HRES Blue Ribbon Award Winning School

*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**

"Pennies for Patients" concludes > great job helping those in need!
Bond Election Tues February 6th - thank you for voting!
February 16: Sweetheart's Dance 6:00 - 7:30 $1.00 Admission
February 19 No School Holiday

7-Habits of Happy Kids Monthly Featured Habit:  

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.


**Please let your teacher know how your child will be leaving school each day; pick-up zone, bus, walk, programs. If anything deviates please let us know in writing.


  Alerts:  we will do our best to let you know, you can check for updates; or ccontact the school for any updates.


At HRES we follow & practice the 7-Habits of Happy Kids! 
Ask your child about this program and what color or level they are on!

Thanks for being part of our family & 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 (  Check out the Facebook 'Safe Routes to School Las Cruces' page: on the LCPS website is:

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

Welcome Back to another school year 2017-2018 and we are all       excited you have joined us!  We welcome your help and support!
We invite you to join our PTO, School HIT/SAC Committee and we seek your help!  We are always looking for community partners to join us and appreciate your help!  If you are interested in volunteering please check the front office for any applications.
August 10th: Registration from 9-11  kinder- 5th grades
August 14th: 1st day of classes. kindergarten orientation: students attend with their parents half-day, parents sign up for the morning or afternoon. Kindergarten students will still register on the 10th.

August 15th: 1st day of kinder classes
Hillrise Families, we need your help. A red flyer was sent home requesting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey...thank you for sending back your
donations by Friday, Sept. 1!

Barnes & Nobel Bookfair Fundraiser Sep 9-10 Mesilla Valley Mall #12095303.
International Walk to School Day Friday Sept 29....come join us!
SuperHero T-Shirt Day Friday Oct 27th Healthy Choices Week
School Picture Day, Make-ups 10/26, Orders Due 10/27.
Fall Carnival / Basket Raffles 10/27 5:30pm.
Chocolate Fundraiser Ended Friday Dec 1 - please send all unopened boxes of chocolate back with your money.  Please come in before or after school to check with Kelli Sanders. Thanks again for all your support and help for our school!
We appreciate the support of our Superintendent and School Board!

This infusion of enthusiasm, talent and educational experience will make a huge impact on our district.” — Greg Ewing, Las Cruces Public Schools superintendent.

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 in 2017 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!"