This year the Hillcrest School District will have a summer school session dedicated to closing the gap for our students who have experienced loss of learning due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. This session will run from June 1st through June 24th. The session is open to all Hillcrest High School students regardless of grade level or academic performance. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. Transportation will be provided as well. The schedule will be as follows: June 1-4 8am-12pm June 7-10 8am-12pm June 15-18 8am-12pm June 21-24 8am-12pm During this time, students will receive instruction in Math, Science, and Literacy. Hands-on, student-centered activities such as science experiments, math manipulatives, and reading circles will be conducted. Please contact the High School Office by Monday, May 17th to enroll in this session. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Netrefa at 870-376-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Ball practice scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled due to possibility of rain.
Parents/Guardians: This is an overview of the plans for Kindergarten and Sixth Grade Graduation. Kindergarten Graduation is Monday, May 24th and Sixth Grade Graduation is Tuesday, May 25th; both beginning at 7:00PM. We are still under guidance from DESE and ADH due to the ongoing pandemic. We want this to be a great event for families and you can help make this happen. Even though we cannot open graduation to the public, we will live-stream the event on our Screamin’ Eagles YouTube channel. The following are items that need to be taken care of before graduation: 1) Each graduate will be given eleven (11) vouchers the Friday before graduation; 2) Honor cords will be provided (to the sixth-grade honor grads) when they get their vouchers, 3) If you have an outstanding lunch bill from last year it must be paid. Mrs. Serenity has the list and I have emailed the student’s account balances, 4) Student Macbooks must be turned in when you pick up your vouchers and cords (6th grade only), 5) Graduation practices will take place the day of their graduation and are not open to the public. Seating for Kindergarten Graduation will be by a random draw, names of the graduates will be placed on their family’s row of eleven (11) seats. Sixth Grade seating will be by GPA with honor grads on the front row nearest the podium. Seating for parents will be in rows of eleven (11) with the graduate's name on your row. After the honor graduate seating, seating on the floor and in the home-stands will be a random draw. Families (with the graduate) will enter and exit the gymnasium together, as a group. All (up to 11) family members of a graduate will sit in the graduate’s designated row only. Graduates will need to come to their graduation dressed in the cap/gown. Thank You, Shawn Rose
Attn: Hillcrest High School Parents/Guardians 4th Quarter Progress reports were sent out this week. If your child did not bring one home, then it will arrive by mail. Summer school letters were also sent out. Please return the summer school letters on Monday or call the High School Office at 8703765416. If you have questions regarding summer school, please contact Mrs. Netrefa at email@example.com or 8703765416.
This is a reminder of the plans for graduation week. We are still under guidance from DESE and ADH due to the ongoing pandemic. We want this to be a great event for families and as I always tell seniors you can make this happen. Even though we cannot open graduation to the public we will live-stream the event on Hudl and Facebook live. The following are reminders of items that need to be taken care of this week: 1. Eleven vouchers are ready to be picked up and required for entry on Saturday.2. Honor and completer cords will be provided when you come get your vouchers.3. If you have an outstanding lunch bill from last year it must be paid. Mrs Heather will have the list.4. Macbooks must be turned in when you pick up your vouchers and cords.5. If you have received a scholarship and have not let Mrs. Johnson know, please do so if you want it announced on Saturday.6. College textbooks and graphing calculators must be turned in this week.7. Speeches from Valedictorian's, and closing speech by Thursday.8. Songs and class video to Mr. Brad. 9. Graduation practice Friday morning at 9am. Seating for seniors will be in the area of the visitors section. Seating as in past years will be by GPA with honor grads on the front row nearest the podium. Seating for parents will be in rows of 11 with the graduate's name on your row. Seating on the floor and in the home stands will be based on grade point average. We will discuss entry and exit protocol and how the flowers will be handled on Friday. Thanks,Mr. Smith
Spring softball and baseball pictures; as well as, cap and gown pictures for kindergarten and sixth (6th) grade are tomorrow, Friday, April 23.
Hillcrest 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Students, Due to the internet not working yesterday, our third (3rd) and fourth (4th) grade testing was delayed, they will still be testing tomorrow morning in every classroom in the gymnasium. Because of this; fifth (5th) and sixth (6th) grade students will have another virtual learning day tomorrow, Thursday, April 22. Testing should be completed by 10:30AM. If you would like to bring your students to school at around 10:30, that would be great, if not, teachers will upload assignments on the students’ agendas in each subject. If you have any questions or concerns, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You, Shawn Rose Hillcrest Elementary Principal
All Hillcrest phones, as well as internet is down at the time.
This is a reminder that all 3rd and 4th grade on-site students will be taking the ACT Aspire summative tests tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21. Students need to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and be at school on time. Testing will begin each morning as soon as possible.
Spring junior high and high school track meets will be held at Pocahontas high school. The Junior high meet will be April 21, 2021. The Senior high meet will be April 26, 2021. Times for the meets will be announced next week.
We would like to offer our congratulations to the following Hillcrest students who were recognized for their efforts last Friday, April 9 in the Arkansas State University Media Day Competition. Hillcrest students were represented in 38 entries out of the 225 in the competition, and 7 students (14 entries) were honored including: Gold Medal Gabi Miller, Speciality Graphics Silver Medal Bradley Browning, Landscape/ Cityscape Photography Bronze Medal Brooklyn Penn, Nature/ Wildlife Photography Ashlyn Miesner, Photography Editing Honorable Mentions Summer Doyle, Speciality Graphics Brooklyn Penn, Landscape/ Cityscape Photography Ashlynn Miesner, Landscape/ Cityscape Photography Polly Prior, Nature/ Wildlife Photography Ashlynn Miesner, Nature/ Wildlife Photography Kylie Geurin, Nature/ Wildlife Photography Ashlynn Miesner, Portrait Photography Brooklyn Penn, Portrait Photography Bradley Browning, Long Form Audio Production
Elementary testing schedule for next week is as follows.
Last Chance to sign up for the Hillcrest Summer Ball Program! Summer Ball forms for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Softball, and Baseball are due by Wednesday, April 7. Turn forms into any Hillcrest office.
Senior Flower orders with money must be submitted by Thursday, April 8th by 3pm. Due to supply issues by the florist this will be the only opportunity to order before graduation. Orders and money should be brought to Mrs. Heather in the high school office.
Reminder: Summer ball forms are due today. If you need a form you can get one from the elementary and high school offices. You can also download them here https://5il.co/qdfd.
ATTENTION SENIORS: NOW is the time to check out those scholarships that are listed in the google doc that Mrs. Johnson sends to you. Time is running out!
To further clarify and correct some testing information please see graphic below.
ACT Aspire Summative Testing Announcements Elementary School Grade Date(s) Virtual Learning days** 5th grade onsite students Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday April 14 8:00-11:00 Grades 3 and 4 will be virtual learning days 6th grade onsite students Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 8:00-11:00 Grades 3 and 4 will be virtual learning days Grades 3-6 Virtual Students Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 8:00-11:00 3rd Grade onsite students Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21 8:00-11:00 Grades 5 & 6 will be virtual learning days 4th grade onsite students Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21 8:00-11:00 Grades 5 & 6 will be virtual learning days **If your child is on a virtual learning day, there will be assignments for them to complete at home for all their classes.