Parent Update 10/26/2012

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In This Issue

The Principal's Desk
Mrs. Twedt Adoption Chapel
My Hillcrest Highlights
Around the Castle

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Covenant Eyes

Many times parents and adults feel handipacced to understand what is occuring on the screens of their students. Covenant Eyes is a positive solution that can lead to meaningful conversations.

Check out the Principal's blog this week as we introduce you to a service used by a few faculty and staff at Hillcrest to help direct their own homes.

Read the blog and watch the video here>>

Mrs. Twedt Shares Passion for Adoption During 40-Days for Life

Throughout the year Chapel takes-on different flavors. Over the past few weeks Hillcrest Chapel services have revolved around a very well-done movie titled October Baby. 

The film depicts a young adult's search for her birth mom. The failed abortion attempt now turned high school graduate takes the viewer through many emotions as she finds and ultimately forgives her biological mother while affirming the role of her adoptive parents. 

This week's Hillcrest Halls gives you a perspective of what students hear in chapel. Mrs. Twedt shares her story and the story of some of her adopted children. 

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Student Perspective of their Hillcrest Highlights

We try hard to give parents an honest perspective of what their students experience on a day-by-day basis at HLA. One of the ways we have elected to do this is through our series My Hillcrest Academy Highlights. 

Students are armed with hand-held cameras. Using the waterproof and shock proof cameras students document various activites around Hillcrest.

This week Liz Peterson documented some of the happenings of a Friday night football game with her friends in the Comet Cafe. 

To view the video and other archived student perspectives Click Here>>

Around the Castle

Parent Prayer 
Parent weekly prayer occurs Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:15am in the HLA reception room. 
Athletics at HLA 
Football will travel to playoff games this week. Visit the calendar online to make plans to cheer on the Comets! 
Night Fun at HLA 
On Friday November 2nd the school will host a costume party with an open dorm trick-or-treat activity to follow. The event is open for both Jr. High and Sr. High and will run from 7-11pm.

Upcoming Events at HLA 
Saturday November 3rd and 4th an optional mission experience called Mission Minneapolis will occur for students who volunteer. The dormitories will also take a shopping trip to the Mall of America on November 4th. Off-campus High school students are invited to attend the trip. To discover details and sign-up for the trip please email Craig Nersten ( 

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