Girls’ Volleyball Serves Up Fun

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Girls’ volleyball is the most recent addition to the HCS athletics program; our first team was formed in 2012. In just a few short years at Hillcrest, this sport has become extremely popular among our students, with nearly 40 girls in grades 6 through 12 now participating.

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Next week — Monday and Tuesday — all Cougar Volleyball teams will play their last 2 matches for the season.  Both games are away, at MRA and at Prep, respectively.  This would be a great time to go support our athletes, especially if you haven’t seen them in action yet, and cheer them on to a Win!

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Hillcrest Elects Homecoming Maids

Homecoming week starts Monday!  This year’s theme is a “Classic Homecoming.”  The entire week will be packed with fun activities for the student body, including dress-up days, games for class competition, floats, dances, and parades featuring, among others, beautiful maids.

The HCS student body recently elected the following young ladies to represent their classes on the 2016 Homecoming Court:

Freshman Maids –  Addie Cothern & Aliza Williams

Sophomore Maids – Sarah Grace Brownlee & Emily Lewis

Junior Maids – Jaylan Brown & Lauren Horton

Senior Maids –  Madelyn Banks, Skylar Patterson & Emily Smith, Band Maid – Anna Tilghman, and Football Maid – Ansley Myers

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Pictured from left to right: Anna Tilghman, Lauren Horton, Sarah Grace Brownlee, Jaylan Brown, Emily Lewis, Madelyn Banks, Emily Smith, Ansley Myers, Addie Cothern, Skylar Patterson, and Aliza Williams

Don’t forget about the football game Friday night!  We hope to have a record crowd of students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and friends, and just-plain-old sports fans to support our Cougars.

Mu Alpha Theta Inducts Members and Associates

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Pictured here are the sponsors and the first members of Hillcrest’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the honor society for mathematics; they were officially inducted into membership during chapel today. High school students in grades 9 through 12 who have completed the equivalent of three years of college-preparatory mathematics are eligible. Then, they must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average overall in mathematics.

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Those who are currently enrolled in a third-year college-preparatory math course are Associates.  They are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership who will be fully inducted once they successfully complete geometry and maintain the required GPA.

Congratulations to these hard-working scholars for their impressive achievement!

Varsity Football Team Leads by Serving

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On Thursday, September 15, the Cougar Varsity Football team served at the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson and helped pack boxes for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).  The goal of this program is to improve the health of low-income elderly persons by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods recommended by the USDA.

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Students Apply Skills in Lab

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According to the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), since the nineteenth century “Laboratory instruction was considered essential because it provided training in observation, supplied detailed information, and aroused pupils’ interest.”  Hillcrest Christian School has a distinct advantage over many other schools in the metro Jackson area because our Upper-School science classrooms feature well-equipped labs.

Labs are an essential component of upper-school science classes at Hillcrest.  HCS instructors understand that the ultimate goal of learning is not simply knowing facts, but being able to prove understanding of one’s knowledge through application.  The laboratory setting gives students the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice in a supervised and controlled setting.

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