Hillcrest E-Connect 6/10/2016

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Why Bathrooms Aren't the Problem
HLA Staff Pray over Next School Year
Alumni Keep the Faith

Why Bathrooms Aren't the Problem

A college coed's face was nearly lifeless as pebbles fell from her cheek from where she lay on the ground near a dumpster. An athletic college swimmer stood to attention when two Swedish students biking across campus saw the young man. The swimmer appeared to grope in the dark over a young woman's silhouette in the shadow of a dumpster. The two foreign students called the man to stop before the college swimmer took off running. The swimmer ran because he was performing lewd acts to the unconscious woman. 

The foreign students tackled the young man and held him facedown to the ground before authorities arrived to take the perpetrator into custody. The young man and young women likely carried puzzled looks on their faces over the proceeding hours, trying to make sense of a night gone wrong. The coed likely struggled through stages of grief in overcoming the reality of her abuse. The young man likely scratched his head. He may have been simply practicing what he learned in his California college's orientation. California needs a new handbook, preferably one that teaches virtues. Read the full article>>

Campus News

Staff Pray Over Theme

The staff gathered to pray over the school theme this week. Read more about the the theme for the 2016 school year. Read the Full Story>>

Comets Close Seasons

The Comets set a number of records this season in nearly every sport. Catch how some of them closed their season, and read how an 8th grade student is tarrying into the summer with his Comet jersey. Read the full story>>
Principal's Desk

Forming Healthy Habits

The first weeks out of Hillcrest are hard for everyone. There is a new routine and a longing to reconnect with people who have formed strong habits in the hearts of students and staff. Find out some of the steps Hillcrest takes to help students develop healthy habits that you can repeat at home through the summer.  Read the Article>>

Remembering Growth

Some of the coolest things at Hillcrest are when students stepup to lead. During Prayer Day this happend alot. Watch a quick highlight that shows this. Watch the Video>>

Alumni News

Alumni Keep Faith

60-80% of teens leave their faith in college. Read how Hillcrest Alumni aren't. Read the Full Story>>

Egge Shares HLA Vision

"This staff, under President Brue, is so well rehearsed that all I have to do is pick up the baton and they will play the piece," Joel Egge noted as he assumed a role as Hillcrest's interim President. Read more of interim President Joel Egge's address from Hillcrest's 2016 graduation>> 

Comet Calendar

Open Gym
Hillcrest's Athletic Department is conducting open gym for athletes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. Please note that June 13-22 there will not be open gym because the gym floor is being refinished.
Hillcrest-Eleva Strum Basketball Camp
Hillcrest is hosting the Eleva-Strum Basketball Camp from June 26-29. Register by contacting Gregg Preston (gpreston@ffhillcrest.org)
School Prayer Time
Hillcrest is hosting a special school prayer time June 24 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
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