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Ms. Marilyn Hanna

Welcome to High Pointe Elementary! 


It is an honor and pleasure to be your principal. This is my nineteenth year in the district and fifth year at High Pointe Elemetary. Working with students and developing their academic and leadership skills is a passion of mine. The staff at High Pointe is top notch, genuine, caring, and will go above and beyond to help your child be successful. To encourage success, we spend time developing good habits and character. Our character education focuses on the district's adopted character words with an emphasis on Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Each morning kicks off with LEAD time which includes a quick character lesson, daily announcements, and The Pledge of Allegiance. 


Success in education is a collaborative effort between students, parents, teachers, staff and the community.  At High Pointe Elementary, we value this partnership and welcome volunteers and/or assistance in our school programs. High Pointe is proud to have a supportive Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) which invites you to become involved in school activities and events. Annual events consist of a Fall Festival, classroom parties, teacher appreciation, and a Spring Carnival. Other events throughout the year include family dinner nights, skate nights, and movie nights. Kasey McMillan is our PTA board president for the 2016-17 school year.  You may contact PTA at with any questions. 


Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) or myself at 417-225-1600 with any questions, comments, or concerns. You may also utilize our website at  We are looking forward to an exciting year full of leading, learning and lasting memories! 



Marilyn Hanna, Ed.S.


"High Pointe Elementary, where learning takes flight and leaders are developed one child at a time."