The new requirements require cultural competency training. Cultural competency sounds like a good thing. It sounds like the goal is to have a greater understanding of the various backgrounds of students and families served to help them achieve. There seem to be a respect of others while all are moving toward higher academic achievement. Unfortunately, the new requirements show this doesn’t appear to be the cultural competency they’re requiring.
You can hear their singing down the hall on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. The doors to the chapel are propped a bit. That's where the sound escapes and rushes down the hallways. It’s a movement of the Spirit of God that is gracing Hillcrest three times per week before school begins.
Hillcrest launched a competitive math team after a student researched the competitions. A few meetings followed with Hillcrest’s guidance counselor, Principal Isaac, and the math department at Hillcrest. After registering for the competitions with the Minnesota State High School Leauge (MSHSL), Hillcrest ventured to their first competition, excited to see how they stacked up against the competition.