Band students, please notice the OSOS 2018-19 Calendar posted under “Upcoming Events” on the sidebar of this home page.  Just click on it to see a full listing of all dates for this summer and upcoming school year.

Patton Receives Baseball Scholarship

Congratulations to Bradford Patton, recent graduate of the Class of 2018! He signed with Tougaloo College this morning to play baseball for the Bulldogs.

Bradford with his family and Headmaster Dr. Buchanan

Bradford was team captain for the Hillcrest Cougars during the 2017 – 2018 season, and he had a batting average of .405; he also was chosen as First Team, All District. Coach Nathan Foreman calls Patton a “great leader,” and states that he will be a great addition to the Tougaloo Bulldogs’ team.

Bradford signs as his family and coaches look on

Computer Camp!

Kids, join us for Computer Camp this summer! It is July 16-20 and located in the Lower School computer lab. Only $40 for currently enrolled Cougar Care students and $65 for students not enrolled in Cougar Care. 1st through 3rd graders will meet from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4th through 6th grades will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This is the grade you have completed.

Complete the registration form with this link, Computer Camp, or call the school office, and bring your money on July 16. Sign up early because we are limited to the first 25 students. Can’t wait to see you for a fun time learning more about computers and computer science!

Our Condolences

The Hillcrest Christian School family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the students, faculty, staff, and families of Jackson Academy, in their loss of senior Frances Fortner, one day before her high school graduation.

Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Student Spotlight – Joseph Moss, Valedictorian

Joseph Moss — known as “JoJo” among his peers — has been a Cougar since ninth grade; in his 4 years at Hillcrest, he has been active in a wide range of clubs and athletics. JoJo has played football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, and he has been on the track and field team. He has also been a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Outside of school, JoJo still finds time for other activities he enjoys, such as hunting and playing guitar. He feels it is important to be optimistic and a leader in everything he does so that he can “lead others to accomplish great things too and to better themselves.”

Throughout his relatively short time at Hillcrest, Moss has had many opportunities for making memories; going to the playoffs with the football team during his sophomore year was a favorite for him. His favorite teacher, Coach Horner, has also added to JoJo’s memories, because in every class and every occasion, he has shown that “He loves us students and wants so badly for us to know God’s love for us.” Showing God’s love to others is important to JoJo too; his advice to his peers is, “Never look for your satisfaction in anything in this world. The world is temporary, but God is eternal.” His favorite Bible verse, 2 Corinthians 4:18, reflects this same theme: ” So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Moss loves these words because they “remind us that the bad things in this world won’t last, and the good things are outdone by God’s glory.”

JoJo has been accepted to Mississippi State University, where he intends to major in biochemistry. After that, he hopes to attend the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and then eventually to open his own veterinary clinic.