Parent Update 1/25/2013



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January 25 2013

In This Issue

Principal's Desk
Hillcrest Highlights
• Apologetics in Chapel
College Corner
Around the Castle

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{Don't} Practice Patiently

Practice Patience. A sign posted in the kitchen as a reminder to Grandma, who didn't really need reminding of many things, noted in yearly birthday cards and recollection of my favorite athlete and what books I was reading in grade school. But a small play on my Grandmother's reminder has greatly changed the outlook I have for practice. Practice patiently?

This week's Principal's Desk is a response from Marketing Director Wayne Stender following a chapel presentation by Mr. Isaac this week. We invite you to check out the blog and watch a short video from some of the apologists Wayne has been following.

Hillcrest Highlights

Each year students make meaningful memories with room-mates, teachers, RA staff and others at Hillcrest. We have tried to capture a few of these memorable moments in the My Hillcrest Academy Highlights series. 

This week you can follow game-day with Abbe and Zoey. Abbe will take you through her pre-game happenings as the Lady Comets faced-off against Battle Lake last week. Zoey will walk you through some prep-work the Cheerleaders focus on in their effort to lead HLA in support for Comet Basketball.

These videos and more are posted on Hillcrest's Video Blog.

Apologetics in Chapel

Principal Isaac is walking the student body through a series in apologetics in chapel this semester. We invite you to sit in on a short snippet from his presentation this week. His study in apologetics, directed through his study in Biola's Masters in Apologetics program, is helping steer his leadership in the classroom and student life at Hillcrest Academy.

You can view the video through our Campus Ministries Blog.

College Corner

College scholarship applications are nearing their deadlines as the school year enters the final semester. The Dollars for Scholars scholarship is designed for Fergus Falls residents. The link to the left details application opportunities for interested families.

The Scholarship America program has a number of additional scholarships that are open for general application. To view a list of open scholarships please visit the Scholarship America website.

Around the Castle

Friday Night Bball 
The Comet Guys play host to Rothsday Friday, January 25th at 7:30pm CDT. You can watch the game LIVE at
Saturday Basketball Double-Header 
Comet Basketball is travelling to Oak Grove Saturday for an afternoon of Basketball in Fargo/Moorhead. Game times are listed on the Comet Practice Schedule
Comet Athletics
The Comet Basketball teams play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Check out the schedule and make plans to cheer them on through the Comet Practice Schedule
Jr. High Spelling Bee
The annual Jr. High Spelling Bee is held in the Hillcrest Chapel on January 29th at 8:30am. For more information please contact Kathy Doering (
Super Bowl Party
The Dorms will host a Super Bowl Party Sunday, February 3rd at 4pm for high school students. For more informaiton contact Craig Nersten (
Dorm Praise and Worship
The Dorms are hosting a Praise and Worship night on Saturday, February 9th at 10pm. The night includes a sermon, worship and time of prayer and reflection. The worship time should conclude at approx. 12am
BroomBall Tourney
A Broomball court is prepped and prime for the Broomball Tournament Sunday, Feb. 10th. The festivities plan to kick-off at 2pm behind the dormitory on the sandpit volleyball court.
IPBC Winter Weekend
Inspiration Point Bible Camp is hosting their annual Winter Weekend February 15-17. For more information please visit IPBC's website.

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