Hillcrest E-Connect 8/20/16

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Keys to Cultivate Courage
Student Highlight Videos
Final Week to Complete President Search Survey

3 Keys to Cultivate Courage

This is the first of a seven part series outlining simple ways Hillcrest Academy forges virtuous students. Hillcrest's students are not perfect. That is not the goal. The goal is to have a virtuous student who knows grace, and gives it freely. Our culture at Hillcrest is an offering to parents to propel students to a future that honors God and loves man. What students do with their training is out of our control. But it is easy to see that the first building block in virtue, cultivating courage, is an exercise that benefits students and enhances the community. Read the full article here>>
Campus News

Student Highlights

Students moved into the dorms this week. It was a highlight for many to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. A few videos from the weekend were created to capture the moments. Watch the Videos>>

Preston Brings Message

Some students are experiencing culture shock this week. Mr. Preston knows the feeling well. His devotional closing the Welcome Week Huddle devotion times inspired many students as they look to a new year. Watch Mr. Preston's Presentation>>
Principal's Desk

Student Letter Inspires

Sometimes smiles are burned into the minds of Hillcrest faculty and staff. Sometimes, it isn't the smiles, but it's the hard conversations. A recent letter to a staff member highlights the latter. Read the Full Story>>

Culture Analysis

Being a parent is difficult with the world changing so quickly. We use a number of sources to help us stay on top of current trends. One of the favorites by a few staff is BreakPoint. The President of the Colson Center, John Stonestreet, is a regular commentator who has spoken at Hillcrest. Visit BreakPoint>>

Alumni News

Alumna Found Family

Hillcrest became like my family,” said Nhi, softly. “The other school told me about Jesus, but didn’t bring me to Him.” The lifestyle of HLA’s teachers and staff, the interest they took in not only teaching her subjects but investing in her life and budding faith, were irresistible. Read the Full Story>>

New President Search

We would like your feedback! The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy (HLA, Hillcrest) Presidential Search Committee is seeking input on what friends and supporters of Hillcrest would like to see in the next Hillcrest President.  Provide your feedback by August 31, 2016 by responding to the brief survey. Your responses will be confidential. Complete Survey>>

Comet Calendar

Girls Soccer Kicks Off 2016 Sports
The Girls' Soccer team plays Fergus Falls at Kennedy Secondary School in Fergus Falls on Thursday. Keep up to date on Hillcrest Athletics HERE>>
Friday Night Activity
This week's Friday Night Activity is Romans and Christians, a hide-and-seek game with a historical twist. Students will start the game at 8:30pm
Phelps Mill Picnic
Sunday, August 28, Hillcrest is hosting a picnic at Phelps Mill for students and families. Please RSVP to Craig Nersten if you plan to attend (cnersten@ffhillcrest.org)
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