HUSKY STRONG NEWSLETTER:
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Upcoming Events, Yearbooks, Seal of Biliteracy, Community School, PTSA Message*
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SCHEDULE & EVENTS
End of Quarter Two
January 12 & 15
January 24 (6 pm-8 pm)
Last Day for Semester Two Schedule Changes
Last Day to Purchase Yearbook
To view the school calendar, please click HERE
We are Hillcrest
Mr. Hole has retired. We understand that you may have either tried to call or email Mr. Hole. Unfortunately, we do not have any way to retrieve those messages, so thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. The counseling team has divided his caseload by grade, so your student’s counselor is as follows:
- Nicole Huff: 12th grade – firstname.lastname@example.org/801-826-6119
- Kim Walters: 11th grade – email@example.com/801-826-6168
- Eric Murdock: 10th grade – firstname.lastname@example.org/801-826-6023
- John Oliver: 9th grade – email@example.com/801-826-6087
The 2024-25 FAFSA is now open 24/7 for everyone; however, the website has still been experiencing some issues during its “Soft Launch” period.
Hillcrest will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on January 24, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Presentation Room and Career Center. The event is open to Senior students and their parents and will have volunteers available to assist with the completion of the FAFSA and answer any questions that may arise. Please be sure to have FSA IDs created beforehand (https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch). If there are any questions in the meantime, or any issues filling out the FAFSA arise, please contact the College Access Advisor, Halle Meckl, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 826-6092.
For additional scholarships, please check https://hhs.canyonsdistrict.org/scholarships/
Do you have a passion for science or math and an interest in advancing gender equity in the STEM disciplines? If so, we want you to apply for the prestigious ACCESS Scholars program at the University of Utah! ACCESS Scholars is a first-year research experience and scholarship. Application closes March 1, 2024. ACCESS is truly the start of a lifetime for any STEM major! This exceptional program has a 30+ year record of success and boasts a network of over 800 alumni.
For more details and to apply:
- ACCESS Website
- Follow ACCESS on Instagram: @uofu_access
- Email ACCESS Program Manager with questions: email@example.com
The Opportunity Scholarship application is open. Via the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE): “The priority deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship’s application is January 19th and we recommend that students submit the online scholarship application by this date. Students should complete the 24/25 FAFSA as early as possible, and no later than March 20th. Students can complete the scholarship application before completing a 24/25 FAFSA. The final deadline for the Opportunity application and FAFSA is March 20th.
Students, parents, or counselors with additional questions about the Opportunity Scholarship should contact the state scholarship team (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (801) 646-4812, website: www.opportunityscholarship.org)”
Baby Ads Deadline: January 13th
Dear Parent or Student,
Yearbook Recognition Ads are the perfect way to commemorate achievements and celebrate milestones. In addition, revenues from Recognition Ads help our school create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online, follow the instructions listed below. Jostens is responsible for our school’s yearbook ad sales. Please do not contact or send materials to the school. Please also consider our school’s ad content guidelines below during the creation of your ad online. All orders must be placed by 1/13/24.
Yearbook Sales: Due January 31st
Dear Parent or Student, the last day to buy a yearbook is January 31st. Purchase on Skyward or in the main office.
Cap and Gown
Senior and Parents, Please review the online ordering links below and order caps and gowns. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Jostens directly at Bryan.email@example.com or 801-766-6754.
*NOTE– all tassels, caps, and gowns will be delivered to the school close to graduation in Hillcrest school colors and designs.
- To order just the cap and gown package, please click HERE
- To order graduation packages that include custom graduation announcements, photo cards, senior swag, and the cap and gown please click HERE
- To order other individual graduation items, please click this HERE
- To order your graduation class ring, you can click this link HERE
- To order your Letter Jacket, you can click this HERE
Cultural Night Talent Show Auditions
Participate in our annual Hillcrest Cultural Night on March 7th by performing in our talent show. It is open to all talents and must be under three minutes long. To audition, please fill out the following form HERE and include a video of your performance by February 20th. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know? A whopping 59% of preteens and teens surveyed by Common Sense reported using their phones between midnight and 5 a.m. on school nights. Common Sense Media has practical tips to help kids establish a healthy balance between phones and sleep. https://cnyns.org/48k6C2P
Chinese Class Fundraiser
The Hillcrest Chinese Class is raising money for their annual Chinese New Year Festival! Money raised will be used to purchase costumes, props, & supplies for the festival. Donations can be made through our online SuccessFund found HERE. For questions, please contact email@example.com
Seal of Biliteracy
Juniors and Seniors! Can you speak more than one language? If so, consider applying to have the official Seal of Biliteracy added to your transcripts. Students who are proficient in English and a world language are eligible to apply for the seal starting November 27th. Applications close Friday, January 19, 2024. Applications can be completed online at https://sealofbiliteracy.canyonsdistrict.org/#/home. If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Hulet in room A320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a Community School!
- Our farmers market will start back up on January 17th at 2 pm in the Cafeteria. We will have fresh fruits, vegetables, and other pantry items available for students and their families. First come, first serve.
- January 17, February 7 & 21, March 6 & 20, April 17, May 1 & 15.
- Our Hillcrest Free Market provides food, clothing, laundry, and hygiene products for our students and their families. Students who want to visit the market must check in to student support in A171.
- Parents and families wanting to visit the Hillcrest Free Market will need to make an appointment with Liz Demke (email@example.com) Please be sure to check out our website or on Instagram @hillcrestfreemarket for updates.
- For more information about the market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 385-418-9490
Hillcrest Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) is here to serve the families of our school.
Spirit Night – Jan 25th at Café Rio Ft Union location 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Tell them you are with Hillcrest, and they will donate a portion of the proceeds to Hillcrest PTSA! Lunch or Dinner! (see flyer for details)
Husky Hero Winners
Monthly, the PTSA names 2 students per grade as Husky Heroes. They win a prize package, including a Husky Hero throw blanket. The 2 Seniors will win a PARKING PLACE for the month near the main entrance.
PTA Student Day at the Utah Capitol- February 13th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Students, do you want to know more about how our state legislature works? Students tour the Capitol, meet local legislators, and learn about the legislative process. Meet Utah PTA Forces for Good Award winners, and learn ways to affect positive change in your community. If you are interested in attending, email email@example.com
Need to stay WARM this winter? Order your super soft plush Husky Blanket! $75
Water bottles $10 ORDER TODAY at https://hillcresthuskies.memberhub.com/store
JOIN PTSA- don’t have time to volunteer but still want to support the school? JOIN PTSA!! Only $7 https://hillcresthuskies.memberhub.com/store
Or Drop off cash/check to the Main Office in an envelope with your name and contact info and “PTSA”
The nominating committee is now formed to find candidates to serve on the PTSA Board next school year. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact PTSA at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA Board 2023-24: Pres- Rebecca Martin, Sec- Becca Staker, Treasurer- Chelsea Worth, VP Membership- Kayo Robinson, VP Advocacy- Stacey Kratz