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Thursday, April 24, 2014
3665 S Industrial Dr ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29681 ♦ (864) 355-3500 ♦ FAX: (864) 355-3382

Upcoming Events

Announcements

Character Word of the Week
Gratefulness - Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life
"Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~ Samuel Butler

Daily Announcements
Please click on the following link for the Daily Announcements.

Freshman Academy Awards Day
The Freshman Academy will be holding its annual awards day on Friday, May 2nd, from 2:00 – 3:45, in the auditorium. Students who will be recognized have received an invitation to attend the ceremony. Parents are welcome as well! Please contact Amanda Walkup at awalkup@greenville.k12.sc.us with any questions.

Freshman Academy EOC Parent Night
The Freshman Academy will have an EOC Parent Information Night on Thursday, May 1st from 6:00 - 7:00pm.  We will discuss strategies for you and your child, plans we have for the next few weeks and the importance of these tests.  We will have refreshments to follow.  Email or call Mr. Ashworth with any questions.

2014-2015 New Student Enrollment

Teacher of the Month
Coach ChoplinCoach Choplin is our Teacher of the Month this month. He serves in many roles at Hillcrest with his primary role as a Physical Education teacher. He also serves as our Varsity Boys Basketball coach which he led to a State Runner-Up title this year and is the sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club and serves as the Assistant Athletic Director. Coach Choplin is always willing to drive a bus when an organization is in need of a driver and supervises many athletic events during the fall and spring. Coach Choplin believes in Hillcrest High students and athletes and is always trying to push them to do their best. He is a great role model for our students and is always willing to go the extra mile for the Hillcrest community.
Congratulations Coach Choplin!

Co-Students of the Month
Courtney and JorgeCourtney Tucker is an excellent student! She was on the HHS Lady Rams Tennis Team in the fall, and has balanced sports with an amazingly difficult course-load as a Freshman. She is enrolled in several honors/advanced classes and is also getting ready to earn college credit in her first AP class. Courtney is a spectacular role model when it comes to organization, study skills, and work ethic. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Courtney is my nomination for student of the month because she is not only a wonderful student and appreciated by her teachers, but she is also greatly respected by her peers.

Jorge Guerra is in my 1st period Accounting 1 class this year. He is a model student that is always on-task and trying his hardest. He always has a ready smile on his face and a calm demeanor about him. I would truly enjoy having a room full of students just like Jorge. He is a perfect example of what a Hillcrest Student of the Month candidate should be.

Congratulations to Courtney and Jorge!   

SAT/ACT Workshop
An SAT/ACT Workshop to take a free ACT/SAT Combo Test will be offered for all students at Hillcrest High School on Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m in the Media Center.  Results will be returned at our SAT vs. ACT Workshop Thursday, May 1, 6PM-7:30PM, at the Hillcrest Media Center. You’re invited to speak to Kaplan representatives to discuss your score, college planning, and test prep options.  Please click on the link for more information.
Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/mrwcw69
If you have any questions, you may contact Connie Johnson, Sophomore Counselor.

Hillcrest High School Greenhouse Industries
HHS Greenhouse Industries will hold its annual spring plant sale beginning on April 11th. The sale will open at 9:00 am on Friday the 11th and 9:00 am on Saturday the 12th. Students enrolled in the Agriculture program at Hillcrest have planted and grown over 45,000 plants that will be on sale. Students in 9th through 12th grades plan, plant, grow, advertise, and oversee all aspects of the greenhouse operation throughout the year.
Unlike some school programs, this program is ongoing year round. Students will begin planning for the summer season in early May and will begin planting Poinsettias in July. Students work at the school on many other projects as well, such as courtyards and the Ram statue that guards the front entrance of the school. If you need more information on sale dates or times please call Mark Earle at 1-864-449-9070.  Please click on the link for the 2014 Price List.

2014 Recognition of Completers of Majors
Attention SENIORS and parents of SENIORS! If you are interested in information on recognizing completers of majors, please see your guidance counselor today. Seniors may be recognized if the course requirements for completion of a major have been met. Click here to download an application.

Senior Portrait Information
Attention seniors: Piedmont Portraits will be making cap and gown pictures at school on April 29. Please see Mrs. Acker to make an appointment--cap and gown will be provided for you. Picture orders take two weeks to return, so you WILL receive them in time to include them in graduation announcements. Please see Mrs. Acker in room 326 to make an appointment.
For additional information on photographs taken during your graduation ceremony, please click here.

Student Opportunities
SC Business Week, , rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students have opportunity to learn from and work with CEOs and business leaders across SC. Will be held at Presbyterian College, July 13th-18th. Applicants must possess proven leadership skills and be ranked in the top 1/3 of their class. See Mrs. Tuten in Guidance for application information.

Emerging Public Leaders program at Furman University, June 22 - June 28 for rising seniors who want to get involved and make a difference in the world. Applications are due by April 11 and can be completed on-line at riley.furman.edu.

Cinderella Project boutique will be held March 22, 9 am - 12 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Prom dresses, shoes, and accessories will be provided free to female students who are unable to purchase. Students must show valid ID.

AP Exam Information
Please click on the link for information about Advanced Placement testing.