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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 Students Earn Biliteracy Seal

Hillcrest Students Earn Biliteracy Seal

May 9, 2017


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Congratulations to the winners of the Illinois State Seal and Illinois State Commendation of Biliteracy, Maria Castillo for Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and Lisa Nyamusevya for Commendation of Biliteracy in French. Their literacy in more than one language will be recognized at the state level and will be ...

Bremen High School District 228 Communication Arts & Technology Students Compete in the 24th Annual Midwest Media Educations Association Video Festival!

Bremen High School District 228 Communication Arts & Technology Students Compete in the 24th Annual Midwest Media Educations Association Video Festival!

Amber Guzak, BHS Publicity Director

May 4, 2017


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Bremen High ​​School District 228's Communication Arts and Technology program recently attended the 24th annual Midwest Media Educators Association Video Festival which was held at Nequa Valley High School in Naperville, IL. Brandon Boyce(TPHS) placed 1st in the Dramatic Narrative category for his...

Hillcrest Senior to attend Georgetown University

Hillcrest Senior to attend Georgetown University

April 26, 2017


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Hillcrest High School acknowledges senior Dylan Jernigan who has received a full scholarship offers from Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Emory. Dylan, ranked 3rd in his class, has chosen to to attend Georgetown University in the fall.   He was accepted to a total of twelve schools...

Hillcrest Students Work Together to Clean Up Chicago Lakefront

Hillcrest Students Work Together to Clean Up Chicago Lakefront

April 25, 2017


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Yesterday, the Hillcrest Key Club and Energy Club teamed up to clean the beaches of the Chicago Lakefront.  The program is called the Great Lakes Action Days sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium and the Chicago Park District. It was an absolutely incredible experience both educational and fun. Ms....

Hillcrest IMC Kicks Off National Library Week with Special Guest Dr. Stephanie Massey

Hillcrest IMC Kicks Off National Library Week with Special Guest Dr. Stephanie Massey

April 20, 2017


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On Monday, April 10th, the Hillcrest IMC/Library joined libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. First sponsored in 1958, National Lib...

Hawks take First Place in District 228 Cupcake War

Hawks take First Place in District 228 Cupcake War

April 19, 2017


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 Students enrolled in the Baking Basics class from each school in the district competed in a Cupcake War at Bremen High School on Wednesday, April 19th.  In honor of the the 2017 theme “Spring,” Hillcrest students created a bouquet of colorful flowers that were not only beautiful to look at bu...

Hillcrest Students See Science in Action

Hillcrest Students See Science in Action

April 10, 2017


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On Thursday, March 16th, Mrs. Molek and Mrs. Cardinal selected six young ladies to represent Hillcrest High School at the Science Careers in Search of Women Expo hosted by Argonne National Laboratories in Lemont, Il. Participants had the opportunity to tour various lab facilities based on their areas...

Hillcrest Students Serve Community at Chicago Food Depository

Hillcrest Students Serve Community at Chicago Food Depository

April 10, 2017


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On Tuesday, April 4th, Hillcrest’s Interact Club, Sophomore Leadership, and SOAR groups partnered to perform volunteer work at the Chicago Food Depository.  The Chicago Food Depository distributes over 160,000 meals every day and has a network of over 700 agencies and programs, including pantries, ...

Hillcrest’s IMC Tech Team Ready to Help

Hillcrest’s IMC Tech Team Ready to Help

April 10, 2017


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Members of the Hillcrest Tech Team are 'sporting' their new t-shirts.  The t-shirt design was created by Tech Team member Timeon Oyeyemi. The students members of the Tech Team have received training to aid their fellow students and staff members with any technological issues they might have. The T...

Hillcrest Students Experience STEM at UIC Forum

Hillcrest Students Experience STEM at UIC Forum

April 10, 2017


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On Wednesday, March 22nd, forty-two Hillcrest students and their science teachers, Mrs. Cardinal, Mrs. Molek, Mr. Polyak and Mr. Switzer, visited the TEN-80 Education Experience, sponsored by the U.S. Army.   According to ten80education.com, “This one fast-paced day can open the doors for long-term engage...

Hillcrest High School Algebra Students Launch Water Rockets

Hillcrest High School Algebra Students Launch Water Rockets

April 3, 2017


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It must be springtime if Ms. Bucci’s Honors Algebra students are launching water rockets on the lawn at Hillcrest High School! In what has become a Hillcrest warm-weather tradition, math teacher Ms. Kara Bucci took her Honors Algebra 1 students outside to launch water rockets.  The students mea...

Hillcrest’s IMC Hosts Red Queen Book Club Finale

Hillcrest’s IMC Hosts Red Queen Book Club Finale

March 28, 2017


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Hillcrest students and staff had the opportunity to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard as part of the IMC Department '4 in 4' Book Club. The District Foundation Board awarded the IMC Department the funds to purchase multiple copies of four different book titles (the other books are Inhuman by Kat Falls, A L...

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