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  • January 23"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful" ~Eric Thomas (submitted by Justin Edgecombe)

  • December 18“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)

  • December 18 “The future belongs to those who are prepared.... Education is the passport to the future.” ~Malcolm X (Submitted by Mr. Hennessy)

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

November 15, 2017


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The Hillcrest IMC has a new piece of art, and it was created by a Hillcrest student. Kris Lyons is a frequent IMC patron and a talented artist.  In the past month, he has been busy building a new art sculpture that combines his love of the library and art.  The result is a new Hillcrest art sculp...

Author Ashley Pickett Visits Hillcrest

Author Ashley Pickett Visits Hillcrest

November 15, 2017


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Hillcrest alum Ashley Pickett came to Family Reading Night on November 14th, 2017. In her interview with Hillcrest Junior Jaden Luckey, she had some excellent advice for students on not only the importance of life balance and being your authentic self, but also about savoring your time at Hillcrest and...

Hillcrest’s Flight Poetry Club meets Bestselling Author Carrie Jones

Hillcrest’s Flight Poetry Club meets Bestselling Author Carrie Jones

November 9, 2017


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On November 6, Hillcrest High School’s Flight Poetry Club and Magazine, along with students from Tinley Park and Oak Forest, enjoyed an intimate fireplace discussion with New York Times bestseller author Carrie Jones.  She is best known for the Need series, Time Stopper series, Flying series, Girl, H...

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

November 8, 2017


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The Hillcrest High School IMC is pleased to invite the community to its Family Reading Night on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. The special guest for this event is 2009 alum Ashley Pickett, who is coming to speak about her book Adulting 101: A Millennial's Guide to Becoming an Adult.   ...

Hillcrest HS Releases 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Hillcrest HS Releases 1st Quarter Honor Roll

November 7, 2017


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Principal Simms has announced the names of the students who were named to the school’s Honor Rolls for the first quarter. Students who achieve a 4.0 earn Honors with Distinction; students who achieve a 3.50 to 3.99 earn High Honors, while students who achieve a 3.0 to 3.49 make the Honor Roll....

Hillcrest Begins Plans for First Semester Achievement Celebration

Hillcrest Begins Plans for First Semester Achievement Celebration

October 27, 2017


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On January 10, 2018,  Hillcrest High School will host its 2nd Annual Achievement Celebration.  All students with passing grades for the first semester will receive an invite to this fun-filled event.  Food, games, roller skating, and inflatables will be a few of the highlights.   As a special ...

Hillcrest Teachers Receive Pork Grant

Hillcrest Teachers Receive Pork Grant

October 26, 2017


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Two Culinary Art teachers from Hillcrest High School were awarded a sizable grant from the Illinois Pork Producers Association.  Hawks teachers Christina Botica and Jean Sweeney, both Culinary Arts teachers, are planning on designing lessons around the pork industry in Illinois.   Tentative l...

Haunted at the Hill Returns to Hillcrest High School

Haunted at the Hill Returns to Hillcrest High School

October 24, 2017


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For the fifth time, the Hillcrest Art Society is proud to present its annual Haunted at the Hill on October 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. This year’s theme, “What Are You Afraid Of?” will have you harrowed with fright as you explore your phobias - large and small. Tickets are available in advanc...

Congratulations Ms. Collins on her Marathon Finish

Congratulations Ms. Collins on her Marathon Finish

October 20, 2017


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Hillcrest congratulates English teacher Ms. Collins who just completed her 3rd full marathon- running 26.2 miles from Detroit to Canada on Sunday She is also 16 days away from her her FINAL FULL marathon, which will take place in New York City on Sunday, November 5th.

Hillcrest Kicks Off College Application Month

Hillcrest Kicks Off College Application Month

October 11, 2017


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Yesterday, Hillcrest had its College Application Month kick off in the College and Career Center. The Guidance Counselors and College and Career Counselor Ms. Robin Vela worked with over 80 seniors on college applications and financial aid applications. Assisting the Hillcrest team were representa...

Hillcrest Teachers Visit Google

Hillcrest Teachers Visit Google

October 11, 2017


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Hillcrest Teachers David Braden, Kinya Jett and Darlene Jackson had a tremendous experience visiting Google in Chicago with other Business teachers in the District.  The experience was truly amazing--meeting top Googlers, even meeting the individual that created G-Mail one of Google’s biggest creat...

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

Hillcrest Art Students Explore Museum of Contemporary Art

October 4, 2017


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A field trip, led by Art Teacher Mrs. Adebesin Mason was held for Hillcrest students to observe the Murakami exhibit held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Students from various art courses participated in the field trip to view the work of popular Japanese art Takashi Murakami who studen...

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