July 2015  
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Letter to Parents/Caregivers from Our New Principal
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Welcome to Hillcrest Elementary

Hillcrest Elementary is located in Catonsville, which is a community in the SW region of Baltimore County.  Student enrollment for last school year was approximately 840 students.  Hillcrest presents with a diverse student population including 30% minority students, 24 % FARM students and 11% special education students. 

Results from state based MSA assessments have been consistently high in both reading and math for all subgroups of students across all grade levels.  Hillcrest has been recognized at local and state levels for outstanding student achievement results. The school met AYP standards for all MSA assessment years. 

 The PTA at Hillcrest is an active force in the community.  Many evening and weekend activities are sponsored by the PTA and planned by collaborative groups of parents and teachers. Hillcrest enjoys the support of community sponsors including UMBC, CCBC and Notre Dame College. 

**The end of this school year marks the end of a fabulous career filled with hard work, endless support and unforgettable memories with Mrs. McVey. Words cannot describe how much the Hillcrest community will miss you! **
McVey Farewell

A note from Mrs. McVey:

Dear Members of the Hillcrest Community,

The time has come for me to say goodbye to Hillcrest. On June 30th, I will end a 37-year career with BCPS and 16 years as an administrator at Hillcrest. I have had the privilege of leading a school with a highly dedicated and talented staff and caring and committed parents. I want to thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the years. The collaborative efforts of the administration, teachers and parents have contributed to the standard of excellence that is so much a part of our school. 

I have many fond memories of my years at Hillcrest. Our students are the finest example of scholarship and compassion. They have always provided me with the bright spot in my day. They will have a special place in my heart.

I will work closely with the newly appointed principal, Dr. Douglas Elmendorf, to ensure a smooth transition. I wish the community well and look forward to my new adventure.

***We would like to send a warm welcome to our new principal, Dr. Douglas Elmendorf. We look forward to a wonderful 2015-2016 school year!***

Dr. Elmendorf
We would like to invite you to come and meet our new principal on July 19th. Please click the link for more details. 

Meet the Principal - Click here

The Hillcrest Vision

Hillcrest Elementary is a Professional Learning Community committed to the achievement of all students.  Through an integrated holistic approach students will develop personally, socially, and academically, in order to thrive in a global society.


Dr. Doug Elmendorf, Principal
Denise Kelley, Assistant Principal
Peter Schmidt, Assistant Principal