*subject to change or updates. Check with the PTO, Office, and Teacher for updates.
 Flyers are sent home to keep you informed.
**See Any School Alerts/Updates Below and/or Check the LCPS Website**

We are proud of all pf you and your many accomplishments!   We wish our 5th grade graduates well on their next journey! 

Thanks to everyone who has made our school a success this year and we look forward to seeing you all in the fall!  Registration for the 2017-18 School Year Thursday, August 10; Classes begin back Monday, August 14, 2017.


  Alerts:  we will do our best to let you know, you can check www.lcps.k12.nm.us for updates.


We are following the 7-Habits of Healthy Kids this year!   Ask your child about this program and what color they are on!

Thanks for making Hillrise Elementary SHINE this school year!

Congratulations > to all our students, staff, and parents for their many awards, distinctions, and recognitions ---- we continue to all shine and make a difference!       

                                                         S~H~I~N~E                                Go Hillrise!!!


Walking Friday "Walk & Roll to School"

A Walking School Bus program is a group of children who walk or bike to school under the supervision of adults.  Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day?  When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, seeing friends and neighbors and feeling connected with their community. Parents, children and friends can enjoy one another's company without the usual distractions. The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around the school.  Come get your charms and a punch on your Punch Card each day you walk!

Walking and bicycling events celebrate these experiences and help make them possible for others. They bring schools and communities together for a common purpose. Most of all, they are fun!  (Walk Bike to School)    Please contact Principal Mike Kleczka or Coach Mark Dwake for further information about our program and join them with other parent volunteers walking to school. We will meet every Friday (TBA) morning at 7:30am starting at the Apostic Tabernacle on High Street. Please check out the following link regarding Hillrise:  Walking School Bus.   Further information can be provided by Mrs. Ashleigh Curry (acurry@lcps.k12.nm.us).  Check out the Facebook 'Safe Routes to School Las Cruces' page: www.facebook.com/lcsrtsSRTS on the LCPS website is: http://lcps.k12.nm.us/departments/operations/safety-and-security/safe-routes-to-school/

National Center for Safe Routes to School. 730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Suite 300 / Campus Box 3430 Chapel HIll, North Carolina 27599-3430. info@walkbiketoschool.org

Thank you to all staff and students who have contributed so generously to the box in the front office. These items will be used to help families celebrate Thanksgiving. At this time of year we are reminded of all the good things that we have while giving our attention to those who are not so fortunate. I am also encouraged as I see many random acts of kindness throughout the building. I see staff members go out of their way to help other staff in times of need. Thank you for setting good examples for our students to follow. Our kids have good role models and help each other in the classroom, cafeteria, and on the playground. I hope that NM Secretary Hanna Skandera sees all of our kind leaders here at Hillrise Elementary when she makes her visit on Monday.    ~Mike and Angela

"Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera and the NM Public Education Department team, thank you so much for hosting our visit to Hillrise Elementary School and our teacher reception!
As a school leader, we know that your staff’s time is limited and incredibly valuable, so we greatly appreciate the opportunity to visit your school and Ken Strawn’s classroom.
Again, thank you so much for having us in your school! You are doing great work there!"