Hillcrest’s Heroes

Our K3 and K5 students presented a program about superheroes this morning; before it ended, they realized that while superheroes are great, Jesus is our number-one hero in real life.

After the program concluded, the entire Lower School student body and faculty recognized our favorite Hillcrest hero, Mr. Steve! Today is his birthday, and they sang “Happy Birthday” to celebrate his special day and to show him how much we love him.

Meaningful Economics

Last Thursday, March 22nd, 4th and 5th grade students, accompanied by Mrs. Stegall and Mrs. Watts, traveled to Millsaps College to compete in the ME* Competition hosted by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. In the Meaningful Economics Competition, students competed in three areas—basic skills, production, and problem solving. In the basic skills portion, students were tested on their basic knowledge of economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. During production the students were tested on their ability to work together as a team and follow instructions. In the final portion of the competition, the problem solving activity, students were tested on creativity and cooperation by working together to solve a problem and create an advertising campaign.

Congratulations to one of our fourth-grade teams; they placed 1st in the fourth-grade division! They are pictured left to right on the front row—Savannah Morton, Kannon Cowart, Hallie Alexander, and Kayla Epperson, along with their teacher, Mrs. Stegall. Way to go, girls!

District Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to the following Upper School students who attended the District Science Fair at Porter’s Chapel Academy on Wednesday and placed in their class and category:

Back row, L to R: Medicine & Health 2nd place – Terriene Freeman; Behavioral & Social Science 2nd place – Samantha McWilliams; Physics 2nd place – Micah Parkinson; Zoology 3rd place – Skylar Pittman; and Environmental Sciences 1st place – Aaliyah Newsome

Front row, L to R: Math & Computer 1st place – Beth Hammill; Zoology 1st place – Payton McCoy; and Physics 1st place – Caitlyn McNamee

Those who placed 1st or 2nd will advance to the State Science Fair to be held at the Rankin campus of Hinds Community College on Wednesday, April 4th.

Mandatory ACT for 10th & 11th Graders

Tuesday, April 3rd (the day we return to school from Easter break), all sophomores and juniors will take the ACT. Please send $47.00 (checks should be made out to “Hillcrest Christian School”) to Mr. Ritter by next Thursday, March 29th.

For any students who would like to prepare or to see samples of the ACT tests ahead of time, here are a couple of websites which feature practice tests: www.march2success.com and www.perfect36app.com. You must register / sign in to use these sites, but they are free to use.