Parent Update | February 2, 2014

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Student Life Update
Chapel Testimony
Dorm Buffalo Wings
• Christian Ed. Night
Hillcrest Connection
Around the Castle

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Student Life Update

Dormitory Director Craig Nersten has some activities up his sleeve this weekend and for the month of February. The January Broomball league has been a hit, and the February league looks to expand the number of players and teams. Buffalo Wild Wings was a great bonding activity for the dorm guys and more Friday night activities are planned. 

To see a full update of upcoming activities please visit the Campus Ministries Page>>.

Chapel Testimony

Senior Zoey Schweitzer wrestled with her decision to attend Hillcrest. A gifted dancer and passionate leader in her community, Zoey elected Hillcrest's Christian instruction inspite of her accomplished position. Looking back she has gained so much through her two years at Hillcrest.

Zoey shared her experience, touching on the tough decisions to leave her accomplishments, in Hillcrest's Friday worship chapel. We invite you to hear Zoey's testimony, where she shows students a snippet of her dancing prowess, on Hillcrest's Campus Ministries Page>>

Man-Night at Buffalo Wild Wings

Throughout the course of the year students have some unique experiences at Hillcrest. The annual Buffalo Wild Wings night for the guys dorm is no exception. 

Boarding the bus on Wednesday united the nations at Hillcrest as the guys dorm traveled to all you can eat wing night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead, Minnesota. Trying their luck with the spiciest wings, many students feel they crossed a threshold to manhood.

We invite you to catch a quick glimpse of the fun had by the boys dorm in this week's highlight video on Hillcrest's Video Blog>>.

Christian Ed. Night

Hillcrest has a long tradition of Christian Education in the Fergus Falls area. Started as a haven for students to wrestle-out their faith, Hillcrest has a renewed vision as it nears 100 years of educating students with a Christian worldview.

Next Saturday, February 8th, Hillcrest is inviting area Christian schools and Sunday schools to celebrate Christian education. Hillcrest plays host to a double-header versus Park Christian, a partner in equipping students with a Biblically-based perspective. The games begin at 1pm with the Junior Varsity and will commence with the Varsity games at 4 and 5:30pm. 

Pastor Kirk Militzer from Triumph LBC in Moorhead will join Pastor Rich Iverson from Bethel LBC in Fergus Falls in guest announcing both the girls and boys varsity games. The two will coordinate a half-time 3-point shootout where $1 earns participants the chance to shoot a 3-pointer for a 2-liter of pop. Proceeds will be split between Park Christian and Hillcrest's short-term mission teams that travel in 2014.

We invite all parents, alumni and friends of Hillcrest to join us in celebrating Christian Education through the afternoon of basketball. The game will be LiveStreamed for alumni and friends unable to travel to the gym on Saturday, February 8th. The game can be seen online at the LiveStream Events Page>>

Hillcrest Connection

Hillcrest's connection to alumni and current families is best seen through the Hillcrest Connection. Publishing frequently from Hillcrest's Alumni Department, the magazine includes special interest stories from current students while highlighting specific accomplishments by alumni. 

The recent Hillcrest Connection magazine includes an update from the Fresh Breeze Campaign in addition to student testimonies and presentation of the diverse student body currently at Hillcrest. We invite you to read this publication online at the Hillcrest Connection Webpage>>.

Around the Castle

NAEP Testing for 8th Graders
Monday, February 3rd the 8th grade students will participate in a select group of students nationwide who are taking the NAEP assessment exam.
Sports Activities
Weekend double-headers are highlights both this weekend and next weekend. To follow the athletics schedule for the week please visit the Athletics Page>>.
AMC Math Competition
The AMC Math competition is held Tuesday, February 4th. Select students participate in the math exam held in The Union on Tuesday morning.
Senior High Knowledge Bowl
Tuesday, February 4th the Senior High Knowledge bowl team travels to Zion church in Fergus Falls for a home meet.  
SAT Registration Deadline
The March 8th SAT registration deadline is Friday, February 7th. To register online please visit the SAT exam website>>
ACT Test
Saturday, February 8th the ACT exam will be given at Hillcrest Academy. 
Christian Ed. Night
Saturday, February 8th marks Christian Ed. Night. The Basketball team plays Park Christian as festivities begin at 1pm with the JV games and 4pm for the Varsity games in the Student Activities Center.
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