ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES NIGHT: FEBRUARY 11TH @ 6:00 P.M. IN THE THUNDER RIDGE AUDITORIUM.
February 6-8, our fine arts department is proud to present The Foreigner!
Don’t miss the Fine Arts Department in their production of "The Foreigner," February 6th-8th at the Hillcrest Performing Arts Center! Tickets are $4 for Hillcrest High School students with a current activity card, and $6 for general public. Performances
begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to each performance, or may be pre-purchased during lunch in the cafeteria beginning Monday, February 4th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
*We caution that this production includes mild language and portrays racial topics that may be viewed as offensive. In no way are these the viewpoints of those participating, Hillcrest High School, or its Fine Arts Department.
The Fine Arts Department continues rolling! Here are some new updates for accolades from the Orchestra classroom:
- Rachel Stowell auditioned for All-State and was initially placed as an alternate; she has recently been selected as an active participant in the event
- The following students have been selected to participate in the EIHO (East Idaho Honor Orchestra): McKenzie Allen (violin), Kailey Clark (violin), Kylie Maughan (violin), Vanessa Hudman (violin), Brenyn Rothwell (violin), Shayla Spafford (violin), Rachell Stowell (violin), Kaelyn Andrus (viola), Katelyn Hoover (viola), Emily Caballero (cello), Cameron Eggleston (cello), Ila Layton (cello)
Hillcrest High School had 10 students qualify for All-State Choir! Congrats students and Mrs. Blackburn.
Treble Choir: Shay Black, Lindsey DeWidt, Vanessa Hudman, Kaziah Miner, Olivia Pinson, and Daphne Tholen
Mixed Choir: Adam Christensen, Carson Englis, Anaya Finlayson, Daniel Titus, and Devin Worley
The HHS Orchestra and Band students who qualified for All-State: Emily Caballero (Cello), Rachel Stowell (Violin-Alternate), and Erik Caballero (Clarinet)
AP Scores are in.... HHS did very well. We have room to improve, but are proud of our students and our staff members:
68% of our 202 tests taken were a "3" or higher on the AP exams
* That's 8 percentage points higher than the state of Idaho and 7 percentage points higher than students nationwide
Our averages for our core class tests are listed below:
Course Hillcrest (2018) National (2018)
Biology 2.9 2.87
Calculus A/B 3.1 2.94
Calculus B/C 3.82 3.74
Eng Language 2.79 2.83
Eng Literature 3.0 2.57
US Government 2.64 2.70
Physics 1 2.44 2.36
Spanish 2.4 3.69
Statistics 3.35 2.88
US History 3.07 2.66
World History 3.12 2.78
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UPCOMING TESTING AND TEST PREP MATERIALS
During College Application Week facilitated by our College and Career Counselors, our senior participation was through the roof! 216 seniors completed college applications and FAFSA paperwork. This program and emphasis in assisting students complete all of the paperwork before the due dates is appreciated. Nice job Mrs. McConnell and Mrs. Butler.
Parent and Community:
Thank you to Allstate volunteer Steven Roberts for being a positive force for change in our community. Steven Roberts gave his time and enabled us to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.
Kneaders Bakery donated $3,000 dollars to the Band and Cheer Programs at HHS! Thank you for your generosity and support.
Zak Paynter, a former HHS student, chose Hillcrest High School for a $100 corporate gift from his engineering firm in Pullman, WA. Thank you Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.!
THANK YOU Basic American Foods for the $10,000 donation toward purchasing a new inning by inning scoreboard for the Hillcrest Baseball Program!
Mrs. Zohner and the Health Occupations students for organizing and working with the American Red Cross last Friday. HHS was responsible for presenting 67 blood donors and collecting 61 units of blood. Great job!
A big thank you to the doctors at Grand Teton Gastroenterology for their combined donation of $300 to award our students that have perfect attendance throughout the year. Dr. Behrend, Dr. Warner, and Dr. Williams all contributed. We appreciate this valuable financial support and the help it will provide to our students.
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