Annie Fowler
Hello Hillsdale Prep parents and students. We are excited to announce an end of the year Parking Lot Parade. On June 5th from 12:30-1:00, we are inviting parents to drive through the front drop off loop to get a proper summer send off from staff. Staff members will line the front of the building with signs and noisemakers as you drive through, to bid students farewell for the summer. Feel free to decorate your car, hold up signs, etc. to show staff how much you will miss them and how excited you are for summer vacation! We hope to see you all there! *Please note that we will not be set up on this day to collect materials or devices.
about 6 hours ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Kindergarten Parents - please don't forget to text or email a "last day of school" type picture to Mrs. Medrano by the end of today! This picture is needed for a project that students will be working on next week.
about 15 hours ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade teachers will be conducting a Virtual Awards ceremony for students on Thursday June 4th at 1:00pm. Please join us using Google Meet for this special end of the year celebration. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/vso-sxii-dcr Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 929-266-2113 and enter this PIN: 414 071 562# *This award ceremony will be recorded and shared on our school's Facebook page. By joining the meeting you are agreeing to have your child recorded as a participant,
about 19 hours ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Reminder: In observation of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday 5/25. There will be no staff office hours, class Google Meets or individual support sessions on this day. Distance Learning assignments for the week will be posted in Google Classrooms on Tuesday 5/26. Enjoy your long weekend and as always stay safe and healthy.
7 days ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Attention Reading Buddies -- Mrs. Medrano is looking for students who were reading buddies to her kindergartners. Not only do they miss their classmates, but they miss you! If you were a reading buddy to one of her students, would you be willing to email her with a message, picture, or video for your Kindergarten reading buddy? Please make sure you mention who your reading buddy was in the email so she can surprise them with your message! Thanks in advance!!!
8 days ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
With the unusual circumstances surrounding the end of the school year, your child may need some help finding a sense of closure as the school year winds down. Join us for "Coffee with the Counselor" on Tuesday 5/19 at 11am as Betty Everline, School Social Worker presents information to help you help your child. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gfo-gpuy-hbi Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 347-947-1691 and enter this PIN: 366 907 293#
11 days ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
With the unusual circumstances surrounding the end of the school year, your child may need some help finding a sense of closure as the school year winds down. Join us for "Coffee with the Counselor" on Tuesday 5/19 at 11am as Betty Everline, School Social Worker presents information to help you help your child. To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gfo-gpuy-hbi Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 347-947-1691 and enter this PIN: 366 907 293#
16 days ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano's Kindergartners thought of others on Friday May 1st! They delivered May baskets on May Day. We love how they are thinking of others and spreading joy and encouragement to those around them! We are proud of our caring friends!
25 days ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano's Kindergartners thought of others on Friday May 1st! They delivered May baskets on May Day. We love how they are thinking of others and spreading joy and encouragement to those around them! We are proud of our caring friends!
25 days ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
It's Re-enrollment time! If you have not already done so, please take time to complete the form below to let us know if your child is returning or not. We use this information to plan for staffing and resources for the next year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJZN3t1knQ2lhUAQ8fcKp-e9ZP5yQTmoT8bfVAKtF2UAmYCg/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Lorie Dickinson
HPS ART GALLERY - Apple Drawings
about 1 month ago, Lorie Dickinson
Lorie Dickinson
HPS ART GALLERY : Butterflies
about 1 month ago, Lorie Dickinson
Lorie Dickinson
I am so happy to see students continuing to learn with online schooling. I have been sending an art lesson video once a week for classroom teachers to post in their Google classroom. If your students send me an email with their artwork, I would love to show it on our school facebook page and school website. Mrs. Dickinson
about 1 month ago, Lorie Dickinson
HPS
Parents-we have added a new button to our website to re-enroll for the 2020-21 school year. You will find it right under the COVID-19 Updates. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the quick form whether your child is returning or not. This helps us plan classroom size and budget for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your time and participation.
about 1 month ago, HPS
Ginger Russell
Here are a couple of great local businesses offering some deals. D & D Bar Grill with a generous donation from a couple in Hillsdale County wants to help those in need during this difficult time in our community. We will be offering free hamburger/cheeseburger baskets for families in need. Limit four per family, one per person, call ahead and pick up is required. We are offering 75 total free basket give aways. First call first provided until gone. We will start this on Wednesday 04-22. Please call 517-398-4634 or 517-398-4632. We will be open from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Or Finish Line Family Restaurant Due to the overwhelming generosity of donations from our community, “the tab” has quickly grown to over $1,000 in little over 24 hours. 😳💜🖤 We will continue to offer $5 off on $10+ orders to anyone who calls & mentions this, to ensure that as many people as possible can take advantage! With that being said, we would like to offer a 🌟FREE MEAL🌟 to our local healthcare workers 👩🏼‍⚕️🏥 & first responders👨🏼‍🚒🚔‼️ If you know someone who fits this description, please tag them below ⬇️ or share this with them! 📞 (517) 437-3470 Please bring work ID/badge when coming to pick up your to-go order. 😊 THANK YOU!! 🏁🚦
about 1 month ago, Ginger Russell
Annie Fowler
What a great first week of distance learning! We are so pleased to see the most students have been able to log on and interact with their teachers. A few housekeeping items that we want you to be aware of as we move forward with distance learning: * The school building will be closed. We will be checking the voicemail. However, the best way to get in touch with Ms. Melody is via email or by messaging the school's Facebook page. * All staff emails can be found on the school's webpage. * Each teacher has set up office hours to ensure that there are times in the day that they are immediately available. Please use these office hours to ask questions. Students should refrain from using teacher office hours to socialize. * Outside of office hours, please email your child's teacher if you have questions. You may not get an immediate response outside of office hours, but staff will respond within 24 hours. * Some staff members may have given out their cell phone numbers. Please know this is not a requirement of all teacher and we are asking that you are only contacting them during normal business hours (8-4, Mon.-Fri) if you are using this method. * Please refrain from contacting staff on their personal Facebook pages. Email is always the best way to contact a staff member outside of office hours. * Questions about usernames, passwords, Google Classroom or technical difficulties should be directed to your child's teacher. * Scheduling pick up of items or concerns about distance learning should be directed to Mrs. Fowler. * Questions about office business or school related scheduling should be directed to Ms. Melody. * We are here to help! We just ask that you be understanding that all teachers and staff members are working from home and may also have children at home to tend to or help with schoolwork. They will all make themselves as available as possible, but we want to be respectful and allow them to have some personal time as well. A work/home balance is extremely important to help our teachers to continue to do the amazing job that they are doing.
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
8th Grade Parents: Due to the school closure and extended stay at home order it is necessary to cancel the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. at this time. Mrs. Kuenzer and Mrs. Fowler are exploring a variety of options to provide these students with an alternative experience. However, no plans can be made until the restrictions are lifted. Once that happens, we will schedule a time to discuss options and get parent input before the planning process begins. Please know that it is our goal to provide the 8th graders with a trip or opportunity to celebrate their hard work and achievement during their time at HPS. We appreciate your patience and understanding that it is necessary to put these plans on hold until we can schedule things without the concern of cancelling. Please contact Mrs. Fowler directly with questions via email Annie.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School is collecting prepackaged non-perishable food items for the staff at the Hillsdale Medical Care Facility to show our support as they rise to care for their residents in this difficult time. If you would like you donate items, you may drop them off OUTSIDE of the school building on Friday 4/17 between the hours of 10-1. * no homemade items will be accepted. Only unopened prepackaged food and drinks please. *please drop items off at HPS and NOT directly at the medical care facility, as we are making arrangements with their staff for a one time drop off so that items can be properly sanitized. We are a family and we are in this together!
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Thank you to all of the families that came to pick up materials today. Another scheduled time for pick up will be Wednesday 4/15 from 3-5pm. If you did not come pick up our child's items today, please plan to come tomorrow during this time. Please bring your child's packet with you to drop off at that time.
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Join Mrs. Fowler at a Virtual Town Hall meeting tonight at 5pm to ask questions or voice concerns about distance learning. Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/vtp-ytdj-oym Phone: ‪+1 260-215-6428‬ PIN: ‪988 026 237#‬
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Parents- Please plan to come to the school at one of the following times to pick up materials for your child. Tuesday 10-11am or 2-3pm Wednesday 3-5pm Please pull up in front of the main entrance and items for your child will be placed in your trunk. **Important- please make sure that your child’s name is on the packet that was given to them on March 13th and drop it off to the school at the times above. Your child will be given credit for the work that they completed.
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
7th & 8th Graders! Information regarding virtual learning and expectations along with information regarding login access to Google meets. Both will be posted tomorrow morning in the Google Classroom. Feel free to contact me with any questions! 😊
about 1 month ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
Parents- On Wednesday 3rd quarter report cards were mailed home with a letter from Mrs. Fowler about the distance learning plan. You may also find the letter on our school website. Staff will begin office hours using Google Meet on Monday 4/13. These hours will be offered daily for you or your child to connect directly with teachers and Mrs. Fowler. Teachers will be sending messages to families on Friday with information about how to connect with them during these office hours. Each staff member will maintain the following office hours: Mrs. Medrano 7:30-8:30am, 3:30-4:30pm Mrs. Comstock 9:00-10:00am, 1:00-2:00pm Mrs. Dickey 10:00-11:00am, 2:00-3:00pm Mrs. Russell 9:30-10:30am, 1:00-2:00pm Mr. Fowler 9:00-10:00am, 3:00-4:00pm Mr. Trumble 7:00-8:00am, 7:00-8:00pm Mrs. Kuenzer 9:00-10:00am, 1:00-2:00pm Mrs. Fowler 11:00am-12:00pm
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Happy Birthday, Dash from Mrs. Medrano!! You're six!! I hope today is amazing and just what you wish for!!!
about 1 month ago, Jeanine Medrano
HPS
Within the next couple of days report cards and a letter from Mrs. Fowler will be mailed home. If your address has changed since the beginning of the year please email Miss Melody with your new address melody.henthorne@hillsdaleprep.org.
about 1 month ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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
about 1 month ago, Annie Fowler
Phil Trumble
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.
2 months ago, Phil Trumble
Annie Fowler
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!
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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?
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melissa Comstock
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.
2 months ago, Melissa Comstock
Ginger Russell
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!
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question: What are the only two U.S. states that can grow coffee commercially? Respond to ginger.russell@hillsdaleprep.org
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Annie Fowler
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
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
Ginger Russell
Answer to yesterday's trivia: lions are carnivores, meat eaters.
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question of the day: Are lions herbivores or carnivores? Explain what this means.
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
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.
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
GET YOUR TRIVIA ON! Question of the day: How many noses does a slug have? Submit answers to: ginger.russell@hillsdaleprep.org Teachers/staff, your children can play too!
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
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.
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
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: ginger.russell@hillsdaleprep.org. 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" ?
2 months ago, Ginger Russell
Annie Fowler
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
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
At this time we have cancelled the March 24 Board Meeting. We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
2 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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!
2 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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 (melody.henthorne@hillsdaleprep.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!
2 months ago, HPS
Jeanine Medrano
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!
3 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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.
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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.
3 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
HPS
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!
3 months ago, HPS
Jeanine Medrano
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!
3 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
HPS
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!
3 months ago, HPS
HPS
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
3 months ago, HPS
Jeanine Medrano
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!!!
3 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual Friday.
3 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday 2/27 due to road conditions. Literacy Night will be rescheduled for Tuesday 3/3.
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
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.
3 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday 2/26 due to weather conditions.
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
3 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
There will be no school on Thursday 2/13. Please be safe and enjoy your midWinter break. We will see everyone on Tuesday!
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
4 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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.
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Chris Fowler
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.
4 months ago, Chris Fowler
Chris Fowler
Practice for Monday February 10th is canceled.
4 months ago, Chris Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
4 months ago, HPS
HPS
The girls basketball game scheduled for Thursday February 6th has been cancelled
4 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday February 6th.
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual Friday and pop bottle drop off.
4 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
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!
4 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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.
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
The School Improvement Committee meeting originally scheduled for this evening at 5pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 5pm.
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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)
4 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
Just a reminder we do not have school this Monday, January 20.
4 months ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
Tomorrow will be crazy hair day for $1.00.
4 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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.
5 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
The January calendar has two popcorn days listed. However, these two days have been removed because popcorn has not been a productive fundraiser.
5 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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.
5 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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
5 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
HPS
Semester 1 report cards are being sent home with students today.
5 months ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
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.
5 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
HPS
Tomorrow students can pay $1 to wear pajamas to school.
5 months ago, HPS
HPS
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.
5 months ago, HPS
HPS
Just to clarify the concert tonight is at Hillsdale Prep.
6 months ago, HPS
HPS
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!
6 months ago, HPS
HPS
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.
6 months ago, HPS
Chris Fowler
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.
6 months ago, Chris Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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.
6 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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/
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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!
6 months ago, HPS
HPS
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture retake day. Students need to bring their original pictures with them if they want retakes.
6 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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!
6 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
6 months ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
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.
7 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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
7 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
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.
7 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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
7 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
7 months ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
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
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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!
7 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
7 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
HPS
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.
7 months ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
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.
7 months ago, Melody Henthorne
HPS
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!
7 months ago, HPS
HPS
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.
7 months ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
The power is back on so the phones are now working.
7 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
7 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
7 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
7 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture day!
8 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melissa Comstock
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!
8 months ago, Melissa Comstock
Connie Kuenzer
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
8 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jeanine Medrano
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.
8 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jeanine Medrano
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!
8 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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"
8 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
8 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday and casual day.
8 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
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.
8 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
9 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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!
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
Tomorrow is popcorn Friday.
9 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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.
9 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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.
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano would like to welcome Bently to our class! We now have 11 students in kindergarten! Yesterday we had the privelge to have visitors from Gautemala read a story in Spanish at storytime! Thank you Josué for inviting your Abuela (Grandma) and Abuelo (Grandpa) to come read to us!
9 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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!
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
9 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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!
9 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
10 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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!
10 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
10 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Parent Advisory Committee meeting tonight at 6:30. Hope to see you all there!
11 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
11 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
11 months ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Register to participate in the annual Patriot 5K run/walk. This fun event raises funds that go directly back to support the school. Join us at Michindoh on September 14th. Drop off or mail your completed registration forms to the school office.
11 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
12 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano's class had an awesome day on their field trip!! Thank you Hillsdale Fire and Indiana Northeastern Railroad!!
12 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Melody Henthorne
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.
12 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
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.
12 months ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jeanine Medrano
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!
12 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
After school will be on the playground today. Please sign your child out there.
12 months ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
12 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
12 months ago, Melody Henthorne
Jeanine Medrano
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!
12 months ago, Jeanine Medrano
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is casual day
almost 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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
almost 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Chris Fowler
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
about 1 year ago, Chris Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
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!
about 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
Best staff ever! We appreciate your dedication to AWESOMEness!
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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!
about 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Re-enrollment forms and surveys are due by the end of the school day today.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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!
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Chris Fowler
Let’s make this a great Patriots event!
about 1 year ago, Chris Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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!
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano is so proud of all the budding readers in her class! Congrats to Vivian and Emmalynn for winning the book prizes for the month of April! 😀
about 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is Casual Day
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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!
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
Welcome Haisley! We are so excited to have you in Kindergarten next year!
about 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Melody Henthorne
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
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
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/
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Chris Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Chris Fowler
Annie Fowler
There will be a School Improvement Committee Meeting tonight at 5pm in the faculty lounge. All parents are welcome to attend.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
We have been welcoming future Kinders to our HPS the last couple weeks! Dash, thanks for coming to visit! Mrs. Medrano loved getting to know you and can't wait to have you in her class next year!!
about 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder that the 6th grade Rosa Parks reading projects are due tomorrow.
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
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.
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Jeanine Medrano
Mrs. Medrano is so proud of her class! They have read and read and read this month! Everyone has done such an amazing job! The Kindergartners had our book set drawings today and we were so excited!! Congrats to Raistlyn, Mason and Zoie for winning their new book sets!!!
about 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
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
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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!
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
Don’t forget that the book fair in the upper building will have extended hours tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, from 3:45-5 pm.
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
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.
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
Happy Pi Day from Mrs. Wallace’s math class!
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
Yearbooks are being sent home today. If you would like to order one please use this link: http://geskusphoto.com/?YB=327
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
At the beginning of the week, the 6th grade math class was able to create their own quadrilateral building and explain what type of quadrilateral their building was and why.
about 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Our lost and found pile is growing by the second! Please stop by and look at it this week. On Friday all items will be packed up and donated.
about 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Chris Fowler
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.
about 1 year ago, Chris Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
The due date for 6th grade reading class project for The Bronze Bow has been moved to Monday, March 4th.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Jeanine Medrano
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!!!
over 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jeanine Medrano
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!
over 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
A friendly reminder that tomorrow is casual day.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed on Wednesday 2/13.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Tuesday 2/12 due to icy road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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!!!!
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Update: Hillsdale Preparatory School will be close on Wednesday 2/6.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
HPS
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.
over 1 year ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
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
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Tuesday 1/29 and Wednesday 1/30. Please be safe and stay warm!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Monday 1/28.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
HPS
Just a friendly reminder: tomorrow is casual day
over 1 year ago, HPS
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Thursday 1/24 due to road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday due to icy road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday at 6pm for girls interested in Girl Scouts. Please see the attached flier.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Students of the Month will be participating in Minute to Win It activities today after opening. Don’t miss the fun!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Hillsdale Preparatory School will be closed Wednesday due to icy road conditions.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
2nd Quarter report cards were sent home today. Please check your child’s backpacks and folders.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is Casual Day
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Jeanine Medrano
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
over 1 year ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder, 6th grade book reports are due TOMORROW! This is for all 6th grade students.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
Tomorrow will be the last day for toy donations for Toys for Tots.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is picture retake day!
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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!
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
Friendly reminder: Tomorrow is casual day!
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Due to weather conditions, Hillsdale Prep will be closed Monday 11/26. The morning program is cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
Reminder: Tomorrow is a half day of school. Dismissal will start at 12:00. There will be no lunch or after school.
over 1 year ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
Thank you to everyone who donated returnables to the bottle fundraiser for the 8th-grade trip. The class made $386.70.
over 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder that 6th grade book orders are due tomorrow.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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
over 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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
over 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Chris Fowler
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
over 1 year ago, Chris Fowler
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 1 year ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
Dial-a-Ride will be closed on Monday, November 12.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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!
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Spirit wear order forms are finally here! They are being sent home with students today. Orders are due by Thursday, Nov. 15.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Although tomorrow is Halloween, students should still come to school in their uniform, following the school's dress code. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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 :)
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
Due to transportation delays, we had to cancel today's swimming for the 3rd through 8th graders.
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
Two students will be competing in The Eat It or Wear It Challenge tomorrow morning after opening. Don’t miss it!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
Reminder: Picture day is tomorrow! Students should wear their uniforms for pictures and bring their completed forms to school with them.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Friendly reminder: Tomorrow is casual day!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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!
over 1 year ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 1 year ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie 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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
over 1 year ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Check us out in the Hillsdale Daily News http://www.hillsdale.net/news/20180824/first-day-challenge
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
Alpha Signs did an amazing job with our new sign. They brought a special HPS helper when they came to hang it. Thanks Connor for doing an awesome job!
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Sign up to donate or volunteer for the Patriot 5K https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-patriots
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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/
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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.
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Parent Council's July meeting will be held Monday, 7/30 at 5pm. Hope to see everyone there!
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Michael Blanchard
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!
almost 2 years ago, Michael Blanchard
Annie Fowler
The car wash scheduled for 7/21 has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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!
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
There will be a Parent Council meeting tonight at 6:15 in the art room. Hope you can attend!
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Ginger Russell
More pictures from Pizza Hut.
almost 2 years ago, Ginger Russell
Ginger Russell
3rd grade had a great time at pizza hut!
almost 2 years ago, Ginger Russell
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Ginger Russell
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.
almost 2 years ago, Ginger Russell
Connie Kuenzer
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.
almost 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
Don't forget to sign up for the reading camp this summer! Stop in the office if you need another form.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
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.
almost 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Don't forget to sign up for the reading camp this summer! Stop in the office if you need another form.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
2nd and 3rd graders had a great time making slime at Hillsdale Community Library. The children’s librarian, Ms. Vickie, is the best! Sign up for Summer Reading and see how much fun she makes the public library.
almost 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
almost 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
The concert is starting and there's still time to get to Mrs. Stock's Park.
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Ginger Russell
Great day in Lansing yesterday at the State Capitol and Michigan Hisorical Museum for third graders! We were able to see 100 veterans in a colorguard parade as bagpipes played, met our representative Eric Leutheuser, watch the representatives vote, and much more.
about 2 years ago, Ginger Russell
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade students went outside to find real life examples of erosion. They took a picture of the erosion they found, made observations, and thought of ways to stop or slow down the erosion.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
HPS
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.
about 2 years ago, HPS
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade math class explored volume today, by creating their own rectangular prism and sloving for the volume.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
If your child is in the 6th grade reading class, their Giver projects are due tomorrow.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
The 8th Graders are having a great time on their trip to Gettysburg/D.C. They started their first full day with a trip to the Gettysburg Museum.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
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!!!!!!
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
More baskets for the Cash Raffle.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
More baskets for the Cash Raffle.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Baskets that will be auctioned off at the Cash Raffle.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jeanine Medrano
Kindergarteners love Latin time at HPS! They have been working hard at mastering the numbers in Latin! Here's a glimpse of them learning and being quizzed!!
about 2 years ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade class will be attending the book fair tomorrow and Thursday.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder that all 6th grade Rosa Parks reading projects are due tomorrow.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
There will not be a Board Meeting this evening. The next meeting will be Monday, May 21 at 5:00.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Here is a copy of the Book Fair Schedule. Each classroom will visit twice. Their first trip they will make a wish and their second trip they can purchase books.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade reading class has started a project! Students will have today and tomorrow to work on their projects in class. Projects are due on Tuesday, April 24th.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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.
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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!
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
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!
about 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
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!!
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jeanine Medrano
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 jeanine.medrano@hillsdaleprep.org.
about 2 years ago, Jeanine Medrano
Annie Fowler
Parent Council is collecting donations for classroom baskets to be raffled at their upcoming dinner. Fliers will come home today with more information.
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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!
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
Third quarter report cards are going home with students today at dismissal beginning 11:45.
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
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.
about 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jordan Wallace
Yesterday, the 6th grade math class was able to create prime factorization with triangles. We also talked about jobs that use prime factorization and real life situations where you can use factoring.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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!
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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!
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Connie Kuenzer
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.
about 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Melody Henthorne
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!
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade students were able to work together, use their background information, and use a little extra information to piece together the rock cycle.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade science class created a model to help demonstrate and explain sea floor spreading.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
HPS
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.
about 2 years ago, HPS
Jordan Wallace
To celebrate pi day, the 6th grade math class had an investigation to see which group could get their circumference and diameter measurement calculations closest to pi.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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!
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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!
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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!
about 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade class was able to explore more about plate tectonics with a s’more boundary investigation.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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!
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
The 6th graders were able to piece together the continents to make one supercontinent.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
HPS
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.
about 2 years ago, HPS
George Bauman
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!
about 2 years ago, George Bauman
Jordan Wallace
Sixth grade rocks! The 6th grade class made sedimentary rocks today. We’ll see how our rocks turn out on Monday.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
Literacy Night was once again a HUGE success! Thank you to all that came out. Those who attended may dress casually tomorrow.
about 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade math class had a blast finishing up their probability dice activity today.
about 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
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
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
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!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
Don't miss out...Order your yearbook today! Go to: geskusphoto.com/yearbooks/Hillsdale Preparatory School and order yours for only $8.00 Offer Ends: Mar 2, 2018 If, for any reason, you are unable to order online, order forms are available in the office.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Chris Fowler
I will not be doing Conferences today with schoolbeing closed. I will contact those needing to be reseduled on Tueday.
over 2 years ago, Chris Fowler
George Bauman
HPS is closed today due to icy roads. No school 2/15/18
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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"!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
Tomorrow's dismissal will be at 12:00 as we will not be doing lunch. Have a great four day weekend (again)!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Connie Kuenzer
Wednesday, February 14th(tomorrow) is a pay to wear casual clothes day sponsored by Student Council. Pay $1.00 and wear your casual clothes.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
HPS
HPS is closed today.
over 2 years ago, HPS
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Chris Fowler
Mr. Fowler wants to remind you to schedule conferences by Monday. Please email him with your three times. Chris.Fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
over 2 years ago, Chris Fowler
Annie Fowler
Mrs. Fowler wants to remind you to schedule a conference if you havent already done so. Email her at annie.fowler@hillsdaleprep.org
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
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!
over 2 years ago, HPS
HPS
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!
over 2 years ago, HPS
George Bauman
Check out the Student Council article in the "News" section on our website! Candy Gram info is in the article as well!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
George Bauman
CORRECTION! Tomorrow's Parent Council meeting begins at 6:15.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Connie Kuenzer
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
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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!
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Connie Kuenzer
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
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jordan Wallace
The 6th graders looked extra crazy with their wild and crazy hair today!
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
Here is the link to sign up to bring something for the Snowball Dance: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849adab2aa6fa7-snowball2
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
Lady Patriots win 16-15! Great job girls!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
Girls' Basketball Game tonight at vs Jackson Prep. Only one game. Come out and support the team!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder that 6th grade book orders are due tomorrow by 8:00 AM.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
Parent Council is looking for volunteers for preparing for the Snow Ball dance. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jessica Hershiser at jessicalhershiser@icloud.com
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
Here are a few more groups presenting their empire’s achievements.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
The 6th graders had a great time presenting their Mesopotamian Empire achievements.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
We are SO excited to have our Chromebooks! Ask your 2nd grader how they used them today to enhance their learning!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
Great news! Report cards are being sent home with students this afternoon.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
School is closed due to weather
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
There is Parent Council Meeting tonight at 6:15. The meeting minutes and agenda can be found on our website.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
School is closed for Monday, January 8 due to weather conditions.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
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!
over 2 years ago, HPS
George Bauman
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!!!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Jordan Wallace
Papers and dioramas for the 6th grade reading class are due tomorrow.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
The 6th grade class will be going to the santa shop tomorrow to purchase items.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
Tuesday was Elf day. We "elfed" ourselves and worked with 4th grade to design and build elf traps. Today is Grinch day. The 2nd graders are excited to find out what activities are in-store!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
There is a copy of the Holiday Shop schedule in the documents section. It is in the parent information folder.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
Tonight's Christmas program begins at 6:30 sharp. See you then.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
Mrs. Fowler's class had a blast working on some holiday related math stations today. We reviewed missing addends, measuring to the nearest inch and fact families.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Annie Fowler
Cheerleaders will cheer at the reacheduled games on Thursday. There is no practice on Wednesday.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
George Bauman
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!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
George Bauman
No game tonight.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
Hillsdale Prep is closed today.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Jordan Wallace
One group created their water purification system.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jordan Wallace
December book orders are due today. We were able to earn 5 new books for our classroom library with last month's order.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Jordan Wallace
The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders were hard at work today researching information about water purification for their STEM project.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
HPS
HPS is looking for additional members for our School Improvement Steering Committee. See the "News" on our website for more information.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Connie Kuenzer
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.
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Annie Fowler
After reading Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, students in our class are designing and building their own steam shovels. Look at those creative minds at work!!!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
George Bauman
Jackson Prep just called and they cancelled our game for tonight. There is no basketball game tonight.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
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.
over 2 years ago, HPS
Melody Henthorne
The December Calendar will be sent out early next week. All of our upcoming events are on the website.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Jordan Wallace
Just a reminder that 6th grade Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Annie Fowler
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!!!!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
Happy Thanksgiving to all HPS students, parents and staff! Enjoy the time off with family and friends!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Connie Kuenzer
Happy Thanksgiving
over 2 years ago, Connie Kuenzer
Jeanine Medrano
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!!
over 2 years ago, Jeanine Medrano
Jordan Wallace
The 6th graders had a blast bowling last week.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Chris Fowler
To my students and parents have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
over 2 years ago, Chris Fowler
George Bauman
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!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
We still need parents to help cook tomorrow. We will begin making the french toast at 10:00 in the gym.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Melody Henthorne
Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving Breakfast! We will be serving french toast and sausage for lunch. Students do not need to pack a lunch.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
Annie Fowler
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.
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
Bowling was.a Huge Hit with the kids!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
Casual Day tomorrow, 11/17
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Melody Henthorne
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.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
The Students of the Month for October were recognized this morning for "Perseverance"!
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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!
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
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
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Annie Fowler
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
over 2 years ago, Annie Fowler
George Bauman
Just wanted to send you a test message to make sure we have you on the list.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
Jordan Wallace
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.
over 2 years ago, Jordan Wallace
Melody Henthorne
School pictures are in! They will be sent home today.
over 2 years ago, Melody Henthorne
George Bauman
Mrs. Fowler needs a parent volunteer for the newly formed Robotics Team. If interested contact her or call the school for more info.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
George Bauman
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.
over 2 years ago, George Bauman
HPS
Reminder: School Board Meeting Monday, September 25th at 5PM
over 2 years ago, HPS
HPS
Check out the latest issue of the Patriot Press! http://5il.co/1x4e
over 2 years ago, HPS
HPS
Do you like our new website? Download the app for your mobile devices! Search your app store for Hillsdale Prep.
over 2 years ago, HPS