• Hello! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am excited to see returning and new faces at Hillcrest Elementary! If you have any questions be sure to contact me.

Problem Solving

  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade are working on the Kelso's Choice, our Conflict Resolution curriculum.

    Kelso's Choice teaches students that they are smart enough and strong enough to work through small problems on their own, while stressing the importance of immediately telling adults when there is a big problem, when someone or something is hurt or in danger. Students may use some assistance from Kelso's Wheel, which has nine problem-solving strategies.

    Kelso's Choice Parent Page


Department Overview

  • The mission of our school counseling program is to work together with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to provide our students with the necessary social/emotional,technological, and academic skills to help them become life-long learners, successful future employees, and significant contributors to the state of South Dakota and larger global society.


    *Adapted from the ASCA National Model

Contact Info


     Mr. McCormack  

    Dan McCormack, MS



    MS: Counseling - School Specialization

    SDSU 2012

    BA: Communication

    St. John's University 2003