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Husky Strong


Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
February 26, 2020


***In this Husky Strong Newsletter, you will find the AP Exam, ACT, Census, Husky Strong, Baby Ads,Women in Business/Health Science Internship, HHS Social Media, HHS Opening,Upcoming Events***

AP Exam in May:

Attention all parents of students taking the AP exam in May.  All exams must be ordered on College Board @ www.apstudents.collegeboard.org by February 28, 2020.  THIS IS THE FINAL DAY TO ORDER YOUR EXAMS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.  You will be assessed a $40 late fee.  In addition, if you are wanting to drop an AP exam, February 28, 2020 is the final day to do so as well.  Again, you will be charged a $40 cancellation fee.  ALL FEES MUST BE PAID ON TOTAL REGISTRATION @ www.totalregistration.net.  Please contact Nicole Huff in the Counseling Center if you have any questions. 



March 3, 2020 - JUNIORS ONLY

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. 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 3, 2020 which is an A Day. ALL HHS students are invited to consult with teachers from 1:00-2:25pm.

Again, this test is for JUNIORS ONLY. Testing will begin at 7:45 a.m. No students will be admitted after testing starts. Picture ID is required. Pre-registration for the State ACT Test will be completed in U.S. History classes February 12-13, 2020.

For the test itself, students should bring #2 pencils and an appropriate calculator. See the ACT website for additional information. This will be covered in the pre-registration session. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hole in the Counseling Center at 801-826-6024.


  • DO
    • Arrive ON TIME to your assigned room – testing begins at 7:45a.m.
    • Bring Photo ID (current school ID or Drivers License)
    • Bring Number 2 pencils and a permitted calculator
  • DO NOT
    • 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, any unauthorized testing aids

Testing Schedule:

  • Juniors arrive.……………………………………………….………..7:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Juniors begin check in for testing.……………………..…..7:20 – 7:40 AM
  • Distribute Materials/Verbal Instructions………………..7:40 – 8:00 AM
  • *Test 1………………………………………………..………………….45 Minutes
  • Test 2……………………………………………………………………...60 Minutes
  • Break…………………………………………………………….………..15 Minutes
  • Test 3………………………………………………………….…………..35 Minutes
  • Test 4…………………………………………………………………..….35 Minutes
  • Materials Check-in………..……………………………………...11:20 Staff Check-In Materials
  • Lunch (for all students)…………………………………….…..11:50 AM – 12:50PM
  • Teacher Consultation Time(for all students).....…….1:00 PM – 2:25 PM

*Students will not be admitted if they arrive after test booklets are distributed.
*State ACT make up test will be March 24, 2020.




Census Spanish

Husky Strong:

Husky Strong Parent Meetings
Rigor. Relevance. Relationships

  • Wednesday, March 11th     6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Let's Talk" Community Meet and Greet 
    • "Let's Talk" is an informal opportunity for Black families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Principal Greg Leavitt and other school personnel. There will be a brief introduction by Principal Leavitt and the opportunity for a question and answer session.
  • Miercoles 11 de Marzo     6:30 - 7:30pm
  • "Hablemos" Reunión Comunitaria Para Conocernos y Platicar. Evento para familias Afroamericanas de Hillcrest.
    • "Hablemos" esta es una excelente oportunidad para conocer de manera informal al personal de las escuela Hillcrest y a su Principal el Sr. Greg Leavitt. En esta actividad habrá una pequeña introducció n ofrecida por el Sr. Greg Leavitt, luego tendremos una sesió n de preguntas y respuestas, para que tengas la oportunidad de aclarar dudas.

  • Tuesday, March 17th     6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Night in Room AT 200
    • Are you prepared? Workshop will discuss how parents/guardians can prepare for the cost of attending college. This presentation will be in Spanish/English.
    • Free Kidcare will be available.
  • FAFSA Completing Night
    • Do you have a Senior (12th Grader)? Need help completing your FAFSA? FAFSA Representatives, the college access advisor and counselors frmo Hillcrest will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA and help complete the application. For more information, Contact Olivia Cordova at (801) 826-6092.

  • Martes 17 de Marzo   6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Noche de Ayuda Financiera
    • Estas preparado? En este taller hablaremos como los padres/guardianes se pueden preparar para el costo de atender la universidad. La presentaciones serán en Ingles y Espanol.
    • Cuidado de ninos disponible.
  • Noche de Completar la forma del FAFSA
    • Tiene used un hijo/a en el 12 grado? Necesita ayuda completando la forma del FAFSA? Representates de FAFSA, consejera de acceso hacia la universidad, y consejeros de Hillcrest estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas del FAFSA y ayudarle a completar la forma. Para más informació n, contacte a Olivia Cordova al numero (801) 826-6092

  • Saturday, February 29 "Give Kids a Smile Day"
    **You MUST pre-register and have an appointment** FREE Full Dental Services for kis with NO DENTAL INSURANCE. Applications for the program are available at:
    • Midvale CBC Clinic
      49 West Center Street (7720 South), Midvale
      Telephone: (435) 887-9002
      Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
      Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sá bado 29 de Febrero "De Una Sonrisa al Niño"
    **Debe registrarse previamente y tener una cita** Servicios Dentales GRATIS para niños QUE NO TIENEN SEGURO DENTAL. Para inscribirse tiene que ir a la Clinica CBC.
    • Community Building Community Clinic
      49 West Center Street en Midvale
      Telefono: (435) 887-9002
      Lunes a Viernes de 9:00am - 3:00pm
      Sabados de 8:00am - 12:00pm 


Yearbook Baby Ads:

Baby Ads Deadline: February 27th
Please turn in your form to the main office at Hillcrest High School. Download this document for more details.


Women in Business/Health Science Internship:

  • Jr. Women in Business: a $1,000 scholarship opportunity through South Valley Chamber of Commerce. One girl is picked each year to go through the tasks of networking with the chamber at Women in Business events. In the end she receives her $1,000.00 to the college of her choice. Applications are online. See flyers below for additional information.
    English Flyer and Spanish Flyer

  • Next year’s internship selections are upon us with the Wasatch Health Science group and 4 students will be selected from Hillcrest for this internship (we are accepting applications now in the WBL office in back of the library) Deadline is April 3rd
    English Flyer and Spanish Flyer


HHS Social Media:

Follow Hillcrest High School on Social Media!
Facebook: Official Hillcrest High School
Instagram: @hillcrest.huskies
Twitter: @HillcrestHighSc
SBO Instagram: @hillcrestsbo

Make sure to read the latest news articles and view photo galleries at https://hillcresthuskies.com/

HHS Openings:

HHS has openings for immediate hire in the following areas:

  • 1 positions @ 15 hours/week - Cashier 10:30pm-1:30pm
  • 1 position @ 10 hours/week - Breakfast Aid 6:45am - 8:45am

Those interested, please contact Jan Hansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801-826-6013


Upcoming Event

  • February 26th, 2:30pm-5:00pm, Baseball Tryouts
  • February 26th, 3:00pm-6:15pm, Boys Soccer Tryouts @ East Midvale
  • February 26th, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Boys Tennis Tryouts @ Antczak Park
  • February 26th,3:00pm-7:00pm, FASFA Completion Night @ Career Lab
  • February 26th, 3:30pm-7:00pm, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 27th, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Boys Tennis Tryouts @ Antczak Park
  • February 27th, 5:125pm-6:00pm, Navajo Family Language Class @ A105
  • February 27th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Boys Soccer Dinner @ Cafeteria
  • February 27th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Swim Team Banquet @ Stem Atrium
  • February 28th, Drill Team Orlando Trip
  • February 29th, 8:00am-5:00pm, Unified Basketball Tournament
  • March 2nd, AP/IB Art Trip to San Fransisco
  • March 2nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Cheerleading Clinic @ Main Gym
  • March 3rd, State ACT Testing Day
  • March 3rd, 2:30pm-6:00pm, Vocal Solo/Ensemble Festival @ Choir Room
  • March 3rd, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Boys Tennis @ West
  • March 3rd, 6:00pm-7:00pm, HPAA Meeting @ ACR

Hope Week

Hillcrest High School's Hope Squad put on an amazing assembly to help students celebrate Hope Week. Here are a couple videos to show the powerful messages shared of hope, acceptance, and encouragement.



Sterling Scholars 2019-20

Congratulations to Hillcrest High School's 2019-20 Sterling Scholars. These students will go on to compete at the region level in their respective categories.

Business & Marketing: Rishab Balakrishanan      Computer Technology: Sanjana Kargi
Dance: Leah Christensen   English: Natalie Griffiths
Family & Consumer Science: Kaylee Brooke West   Instrumental Music: Horace Gao
Mathematics: Nathan Diggins   Science: Victor Petrov
Skilled & Technical Science: Allie Jones   Social Science: Francisco Meza
Speech, Theatre & Forensics: Momina Sial   Visual Arts: Milena Johnson
Vocal Performance: Emma Thomas   World Language: Theresa Fassler

Husky Resource Closet

“One Less Thing to Worry About”
Husky Resource Closet at Hillcrest High School

“One less thing to worry about. It’s tough, I tell you.” Assistant Principal Mrs. Brenda McCann exclaims. At Hillcrest High School, the new Community School Facilitator, Dr. Andrea G. Martinez has been working with the school administration, counselors, faculty, and donors to supply the Husky Resource Closet. The Husky Resource Closet is located inside the school and is stocked with hygiene and clothing items along with a food pantry for students to use. It is a confidential, safe, and welcoming space for students that need “one less thing to worry about.”

Items for the closet have been donated by multiple school and community partners. “One day, I received an email from a parent and asked, ‘how can I help?’ I emailed them a list of items our closet needed and two days later the items were delivered,” Dr. Martinez says. Increasing the items found in the Husky Resource Closet has been a team effort.  The Robotics Team did a food drive and collected non-perishable items. “They brought items they had at home or they went to the store and purchased them,” shared faculty club advisor Mr. Clief Castleton. The Latinos in Action student group helped to organize the items and created 70 weekend bags. FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) donated warm winter blankets and Key Club joined in and will be donating much needed gym clothes items along with underwear and socks. Drill Team collected hygiene items and created kits. “Knowing that there are Hillcrest students in-need and that we had the power to help them meant so much to all of my girls. As their coach, it was inspiring to see how much my girls were able to collect. I am very proud of their efforts,” says Drill Team Coach Ms. Divine. This precise sentiment shared by all club advisors and faculty. New and gently used clothing items have also been donated by staff and faculty.

In addition, 45 winter coats were delivered and donated by the Larry H. Miller Foundation. Clothing items and shoes were donated by Scheels. The Edwards Lifesciences corporation donated 100 hygiene kits and 300 snack kits. Through the generous donations of United Way of Salt Lake and private sponsors, a number of families will receive holiday assistance through the school’s “Sub-for-Santa.”

As a Community School, Hillcrest is a hub of academic learning, healthy child development, family support, and neighborhood cohesion. We are continuously working with community partners in connecting and aligning wraparound services for our students. For example, Utah Partners for Health’s free medical and vision mobile clinic will visit the school on January 8, 2019. We have also partnered with United Way to have community members volunteer as reading tutors. The volunteers work one-on-one in supporting our English Language Learners in core areas like math, science, and English.

We want to thank the generous support from our partners, donors and sponsors:

  • Hillcrest High Student Groups: Robotics Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Latinos in Action, Drill Team, Student Body Officers (SBOs), and International Baccalaureate (IB) Leadership
  • Scheels
  • United Way of Salt Lake
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Larry H. Miller Foundation
  • Kids Eat Program
  • Canyons Education Foundation
  • Canyons’ Student Advocacy and Access
  • Hillcrest Staff and Faculty
  • Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Private Donors

If a student/family is in-need of support from the Husky Resource Closet, who can they ask for help?  Students can confide in their teachers, counselors, social worker/school psychologist, and/or administration. They meet with them individually and can walk them up over to the closet so they can get the items they need. All information is confidential and the process is discrete. We want students to feel safe and welcomed when using our Husky Resource Closet. For more information, email Dr. Andrea Garavito Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (801) 826-6167 office.


Resource Closet 1             Larry H. Miller/Utah Jazz Winter Coat Donation             Resource Closet 3Edwards Lifesciences
 Resource Closet 2
Husky Resource Closet
Socks Donation
Scarfs, socks and gloves donated by the
Midvale 7th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints