Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Character Word of the Week
Persuasiveness - Guiding vital truths around another's mental roadblocks
"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful." ~ Edward R. M. Burrow

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

Daddy Daughter Dance Pictures
Daddy Daughter Dance Pictures

2016-2017 Career Center Application

The 2016-2017 application to attend Golden Strip Career Center is now available on the BACKPACK portal for students who wish to apply for enrollment (click on "Programs" once logged into Backpack). The application window will be open through March 25.  Program acceptance decisions will be available on April 21 in the Backpack system. Greenville County School District students must use their district username and password to access Backpack. Acceptance is not based on a first come, first served system.  In the event that a course has more applicants than available seats, the grades, attendance and discipline for students applying to those programs will be used as determining factors for acceptance.  In addition to this application, students must also register for the desired Golden Strip Career Center course at their high school during registration.

Homeschool, Private School, or out-of-district students will need to "sign up for an account" and follow the prompts to apply.  Click HERE to access the application.  In-district students may link a personal email account and/or mobile phone number for text messaging by clicking the "gear" near the top right of the Backpack portal, and then click on the corresponding tabs.

Black History Month
Black History Month - Hallowed Grounds
Calendar of Events

  • Black History Month display in the library. Come take a tour of history.
  • Daily Trivia on Announcements - Bring your answers to the media center to be entered into a drawing.
  • Daily videos and discussions for your 4th period class can be found on the website.
  • February 23 & 24 - Mr. Evan's Speech and Debate class will have an assembly. Sign-up information will be coming out.
  • Class Poster Contest - Your class can create a poster celebrating any aspect of Black History Month. Posters are due by the end of February. There will be prizes.

Reception Honoring Ashley Hamada
Art ReceptionAshley Hamada was recognized for winning the first place District honor in the PTSA Reflections contest. Ashley's Art teacher, Eva Esrum, and HHS Principal, Bryan Skipper, were present.
Ashley's painting along with HHS runner's up, Savannah Stockton, Charlotte Smith, Israel Wright and Kae Ricker, will now travel to state competition. The state winner will be announced on March 1, 2016.

Rescheduled SAT
The SAT at Hillcrest High that was scheduled for Saturday, January 23,  has been rescheduled for February 20.

Personalized Yearbook Deadline
February 15th is the last day to order a personalized Hillcrest High School yearbook. Order online at or pick up an order form in room 326.  The cost of the book is $65 plus $5 for the student's name.  Contact Linda Ray ( if you have questions.

1st Place Winner
BeesSenior, Ashley Hamada, has won first place on the District level for her acrylic painting illustrating the 2016 Reflections' theme, "Let Your Imagination Fly."
She will be honored at a reception in late January.
Her winning piece will now compete on the state level.
Congratulations Ashley!

PTA Reflections Winner
Sarah Dragan won 3rd place for Literature in the PTA Reflections contest. Congratulations Sarah!

Order Your Yearbook!
Please click on the link to order your 2015/2016 Yearbook!
 Yearbook Order