Parent Update 3/1/2013


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In This Issue

• Principal's Desk
• Tour Itinerary
• Prayer Day
• Chapel Testimonies
• College Corner
• Around the Castle

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Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Charles Colson's Two-Minute Warnings are classic. The message above describes a passion of his before his death, namely calling attention and giving courage to those tho are defending the truths of a Biblical worldview. There is a growing movement of silence among Christian's regarding social issues which stand in opposition to God's image and are being purported as normal.

The Principal's Blog this week notes some of the avenues of training Hillcrest employs to equip students to break the spiral of silence and prepare students for a life of significance.

Choir Announces Easter Tour

The Hillcrest Academy Concert Choir has announced the tour locations for the Easter Concert Tour facilitated by Hillcrest's music department. You can view the dates and follow the blog at the Concert Tour Blog on Hillcrest's website. The tour will travel to the Southwest corner of the United States on a 12 location 16-day tour. 

You can follow the tour on Hillcrest's twitter feed and follow the twitter trend #HLAtour. Photos will post to Facebook throughout the tour if you'd like to follow the progress and keep connected as students represent Christ through the concert tour.

Prayer Day

Every year at HLA the Administration set aside a full day of school devoted to prayer. The tradition started on the cusp of a revival at Hillcrest a number of years ago and has continued as a solemn practice dedicated to Christ. 

Students gather in the Chapel to begin prayer day, traditionally with a devotional period or small group prayer session. Following some guidance students are directed into the Word and break-up for times of prayer with their classmates. After an open lunch period students gather for a student led share time with the student body chaplain for the high school students and the faculty advisers for the Junior High students.

The Spiritual Formations day this year is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th. To catch a glimpse at what students experience please visit our Campus Ministries page to see a highlight video from Prayer Day last year.

Chapel Testimony Series

This year students have spent Friday chapels sharing how God has gripped them during their time at Hillcrest. Recently a number of faculty members have also had a chance to communicate the reality of Christ and how they have been captivated by God. 

Recently Mr. Undseth gave a Chapel presentation to students regarding the conviction he has had after studying Genesis. We encourage you to watch the video and talk to your students about some of the faculty and staff who have recently shared their story in the Chapel series through the Campus Ministries Blog

College Corner

The deadline for Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications is just one short week away.

Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars is offering two application entry support sessions in an open house format to answer any questions you have as you enter your scholarship application online. Session #1 is Thursday, February 28th from Noon - 4:00pm, and Session #2 is Monday, March 4th from 3:30pm - 8:00pm. Both sessions will be held in the Otter Community Room at  Kennedy Secondary School.

Come and get answers to your questions and confirm that your application has been submitted successfully. 
You can contact Nancy Eldridge-Hess at or 508-983-4911 if you are unable to attend one of these sessions and need further assistance filling out your application.

Other Scholarships available: 
Ottertail Lions Club: deadline Mar. 15 | senior involved in volunteering and leadership | applications available via guidance office/Ruth Juliot (

LR builders Foundation: deadline Mar. 17 | pursuing a trade,carpentry, masonry, electrical, construction management, or architectural design | $500 - $1,000 | 

Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship: deadline Mar. 29 | character scholarship | $1500 | DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Buick Achievers: deadline Mar. 31 | 4 yr. engineering, technology, design or business, automotive industry | 100/$25,000; 1000/$2,000 renewable;

Around the Castle

Spiritual Formations Day 
Spiritual Formations Day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th for both the Junior High and Senior High school.
Boys Basketball Playoffs
The Comet Guys are slated to take-on New York Mills in the first round of section playoffs on Thursday, March 7th at 7pm in the Hillcrest Student Activities Center.
ACT Test Deadline
The ACT test deadline for the April 13th test is Friday, March 8th. Register at the ACT website.  
All School Band Concert
The All School Band Concert is scheduled for Monday, March 11th at 7pm in the Bethel LBC Sanctuary.
Knowledge Bowl Meet
The Knowledge Bowl Sub-Region meet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th from 8am-2pm at the M-State campus in Fergus Falls, MN.