7350 South 900 E, Midvale, UT 84047


HUSKY STRONG 05/17/2023


Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah


*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Graduation, Summer School, Summer Bridge Program, Community School Info, PTSA, and Calendar of Events*

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Attention Parents of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students.

On May 25th, students will not attend traditional classes due to the Graduation Ceremony.  If your student does choose to attend, lunch will be served, and classes, for all students, will only be held in the STEM BUILDING and MAIN GYM. We welcome your student to attend, but as a reminder, it will not be a traditional day of school. The bus schedule will run as normal.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be available for pick up on May 24th.  We do not have any extra Yearbooks however, we will provide Signature Pages for those who did not order a yearbook by the deadline. Students will sign Yearbooks outside and restrooms will be available. Due to the warm temperature, it is advised to bring water.

Upcoming Key Dates



Senior Graduation

May 25th at 9:30 am at the Maverik Center

(Graduating seniors must arrive at 8:30 am)

See graduation reminders for more details. 

AP & IB Testing

May 1st – May 19th

Last Day of School

May 26th

We are Hillcrest

Check out all the Hillcrest Clubs. Click HERE for a list, if interested please reach out to the advisor listed.

To buy Hillcrest sporting events tickets please click HERE.

Graduation Reminders (Seniors Only)

Congratulations Graduating Seniors! Graduation is approaching, and Hillcrest is proud of all you have achieved in high school. The class of 2023 Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 9:30 am in the Maverik Center. Graduating seniors need to report to the Maverik Center by 8:30 am. 

Please see below for important senior graduation dates:

  • May 18: Senior Awards Night, 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. presentation in the Auditorium. By invitation only. Please click HERE to turn in remotely.
  • May 18: Senior Decision Day celebration, 12:00 pm.
  • May 20: Senior Dinner Dance, HHS Football Field 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Pre-Sold Ticket price:  $30.00. This is a full-catered meal and dance to follow. No heels. Hillcrest seniors only.
  • May 22: IB Recognition Night, 6:30 p.m. HHS Commons by invitation only.      
  • May 23: Mandatory Graduation practice, 8:30 am – 10:00 a.m., gym. Be on time!
  • May 23: Traditions Assembly (All grades), Auditorium, 10:15 am – 11:30 am
  • May 23: Senior BBQ, East side gym entrance, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • May 24: Mandatory Graduation practice, 8:30 am – 9:30 am in the gym.  Be on time!
  • May 24: Senior Yearbook Pick up,  9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • May 25: Graduation Ceremony, Maverik Center, 9:30 am – 11:30 am Take pictures prior to the Graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be turned in immediately following the ceremony! Seniors need to be there at 8:30 am. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8z3WxqU5g
  • May 25: Underclassmen (9th-11th) will attend classes in the gym and stem building.

Graduation will be here before you know it!  Here are a few additional reminders:

  1. If you have ordered your cap and gown, they are in the counseling center with your name on it. If there is a hold on your cap and gown please talk to your counselor. 
  2. 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 to the school on time. Order online at  www.jostens.com.
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Attention seniors! Please take the senior survey to get your cap and gown. You must show proof that you completed the survey to your counselor. Please see the following link: csdsurveys.canyonsdistrict.org

Arena Schedule Change

Arena scheduling has opened for the 2023-2024 School Year schedule changes.  It will then close at 11:59 pm on May 24, 2023. Please note that this is the only time you will be able to go on and make changes to your schedule for next year.  Additionally, there may be some courses that are locked and cannot be changed. Finally, please be careful when changing schedules. If a class is full and you have already dropped the class, you may not get it back. Please be especially careful in changing core classes and classes needed for graduation. 

If you need to make changes, refer to the directions below:

Arena Schedule Change Directions:

  1. Login to Skyward Family and Student access at www.skyward.canyonsdistrict.org
  2. Click on the “Arena Scheduling” link under the student’s name.
  3. View your current schedule by clicking the “view/print schedule” link in blue near the top of the page.
  4. If your schedule looks good, you don’t need to do anything.
  5.  If you would like to make a change, plan which classes to switch before you delete a class.
  6. To add a class, select “Search Options” and then click “Apply Filter” to locate a course by name, period, subject, or teacher.
  7. If there are seats available in the class you want, “Add” will appear.  Click “Add” to put the class in your schedule.
  8.  View your updated schedule again by clicking “view/print schedule.”  Make sure all eight periods have a class selected.  This means if you have an “add class here” in your schedule, YOU MUST FILL THAT PERIOD WITH A CLASS – DO NOT LEAVE IT.

Congratulations Huskies

Two of our very own Hillcrest students have been selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Seniors Michael Ogden Chen and Priyanka Mathews are two of the 161 students from across the country who earned the prestigious honor based on their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Way to go, huskies. 

Congratulations to Hillcrest student Edwin Salinas. He was awarded the Canyons School District Superintendent’s Choice Award. This award is given to students who have shown inspiring levels of resilience, personal strength, and dedication to learning. We congratulate you Edwin!

Congratulations to our Hillcrest students who have won the Draper Visual Art Foundation 2023 Art Scholarship Competition. The Draper Visual Arts Foundation is an organization dedicated to promoting art education and creation. This scholarship competition is open to seniors in the Canyons School District.

This year Hillcrest brought home 6 of 13 awards, including the grand prize and $3100 in prize money. Award Winners:

  • Blaise Brady (Grand Prize – $1000)
  • Emma Cecil (3rd Place 2D  -$300)
  • Jonathan Madill (3rd Place Photography – $300)
  • Lenny Beddoes (1st Place 3D – $700)
  • Imogen Valentine (2nd Place 3D – $500)
  • Alex Knorr (3rd Place 3D – $300)

Blaise Brady, Ti Jessop, and Jonathan Madill were also featured on Fox 13’s Good Day Utah.

Students at Hillcrest High School have earned Academic All-State Awards in spring sports. The UHSAA’s academic All State distinction is reserved for students who have a 4.0 cumulative GPA or meet an index score that takes into account a student’s grades and college entrance exam scores. Congratulations to the following Hillcrest Students:

  • Boys Tennis: Roy King
  • Boys Track & Field: Jacob Baird, Kunal Kamteker, Naoto Robinson, Samuel Martin
  • Boys Soccer: Connor Walton
  • Baseball: Eric Torina
  • Girls Track & Field: Abigail Slama-Catron, Maria Manousakis, Teya Snowder

Students at Hillcrest High School have earned top honors at Career and Technical Education Student Organization (CTSOs) competitions. CTSOs give students an opportunity to showcase their career readiness in fields. Over the past several months, HHS students have competed at state conferences. Here are our HHS first-place winners:

  • DECA: Pranavi Gundu and Swetha Iyer (International Business Plan)
  • FBLA: Kevin Yu (Accounting), Swetha Iyer (Business Law), Adarsh Ramarkirshann (Computer Problem Solving), Nayantara Nair (Help Desk), Mahika Acharya (Insurance & Risk Management), Allen Liuang (Introduction to Information Technology), Deeraj Vislawth (Networking Infrastructure), Aditya Mole (Securities and Investments)
  • HOSA: Kalli Van Dijk and Sowmya Paritala (Health Education), Miles Vlam (Medical Reading)

AP Testing

AP exams begin May 1st. Check your exam date/time on the College Board. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Williams in the counseling center. Please bring two number two pencils, a pen with black or dark blue ink, & a permissible calculator for certain exams. Do not bring cell phones, smart watches, food, or mechanical pencils. Please review the terms and conditions before test day at cb.org/apexamterms

Counseling Center Survey

The Hillcrest High School Counseling Center is currently conducting a Needs Assessment and needs your help!  We are collecting information from parents through a brief online survey.  

The results will help us know which areas we need to focus on to best support your students. Please click on the link below and choose Hillcrest High School from the drop-down menu to take this brief survey. 


Football Program

Summer Football is almost here which means sign-ups for our camps and clinics are now LIVE! Please follow the links below to sign up for our High School, and Youth, football activities this Summer. Registration is required to attend all camps and clinics, so be sure to click the links below and register today!

  • Strength & Conditioning Session 1: (June 5-9, June 12-16)


  • Strength & Conditioning Session 2: (June 19-23, July 17-21)


  • Padded Summer Camp: (July 10-14)


  • Youth Football Camp – Grades 2-8: (June 26, 27)


Please email Coach Kaelin with any questions: robert.kaelin@canyonsdistrict.org

Summer Cross Country

Want to Run with the Huskies? Find out about Hillcrest High’s Cross Country Team
Please attend the Parent and Athlete Meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 in the Presentation Room

  • Athletes in Grades 4th – 12th are invited to our Summer Training Camp
  • Summer Training Camp is June – August weekdays at 6:00 am

Questions? Email scott.stucki@gmail.com

Library upcoming End of Year Due Dates:

May 19 & 22—Textbook Return

May 22—All unreturned items will be put on Skyward as a fine

Career Corner

The Wasatch Health Science internship for seniors 2023-24

We are so excited to have this opportunity again for our students. Two students per semester will be chosen.  Key things to be aware of: 

  • Students must drive or be able to get to all the internship sites and Corner Canyon for internship classes. 
  • The student must be immunized. 
  • Students are required to wear scrubs. 
  • Each selected student will be provided with the required documentation once selected. 
  • The internship is from 1:30-3 pm on Tuesday or Wednesday each week, depending on A day / Bday rotation- there will be an individual schedule for the student.

Please see Mrs. Cher in room A139 or email at Cher.burbank@canyonsdistrict.org for an application.

Summer School

Students! Hillcrest will host two summer school sessions in the presentation room, 8 am-12 pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Session 1: May 30-June 8 (to sign up, click HERE)
  • Session 2: June 12 – June 22 (to sign up, click HERE)

All classes will be in person. Each class completed is worth .25 credits. Grades earned in summer school are not for grade replacement and are for credit recovery ONLY. Coursework must be completed during the summer school sessions. Students must bring a charged Chromebook and charger each day. Bussing transportation will be provided at elementary schools. Please see the flyer for more information. Counselors will be available on Monday, May 30th, and June 12th to help with the registration of courses. 

Math Summer Bridge Programs

Canyons School District High School Math Secondary Honors Summer Bridge Course

If you are an incoming 10th grader who took Secondary I in 9th grade and would like to take Secondary II HONORS in 10th grade, this course is for you!

During this class, students will study the Pre-Calculus concepts taught in the Secondary I Honors course: vectors, matrices, determinants, Cramer’s rule, and operations on matrices and vectors. Students will need to show mastery of concepts through the end-of-course assessment.

The class will be held June 5th- June 15th Monday-Thursday (No class on Fridays) 9 am-11 am. Classes will be held in person at Jordan High School (95 Beetdigger Blvd, Sandy, Utah 84070)

To register, please click HERE. Registration closes Friday, May 26th at 5 pm. For more information, please contact Allison Duncan (allison.duncan@canyonsdistrict.org)  

University of Utah Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students

The Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students at the University of Utah provides outstanding students an opportunity to develop their math talents to the fullest. Participants will receive three University credits in mathematics. 

Classes will be held June 20th – July 7th Monday-Friday. For more information and to apply to the program, please click HERE. Applications close on June 1st. For more information on the program, please contact Sean Lawley (lawley@math.edu.edu)

We are a Community School!

We will be handing out Summer Break Meal Bags for students and families Monday, May 22 starting at 2 pm in the cafeteria.

If your Hillcrest student will need new tennis shoes for the 23-24 school year, please email elizabeth.demke@canyonsdistrict.org to add them to our shoe list!

All summer long we will be collecting NEW tennis shoes (men and women, all adult sizes) and NEW backpacks for the next school year.  

For questions, donation drop off or pick up details, or if your family/neighborhood would like to host a donation drive, please email elizabeth.demke@canyonsdistrict.org

During the summer we will be continuing monthly meal bags and our farmers market. We will be distributing meal bags with fresh items on June 22nd and July 20th at 11:30 am outside of the Hillcrest Free Market. It is located on the west side of the building by the playground. It will be first come, first serve. Please see the flyer below!

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 Updates

Needs Assessment

Parents/Guardians- Hillcrest PTSA is setting our budget and priorities for next school year, and we need your help deciding where we spend our TIME and MONEY. Please fill out this SHORT SURVEY (should only take 2 minutes), and your student will get a TREAT!


Parents of Seniors- GRAD NIGHT is coming!

We need parent volunteers to run activities, prizes, food, and security for GRAD NIGHT- the all-night party for graduating Seniors. To be held at Dimple Dell Rec Center May 25th, 10 pm- 5 am. 



Do you or your company want to donate a prize? Anything from gift cards to squishmallows to earbuds or a new TV!!  We need door prizes to encourage the kids to stay at the party and be safe all night!

Contact Rebecca at hhs.huskies.ptsa@gmail

Buy your tickets for GRAD NIGHT NOW!! $25 for tons of FOOD, games, and awesome prizes! It’s a safe, fun place for our students to celebrate with other Hillcrest Seniors.


Looking for a Graduation Gift for your Senior????  Buy them a blanket!

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.


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.



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 has been reelected for the 2023-24 school year. Thank you for your service!

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: 

May 17 

  • AP Late Testing
  • Art Show in Gallery
  • IB Spanish/Bio in Presentation Rm (8 am-4 pm)
  • A “Relay” Quiet Race in Field House (2:30 pm-4 pm)
  • Cheer Weights in Weight Room (3 pm-4 pm)
  • Softball Practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Track Practice at Track and Football Field (3 pm-5 pm)
  • Boys Soccer Practice at Soccer Field (3:30 pm-7:30 pm)
  • Cheer Practice at Field House (4 pm-5 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball Open Gym in Main Gym (5 pm-7 pm)
  • Old/New SBO BBQ (5:30 pm-6:30 pm)
  • Boys Basketball Open Gym in Main Gym (7 pm-9 pm)
  • Dance Showcase in Aud (7 pm-10 pm)

May 18 

  • AP Late Testing
  • Art Show in Gallery
  • One – 45 min Lunch
  • Senior Decision Day
  • State Track Meet @ BYU
  • AP Physics 1 Testing in Hosting Rm (7 am-1 pm)
  • IB Bio/Psych in Presentation Rm (8 am-4 pm)
  • HOSA in Hosting Rm (2:30 pm-5 pm)
  • Softball Practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Boys Soccer Practice at Soccer Field (3:30 pm-7:30 pm)
  • Drill Team Practice in Main Gym (3:30 pm-7 pm)
  • Senior Awards Night in Auditorium (6 pm-9 pm)

May 19 

  • AP Late Testing
  • State Orchestra
  • IB Psych Test (8 am-12 pm)
  • Midvalley Elementary (Senior Visit) (9:30 am-10:30 am)
  • IB Field Day at Soccer Field (12 pm-1 pm)
  • Softball Practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Boys Soccer Practice at Soccer Field (3:30 pm-7:30 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball Open Gym in Main Gym (5 pm-7 pm)
  • Cheer Open Social in Gallery (6 pm-8 pm)
  • Spring Choir Concert (7 pm-10 pm)

May 20 

  • State Track Meet @ BYU
  • Callie Awards Setup (8 am-3 pm)
  • State Orchestra at Highland HS (12:30 pm-3:30 pm)
  • Senior Dinner Dance at Football Field (7 pm-10 pm)

May 22 

  • Softball practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Cheer Practice at Field House (4 pm-5 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball Open Gym in Main Gym (5 pm-7 pm)
  • Girls Soccer Open Gym in Field House (6 pm-9 pm)
  • IB Graduation Celebration in Commons (6:30 pm-10 pm)

May 23 

  • Senior BBQ
  • Traditions Assembly in Aud 
  • Arena Closes for schedule changes 2023-2024 school year (8 am-11:59 pm)
  • Graduation Speech Practice (8 am-8:30 am)
  • Graduation Practice (8:30 am-10:30 am)
  • Softball Practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Callie Awards in Aud (6 pm)
  • Soccer End of Year Banquet in Gallery (6:30 pm-9 pm)

May 24 

  • Exceptionally Late AP Tests 
  • Yearbook Handout and Locker Clean Out
  • Graduation practice (8 am-10:30 am)
  • Cheer Weights in Weight Room (3 pm-4 pm)
  • Softball Practice at Softball Field (3 pm-5:30 pm)
  • Cheer Practice at Field House (4 pm-5 pm)
  • Girls Volleyball Open Gym in Main Gym (5 pm-7 pm)

HHS School Flyers and Events

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