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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 IMC Hosts Valentine’s Day Event

Hillcrest IMC Hosts Valentine’s Day Event

February 19, 2018


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Over 25 students participated in the Hillcrest High School IMC ‘Blind Date with a Book’ Valentine’s Day event. The IMC staff hoped ‘Blind Date with a Book’ would introduce students to a variety of books that they might not have considered otherwise. Books were covered in paper but had a cover...

Hillcrest High School in Cooperation with 3 Seeds Mentoring Holds Youth Summit

Hillcrest High School in Cooperation with 3 Seeds Mentoring Holds Youth Summit

January 30, 2018


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On Wednesday, January 24th, Hillcrest High School along with 3 Seeds Mentoring Group held a Youth Summit “to expose our students to the vast amount of experience and expertise of so many individuals, professionals, alumni, parents and organizations, focusing on three broad topic areas:  Social/Emo...

Snowcoming 2018

Snowcoming 2018

January 22, 2018


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January 22nd – January 26th School Spirit Activities Monday (1/22):  “TWIN DAY” – Students and staff dress to match another person. Girls Basketball @ Andrew HS (4:30/6:30) Tuesday (1/23):  “TIE DYE DAY” – Students and staff find your grooviest Tie-Dye Shirt Wednesday (1/24):  “JERSEY ...

Hillcrest High School & 3 Seeds Mentoring to Host Male Youth Summit – “The Power of Choice”

Hillcrest High School & 3 Seeds Mentoring to Host Male Youth Summit – “The Power of Choice”

January 21, 2018


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Hillcrest High School and 3 Seeds Mentoring Program will host a Male Youth Summit on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  The purpose of the summit is to address social ills, issues and concerns of young men.  More than 50 speakers from various professions will conduct workshops on three broad topics: ...

Hillcrest Students Bake Up Some Christmas Spirit

Hillcrest Students Bake Up Some Christmas Spirit

December 14, 2017


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Students at Hillcrest High School in Mrs. Sweeney's Baking Basics classes were baking up some Holiday Spirit and creative designs this week.  The students successfully completed their cake decorating assessment with creativity and skill.  The students worked in groups of 2 or 3 to complete the asses...

Hillcrest Students Volunteer at Lego Robotics Competition

Hillcrest Students Volunteer at Lego Robotics Competition

December 14, 2017


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Legos anyone? Students from Hillcrest High School’s Junior Leadership, National Honor Society and AP US History class volunteered at the Girl Scouts Lego Robotics  State Competition for nine to thirteen-year-olds that was held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Girl Scouts Friendship Center.   ...

Hillcrest Teacher’s Artwork Chosen in NAEA Juried Selection

December 7, 2017


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The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is showcasing artwork from art educators across the country in a juried exhibition at the association’s headquarters in Alexandria through April 15, 2018. Included in the exhibition is a piece by Hillcrest Fine Arts Teacher Jamilah Adebesin Mason.    ...

Hillcrest Teacher Hosts Family Cook Night

Hillcrest Teacher Hosts Family Cook Night

December 7, 2017


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Hillcrest FACS teacher Rebecca Haustein hosted a Family Cook Night this week in one of the school’s kitchen classrooms. According to Ms. Haustein, “The event was to bring families together to cook a meal. Each family had something different to make (I chose the recipe) in which everyone shared what t...

HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

December 5, 2017


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Hillcrest High School is pleased to announce that twelve students from the graduating class of 2018 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families,...

BHSD228 Educational Foundation News

BHSD228 Educational Foundation News

December 5, 2017


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On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 teacher Ms. Kara Bucci became the new BHSD228 Educational Foundation President.  Also during Tuesday’s Foundation meeting, Armoni Grant became the first, and currently the only, Student Board Member to serve on the Educational Foundation. Armoni is a junior at Hillcrest...

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performance of “The Bullying Collection”

Hillcrest HS Drama Group Announces Performance of “The Bullying Collection”

November 27, 2017


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  The Hillcrest High School Drama Group is pleased to announce performance dates for its Fall 2017 production: The Bullying Collection. A public performance, which will take place in the Hillcrest Cafe, will be Friday, December 1st at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are available at the door beginning a half ...

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...

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