Important: Adjusted 9 Weeks’ Exam Schedule

Hard to believe, but this is the eighth week of school already, and Upper School students will be taking first term exams next week.  However, all juniors and seniors are also scheduled to take the ACT on Tuesday, October 3rd.  As a result, we have had to make some adjustments to our usual exam schedule in order to accommodate all of our students.  Please find the adjusted exam schedule as follows:

Monday, Oct. 2nd – 1st and 5th period exams

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd –  7th period exam  (Juniors and Seniors will take the ACT all morning.)

Wednesday, Oct. 4th – 2nd and 4th period exams

Thursday, Oct. 5th – 3rd and 6th period exams

Friday, Oct. 6th and Monday, Oct. 9th are school holidays – Fall Break

Please remember that every day next week is a full, regular day of school.  These are 9 weeks’ exams, not semester, and these exams are given within a normal 50-minute class period.

Homecoming Court 2017

Congratulations to all of the young ladies who were elected by their classmates to represent Hillcrest as members of the 2017 Homecoming Court.

And, a very special congratulations goes to Amber Speegle, who was elected by her peers as the 2017 Homecoming Queen.  Amber was crowned Friday night by last year’s queen, Madelyn Banks.

HoCo Day 4 – Athletes vs. Math-letes

Day four of Homecoming week found athletes and math-letes competing against one another in more “Minute to Win It” games.  The competition was fierce as they used balloons to blow cups off a table, moved m&m’s from one plate to another using only a straw, and “hiked” toilet paper to a classmate who had to catch it with one hand only.  As of today, the Junior class is leading in the points, but “it ain’t over ’till it’s over”: Tomorrow class floats will be presented as part of the Homecoming parade, and anyone can still take the lead!

HoCo Day 2 – Cowboys & Indians

On day two of Hillcrest’s 2017 Homecoming week, the Upper School campus was overtaken by cowboys and Indians, and one representative from each class participated as part of a team to compete in a Family Feud-style game.  While the girls’ team started out strong, in the end the guys’ team of cowboys, led by Coach Horner, took the victory today.