Papillion-La Vista School District

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Hickory Hill - District Purpose and Direction
Purpose: The Hickory Hill community including staff, families, and community members, work together to develop students who are life-long learners and prepare every student for a successful transition into the next phase of his/her life.
Direction: Hickory Hill’s direction is to prepare every student for success through superior academic and behavioral programs delivered by highly effective educators.  Through the collaborative efforts of staff, families, and community members, Hickory Hill students become respectful, responsible and safe learners using innovative and research-based strategies in a safe and supportive environment.
News for the Week of January 23, 2015
A note from Mr. Guthmiller ...
This upcoming week is National School Board Recognition Week. We want to thank our local PLSD board for the outstanding job they do to ensure our district provides a quality education to all students. As a school, our Hickory Hill students have worked on a “special gift” for each board member to thank them for their efforts. The gift will be presented to them all at Monday night’s board meeting at the district Central Office.
We’ve got a fun-filled week coming up!  Monday night is our next Friends of Hickory Hill family food night. This time, Chick-Fil-A will be hosting! Feel free to stop by the restaurant any time after 5:00 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Hickory Hill. More information will be posted on our Facebook page this weekend.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 27th and 28th, our 4th grade students will all begin taking the Nebraska state writing assessment. This is a statewide writing test given to all 4th graders in Nebraska on a yearly basis. I’d like to wish all of our 4th graders at Hickory Hill the best of luck! I am confident they will all be extremely successful as I have seen first-hand the tremendous amount of hard work they and their teachers have put in to prepare this year. If you have a 4th grade student, please make sure they are getting plenty of rest on the nights before testing and they’re eating a good breakfast before coming in and getting started. Testing sessions will be in the mornings on both days.  Good luck 4th graders!
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Mr. Guthmiller
Please Call to Register Your Child for Kindergaren Round-up
If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2015, and will be attending Hickory Hill for kindergarten, please call Nancy at 402-898-0469 to register your child.  Please pass this information to friends and neighbors who are new to the area or do not currently have a child enrolled in our school.  More information will be coming at a later date.

Preschool Screenings Coming Soon! Make an Appointment Today!
The Papillion-La Vista School District (PLSD) is proud to provide high quality early childhood experiences for young children and their families.  Children who will turn 4 years of age on or before July 31, 2015 are eligible for consideration for attending preschool in the PLSD.  In order to be considered, children must reside within the PLSD attendance boundaries, complete a FREE developmental screening process, and parents must submit all required application materials.  Children who have completed all requirements will be randomly selected to fill available preschool slots for the 2015-2016 school year. Preschool screenings will be held on: Thursday, March 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. at PLSD Central Office


You must have an appointment to participate in the screening process.  Please call Andi at 402-514-3243 to schedule an appointment.  You may also call Kristy Feden, Early Childhood Supervisor, at 402-514-3242 or e-mail for additional information

Sign up for Conferences

Hickory Hill Elementary will be hosting conferences on Tuesday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 11th from 3:20 to 7:30 p.m.  

Conferences will be hosted within the teachers’ classrooms and are student involved.

To schedule a conference on Tuesday, February 10th or Wednesday, February 11th,

please follow the steps below to sign up. 

To schedule a conference appointment:

1.     Log on to: OR

2.     You will need to “Login/Create an Account” and follow the directions.

3.     Select the teacher with whom you would like to conference.

4.     Tuesday, February 10th will appear below.  If you would like to conference on Wednesday, February 11th, click on the red arrows to select a time.  

5.     After you select the conference time, you will be asked to input your name and your student’s name.  Please use first and last names. 

6.     You will receive an email confirming the scheduled conference.

7.     You will receive an email reminder prior to your scheduled conference.

If you have any questions regarding this online scheduling process, please contact

Mrs. Kunkle

**The online scheduler will opened on Friday, January 9th and will close on Monday, February 9th at 3:00 p.m.   





































































































































































Important Dates


January 26               Chick-Fil-A Night

January 27               Grade 4 State Writing 

                                 10:00-11:00 A.M.

January 28               Grade 4 State Writing 

                                 10:00-11:00 A.M.

January 27               Student Council 3:10 P.M.

January 27               Robotics 3:10 P.M.

January 28               HH Singers 3:10 P.M.

January 29               Drama Club 3:10 A.M.

January 30               Band 7:15 A.M.

February 10             Parent Teacher Conferences

                                 3:30-7:30 P.M.

February 11             Parent Teacher Conferences

                                 3:30-7:30 P.M

February 12             Valentine Parties 2:00 P.M.

February 13 & 16    No School

February 25             Spring Pictures


Hit the Books – The Omaha Storm Chasers will be here on January 14th to kick-off this fun reading program! Students will have the chance to log the books that they read in order to earn prizes and a free berm ticket to Hickory Hill Afternoon at the Ballpark at 2:35 on Sunday, May 10th. Students will receive their book logs on Thursday, January 15 and the program will run through Wednesday, February 25th. In order to earn a free berm ticket to the game, book logs must be turned in to your child’s teacher or to me no later than Wednesday, February 25th!

   Hit the Books Family Event at Werner Park – Save the Date….Hickory Hill Afternoon at the Ball Park with the Omaha Storm Chasers is Sunday, May 10th at 2:35! In addition to students having the opportunity to earn a free berm ticket to this game by reading and turning in their reading log, HH families will have the opportunity to purchase berm tickets for the game at a discounted rate! Ticket sales will run from February 25th to March 11th, and $1 from each ticket sold will come back to Hickory Hill. More information with an order form will follow. Thank you for your support of this fun event!


If you have any questions about these events, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Hickory Hill, 402-898-0469 or .

Happy reading!

Mrs. Nichols


Sixth Grade Parents Invited to Junior High Orientation
Mark your calendars!  Sixth grade parents are invited to the parent orientation at the La Vista Junior High on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m.  This is a chance to meet with some of the junior high staff and learn more about the 7th grade program.  You will also have the opportunity to tour various parts of the building including classrooms and elective areas.
In Case of Inclement Weather
It may seem a little early to think about snow days, but we do live in Nebraska!  When the Papillion-La Vista School District makes the decision to close the school because of the weather, all of the local television stations and KFAB will run announcements.  Families will also receive a Parent Link message informing them of the closing.
Listed below are the classroom lunch schedules for Hickory Hill. You are invited to have lunch with your child during the school year. You may bring in a sack lunch or lunch from a fast food restaurant for you and your child or you may purchase a school lunch. Soda is not allowed. If you would like to purchase a school lunch, please call the office before 9:00 A.M. to order your lunch.  The cost of an adult lunch is $2.75 and you will need the exact change.
11:35-11:55                          Kindergarten
11:45-12:05                          6th Grade
11:55-12:15                          Kindergarten
12:00-12:20                          4th Grade
12:10-12:30                          2nd Grade   
12:15-12:35                          5th Grade    
12:25-12:45                          3rd Grade   
**Please notify the office when you have an email address or phone number change. This allows for better communication between school and home. Thank you for your cooperation.
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