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Husky Strong


Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
February 12, 2020

***In this Husky Strong Newsletter, you will find the, Principal’s Message, Snow Make-Up Day, State ACT, Town Hall, Course Requests, 2020 Census, CTE Calendar, Husky Strong, February 17th Cafeteria, HHS Social Media, HHS Opening,Upcoming Events***

Principal’s Message:


On Monday, February 17th, we will hold our snow day make up.  It will be a “B” day.  The schedule, see below, shows that our normal APP period will be at the end of the day and called “Student Support Time”.  HHS will not be punitive with attendance during student support time as we know many families have made plans given this was supposed to be a “no school day”.  Students that are absent will need to make up any teacher assigned work given out on that day.  We hope all students can attend.  


5th Period 7:50 - 8:55
6th Period 9:00 - 10:05
7th Period 10:10 - 11:15
8th Period 11:20 - 12:25
Lunch   12:30 - 1:30
Student Support      1:30 - 2:25



March 3, 2020 - JUNIORS ONLY

All 11th grade students in Canyons School District have the opportunity to take the ACT Test without payment, as part of the district’s college-ready focus. The ACT is used by many colleges and universities as part of their application requirements, and as a predictor of success in college. This test has very strict testing guidelines and will be run just like the regular National ACT Test. The test is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 which is an A Day. ALL HHS students are invited to consult with teachers from 1:00-2:25pm.

Again, this test is for JUNIORS ONLY. Testing will begin at 7:45 a.m. No students will be admitted after testing starts. Picture ID is required. Pre-registration for the State ACT Test will be completed in U.S. History classes February 12-13, 2020.

For the test itself, students should bring #2 pencils and an appropriate calculator. See actstudent.org for additional information. This will be covered in the pre-registration session. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hole in the Counseling Center at 801-826-6024.


  • DO
    • Arrive ON TIME to your assigned room – testing begins at 7:45a.m.
    • Bring Photo ID (current school ID or Drivers License)
    • Bring Number 2 pencils and a permitted calculator
  • DO NOT
    • DO NOT bring a CELL PHONE
    • DO NOT bring any type of ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    • DO NOT eat or drink in the testing room
    • DO NOT bring scratch paper, notes, reading material, any unauthorized testing aids

Testing Schedule:

  • Juniors arrive.……………………………………………….………..7:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Juniors begin check in for testing.……………………..…..7:20 – 7:40 AM
  • Distribute Materials/Verbal Instructions………………..7:40 – 8:00 AM
  • *Test 1………………………………………………..………………….45 Minutes
  • Test 2……………………………………………………………………...60 Minutes
  • Break…………………………………………………………….………..15 Minutes
  • Test 3………………………………………………………….…………..35 Minutes
  • Test 4…………………………………………………………………..….35 Minutes
  • Materials Check-in………..……………………………………...11:20 Staff Check-In Materials
  • Lunch (for all students)…………………………………….…..11:50 AM – 12:50PM
  • Teacher Consultation Time(for all students).....…….1:00 PM – 2:25 PM

*Students will not be admitted if they arrive after test booklets are distributed.
*State ACT make up test will be March 24, 2020.


Town Hall:

Canyons School District is requesting input from the community on what characteristics they would like to see in the new Superintendent. More information on dates and times can be found in the flyers linked below.

See flyers in English here

Para mas información haz "click" aqui

Principal Leavitt


2020-21 Registration

Hillcrest High School uses Schedule Course Request as a way for students to choose their courses for the following school year.  The Skyward Schedule Course Request is now open for grades 8th – 11th to choose their courses for the 2020-2021 school year!!!  Additionally, counselors will be in student’s English classrooms for a course request presentation and to help students maneuver through the arena process in choosing their courses for next year. 


The following is the schedule counselors will be in classrooms:

  • February 5 and 6, 2020 – Grade 11
  • February 7 and 10, 2020 – Grade 10
  • February 11 and 12 – Grade 9
  • February 13 – 8th grade Midvale and Union Middle School
  • February 14 – Albion Middle

**Beginning next school year, 9th grade math class will be everyday with the exception of Honors Math. Honors Math will be every other day.**

The following information will be on the Hillcrest High School Counselor Web Page beginning February 4, 2020.  For additional help and information go to the Counseling tab - Registration:  http://hhs.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php/counseling/registration


  1. Log into Skyward – www.skyward.canyonsdistrict.org
  2. Click on Family Access
  3. Enter your Unique ID and Password. If you need your unique User ID and/or Password please contact the Attendance Office.
  4. Click on the “SCHEDULE” button in the left menu area. At the top of the schedule screen you will see a section that says “Course Requests now open” and from there you can select “Request Courses for 2020-2021”.
  5. To request courses for the 2020-2021 school year, choose the “Request Courses” tab.
  6. Continue the process of selecting the courses until all courses you wish to request from the 2020-2021 school year appear in the “Selected Courses” box on the right.
  8. Next step is to request alternate classes which is mandatory! To request course alternates for the 2020-2021 school year, choose the “Request Alternate” tab. Then REPEAT the same process as the “Request Courses” (number 5). Remember that alternates must be requested in order to have options when adjusting the schedule at a later date.
  9. Now that you are finished, click the “X” button in the upper right of the page to close your session. You can return to the Skyward Family/Student Access website to review and/or make course selection modifications at any time during the open window.



2020 CENSUS—Be counted!

Every 10 years our U.S. Constitution requires the government to count ALL people living in the USA. The census count directly impacts funding for your children’s and grandchildren’s schools! Be counted by mail, by phone or online. We Count Week—March 16-20—happening at all Canyons Schools.  School computers available before, after school & in the evenings for online Data security is the highest priority.  Your information is confidential and you are not identified individually.

CENSO 2020- ¡Sea contado!

Cada 10 años nuestra Constitución de los E.E.U.U que el gobierno cuente a TODAS las personas que viven en el país. ¡El conteo del censo, afecta directamente los fondos para las escuelas de nuestros hijos y nietos! Sea contado por email, por teléfono o en línea. Semana de Sí Contamos —marzo 16-20—realizándose en todas las escuelas de Canyons.  Las computadoras de la escuela estarán disponibles, antes y después de clases y en las tardes para sus necesidades en línea. La seguridad de la información es la mayor prioridad.  Su información es confidencial y no será identificado individualmente.


Husky Strong:

Husky Strong Parent Meetings
Rigor. Relevance. Relationships


  • Wednesday, February 12th    6:30 - 8:00pm
  • **Date Changed** Our next Husky Strong Parent Meeting will be Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30-8:00 pm at the STEM Building Atrium. We will have an Anti-Vaping Information Night (Sponsored by Hillcrest PTA). We will have a free Kidscare zone. The presentation will discuss:
    • What is vaping?
    • Vaping Health Risks 
    • How to talk to your children about vaping. 
    • Practical advice to help keep your child from vaping.
  • Miercoles 12 de febrero    6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • **Nueva Fecha** La próxima junta de padres Fuerza de Husky será el Miércoles 12 de febrero a las 6:30-8:00 pm en el edificio de ciencias de la escuela Hillcrest High. Acompáñenos a este taller para aprender más acerca del Mundo del Vapor y  cómo puede afectar a nuestros hijos en la escuela. Abra cuidado de niños disponible. Temas que serán cubiertos:
    • Que es "vaping" (vapear)?
    • Efectos de la salud de "vaping" (vapear).
    • Cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre "vaping" (vapear).
    • Pasos prácticos para ayudara prevenir que sus hijos obtengan aparatos para "vaping" (vapear).

  • Tuesday, February 25th    6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Let's Talk" Community Meet and Greet in Rm. AT 200 (During Parent Teacher Conferences)
    • "Let's Talk" is an informal opportunity for Pacific Islander families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Principal Greg Leavitt and other school personnel. There will be a brief introduction by Principal Leavitt and the opportunity for a question and answer session.
  • Martes 25 de3 Febrero   6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Hablemos" Reunión Comunitaria Para Conocernos y Platicar. Evento para familias Pacific Islander de Hillcrest.
    • "Hablemos" esta es una excelente oportunidad para conocer de manera informal al personal de las escuela Hillcrest y a su Principal el Sr. Greg Leavitt. En esta actividad habrá una pequeña introducció n ofrecida por el Sr. Greg Leavitt, luego tendremos una sesió n de preguntas y respuestas, para que tengas la oportunidad de aclarar dudas.

  • Wednesday, March 11th     6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Let's Talk" Community Meet and Greet 
    • "Let's Talk" is an informal opportunity for Black families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Principal Greg Leavitt and other school personnel. There will be a brief introduction by Principal Leavitt and the opportunity for a question and answer session.
  • Miercoles 11 de Marzo     6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Hablemos" Reunión Comunitaria Para Conocernos y Platicar. Evento para familias Afroamericanas de Hillcrest.
    • "Hablemos" esta es una excelente oportunidad para conocer de manera informal al personal de las escuela Hillcrest y a su Principal el Sr. Greg Leavitt. En esta actividad habrá una pequeña introducció n ofrecida por el Sr. Greg Leavitt, luego tendremos una sesió n de preguntas y respuestas, para que tengas la oportunidad de aclarar dudas.

  • Tuesday, March 17th     6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Night in Room AT 200
    • Are you prepared? Workshop will discuss how parents/guardians can prepare for the cost of attending college. This presentation will be in Spanish/English.
    • Free Kidcare will be available.
  • FAFSA Completing Night
    • Do you have a Senior (12th Grader)? Need help completing your FAFSA? FAFSA Representatives, the college access advisor and counselors frmo Hillcrest will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA and help complete the application. For more information, Contact Olivia Cordova at (801) 826-6092.

  • Martes 17 de Marzo   6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Noche de Ayuda Financiera
    • Estas preparado? En este taller hablaremos como los padres/guardianes se pueden preparar para el costo de atender la universidad. La presentaciones serán en Ingles y Espanol.
    • Cuidado de ninos disponible.
  • Noche de Completar la forma del FAFSA
    • Tiene used un hijo/a en el 12 grado? Necesita ayuda completando la forma del FAFSA? Representates de FAFSA, consejera de acceso hacia la universidad, y consejeros de Hillcrest estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas del FAFSA y ayudarle a completar la forma. Para más informació n, contacte a Olivia Cordova al numero (801) 826-6092

  • Saturday, February 29 "Give Kids a Smile Day"
    **You MUST pre-register and have an appointment** FREE Full Dental Services for kis with NO DENTAL INSURANCE. Applications for the program are available at:
    • Midvale CBC Clinic
      49 West Center Street (7720 South), Midvale
      Telephone: (435) 887-9002
      Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
      Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sá bado 29 de Febrero "De Una Sonrisa al Niño"
    **Debe registrarse previamente y tener una cita** Servicios Dentales GRATIS para niños QUE NO TIENEN SEGURO DENTAL. Para inscribirse tiene que ir a la Clinica CBC.
    • Community Building Community Clinic
      49 West Center Street en Midvale
      Telefono: (435) 887-9002
      Lunes a Viernes de 9:00am - 3:00pm
      Sabados de 8:00am - 12:00pm 

 February 17th Cafeteria:

On Monday, February 17th, we will be serving Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes for lunch.


HHS Social Media:

Follow Hillcrest High School on Social Media!
Facebook: Official Hillcrest High School
Instagram: @hillcrest.huskies
Twitter: @HillcrestHighSc
SBO Instagram: @hillcrestsbo

Make sure to read the latest news articles and view photo galleries at https://hillcresthuskies.com/

HHS Openings:

HHS has openings for immediate hire in the following areas:

  • 1 positions @ 15 hours a week. Cashier @ 10:30pm-1:30pm

Those interested, please contact Jan Hansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801-826-6013


Upcoming Event

  • February 12th, Wrestling State @ UVU
  • February 12th, 2:30pm-4:15pm, After School Credit Recovery @ B106
  • February 12th, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Track Parent/Student Meeting @ AT200
  • February 12th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, PTSA Anti-Vaping Night @ Stem Atrium
  • February 12th, 7:30-8:30pm-Girls Soccer Meeting @ Cafeteria
  • February 13th, Hillcrest Cheer Trip @ Anaheim
  • Febraury 13th, Wrestling State @ UVU
  • February 13th, 2:30pm-5:00pm, VE/Concert Choir Auditions
  • February 13th, 5:15pm-6:00pm, Navajo Family Language Class @ A105
  • February 14th, State Swim Meet @ BYU
  • February 14th, Boys Basketball vs Brighton @ Hillcrest
  • February 14th, Girls Basketball @ Brighton
  • February 17th, Presidents Day-Snow Make-up Day
  • February 18th, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Music Department Auditions
  • February 18th, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Husky Strong Parent Meeting @ AT200
  • February 18th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Girls State Basketball Playoffs Round One-TBD

Hope Week

Hillcrest High School's Hope Squad put on an amazing assembly to help students celebrate Hope Week. Here are a couple videos to show the powerful messages shared of hope, acceptance, and encouragement.



Sterling Scholars 2019-20

Congratulations to Hillcrest High School's 2019-20 Sterling Scholars. These students will go on to compete at the region level in their respective categories.

Business & Marketing: Rishab Balakrishanan      Computer Technology: Sanjana Kargi
Dance: Leah Christensen   English: Natalie Griffiths
Family & Consumer Science: Kaylee Brooke West   Instrumental Music: Horace Gao
Mathematics: Nathan Diggins   Science: Victor Petrov
Skilled & Technical Science: Allie Jones   Social Science: Francisco Meza
Speech, Theatre & Forensics: Momina Sial   Visual Arts: Milena Johnson
Vocal Performance: Emma Thomas   World Language: Theresa Fassler

Husky Resource Closet

“One Less Thing to Worry About”
Husky Resource Closet at Hillcrest High School

“One less thing to worry about. It’s tough, I tell you.” Assistant Principal Mrs. Brenda McCann exclaims. At Hillcrest High School, the new Community School Facilitator, Dr. Andrea G. Martinez has been working with the school administration, counselors, faculty, and donors to supply the Husky Resource Closet. The Husky Resource Closet is located inside the school and is stocked with hygiene and clothing items along with a food pantry for students to use. It is a confidential, safe, and welcoming space for students that need “one less thing to worry about.”

Items for the closet have been donated by multiple school and community partners. “One day, I received an email from a parent and asked, ‘how can I help?’ I emailed them a list of items our closet needed and two days later the items were delivered,” Dr. Martinez says. Increasing the items found in the Husky Resource Closet has been a team effort.  The Robotics Team did a food drive and collected non-perishable items. “They brought items they had at home or they went to the store and purchased them,” shared faculty club advisor Mr. Clief Castleton. The Latinos in Action student group helped to organize the items and created 70 weekend bags. FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) donated warm winter blankets and Key Club joined in and will be donating much needed gym clothes items along with underwear and socks. Drill Team collected hygiene items and created kits. “Knowing that there are Hillcrest students in-need and that we had the power to help them meant so much to all of my girls. As their coach, it was inspiring to see how much my girls were able to collect. I am very proud of their efforts,” says Drill Team Coach Ms. Divine. This precise sentiment shared by all club advisors and faculty. New and gently used clothing items have also been donated by staff and faculty.

In addition, 45 winter coats were delivered and donated by the Larry H. Miller Foundation. Clothing items and shoes were donated by Scheels. The Edwards Lifesciences corporation donated 100 hygiene kits and 300 snack kits. Through the generous donations of United Way of Salt Lake and private sponsors, a number of families will receive holiday assistance through the school’s “Sub-for-Santa.”

As a Community School, Hillcrest is a hub of academic learning, healthy child development, family support, and neighborhood cohesion. We are continuously working with community partners in connecting and aligning wraparound services for our students. For example, Utah Partners for Health’s free medical and vision mobile clinic will visit the school on January 8, 2019. We have also partnered with United Way to have community members volunteer as reading tutors. The volunteers work one-on-one in supporting our English Language Learners in core areas like math, science, and English.

We want to thank the generous support from our partners, donors and sponsors:

  • Hillcrest High Student Groups: Robotics Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Latinos in Action, Drill Team, Student Body Officers (SBOs), and International Baccalaureate (IB) Leadership
  • Scheels
  • United Way of Salt Lake
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Larry H. Miller Foundation
  • Kids Eat Program
  • Canyons Education Foundation
  • Canyons’ Student Advocacy and Access
  • Hillcrest Staff and Faculty
  • Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Private Donors

If a student/family is in-need of support from the Husky Resource Closet, who can they ask for help?  Students can confide in their teachers, counselors, social worker/school psychologist, and/or administration. They meet with them individually and can walk them up over to the closet so they can get the items they need. All information is confidential and the process is discrete. We want students to feel safe and welcomed when using our Husky Resource Closet. For more information, email Dr. Andrea Garavito Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (801) 826-6167 office.


Resource Closet 1             Larry H. Miller/Utah Jazz Winter Coat Donation             Resource Closet 3Edwards Lifesciences
 Resource Closet 2
Husky Resource Closet
Socks Donation
Scarfs, socks and gloves donated by the
Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints