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As an Indian Hills staff, we enjoy working together to help your child learn and grow.  We hope we can work as a team to provide a safe and happy education.

We welcome parents into the school to volunteer and meet with teachers.  Meetings with teachers will be in the afternoons and by appointment.  Please remember to bring your photo ID.

Your child's attendance is crucial to their academic growth and achievement.  Please remember that learning starts at 7:55 a.m.  Students should not be on school grounds until 7:30 a.m. when supervision is in place.  School ends at 2:15 p.m., except on Mondays at 1:15 p.m.

The cafeteria is open at 7:30 a.m. for students who need breakfast, but it closes at 7:50 a.m.  Please make sure your child is here in adequate time if they need a morning meal.

Thank you so much for helping us keep our front parking lot safe.  Dropping off and picking up learners is happening right at the front door.  Students are no longer cutting through busy parking lots alone.  We really appreciate your patience and value any feedback you have for us.  Remember that drop off and pick up at Edson Fichter is always an option.

Please make after school arrangements with your son or daughter before they come to school.  If there is a change of plans or an emergency, please call the office prior to 1:00 p.m.  We cannot guarantee messages being delivered after that time.  Also, for kids who ride the bus, they will be put on the bus unless we receive a note or phone call from a parent directing us otherwise.  Please help us get your children home safely.

Indian Hills is a Title I school.  All students are eligible to receive Title I services.  Indian Hills must administer assessments to identify the needs of our students and make a plan to best meet those needs.  Parents are welcome to be involved through student conferences, completing surveys, approving compacts and budgets, and participating in family activities/parent education.

Each Monday, we recognize students for demonstrating learning traits and leadership qualities. Mrs. Jorgensen, our school counselor, discusses the 7 Habits of Leaders with students in her bi-monthly guidance lessons.  Please talk to your child about being learners and leaders.

  • Be proactive - begin with the end in mind
  • Put first things first
  • Think win-win
  • Seek first to understand then to be understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the saw

Our focus is LEARNING. Each day, your child should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What am I learning...?
  • Why am I learning this?
  • How will I know when I've learned it?

New Faces in our Caring Cougar Community:

  • Mrs. Kirsten Johnson - Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ms. Kyrsten Call - 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Shanell Tanicala - 4th Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Ann O'Donnell - Special Education Teacher
  • Mrs. Bethany Coffin - Instructional Paraprofessional
  • Mrs. Mysha Ashbocker - Instructional Paraprofessional

Upcoming Events:

  • October 6 & 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School
  • October 11 - Picture Day
  • October 12 - PTA  Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • October 13 & 14 - PTA Pumpkin Patch
  • October 20 - Title I Family Engagement Night 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • October 24 & 25 - PTA  Book Fair
  • October 24 to 28 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 31 - Class Fall Parties 1:00 p.m. (No Costumes)

Jill Johnson, Principal

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