Homecoming week starts Monday! This year’s theme is a “Classic Homecoming.” The entire week will be packed with fun activities for the student body, including dress-up days, games for class competition, floats, dances, and parades featuring, among others, beautiful maids.
The HCS student body recently elected the following young ladies to represent their classes on the 2016 Homecoming Court:
Freshman Maids – Addie Cothern & Aliza Williams
Sophomore Maids – Sarah Grace Brownlee & Emily Lewis
Junior Maids – Jaylan Brown & Lauren Horton
Senior Maids – Madelyn Banks, Skylar Patterson & Emily Smith, Band Maid – Anna Tilghman, and Football Maid – Ansley Myers
Don’t forget about the football game Friday night! We hope to have a record crowd of students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and friends, and just-plain-old sports fans to support our Cougars.
Pictured here are the sponsors and the first members of Hillcrest’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the honor society for mathematics; they were officially inducted into membership during chapel today. High school students in grades 9 through 12 who have completed the equivalent of three years of college-preparatory mathematics are eligible. Then, they must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average overall in mathematics.
Those who are currently enrolled in a third-year college-preparatory math course are Associates. They are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership who will be fully inducted once they successfully complete geometry and maintain the required GPA.
Congratulations to these hard-working scholars for their impressive achievement!
On Thursday, September 15, the Cougar Varsity Football team served at the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson and helped pack boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The goal of this program is to improve the health of low-income elderly persons by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods recommended by the USDA.
According to the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), since the nineteenth century “Laboratory instruction was considered essential because it provided training in observation, supplied detailed information, and aroused pupils’ interest.” Hillcrest Christian School has a distinct advantage over many other schools in the metro Jackson area because our Upper-School science classrooms feature well-equipped labs.
Labs are an essential component of upper-school science classes at Hillcrest. HCS instructors understand that the ultimate goal of learning is not simply knowing facts, but being able to prove understanding of one’s knowledge through application. The laboratory setting gives students the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice in a supervised and controlled setting.
Rumor had it that these girls weren’t going to win a single game this season, but the negative people who made this prediction must have forgotten to tell the 2016 Lady Cougars softball team. They may be a young group, still figuring out all the “ins and outs” of working together, but these young ladies appear to be fast learners, and they play to win. This was most evident in their tournament this past weekend; the Lady Cougars went 2 – 0 with wins over Newton and Central Hinds.
Their next home game is Monday versus Copiah; both the junior varsity and varsity teams will play.