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  • Newsletter online!

    Our monthly newsletter is now ONLINE!  Go to our PARENT & STUDENTS tab at the top of this page... when the blue menu pops up click on HPDS NEWSLETTER. This is a great way to get to know our staff & stay informed!

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  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE.

    The Waco ISD will hold a public meeting at 7:00 PM, August 23, 2018 in Waco ISD Administration Building Conference Center, 115 South 5th St., Waco, TX 76701. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted.

    Public participation in the discussion is invited.

    Learn more at wacoisd.org

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  • Hillcrest PDS Dress Code

    Hillcrest Professional Development School has a dress code that provides students the choice to wear clothing that is appropriate for school attire. We do not have a standard mode of dress. Please adhere to the school dress code.

    • Halter tops, tank tops, tops that expose any part of the midriff, low-cut dresses or tops are not allowed.
    • Articles of clothing that display pictures, emblems, or writings that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene, or advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance are prohibited under Board Policy FNCA (LOCAL).
    • House shoes, flip flops, slides, or slip on style shoes are not allowed. Sandals must have a strap around heel. Tennis shoes are preferred.
    • Hair must not be dyed to extremes. Haircuts that are unusual such as Mohawks, lines, words, numbers, designs and distract from instruction are not allowed.
    • Appropriate undergarments must be worn.
    • Shorts/pants/skirts must be at the waist, NO SAGGING.
    • Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be fingertip length or longer.
    • Holes, rips, or tears on clothing that allow a student’s skin to show are not allowed.
    • Leggings/yoga pants may not be worn unless under dresses, skirts, or shorts.
    • Hats, caps, do-rags, bandanas, the hood part of a jacket, or sunglasses may not be worn inside the school building during the school day. These items may be worn at school-sponsored events as determined appropriate by campus administration.

    Failure to comply with the dress code may result in disciplinary action.

    Administrators have discretion on all matters concerning interpretation of the student dress code.

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How can I help?

  • We are grateful for any and all assistance. All volunteers must go through the WISD volunteer process (see wacoisd.org/vip) and be approved before they can work with students. Below are a few different ways that you can support our students, staff and campus:

    1. Help with our pond area; every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 (training provided)
    2. Tardy Train; walking students to their outdoor classrooms; every morning from 8:05 to 8:20
    3. Grounds Crew: assist student with campus beautification (picking up trash, watering plants, etc.); twice a month for 30 minutes
    4. Lunch line monitors: Monday through Friday, 11:00 to 1:00 (any shift of 30 minutes or more) monitoring students after lunch in the hallway while they wait for their teacher
    5. Transport large, purchased items to our playground as needed.
    6. Build/assembly assistance; once we get new items ready for our playground we will need help building items (ga-ga ball pit, gazebo, put together a storage shed, etc.)
    7. Chair Brigade: volunteeer to lead parents/guests to put up metal folding chairs and store them in the appropriate area; needed after each campus performance and PTA program

    There are just a few of the volunteer opportuites at our campus. If you want to help, we have a way for you to do so! We know that TEAMWORK makes the DREAM WORK!

News from around the district

  • Houston and Vidana appointed to fill vacancies on the Waco ISD board

    Trustees received letters from 20 individuals interested in being appointed to the board.

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  • Adopt-a-School Partnership Breakfast awards community volunteers

    Waco ISD hosted its 5th Annual Partnership Recognition Breakfast honoring the Adopt-a-School Partners from across the district.

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  • Summer learning opportunities for remediation, acceleration and enrichment

    Waco ISD will host a variety of summer learning opportunities for students seeking remediation, acceleration or enrichment.

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  • WISD to host free summer meals program

    Free breakfasts and lunches will be available to children ages 1-18 from June 3 - August 14.

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  • WISD Education Foundation awards $113,682 in innovative grants

    The Waco ISD Education Foundation and its SurPRIZE Patrol visited 16 Waco ISD campuses Tuesday to surprise 26 teachers with the news that their grant applications were approved for funding for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, the foundation is awarding $113,682 back to the district, bringing the total funded to more than $1.7 million over the past decade and a half.

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  • Waco ISD Board opts to fill vacancies by appointment

    Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment to either the at-large seat representing the entire school district or to the position representing Trustee District 3 should submit a letter expressing their interest no later than May 31.

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