Parent Update 8/31/2012


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The Principal's Desk
Mr. Undseth on National Radio
Parent Volunteers
Around the Castle

Athletic Schedule

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Communion on the Moon?

Can you imagine marking the most significant moment of your life with a church sacrament? Buried in centuries of tradition, Buzz Aldren called up the sacred practice to commemorate the lunar landing. In this week's Principal's Blog we hear about a little known story of Buzz Aldren's first actions in the Sea of Tranquility. 

Mr. Undseth Shares on National Radio

Alex McFarland, Spiritual Formations Week presenter, called upon English professor Mr. Undseth to share some of the challenges he faced during a tumultous time. A marking-point in every student's year with Mr. Undseth, sharing about the cancer of his son Joseph and the testing of his faith Mr. Undseth is not bashful about the lessons he learned during that trial. 

Visit the Campus Ministries Page to hear the interview. You'll understand how Mr. Undseth clings to the hope of Christ and the promises of Scripture as he looks forward to meeting Joseph on the knee of Jesus.

Parent Volunteers

Hillcrest has remodeled the Comet Cafe. We are looking for parents who may have an open schedule to help monitor the Cafe throughout the school day. Shifts are flexible and will be met with training for those interested.

If you would like to volunteer for this or other service opportunities at Hillcrest Academy please contact Wayne Stender ( to discover what areas would best fit your schedule.

Around the Castle

ValleyFair Amusement Park and Picnic 
Hillcrest students will take their annual trip to ValleyFair amusement park on Saturday, September 1st. The bus will leave at 6:30 am and return at approximately 9pm. A pizza lunch will occur in the picnic shelter. 
Ultimate Frisbee & Tailgating Picnic 
Monday Sept. 3rd the dormitories will host an Ultimate Frisbee and Tailgating afternoon from 1-6pm. Off-campus high school students are welcomed to attend the afternoon and should bring their swimsuit as the dormitory opens the rope swing with their life-guard staff.
 Parent Prayer 
Hillcrest parents, students and staff are gathering in the month of September to pray together. Starting Tuesday, September 4th from 7:45-8am a group will pray in the Hillcrest Chapel for students, faculty and the events and training occuring at Hillcrest Academy. Please join us, and if you have any questions please email Wayne Stender (
Athletics at HLA 
The JV football and Boys' soccer teams have home games this week. Visit the calendar online to make plans to cheer on the Comets!
Upcoming Events at HLA 
Sunday Sept. 9th the Dorms will host a worship night in the HLA chapel starting at 7pm and on Saturday Sept. 15th the Dormitories are hosting a tailgating party for the home soccer games at noon before the Sandpit volleyball tournament at 7:30pm. 

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