• Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year.

    Welcome to Hillcrest, we are FALCONS!


     Hello Parents,


    My name is Jason Walrod, and I am the Paxton Career Action Labs (C.A.L.) teacher here at Hillcrest Middle School.

    I will also be teaching a few classes of Project Science this year in the 2nd semester.

    The past 5 years I was an 8th grade science teacher here at Hillcrest,


    I am originally from Minnesota, but have lived in Arizona for the past 29 years now. My path to becoming a teacher was a long one. Originally working in the business world with a degree in Finance for the first half of my working career.  After a lay off at my last job I began working as a substitute teacher in the Deer Valley district. A few short years later and several trips to the Department of Education I now have my teaching license. I am also the 8th grade Baseball and 8th grade boys Volleyball coach here at Hillcrest. My passion for coaching is really what has lead me to teaching. Now I teach baseball Career Action Labs and Project science. As of last year I have also taken on coaching Freshman Baseball at OC.

    Baseball camp is August 8th - 10th. TRY OUTS will be August 14th-16th.

    This is for both 7th and 8th grade. Please make sure you information is complete in My Student Athlete.


    Mr. Jason Walrod 

    Paxton Career Action Labs (C.A.L.)

    Project Science

    8th Grade Baseball Coach

    8th Grade Boys Volleyball Coach

    Freshman Baseball Coach OC

    Hillcrest Middle School


     Jason Walrod

    Please visit my CANVAS page for more information on my class. Including a Calendar of daily assignments.


    We will also be working in the Paxton Career Action Labs program found at







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