3:15.
On Friday, November 8 we have been invited by the Women's Basketball Team at Hillsdale College to attend Kids' day. A permission slip for this school-wide field trip is coming home today. We will be calling people off of the approved volunteer list to transport students to this event. If you do not receive a call and would like to attend you can meet us at the college where you will have to purchase a ticket to enter. Students will arrive at the college around 10:15 and be there for the duration of the basketball game.
There will be a change to the 2019-20 school calendar. December 2nd will now be a day off for students for professional development. March 9th will now be a full day of school for students. An updated school calendar will be sent home with your child in November packets. The updated calendar is also available on our website.
Hillsdale Prep's Fall Fest is tomorrow night from 6-8pm. -Students will participate in a parade, which will leave from the gym and be lead through the Medical Care Facility and back to HPS' gymnasium. Please arrive in costume to participate in this activity. - Admissions, carnival style games, costume contest and pumpkin carving are FREE. - Each class will be making a soup to serve at Fall Fest. Bowls will be sold for $1 each and are refillable. - Cake Walk: $1 to participate - 8th graders will be selling donuts and apple cider to raise funds for their Washington DC trip. They will be sold for $1 each.
If you signed up to donate items for the Fall Fest, please make sure that items are dropped off to the office by 3:30 today. (If you are donating cupcakes and plan to drop off tomorrow, please notify the office so that we can ensure we have the proper count). Volunteers are still needed to run games and serve soup. Please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAC22A0F49-fall
Please read these TWO important reminders: 1) School Improvement Committee meeting-Wednesday 10/16 @ 5pm in the staff lounge. We are looking for more parents to join this committee in efforts to improve our school. 2) Our Fall Thirty-one fundraiser ends on 10/21. Please get all orders in by noon on that day. HPS will receive 35% of all orders towards the purchase of a new Science curriculum! Don't forget to tell your friends and family. Use the link below to place your order. https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/595011?pd+11471273
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture day!
Happy Friday 1st Grade Families! This week the students have been learning all about fire safety. To wrap up what we have learned, I have assigned a family fire plan sheet for homework this weekend. Please sit with your child and complete the plan, including drawing an evacuation map on the back. Students who complete the form and return to me by Wednesday will receive a prize. Thank you for helping your student be fire safe!
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
We are so EXCITED for our first Goodies for Grands morning at Hillsdale Prep tomorrow morning! Students are excited to sing and show their Grands their awesome school! Grandparents can arrive in the Gym a few minutes before 8:15 for Opening Ceremony! Grands are still welcome to come even if they did not already RSVP.
Don't forget to return your RSVP form for Goodie's for Grands to the office or to your child's teacher by tomorrow! We are excited to celebrate our grandparents and special grandparent friends Friday morning at 8:15 for opening in the gym!
Hillsdale Preparatory School's Fall Fest is coming up on Friday October 18th. Please use the link below and sign up to donate items or volunteer your time to make this event a HUGE success! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A48ABAC22A0F49-fall
REMINDERS: 1) Parent Advisory Committee meeting tonight at 5:30pm. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. 2) Tomorrow (10/3) there will be a half day for students. Dismissal is at 12:00. There will be no after school program tomorrow. 3) There is no school on Friday 10/4.
We are excited to announce that our schoolwide Fall Fundraiser will be with Thirty-One! 35% of all orders will go towards the school's science curriculum. Orders will be taken October 1st- 21st. There are catalogs available in the office for browsing. Orders can be placed by using the following direct link: https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/595011?pd+11471273 Join the Facebook event, created by consultant Mary Beale, to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1209449299241148/ or search "It's HPS Thirty-One Fall Fundraiser"
A large packet of October information is coming home today. It includes the October calendar, picture packets and flyers for all of the events this month. The picture packet already includes the student name and information. If you have more than one child please make sure you are sending back the right form with each child.You can also find a list of scheduled events on our website.
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday and casual day.
Box Tops for Education- Information regarding Box Tops is being sent home with each family today. They are phasing out clipping traditional Box Tops and will now be using an app. During the transition you can still collect Box Tops you find and send them into the school. Please read the letter being sent home to get more information regarding the app. Instead of a classroom competition we will be offering a school wide incentive. If the school earns over $500 every teacher will get to put a pie in Mrs. Fowler's face. If we get over $1000 we will have our first ever field day.
Spirit wear order forms are being sent home with students today. All orders are due with payment by Monday, September 30. Students can wear spirit wear to school on Fridays.
School Improvement Meeting- Wednesday 9/18 at 5:00pm. The School Improvement Committee works with staff and administration to plan and evaluate school run programs for effectiveness. Parents are needed on this committee. ALL parents are welcome and invited to participate. Can't wait to see you then!
Two-part message: 1) Order forms to purchase leftover 5K race t-shirts are coming home today. One form will be sent home per family. Please look for them with your youngest child. 2) Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled by individual teachers during the week of September 30-October 3rd. Please look for communication from your child's teacher.
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
The Patriot 5K race is this Saturday, 9/15/19 at 8am at Michindoh Conference Center. Race day registration will take place 7:00-7:45am. We can't wait to see you and your whole family! Those of you that signed up to donate items should bring them to the office by 4pm today. There are still many items needed, so check out the Signup Genius! Don't want to participate in the race, but want to attend and help the school? Sign up to be a volunteer to assist in making this AMAZING event run smoothly. We couldn't make the race a success without all of you! SIGN-UP GENIUS: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-patriots1
POPCORN The 7th & 8th graders are going to be selling popcorn on designated Fridays throughout the year. They are earning money for their 8th grade trip to Gettysburg and Washington D.C. We will be adding the sale dates to our monthly calendar. We will also be sending out reminders each week of the sale. Popcorn will cost 50 cents per bag. Classroom teachers will take the orders and collect the money on Friday morning. Popcorn will be distributed during lunch.Thank you for supporting our 8th grade field trip. September sale dates are: 9/13/19 & 9/27/19.
HPS is updating the way that we celebrate our monthly character pillars. Staff will be awarding Patriot Prize tickets to students who stand out by demonstrating the characteristics for the pillar of the month. Tickets can be earned by students Monday through Thursday of each week. On Friday, teachers will be notified which students in their classrooms were awarded a Patriot Prize. This entitles them to dress in casual clothes on the first day of the next week. Stickers will be placed in your child's planner or on their shirt to notify you of their reward. Stickers will have the date written on them as a reminder of which day your child may dress in casual clothes. Only children that have a sticker may dress in casual clothes on these special days. In addition to earning a casual day we will also be placing a certificate with your child's name in the lobby, by the pillar in which they are recognized. Each of those students will be entered into a prize drawing. At the end of each month there will be two student names pulled; one from K-3 and the other from 4-8. These two students will receive a special prize from the staff here at HPS for being a role model of the school. If you have any questions about our new way to celebrate the pillars of the month please contact your child's teacher.
Please sign up to donate items or volunteer your time at our upcoming Patriot 5K race by using the link below. Haven't signed up for the race yet? There's still time to register online or on race day! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-patriots1
Parent Advisory Committee meeting tonight at 5:30 in the faculty lounge. Please plan to attend so that your voice can be heard and we can organize volunteers to make our upcoming events a HUGE success!
Friendly Reminders: Tomorrow is Subway day. If your child does not have a lunch account they should bring $2.50 if they wish to order a sub. They can take the money to their classroom in the morning. If your child has attended the morning and after school program this week payment will be due tomorrow. There is no school on Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2.
Share your suggestions and let your voice be heard!!!! There is a special Parent Advisory Committee meeting TONIGHT at 5:30pm in the staff lounge. The committee will be deciding on the events that will be sponsored by PAC this year, as well as appointing a secretary and treasurer. Don't miss the opportunity to sit with Mrs. Fowler and support the school. See you tonight!
Attention Girls Volleyball Players: Please head to our website and read the letter from Coach Dickey. We are looking forward to another great season of volleyball. If you have any questions please contact the office.
Our back to school open house is Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm. We will begin with a parent meeting in the gym. We can't wait to see everyone there!
We need YOU!!! The Parent Advisory Committee is looking for help getting sponsors for the upcoming 5K race. If you are willing to contact local businesses and requests donations for the race, please contact the race chair, Kattia Cabrera at 517-398-3056.
Parent Advisory Committee meeting tonight at 6:30. Hope to see you all there!
Reminder: Parent Advisory Committee Meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm in the staff lounge. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Mrs. Fowler can't wait to see you there!
On Wednesday, July 17th we will be having a Parent Advisory Committee meeting at 6:30pm in the staff lounge. This committee will take the place of Parent Council. The goal of this meeting will be to determine structures and purpose for the committee to best meet the needs of the students. All parents are encouraged to attend. This is a great way to get involved and offer your support and suggestions to the school. I hope to see you all there!
Tomorrow is the last day of school! The awards ceremony will begin at 11:00 in the gym. Students must be picked up from their classroom by 12:15. There will be no after school. All families are welcome to join us back in the gym for a free BBQ after the ceremony.
Just a reminder we are still offering Subway for lunch tomorrow. All lunch accounts have been closed so students should bring money to pay if they order. A sub is $2.50 and a milk is $0.50.
Hello parents! We have tabulated the results from the Penny Wars. Your kids did an amazing job and raised over a shocking $350! In 1st place, was Mrs. Medrano’s class with a total of -$7.41 in pennies followed very closely behind by Mrs. Dickinson's class who had -$7.81. The class with the most money, (Including all coins and dollars) was Mrs. Kuenzers class with a total of $106.64 raised, followed by Mr. Fowler’s class with $66.14 raised. Mrs. Medrano’s class will be receiving an ice cream party on the 6th. We appreciate all the help from parents, siblings, and students, and we’re happy to say that with your help we’re going to send $351.34 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Kindergarten Parents: If you are planning to chaperone our field trip, your money for your pizza lunch was due today! Please give it to Miss Melody when you drop off your child in the morning. Thank you!
After school will be on the playground today. Please sign your child out there.
Last week reminders: Tomorrow is K & 8th Grade Graduation at 6:30. On Friday we have an awards ceremony starting at 11:00 in the gym. After the ceremony students will be sent back to class and then dismissed. All students need to be picked up from their classroom by 12:15. Families are welcome to join us back in the gym for a free bbq following the ceremony.
All lunch accounts will be closed today. If you owe money a slip is being sent home today. If you had money left over the change is being sent home. If your child wants to order milk or Subway next week they will need to bring money with them to school.
Mrs. Medrano is looking for a couple volunteers to come in on Tuesday (June 4th) to help hang decorations for the K and 8th graduation. If you would be interested and willing to help out, please let her or Miss Melody know!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual day
Due to torrential rains and water in the lower building, ALL students will dismiss from the front building out of the main door by the office. Dismissal will begin at 3:05 to accommodate the additional cars in the front drive way. PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR VEHICLE IN THE FRONT DRIVEWAY TO ENTER THE BUILDING for any reason! The after school program will be CANCELLED today, 5/30. However, if you are unable to make other arrangements, please call the office at 517-437-4625
Thursday the 30th will be our field trip to Sauder Village all permission slips need to be in by tomorrow. Also, parent chaperones are still needed in order for us to go. I have eight students as of now who have not turned in their forms and when they do will not have a ride if we do not get more Chaperones. Very Respectfully, Mr. Fowler
The Spring Concert is on Friday, May 31 at Michindoh Camp & Conference Center. We emailed a letter home on Friday with detailed information about the event. A hard copy of that letter is being sent home today. It is also posted on our website. If you have any questions regarding the concert feel free to contact Miss Bethany.
Hello Parents! This Thursday, May 16th is parent appreciation day. Student Council will be providing coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and donuts for you when you are dropping your children off. This event will run from 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Feel free to bring your own travel mug and fill it up inside. We’re thankful for all the hard work you do in school and out!
Hello parents! Student Council is holding another event. For the next two weeks, we will have a Penny War starting Monday the 10th. It is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help research cures for blood cancers and to help families through the process of treatment and recovery. To win the Penny War you have to have the most money in your jar. The only positive money is pennies, anything else is negative. You can bring in nickels, dimes, dollars, etc… which will count against the class you put the money in. If you put a dollar in a different classes jar then they go down 100 pennies. If you put a dime in another classes jar they go down 10 pennies. So you’ll want to put as many pennies as possible in your jar and as much silver/green in the other classes jars. Kids will be able to fill their jars during lunch and the winning class of the penny war will get an ice cream sundae party so best of luck! Let the Penny War begin!
Banquet dinner tickets will be sold tomorrow and Friday during dismissal. Bring your cash or check to buy your tickets! $25 for dinner at 5:00 on 5/18, auctions and raffle to follow.
Friendly Reminder: Re-enrollment forms and surveys are due by the end of the school day today.
We want to hear from you! Visit our Facebook page and comment on the post that says "The best thing about Hillsdale Prep is..." to let us know what we are doing that you think is great!
Did you miss the fliers sent home about the golf outing and class baskets? Good news! The info. can be found on our Facebook page AND website under "News". All items for the class baskets are due May 10th to your child's classroom. If you'd like another hard copy of the fliers, please stop into the office. Thank you to Parent Council and Mr. Fowler for putting this event together. Don't forget to also follow their page on Facebook-(HPS Parents) for information on all PC sponsored events!
Last week a re-enrollment form and survey were mailed to each family. Every family that turns both things in by May 6 will be entered into a drawing to win movie passes. Don't forget to fill out both sides of the survey!
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is Casual Day
On Saturday, May 18 Parent Council is hosting the first annual Golf Scramble. A flyer with more information about the event is coming home today. Following the golf outing there will be a banquet dinner with a silent auction. You do not have to golf to attend the dinner. Dinner tickets are available for $25.00 in the office. Parent Council is in need of hole sponsors and donations for the auction. Sponsor letters are available in the office if you know a business that is willing to donate. They are also putting together baskets for each classroom to donate. On the back of the golf flyer is information about each classroom theme. If you are able to donate something for the basket please give the item directly to the classroom teacher. We are really excited about this event and appreciate the support necessary to make this event great.
PARENT COUNCIL ELECTION OF OFFICERS: MAY 8th at 5:30pm. President, Vice-president, Treasurer and Secretary positions to be filled. PC is an important part of the school support system. PC meets once a month to plan school related events and fundraisers, vote on and disperse funds to cover all field trips, graduation and class parties, as well as teacher appreciation and Administrative day, any repairs or needs for the school. If you would like to be apart of the PC team or want to learn more about it, please join us Wednesday May 8th!
If you are interested in helping Student Council purchase items for the dance please use the link below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c44aaa92ea6fe3-under
Hey students and parents, student council is hosting an Under The Sea themed dance, on April 26th, from 6-8pm We will be have a form to pre-order tickets which will be due the 25th It is a formal dance, so wear appropriate clothes. The cost for students is $2.00 and is $3.00 for parents. There will be food, refreshments, music, and hopefully you.
Staff vs. Students basketball game tonight at 5pm. Come support your favorite team (staff-white, students-blue). Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards new basketball uniforms.
Check out these great pictures from Literacy Night! Families are welcome to print and share the photos of themselves and their children. Thanks again for making Literacy Night so SWEET! https://hpsliteracynight.shutterfly.com/
Tomorrow night at 5:00pm we will be hosting the HPS Staff VS the Girls & Boys basketball teams. This is to raise money for new Uniforms and Balls. Students are aloud to wear white or blue shirts with casual pants or shorts in support of the team they want to win. They may also tastefully pant their faces as well. If they are not dressed in white or blue in support of a team they must still be in their regular uniform. All players involved can not wait to see you tomorrow at 5:00pm.
There will be a School Improvement Committee Meeting tonight at 5pm in the faculty lounge. All parents are welcome to attend.
Just a reminder that the 6th grade Rosa Parks reading projects are due tomorrow.
Parent Council meeting tonight at 5:30 in the faculty lounge. Join us to hear about our upcoming events and fundraisers and share any ideas that you may have.
Just a reminder that the 6th grade reading class will have tomorrow and Tuesday to work on their reading projects. Please come prepared to work. Reading projects are due Friday, April 12th.
Upcoming Events & Reminds: *Today at 1pm, students will be wrapping up One Book, One School by watching the movie as a school. Parents are welcome to join us in the gym! *There will be an assembly tomorrow at 1:30 presented by Michigan Avian Experience. The students will see and learn about real raptors and birds of prey. *Report cards will be sent home with your child tomorrow. Please look for those and contact your child's teacher with any questions. *Tomorrow is casual day! Students may also wear pajamas to curl up with a good book. *There is NO after school program tomorrow, 3/29. Dismissal is at 3:15. Please plan accordingly. *Spring Break is April 1-5. School resumes on April 8th.
The book fair will be open during STEM Night on Monday, March 25th in the lower building. Monday will be the last day to shop and order books. If you’d like to order online here is the link: https://a7417.myubam.com/1243117
March is reading month! Don’t forget to dress like your favorite character from a book tomorrow. If you do not dress up, you should be in uniform. Have a great night!
On Monday, March 25 we have our first annual STEM Night from 5:00-6:30. We are in need of pies for the event. If you are willing to donate a pie please drop it off during the day on Monday.
Don’t forget that the book fair in the upper building will have extended hours tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, from 3:45-5 pm.
The book fair will have extended hours today until 5 pm and Thursday from 3:45-5 pm. The book fair is located by Mr. Bob’s office and the 1st grade room.
On Wednesday, March 27 we are hosting an event for upcoming Kindergarten students who have a sibling at HPS. They are invited to come eat lunch, take a tour and spend some time in the classroom. They will even get to attend recess with their siblings. The event will take place from 11:50 - 1:50. Please contact the office to sign up. We can't wait to meet the next generation of HPS Students.
Yearbooks are being sent home today. If you would like to order one please use this link: http://geskusphoto.com/?YB=327
This year our school will be hosting an Usborne Book Fair starting Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd. A display will be set up for kids to make a wish list. A catalog is also being sent home today. Orders can be placed online or at the school. If you have your order sent to the school you will receive free shipping. Please read the letter being sent with the catalog for more information.
The minute to win it Challenge has been rescheduled to next Friday 3/15. The challenge will be right after opening for February students of the month.
Don't forget to stop in the Small Town Sweet Boutique this week. If you present them with the coupon sent home last week 20% of your purchase will be donated to HPS. There are extra coupons in the office if you need one.
Hillsdale Prep students enjoyed a wonderful presentation from The Heritage Association Winona Legends Youth Council. Student authors and Illustrators read their book called The Legends of Winona: A Special Gift. If your child would like a copy of the book shared today, but didn't preorder, there is still time. Books are $10. Orders can be sent to the office until Wednesday March 6th to receive a signed copy of the book.
Good afternoon, I am sending out this message to let all parents know that I have sent home in a envelope directed to you a progress report for the 3rd quarter. It shows the grades they have received on all assignments up to this point. Anything that is highlighted in yellow shows a zero because of not being turned in. Feel free to reach out to me regarding any questions you may have.
Small Town Sweet Boutique is helping us raise money for our Literacy Program. We are sending a coupon card home with every family today. If you bring that coupon in to the Small Town Sweet Boutique 20% of your purchase will be donated back to HPS. The coupon is valid through March 9th.
On Friday, March 1, The Heritage Association Winona Legends Youth Council is putting on an assembly at HPS. They will be presenting the book they wrote about the daughter of Chief Baw Beese titled "A Special Gift." An order form for the book was sent home yesterday. The book is $10.00 and all of the proceeds go to bronzing the statues of the black bears that will be placed on the Baw Beese Trail. Please have the order form along with the money turned in by Thursday.
The due date for 6th grade reading class project for The Bronze Bow has been moved to Monday, March 4th.
Come celebrate reading at our 3rd annual Literacy Night tonight from 5:00-6:30! Forgot to bring your book exchange books to school today? No worries! Bring them tonight!! Students who attend tonight will be allowed to wear casual clothes tomorrow!!!
Don't forget to come to Literacy Night Monday from 5:00-6:30! Let's celebrate how SWEET reading is! Students will have a great time reading and doing activities! We will have Leaders in our community as special guests and a book exchange! Mark your calendars and don't forget to bring your book for the book exchange during school hours Monday! Students in attendance will get to wear casual clothes Tuesday!
A friendly reminder that tomorrow is casual day.
Updates and Reminders *Tomorrow is swimming for grades 3-8 *The home basketball game tomorrow is at 6:00 PM *Friday is casual day *Literacy Night is Monday from 5:00-6:30. A flier with more information was sent home yesterday. *A letter is being sent home today with information about bad weather make-up days. *There is a Girl Scouts Meeting tonight for girls in grades K-5 from 3:30-4:30 in the staff lounge.
Reminder- There is no school on Monday for President's Day. The School Improvement Committee meeting originally scheduled for 2/13 has been rescheduled for Wednesday 2/20 at 5pm. Parents are welcome and invited to attend.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed on Wednesday 2/13.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Tuesday 2/12 due to icy road conditions.
If you are interested in buying Candy Grams please turn in your slips as soon as you can. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased candy grams and to everyone who donated! Thanks!!!!
Update: Hillsdale Preparatory School will be close on Wednesday 2/6.
There will be a 2 hour delay on Wednesday 2/6. Doors open at 9:30 and Opening Ceremony will begin at 10:15am. There will be no morning program.
Student Council Candy gram forms are being sent home today! If you’re interested in purchasing for your kids or classmates please fill them out and attach the money, if you have any questions please contact Student council. We will also be selling at the snowball dance so feel free to ask questions or purchase there! Extra forms will be in the office. Thank you!!!!!
Due to the amount of snow days we have made a change to our mid-winter break. There will still be a half day on Thursday, Feb. 14 with conferences from 1-6. On Friday, Feb 15 there will be a half day with 12:00 dismissal. If you need help with child care on the 15th please contact the office. There will still be no school on Monday, Feb. 18. Thank you for your understanding while we work to be in compliance with the State of Michigan.
Just a reminder next Friday is the Snowball Dance. Parent Council is still looking for volunteers and donations. Please use the link below to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-snowball3
Update: With dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills predicted through Thursday, Hillsdale Prep will remain closed on Wednesday 1/30 and will also be closed Thursday 1/31. Please stay safe and warm.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Tuesday 1/29 and Wednesday 1/30. Please be safe and stay warm!
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Monday 1/28.
Student Council is looking for help gathering items needed to make candy grams. They will be selling the candy grams for Valentine's Day. If you are interested in helping out please use the link below to sign up. Thank you for your support. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054dacac29a1fb6-candy
Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow is casual day
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday 1/24 due to road conditions.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday due to icy road conditions.
6th grade will be NWEA testing tomorrow & Thursday. Please make sure your child is well rested & has a good breakfast on testing days. Also, we will be doing a project & we need magazines! If you have appropriate magazines you would like to donate, please have them in by Friday.
The Snowball Dance is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8. A form to order tickets was sent home on Friday. Please have the order form turned in by Wednesday, Feb. 6. Here is a link to sign up to donate items needed for the dance. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-snowball3
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Monday 1/21 due to extremely cold temperatures and unimproved road conditions. Non-perishable foods will still be collected on Tuesday for the canned food drive.
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Monday 1/21 due to extremely cold temperatures and wind chill. Items for the canned food drive will be collected on Tuesday.
We have extended the canned food drive until Monday. Mr. Trumbe's class is currently in the lead. The class that has the most canned goods by the end of the day Monday will win a classroom party.
Students of the Month will be participating in Minute to Win It activities today after opening. Don’t miss the fun!
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday due to icy road conditions.
MAPSA recognizes Michigan's top Charter School teachers and administrators at the MI Charter Awards each year. Parents and fellow teachers can anonymously nominate a professional that they view as an outstanding educator through February 1st at: https://www.charterschools.org/charter-school-awards-1
Reminders: No school Monday, January 14 We do have school on Monday, January 21 The canned food drive is next week. The class that brings in the most canned goods will win a prize.
2nd Quarter report cards were sent home today. Please check your child’s backpacks and folders.
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is Casual Day
Mrs. Fowler’s class will be shopping at the Christmas shop tomorrow (Thursday). Please send money in a marked envelope with your child’s name on it.
The Kindergarten class will be shopping tomorrow at the Secret Santa Shop. We made lists today while we "browsed". A list came home and is in their folders. If you wish for them to shop, please send $ in an envelope with their name and titled "Santa Shop." Thanks! ~Mrs. Medrano
Just a reminder, 6th grade book reports are due TOMORROW! This is for all 6th grade students.
Next week is the annual Holiday Gift Shop. The schedule has been posted on our website. Every class will visit the gift shop twice. The first time they will make a wish list. They will bring home the wish list along with a money control envelope. The second time they will be allowed to shop for items on their wish list. Your child will only be sent back a second time if they bring money.
Dear HPS Parents, Some of you have been asking about attire for the Christmas program. I understand some have already purchased Christmas outfits that are not of the previous colors I listed. I have decided to change dress code to best dress attire, even if not Christmas colors. Please no hoodies, sweat pants, gym shoes or snow boots. Thank you for all your support! Looking forward to great program! Bethany Field Music Teacher HPS
Thank you so much to everyone who donated toys for our Toys for Tots drive! As a school we were able to collect 363 toys to help our community! Mrs. Kuenzer's class was the winning class with a total of 153 toys and Mrs. Wallace's class came in 2nd place with a total of 115 toys.
Tomorrow will be the last day for toy donations for Toys for Tots.
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture retake day!
Mrs. Wallace's & Mrs. Kuenzer's classes are currently tied for 1st place in the Toys for Tots drive. Wednesday, December 5th will be the last day to collect new & unwrapped toys for the drive. Thank you so much for all those who have already donated! We have over 100 toys so far!
Next week will be the last week to collect toys for our Toys for Tots drive. Please make sure all donated toys are new, unopened, and unwrapped (not wrapped in wrapping paper) toys. Thanks to everyone who has already donated! Mrs. Kuenzer's class is currently in the lead.
Friendly reminder: Tomorrow is casual day!
Due to weather conditions, Hillsdale Prep will be closed Monday 11/26. The morning program is cancelled.
Reminder: Tomorrow is a half day of school. Dismissal will start at 12:00. There will be no lunch or after school.
Thank you to everyone who donated returnables to the bottle fundraiser for the 8th-grade trip. The class made $386.70.
Just a reminder that 6th grade book orders are due tomorrow.
Tomorrow is our annual Thanksgiving Lunch provided by Parent Council. They will be serving french toast and sausage. Students will have an extended lunch to make sure everyone has time to eat. Lunch will take place from 11:50-12:45. We can always use volunteers for this event. Cooking will begin at 9:30 and we will need volunteers all the way through clean up at 1:00. We are looking forward to another great Thanksgiving Breakfast.
We will accept any last-minute spirit wear orders during the day today. Please have all orders turned in by the end of the day.
Due to declining road conditions, swimming for grades 3-8 has been cancelled. All after school activities will also be cancelled. This includes basketball practice and the after school program. Afternoon dismissal will begin at 3:00, instead of 3:15. You may use your discretion in picking up your children before the end of the school day. However, we ask that you do not pick up students between 2:30 and 3:00 so that we can keep dismissal of students safe and orderly. The office will remain open until 4:00pm.
The Fall Fest will go on as planned. You may still purchase tickets if you have not already purchased them and they will be available at the door. Thank you
The Fall Formal is scheduled for this Friday, November 16th from 6-8 P.M. However, Student Council would like to remind everyone to get their tickets purchased. We must have at least 50 tickets sold by the end of the day tomorrow to have the dance otherwise we will have to cancel the Fall Formal. Tickets can be purchased/reserved from Miss Melody. Thank you
Tonight's game is at Trinity Lutheran School Located at 4900 McCain Rd Jackson MI 49201. The game will be starting at 5:00pm. Be sure to have prearranged rides home from the game for your Son if you will not be attending the game yourself. Very Respectfully, Mr. Fowler
Goat Milk Soap! The 7th and 8th graders are selling Goat Milk Soap as a fundraiser for their 8th-grade field trip. If you would like to purchase some see a 7th or 8th grader. You can also purchase some in the office as Melody has an order form. Thank you for your continued support.
The 8th-grade class is holding a bottle fundraiser. They are raising money for their 8th-grade field trip to Gettysburg PA and Washington D.C. Returnable cans and bottles can be dropped off at HPS from November 12th - November 16th from 7:30 - 3:45 and on Saturday, November 17th from 8 A.M. till 10 A.M. Please place the returnables in a bag before you drop them off. Thank you for your support.
Dial-a-Ride will be closed on Monday, November 12.
The Parent Council meeting has been rescheduled for next Wednesday 11/14 at 5:30. Nominations will be accepted and voting for the vacant Vice President position will occur at this meeting. Come on out and show your support.
Join us today at 2pm in the gym for the Super U! Challenge school assembly. This is an interactive show based around positive behavior, character building traits and promotes respecting others. We are so excited and hope you can be come!
Tonight from 4:30-7:00 we will receive 20% of all inside sales at the Hillsdale McDonald's. We can't wait to see everyone there.
November 16th Student Council will be holding a formal dance in the HPS gym starting at 6 pm and ending at 8. There will be refreshments and music. Tickets will be $2 dollars per student and $3 for adults, the ticket forms will be sent home with students and you can find extras in the office. We hope to see you there. Thanks!
Spirit wear order forms are finally here! They are being sent home with students today. Orders are due by Thursday, Nov. 15.
Although tomorrow is Halloween, students should still come to school in their uniform, following the school's dress code. Thank you!
We have decided to extend the Box Tops Competition until tomorrow. Mrs. Dickey's class is currently in the lead. The winning class will get an extra 15 minutes added on to one recess and get to pick one person to participate in the eat it or wear it challenge. All Box Tops must be turned in by the end of the day tomorrow.
We can't wait to see everyone at fall fest tonight! It is from the 6:00-8:00 in the gym. There will be a costume contest, games, a bounce house, pumpkin carving and snacks. It will be spooktacular :)
Due to transportation delays, we had to cancel today's swimming for the 3rd through 8th graders.
Two students will be competing in The Eat It or Wear It Challenge tomorrow morning after opening. Don’t miss it!
Parent Council is hosting a Fall Fast on Friday, Oct. 26 in the HPS gym. The event will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 and is totally free! They are asking for donations to help make the event great. Please use the link below to sign up to bring something. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-fall2
Reminder: Picture day is tomorrow! Students should wear their uniforms for pictures and bring their completed forms to school with them.
Our Fall Fest will be at the gymnasium of Hillsdale Preparatory School on Friday, 10/26 from 6-8pm. We will have costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, and lots of soups and pies. It will be fun, fun, fun! With everyone's participation we can have a wonderful Fall Festival! Please sign up for one or more slots! Thank you so much for supporting our children! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-fall2
HPS will be hosting a Health Heroes flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, October 18th. If you would like your child vaccinated on that day, please fill out the consent form that was sent home. Extra forms are in the office if you need one.
Reminder: Thursday's dismissal starts at noon. There will be no lunch and no After School on Thursday. Conferences are from 1-6 pm and should have been scheduled with your child's teacher. There is no school on Friday 10/5.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's cheerleading clinic has been cancelled. The make up date will be Friday, November 2nd. If your daughter planned to attend, please pick them up at normal dismissal time. Otherwise, they will be released to the after school program and will need to be picked up from there before 5pm.
Friendly reminder: Tomorrow is casual day!
Day 1 of the 2018 Cheer Clinic is tomorrow 9/28 from 3:30-5pm. Girls should bring comfy clothes and sneakers to change into for the clinic. All girls should be picked up from the Gym at 5pm. Parents, please see Mrs. Fowler when you pick your daughter up to let her know your child's shirt size and short size. We can't wait to see all of the girls who signed up this year!
This Thursday, Sept. 27 someone from the Health Department will be at HPS doing hearing and vision screening. Every child will be screened unless a written letter is submitted to the office by the parent. Sorry for any inconvenience, but these are the rules from the Health Department. If you do not want your child screened please send a written letter by Thursday Morning.
The 6th grade parent teacher conference sign up forms are being sent home today. Please complete the form and return it to school as soon as possible. Thanks so much!
Our first box tops submission is coming up fast! Don't forget to clip those box tops and bring them in to your teacher. The class that collects the most box tops will get 15 minutes added on to one recess. They will also get to pick one lucky classmate to participate in the eat it or wear it challenge against Mrs. Fowler.
There were a few mistakes on the cheerleading clinic sign up form that was sent home yesterday. A corrected version will be sent home today. If you have already returned the form to sign your child up there is no need to redo that. Please just make note of the changes in dates and times.
Our morning program is looking for donations. Any board games, puzzles or craft items that you are willing to part with would be appreciated. You may label items with "MORNING PROGRAM" and drop them off in the office.
The Patriot 5K is this Saturday at 8am. Don’t forget to sign up to run/walk. T-shirts are going fast and cannot be guaranteed for those who register on race day. Get your spot saved now! This is a great event that directly benefits HPS students, thanks to our amazing Parent Council.
Our Patriot 5K is next Saturday. Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer your time or donate items. See you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-patriots
Reminder: PE days are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students 3rd-8th grades change into a gray shirt and blue shorts for PE and K-2 wear tennis shoes. Please do your best to ensure that your child brings what they need for PE to school on those days. If your family needs assistance in obtaining any of the needed items please contact the office.
WOW! What an amazing first week of school! The building is full of smiling faces and students eager to learn. The Eat It or Wear It challenge was a huge hit and our Before School program has been off to a great start. Thanks to everyone for making this week such a big success
This message is for 5-8 girls interested in volleyball. Mrs. Dickey will be holding a parent meeting Monday, August 27 at 3:45 in the gym. If your daughter wants to be on the team please attend the meeting. She will pass out practice and game schedules at that time. You must have a sports physical on file in order to participate in the first practice.
We are so excited to see you all tomorrow for the first day of the 2018-19 school year!! A quick note: There will be no milk for purchase and no subway/pizza day during the first week. Sales of those lunch items will begin the week of 8/27.
Sign up to donate or volunteer for the Patriot 5K https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-patriots
Visit Hillsdale Preparatory School’s Facebook page to see round 2 of the Eat It or Wear It Challenge. Follow our page, share the video, then comment with suggestions of foods to use in Round 3. You’ll be excited to see who Mrs. Fowler is going up against next!
Reminders/Updates: -Today is the last day for summer tutoring. Thanks to everyone who participated and made it a great success! -The driveway and parking lot will be seal coated on Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th. The office will be open, but PLEASE PARK IN THE GRASS. -The clothes closet is open if you are in need of uniform items. -Open House is August 20th at 6:30pm -First Day of School is August 22nd!
Check out Hillsdale Preparatory School’s Facebook page to watch today’s Eat It or Wear It Challenge and find out who our next challenger is! Don’t forget to SHARE the video and FOLLOW our page so you can see the next challenge in the series first!! https://www.facebook.com/HillsdalePrep/videos/1801719043242795/
Mr. Bob and Mrs. Fowler are going LIVE on Facebook tomorrow at 1pm to do the Eat It or Wear It Challenge. Tune into Hillsdale Preparatory School's page to check it out.
Reminder that all Summer in the City donations are due to the office by tomorrow at 2pm. Please wrap baked goods individually. HPS' booth will be C16, located at the corner of Bacon and Howell Streets.
Parent Council's July meeting will be held Monday, 7/30 at 5pm. Hope to see everyone there!
Hey Gang!! Check this out -- The Hillsdale Prep School will be opening its doors at 6:15 AM every school day. Now you can drop children at school early in the morning. And, our after-school program will still be available every school day until 5:00 PM. A light breakfast will be served each morning at no cost.......milk, cereal and fruit. The FAMILY SCHOOL continues its mission to serve families....... Please take advantage of this program. No sign-ups, no hassle! I can't wait to see YOU children back at school!!! Mr. Bob
HPS will be participating in Hillsdale's Summer in the City Event. Click the link to sign up for donations or to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-summer/37609144
Summer News and Updates: Open House : August 20 at 6:30 First Day of School - August 22 You can find the full calendar on our website Classroom assignments and school supply lists will be sent out at the beginning of August. This school year you will be able to drop your children off as early as 6:15! More information will be sent out about this soon.
HPS! Show your support for HPS and Mr. Blanchard tomorrow morning at Hillsdale Brewing Company for the first ever Kids Show! Mr. Blanchard has put together an entire live show just for kids for the event starting at 10 A.M. There will be a breakfast buffet ($5 for kids, $8 for adults) and plenty of space to dance and sing until 1 o’clock. Come and wear your Patriot gear for this awesome event! See you there!
The car wash scheduled for 7/21 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
HPS will be holding a car wash on July 21st from 10-2. We are looking for STUDENTS and PARENTS to volunteer to help wash cars to raise money for the school. Call the office to sign up to help!
Today was the first day of Reading Camp and it was a blast! There was some confusion on the time that camp ends and we wanted to clear that up. The original paperwork said 12:30, but that has been changed to 12:00. We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow from 9:00-12:00 for another great day!
There will be a Parent Council meeting tonight at 6:15 in the art room. Hope you can attend!
Can you believe tomorrow is our last day?! Here is a schedule of events: The students should be dropped off at regular time. The awards ceremony begins in the gym at 11. After the ceremony the students will be dismissed from school. Following the ceremony Parent Council is having an end of year BBQ in the gym that is totally free of charge. Everyone is welcome to come eat, play games and celebrate the ending of another great school year.
3rd grade goes to Pizza Hut today to make their own pizza. Thank you parent council for financially supporting this. The students receive a great hands-on economic lesson. They will also tour the facility.
Reminder: 8th-grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 P.M. Please have your child here at 6:00 P.M. We will gather in the Art room.
Don't forget to sign up for the reading camp this summer! Stop in the office if you need another form.
Reminder: tomorrow is the 6th & 7th-grade field trip to Greenfield Village. We will be leaving HPS at 7:30. Please drop off your student at the front door to the 6th & 7th grade classrooms. Students can wear a red polo or spirit wear shirt. They may also wear shorts or capris. However, shorts must be school appropriate. It is supposed to be in the 80s with a chance of rain. Please pack a sack lunch. Students may bring cell phones to take pictures. Students are responsible for their own cell phones. No other electronics are allowed.
Don't forget to use your Small Town Sweet Boutique Coupon before June 2. 20% of your purchase will go to our music program if you present the coupon at the time of check out.
Next Wednesday, June 6 is the last day of school. Students need to be dropped off at the normal time in the morning. At 11 we will have an awards ceremony in the gym. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony. After the awards ceremony students will be dismissed from school. Families are then welcome to join us in the gym for an end of year BBQ. We can't wait to see everyone there.
Reminder that the donation forms and money for the Patriots 5K are due this Friday, June 1st. Kids are encouraged to get as much as possible. All proceeds go for different activities for the kids. If $50 or more are collected they can be in a drawing of a hover board. The more money collected the more prizes the students earn. Prizes will be given next Wednesday! Thanks, PC.
Parents! A few reminders for "The Fabulous 50's" concert in Mrs. Stock's Park Tonight. - 5:15 p.m. is the time to shoot for warm up times. Start time is 6 p.m. - Parking is across the street at the mill. - Outfits for the concert are strongly encouraged! - Boy's ideas: White shirts, blue jeans, sun glasses - Girl's ideas: poodle skirt, polka dots, small scarf/ sash - Like last year: Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, snacks, friends, family, cameras.
Good News....spirit wear orders are here! If you placed an order it will be sent home today. Double Good News....free t-shirts are being passed out today! Students who turned the re-enrollment form in on time and are coming back to HPS get a free t-shirt. Those will also be sent home with students today.
Parents! A few reminders for "The Fabulous 50's" concert in Mrs. Stock's Park on May 29th. - 5:15 p.m. is the time to shoot for warm up times. Start time is 6 p.m. - Parking is across the street at the mill. - Outfits for the concert are strongly encouraged! - Boy's ideas: White shirts, blue jeans, sun glasses - Girl's ideas: poodle skirt, polka dots, small scarf/ sash - Like last year: Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, snacks, friends, family, cameras. - We are anticipating good weather for Tuesday, BUT if for some reason we are forced to cancel, Wednesday, May 30th will be our rescheduling date.
If your child is in the 6th grade reading class, their Giver projects are due tomorrow.
If your child is in the 6th or 7th grade, permission slips for the upcoming field trip must be turned in by tomorrow. Thank you in advance for getting those slips in by tomorrow.
It's re-enrollment time! We've recently sent out the re-enrollment form for next year. We really want to see your child(ren) back with us at HPS! Would you kindly take a moment to fill out the form and see that Melody gets it? If you need a form, give us a call. In order for us to plan staffing and classroom assignments we need to hear from you....Enrollment looks great for next year and some grades are getting full. Please don't delay! As a special bonus, every child re-enrolled by Friday, May 25 will be given an AWESOME new HPS T-Shirt , for free. What a Deal! Thank you SO much for your continued support.
Just a reminder parents, tomorrow we will be serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate and donuts. If you bring your own thermos we will fill it up for you. We just want to say thanks for the hard work you do as parents! Thank you!!!!!!
Spirit Wear orders are due today! If you would like to place an order please have it turned in by the end of the day.
Thank you for all of your donations for the classroom baskets! We can't wait to auction them on Saturday at the Cash Raffle. We still have tickets available they are $35.00. Stop in the office or see a Parent Council member to purchase yours before they are gone. We will post pictures of the baskets on the website and on Facebook.
The 6th grade class will be attending the book fair tomorrow and Thursday.
Parents! Next Tuesday we’ll be appreciating you! Tuesday May 1st we’ll have donuts at the door for you along with coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Feel free to bring your own mugs or thermoses and we’ll fill them up for you. Just ask! We just want to say thanks for the work you do. Dropping off and picking up your children along with helping at home and in the classroom shows a commitment to everyone in the school. This is just our little way to say thanks! ~Student Council
Just a reminder that all 6th grade Rosa Parks reading projects are due tomorrow.
There will not be a Board Meeting this evening. The next meeting will be Monday, May 21 at 5:00.
Reminder- items for classroom baskets for the Parent Council raffle dinner are due tomorrow. Please see the flier that was sent home with your child for more information.
We can't wait to see everyone at the Open House tonight from 5:30-7:30. Bring your friends, family and neighbors. Every classroom will be open and there will be goodies in the gym. See you there!
Spring Fling Dance sponsored by Student Council is tonight from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Refreshments provided: Cupcakes, Jello, and Lemonade Hope to see you there!
Greetings from the the TOP RATED SCHOOL in Hillsdale County! The Michigan Department of Education released its new rating system and HPS is number 1 in Hillsdale County. Our composite score is 89.74, out of 100. This rating takes into account, among other variables, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, access to the arts, music and STUDENT ACADEMIC GROWTH. I want to thank all of you who make HPS home for your precious children. It is our humble responsibility to teach, to mentor, to nurture and to love all of our students and their families. We are called THE FAMILY SCHOOL for a reason. The rating system is validation for us that our approach works! Students LEARN here and they are treated with respect and dignity. COME HELP US CELEBRATE. Tuesday, April 19, from 5:30 - 7:30 we are hosting a TOP RATED SCHOOL celebration here at HPS. All the staff will be here to demonstrate classroom activities that are WORKING! Students will be playing music and singing, and there will be special GIFTS for everyone!! Again, thank you to this entire community for the support you offer this wonderful school! PLEASE accept my most heart-felt gratitude,and PLEASE come next Tuesday and help us celebrate!! Hillsdale Preparatory School -- The FAMILY SCHOOL -- Number 1!!
Tomorrow is the last day to purchase tickets and corsages for the Spring Fling. The Dance is on April 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 in the gym. Tickets are $3.00 a person. A wrist corsage is $5.00 and a pin on corsage is $3.00. Please turn your form and money into the office by the end of the day tomorrow. There are extra forms in the office if you need one.
Mrs. Medrano is in search of guest readers to come read to groups of students from 9:40 to 10:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in being a guest reader please contact Mrs. Medrano at email@example.com.
Parent Council is collecting donations for classroom baskets to be raffled at their upcoming dinner. Fliers will come home today with more information.
Students can earn an extra casual day and a drawing into a raffle for reading Runaway Ralph on their own and submitting a book report to Mrs Fowler by April 20th. Your child’s teacher has the book report forms. Happy Spring Break!
Third quarter report cards are going home with students today at dismissal beginning 11:45.
The 2nd graders are really looking forward to Spring Break! If you are looking for something academic for your child to do on the days off, consider them visiting Scootpad.com or Lyrics2Learn.com
Tomorrow during the movie the concession stand will be open. We will be selling Gatorade, water, popcorn, glazed doughnuts and candy. Everything will be for sale for $1.00. Tomorrow is also a half day of school. There will be no lunch or after school. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 12:00.
Student Council is having a dance! On April 13th Student Council will have a formal dance from 6-8 pm. Tickets will be $3 a person and corsages will also be sold and handed out at the dance. There will be refreshments and music along with crafts for the younger kids. Tickets for the dance and a form for the corsages will be passed out Thursday.
Student Council is hosting a "Spring Fling" dance on Friday, April 13th from 6 pm - 8 pm. Tickets are $3.00 per person (pre-purchase is available). Corsages are available for pre-purchase: Wrist is $5.00 and pin on is $3.00. Forms will be sent home today.
The 7th/8th grade team did well in the quiz Bowl competition. They were not only "rookies" in the competition, but they had to compete as an all 8th grade team. We will start preparing for next year on Monday ! Go Patriots!
The first session of Quiz Bowl is over with the HPS 5th graders finishing one point shy of 3rd place! The 6th grade team finished 5th, just four points away from 3rd place. Both super jobs for our very first time participating and only having 6 weeks to prepare. Next year will be different!
The 7th & 8th Graders are selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to raise money for their field trip to Gettysburg and Washington D.C. They will be selling 1 dozen of glazed doughnuts for $9.00. The money is due at the time of the order and the doughnuts will be delivered on Monday, March 26th. There will be a booth set up to order doughnuts at the Science Fair.
Science Fair Projects due Tuesday 3/20/18 Friends and family are welcome to join in the HPS gym from 3:45 – 5:00 to explore our science fair. Also the student council will have several hands on stations for everyone to enjoy. Please drop your Science Fair project off in the Gym before School on the 20th. Judging will begin around 9:00. Remember you can turn in your project early if you wish, just drop it off in Mr. Trumble's room. It’s not too late to start there are many projects that can be done over the weekend. Have Fun!
St. Patty's Casual Day! This Friday students can dress casual if they donate $1 to the 8th grade D.C. trip fundraiser. Money will be collected in the classrooms and students are reminded that proper behavior is expected just as if they were in uniform. Also, no "distracting or disruptive" attire is permitted. Thank you.
Just to correct the error, the info about the Spring Concert is now posted in our "Live Feed" section of the mobile app and webpage. Hope everyone comes out to see another great music event!
Parents of 4-7 grade girls that are interested in volleyball next season. Mr. Blanchard will be having an open gym after school on Friday, March 16 until 4:30. Gym clothes and shoes will be just fine. We will have basics and fun games to get the volleyball buzz going again. If your child usually goes to after school, they can go afterward until 5. 8th graders that have no more eligibility may attend as well. Thanks! Go Patriots!
Johnny B. Goode! Parents! Back by popular demand, our Spring Music Concert will be planned to be held at Mrs. Stocks Park on the evening of Tuesday, May 29th. (The day after Memorial Day, the same as last year) 6 p.m. will be our start time with a call time around 5:15. Make sure to wear your blue suede shoes for this years 50s theme. Student attire: Boy's ideas: Rolled jeans and a white tee shirt, black leather or varsity jackets, plain suit Girl's ideas: polka dots, poodle dresses, tied scarf/ bandana Be creative! Anything 50s to make it fun. Pending bad weather, plan for the following Thursday, May 31st for a makeup date. Thanks!
The Mouse and the Motorcycle seems to be a big hit. 40 students answered the trivia questions today! I hope you are all enjoying time together as a family reading the book. Keep it up!
Parents, This summer we made some adjustments to the school uniform requirements. Allowing students to wear athletic shoes was a way to keep the concept of the uniform and help parents who were finding it difficult to buy appropriate dress shoes. It was not intended to allow just any athletic shoe. We have students who are far away from wearing a black or brown athletic shoe. We have neon green and pink shoes and even shoes with flashing lights. Please insist your child adheres to the dress code. Thank you.
Congrats to Mrs. Russell's class for winning the Boxtops for Education contest! They will get the ice cream party. As a school we brought in over $500! While very good, we have gotten as much as $1,000 in the past!!! This is a very easy way to earn some money for the school. Let's remember to clip those boxtops for next fall's contest!
Literacy Night was once again a HUGE success! Thank you to all that came out. Those who attended may dress casually tomorrow.
Tomorrow, February 28, is the last chance to get those Box Tops turned in to count for the ice cream party prize. You have until 8:30 tomorrow morning to help your class beat out Mrs. Russell's class. Mrs. Draheim is running a close second with a chance to win the prize.
Literacy Night, tonight 6-8pm. Every FAMILY will get a copy of the book The Mouse and The Motorcycle. Don't forget to bring your old books to the book exchange! Hope to see you tonight!
Literacy Night will be held tomorrow from 6-8pm. Join us at Camp Read Aloud for a night filled with reading adventures. Bring a blanket to sit on. We will be starting the night with campfire songs
The Parent Council is once again having a Cash Raffle for their annual fund raiser to support the school. The drawing will take place on April 28 at the Hillsdale Moose Lodge. There are 15 cash prizes and the grand prize is $1200! Doors open at 5 and a taco and fried chicken bar dinner starts at 6. Tickets can be purchased at the school or from any of the PC members. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold so don't wait!
HPS is having the 2nd annual Literacy Night on 2/27 from 6-8pm. There will be activities for all ages, games, prizes and snacks.ALL are welcome! Attendance will earn you an extra casual day on Wed.
It's time to turn in those Boxtops for Education again! The class that turns in the most will get an ice cream party paid for by Mr. Bauman! All Boxtop coupons must be turned into your teacher and then Ms. Melody by Tuesday February 27. It would help a lot if all coupons were cut EXACTLY on the dotted lines. Thank you.
We are looking for parent volunteers for Literacy Night on 2/27. If you are interested in helping at the event, please email Mrs. Fowler at Annie.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
In an effort to promote more parental involvement we would like to distribute a short survey to parents regarding strategies to support school work at home. It was suggested that perhaps an evening session at the school where teachers could demonstrate to parents some ideas and answer questions would be valuable. To that end, we are in need of suggestions for these sessions. In other words, what would YOU like to have presented at these sessions? Please email or give your suggestions to Mr. Bauman, Mrs. Draheim, or Mrs. Fowler. Thank you.
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I will not be doing Conferences today with schoolbeing closed. I will contact those needing to be reseduled on Tueday.
HPS is closed today due to icy roads. No school 2/15/18
In an effort to promote more parental involvement we would like to distribute a short survey to parents regarding strategies to support school work at home. It was suggested that perhaps an evening session at the school where teachers could demonstrate to parents some ideas and answer questions would be valuable. To that end, we are in need of suggestions for these sessions. In other words, what would YOU like to have presented at these sessions? Please email or give your suggestions to Mr. Bauman, Mrs. Draheim, or Mrs. Fowler. Thank you.
The Snowball Dance is back on! February 23, Friday, from 6 to 8:00 in the gym. Come join the fun and "cut a rug"!
Tomorrow's dismissal will be at 12:00 as we will not be doing lunch. Have a great four day weekend (again)!
Our pest control company will be treating ants on Thursday, Feb. 15 at around 2:00 PM. Please look at the news section of our website for additional information about our integrated pest management approach.
Wednesday, February 14th(tomorrow) is a pay to wear casual clothes day sponsored by Student Council. Pay $1.00 and wear your casual clothes.
HPS is closed today.
HPS will open two hours late tomorrow, February 12. Opening assembly will begin at 10:15. Exercise caution and allow extra drive time as County roads are slick and many are still deep with snow.
Mr. Fowler wants to remind you to schedule conferences by Monday. Please email him with your three times. Chris.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
Mrs. Fowler wants to remind you to schedule a conference if you havent already done so. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Friday, February 9. Please take care and don't travel if you don't have to. Come back safe on Monday.
Due to the certainty of heavy snow, tomorrow's dance will be rescheduled for a later date TBD. If you brought perishable food items to the school they should be picked up today or taken home by students.
This Friday's Snowball Dance will still be held even if school has to be cancelled due to bad weather. The Show must go on! See you there!
Just a reminder, tickets for the Snowball Dance are still $3. Starting Thursday the price goes up to $4 for the Dance. Get your tickets early and save a dollar. Everyone should want to save a Buck!
We still have 5 sheets of McDonald's coupons left to sell. The sheets have over $29 worth of coupons and cost just $5. If you just use the "BOGO" sandwich coupon you will all but pay for the entire sheet! They you can get a coffee or dessert for that special someone on the 14th!
Check out the Student Council article in the "News" section on our website! Candy Gram info is in the article as well!
The results are in from today’s Career Day in celebration of Spirit Week: We have 2 first place winners Madison from 5th grade and Zoe from 3th grade. Elizabeth from 8th grade is our runner. Mrs. Kuenzer’s class won spirit week with a total of 180 points. Mr. Fowler’s class, Mr. Trumble’s class, & Mrs. Russell’s class tied for 2nd place with 165 points. Student Council would like to thank everyone for their participation in Spirit Week which was a huge success. We look forward to Spirit Week next year.
The results are in from yesterday’s Career Day in celebration of Spirit Week: We have 2 first place winners Haisley from 6th grade and Toby from 8th grade. JoJo from 1st grade is our runner. Mr. Fowler’s class is currently in 1st place with 140 points followed by a tie for 2nd place between Mrs. Hiltbrunner’s class and Mrs. Kuenzer’s class with 135 points.
The results are in from yesterday’s Team Day in celebration of Spirit Week: Irene from Kindergarten is our 1st place winner, Mikey from 5th grade is a runner up, and Leyla from 8th grade is a runner up. Mr. Fowler’s class is currently in 1st place with 115 points followed by Mrs. Hiltbrunner’s class in 2nd place with 110 points. Tomorrow (2/2/18) is Clash Day
CORRECTION! Tomorrow's Parent Council meeting begins at 6:15.
There is a meeting of the HPS Parent Council tomorrow, Thursday, at 6:30. The meeting agenda is posted on the website under Parent Council Minutes.
The results are in from yesterday’s Crazy Hat and Sunglasses Day in celebration of Spirit Week: Ellie from 2nd/3rd grade is our 1st place winner, Kelton from 4th grade is a runner up, and Nevaeh from 5th grade is a runner up. Mr. Fowler’s class is currently in 1st place with 90 points followed by Mrs. Hiltbrunner’s class in 2nd place with 85 points. Tomorrow (2/1/18) is Career Day
7th & 8th Graders are selling Goat Milk Soap to raise money for their trip to Gettysburg & Washington D.C. Please support our students and purchase some soap. Thank you!
The results are in from yesterday’s Crazy Hair Day in celebration of Spirit Week: Heidi from 1st grade is our 1st place winner, Karina from 4th grade is a runner up, and Elyse from 2nd/3rd grade is a runner up. Mr. Fowler and Mrs. Hiltbrunner are tied for 1st place. Tomorrow (1/31/18) is Team Day
Field trip permission slips for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are being sent home today. Please have these forms completed and returned to school by Friday, February 2nd.
The Snow Ball Dance is Friday Feb. 9 and Parent Council has set up a Sign Up Genius page to coordinate help and donations. Please visit the Live Feed section of the Webpage for the link to the Sign Up Genius. Thank you.
Here is the link to sign up to bring something for the Snowball Dance: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-snowball2
Lady Patriots win 16-15! Great job girls!
Girls' Basketball Game tonight at vs Jackson Prep. Only one game. Come out and support the team!
We came up a bit short of our goal for raising money to purchase the Chromebooks. Therefore, we are still accepting donations of ANY amount to help defer the cost. Thus far the Chromebooks have generated tremendous enthusiasm in school for learning from the students.
Just a reminder that 6th grade book orders are due tomorrow by 8:00 AM.
Parent Council is looking for volunteers for preparing for the Snow Ball dance. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jessica Hershiser at email@example.com
The 6th graders will be taking their NWEA Math test on Friday & Reading test on Tuesday. Please make sure your student gets plenty of rest the night before & has breakfast the mornings of testing.
The winner of the canned food drive is....Mr. Fowler's 4th grade class! They donated 181 items. Overall we collected 846 items. Thank you for all of your donations. Everything will be donated to the food pantry at the Hillsdale Baptist Church.
The 6th grade class still needs at least 2 chaperones for our field trip on February 8th. Please let Mrs. Wallace know if you can drive and chaperone as soon as possible.
The goal for the PC canned food drive was 1001 items. At this time we are at about 700. PC has decided to extend the drive through Monday with the added incentive that Larry Sharp or Darrel Kratt will receive a "Pie in the Face" from the winning class next Friday.
Please check out the article in "News" on our website regarding the Spirit Week that Student Council has planned for the end of the month.
Mrs. Draheim's class is winning the canned food drive! Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your items. The final count will be done at lunch. The class that brings in the most items will win a prize from Parent Council.
Tonight's Girls' Basketball game is being played at Mar Lee. Tonight is an away game and not a home game. We will be playing Mar Lee at Home on Jan 25.
There will not be a Board Meeting this month. We will have a combined Jan. and Feb. meeting on Monday, February 5 at 5:00 PM.
We are SO excited to have our Chromebooks! Ask your 2nd grader how they used them today to enhance their learning!
Great news! Report cards are being sent home with students this afternoon.
The Parent Council sponsored food drive begins today. Students can take non-perishable foods to their homeroom teacher. The classroom that brings in the most items will get a reward from parent council.
School is closed due to weather
There is Parent Council Meeting tonight at 6:15. The meeting minutes and agenda can be found on our website.
Please add these events to the Jan. Calendar: Bible Release: Jan. 22 Swimming(3rd-8th Grade): Jan. 25 You can find an updated copy of the calendar in the documents section of the website.
A chaperone sheet for the 6th and 7th/8th grade field trip was sent home today. Chaperones will be chosen on a first come first serve basis. Thanks in advance for your help.
School is closed for Monday, January 8 due to weather conditions.
Hillsdale Preparatory School would like to wish all our students, parents and staff a very, very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year! Stay safe and enjoy the company of friends and family as you rest and refresh yourself during the holiday break. It has been a wonderful first semester with a second semester that promises to be even better! See you all next year!
We only have nine McDonald's coupon sheets left! Today is your last chance to get a last minute gift for someone at work or a cool stocking stuffer. $5 gets you $30 worth of BOGO coupons! One free sandwich alone is almost $5!!!
Papers and dioramas for the 6th grade reading class are due tomorrow.
The 6th grade class will be going to the santa shop tomorrow to purchase items.
The Christmas program was a big hit with everyone. All the kids looked so nice all dressed up or in costume. Thanks to everyone for coming and supporting the students' efforts. The "King" did indeed steal the show and now Elvis has left the building. Thank you very much.
We have a huge pile of lost and found items! We will have a table set up in the art room during the concert. Make sure to look through the items before you leave. We can't wait to see everyone tonight.
Check out the Chromebook article on our webpage! We are currently seeking donations, which are tax deductable (at least for 2017) to help cover the balance left on the Chromebook purchase. All the info in on the webpage.
There is a copy of the Holiday Shop schedule in the documents section. It is in the parent information folder.
Tonight's Christmas program begins at 6:30 sharp. See you then.
For tonight's Christmas program students need to be here for practice by 5:30. They will meet in their classrooms until it is time for them to come to the gym. ALL HPS students are participating in the program. The thematic dress was for selected groups to go with their songs.
Cheerleaders will cheer at the reacheduled games on Thursday. There is no practice on Wednesday.
The 6th grade reading students will be creating a diorama for The Secret Garden. They will choose their favorite scene or an important scene to recreate. These are due on Friday the 22nd.
Kids are having a great time at their dance. Student Council did a super job putting this together. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. We'll have to do this again!
Do to the visiting teams having to reschedule their Christmas program Monday's basketball games have been moved to Thursday December 21st. The first game will start at 5:30.
For Tuesday's Christmas concert formal dress is required. No jeans, no school uniform or shorts. Third grade formal wear should be something green. Fifth grade should be something blue. Sixth grade should be something tropical themed like slacks and a t shirt.
Reminder: 3:30-5:30 tonight is the dance sponsored by Student Council. Cost is $1.00 and they can dress casually today. *Snacks will be provided. *Please come into the gym to pick up your child.
No game tonight.
Hillsdale Prep is closed today.
There will be no cheerleading practice on Wednesday due to a staff meeting. We will not cheer at the game on Thursday. However, the girls wish to cheer at both games on Monday. If this is not possible for your daughter, please email me.
On Wednesday, December 13 from 3:00 - 5:00 Mrs. Dickinson will be hanging decorations for the Christmas Program. Any one willing to help can meet her in the gym at that time.
The HPS School Board wishes to remind all stakeholders that their meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcomed at the meetings.
Student Council is sponsoring a dance on Friday, December 15th from 3:30-5:30. Students can purchase a ticket for $1.00 all this week. The ticket is their entrance into the dance and also allows them to wear casual clothes to school. We hope to see you there.
December book orders are due today. We were able to earn 5 new books for our classroom library with last month's order.
HPS is looking for additional members for our School Improvement Steering Committee. See the "News" on our website for more information.
Student Council has organized a caroling activity for Tuesday, December 12th. Students will be walking to Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility and singing to the residents. What a great way to spread holiday cheer.
Since the tonight's game was cancelled by Jackson Prep, the boys will practice until 4:30. This is not mandatory and they do not have to have practice clothes. Thank you.
Jackson Prep just called and they cancelled our game for tonight. There is no basketball game tonight.
Once again we will be able to make $5 for every sheet of coupons we sell during McTeacher night. These coupon sheets are a great value. You can easily recover your $5 in a visit to McDonald's! They make great stocking stuffers or even Secret Santa gifts. If you can't come Tuesday night, we will take advanced orders for the coupon sheets here at the school.
Let's be sure to keep the McTeacher's night in mind for next Tuesday 4:30 - 7:00. We have a basketball that night so stop in for a pregame meal or take a night off from cooking after the game. Last year we raised a decent amount of money with an excellent turnout. Let's try to do even better this year.
The December Calendar will be sent out early next week. All of our upcoming events are on the website.
Cheerleaders- there will an additional practice on monday 12/4 until 4:30. Please plan attend. Game on 12/5 and regular practice 12/6.
Just a reminder that 6th grade Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow.
Parent Council is working on a float for the Light It Up Parade. Decorating will take place Friday 12/1 from 4-6pm. They would LOVE students and parents to come and help make the float spectacular! See you then!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all HPS students, parents and staff! Enjoy the time off with family and friends!
Mrs. Medrano's Kindergartners received an extra special surprise today! Mrs. Keihnau brought in her children's collection of legos to share at break time! It was wonderful and everyone loved it! We would like to thank Mrs. Keihnau for this special opportunity!!
To my students and parents have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We want to thank the Parent Council and the parents who worked Tuesday for the Thanksgiving Breakfast. The kids ate well and enjoyed the food! I also know of a lot of moms and dads that were "thankful" they did not have to pack lunch on Tuesday!
I am looking for a set of Tinkertoys or K'nex to borrow for a classroom project. If you are willing to lend yours out (you will get them back), please email me at Annie.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
Tomorrow is a half day of school! We will dismiss students at 12:00. There will be no lunch and no after school. Please arrange for your child to be picked up at 12:00.
We still need parents to help cook tomorrow. We will begin making the french toast at 10:00 in the gym.
Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving Breakfast! We will be serving french toast and sausage for lunch. Students do not need to pack a lunch.
Any cheerleaders (including those from the clinic) that have tshirts with peeling letters may bring them to me on Monday for a replacement. Please put the shirt in a bag labeled with the child's name. New shirts will be delivered after Thanksgiving.
Casual Day tomorrow, 11/17
Just a few reminders: Tomorrow is 3rd-8th grade swimming. Tomorrow is k-2 bowling for those who qualified. Friday is 3-8 bowling for those who qualified.
Cheerleaders- There will be no game on Wednesday 11/15. We will have practice from 3:30-4:30 that day instead. See you then!
Our November 15 game with Boys Basketball game with North Adams has been moved to November 21, same time, same place. The Pansophia game has been moved to Dec. 14
I am looking for volunteers willing to come in once/week and help with filing, making copies and reading with students. If you are interested please email me at Annie.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
Just wanted to send you a test message to make sure we have you on the list.
Mrs. Wallace’s class is starting a new atom project in science. Students were given a letter to take home today explaining the project. Projects are due Tuesday, November 14.
School pictures are in! They will be sent home today.
Mrs. Fowler needs a parent volunteer for the newly formed Robotics Team. If interested contact her or call the school for more info.
HPS Parents! Our new website and mobile application is LIVE! Please go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for “Hillsdale Prep” to download the mobile app from Apptegy. From now on this will be where you will find our calendar and HPS news. Stay tuned for more “live feeds” as we keep you informed via text and email. If you have any questions or need some assistance or just want me to demonstrate some of the features, just stop in the office and I will be happy to sit and show you all the things we can do with the new communication system. Mr. B.
Do you like our new website? Download the app for your mobile devices! Search your app store for Hillsdale Prep.