Three More Days!

They’ve nearly done it… All their hard work is about to pay off… Three more days of high school are all they have remaining, and then the members of the Class of 2018 will be on their way to bigger and better things!

Here are several important dates and reminders:

  • Senior Chapel will take place this Friday, April 27, beginning at 8:55 AM.
  • Senior Exams are next week, Monday through Wednesday (April 30 – May 2) during regular class periods: 1st & 2nd period Monday, 3rd & 4th Tuesday, 5th & makeups Wednesday.
  • Baccalaureate practice will take place Friday, May 4, beginning at 1:30 PM at Wynndale Baptist Church.
  • Class Day / Passing the Torch practice will take place Monday, May 7, at 10:00 AM in the high school gym.
  • Baccalaureate is Monday night, May 7, beginning at 6:30 PM at Wynndale Baptist Church; seniors must arrive no later than 6:00 PM.
  • Class Day / Passing the Torch is Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 8:45 AM; seniors must arrive by 8:10 AM. Juniors will also participate in this and must attend school regularly.
  • Graduation practice is Thursday, May 10, beginning at 1:00 PM at Country Woods Baptist Church.
  • THE BIG MOMENT, Graduation begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 11, at Country Woods Baptist Church; seniors must arrive by 6:00 PM.

Finally, Seniors, if you have not turned in your letter of college acceptance or any of your community service hours (10 per year of high school), please get those to Mr. Ritter as soon as possible. You will not receive a diploma until you do so.

Summer Athletics Practice Schedules

As this school year draws to a close, and we begin to think (fondly and expectantly!) about the summer break, our student-athletes are bound to have questions about summer practices for their sports. Our coaching staff has already prepared this information, which you may find posted in the sidebar on the right, under “ATHLETIC SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULES.”

New Computer Course Offerings

As Upper School students continue to think about the courses they need and want to take during the next school year, we would like to point out a new technology offering that we hope many of them will sign up for: Computer science classes will unlock a new future for students. In our modern world, it’s no longer enough to learn how to use technology; learning what goes into building technology is a foundational skill. No matter what career a student wants to pursue, a background in computer science will be relevant. In our new classes, students will begin to create programs, games, and apps that can help their communities today! Whether they build a game for a younger sibling, create an app that keeps track of a family schedule, or make a webpage to organize a community event, students will learn the basics of the technology that’s changing the world.

One Spirit, One Sound Concert Band

Hillcrest’s concert band performed in the MAIS competition held last Thursday at Jackson Prep. Under the leadership of new director Nolan Jones — who has only been “at the helm” for approximately 2 months — the band showed its adaptability and skill, and they came away with an overall rating of 2, which is considered to be “excellent.” Congratulations to all!!