Community Meeting Announcements
Monday, October 7, 2019
Today’s After School Activities
Soccer Practice- pick up at 4:50 pm
Homework Club- pick up at 5 pm
Cross Country Meet- Tomorrow
DVFS will be joining us here, and we will be running our "Thrill on the Hill" course for the meet.
Start time is 3:45 pm – Come out to support the team!
Optimist Club- Open to All Hill Top Students
Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Navarra announced that once again the Optimist Club will begin their community service activity group. All Hill Top students are encouraged to join. The Optimist Club students get involved in outside community service projects both on and off campus in a variety of charitable ways. Beginning today, students may join by signing up on the sheets hanging in the Solarium and the Snapple rooms. The club will meet every other Thursday at lunch time beginning on 11/17. Please contact Mrs. Navarra or Mrs. Mathis with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 -Will be rescheduled
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.
Ice Cream Bingo has been rescheduled...the new date will be November.