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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)

Hillcrest High School Celebrates National Library Week

Hillcrest High School Celebrates National Library Week

April 8, 2018


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This week, Hillcrest’s IMC joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, libraria...

Freshman Leaders attend a Bridge Center Workshop 

Freshman Leaders attend a Bridge Center Workshop 

Julie Kirk, Freshman Class Sponsor

March 23, 2018


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Freshman Leadership students from Hillcrest, Bremen, and Tinley Park High Schools attended the "What's Your Superpower?" Lead U Workshop hosted by the Orland Bridge Teen Center on Tuesday March 20, 2018. Students learned about leadership qualities during the hands-on activity sessions, while discovering...

Hillcrest Students Visit Courthouse during Women Everywhere Project Day

Hillcrest Students Visit Courthouse during Women Everywhere Project Day

March 19, 2018


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On March 15th, Hillcrest High school juniors and seniors participated in the Sixth Municipal District Women Everywhere Project Day at the Markham Courthouse.  The theme for the day was “Overcoming Barriers” wherein most speakers shared their background and own personal challenges. According to htt...

Hillcrest Celebrates World Language Week

Hillcrest Celebrates World Language Week

March 6, 2018


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To celebrate National Foreign Language Week, the Hillcrest IMC is hosting a “Where in the World” contest.  Students are to use a map and their research skills to find the setting of 10 foreign language books on display.  For every two correct answers, students can earn a raffle ticket to possibl...

Hillcrest Students Honored at Black Creativity Art Exhibition

Hillcrest Students Honored at Black Creativity Art Exhibition

March 2, 2018


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For the fourth year in the row, Hillcrest students have participated in and received prizes and notoriety from the Museum of Science and Industry's Black Creativity Art Exhibition. This year juniors,  Tabytha Jones and Nia Brown, had their artworks accepted at the show along with their art teache...

Hillcrest A Long Walk to Water ‘4 in 4’ District Book Club Events

Hillcrest A Long Walk to Water ‘4 in 4’ District Book Club Events

March 2, 2018


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This semester the Hillcrest High School ‘4 in 4’ book club is reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.  This ‘4 in 4’ book club is a District 228 initiative where four different titles are rotated and read at each of the schools within four years.   The book club is opened to the...

Hillcrest Welcomes Hazel Crest PD Officer Hoehn

Hillcrest Welcomes Hazel Crest PD Officer Hoehn

March 1, 2018


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Hillcrest teacher Amy Trench proudly welcomes Officer Hoehn from the Hazel Crest Police Department to Hillcrest to speak to all five of our sophomore driver education classes. Officer Hoehn is a twelve-year veteran of the force, and he is covering topics such as distracted driving, defensive drivin...

Les étudiants de Hillcrest explorent l’art et la cuisine française

Les étudiants de Hillcrest explorent l’art et la cuisine française

February 28, 2018


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On February 25, 2018, Hillcrest French 2 and French 3 students took a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago to tour the extensive Impressionism pieces housed there. Impressionism is a style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860’s, characterized by a concern with depicting t...

Hillcrest Students Visit Joliet Junior College Culinary Open House

Hillcrest Students Visit Joliet Junior College Culinary Open House

February 26, 2018


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Hillcrest High School students from Mrs. Jean Sweeney’s, Ms. Alicia Sink’s, and Ms. Christina Botica’s  Culinary Arts classes recently attended a Culinary Arts Open House at Joliet Junior College on February 20th, 2018. Students were able to see the state of the art culinary facilities JJC has...

Public Invited to Hillcrest’s Origins Fair

Public Invited to Hillcrest’s Origins Fair

February 23, 2018


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The Hillcrest African Student Association proudly invites community members to their Origins Fair on Wednesday, 2/28/18 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. This free event designed to celebrate African and African-American excellence and promote pride will feature traditional African foods and live entertainment. ...

Hillcrest Students get Schooled on Pork Anatomy and Production

Hillcrest Students get Schooled on Pork Anatomy and Production

February 22, 2018


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Culinary Arts and AP Anatomy/Physiology students got schooled on pork anatomy and production last week at Hillcrest High School.  Two Culinary Arts teachers from Hillcrest, Jean Sweeney and Christina Botica, applied for a grant from the Illinois Pork Producers Association.  Their grant application inclu...

Hillcrest Students Learn About Life Goes On Program

Hillcrest Students Learn About Life Goes On Program

February 20, 2018


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On Friday February 16th, Hillcrest teacher Ms. Trench invited a representative from the Secretary of State's office to come and to speak to all sophomores in driver education classes. Daniel Lietz, an Oak Forest High School alumnus, spoke to students regarding organ donation. This informative opportuni...

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