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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 Hillcrest Community Explores During STEM Night

The Hillcrest Community Explores During STEM Night

March 25, 2017


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On Wednesday, March 22nd the Hillcrest Science department hosted the 4th Annual Hillcrest STEM Night. Over 100 students took advantage of the opportunity to explore and engage in STEM (Science ~ Technology ~ Engineering ~ Mathematics) related challenges and activities. Activities included creating circuits,...

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Show

Hillcrest Drama Group Announces Spring Show

March 24, 2017


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The Hillcrest Drama Group is pleased to announce its spring show And in this Corner: Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin. The public is invited to the performance on Friday, April 7th at 6:30 in the Hillcrest Cafetorium. According to playscripts.com, “At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr...

Hillcrest Hosts District 228 Spirit Showdown

Hillcrest Hosts District 228 Spirit Showdown

March 17, 2017


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"The Spirit Showdown is where all four schools in the district compete to show school spirit. There are several competitions against each other that include tug of war, dodgeball, boys cheerleading, and relay races. Overall it was fun and exciting. Tinley Park Won Most Spirit." - Ceyanne Dickerson ...

Hillcrest Key Club Brings Fun & Games to the Community

Hillcrest Key Club Brings Fun & Games to the Community

March 15, 2017


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The Hillcrest family’s dedication to serving its community was excellently demonstrated through Ms. Trench’s Key Club this month. During their annual Community Outreach Day, the Key Club brought over a hundred books, puzzles, and educational games, donated by the Hillcrest family, to the local KinderCare...

ASA’s Origins Fair Was A Success

ASA’s Origins Fair Was A Success

March 14, 2017


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The Hillcrest African Student Association’s Origins Fair on February 26th successfully achieved the goals of encouraging people to be comfortable with who they are and nurturing the dignity of diversity. Student reaction included: “At the origin fest I learned about how they help people even when ...

Hillcrest’s English Teacher Michele Collins Selected for NYC Marathon

Hillcrest’s English Teacher Michele Collins Selected for NYC Marathon

March 9, 2017


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HIllcrest High School’s very own Michele Collins has been selected to run the New York City (NYC) Marathon, which will be held November 5th. The NYC Marathon prides itself on being one of the top three marathons including Boston and Chicago dedicated to elite runners from across the world. 98,000...

Hillcrest’s BPA Succeeds at State Competition

Hillcrest’s BPA Succeeds at State Competition

March 7, 2017


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Last weekend, seven members of Hillcrest’s Business Professionals of America traveled to BPA’s Illinois State Leadership Conference in Oak Brook, IL, to participate in the competitive events program. Hillcrest is proud to offer its congratulations to Chaleisa Butler (‘18) for qualifying for the  N...

BHSD 228 Educational Foundation Presents Scholarship Opportunity

BHSD 228 Educational Foundation Presents Scholarship Opportunity

March 3, 2017


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ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: The BHSD 228 Educational Foundation has a scholarship opportunity for two graduating senior students at Hillcrest High School. The Mark and Moira Schmidt Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship available to any student that has demonstrated marked improvement from their freshmen y...

Hillcrest Students Attend Private Screening of Fences

Hillcrest Students Attend Private Screening of Fences

March 2, 2017


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On February 16, 2017, fifty-five students from Mrs. Russell’s and Mrs. Broome's Introduction to English classes attended a private screening of the film Fences at Marcus Theaters in Country Club Hills. The field trip served as a culminating experience following the class study of the play, Fenc...

Hillcrest’s Red Queen Book Club Sponsors Themed Events

Hillcrest’s Red Queen Book Club Sponsors Themed Events

March 2, 2017


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Hillcrest students and staff have an 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.  Each book title will be rotated be...

Hillcrest Art Students Showcase their Talent at the Museum of Science and Industry

Hillcrest Art Students Showcase their Talent at the Museum of Science and Industry

March 2, 2017


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Hillcrest High School wishes to offer its congratulations to the following art students: Oluwatosin Otabor, Timeon Oyeyemi, Mia Jones, Walter Thomas, Tabytha Jones, Kenneth Washington, Jayson Coley, Imani Evans, Kayana McKinney, Lisa Nymusevya for their participation in the Museum of Science and Indus...

Hillcrest Junior Class Announces 2017 Prom

Hillcrest Junior Class Announces 2017 Prom

February 24, 2017


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The Hillcrest High School Junior Class Presents Diamonds are Forever Prom 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Tuscany Falls Banquets 9425 W. 191st St. Mokena, IL Ticket Prices: $160 Couple; $80 Individuals Ticket Sales: May 1-12 After School Room 103 (across from student service...

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