For Parents

School Improvement

Hickory Woods Elementary's School Improvement Plan was created through discussion, collaboration, and analysis of information by our instructional staff. Each goal, objective, strategy, and activity supports our vision for creating a culture of learners that are leaders making a positive impact on their community. Our over-arching mission, in partnership with our community, is to ensure that all children learn, grow, and become safe, respectful, and responsible citizens in our school, our community, and in the world.

Please click on the documents below to learn more about our School Improvement efforts.

HWE 2015-16 School Improvement Plan

PDF DocumentAER School Cover Letter 2014
PDF DocumentAnnual Education Report 2013-2014
PDF DocumentHWE 2013-2014 PA 25 Report


Incoming Kindergarten Information

We welcome your 2016-17 incoming Kindergarten student to join us on May 25, 2016 at 6 PM for our Kindergarten Activity Night. Parents will meet as a group with the principal and our PTA to learn more about preparing for Kindergarten at Hickory Woods. Students will be able to meet our teaching staff, visit classrooms, participate in fun activities, and take a short bus ride!

For more information about Kindergarten programming for the 2016-17 school year with Hickory Woods, please contact our main office at 248-956-2600.

Please visit our district page for further information regarding Kindergarten Enrollment.

For more information on Kinderarten orientation, please visit our district orientation page.  Please see the powerpoint presentation from our 2016-17 Kindergarten Orientation evening in March: HWE final kindergarten_orientation_2016 or the presentation from out Kindergarten Activity Night in May: HWE Kindergarten Activity Night 2016

All students enrolling in Kindergarten must have a vision screening completed between the ages of 3-5, prior to entering Kindergarten.  Free vision screening, by appointment, is available to Oakland County residents at two Health Division offices and at the Walled Lake Community Education Center.  Please call 248-424-7070 to set an appointment for your child.

Fifth Grade Camp Information

Fifth Grade Camp for the 2016-17 School Year will be:

Please return the following forms by September 30 (ALL STUDENTS): Permission to Attend, Medical Care Authorization for Minor Child

Parent volunteers will be determined by a lottery system.  Please complete your volunteer preferences and return the FORM with your criminal history form by September 19.

If your child takes medication during the school day, we will send that medication to camp.  If your child takes medication outside of the school day, including over the counter medications, you must have your doctor complete the Authorization to Administer Medication paperwork and return it to the main office on or before by September 30 (only if your child needs medication during camp).  Medication must be in the original packaging and placed in a plastic bag with your child's name clearly marked.

Payment Information:

Camp is $138 per student.  A second child attending camp with HWE costs $108.

We are asking that all families complete their camp registration this year by using the eFunds program to pay for their child's camp experience.  You can access the eFunds program through Family Access.  Please see below for registration instructions, the eFunds Parent Guide and video tutorials regarding this process.

Registration Instructions

eFunds Parent Guide

Setting up eFunds (video)

Finding student ID (video)

This experience is a wonderful opportunity for all of our students.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.  If you need financial assistance with the cost of camp, please contact Mrs. Chinn.