HUSKY STRONG NEWSLETTER:
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: ACT Testing, Parent Teacher Conferences, APP/Attendance, PTSA, Community School Info, and Calendar of Events*
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Upcoming Key Dates
SCHEDULE & EVENTS
February 28 & March 1, 2023
Parent-Teacher Conferences (See below for additional details)
March 2, 2023
Early Release at 12:03 pm
March 3, 2023
March 6, 2023
Virtual Learning Day
March 7, 2023
Mandated State ACT for all Juniors (7:15 am)
No school for All EXCEPT Juniors
Parent Teacher Conferences
We are looking forward to our upcoming parent-teacher conferences. Conferences will be held over two days on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 1st.
Please stay tuned for a Parent Square Message next week with teacher links.
Tuesday, February 28th In person from 3:30 pm-7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 1st Zoom Conferences from 3:30 pm-7:00 pm
Interpreters for Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic will be available on both days in the Hillcrest Cafeteria. If you need additional interpreting languages please call 801-826-6167 to schedule.
Parents! During our in-person PTC on February 28th, our College Access Advisor, Max Huftalin, will be giving a presentation and answering any questions that concern the FAFSA, Scholarships, and other financial aid for college. This presentation will begin at 5 pm in the Hosting Room, A176. Please attend if you have any questions about any of these topics or the college admission process in general! The presentation and Q&A should last roughly an hour.
Graduation Reminders (Seniors Only)
The countdown to graduation has begun! It will be here before you know it! Here are a few important reminders:
- For those who have already ordered announcements, they will be delivered to your school on Thursday, February 23rd during lunch. All orders must be paid in full to receive your order. Please go online at Jostens.com or call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay the remaining balance.
- IF YOU HAVEN’T ORDERED YOUR CAP AND GOWN: Caps and gowns must be ordered as soon as possible to ensure we have the size and to have it delivered at the school on time. Order online at www.jostens.com.
- Graduation announcements/invites? Official and custom school announcements or Personalized Photo announcements can still be ordered. You can design, personalize and easily order your invites at www.jostens.com. Questions? Call 1-800-567-8367.
- Senior Graduation Rings can also still be ordered, customized, and delivered to you within four weeks of the order. Visit www.jostens.com to view the graduation jewelry catalog and to place your order.
Congratulations on your accomplishments and enjoy the rest of your Senior Year!
– Jonathan Green, Representative, Jostens
ACT Testing (Juniors Only)
Attention all students and parents:
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–and this year, all testing will be digital. 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 7, 2023, which is an A Day. This test is for JUNIORS ONLY. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will NOT attend school on this day. All students are invited to consult virtually with their teachers from 1:00–2:25 PM.
Digital ACT testing will begin no later than 7:40 a.m. No students will be admitted after testing starts. Picture ID is required. Students should bring their fully charged, school-issued Chromebook, #2 pencils, and an appropriate calculator. See www.myact.org for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Williams in the Counseling Center at 801-826-6165.
IMPORTANT TESTING REMINDERS:
Arrive ON TIME to your assigned room – testing begins no later than 7:40 am
- Bring a Photo ID (current school ID or Driver’s License)
- Bring your fully charged school-issued Chromebook
- Bring a #2 pencil and a permitted calculator
- 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, or any unauthorized testing aids
ACT Testing Schedule:
Juniors arrive.………………………………………………….7:00 – 7:30 AM
Juniors begin check-in for testing.……….….…..7:20
Distribute Materials/Verbal Instructions……..7:40
*English Test .……………………………………..…………….45 Minutes
Math Test …………………………………………………………60 Minutes
Reading Test…………………………….…….…….…………..35 Minutes
Science Test ……………………………………..…………..….35 Minutes
Materials Check-in………..……………………………..…..11:20 Staff Check-In Materials
Lunch (for all students)…………………………..….……11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Virtual Teacher Consultation Time (for all students)….1:00 – 2:25 PM
*Students will not be admitted if they arrive after testing begins.
*State ACT make up test will be on March 14, 2023.
**BUSES WILL RUN AT THE REGULAR TIMES**
The purpose of APP is to provide an opportunity during the school day for students to receive added support from their current teachers. APP is an attendance-based class. Students MUST attend APP to receive credit/grade. The grade earned in APP does affect your GPA.
Please be aware that teachers may have different rules for accepting APP passes. Students may not be wandering the hallways without an APP pass. Please note students are not allowed to go to another APP class if they have a substitute teacher.
Thank you for your help in reminding students to attend APP.
Attendance and Doors Updates
All teachers have been asked to send students that are late to class to the attendance office to check-in. Students sent down to the office will receive a check-in slip and turn it into their teacher. Side doors will be locked.
Our hope is that by sending students to check-in we will keep our hallways safe and clear. We will also be able to identify and provide additional support to our chronically late, truant, and absent students. Let your administrator know if you have any questions or concerns.
Please be aware that we will be locking all the exterior doors at Hillcrest except the doors at the main entrance (west side) during the school day.
Doors will open five minutes prior to a class change and lock again after the tardy bell. The doors will also open for both lunches.
We ask that all enter the school through the main doors on the west side of the building.
During school hours, All visitors are required to check in at the main office and receive a visitor badge to be able to walk through the building.
WBL Career Corner
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month! Taking Career and Technical Education classes in high school is an important key to the future success of your student. C.T.E. provides the opportunity to explore a variety of career areas that will equip your student with the academic knowledge and technical skills needed for entry into a global workforce. For a list of C.T.E. classes offered at Hillcrest High School visit: hhs.canyonsdistrict.org/cte/
CANYONS Job Shadow Day
Job Shadow day on Feb 15th was a success for Canyons District. Students from all 5 high schools participated in simultaneous job shadows at various locations. Hillcrest had 17 students attend. The sites consisted of Conyers and Nix Law Firm, Think Architecture, Legislatures at Capitol, Ivory Homes Architecture, Hogan Construction, OC Tanner for business, VCA Willow Creek Vet Hospital, Sign Hub for graphics, Huntsman Cancer Research, and Jack & Jill Daycare. Check out more pictures; Job Shadow Pics 2023
SheTech Explorer Day is Feb 28th
This event will be in person at the Mountain America Expo Center. There will be a bus and space is limited students may register online to secure their classes at Shetechexplorer.com
Please watch this fine video from Good Things Utah to learn more. SHETECH VIDEO
Girls may sign up with Ms. Burbank, the Work-Based Learning Facilitator in room A-139.
We are a Community School!
The Hillcrest Free Market is seeking donations of snacks such as granola bars. We are completely out! Donations can be made at the front office. We also have several students waiting for clothing listed HERE on our Amazon wish list or you can donate to our Success Fund. Our market is run 100% on community donations and partnerships.
If you or you know of families that would like to participate in our monthly meal or weekly produce bags please have them fill out this form HERE and we will contact them. Meal bags typically include eggs, meat, and other items.
Events and Resources:
Each week we will feature community events and local resources in Midvale or surrounding areas. Please note, these events and resources are NOT sponsored by Hillcrest High School. Please click HERE for more info.
PTSA Spirit Night
Raising Cane’s Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 11 am-1 pm and 5 pm-8 pm at Midvale location, 890 East Fort Union Blvd. Dine in-take-out, or drive-thru. MENTION you are with HILLCREST and Raising Canes will donate 15% to Hillcrest PTSA.
Meal for Teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences- Wed March 1st
We need help providing dinner for the 150 faculty and staff for Wed March 1st. We are serving chili, salad, rolls and dessert. PLEASE SIGN UP if you can donate food! Food needs to be brought to the Main Office no later than 2:00 pm on Wed March 1st. (You can bring it in the morning and we will keep crock pots warm or perishables cold in a fridge.)
Parents of Seniors- GRAD NIGHT is coming!
We need parent volunteers to plan activities and food for GRAD NIGHT- the all-night party for graduating Seniors. To be held at Dimple Dell Rec Center 10 pm- 5 am on May 25th Email what committee you would like to join! email hhs.huskies.ptsa@gmail
Husky Blankets for sale! $75 for a super plush blanket. Sports water bottles for $10 and decals for $3 Show your Husky Pride! Want to avoid cc fees? You can purchase in the Main Office using cash/check.
Did you know that only 217 Hillcrest parents have joined PTSA this school year? WE NEED YOU!
JOIN Hillcrest High PTSA and support the parents, teachers, and students! Only $7
Or Drop off cash/check to the Main Office in an envelope with your name and contact info and “PTSA”
We love serving you and our school but we need more parents!
PTSA Board 2022-23: Pres- Rebecca Martin, Sec- Becca Staker, Treasurer- Chelsea Worth, VP Membership- Kayo Robinson, VP Advocacy- Stacey Kratz
Hillcrest 1 Week Calendar of Events: