HUSKY STRONG NEWSLETTER:
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Key Dates, Hillcrest Shoutouts, Parent Square, Free Vision Clinic, UCAW, FAFSA Completion Night, Halloween Expectations, PTSA Information, Week of Events, Community Events, School Flyers*
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Upcoming Key Dates
SCHEDULE & EVENTS
October 19, 2022
End of First Quarter
October 20-21, 2022
Fall Break (No School)
October 26, 2022
Free Vision Clinic
October 24-28, 2022
Utah College Application Week (UCAW) Week for Seniors
October 27, 2022
FAFSA Completion Night for Seniors
October 29, 2022
Husky Howl (Halloween Dance)
We are Hillcrest
Check out all the Hillcrest Clubs. Click HERE for a list, if interested please reach out to the advisor listed.
Hillcrest High School now has a team store for the entire school! This team store is live 24/7 and includes multiple options for anyone looking for Hillcrest gear. It will ship directly to you! Currently, there is a 25% discount for our grand opening. Check out the store HERE
To buy Hillcrest sporting events tickets please click HERE.
To view live Hillcrest sporting events please click HERE
Hillcrest High School is using Parent Square! Parent Square is a free app used for communication between parents, teachers, and staff from Hillcrest. Parent Square uses information from skyward including name, phone number, email address, and home language to register an account for Parents. Parents are able to communicate and see messages from teachers and staff in their home language. Download the app on the Apple or Android store! For an overview of Parent Square click the following video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOaxk_u0mqA
Hillcrest Free Vision Clinic
The Hillcrest Free Vision Clinic has changed the date to OCTOBER 26th. We are partnering with Utah Partners for Health to offer free vision screenings and glasses to students who cannot afford them on October 26th during school. Please contact Elena Foley in Office A171A, call 801-826-6167, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FAFSA Completion Night Information
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is used to determine financial aid eligibility and is required to be completed at all colleges for scholarship consideration. It is strongly recommended that Seniors complete the FAFSA. Hillcrest will host its annual FAFSA Completion night on October 27th from 6 pm-8 pm. We will have college financial aid advisors available to assist families with the completion of the FAFSA and to answer any questions that you have. Spanish interpreters will be available. You will need to bring the following to FAFSA completion night: A copy of your student and parents 2021 tax return, Social Security Cards, and your FSA ID if you have completed it. If you have any questions, please reach out to Max Huftalin at email@example.com or Atiya Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NoUCAW (Utah College Application Week)
- Monday, Oct. 24, Kick-off Assembly- We will have Dr. Rick Robbins, our superintendent, and Shawn Newell, Utah Higher Ed Board member, speaking to our seniors. They will then go to two break-out college sessions of their choice. Seniors will be excused from 8:45 am-11 am on Monday, Oct. 24 for the assembly. After the assembly, Jostens will be in the presentation room to hand out senior packets. Packets will be available in the front office for students unable to pick them up.
- Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26– counselors will be in senior ELA classes helping seniors apply to college. All other English classes will discuss the UCAW Newsletter and learn college terminology.
- Thursday, October 27 – makeup application day for seniors that were absent Tuesday or Wednesday.
Halloween Day and Howl Expectations
On October 29, 2022, Hillcrest High School will have the Husky Howl Dance (Halloween Dance). Tickets will be sold during lunches in the cafeteria. As part of our school-wide efforts to keep students safe, we are requiring students who want to bring a date or friend from another school, to fill out the Guest Request Form.
There will be provided copies of this form in the main office for students to pick up. Students will be asked to provide a student ID to enter the dance. If students do not provide their ID, they will not be allowed in the dance. Students coming from other schools must bring their ID along with the Guest Request Form. If they cannot produce those, they will not be allowed in the dance.
Hillcrest students must accompany a Guest. This means the ratio must be 1 Hillcrest student to every 1 Guest Student. No exceptions are allowed.
School Dance and Halloween Day Dress Code Requirements
For those students who would like to dress up for the Halloween Dance (Husky Howl) or Halloween day, they are more than welcome to, as long as they follow the guidelines listed below. Regular school rules regarding the dress code must be followed.
- No masks and no more than 50% of your face can be painted. No props, canes, sticks, glow sticks, or weapon-like items of any kind are allowed. No fake blood or other substances that will spill or cause a mess will be allowed.
- Students may not wear anything suggestive or provocative in nature. No underwear as outerwear will be allowed.
- Nothing that promotes the use of illegal substances or activities, derogatory or disrespectful, or portrays violence.
- Students must show respect to other students by not touching, defacing, or insulting other students’ costumes.
- Students must show respect for others by not choosing costumes that are insensitive and/or offensive to the diverse backgrounds represented by others at our school.
BE RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE!
Anyone who does not follow the Halloween Dance Dress Code will be subject to the dress code violation consequences or further disciplinary action such as a call home for a change of clothing, no admission into the dance or removal from the dance. If you or your student have questions on whether their costume follows the dress code, please reach out to the Assistant Principal over your student. Please make every effort to keep this Dance fun and safe for all students.
Congratulations to our Husky Hero Winners for October
Freshman: Mi Yun Grayson & Leilani Ramirez
Sophomores: Jacob Roy & Steven Hoskins
Juniors: Mia Mancera & Aubrey Colson
Seniors: Alexis Maulden & Michkat Abderahim
Thank you for making a difference in our Husky community! Please stop by the main office to pick up your gift bag. We want to thank Classic Fun Center, Chick-fil-a, Zao, Chipotle, and Allstar bowling for their support.
Do YOU know who would be a good Husky Hero? Hillcrest PTA recognizes 8 students each month as Husky Heroes. Nominate someone today by clicking on this link!
Online submissions are at: https://forms.gle/uCwUp2A3za9WRfvg7
Reflections Art Contest DEADLINE OCT 28th!
The theme is “SHOW YOUR VOICE.” Start working on your entries in the following categories: 2D Visual Art, 3D Art, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Photography, and Music Composition. (There is even a category for special needs artists).
Deadline October 28th so start your entries today!
Check out www.utahpta.org for more information.
Looking for a Holiday gift?? Order a Husky Blanket!
Husky Blankets for sale! $75 for a super plush blanket. Show your Husky Pride!
Also for sale- sports water bottles for $10 and decals for $3
Did you know you can purchase in the Main Office using cash/check (and avoid cc fees)?
JOIN Hillcrest High PTSA and support the parents, teachers, and students! Only $7 WE NEED YOU!
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:
Weekly Calendar Community Events:
Each week we will feature community events in Midvale or surrounding areas. Please note, these events are not sponsored by Hillcrest High School. This week: Midvale City Halloween and Service Project, Tyler Library Events & Affordable Connectivity Program. Please click HERE for more info.
HHS School Flyers and Events