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.
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.
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.
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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.