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  • Highland Hills Elementary, Where Students Come First!

  • Mrs. Mc Kinney's groovy students enjoyed Pete the Cat stories read by Ms. Anastasia.

  • Ms. Alderete-Torres' PreK enjoyed stories Pete the Cat stories!

  • Ms. Morales' PreK students loved the Pete the Cat stories read by Ms. Anastasia.

  • Students enjoying Ms. Anastasia's Not-So-Spooky stories.

  • Storybook Pumpkins invade the library!

  • Storybooks pumpkins line the shelves in the library.

  • Students in all grade levels decorated a pumpkin to resemble a storybook character.

  • Highland Hills teachers dress in mixed-match day to support Drug Free Week. .

  • Mixed-match attire is the way to stay away from drugs.

  • It was mixed-match day in support of Red Ribbon Week.

  • DEAR Time!

  • Students dress in storybook characters for the Storybook Character Day Parade.

  • Where's Waldo? Where's Admin and Support?

  • Dia de los Muertos alters.

  • Dia de los muertos alters.

  • Dual/Bilingual teachers welcome Cleto Rodriguez to the Hispanic Heritage program.

  • Which one is Cleto? TV personality Cleto Rodriguez visited Highland Hills Elementary during a Hispanic Heritage presentation.

  • Students presented and dress in character to represent a famous Hispanic during the Hispanic Heritage Program.

  • The Highland Hills Choir performs for the Hispanic Heritage Month program.

  • The Highland Hills Choir performed at the Veteran's Day Memorial, led by Mrs. Young.

  • Fall Festival games and prize walk.

  • Highland Hills Families enjoying the PTA Fall Festival.

  • Fall Festival train ride.

  • Students past and present partaking in
    Fall Festival activities.

  • Congratulations to Highland Hills Elementary on winning the most family participation at SAISD Experience.

  • Highland Hills Choir sing at SAISD Experience!

  • Highland Hills Ballet Folklorico wow the crowds with their dances.

  • More Ballet Folklorico dances at SAISD Experience.

  • Ballet Folklorico dancing at SAISD Experience.

  • More Ballet Folklorico dances at SAISD Experience.

  • Highland Hills Ballet Folklorico dancing away!

  • SAISD Experience, fun for all!!!

  • Selfie time with Mrs. Esparza!

  • Families listening to the Polar Express in Spanish at Reading Winter Wonderland.

  • Door prizes at Reading Winter Wonderland.

  • The Ballet Folklorico performed for families at Reading Winter Wonderland.

  • Holiday stories read throughout the school during Reading Winter Wonderland.

  • More Holiday stories read to families at Reading Winter Wonderland Night.

  • Santa sent his helper to read his favorite story, "T'was The Night Before Christmas."

  • Congratulations to all HHE Chess Club members who participated in the MLK Chess Tournament.

  • HHE Chess Club celebrates winning the 2nd place team trophy and the MLK Chess Tournament.

  • Fourth grade students dress in their Sundays best to attend the Symphony.

  • Highland Hills students celebrate 100 days of learning on the 100th day of school.

  • Highland Hills students display 100's day projects.

  • Highland Hills won 1st Place Sweepstakes at the UIL competition! Congratulations to all the students and staff!!!

  • Congratulations to the Highland Hills Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Honors Choir on their performance at the Choir Festival.

  • Ms. Anastasia read wacky Dr. Seuss stories to students in honor of Read Across America.

  • Thing 6 and Thing 7 visited Highland Hills for Read Across America Day.

  • The Cat in the Hat paid a surprise visit to the students at Highland Hills Elementary.

  • Mr. Soliz' studens dressed up as the Things from the story The Cat in the Hat.

  • Mrs. Solis' students dressed as Things from the story The Cat in the Hat.

  • Students read for the Cat in the Hat visit.

  • Congratulations to Mr. Garcia for being nominated Teacher of the Year for Highland Hills Elementary.


Registration for 2019-2020
Starts:  March 20, 2019 for Kinder-5th Grade
April 1, 2019 for Pre-Kinder
Click the Link to register online or call the office for assistance,

See letter below for more details:

Registration Letter 2019-2020.doc

Dear Highland Hills Parent/Guardian:

Welcome Back! I am excited and ready to start our 2018-19 school year! I am the proud principal at Highland Hills Elementary and I am focused on all students’ achieving at high levels. Our focus this year is aligned with the district theme:  Future Ready!

As your school leader, I assure you, Highland Hills is a school Where Students Come First! Every staff member is committed to providing the highest level of quality instruction to ensure student success.  We believe that by partnering and working together every student will be able to demonstrate high academic achievement.

I’ve included some campus-wide general procedures and reminders that are best practices for our school.

  • Instructional time is important and teachers teach bell to bell. If possible, please make any necessary doctor/dental appointments late in the day. Please keep in mind the latest to sign out your child is 2:45 p.m.
  • Parents/Guardians must present an ID when requesting early release of a student.

    Dismissal locations at the end of the day are as follows:

                  *Pre-K (Pre-K building by Dollarhide)                         *Kinder (ramp in front of the gym)

    *1st (doors by café) & 2nd Grade (side doors on Glamis).  Students wait in the building and parents must come to the door to pick up their child.

    *3rd grade (Corner of Dollarhide and Glamis)                   *4th & 5th grade (Rock Glen entrance by flagpole)

  • Students who bring cell phones to school must turn them off during the instructional day. In case of an emergency, please contact the main office. Cell phones will be confiscated if used during the instructional day. (fees may apply after 2 warnings)
  • Lunch with your child will be ONLY the last Thursday of each month.Please mark calendars (limit 2 adults).
  • Campus/Grade level expectations are developed to ensure academic excellence and that every child is successful. Your child’s teacher will communicate this information to you.
  • Highland Hills spirit t-shirts, college t-shirts and Super Hero t-shirts may be worn on Fridays with blue jeans or when designated on “special dress days”.
  • No parking on the fire lane.Parents please help us keep traffic moving. This will help avoid traffic congestion.
  • If you park across the street you must escort your child/children to campus. Remember safety first!
  • Please remember breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:00am.Please bring your child to school early by 7:30 to eat.School begins at 8:00 and the tardy bell is 8:05.

If you would like to volunteer, please speak with Mrs. Lorena Torres, Parent Family Liaison.  Additionally, Highland Hills Elementary actively partners with PRESA and United Way to provide support and parent training.

Please visit our school website throughout the year for more information about events taking place at our school.   We look forward to connecting with you.


  Deborah Esparza, Principal

Estimado Padre / Tutor de Highland Hills:

¡Dar una buena acogida! ¡Estoy emocionado y listo para comenzar nuestro año escolar 2018-19! Soy la directora orgullosa de Highland Hills Elementary y estoy enfocada en los logros de todos los estudiantes en niveles altos. Nuestro enfoque este año está alineado con el tema del distrito: ¡Preparado para el futuro!

Como líder de su escuela, le aseguro que Highland Hills es una escuela donde los estudiantes son lo primero. Cada miembro del personal se compromete a proporcionar el más alto nivel de instrucción de calidad para garantizar el éxito de los estudiantes. Creemos que al asociarse y trabajar juntos, cada estudiante podrá demostrar un alto rendimiento académico.

He incluido algunos procedimientos generales y recordatorios en todo el campus que son las mejores prácticas para nuestra escuela.

• El tiempo de instrucción es importante y los maestros enseñan campana a campana. Si es posible, haga las citas médicas / dentales necesarias al final del día. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que lo último para firmar a su hijo es a las 2:45 p.m.

• Los padres / tutores deben presentar una identificación cuando soliciten la liberación temprana de un estudiante.

Las ubicaciones de despido al final del día son las siguientes:

              * Pre-K (edificio de Pre-K por Dollarhide) * Kinder (rampa frente al gimnasio)

              * 1º (puertas por cafetería) y 2º grado (puertas laterales en Glamis). Los estudiantes esperan en el                           edificio y los padres deben venir a la puerta para recoger a sus hijos.

              * 3er grado (esquina de Dollarhide y Glamis) * 4º y 5º grado (entrada de Rock Glen por asta de                               bandera)

• Los estudiantes que traen teléfonos celulares a la escuela deben apagarlos durante el día de instrucción. En caso de emergencia, póngase en contacto con la oficina principal. Los teléfonos celulares serán confiscados si se usan durante el día de instrucción. (Las tarifas pueden aplicarse después de 2 advertencias)

• El almuerzo con su hijo será SOLO el último jueves de cada mes. Por favor marque los calendarios (límite 2 adultos).

• Las expectativas del campus / nivel de grado se desarrollan para garantizar la excelencia académica y que todos los niños tengan éxito. El maestro de su hijo le comunicará esta información.

• Las camisetas con espíritu de Highland Hills, camisetas universitarias y camisetas de Superhéroes se pueden usar los viernes con blue jeans o cuando se designen en "días de vestimenta especial".

• No estacionarse en el carril de bomberos. Padres, por favor ayúdenos a mantener el tráfico en movimiento. Esto ayudará a evitar la congestión del tráfico.

• Si se estaciona al otro lado de la calle, debe acompañar a su hijo a la escuela. ¡Recuerda la seguridad primero!

• Recuerde que el desayuno se sirve en la cafetería de 7: 30-8: 00 am. Por favor traiga a su hijo a la escuela temprano a las 7:30 para comer. La escuela comienza a las 8:00 y la campana de llegada es a las 8:05.

Si desea ser voluntario, hable con la Sra. Lorena Torres, Enlace de Padres y Familias. Además, Highland Hills Elementary se asocia activamente con PRESA y United Way para brindar apoyo y capacitación a los padres.

Visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela durante todo el año para obtener más información sobre los eventos que tienen lugar en nuestra escuela. Esperamos conectar con usted.


Deborah Esparza , Directora


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