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News & Notes

September News and Notes

The theme for this year is “Being Transformed: Open the Eyes of Our Hearts”. This comes from Ephesians 1:17-19 where Paul is praying for the Ephesians. For chapel, we will be working at two questions; what is it that we see within ourselves, our communities, our world that needs to experience transformation? And, what is it that leads to this kind of transformation? Each week or two, we’ll be looking at these different aspects of transformation. We pray that the Hillcrest Community, students, faculty, staff, families, experience transformation as we are able to see God and each other the way that God sees us. 

5th – 8th graders, your passes will be sent out to you soon. If you come to a home volleyball game before then, you can get in for free by signing your name on our prospective student list at the entrance.

Mennonite College Night – Admission representatives from Bethel College (KS), Bluffton University (OH), Eastern Mennonite University (VA), Goshen College (IN), and Hesston College (KS) will be at Hillcrest Monday, September 16 to meet with students and parents. You can schedule a 20 minute appointment with as many of these schools as you like by contacting Leanne Bender at lbender@hillcrestravens.org. Priority will be given to seniors but younger students and parents are very welcome to participate as times are available. Appointments begin at 4:00 pm and run until 8 pm.

The Hillcrest PTO will be operating the Apple Fritter Booth at the Kalona Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28. If you would like to volunteer to work a 2-hour shift at the fritter booth, call the school office at 656-2073 or 683-2586. Hillcrest Choirs and Praise Band will be performing on Friday, September 27; the choirs at 2:30-3:00 pm and Praise Band is from 3:00-3:30 pm.

Homecoming & Alumni Family Weekend will take place on campus October 4-5. Events will include alumni volleyball and soccer games, Joetown Classic, food fundraiser by the PTO, Annual Pork Supper, and a community hymn sing.

The Joetown Classic 5K run/walk will be on Saturday, October 5. Make sure you sign-up by September 24 to get a cool, vintage t-shirt! Register now online at getmeregistered.com/joetownclassic5k.

The Junior Class Pork Supper is also Saturday, October 5 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from any junior student or at the door; Adults $10.00, Seniors 65+ $9.00, Children age 4-12 $5.00, age 3 and under free. The meal consists of pork, baked potato, salad and dessert.

Rehearsals will soon begin for the fall musical, Beauty and the Beast, directed by Michael Swartzendruber which will be presented November 9 & 10.