School Office

Welcome to Mississippi Heights Elementary! We invite you to discover our wonderful learning community located in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. Serving 900 students in kindergarten through grade 5, our school team strives for academic achievement in a caring and nurturing environment.

Our staff are committed to helping every student grow and learn to their potential. We are invested in each student's success and wellbeing. Because of this, it is our goal to have a strong partnership with parents and families as we work to support our students. Our teachers are focused on challenging students academically and building confidence in our learners. 


Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools

Message from the Principal

On behalf of all staff, we would like to welcome you to Mississippi Heights Elementary School! We believe that MHES is a special place and we are excited to have you a part of our community. Our staff is committed to helping every student grow and learn. Because of this, our goal is to have a strong partnership with parents and families as we work to support our students. We are invested in each student's success and wellbeing. Together, we can build a strong foundation of learning for every child.


Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools

P.A.T.H. of the STORM School Program

Mississippi Heights Elementary offers a positive behavior support program that reinforces and empowers staff and students to give their personal best in all aspects of their day: hallways, cafeteria, large group activities, bathroom, playground and bus. 

P.A.T.H. of the STORM focuses on four areas: 

Prepared Accepting Trustworthy Helpful 

Throughout the academic day, students and staff are encouraged to display P.A.T.H. behaviors, and the program is reinforced with P.A.T.H. tickets. 

Prepared
Accepting
Trustworthy
Helpful
  • Be ready at all times

  • Allow others space

  • Be safe at all times

  • Be a kind friend

  • Be respectful

  • Be kind and listen

  • Accept all outcomes

  • Wear mask properly

  • Social distance

  • Clean up messes 

  • Sanitize and wash hands often

  • Follow directions

  • Speak well of others

  • Do school work to the best of your ability

  • Be polite, use words like “please” and “thank you”

  • Voice levels 1 or 2

  • Keep little problems little

  • Walk on the right side of the hallway

School Hours 

7:40 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

Summer Office Hours 

June:
7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

July: Closed

August: Monday–Thursday
7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Principal Tanya Peterson and Assistant Principal Megan Foley in classroom

Office Team

TANYA PETERSON
PRINCIPAL
Phone: 320-252-0122
tanya.peterson@isd47.org


MEGAN FOLEY 
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
megan.foley@isd47.org


JESSICA HOFFMAN
OFFICE MANAGER 
jessica.hoffman@isd47.org


DEBRA COTTEW 
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
deb.cottew@isd47.org


PAM STEININGER
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
pam.steininger@isd47.org