Hillside News Brief

May 20, 2022

Important Dates for You

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. - District West Fest at Westside High School

Wednesday, May 25, 9:15 a.m. - Hillside 6th grade rocket launch (outside on playground)

Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School (NOON DISMISSAL)

Hillside Event Calendar 21-22 School Year

Click here to see events for this coming school year!

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Hillside Yearbooks are On Sale Now at School

Yearbooks are available for sale at Hillside at a cost of $18.00 per book. Please purchase with a check (written to Hillside Elementary) or exact change (we will not give change). There is a limited supply of these, so please ask your student's teacher about purchasing as soon as possible!

Learning Opportunities for Summer

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: https://tinyurl.com/ue2tbc6v outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.


Karin L. Mussman, Ed.S., NCSP

District MTSS Facilitator


(402) 408-8903

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Congratulations to Wyatt H., Geography Bee Winner!

Last weekend, Hillside fourth grader Wyatt H. competed in the IAC Regional Geography Contest. Wyatt won and now has the opportunity to go on to compete at the national level, if he chooses. Congratulations, Wyatt, and good luck in whatever competitions you may choose next!

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Use TAGG (Together a Greater Good) to Help Hillside

Remember that the TAGG (Together a Great Good) app can help Hillside financially. Many business in the metro area will donate a percentage of every sale; all you have to do is take a picture of your receipt. It's easy and fast, and every receipt is worth some $$ for Hillside if you make Hillside a beneficiary of your support on the app.

1) Download the TAGG app

2) When in the app, choose Hillside as a place to support

When you are ready to process a purchase:

2) Touch the "TAGG a purchase" button

3) Touch "Hillside" when asked to choose whom to support

4) Find and touch the business that generated your receipt

5) Take a photo of your receipt

6) Upload your receipt

That's it! It's that easy.

Thank you for TAGG-ing your purchases regularly for Hillside!

PBiS Skill of the Week for May 23-27

Hillside, like all schools in Westside Community Schools, operates with a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support practice. This means we focus on recognizing when students are demonstrating positive behaviors. Of course, we work to help students correct behaviors that are not as positive, and we provide supports for students who need it.

Hillside announces daily the social Skill of the Week. This is the skill we are focusing on as a building for the entire week. For May 23-27, the Skill of the Week is Following Instructions. When you greet others you:

  • Look at the person who is talking
  • Say "Okay"
  • Do what you've been asked to do right away
  • Check back
Westside Snack List 2021-22

District-approved snacks that you can bring in to school any time!