In this week's Principal's Blog the issue of abortion is discussed. The video above is a startling reminder of what history would've been like if our current abortion and abortifacient services were provided for teenage moms in the past. President Obama is one child who may have been affected, especially with the convenience of abortion services in many schools.
We encourage you to view the video above and read the blog to be reminded of the special season we are entering where a teenage mother courageously followed God's will for her life and carried her son boldly, as he would later carry her sins on the cross.
Comet Store Sales
It's the Final week of the Countdown to Christmas at The Comet Store! A HLA hat would make the perfect stocking stuffer! We offer two baseball hat styles and two styles of warm hear gear. This week all hats are $5 off!
Come shop at the Comet Store on Wednesday, December 19th from 3:00-4:00.
Another stocking stuffer idea is a Comet Store gift certificate! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special orders or any questions.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed 2013!
Christmas Banquet Highlights
The annual Christmas Banquet is a school-wide tradition at HLA. Students gather with faculty, staff and coaches in celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ.
The tradition was sparked near the inception of Hillcrest's high school program as a gathering for the Hillcrest family to join in celebration. This year the banquet followed that tradition with a number of special music pieces that accompanied the meal and joyous time of gathering around the manger to acknowledge the birth of Jesus.
We encourage you to check out this quick highlight from the evening and follow the excitement the students and faculty brought with to the Christmas banquet.
Music Directors David Strom and Steve Doering provide a wonderful community Christmas event each year using the talents of Hillcrest high school vocalists and instrumentalists. The Annual Christmas Concert Weekend on December 15 and 16 at Bethel Church portrayed in song and word the Christmas story through the eyes of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Each year at HLA is different and carries with it a special flavor. The Marketing and Media department at Hillcrest has worked to capture the uniqueness of each year.
One of the channels Hillcrest has elected to communicate some of the personality of the school year is on Facebook. The Hillcrest Facebook page has been a storehouse of HLA information and communication since it's creation two years ago.
This year the Marketing and Media team have uploaded photos and video from throughout the year. We encourage you to check-out some of the photos and follow what students have experienced in their first semester at HLA.
Around the Castle
Parent weekly prayer occurs Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:15am in the HLA reception room.
Athletics at HLA
The Men and Lady Comets Basketball teams have home games this week. Visit the calendar online to more of this week's athletics activities.