Hillcrest PDS

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  • Waco ISD named a “District of Distinction” for the visual arts

    Waco ISD is one of 20 districts statewide to be included on the Texas Art Education Association’s inaugural list.

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  • Waco ISD interim superintendent responds to state accountability ratings

    “These ratings matter, and they are important. However, they don’t measure everything that matters, and they definitely don’t capture all that is important."

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  • Waco ISD early childhood educators gear up for the new school year

    More than 200 teachers and aides for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade are participating in two days of intensive professional development.

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  • Kincannon named lone finalist to become Waco ISD superintendent

    Her career in public education spans three decades, including the past eight years as the superintendent of Belton ISD.

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  • Kincannon nombrada finalista solitaria para convertirse en superintendente de Waco ISD

    Su carrera en educación pública abarca tres décadas, incluidos los últimos ocho años como superintendente de Belton ISD.

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  • Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens July 24

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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.
    • Thin strapped tank tops (spaghetti straps) 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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  • 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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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!