Principal's Page


Welcome Parents and Students to the 2019/2020 school year,

The beginning of a new school year is always a very exciting time for students, parents, and staff. A new school year marks the beginning of a journey that will allow all of our students to maximize their learning potential, both academically and social/emotionally.  As we near the first day of school we want to encourage all parents to talk to your children about the importance of being ready to learn. This includes being mindful of one's thoughts and feelings. This year we will continue to focus on being ready academically with an emphasis on a social/emotional piece to ensure students are learning to their best ability each day at Flower Hill.  Every staff member at Flower Hill understands the importance of this and it is our expectation that every student will grow this school year both academically and social/emotionally.  

Our staff is very excited about the 2019-20 school year.  We have a number of new teachers that are joining the Flower Hill staff this school year and some that have moved on for various reasons. 

Farewell to the following staff members:

  • Michaun Cosby

  • Lillian Gartner

  • Missy Gover

  • Meredith Gregory

  • Martha Harmon

  • Katie Hill

  • Shahanna Schrom

  • Kimberly Sheahin

  • Robert Twyman

  • Natalie Urias

  • Alex Watkins

  • Chrissy Wagoner 

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff members or changes in position:

  • Darina Altamirano, Teacher Grade 5

  • Kelly Benitez moved to Grade 1

  • Janet Boccabello transferred to Behavior Support Teacher

  • Andres Castillo, Assistant Building Service Manager 

  • Shirley Cooper, SESES Paraeducator

  • Kennedy Funk moved to Grade 4

  • Lisa Gerds, Teacher SESES Grade 2/3 

  • Doreen Hinkeldey moved to Grade 2

  • Chelsea Hoover, Kindergarten Teacher

  • Rinu Joseph, Building Service 

  • Mary Kobelja, moved to Grade 2

  • Andrew Murphy, Teacher Physical Education

  • Julianna Nixon, SESES Paraeducator

  • Bindu Tupakula, Resource

  • Eden Villarmino, moved to Grade 1

  • Carly Willson, Teacher Grade 2

  • Carrie White, Teacher Grade 4

  • Rachel Zimmerman, Social Worker


School Hours

         Grades K-5                            9:00 am - 3:25 pm

  Pre K - Morning                       9:00 -11:30 am

  Pre K - Afternoon        12:55 - 3:25 pm 

            Student Arrival                     8:50 am – 9:00 am

         Breakfast in Classroom         8:50 am – 9:00 am


Please visit our website for other important information (i.e. bus schedule, supply lists, lunch)


Open Library - Monday August 12th 1 - 3 PM

Check out books, hear a read aloud, register for lunch, use makerspace. 

Class Assignments

Post cards will be mailed home August 27th to all registered students with their teachers name for the school year.  

Open House - Thursday, August 29th 12 - 1 PM

Meet teachers, bring school supplies in and book bags available to those that need them

Back-To-School Nights

Grades K-2 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00-8:15 pm

Grades 3-5 – Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30-8:15 pm

Kona Ice/Touch-A-Truck

         Friday September 27th in our parking lot 


On behalf of the staff at Flower Hill we look forward to working together to assure a successful school year for all students. 



Lamar Whitmore, Principal Jessica Dancer, Assistant Principal