The Hawk Eye

  • "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 Teacher Hosts Family Cook Night

Hillcrest Teacher Hosts Family Cook Night

December 7, 2017

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

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

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...

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

New Art Installation by Kris Lyons

November 15, 2017

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

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

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...

Hawks Girls Cross Country Finishes Strong

Hawks Girls Cross Country Finishes Strong

November 8, 2017

The Hillcrest Grils Cross Country team finished their season at the IHSA Sectional Championships with outstanding performances from Jasmine Curry, La Shonda Johnson, Darlene Moore-Jones, Vashi Black, Jamiah Bell and Teyha Allen. Hillcrest is also proud to have an ALL-REGION runner in Jasmine Curry. ...

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

Hillcrest Invites Public to Family Reading Night

November 8, 2017

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

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

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

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...

What’s With All the Racket?

What’s With All the Racket?

Courtney Hollis, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

Hillcrest High School Girls Tennis recently had its first State qualifiers in as many as four years. This accomplishment was made by seniors Mia Jones and Kayla Weddington. This first doubles team beat everyone in their sectionals and was able to make it down to state. Although they have came a...

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