Hillcrest E-Connect 8/26/16

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Hillcrest Program Prepares Prudent Pupils
Student Highlight Videos
Final Week to Complete President Search Survey

2 Keys to Preparing a Prudent Pupil

Many students are preparing for school in the coming weeks. Hillcrest students already have a week under their belt, and it is easy to see the difference it is making on the students. Many have had their ideas challenged. They are working out how to live in a tight-knit community of people who make mistakes. They need wisdom. They need prudence. And Hillcrest's program is used by God to build the four cardinal virtues. Today, I show you two steps to prepare a prudent pupil. Read the full article here>>
Campus News

Student Highlights

Students experienced their first fun-filled weekend at Hillcrest. The student life group organized an olympic weekend that was filled with games, laughter, and fun in the water. Watch the Videos>>

School Store Online

Hillcrest is working with local retailers to provide an online school store. The apparel in the online store is designed specifically for parents and alumni, while the on-campus store is organized by Hillcrest's marketing class for student apparel. Visit the Online Store>>
Principal's Desk

Inside the Classroom

With the push of a button or the click of a mouse, our eyes are filled with images of terrorism, starving refugees, and natural disasters. On Day 1 of Gregg Preston’s Global Studies class, he asked each student to tell him what threat they considered most concerning in the world today. Read the Full Story>>

Comet Quintessence

At Hillcrest we believe there are five quintessential aspects of our school experience that impact every student. We define these as friends, faith, academics, athletics, and mission. We will begin outlining each of those in a series of blog posts. The first one posted a while ago speaking to mission. Read the Full Article>> 

Alumni News

Hillcrest is Unique Place

How should we think of Christian Education? Many people have offered answers. Here is another. It is worth your consideration (for your own thinking) and may well be a foundational concept for schools like Hillcrest. 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 Football team is holding their annual scrimmage at HLA today at 8:30am. Keep up to date on Hillcrest Athletics HERE>>
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)
Friday Night Activity
Students will dress to get wet this Friday as they prep for the dorm water wars beginning at 8pm
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