Junior-Senior Prom 2019

Parents, please click HERE to read a letter which details important procedures and behavioral expectations for Prom. This letter is also being given to all Hillcrest juniors and seniors.

Only Senior parents are invited to see the Senior Walk; you may arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 PM in order to watch and take pictures. Please do not bring extended family or friends, as space is limited. Parents must wait outside until time for the Senior Walk to begin, and must leave IMMEDIATELY after it is over. Bruckner’s will also be at Prom taking professional pictures; if you would like to purchase these, have your child get an envelope from Mrs. Browning or Mrs. Bridges, and send it on Prom night with a check made out for the correct amount.

Finally, don’t forget to order your Prom t-shirts by Monday, April 8th! Click HERE for the order form; absolutely no late orders will be accepted.

More Student successes


Sophomore Taylor Breaux has been selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University in Washington, D.C, in June. He will be one of only 300 students from across the country to participate in a week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Breaux was chosen based on academic accomplishments and his interest in the sciences and conservation studies.
Congratulations to District Science Fair Participants: Aaliyah Newsome placed 1st in Class 5 Environmental; Caitlyn McNamee placed 1st in Class 4 Environmental; Beth Hammill placed 2nd in Class 4 Earth/Space; and Austin Myers placed 2nd in Class 4 Chemistry. They all qualified to go to the State MAIS Science Fair in April.
Congratulations to Envirothon Team A: Jared Bewley, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Emily Lewis, Gage Mitchell, Aaliyah Newsome, and alternate Sam Brownlee. They took 1st place overall at district competition, as well as 1st place in Aquatics, Wildlife, and Current Issues. They will compete at the State level at the end of April.
Senior Zoe Williams recently served as a junior page for the Mississippi State Senate, assisting in its day-to-day operations by running errands for officials and other staff.

3rd-Quarter Report Cards Are Ready

Parents, remember that Hillcrest has “gone digital” with report cards and no longer mails paper copies to homes. In order to access your child’s report card, please follow these instructions:

Log in to MSP, and hover over “Modules” in the blue bar at the top of the page.

A light blue, larger bar should appear below. Under “Academics,” click on “Report Cards.”

A new screen appears, and on the right side of the box is this icon:

Click on that to download your child’s report card.

Once the file has downloaded completely, you may simply view it on your computer screen, or you may print it.

Star Student Shines

Sarah Grace Brownlee has been named Hillcrest’s STAR Student for the 2018-2019 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. Established in 1965, the purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students & teachers in Mississippi through its Education Celebration. Their theme this year is “Reach For The Stars,” and Sarah Grace will be honored during the annual Education Celebration on April 11 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This is a prestigious event co-sponsored by well-known corporations such as AT&T, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, Nissan North America, Inc., Walmart, and many more, as well as by MEC members from local communities across the state.

Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence. Both ACT scores and scholastic averages are used to determine each school’s STAR Student. Each STAR Student is then asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the one who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement. Sarah Grace chose Mrs. Lindsey Noble, her 11th-and-12th-grade English teacher, as her STAR Teacher.

Over 650 STAR Students and Teachers will be recognized at the Celebration. The top 20 students –The ALL-STAR Scholars – will receive scholarships, and their STAR Teachers will receive monetary awards provided by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation. The highlight of the Education Celebration will be the naming of the Mississippi ALL-STAR Scholar for 2018-2019 school year, winner of the coveted $24,000 Cook Foundation Scholarship.