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August 22, 2014

In This Issue

Undseth Outlines Class
Move-in Highlight
Principal Outlines Year
Parent Orientation
Around the Castle

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Building a World Reading Dead People

English instructor Steve Undseth reads dead people. His new literature course may just change some young lives by introducing them to the deceased. 

One of the texts Mr. Undseth will likely employ, teaching students to read the classics, is Louise Cowan and Os Guinness' Invitation to the Classics. Cowan shares, in the preface to the book, how she walked from her childhood faith due to a Religion class in her undergrad studies. She states being challenged with the historicity of the scriptures as a primary crack in the foundation of her faith. What she identifies as the key to bringing her back to Christ is a significant surprise.

To read about Mr. Undseth's class, and watch the video intro to his class, please visit the Principal's Desk>>.

Move-in Day a Highlight for Many

Life at Hillcrest involves a bit more than just classes. Students have great conversations with meaningful adults, participate in some awesome activities throughout the year, and build life-long friendships as they experience all that Hillcrest has to offer. 

This little highlight video from the first week shows some students connecting during what is the beginning of an awesome year at Hillcrest Academy. 

To watch the video online, please visit the Video Blog>>.

Principal Calls Jesus a Liar, Lunatic, or Savior

Explaining the narrow claims of Jesus, Principal Isaac highlights how the only option for rational people is to call Jesus a liar, lunatic, or savior. Confident that the entire universe points to Jesus Christ being the savior, Principal Isaac gives students a brief overview of the path they are all going to embark on this year at Hillcrest Academy.

To hear Principal Isaac's message, visit the HLA Today Blog>>

Parent Orientation and Student Handbook

Parents gathered to receive a brief overview of the Hillcrest program. The orientation meeting consisted of a dormitory introduction, communication channels for families, and a message from Principal Isaac highlighting the important aspects a parent needs as families are ministered to at Hillcrest Academy.

To view the parent orientation, or to read the student handbook, please visit the Orientation and Handbook Page>>.

Around the Castle

Sports Schedules
Sports competitions kick-off this weekend with soccer games and the football scrimmage on Saturday. Catch the entire week of events by visiting the school calendar>>
 
   
Watermelon Bash
A series of watermelon games and events will occur Sunday, August 24 from 3-5pm.
   
Key Club Meeting
Hillcrest's first Keyclub service group meeting is Thursday, August 28 at 2:25pm in the Junior High Classroom 1.
     
Valleyfair Trip
Students are encouraged to come along for the annual Valleyfair amusement park trip on Sunday, August 31 from 6:30am to 9pm. The cost is $50. Students may sign-up in the Comet Cafe.
   
Labor Day Weekend
Hillcrest observes the Labor Day holiday. There will not be classes on Monday, September 1. The dorm students will participate in a grill-out, and off-campus students are invited to visit campus.
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