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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!
 
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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. 

           
The Hillcrest School Parent Handbook includes information that can help you become familiar with many of the procedures and practices we follow on a daily basis. Please check out the Parent Handbook for A-Z descriptions, and many of the FAQs you might be thinking about will be answered.  Never hesitate to call the office (630-719-5840) with any questions, or for further clarification.
   
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    Please see the "Registration" tab for enrollment forms and school supply lists.
     
     
    HILLCREST HAS HEART
    Staff and students focus on ALL CHARACTER TRAITS all of the the time while teaching, in classroom meetings, small group sessions, and as they move through their daily routines to build those very important teacher-student relationships. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions, and are given examples of real life situations in order to better learn and understand the importance of good life skills. While referring to all character traits, we do pay special attention to one trait throughout each month.
     
    Here's our plan:
    Courage - September; Respect - October;  Responsibility - November;   Honesty - Dec/ January;  
    Caring - February; Cooperation - March; Environment - April;    Citizenship - May
     
     
       

    Members of the 2016-17 Hillcrest Student Council: TBD

    Girl President:  

    Boy President:  

    Vice President of Committees:  

    Vice President of Communications: 

    Clerical Secretary:  

    Recording Secretary: 

     

    4th Grade Class Representatives:  

     

    5th Grade Class Representatives:  

     

    6th Grade Class Representatives:  

     

     

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Principal: Michelle Rzepka
 
Assistant Principal: Christine Clavenna
 
Secretary: Lisa Reinhart
 
Clerk: Mia Churma
 
Address: 1435 Jefferson Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60516
 
Phone: (630) 719-5840
 
School hours: 8:20 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
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