Hillcrest E-Connect 6/24/16

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In This Issue

Teachers Meet for Prayer Meeting
Comets Represent at All-Star Game
Moving From Caretaker to Coach

Christian Education Offers Better Lessons in Tolerance

Students in public schools are receiving a miseducation in tolerance thanks to a new mandate from the State Department. President Barak Obama decreed schools need to grant unfettered access to school facilities for students who choose their gender. The act speaks against discrimination, calling for greater tolerance in how students self-identifying as transgender participate in school.

The move is seen as a lesson in tolerance. This tolerance holds stiff intolerance for opposing views. It cites the civil rights era and references Title IX for legal authority. A backlash from critics with a traditional view of sexuality is being cast as intolerant. What the mandate needs is an education in tolerance.
Campus News

A Comet All-Star

Megan Aasness wasn't finished with softball when her team packed up the bags and threw the bats into storage last month. Aasness was selected to Minnesota's All-Star softball team.  Read the Full Story>>

A Student's Open Letter

We're being taught that religions and worldviews aren’t walls that need to be argued and dismantled because there’s a hole in each one with a string pulled through to make everyone connected. Everyone's ideas are equal in spite of their foundation and consequences. If it seems too good to be true it’s because it is, for teenagers at least. Read the full letter>>
Principal's Desk

Caretaker to Coach

During a meeting with a parent a Hillcrest staff member referenced this post buried in Hillcrest's archives. The move from caretaker to coach is challenging for parents. Here are some tips we found as we support families in this move.  Read the article>>

A Culture Translator

One of the best resources Hillcrest uses to stay on top of teen culture is Axis Worldview's Culture Translator. Every week they hit the top 3 trends in teen culture with a 250-350 word explanation with links to research it more. It's a simple and easy way to see what's in front of our students. Read past culture posts from AXIS>>

Alumni News

Share Your Connection

The Hillcrest Connection posts online each term. Sometimes you want to share stories or perspectives with friends. This is an easy way to do that. Read the Connection Online>>

Watch Grad Weekend

Did you miss grad weekend? We recorded it for you. Catch Senior Class Night and Commencement in our LiveStream archive. Watch Grad Weekend Online>>

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 July 29 at 7pm in the Hillcrest chapel. All parents, students, and friends of Hillcrest are invited to attend. 
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