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Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
April 17, 2019

Principal Message:


It is time for end of year testing of 9th and 10th grade students.   Aspire state directed testing will begin Tuesday, April 16 and last through Friday.  Aspire testing will require a schedule change for all students and teachers over those four days allowing students to meet the minimum time requirements for the test.  Aspire testing will cover Math, Science, Reading and Language Arts.  More information on Aspire testing can be found below.  We strongly encourage all students to attend and do their best on this test.  HHS looks forward to the informational data provided as we do all we can to maintain and improve academic practice here at HHS.   The schedule for April 16- 19 is below.

Canyons School District continues to embrace an academic plan with the goal that all students will gain the skills they need to be successful in college and careers. Next week, your student will join high school students throughout Utah in taking the new Utah Aspire Plus exam. The Aspire test was designed by ACT and Pearson, Inc. with the goal of providing students a chance to practice taking timed tests in preparation for the ACT college-entrance exam. Utah Aspire Plus scores are predictive of a student’s performance on the ACT.

The exam will provide you with feedback on your student’s college- and career-readiness, help you to pinpoint which courses will best help him or her achieve one of Canyons’ college and career-ready diplomas, and improve academic practice here at HHS.   See schedule for April 16- 19 below:


Upcoming Events:

  • April 17, Region Band Festival
  • April 17, 3:30 p.m. Track @ Hunter
  • April 17, State Theatre
  • April117-19, Instrumental Music Auditions
  • April 18, 3:00 p.m. Drill Try-outs Large Gym
  • April 18, 3:30 p.m. Tennis @ Hunter High School
  • April 18, 3:30 p.m. Softball @ Hillcrest Union Park
  • April 18, 4:00 p.m. Voc-Rehab Presentation @ Room AT200
  • April 18, 6:30 p.m. Drill Team New Parent Meeting G103
  • April 18-20, 7:00 p.m. Dance Concert in the Auditorium
  • April 19, 2:30 p.m. Production Company Auditions
  • April 19, 7:00 p.m. Soccer @ Hillcrest Football Stadium
  • April 20, 9:00 a.m. Track Invitational @ Davis
  • April 22-26, Art Show @ AT200
  • April 22, 11:00 a.m. Golf @ Fore Lakes Golf Course
  • April 22, 6:00 p.m. SR NHS Inductions @ STEM
  • April 23, 11:15 a.m. Career Fair in halls @ lunch time
  • April 23,  Region Orchestra Festival
  • April 23, 9:00 a.m. Class Officer Video Assembly
  • April 23, 9:00 a.m. Senior Graduation Assembly
  • April 23, 3:30 p.m. Baseball @ Hunter High School
  • April 23, 3:30 p.m. Tennis @ Granger High School
  • April 23, 7:00 p.m. Soccer @ Hillcrest High School Stadium
  • April 23, 7:00 p.m. Zero Fatalities Driver ED in Auditorium
  • April 24,  Region Large Choir Festival
  • April 24, 3:30 p.m. Baseball @ Hillcrest Union Park
  • April 24, 3:30 p.m. Track @ Kearns High School
  • April 24, 6:00 p.m. IB Incoming Junior Orientation
  • April 25, 3:00 p.m. Dance Company Auditions
  • April 25, 3:30 p.m. Tennis @ Kearns High School
  • April 25, 3:30 p.m. Softball @ West Jordan High School
  • April 26, 3:00 p.m. Track @ Box Elder High School
  • April 26, 3:30 p.m. Baseball @ Hunter High School
  • April 26, 3:30 p.m. Soccer @ Cyprus High School
  • April 27, State Solo & Ensemble @ Northridge High School
  • April 27, 7:00 p.m. Spring Fling @ Hillcrest High School Large Gym

Academic Letter

Hillcrest High School Academic Letter Award

The Hillcrest High School Academic Letter Award represents academic excellence. Applicants who meet the following criteria and who submit a completed application will be considered for the award. All applications need to be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before 3:00 pm Friday, May 3rd 2019, in order to be reviewed and verified in time for the Academic Letter breakfast.


  1. Applicants MUST be enrolled in a minimum of four academic core courses (as listed below) all three quarters.
  2. Applicants will have maintained a 3.5 GPA for three consecutive quarters of attendance at Hillcrest High School during the current school year (2018-19).
  3. Applicants may apply each year they are in attendance at Hillcrest High School.
  4. An applicant's official report card record must consist of passing grades only. (An Incomplete or an "F" or an "NG" in any subject disqualifies any applicant.)
  5. "P" grades will not be accepted except in classes where only Pass/Fail grades are required.
  6. Applicants must have regular attendance.

Academic Courses: English, Math, Science, History, Foreign Language


Click here for the Academic Letter application or it can also be picked up at the Registrar's window.


**Applications are due before 3:00 pm on May 3rd**

Yearbook Baby Ads

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Upcoming Important Information

Course Request Information

Course selection for the 2019-2020 school year begins next week.  The arena window will open on February 5, 2019 and close on February 16, 2019.  All courses must be entered on line during this window.  There will be an assembly during APP for 11th graders on February 6, 2019.  Counselors will be in the English classes on February 6, 7, for all 10th grade students and February 8, 11, for all 9th graders.  Counselors will be at Midvale Middle School and Union Middle School on February 12th. They will be at Albion Middle School on February 13th.The course catalogue, PowerPoints, and registration log in/instructions will be on the Hillcrest High School website under the counseling tab. 


AP Exam Ordering

All AP and IB students who plan to take an AP exam at Hillcrest High School this year must register and pay for their AP exams at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/450193.  The window for AP registration opens at 12:01 a.m. on February 3 and closes at 11:59 p.m. March 3. Your students will receive information about registering for their AP classes in their AP and IB classes this week in addition to a letter being mailed home.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Huff @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801-826-6119.

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 


New Parking & Traffic Flow

Hillcrest Temporary Parking Guide

Hillcrest Temp Parking guide

Beginning Monday, November 26th, the front east parking lot (450 parking stalls) at HHS will be closed due to construction.  The parking & traffic flow map can be found on our web page @ https://hillcrest.canyonsdistrict.org

Maps will be distributed on Thursday Nov. 15th during APP to Junior and Senior drivers to study and take home.  Parking & traffic flow maps can also be picked up in our main office.  

Student May Park In:

  1. The lower lot off the main entrance into HHS – this has been our overflow lot min the past.  Students will enter and exit this parking lot from Husky Drive.
  2. The south portion of the driver’s ed range, which will be designated for students.  Students will enter and exit this parking lot from Husky Drive.  (This parking lot will be closed at 3:30 so all cars must be removed from this lot before that time)
  3. The main rear parking lot (410 parking stalls), formerly our baseball field.  Students will access this lot by driving along the west property line to the rear of HHS.  Students must enter and exit this parking from 700 East.  

Faculty May Park In:

  1. The north portion of the driver’s ed range, which will be designated for faculty parking.  (This parking lot is closed at 3:30)
  2. The west side of the school behind the shop fences.
  3. The back parking lot between AT building and Cafeteria.

Visitor Parking and parent drop off:

  1. Visitors will park in the north driver’s ed parking lot as designated.
  2. Parent drop off will be at the west end of the driver’s ed range.  Parents entering the HHS parking lot from 700 East will drop off students and must exit on to Husky Drive.  Parents entering the HHS parking lot from Husky Drive will drop off students and must exit onto 700 East.  

Safety and Time Considerations:

  • Due to these traffic constraints, drivers should add 20 minutes to their time schedule.
  • When entering and exiting on to 700 East, drivers should remain patient and watch carefully for pedestrians. 
  • All drivers should give busses and construction vehicles the right of way as they exit onto 700 East. 
  • The driver’s ed range must be cleared by 3:30pm on days driver’s ed will be held. These will be announced via the school PA system.
  • When exiting the back parking lot onto 700 East, drivers should watch for cars coming from the parent drop off lane turning left on to 700 East.
  • Depending on traffic patterns and the number of cars exiting onto 700 East, HHS may choose to limit drop off traffic in the afternoon to one direction. This would likely mean parents picking up students would be required to enter on 700 East and exit on to Husky Drive. 

Safe Walking Routes:

  • Safe walking routes are shown in red on the parking & traffic flow map.  Students should use cross walks and designated walking areas.
  • Students in the rear parking lot should use the gravel pathway to the rear of the building and enter the school through the cafeteria.  
  • For evening activities the public should use the rear parking lot and enter the gym area through the North gym doors.  

One addition to our new parking guidelines starting on the 26th of November.  You should know that in the past we have provided overflow parking for students who were not allowed to purchase parking permits due to NG’s.  The rule of not selling parking permits to students who have NG’s is still in force.  Due to the need for parking stalls for students who have permits, HHS will not provide a non-permit overflow parking lot until further notice.  HHS will announce the selling of parking permits to students who are eligible to purchase a parking permit after the new parking guidelines go into effect , if and when we determine that we have empty stalls.  Those who have been using the overflow parking off of Husky drive will need to arrange alternative transportation other than driving a car without a parking permit to school.  

Finally, HHS expects your patience and cooperation. Students who do not have parking passes or disregard safe and reasonable parking and traffic rules will not be allowed to bring a vehicle to school.  

Gregory Leavitt
Principal HHS