Hillcrest is proud to welcome the following new faces to our faculty this year; they are able and ready to deliver wisdom and energy to our Cougar students!
BACK ROW, from L to R: Nolan Jones – Band Director and Music teacher; Marietta Hall – Sixth Grade; Mary Beth Davis – English and Jr. High Bible; Chris Halbach – High School Bible and Football Coach; Anna Simmons – Fourth Grade; Brett Warren – Football Coach and History; Kelsey Hanson – K5; Sarah Clark – Art FRONT ROW, L to R: Libby Davis – Sixth Grade; and Carla Beard – K3
What a great start to a new school year! We began the week with our football team and cheerleaders greeting lower-school students, and helping them carry supplies and find their classrooms.
Upper-school students were updated on important school rules and procedures by their Student Council/Class Officers during an assembly which ended with a school-wide prayer led by Dr. Buchanan and a reminder from Coach Warren and the football team that Hillcrest is more than just a school… It’s a FAMILY!
Finally, the Senior Class had their first Caravan around campus, setting the tone for a spirit-filled school year.
We can’t wait to see what fun and fellowship the rest of the 2018/2019 school year will bring!
Students in grades 7 through 12 will pick up their class schedules for the school year Tuesday morning, August 7th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This will coincide with New Student Orientation at the Upper School beginning at 10:00 AM and will give students a chance to find their classes and lockers, and to greet their teachers. Student Council members will be stationed at tables in the front foyer of the administration building that morning to pass schedules out.
The school counselor has spent a great many hours during the summer break consulting faculty, checking transcripts, and ensuring that each of our students is on track to meet all requirements for graduation, along with standards set forth by our accreditation bodies and by NCAA (for those planning to play sports at the college level). At the same time, every effort has been made to accommodate student course choices; remember, however, that Hillcrest is a small private school, and classes may not exactly reflect expectations, but they will always work toward the goal of preparing our students for college and career. As a result, please be aware that the master schedule has been set — books are ordered, teachers have studied and prepared — so there will be no schedule changes (per administrative direction), other than for the following exceptions:
- Student has been placed into a class which he/she has already taken
- Student wishes to drop or add an extracurricular activity — athletics or band — which meets during a specific class period
These changes may only take place within the first week after school has begun, and students must fill out a request.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, August 7th, and then to kick off another great school year bright and early on Wednesday, August 8th!
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 8th!
Students — both current and new: Don’t forget that the time to complete your summer reading is quickly coming to an end. For Upper-School students, tests on the assigned novels will be administered on Monday, August 13, (and Monday, August 20, if two novels are required).