Welcome to Kimball Hill School!
Thank you for your interest in Kimball Hill School, home of the Cougars. Our school serves a diverse population of approximately 600 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Kimball Hill is a family-oriented school where the home-school partnership is invaluable as we work together to produce world-class learners.
The staff at Kimball Hill strives to meet the needs of all of our students. Teachers continually participate in professional development opportunities to enhance their skills so they are able to provide a variety of experiences with their students. Special intervention programs are in place to assist students in their learning and to assist them in closing the achievement gap. Some of the intervention programs that we have available are KIP, FLIP, SAIL, LLI (Level Learning Intervention), and System 44. Special education and bilingual services are also available to students who qualify.
Kimball Hill is very proud to be a part of the Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system. PBIS is a schoolwide system that promotes social and academic success for all students. All students are acknowledged for exhibiting positive behavior by following the Cougar Code: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. At Kimball Hill, our motto is "Expect Respect."
We encourage students to assume leadership roles within our school. Through our PBIS system we have student leaders known as The Respectables who analyze our school data, plan and write cool tools, and plan a celebration at the end of the school year. Our Principals’ Leaders take an active role in enhancing the school culture. Along with The Respectables student led assemblies are planned and executed.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year Kimball Hill is officially a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a philosophy that is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students are taught the 7 habits and learn how they can be applied to their daily lives in all settings. Students set personal goals and keep data on their progress towards achieving those goals. Students are also given opportunities to seek leadership roles within their classrooms and around the school. Students will build capacity for reaching all of their goals by utilizing their strengths to enhance their leadership roles within the building. We look forward to bringing this philosophy to our families so students can use the habits not only within the classroom but at home and in the community.
We invite parents to volunteer at school and encourage them to join our active PTA. The PTA sponsors activities such as the beginning-of-the-year picnic, talent show, fun fair, and much more.
We welcome your questions and invite you to visit our school. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact us at 847-963-5200.
—Natalie Milo-Nicolasin, Principal