HUSKY STRONG NEWSLETTER:
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
Welcome Back Huskies! We are excited to start a new school year with you!
*In this Husky Strong, you will find information about: Principal’s Message, Parent Teacher Conferences, Attendance Postcards, PTSA Information, Week of Events, Community Events, Key Dates, School Flyers*
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H Town, hope all is well!
We feel positive vibes here at HHS and thank each patron and student for their trust and participation. Our goal this year is 95% attendance. We need all students to come to school and be in class each day. There are many positive benefits from attending class regularly including avoiding credit recovery and a feeling of belonging to Hillcrest.
We hope for a united student body who are focused on safety, respect, and responsibility. This year we have asked teachers to choose one of their classes to participate in a small service project around the school. Students who choose to participate will make HHS a cleaner and better place. Students will also enjoy the rewards that comes with giving back. Go Huskies!
Parent Teacher Conferences:
It is that time of year for parent-teacher conferences! Parent-teacher conferences will be held one day in person and one day virtually using Zoom.
In-Person Parent Conferences will be held on 9/26 from 3:30-7:30 pm
Virtual Parent Conferences on Zoom on 9/27 3:30-7 pm.
Similar to last year, families will be placed into a virtual “waiting room” when joining their Zoom conference on 9/27. Next week’s newsletter will have detailed information to access teachers’ zoom conferences.
We will have interpreters available in the HHS Commons for the following languages for In Person Conferences on 9/26: Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. Please contact Dina Kohler if you would like additional interpretation services at 801-862-6013
Free Flu Vaccines for all HHS families will be available during both days of the conferences in the HHS Commons.
Upcoming Key Dates
Schedule and Events
September 14, 2022
September 24, 2022
September 26 & 27, 2022
Parent Teacher Conferences and Flu Clinic
September 26, 2022
Deadline to register for October ACT
School Safety Instruction Video
Teachers will be showing a school safety video during APP to students on September 26th. The video will explain the Run, Hide, Fight, and drill. This drill is a district-endorsed response to active inside threats. Please view and review the video with your student. Please click the following link to view: Run, Hide, Fight Video
Job Openings at Hillcrest
Full-Time Custodian Needed
Hillcrest is looking for a full-time custodian to keep our building and surrounding grounds clean and in good repair. The schedule is Monday through Friday, $14.29 per hour but after completing all the training there is a pay increase of $16.16 per hour. Please let Hillcrest Facilities Manager Dalvi Aguilera (801-541-3272) know if you have any other questions. Please see our Canyons District Website to apply HERE.
Students who have an older Chromebook (HP G3, G4, or G5) should bring their Chromebook and charger to the library to exchange them for a new Chromebook. The newer models will run faster and have fewer complications.
Students who are struggling with attendance will receive daily attendance postcards from their teachers. Postcards are a friendly reminder for students and parents that they are missed in class. Parents can verify a student’s attendance via skyward or call the attendance office at 801-826-6010.
Shoutout to our Girl’s Soccer Team! Under their new coach Brett Davis, Hillcrest girls are currently 8-2 and ranked #9 in the UHSAA 5A classification! They are led by 6 amazing seniors and talented underclassmen. We wish them continued success in the rest of their season.
To buy tickets please click HERE. To view live Hillcrest sporting events please click HERE
JOIN Hillcrest High PTSA and support the parents, teachers, and students! Only $7 WE NEED YOU!
Open Positions include:
*Blanket Sales Chair
*Battle of the Bands Coordinator
Husky Swag is available! Husky Blankets are $75 for a super plush blanket. Show your Husky Pride! Also for sale – sports water bottles for $10 and decals for $3 Click HERE to buy your swag.
Reflections Art Contest! 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 will be in October, so start your entries today! Check out www.utahpta.org/ref for more information.
Spirit Night at Café Zupas
Next Wed Sept 21st Eat at Café Zupas Ft Union location from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm and tell them you are with Hillcrest and they will donate to Hillcrest PTSA! Online orders count too! Great way to support our school!
Husky Hero awards are given each month to two students in each grade who: Make a significant effort to help others, promote school unity, or overcome obstacles and improve themselves in some way.
Do you know a Husky who should be a recognized Hero? Anyone can submit a nomination– faculty, staff, parents, or other students. Nominations should be submitted by the 23rd of each month. Paper nomination forms are available in the main office.
Online submissions are at: https://forms.gle/uCwUp2A3za9WRfvg7
PTSA Student Service Club
Is your student looking for a way to belong and make a difference? Join PTSA Student Service Club! They meet about once a month to do service for our school community. First Meeting is Wed Sept 14th, 2:30-3:30 pm in the Conference Room. Students will be making posters for a FOOD DRIVE that will happen in Oct. Join the Club today!! Service Hours count for IB CAS, LIA, NHS, etc! Click HERE to join
Vision Screening Volunteers Needed Sept 14 and 15th. The school nurse needs help during vision screenings to help students get checked in. Need 2 people per shift each day. Shifts are 8am-10am, 10am – 12noon, and 12 noon -1:30pm. Sign up HERE if you can help!
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Arts Council Fiction Contest, Tyler Library D&D, Voyage into Health Professions, & Affordable Connectivity Program. Please click HERE for more info.