Principal's Message

Welcome to Maple Hill, the land of the HAWKS!
Maple Hill Elementary is a distinguished 2016 Gold Ribbon School with a dedicated and passionate staff who selflessly mentor, teach, and inspire a diverse student body comprising many talented and unique young minds. Maple Hill Elementary represents the best of the best in elementary education. Walk through the halls of our state of the art facility, and you will see our students developing into scholars, principled leaders, inquirers, risk-takers, reflective thinkers, caring citizens, and open-minded communicators. You will also see a network of dedicated teachers, staff, and parents working collectively to put “Kids First-Every Student, Every Day.”
At Maple Hill, it is our mission to establish a school environment where every student has the opportunity to receive a stellar education — one that meets their individual needs in a safe and loving environment where their hearts are ignited, their spirits are encouraged, and their minds are challenged. We strive to ensure that all students who walk through the Maple Hill doors are given the tools, skills, and support to discover their true self-worth, make the impossible possible, and are inspired to make the world a better place.
Maple Hill takes great pride in educating the whole child.   Academically, Maple Hill has been recognized as a California Distinguished School two times and we were recently awarded the coveted title of “California Gold Ribbon School” in 2016. All curriculum provided at each grade level, K-5, has been aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Students also have ample instruction and exposure to technology. Every student attends computer class each week and has access to our chrome book carts and iPad cart during daily instruction. Maple Hill is also proud to be a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch School. From Kindergarten to the 5th grade, our students participate in hands-on S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, art, and math) learning opportunities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s research-supported approach empowers students to discover and explore interests, imagine and design solutions to real-world challenges, and become independent, confident problem solvers.
Providing academic rigor in a student engaged environment is a top priority at Maple Hill. However, also ensuring that students are taught the core values of character development, so that they can grow to be productive and caring members of society is our school’s philosophy. Maple Hill has been a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) school since 2014.Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. In August of 2016, Maple Hill was the recipient of the “Silver” Award from The California PBIS Coalition for our excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as our efforts in implementing the core features of PBIS.
I conclude this welcoming message with our school song that was written 20 years ago by a third grade class. It captures the essence of our school “home” and the school “family” that we have developed and prioritized since our opening in 1980. We welcome you to Maple Hill...
(To the tune of “You’re a Grand Old Flag”)
“Maple Hill is our School.
It’s the best school around!
You will learn and have fun every day.
It’s the school I love, the place to be, where we always remember to say...
Every heart beats true for the white and the blue,where we reach for the stars all the way.
Remember Maple Hill is the best, we are proud and we shout Hooray!”
Ms. Morris