A Note from Mrs. Link

  • Welcome to Hillside Elementary School, 

    I am so excited to be able to continue to serve the New Richmond students and community as the Principal here at Hillside Elementary.

    I am heading into my fourth year in the School District of New Richmond as an Administrator and my sixteenth year in education. During this time, I served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, dean of students, an Assistant Principal of Academics, and now, it is my priviledge and honor to serve as the new Principal at Hillside Elementary School. 

    Here at Hillside we firmly believe that ALL children can learn. We believe that learning should be engaging, challenging, and FUN! We believe in setting our expectations high, celebrating our successes, and striving for excellence in everything that we do. As a staff we believe in the importance of instilling skills and values that will help our students be successful. We call these our TIGER TRAITS. These are skills that we focus on throughout the year with our students. Each month we choose a focus we highlight students and staff who are modeling these traits weekly. Tiger traits include: Respect, Teamwork, Gratitude, Determination, Sharing, Kindness, Service, Acceptance, and Excellence. 

    In addition to Tiger Traits, here in Tiger Nation, we focus on three other key ideas/concepts beyond the curriculum.

    We teach our students to ROAR:

    R-espect Themself & Others
    O-wn Their Actions
    A-ct Safely
    R-ise to the Challenge                      

    We focus on the whole-child (and include instruction on the Zones of Regulation to help our students understand their emotions).

    We teach our students think beyond themselves and strive to instill a belief that when we work together as a team to improve the lives of others we accomplish something amazing. This is reflected throughout the year in service projects that Hillsiders take on throughout the community and all around the world. 

    We look forward to partnering with you during your child's time here at Hillside. My goal is to provide our students with a safe and supportive learning enviornment. Hillside is a place where we as a staff will have students at the center of our pratice and decision-making. Each day we will work to ensure that EVERY student is provided the highest quality education possible.                  

    As a staff, we view you as an integral member of our team and would love your support as we work to make this school year the best it can possibly be for your child here at Hillside Elementary.  Finally, please know that my door is always open. I welcome your input and look forward to partnering with you. Please feel free to call, email, or make an appointment to discuss your concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this coming year the best it can be!


    Heidi M. Link

    Hillside Elementary Principal

    Mrs. Heidi M. Link