Piñon Hills Elementary School

1479 Stephanie Way, Minden, NV 89423 • Phone 775-267-3622 • Fax 775-267-3846

Welcome to Piñon Hills Elementary School's website!


Practice Makes Perfect!
Students in grades 3-8 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assesment this spring. Help your child prepare by taking the practice test at home. To access the practice test, click here.


Kindergarten Registration
Help us spread the word... we are continuing to take 2015-2016 enrollment for Kindergarten. Just stop by the office Monday - Friday from 8:00-3:00 PM and pick up a packet. You will need to have an original Birth Certificate, your child's immunization records, and proof of residency to complete the registration process.

Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year


DCSD Parent Survey
Parents, we would love for you to take a few moments to complete the 2014-15 Parent Survey. This survey provides the district with valuable feedback on various aspects of your child's education and services we provide. If you have any questions, please visit the DCSD Website. You can access the online survey here.


Regional Science Fair Winners!
Our school had eight students who placed at the Western Nevada Regional Science & Invention Fair on March 25 & 26th. We are so proud of them and all the students whose projects were selected to participate in the regional fair. Congratulations!

Invention Fair
Matthew G, 5th grade, 4th place for The Container and Lid Organizer
Aaron G, 4th grade, 4th place for The Kitty Kleaner
Samuel G, 3rd grade, 2nd place for The Ski Holder
Claire K, 3rd grade, 3rd place for Claire's Chemo Cozy
Phoenix B, 3rd grade, 4th place for Hot Mitts
Brody F, 2nd grade, 2nd place for The Drafty Blanket
Tanis D, 2nd grade, 3rd place for Just a Frame

Science Fair
Amanda T and Sarah G, 6th grade, Honorable Mention for The Stroop Effect.


Reading Counts
PiƱon Hills Students are amazing readers! We continue to meet our reading counts goals each month. Keep up the great work!

Remember... students that earn 100, 250, 500 or 1000 points this year get their name on the Reading Counts Wall of Fame! Set a goal for yourself and stick to it!!

School Garden

Ready or not, spring is here and our garden needs your help! If you have any time, materials, or resources to share, please contact Margaret or Emily.


PTO Meeting
Our next PTO Meeting will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Library. For more information about our amazing PTO, check out their webpage!


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Bus Schedules
Please click below to access the UPDATED 2014-15 bus schedules.

Morning Bus Schedule
Afternoon Bus Schedule

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New Website Design!
Please use the drop-down menu above to explore our new website. If you are browsing with a mobile device or tablet, you may want to use the Mobile Menu to the right. If you have any questions, please email the webmaster.

Upcoming Events...


Mighty Mustang Monthly Newsletter

Kindergarten Registration
Ongoing, M-F 8:00-3:00 PM

Spring Break
April 6th - April 10th

Coffee Connection
April 15th at 9:15 AM

Kindergarten Orientation
April 28th at 6:00 PM

Book Club Meeting
May 5th at 8:00 AM

PTO Meeting
May 5th at 6:30 PM

Calendar of Upcoming Events at PHES


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