Upcoming Events

September 27, 2017
  • DLP Field Trip

    September 27, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
    Target, 2333 63rd St, Woodridge, IL 60517, USA

    All 3 DLP Classes

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September 29, 2017
  • 2nd Grade Lyman Woods Field Trip

    September 29, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Lyman Woods & William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center, 901 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA

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October 2, 2017
  • Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention

    October 2, 2017

    The first Monday of each October is Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™STOMP Out Bullying™ the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens created Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™ to signify the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month each October. We encourage all staff and students to wear a blue shirt on Monday, October 2. Throughout the week, teachers will be integrating anti-bullying lessons and activities into their regular SEL instruction. For more information, please visit the Stomp Out Bullying website.

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October 11, 2017
  • DLP Field Trip

    October 11, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
    Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Fall Fest, 13341 W 151st St, Homer Glen, IL 60491, USA

    All 3 DLP Classes

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October 16, 2017

Recent News

  • Hound Dogs of the Month for May

    This week we’d like to recognize and say congratulations to our May Hound Dogs of the Month!  Please stop by to read the bulletin board in the main entrance to learn more about each of these specta

Hillcrest School

Home of the HOUND DOGS

Principal: Mrs. Michelle Rzepka
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Christine Clavenna

Welcome to Hillcrest School! Hillcrest opened its doors on February 18, 1952 in response to the growth of Downers Grove after World War II. Over the years, the physical building has been expanded twice, first in 1957 and then in 1993. One thing that hasn't changed over the years is the Hillcrest community. The Hillcrest community consists of dedicated staff, involved parents and enthusiastic students. Please take a look around and come back soon!

We BELIEVE That . . .

Children are our highest priority.
Hillcrest must be a safe and friendly place.
Teamwork is an intrinsic part of a successful school.
Learning is a shared responsibility of the student, home, school and community.
“Finding the positive” keeps us moving forward.
Students learn best when actively engaged in a respectful environment.
High expectations within the school community are essential.
Leading by example is powerful.

We are a part of a community where kindness, trust, respect and patience create an environment for optimal learning, teaching and working.

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