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January 27 2014

In This Issue

President's Desk
• Hillcrest Pictures
• Video Highlights
• Creative Comets
• College Corner
• Around the Castle

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President's Desk

President Steve Brue introduces the second-half of the year by looking back, looking around and looking ahead. In his President's Blog update you will have the opportunity to see some highlight videos from 2013 as well as read an update coming from the office of the president.

To view the video and read the commentary please visit the President's Blog.

Student Life in Pictures

Throughout the year Hillcrest works to capture student experiences. Videos and pictures tend to best capture expressions and excitement from students. 

Facebook houses all photos taken by students for parents. These pictures are easy to browse through facebook's photostream. We invite you to check out some of the happenings around the campus this year by sifting through pictures from Hillcrest.

To view the pictures please visit Hillcrest Academy's Facebook Page.

Hillcrest Highlights

The busyness of classes and dorm activities halts on game nights. Students find themselves cheering friends to victory in Basketball, joining with cheerleaders in the process.

Some of the excitement is captured by students who work to recreate the emotion of games through highlight videos. The most recent highlight endeavor shows some of the anticipation mixed-in with the fast-paced movement of the game.

To view the most recent piece please visit Hillcrest's Video Blog.

Creative Comets

Snow Days are frequent in the second semester at Hillcrest. Dorm students are creative in how they handle their days without classes. Last week Senior Zoey Schweitzer organized a few current and former students to record a song in a stairwell at Hillcrest. The unplugged session is part of a composite Zoey has put together during her time at Hillcrest.

The song pictured is a recorded cover from a band Zoey has been listening to lately. The band has performed a number of selections on Youtube in remote locations with as an acoustic recording. Zoey wanted to find out if she could replicate their artistic expression. See if Zoey succeeded by watching the video in our Student Video Blog.

College Corner

The ACT exam season is speeding-up for Junior and Senior students. We encourage parents of Sophomore and Freshman students to also view the resources listed below. If you have questions please contact Ruth Juliot (218.739.3371 |
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Monday/Wednesday Class, March 26 - April 9
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Tuesday/Thursday Class, March 27 - April 10
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ACT Live Online Review: Strategies & Review (3 hrs)  (more info)

Available Dates:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, February 1, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, March 1, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, April 5, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Cost: $39.95

ACT Live Online Review: Math Tier I (3 hrs) (more info)

Available Dates:
Monday, January 20, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Friday, January 31, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Monday, March 24, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Friday, April 4, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME 

Cost: $39.95

ACT Live Online Review: Math Tier II (3 hrs) (more info)

Available Dates:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, February 1, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CENTRAL TIME

Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Around the Castle

Sports Activities
This week is heavy with athletic competition at Hillcrest. Please check practice and game times to cheer on your Comets by visiting the Athletics Page>>.
Jr. High Spelling Bee
The Jr. High Spelling Bee is hosted Wednesday, January 29 in the Hillcrest Chapel. 
Key Club Meeting
Hillcrest's Key Club service group is busy scheduling fundraisers for Compassion International. Their meeting on Tuesday at 2:20pm will work to finalize details.
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