Hillcrest STEAM Academy Newsletter

February 2020

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A Note from the Office...

How about those....


As we were welcoming students back today, we noticed a lot of energy! We are thrilled to enjoy this experience and celebrate our Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Did you know...

  • Hillcrest STEAM Academy has video announcements which are done each day by our students and staff?
  • These announcements contain important information for our students?
  • The announcements are posted each day to the Hillcrest STEAM Academy website?

Feel free to tune in each day to see what is happening at Hillcrest STEAM Academy!

Wishing you well,

-Hillcrest STEAM Academy Staff

Mark Your Calendars

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student during the 2020-2021 school year?

Do you know someone who is looking to enroll at HSA? Here is important information you need to know.

Applications are accepted from February 14 - March 16.

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Enrollment Details

(this is the link listed above)

Pennies for Patients

Students can wear a hat with a donation of a dollar on Friday Feb. 21, 28 and March 6th. All money collected and donated will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund cancer research. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. HES Character Council asks for your participation as you are able and looks forward to everyone helping and caring for this cause.

Project Lead the Way

Students at HSA engage with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Here is a brief introduction to PLTW, taken from their website.

"PLTW provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning."

Here is a video with more information.

What is PLTW? An Overview

PTA - Pura Vida Bracelet Fundraiser

Please see the information below from our PTA.

This year we have teamed up with Pura Vida Bracelets for our PTA fundraiser. Proceeds go towards providing every student at Hillcrest with a free yearbook. We also help with fun activities, indoor and outdoor classroom supplies, and hopefully more.
Please share with family and friends that would love to support our efforts and show community spirit with our fun colors we have available.

CHIEFS ❤️ red and gold

ROYALS ⚾️ blue and white

BELTON PIRATES purple and gold

The order form is below if you would like to print and sell bracelets. Checks can be made out to Hillcrest STEAM Academy PTA.

Bracelet orders and money will be collected on Friday Feb. 7th and Friday Feb. 13th.
Our distribution dates are Monday Feb. 10th and Tuesday Feb. 18th with a limited supply on hand. Once our on hand stock runs out, we will place a large order with Pura Vida Bracelets. We are excited and eager to get bracelets out to you and look forward to seeing everyone wear them!

We appreciate all of your help and support!

We have amazing families at HSA!

PTA Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 5:30-6:30pm

Hillcrest STEAM Academy

We will meet in the library.

Important Dates in February


6 - PTA Meeting in the Library @ 5:30pm

14 - No School - Staff PD Day

17 - No School - Presidents' Day

21 - $1 Hat Day - Pennies for Patients

28 - $1 Hat Day - Pennies for Patients

Happenings at Hillcrest

Our Mission

The mission of Hillcrest STEAM Academy, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their for own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.