Hillcrest E-Connect 8/19/17

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Depression Era Teacher Impacted by Student Growth
Opening Picnic Highlight Video
Challenging Lesson from Gregg Preston
Power of Christian Education 75 Years Later

S.L. Klyvie was a Hillcrest instructor who started on staff in the 1920s. The Depression forced him to find employment elsewhere as the school continued to operate with a slimed-down staff. Klyvie returned following the economic downturn to instruct high school students who impacted him in their spiritual growth, calling him to see the significance of a Biblically-based Christ-centered education for eternal significance. 

Depression Era Instructor Impacted by Spiritual Growth

Kylve would go on to note that this change didn’t impact the spiritual emphasis of the school, but more was a remark to the age of the students who were attending the school at that time. It was said that one could be as godly as seventeen as at twenty-seven, but he would express his Christian faith and life somewhat differently. READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>



Students Move In

Students moved into the dorms this week, spending significant time with Hillcrest's incredible staff as they build new friendships that will last a lifetime. Watch this quick highlight video to see the faces of Hillcrest's 2017-18 student body. WATCH THE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO>>


Summer Lessons

Gregg Preston opened the school year with a special presentation to Hillcrest students in the Team Hillcrest gathering that occurred each night during Welcome Week. WATCH MR. PRESTON'S MESSAGE HERE>>


A Message Still True

Hillcrest instructors have sacrificed wealth, comfort, and economic stability over they years to bring a life-giving message through education to students. To many, their message feels outmoded, but a 1940 yearbook message from one teacher sheds light on why Christian education is invaluable. READ THE ARTICLE>>
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