Principal Message

Travis Campbell


Hello Hillside Husky Families!  

The odds of a snowy 12/25 in any given year in the Puget Sound is only about 7% and the last time on record was 2008. Well, as bazar the last few years have been with managing COVID-19, we had an amazing snow event where an atmospheric river collided with a Canadian cold front to produce a snowy Winter Break. I hope this message reaches you warm and well, Husky Families! Please be sure to check the CPSD website for school operational updates. 

School Culture  

At Hillside, we strive to know “each child by name and need.” We accomplish this by our District's Four Pillars: lifelong learning, collaboration, character, and leadership. We build these pillars with adult champions for each child that loves and cares for them. We celebrate this work with our new “Husky Hooray!” program where staff acknowledge students for their progress toward building the Four Pillars. These acknowledgements are followed up daily with a principal phone call to families that celebrates our Husky success! A special thank you to our counselor and Army veteran officer, Ms. Wendy Bulman, for initiating this positive behavioral support program!  

School Safety 

Our Safety Committee, led by K Teacher Ms. Bowls, recently met with CPSD Director, Mr. John Boatman, to review and approve our emergency evacuation plan and the schedule of monthly drills. Students are growing in their ability to respond to an emergency with every drill we do. We also appreciate ongoing collaboration with the Directorate of Emergency Service-Provost-Marshal Office (DES-PMO) on JBLM. 

Learning and Teaching

Teachers continue to progress monitor student growth using STAR assessments. Our in-house expert (“Consultant Teacher”) Ms. Hyres provides grade-level teams with data to inform professional learning community meetings that target instructional action in response to the data. Our school improvement plan focuses on closing achievement gaps with students impacted by poverty, special needs, and diverse languages.

Student Behavior Notes

Should your student(s) teacher, Dean of Students, or Principal, find it necessary to correct misbehavior per CPSD Policy this will be noted in the Skyward system that you have access to. Contact the Dean of Students, Christina Merritt, if you have questions.

Key Dates 

1/3 First Day Back from Winter Break! 

1/14 Picture make-up day 

1/17 MLK (Federal Holiday) 

1/20 Baking Night LIVE online with Ms. Uvila via Zoom link to come... 

1/28 Snow Make-up Day / Semester Break 


Even though the holidays may be behind us, we understand persistent need for resource assistance. Please reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Wendy Bulman, at or myself if you would like to place a request. There are robust resources available, including those from Caring for Kids.  

Lastly, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Reach me at or 253-583-5282 (direct office line). 


Travis C. Campbell, Principal