7350 South 900 E, Midvale, UT 84047

HUSKY STRONG 01/17/2024


Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah

*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Upcoming Events, Senior Corner, Cultural Night, Seal of Biliteracy, Community School, & PTSA Message*

Keep up with all that is happening at Hillcrest High School. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram (@hillcrest.huskies) and our SBO Instagram (@hillcrestsbo) 

Upcoming Events




January 24 (6 pm – 8 pm)

Hope Week

January 22-26

Last Day for Semester Two Schedule Changes

January 29 

Last Day to Purchase Yearbook

January 31 

To view the school calendar, please click HERE

We are Hillcrest

Counseling Message

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 – nicole.huff@canyonsdistrict.org/801-826-6119
  • Kim Walters: 11th grade – kimberly.walters@canyonsdistrict.org/801-826-6168
  • Eric Murdock: 10th grade – eric.murdock@canyonsdistrict.org/801-826-6023
  • John Oliver: 9th grade – john.oliver@canyonsdistrict.org/801-826-6087

Senior Corner

Senior Pennant

Seniors! If you have not ordered a senior pennant, please use the following link to order: https://forms.gle/oFafgqGu4EtMco9Q7 Orders will close by 1/29/24.


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 halle.meckl@canyonsdistrict.org or (801) 826-6092.

Seniors interested in attending BYU in the Fall: Due to changes with the FAFSA this year, BYU has extended their FAFSA submission deadline to March 5, 2024.


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:

The Opportunity Scholarship application is open. The Opportunity Scholarship: The priority deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship is January 19, 2024. You can submit the application for the scholarship by that date and submit the FAFSA no later than March 20, 2024, to be considered.  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: scholarships@ushe.edu, phone: (801) 646-4812, website: www.opportunityscholarship.org)”

​​Seniors interested in attending Snow College in the Fall: The Snow College Student Association (SCSA) is looking for new freshman Student Body Officers! The SCSA is a great way for students to get involved, make lasting friendships, build resume-worthy experiences, and make a large impact on the student experience at Snow. All positions receive scholarship assistance! The application is open now and will close on March 11, 2024. All admitted students are welcome to apply: https://snow.edu/studentlife/office/elections.html

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.

Baby Ad Instructions


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.durfey.office@jostens.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 

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 elena.foley@canyonsdistrict.org.

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 lian.feng@canyonsdistrict.org

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 jordan.hulet@canyonsdistrict.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 (elizabeth.demke@canyonsdistrict.org) Please be sure to check out our website or on Instagram @hillcrestfreemarket for updates.

For more information about the market, please contact elena.foley@canyonsdistrict.org or call/text 385-418-9490

PTSA Information

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. 

Miguel Pereira
Vaishnavi Kothamasu

Ruthy Williams
Amber Mayne

Maggie Talbot
Kody Lambert

Helen Frazier
Micah Hoesch-Robinson

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 hhs.huskies.ptsa@gmail.com

PTSA Board 2023-24: Pres- Rebecca Martin, Sec- Becca Staker, Treasurer- Chelsea Worth, VP Membership- Kayo Robinson, VP Advocacy- Stacey Kratz

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 


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 hhs.huskies.ptsa@gmail.com

Flyers and Events

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