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Husky Strong

Husky Strong

Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
October 9, 2019

 

Fall Break:

There will be no school October 17th-18th for Fall Break. This would be a great time for students to catch up on any missing work that they may have. The end of quarter is on October 25th, 2019.

  

Community School Parent Meetings and Mobile Clinics:

Husky Strong Parent Meetings
Rigor. Relevance. Relationships

This year we will continue to have our Husky Strong Parent Meetings covering important topics and providing resources to parents/guardians to help support the academic success of all students. These meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:00pm.
We have also added youth development field trips and special parent and student meetings for specific target groups.
Our community school will also host multiple mobile clinics such as: Community Nursing Services’ immunization and “Say Boo to the Flu” clinic and Utah Partners for Health’s vision and medical clinic.
For more information about our Community School, contact Dr. Andrea G. Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019                          9:00-10:00am
    Latino Parent Group, Room: ACR
    • This meeting is with a small group of Latina/o parents to discuss the school’s parent meeting with Latino families in October. The group will meet with the Community School Facilitator and ALS Facilitator to discuss strategies to increase outreach and engagement of Spanish-speaking Latino families from Hillcrest.       
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019                            6:00-7:00pm
    “Let’s Talk:” Community Meet and Greet at Canyons Crossing Apartments*
    • “Let’s talk” is an informal opportunity for our Refugee families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Hillcrest’s 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.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019                             6:00-7:00pm
    Preparing for College, Room: A105
    • This workshop encourages families to discuss the importance of college with their teens. Parents review the importance of a student’s grade point average, class rank, course sequence when applying for college and scholarship.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019                              6:00-7:00pm
    Supporting Dreamers in their Pursuit of Higher Education at Midvale Elementary
    • Join members of the Dream Center at the University of Utah for a review of relevant policies, scholarships, and resources that supports undocumented students in their pursuit of higher education.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019                                     6:00-7:00pm
    “Let’s:” Community Meet and Greet at St. Therese"
    • “Let’s talk” is an informal opportunity for our Latina/o families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Hillcrest’s 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.
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019                                   6:00-7:00pm
    Skyward Parent Training, Room: AT 200
    • This workshop discusses the importance of parents learning how to utilize Skyward to access student grades, attendance, track assignments, and communicate with teachers.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019                                  6:00-7:00pm
    Annual FAFSA Completion Night, Room: Hillcrest Library.
    • Seniors, it’s FAFSA Time! Join us for Annual FAFSA Completion Night. FAFSA Representatives, the college access advisor, and counselors from Hillcrest will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA and help complete the application. This event will be held in English and Spanish. For more information, contact Olivia Cordova at (801) 826-6092.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019                               6:00-7:00pm
    Communication & Connection with Your Teen, Room: AT 200
    • This workshop discusses effective ways to strengthen communication with your teen. We will have counselor Ms. Stephanie Johnston discuss recognizing the signs and symptoms of risky behaviors and helping your child. 
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019                                6:00-7:00pm
    Choose Gang Free Parent Workshop, Room: AT 200
    • Choose Gang Free provides prevention and intervention for students and youth across Salt Lake County.  They provide education for students, parents, teachers and communities on the effects of gang membership, recruitment and means to protect children from experiencing these things. Learn how to identify possible gang membership, if your child may be going down that path and how you can help them or any child in need.
  • TBA                                                                         6:00-7:00pm
    “Let’s Talk:” Community Meet and Greet
    • “Let’s talk” is an informal opportunity for our Pacific Islander families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Hillcrest’s 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.
  • TBA                                                                          6:00-7:00pm
    “Let’s Talk:” Community Meet and Greet
    • “Let’s talk” is an informal opportunity for our Black families from Hillcrest H.S. to meet Hillcrest’s 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.

 Student Meetings

  • Refugee Student Group
    • August 28, 2019
      A-lunch and B-lunch
  • Pacific Islander Student Group
    • September 13, 2019
    • A-lunch (11:11-12:15pm)
  • Latina/o Student Group
    • October          TBA
  • Black Student Group
    • November  TBA

Youth Development Field Trips

  • Refugee Student Group Field Trip
    SLCC Culinary Arts Institute
    Friday, October 4
    8:00am-1:00pm
  • Latina/o Student Group Field Trip
    TBA
  • Black Student Group Field Trip
    TBA
  • Pacific Islander Field Trip
    TBA

ELD Basic Computer Skills Lab

Refugee Students
September 17, 19, 24, and 26
7:10-7:45am
B-108 (Computer Lab)

ELD Students Level 1-2
October TBA
7:10-7:45am
B-108 (Computer Lab)

 

Refugee Parent Group (in partnership with IB/NHS Tutors)

October TBA
6:00-6:45pm
Canyons Crossing Apartments

 

Medical & Vision Mobile Clinics

Mobile medical clinic by Utah Partners for Health will visit Hillcrest High School on October 23rd, 2019 from 8:00-3:00pm. Free Primary Medical Care Services Include: High Blood Pressure Care // Diabetes Screening and Care // Anxiety and Depression Care // Pap smear and Clinical Breast Exams // Cholesterol Screening// Acute or Chronic Care. Call for your free appointment! 385.204.6257

For vision only: If your child needs glasses, this is the opportunity for them to have an eye exam and get a FREE pair of glasses. All they need to do is pick up a form from Dr. Martinez in B106. The vision clinic will be October 23 from 8:00-3:00pm. Parent/guardian permission to visit the mobile clinic is required. Space is limited to 25 students.

Say Boo to the Flu

“Say Boo to the Flu” Clinic will be at Hillcrest High School on October 22nd from 3:30pm-7:00 pm in A102. This event is open to all families, including staff and faculty at the school. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed. Please bring your insurance card with you. If you do not have insurance- the shot will be FREE. CNS will donate $2 per eligible immunization back to Hillcrest!

 

HHS Social Media:

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Twitter: @HillcrestHighSc
SBO Instagram: @hillcrestsbo

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

Upcoming Event

  • October 10th, Life Touch Picture Re-takes.
  • October 10th, 2:30 pm- 6:00 pm, CVHS Testing @ S101
  • October 10th, 4:00pm-6:00pm,  Girls Soccer @ Maple Mountain (Playoffs)
  • October 10th, 4:30pm-63:30pm, Cross Country Team Dinner @ Cafeteria
  • October 10th, 5;15pm-6:00pm, Navajo Family Language Class @A105
  • October 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Girls Volleyball vs. Olympus
  • October 10th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Football vs. Brighton
  • October 11th, 9:10am-9:50am, Freshman Class Officer Assembly @ Auditorium
  • October 11th, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Cross Country Region Champsionships @ Cottonwood Complex
  • October 15th, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sophomore Football @ Cottonwood High
  • October 15th, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Husky Strong Parent Meeting @ AT200
  • October 15th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Volleyball @ Highland High
  • October 15th, 4:30pm-63:30pm, Cross Country Team Dinner @ Cafeteria
  • October 16th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Football vs. Cottonwood High
  • October 17th-18th, Fall Break No School

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