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Community Meeting Announcements Friday, October 4, 2019

Community Meeting Announcements
Friday, October 4, 2019

Today’s After School Activities
Cross Country-pick up at 4:50 pm

Spirit of the Hawk
Mrs. Henderson-Utis awarded Griffin Goetz with Spirit of the Hawk for Leadership! The entire Senior Class behaved very well yesterday on the senior class trip to New York City. But Griffin was a cut-above: he showed true leadership during the bus ride home by taking it upon himself to collect the trash from all of his fellow students; and earlier, during lunch time in NYC, Griffin volunteered to partner with any student who still needed a group. Congratulations to Griffin!

Sci-Fi Fridays with Mrs. Stretch
Sci-Fi Fridays is a social activity that is held on Fridays at lunch period. All interested 9th through 12th grade students should stop by Mrs. Stretch’s classroom at 12:10 pm on Fridays.

Girls' Night Out-10/11
The first Girls' Night Out of the year will be on Friday, October 11th, from 4-6.30. Girls will stay on campus to carve and decorate pumpkins. Pizza, apple cider, and s'mores will be available. The cost of the event is $10. See Mrs. Gillespie for details.

Annual Spooktacular Sleepover- 5th- 8th Graders
Ms. Gargiulo announced that this year’s Halloween Sleepover will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 6pm until pick-up after breakfast @ 9am on Sunday, October 27th! An email with details of the annual sleepover has been sent to the parents of students in grades 5th-8th. Please contact Ms. Gargiulo at lgargiulo@hilltopprep.org with any questions.

Fun Friday-10/25
The next Fun Friday event will take place on Friday, October 25th. The Fun Friday trip will be to The Bates Motel Haunted House, Hayride, and Corn Maze, and is open to the entire student community. More information for this event will be sent home soon. Any questions, please contact Mr. Betteridge at bbetteridge@hilltopprep.org.

Student poets in grades 9-12 must do three things:
1. Submit poetry that you are willing to have edited to Mrs. Selinsky electronically, ASAP.
2. Attend rehearsal every Thursday during Mentor Period. Arrive promptly, bringing a good attitude.
3. Perform at Art Soup on Friday, December 13.
Rewards include fun w/friends, writing, editing, and public speaking experience, pizza, and a tee shirt. Contact Mrs. Selinsky with any questions at lselinsky@hilltopprep.org.

Hill Top Job Board
Mrs. Navarra unveiled the new and improved Hill Top Job Board. The board is located in the Upper Linden hallway and is divided into the 5 surrounding counties. The jobs posted are suitable for students and are part-time positions. Students who are seeking a job are encouraged to take a posting as well as let Mrs. Navarra know if they have a job to post. Mrs. Navarra also offered to assist any student in seeking employment.

New Middle School Art Club-Mondays 3:20-5 pm
New for this year is the Middle School Art Club beginning on 10/7. Open to grades 5th- 8th. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop as well as a healthy snack. Registration forms are in the mansion lobby. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Gulczynski at agulczynski@hilltopprep.org

Post-Secondary Corner

Hackathon Cybersecurity Competition
Gannon University is hosting a Hackathon Cybersecurity Competition open to juniors and seniors. These events give participants experience in designing a secure a machine, as well as integrating solutions to protect systems from the sort of attacks found in the real world. The competition involves multiple categories of problems, each of which contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties.
There is a virtual event in November. Those who make the cut through the virtual event will be invited to an on-campus competition in February. Interested students should see Mrs. Gillespie

College Visits for the week of 10/7

10/8 Clarkson University (NY) https://www.clarkson.edu
10/10 Chestnut Hill College (PA) https://www.chc.edu/

Article of Interest
This week, 24 Admissions Officers wrote an open letter to high school seniors and their parents about the application process. It's a good read (especially the part about there not being a single Office of Judgment).

Standardized Testing Deadlines
SAT - Test date 11/2; Registration deadline 10/3; Late registration 10/22
ACT - Test date 10/26; Registration deadline 9/20; Late registration 10/4

Junior Information Night - Thursday, 10/17 6.30PM
This is a night for all juniors and their families to learn about the college application process, SAT/ACT testing, and graduation project requirements.