Band Blasts Competition

Congratulations to the One Spirit One Sound band for their all-superior performances in two recent marching competitions!  At the Copiah Marching Competition OSOS took 2nd place overall and best percussion; then, at this past weekend’s Wayne County Marching Competition they took 2nd place in their class.

This year’s field show is called “iBand,” and you have one more opportunity to see it if you haven’t yet: the band will perform in the MAIS Marching Competition at Jackson Academy on Saturday, November 4th.

Lower School Book Fair

Book Fair is always a favorite time of year for our Lower School students, and to kick off this year’s event, students were greeted by Clifford, the big red dog!

Parents: On Wednesday, October 4th, you are encouraged to join us before school begins that day to participate in Family Day, where you can enter your student’s name for a chance to win books, posters, and other prizes. The book fair will be available in the Lower School library through Tuesday, October 10th.

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”

Water girls are unofficial members — some might even call them the “unsung heroes” — of the Cougar football team.  They may not practice with the boys, but these dedicated ladies are there for every game, not just to ensure that players stay hydrated, but to support the team in a wide variety of ways.  For instance, sometimes they help the athletic trainer with taping ankles, and they can often be seen running up and down the field to find equipment.  Most of all, however, they get an insider’s view of the game, which allows them to form special bonds with “the boys.”  It’s a role they perform happily, and the Cougar family is thankful for their willingness to serve.

from L to R: Ashley Myers, Sandy Myers, & Kayla Tate

Class Ring Craze

Excitement was in the air this morning as members of the Class of 2019 picked up the class rings they ordered at the end of their sophomore year.  Pictured below are just a few who were happy to display their Cougar spirit.

Senior Caravan

In keeping with a long-standing Hillcrest tradition, many members of the Class of 2018 participated in a Senior Caravan before school started this morning, riding around the upper school parking lot , honking their horns, and waving to underclassmen in order to celebrate a successful end to their “last first week of high school.”