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News from Hillcrest
No School Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)

Hillcrest Happenings May 25-29
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School and Office Closing at 2 p.m. May 20, 27
HJH will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Mayá 27.á There will be no after school activities or access to the school after 2 p.m. on these days.
9th Grade Lagoon Day

9th Grade Lagoon Day - Thursday, May 28
Students who have purchased a bus pass will be called out of class at the end of 1st period on Thursday, May 28 to board the bus for Lagoon.á (Bus passes will be sold on May 22 and 26 for $8).á The bus will leave Lagoon to return home at 4:00 p.m. sharp.á The students will arrive back at school at approximately 4:30 p.m.á Please plan to pick your student up at 4:30 p.m. as they will not have a phone available to call you.á Those students not at the designated place at the 4:00 p.m. departure time at Lagoon will be left and it will be your responsibility to get them home from Lagoon.á (Lagoon closes at 4 p.m. this day)

Lagoon All Day Attraction passes must be purchased at Lagoon upon arrival.á The price of $31.00 (tax included) does not include the Sky Coaster, Top Eliminator, Double Thunder Raceway, Peak Exposure, Catapult, or the Water Park (the water park is not open for school days).áá Lunch is also not included.áá

All 9th grade students are activity excused for this day.á If your student does not want to attend Lagoon Day, they do not need to come to school.á The 9th grade teachers will be attending the activity with the students.


8th Grade Promotion Activity
8th Grade Promotion Activity - Monday, June 1 from 11:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. at the Murray Outdoor Pool.á Pizza and drinks will be served.á
In order to be eligible to attend the 8th grade promotion activity, students must have passing grades (no F's) in Math, English, Science, and USáhistory during their 8th grade year in terms 1, 2, 3 and be passing at midterm in term 4.á All fines must also be paid.á Students who are not eligible to attend will stay at school and work with their 8th grade teachers.
7th Grade End-of-Year Activity
á7th Grade End-of-Year Activity - Monday, June 1 from 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Students who have no failing grades, no N's or U's in citizenship, and no fines as of May 29 will be treated to pizza, a movie, and a "selfie" station!á Students who are not eligible to attend the activity will be assigned to a class to work with their 7th grade teachers.
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9th Grade Awards Breakfast
9th Grade Awards Breakfast - Tuesday, June 2 at 8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria.á All 9th graders are invited and breakfast will be provided.á Parents are also invited to attend.á Parents who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to the school secretary at 801-264-7442 by May 27 so that adequate food can be ordered.á
During the breakfast, the 9th grade students will be recognized for their participation in academics, activities, attendance, and citizenship while at Hillcrest Jr. High School.á Students will return to class after the breakfast or may be checked out of school for the day by their parents after the breakfast.

New Start and End Times for 2015-2016 School Year
School start/end times for the 2015-2016 year will be adjusted by 10 minutes.á
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday school will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 2:40 p.m.á One Wednesday school will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 1:40 p.m.á These changes will be effective as of August 2015.á Click here for a copy of the bell schedule effective August 2015.

Word of the Week: May 18-22
Bane (noun) beyn
Definition: A cause of distress, suffering, ruin, or death.
Synonyms:á scourge, blight
Antonyms:á blessing, good fortune
"She found that homework was the bane of her educational existence.á It had caused her more misery than tests, long bus rides, lukewarm lunches, and dress codes combined."
Congratulations to our Students of the Week: April 29th - May 6th

á7th Grade-Lindsey Bowen
8th Grade-Chendryx Reyes
9th Grade-Catherine Bonham
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