Tomorrow night is the first football game of the 2017 season here at home. Our Cougars will take on Greenville Christian’s Saints beginning at 7:00. We hope to have a huge crowd to support our team, our cheerleaders, and our band, so please come out, and GET FIRED UP!!
Students: We will have our first pep rally tomorrow too with a Mardi Gras theme. Before school starts cheerleaders will be selling masks for 1 dollar, bead necklaces for 25 cents each, and noise makers and tattoos for 50 cents each. Make plans to support your Cougars!
End-of-the-year raffle tickets are on sale now!! Each ticket costs $5, or you can purchase 5 tickets at a discounted price of $20. Some of the prizes available to win are as follows:
- Glock 17 pistol
- Yeti Hopper flip-top cooler
- 3-month membership with massages to the GYM in Byram
- $100 Massage Envy gift card
- Laser Tag Party
- Karaoke Party
- and more!
The drawing for prizes will occur during the Annual Patrons’ meeting on Monday, May 15th. Tickets are on sale now and will be until drawing time. We are asking each Hillcrest family to sell 2 packets. Upper-School families may pick up tickets at the Upper School office. Ticket packets for Lower-School families were sent home with their students last week. If your family has multiple students, you are only requested to sell 2 ticket packets.
Please help support our school, and purchase your chance to win some really great prizes!
It’s almost time for the 2nd Annual Color Us One 5K and Kids’ Fun Run!
Students, Parents and Guardians, Alumni, Runners and Walkers… Come one, come all, and join us Saturday, April 29th, starting at 8:00 AM to support HCS. All you have to do to help out is just have fun! What’s more, the race is not the only activity featured; there will be “bouncy houses” and other games for children, and this year, we’ve even added a craft show. So, if shopping is your “thing,” we’ve got you covered too!
Follow the links under the “Color Us One” sidebar on the right side of this page to sign up, and meet us at the Byram Parkway, starting at The Gym – Byram, on April 29th.
Support the band and save yourself some time; order a smoked pork butt roast. Better yet, order two! These are great for Easter, and you won’t have to worry about preparing a giant ham to feed the family! Even if you don’t plan to use it for Easter, don’t let that stop you; these pork butts are great for freezing and eating later too.
Orders must be placed by Monday, April 3rd, and the pick-up date for the roasts is Good Friday, April 14th. Each one weighs between 7 and 8 pounds (pre-cooked), and they are smoked and ready-to-eat. The cost is $35 per roast. Click here to print out the form, and return it with your payment to Rita Wright in the high school office.
Also, the Uniform Resale Store will have a spring sale on Monday, March 6th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. This is yet another way not only to take care of your family’s needs, but also to support the band so that they may continue to be award-winning representatives of Hillcrest.
As part of their efforts to “make the student section great again,” a group of young men — collectively known as the the HCS Hype Squad — have created themes for each varsity basketball game played at home this season. Along with the night’s theme, they have also written skits which they perform at halftime during the Varsity Boys’ games.
At the last home game, for instance, while “The Andy Griffith Show” theme song played, the Hype Squad paddled a raft out to the middle of the gym floor to catch “the big one.” Unfortunately, the big one pulled back!
If you haven’t seen these guys in action, you still have a couple of chances. The next home game is Tuesday, beginning at 4:00 PM with the Junior Varsity girls. After that, there will only be one more regular home game — senior night — on Tuesday, February 7th. Make sure to come out and catch the games AND the halftime shows!