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Husky Strong

Hillcrest High School
Midvale, Utah
February 7, 2019

Principal Message:

Parents, construction is moving along quickly. In a month, you should see the new auditorium foundation rising from the ground. The new gym is all walled in and the floor is being poured. Thank you all for your patience with parking and traffic. UDOT is working on granting Westland construction access to 9th east so construction trucks can enter and exit out of the way of student drivers. We anticipate UDOT approval soon, but until then, construction trucks and other vehicles will be going and coming along Husky Way and exiting and entering from Hillcrest Drive. Starting February 18th, traffic control flag men will be in place stopping traffic for construction trucks to move in and out of the property. Talk with your student drivers and advise them to be cautious and patient. We anticipate this won’t have a major effect given most students park and stay at school all day. It is when they leave school for some reason during school hours that students may be on the same road as construction vehicles. We will announce this information to students as well. 

Last Home Basketball Games in our Gymnasium

The new HHS gymnasium is scheduled to be completed 10/18/19 and ready for occupancy.  This means the last varsity boy’s game ever to be played in our beautiful home gym built in 1962 will be Tuesday, February 12thstarting at 7:00pm and the last varsity girl’s game will be Friday, February 15th starting at 7:00 pm.  We invite all to attend.  We would love to see all of our former Huskies who represented these great programs throughout our proud history.  We will be throwing out some free husky gear and having a fun time.  Come join us!

Gregory Leavitt

Principal, HHS
801-826-6001
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Track Coach Position:

Due to a late shakeup to the track coaching staff at Hillcrest, we are looking for one or two individuals with expertise in any of the following areas: pole vault, hurdles, sprints, jumps, or distance. Areas of responsibility for each of the events would include:

  • Pole Vault - supervise athletes through drills and practice jumps, critiquing performance and teaching basics of the event safely and write workout plans in conjunction with the head coach
  • Hurdles - assist the sprints coach in conducting workouts as well as teaching and drilling hurdle techniques with athletes
  • Sprints - assist the sprints coach in conducting sprint workouts and helping teach technique including starts and relays, may be asked to help with long jump and high jump as well
  • Jumps – assist the sprint coach in conducting sprint workouts and then supervise drills and workouts in either long jump or high jump in conjunction with the head sprints coach
  • Distance – administer the workouts as written by the head coach adjusting for individuals as becomes necessary.  Being able to run with some of our newer runners would be a major plus.

Practice will start at 2:45 each day with meetings and warm-ups.  Most event groups will be done by 4:30 with some working until 5.  If interested, please contact Coach Scott Stucki via email

Blood Drive:

Over 4.5 million Americans would die every year if not for blood transfusions.  32,000 pints of blood are used each day within the United States, and without contributions from the community, there is little doubt that many human lives would be lost on a daily basis. Indeed, without blood donations, hospital reliability would plunge. However, with your help, 1 pint of blood can save up to three lives - a minute amount of blood can mean life or death for an individual. What are you waiting for? The Hillcrest High school HOSA club is hosting the American Red Cross on Monday,February 25th from 3:00pm-7:00pm for non-high school students. Please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or text 385-439-2202.

AP Exams:

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 atwww.totalregistration.net/AP/450193.  The window for AP registration is now openand will close at 11:59 p.m. March 3.Your students will receive information about registering for their AP classes in their AP and IB classes and a parent letter has been mailed home.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Huff ator 801-826-6119.

Course Selection for 2019-2020

Course selection for the 2019-2020 school year is underway.  The arena window is now open and will close on February 16, 2019.  All courses must be entered online during this window.  There will be an assembly during APP for 11th grade students on February 8, 2019.  Counselors will be in the English classes between now and February 16thfor 9thand 10th grade students.  The course catalogue, PowerPoints, and registration log-in/instructions will be posted on the Hillcrest High School website under the counseling tab.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Huff atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 801-826-6119.

In anticipation of the 2019-2020 Hillcrest course selection process, College Board/Advanced Placement recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students in the 2019-2020 school year. Next year, all students will need to decide whether or not to take exams and order their exams by Nov 15, 2019. All students who register for their AP exam after Nov 15, 2019, will be assessed $40.00/exam late fee. In addition, a $40.00/exam cancellation fee will be assessed for any exam order canceled after Nov 15, 2019. You can view the timeline in detail athttps://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/ap-2019/for-ap-coordinators, under Fall Exam Ordering Overview.  Please keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by Hillcrest High School. Additional details regarding the College Board’s new process will be made available once we have more information.

Salt Lake Community College is offering a Concurrent Enrollment Tuition Waiver program starting with the 2019-2020 school year.  Students must have completed 6 credit hours (two concurrent classes) and have a GPA of 3.0 or better in those classes. The waiver will give a tuition break of $500 for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Students will need to apply for the tuition waiver at slcc.edu/concurrent then go to “Student Guide”, click on “Transition to College” and you’ll find it there.  The deadline to apply for this waiver is March 1, 2019.  If you have questions about this program, SLCC at 801-957-6344.

February is CTE Month!

CTE Teacher posters will be placed outside the Career Center for you to get know our amazing CTE teachers and classes offered here at Hillcrest High.  Please stop and check them out.

There will be a find the CTE Football, some morning Trivia questions and PRIZES!

 

ACT TEST (with writing)

February 20, 2019 - JUNIORS ONLY

All 11th grade students in Canyons School District have the opportunity to take the ACT Test (with writing), 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 Wednesday, February 20, 2019, an A Day. Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors WILL NOT attend school this day.

Again, this test is for JUNIORS ONLY. Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. No students will be admitted after testing starts. Picture ID is required. Pre-registration for the ACT Test will be completed in U.S. History classes on February 6 and 7.

For the test itself, students should bring #2 pencils and an appropriate calculator. (This information is also covered in the pre-registration process.) See actstudent.org for additional information.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hole in the Counseling Center at 801-826-6024.

IMPORTANT TESTING REMINDERS:

  • Arrive ON TIME to your assigned room – testing begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Bring Photo ID (current school ID or Drivers License)
  • Bring Number 2 pencils and a permitted calculator
  • 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 – 7:20 AM
  • Juniors begin check in for testing.……………………..…..7:20 – 7:40 AM
  • Distribute Materials/Verbal Instructions………………..7:40 –  8:00 AM
  • *Test 1………………………………………………..………………….8:00 – 8:45 AM
  • *Test 2…………………………………………………………………...8:50 – 9:50 AM
  • Break…………………………………………………………….………. 9:55 – 10:05 AM
  • *Test 3………………………………………………………….………10:10 – 10:45 A.M
  • *Test 4…………………………………………………………………..10:50 – 11:25 AM
  • Break…………………………………………………………………..…11:30 – 11:40 AM
  • *Writing…………………………………………………………………11:45 – 12:25 PM
  • Materials Check-in………..……………………………………....12:30 – 1:00 PM

Lunch (only one)………………………………………………...12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Teacher Consultation Time………………….....….….......1:05 PM – 2:25 PM

 

                                 *Students will not be admitted if they arrive after test booklets are distributed.

   Note: The schedule for each test does not have to be followed by the minute but should be used as a guide so that each testing room finishes in a timely manner.

BUSES WILL RUN AT THE REGULAR TIMES **

 

 Hillcrest High School—Community School

Parent Meetings:

Parents/Guardians are part of the team in student’s academic success! Join us for our Monthly Parent Meetings from 6:30pm-7:30pm in AT-200.

•           Tuesday, February 12

•           Tuesday, March 12

•           Tuesday, April 19

•           Tuesday, May 14  

BE GREAT, MISS LESS THAN EIGHT

A student who misses more than two days per month of high school is 7.4X more likely to not graduate #BeHere2GetThere #BeGreatMisslessthanEight

Attendance Tips for Parents/Guardians

  • Let your children know that you think showing up for school every day is important.
  • Take an interest in your child’s school work and be involved in school activities.
  • Post the school calendar somewhere prominently in the home.
  • Establish a routine and healthy school-night habits, such as getting to bed early and reading before bed, instead of watching TV.
  • Set the morning alarm early enough to provide students ample time to get dressed and eat breakfast.
  • Support your children in getting to school on time: Give them a ride if they’re running late or they miss the bus, or arrange to carpool with other families.
  • Try to schedule doctor and dental appointments after school.

MOBILE VISION & MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC

Utah Partners for Health will be here at Hillcrest High School on Tuesday, April 9. If your child needs glasses, please contact Andrea Martinez at 801-826-6167. For appointments for the medical clinic, call (385) 204-6257.                                  

Parent Connections is a website designed by Canyons School District to be a technology resource for parents.  The website provides resources that will address academics, communication, safety, and available technology in Canyons District. Learn more athttp://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/

 

Canyons Family Learning Center—Student Advocacy & Access

Adult education program at the Family Learning Centers offers classes for parents to earn a high school diploma, learn English, basic computer skills, “plazas comunitarias,” parenting skills, and other content such as managing conflict, financial literacy, and nutrition. For more information, visit:http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/family-literacy

 

 

Upcoming Events:

  • February 8-9, 6A State Swimming Competition
  • February 9, 7:00 p.m. Sweet Hearts Dance  @ Rio Tinto Stadium
  • February 12, 5:15 p.m. Girls’ Basketball @ Kearns High School
  • February 12, 7:00 p.m. Boys’ Basketball @ Hillcrest High School
  • February 13-14, Wrestling State Championship @ UVU
  • February 13, 5:00 p.m. School Community Council @ Hillcrest High School
  • February 13-14, 7:00 p.m. Renaissance Feast @ HHS Auditorium
  • February 15, 7:00 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Senior Night @ Hillcrest High School
  • February 15, 7:00 p.m. Boys ‘Basketball @ Cyprus High School
  • February 15-18, Studio Art History Trip to San Francisco
  • February 18, State Girls Basketball Competition
  • February 20, Junior Only ACT test @ Hillcrest High School
  • February 20, 7:00 p.m. boys ‘Basketball @ Granger High School
  • February 22 -23, 6A Region Debate Tournament @ Kearns High School
  • February 23, Girls Basketball State Final Game @ SLCC
  • February 23, Dance Company State High School Festival
  • February 23, 10:30 a.m. Hillcrest Freshman Boys Basketball @ Hillcrest