• From the Principal

    Welcome to Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School!


    I hope that you find this website to be a wealth of information as you learn about the many exciting activities and events occurring in our school.  We take great pride in our school and seek every opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our talented students and staff. This website serves as an excellent vehicle to share the important news occurring on a daily basis at the elementary school with the Hinckley and Big Rock communities.

    Our mission at Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School is to strive to empower all students to become successful through dynamic, differentiated and authentic learning experiences, while supporting their transition through childhood development. The elementary school learner has diverse learner needs with wide ranging interests, learning styles, academic strengths, and areas of concern. We pride ourselves upon our understanding of the complex developmental needs of the elementary school child and the necessary measures that we take each day to ensure that every student demonstrates success in the classroom and experiences greater confidence facing the ever confusing and evolving world in which we live.

    A common theme that unifies all members of the Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429 school community – administrators, teaching and support staff, parents, students, and community leaders alike- is our shared vision for continuous school improvement that provides rigorous curricular opportunities to engage children in a meaningful way each and every day. The focus of our elementary school curricular program is child centered and seeks to expose students to rich content designed to promote inquiry and discovery while encouraging practical application and self-reflection.

    We look forward to reinforcing the expectations for academic excellence, high achievement, and building positive experiences for all students throughout the year. Through the extraordinary efforts of our staff, students, and parents, we work collaboratively to create a positive climate for learning and providing a stimulating, safe, and attractive environment for our children to grow.

    I thank you in advance for your continued support of the Hinckley-Big Rock school district. My office door is always open. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.


    Julie Melnyk

    Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School