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Hillcrest E-Connect 6/24/16

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Teachers Meet for Prayer Meeting
Comets Represent at All-Star Game
Moving From Caretaker to Coach

Christian Education Offers Better Lessons in Tolerance

Students in public schools are receiving a miseducation in tolerance thanks to a new mandate from the State Department. President Barak Obama decreed schools need to grant unfettered access to school facilities for students who choose their gender. The act speaks against discrimination, calling for greater tolerance in how students self-identifying as transgender participate in school.

The move is seen as a lesson in tolerance. This tolerance holds stiff intolerance for opposing views. It cites the civil rights era and references Title IX for legal authority. A backlash from critics with a traditional view of sexuality is being cast as intolerant. What the mandate needs is an education in tolerance.
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A Comet All-Star

Megan Aasness wasn't finished with softball when her team packed up the bags and threw the bats into storage last month. Aasness was selected to Minnesota's All-Star softball team.  Read the Full Story>>

A Student's Open Letter

We're being taught that religions and worldviews aren’t walls that need to be argued and dismantled because there’s a hole in each one with a string pulled through to make everyone connected. Everyone's ideas are equal in spite of their foundation and consequences. If it seems too good to be true it’s because it is, for teenagers at least. Read the full letter>>
Principal's Desk

Caretaker to Coach

During a meeting with a parent a Hillcrest staff member referenced this post buried in Hillcrest's archives. The move from caretaker to coach is challenging for parents. Here are some tips we found as we support families in this move.  Read the article>>

A Culture Translator

One of the best resources Hillcrest uses to stay on top of teen culture is Axis Worldview's Culture Translator. Every week they hit the top 3 trends in teen culture with a 250-350 word explanation with links to research it more. It's a simple and easy way to see what's in front of our students. Read past culture posts from AXIS>>

Alumni News

Share Your Connection

The Hillcrest Connection posts online each term. Sometimes you want to share stories or perspectives with friends. This is an easy way to do that. Read the Connection Online>>

Watch Grad Weekend

Did you miss grad weekend? We recorded it for you. Catch Senior Class Night and Commencement in our LiveStream archive. Watch Grad Weekend Online>>

Comet Calendar

   
Open Gym
Hillcrest's Athletic Department is conducting open gym for athletes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. Please note that June 13-22 there will not be open gym because the gym floor is being refinished.
   
Hillcrest-Eleva Strum Basketball Camp
Hillcrest is hosting the Eleva-Strum Basketball Camp from June 26-29. Register by contacting Gregg Preston (gpreston@ffhillcrest.org)
   
School Prayer Time
Hillcrest is hosting a special school prayer time July 29 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
   
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Hillcrest E-Connect 6/18/16

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2 Reasons the Public is Faltering in Orlando
8th Grader Makes State Golf Appearance
Staff Iron Out 2016 School Theme
Students Prepped to Battle Bad Ideas
Hillcrest Named a Top 30 School Nationally

2 Big Reasons the Public is Faltering in Orlando

Thumb swipes in Instagram and Snapchat stopped on a dime for me Sunday morning. An hours old shooting was starting to gain traction on social media and some of the loudest voices were calling for a tempered Christian perspective. For me, it felt like the entire Christian community was walking on eggshells enroute to pew-filled sanctuaries which seemed so far removed from the gay nightclub surrounded by mourners. A steady stream of critical voices flooded my social media newsfeed in the following days, linking a Christian's Biblical view of homosexuality to the horrendous actions of the terrorist who shot-up a gay night club in Orlando. Read the full article>>

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8th Grader at State

8th grader Noah Chase represented Hillcrest at the State Golf Meet this week. He finished with the top 50. Read the Full Story>>

Season Ending Medals

The Comets earned a host of accolades in continuing success on the diamond. Read the full story>>
Principal's Desk

Staff Process Theme

Hillcrest faculty and staff met the week students left to wrestle-out the theme for the 2016-17 school year. Read the Full Story>>

Prepared for Ideas

Just because someone has an idea doesn't make it true. Students heard that a lot this year. Here is a story from Hillcrest's classrooms this year. Read the full story>>

Alumni News

Hillcrest Top 30 in U.S.

Hillcrest was recognized as a top 30 Christian Boarding School. Catch the ranking on The Best Schools. Read the Ranking Profiles>>

HLA Top 16 Locally

Hillcrest was recognized for over 90 years of ministry in Fergus Falls last week. The school was ranked #16 on the community's top sites. Read the full story>>

Comet Calendar

   
Open Gym
Hillcrest's Athletic Department is conducting open gym for athletes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. Please note that June 13-22 there will not be open gym because the gym floor is being refinished.
   
Hillcrest-Eleva Strum Basketball Camp
Hillcrest is hosting the Eleva-Strum Basketball Camp from June 26-29. Register by contacting Gregg Preston (gpreston@ffhillcrest.org)
   
School Prayer Time
Hillcrest is hosting a special school prayer time June 24 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
   
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Hillcrest E-Connect 6/10/2016

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Why Bathrooms Aren't the Problem
HLA Staff Pray over Next School Year
Alumni Keep the Faith

Why Bathrooms Aren't the Problem

A college coed's face was nearly lifeless as pebbles fell from her cheek from where she lay on the ground near a dumpster. An athletic college swimmer stood to attention when two Swedish students biking across campus saw the young man. The swimmer appeared to grope in the dark over a young woman's silhouette in the shadow of a dumpster. The two foreign students called the man to stop before the college swimmer took off running. The swimmer ran because he was performing lewd acts to the unconscious woman. 

The foreign students tackled the young man and held him facedown to the ground before authorities arrived to take the perpetrator into custody. The young man and young women likely carried puzzled looks on their faces over the proceeding hours, trying to make sense of a night gone wrong. The coed likely struggled through stages of grief in overcoming the reality of her abuse. The young man likely scratched his head. He may have been simply practicing what he learned in his California college's orientation. California needs a new handbook, preferably one that teaches virtues. Read the full article>>

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Staff Pray Over Theme

The staff gathered to pray over the school theme this week. Read more about the the theme for the 2016 school year. Read the Full Story>>

Comets Close Seasons

The Comets set a number of records this season in nearly every sport. Catch how some of them closed their season, and read how an 8th grade student is tarrying into the summer with his Comet jersey. Read the full story>>
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Forming Healthy Habits

The first weeks out of Hillcrest are hard for everyone. There is a new routine and a longing to reconnect with people who have formed strong habits in the hearts of students and staff. Find out some of the steps Hillcrest takes to help students develop healthy habits that you can repeat at home through the summer.  Read the Article>>

Remembering Growth

Some of the coolest things at Hillcrest are when students stepup to lead. During Prayer Day this happend alot. Watch a quick highlight that shows this. Watch the Video>>

Alumni News

Alumni Keep Faith

60-80% of teens leave their faith in college. Read how Hillcrest Alumni aren't. Read the Full Story>>

Egge Shares HLA Vision

"This staff, under President Brue, is so well rehearsed that all I have to do is pick up the baton and they will play the piece," Joel Egge noted as he assumed a role as Hillcrest's interim President. Read more of interim President Joel Egge's address from Hillcrest's 2016 graduation>> 

Comet Calendar

   
Open Gym
Hillcrest's Athletic Department is conducting open gym for athletes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. Please note that June 13-22 there will not be open gym because the gym floor is being refinished.
   
Hillcrest-Eleva Strum Basketball Camp
Hillcrest is hosting the Eleva-Strum Basketball Camp from June 26-29. Register by contacting Gregg Preston (gpreston@ffhillcrest.org)
   
School Prayer Time
Hillcrest is hosting a special school prayer time June 24 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
   
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