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  • "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • “If you take the time to do something correct the first time, you don’t have to spend the extra time redoing it.” (Submitted by Dr. Young)

  • “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics

The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics

April 15, 2019


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The 3rd annual Southworks Robotics and Engineering Olympics was hosted by South Suburban College last Saturday, April 13, and for the second year in a row the Hillcrest Team brought home a trophy. The Southworks Robotics & Engineering Olympics took place at @South_Suburban this weekend and for...

Hillcrest Students Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills!

Hillcrest Students Learn Basic Wilderness Survival Skills!

February 28, 2019


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The Hillcrest High School Library partnered with the Cook County Forest Preserve and Hillcrest’s Fire Cadets to facilitate our first program for this year’s ‘4 in 4’ Book Club: Wilderness Survival.  Four members of the Forest Preserve came to Hillcrest and taught students skills such as fire bu...

Book Tasting Event a Success!

Book Tasting Event a Success!

February 18, 2019


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The Hillcrest High School Library and Family and Consumer Science Department hosted a Book Tasting event after school on Friday, February 15th.  Students were able to ‘taste test’ different types of books along with food samples. The refreshments were planned and prepared by Mrs. Jean Sweeney, ...

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

Hillcrest Library Hosts Event in Advance of ‘4 in 4’ Book Club

December 14, 2018


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On Monday, December 3rd the Hillcrest High School Library hosted ‘Test Your Humanity: Exploring Inhuman (by Kat Falls)’ Teen Reading Event." This after-school event was a prequel to the ‘4 in 4’ District 228 Foundation Grant Book Club that will start early in the second semester. During this...

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performances of “Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)”

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performances of “Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)”

November 27, 2018


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The Hillcrest High School Drama Group is pleased to announce performance dates for its Fall 2018 production: Clue: On Stage (High School Edition). Public performances, which will take place in the Hillcrest Cafe, will be Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are avail...

The Hillcrest Art Society presents “Haunted at the Hill: 7 Deadly Sins”

The Hillcrest Art Society presents “Haunted at the Hill: 7 Deadly Sins”

October 20, 2018


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Tickets: $8 in advance / $10 at the door Enter Door 21 Warning: Strobe lights, fog machines, live & digital visual/audio sound effects are used during this event....

The Science Club created Pendulum Paintings!

The Science Club created Pendulum Paintings!

Science Club

October 18, 2018


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We suspended a funnel from the ceiling and filled it with paint. The funnel can then act as a pendulum while the paint leaves a permanent record of its path. We found that we had to make several modifications to get appealing results. Before we began, we thinned the paint to get it to flow more ...

Hillcrest Key Club Supports Peanut Day

Hillcrest Key Club Supports Peanut Day

October 2, 2018


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On Friday, September 28th, the Hillcrest Key Club joined with Kiwanis for the annual Peanut Day. Hillcrest students collected donations and handed out peanuts at the Oak Forest Metra station for the morning commute. Proceeds from Peanut Day are donated to help children in the surrounding areas. It...

Hillcrest National Honor Society Inducts New Members

Hillcrest National Honor Society Inducts New Members

September 27, 2018


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The Hillcrest High School Falcones chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 17 new members on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. Potential inductees went through a rigorous application process and were chosen because they displayed excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. New ...

Mr. Braden’s Class Finds Success Again in The Stock Market Game

Mr. Braden’s Class Finds Success Again in The Stock Market Game

September 21, 2018


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Once again this year, Mr. Braden's Entrepreneurship Class is participating in The Stock Market Game (a Wall Street investing simulator which place students in competition with other students across the nation). According to the SIFMA Foundation which hosts The Stock Market Game the purpose of the activ...

Hillcrest High School Student Council Announces Upcoming Homecoming Week Activities

Hillcrest High School Student Council Announces Upcoming Homecoming Week Activities

September 13, 2018


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Hillcrest High School Homecoming Week Activities September 17th – September 22nd Theme: “A Marvelous Night” Colors: Navy, Gold & Silver School Spirit Activities September 10 - 14: • Petitions will be available for Homecoming Court in Room 131, 129, 141 IMC, or bulletin boards outside th...

Hillcrest Measures the World

Hillcrest Measures the World

September 6, 2018


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Mr Mirko Polyak, a veteran physics teacher here at Hillcrest High School, is spearheading an international team of science teachers and students who will measure the world. Using a procedure that Mr Polyak has devised, students in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan and Ontario, Canada will simultaneously measure...

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