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  • REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for schoolTo apply for the Honours Program at Hillcrest, please fill out this google form. If you do not have a google account, you can print the Honours Application Form 2021-22, fill in the required information, and email the completed form to hillcrest@epsb.ca  attention Mr. Fred Fonseca.

    Virtual Open House
    Thursday, March 11 from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. Click here to go to our Virtual Open House site

    • Honours class information
    • Q & A with teachers and administrators
    • Options information
    • Subject area sessions
    • Athletics information
    • Meet the staff   

    Virtual Open House Sessions 

    DIRECTIONS FOR the live google meet sessions on March 11, 2021 
     
    To prepare for a Google Meet: sign into a Google account, or download the Google Meet App to your device. You may need to create a Google Account or sign in with your child's EPSB @share.epsb.ca account
     
    Please plan which sessions you would like to attend ahead of time.
     
     
    Session TimesSession 1Session 2
    6:30-6:45 pm   Virtual Open House Video
    6:45-7:15 pm

    Special Education

    Opportunity
    Literacy
    English Language Learners

    Core Programming

    Math
    Science
    Language Arts
    Social Studies
    Physical Education

    7:15-7:45 pm Honours Presentation

    Mustang Nation

    Athletics
    Clubs
    School Culture and Events
    Second Languages

    7:45-8:15 pm Field Trips

    Options and Other Courses

    Drama and Art
    Construction
    Music
    Foods and Fashion Studies
    Wellness/Leadership
    Visual Communications
    Computers

    8:15-8:45 pm Parent Advisory Council

    Administration Q & A

     

    S20 Hillcrest Program Guide 2021

    Click on the program guide above to view what programs we have to offer for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    CURRENT DIVISION STUDENTS PRE-ENROL

    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.

     

    BASIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

    To begin the year, we recommend that you obtain the following supplies:
     
    • 1 coil notebook (300 pages) 
    * four (4) - 3-ring binders (1 1/2" size) (different colours) with 4 sets of dividers
    • lined loose-leaf paper (1000 sheets)
    • blank paper (100 sheets)
    • pencil case
    • pens (10)
    • pencils (1 pkg)
    • erasers (2)
    • set of pencil crayons or felts (set of 8)
    • geometry math set
    • large glue sticks (1)
    • graphing paper (25 sheets)
    • calculator including: sign change (-/+), square root and %
    • gym shorts, t-shirt and white soled running shoes for physical education (Sweat top and pants are recommended for cool weather.)
    • 10 duo-tangs
    • Individual teachers and/or option classes may have additional requirements (Art option requires - 1 pen and 1 pencil, set of drawing pencils, eraser and 1 fine tipped black sharpie)
    • 1 hand sanitizer bottle (minimum 60% alcohol)
    • face masks for COVID-19 protection (recommended to have 2 daily)
    • cloth or paper bags to store used masks
    • bring your own device (Chromebook recommended)
     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Upcoming Events, Clubs & Activities

    Upcoming Events, Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities & Trips

    Hillcrest School provides a range of academic and curricular options. The extras are part of the experience! 

    Student activity council:

    This group meets once a week at lunch where plans are made to help build school and community spirit. Students will have fun, develop leadership skills and interact with staff and their peers, all while making a difference.  Some activities that Student Union has helped out in include: Halloween candy give away, Candy-Grams, Christmas Carnival and Make a Wish for Hillcrest staff.  A worthwhile adventure awaits, come and be a part of Mustang Pride!

    School clubs: 

    Every year, we offer a variety clubs that are offered during the noon hour and after school such as:

          • Improv Club                   

          • Science Olympics         

          • CO2 Races

          • Art

          • Ski and Snowboard

          • Sports

          • Math 

          • Jazz Band

    • Card Board Boat Races

    Students are encouraged to participate in these clubs or start new clubs based on student interest.

    Extracurricular trips: 

    Each year, a number of optional extracurricular trips are planned as enrichment activities. Since these trips are considered earned privileges, students who participate should have a record of excellent attendance and positive behaviour. It is important to note that details and prices of specific trips may vary from year to year, and not all trips will run every year. The organization of these trips depend on student interest, school scheduling and cost to families.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Hillcrest is Success!

    Our ultimate goal is student success. In order to achieve this goal it is important that students, parents, and staff work cooperatively. To maximize academic success we believe in creating an environment which provides optimal learning experiences and prepares our students for high school. To achieve this success, we emphasize regular attendance at school, arriving on time and ready to learn, students being diligent in their studies, and completing homework and assignments on time.

    Our staff is committed to providing enriching learning experiences and opportunities for individual student success. We also hold students directly responsible for assuming their role in our partnership. We will support students who are not able to meet requirements through tutorials, individual support, extended learning opportunities, and parent contact.

    We know that student behavior has a direct impact on student success academically. Knowing this, we have placed high priority on ensuring student conduct meets acceptable standards. In this way we can ensure that the learning environment is protected for all students. This means that students need to arrive to school on time, be prepared to learn and demonstrate appropriate behavior in a variety of situations. The underlying goal is to maximize the safety and well-being of our students at Hillcrest School.

    Developing responsible citizens is paramount as one of the responsibilities of education. To meet this expectation, Hillcrest School continues to be a leader of schools in connecting with our community. We are highly involved in community service related activities. Our students are encouraged to participate in community activities through school wide projects and individually. At the school level, our students have opportunities to participate in a variety of community service events such as Crest for the Cure, Hillcrest Greetings, the United Way, and other current events.

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  • Clubs & Activities & Trips

    Clubs & Activities & Trips

     

    Clubs & Activities & Trips

    Hillcrest School provides a range of academic and curricular options. The extras are part of the experience! 

    Student activity council:

    This group meets once a week at lunch where plans are made to help build school and community spirit. Students will have fun, develop leadership skills and interact with staff and their peers, all while making a difference.  Some activities that Student Union has helped out in include: Halloween candy give away, Candy-Grams, Christmas Carnival and Make a Wish for Hillcrest staff.  A worthwhile adventure awaits, come and be a part of Mustang Pride!

    School clubs: 

    Every year, we offer a variety clubs that are offered during the noon hour and after school such as:

          • Improv Club                   

          • Science Olympics         

          • CO2 Races

          • Art

          • Ski and Snowboard

          • Sports

          • Math 

          • Jazz Band

    • Card Board Boat Races

    Students are encouraged to participate in these clubs or start new clubs based on student interest.

    Extracurricular trips: 

    Each year, a number of optional extracurricular trips are planned as enrichment activities. Since these trips are considered earned privileges, students who participate should have a record of excellent attendance and positive behaviour. It is important to note that details and prices of specific trips may vary from year to year, and not all trips will run every year. The organization of these trips depend on student interest, school scheduling and cost to families.

     

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Welcome

 

Principal's Message

At Hillcrest School, our daily commitment is demonstrated through our diverse and dynamic school spirit, student programming and extracurricular offerings.

Our school is focused on maximizing opportunities for students to learn and grow, both personally and academically. We intentionally build school community and teach citizenship through our daily, cross-grade Crest groups. We embrace diversity and program for student differences through our French and Mandarin second language programs, our English Language Learner supports, our FLEX (Literacy/Opportunity) classes and our Gay-Straight Alliance.

We encourage creativity in our students as they explore arts and technology in our arts, drama, music, band, and visual communication courses and clubs. In addition, we offer outstanding opportunities for students to develop their health and wellness through physical education, outdoor education, sports performance, and a variety of extracurricular athletics. Students are challenged to develop their leadership skills through our leadership option and the Student Activities extracurricular program.

To begin exploring career pathways, students can try construction, foods, and fashion courses. For students interested in more academic enrichment, they can declare interest in being in our Honours Class. Technology is often integrated into instruction with the use of our updated computer lab and seven class sets of Chromebook carts.

Our highly-skilled staff are tenaciously positive and persistent in setting high expectations for learning and conduct and providing timely supports to ensure all students are achieving and thriving. There is a calm and friendly vibe in our school hallways.

Communication between home and school

One of the strengths of Hillcrest School is the strong relationships we develop between students, parents, and our staff. Open communication between the home and school is a key factor in the success of our students.

We have a variety of methods for parents to contact our staff including phone calls, email, and meetings as needed. We also use SchoolZone to provide parents and students with course outlines, school and District news as well as Individual Student Reports and Progress Reports. In addition, weekly Principal Updates are emailed to parents giving an overview of the weekly activities and events, and school news and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so parents can always see what’s going on at Hillcrest.

School Council

We have an active School Council that meets regularly and fundraises for purchases to enhance the student experience. We are accountable to our parent community to report on school happenings, practices, and our budget. We welcome open, honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.  780 489-2516

Fred Fonseca  Fred.Fonseca@epsb.ca