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September 21 2015

In This Issue

Principal's Desk
• Union Open House
• Girls' Soccer Growth
• Community Time
• Devotional Impact
• Homecoming Weekend
• Around the Castle

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Classroom Impact in the Real World

Last week was typical, but atypical as well. Teachers were found starting classes with meaningful devotions. Some shared personal experiences that tied into lessons. Others took classes through an introduction to a book of the Bible or devotional series. For Gregg Preston's history class, they heard of his alma mater and a new issue they're championing, and his story had ripple effects outside Hillcrest's halls.

To read the story, please CLICK HERE>>

Student Union Open House

Hillcrest is hosting an open house during Homecoming week. The activity will show friends and family the completed Student Union, Hillcrest's newest addition to the campus.

The new building was renovated this summer. Located in the heart of the campus, the area is quickly becoming the new place to be for students, housing the dining hall, campus coffee house, and a great location for studying and hanging out on weekends.

Families are invited to attend a free lunch from 11am-1pm on Saturday, September 26, with a dedication ceremony at 12pm.

Ladies' Soccer Shows Great Improvement

There is a lot to cheer for at Hillcrest this fall. Students in hallways are singing new songs rehearsed in choir. Big ideas are fleshed-out in Chapel as teachers dig deep into the minds of students and pull out complex thoughts using curriculum. Fall sports are revealing the character of Hillcrest's student body and resilience is a good descriptor.

Hillcrest's girls soccer is taking large strides in improvement. Their first game was played after a couple short weeks of practice. Hosting a cross-town match against the Fergus Falls Otter, Hillcrest fell 3-0 in the opener.

To read the full story, CLICK HERE>>

Community Time: a Highlight for All

Students gathered for Community Time during the faculty meeting and prayer time. While teachers and staff prayed over students, students were gathering to compete in games and play get-to-know-you games. These activities are part of what makes Hillcrest a top ranked Christian boarding high school.

To watch the Community Time highlight, and other highlights, CLICK HERE>>

Devotions Make Academic and Personal Impact

Gregg Preston introduces students to the first chapter of Mark after some assigned reading. His explanation is Gospel centered and is a small piece on why and how Hillcrest is a top ranked Christian boarding high school.

To watch the introduction, please CLICK HERE>>

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekend kicksoff on Friday, September 25 at 5:30pm. Friends and family are invited to attend a tailgating party before the homecoming football game versus Park Christian at 7pm.

Saturday, September 26 the entire community is invited to the new Student Union for a free lunch from 11am-1pm. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 12pm.

Around the Castle

Homecoming Athletics
Homecoming is a busy with athletics. To catch the schedule, view the SPORTS CALENDAR>>
Football Tailgating
Friday, September 25 at 5:30pm Hillcrest is hosting a pulled pork tailgating party on the football field. 
Homecoming Football Game
Friday, September 25 at 7pm, on the Hillcrest Football Field, the Comets play the Park Christian Falcons for the Homecoming game.
Rock and Bowl
From 9:30pm-12am on Friday, September 25, students are invited to Northern Aire Lanes for the annual Rock and Bowl Party.
Student Union Open House
Saturday, September 26 from 11am-1pm, a free lunch offered in the Student Union for the Union Open House. The dedication is at 12pm.
Worship Night
Saturday, September 26  at 7:30pm, HLA staff are joining forces with the student worship team to provide a worship night for the school.
Teacher Extension/Mid-quarter
Monday, September 28 there are no classes at Hillcrest to mark teacher extension day. The day marks the mid-quarter.
Band and Choir Retreat
Saturday, October 3 from 7-10pm is a band and choir retreat. A bonfire followed by team building will be held at the Jahr house.
Jr. High Envirothon
Wednesday, October 7 from 9am-1pm the Junior High class will participate in the local Envirothon at Prairie Wetlands.
Fall Honors Music Festival
On Friday, October 9 select band and choir members will participate in the district Fall Honors Music Festival at MSUM.
Fall Music Concert
The fall Music concert is Saturday, October 10 at 7pm at Bethel church.
MEA Weekend
Thursday and Friday, October 15 and 16, is the Minnesota Educators Association weekend. There are no classes Thursday and Friday.
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