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Community Meeting Announcements Thursday, January 9, 2020

Community Meeting Announcements
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Today’s After School Activities
Basketball-pick up at 5:00 pm
Homework Club-pick up at 5:00 pm
ArtWorks-pick up at 5:00 pm


Visiting Family
We welcomed a family who is looking at the middle school for their son for this year.

A Welcomed Guest
We welcomed Mr. Gary Niels, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS). Mr. Niels visited with Mr. Needham and toured Hill Top.

College Acceptance
Congratulations to Conor Gibson who has been accepted to Cabrini University with a generous scholarship!

Hawk News
The latest edition of Hawk News, a student-run publication has been sent home to parents. Check your inbox for News from the Hill!

Accommodations for Midterm Exams
The 9th grade academy and upper school students that feel they need accommodations for upcoming Midterm Exams are urged to sign up to meet with Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Trusty, or Mrs. Rumsey as soon as possible. The accommodations signup sheet is in the Snapple room.

Super Smash Bros. Team
Students have the opportunity to start a Super Smash Bros. club. Mr. Betteridge is meeting with interested students during mentor period today. Students do not need to own a Switch to be in the club.

Skiing Snowboarding and Tubing- 2/7 & 2/28
The first of two Skiing & Riding Club trips has been rescheduled to 2/28. Contact Mr. Van Dyke with questions at dvandyke@hilltopprep.org.

Annual Health Screening-Today
Today, Radnor school district nurses conducted height, weight, and vision screenings for all students. 7th and 11th grade students were also given a hearing test. Contact Mrs. Butler with questions at sbutler@hilltopprep.com.

Winter White Out Dance-Ticket Design Contest-1/25
The Winter White Out Dance will take place on Saturday, January 25th at Hill Top. 9th through 12th graders interested in submitting a ticket design for this event should sign up on the contest sheet hanging in the Snapple room.

Updated Hill Top Job Board
The Hill Top Job Board has been updated with part time/seasonal positions. The board is located in the Upper Linden hallway and is divided into the 5 surrounding counties. The jobs posted are suitable positions for students. 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.

Box Tops for Education Campaign
We have collected $49.10 made out to Hill Top for the Box Tops for Ed that everybody put in the box on Mrs. Barnes’ desk last year. Thank you for cutting them out.

Now there's an easier way. No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. Here’s how to do it:
Get the free Box Tops app on your phone from the app store.
Tap the scan button and take a photo of your store receipt within 14 days of purchase.
Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically added to our school's earnings online.
All unexpired clipped Box Top coupons are still being accepted. Thank you again for your participation.

Middle School Student Council Promoting Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate half of a percent of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

The MSSC is supporting a sign-up campaign for students, faculty, family and friends to go to Smile.Amazon.com and designate Hill Top as your non-profit charity. It is important to type Hill Top Preparatory NOT Hill Top Prep; otherwise, our school does not appear in the search.

It’s free to sign up, fun to shop and free money for Hill Top.


Post-Secondary Corner

College for a Day workshops - see Mrs. Gillespie for details!

Social Justice: This session includes four interrelated principles (equity, access, participation, and rights) across the disciplines of Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. Participants will address each of the four interrelated principles and contribute to meaningful dialogue and discussion of actions steps that can lead to positive change.

Career Exploration in Business, Computing Science, & Paralegal Studies: join the Business, Computing Science, and Paralegal Studies departments for an immersive experience and hear from panelists about current and future career opportunities in these fields. Participants will have a chance to network with Delaware County Community College students and faculty and participate in a variety of workshops.


Hackathon Event

At the 2019-2020 Hackathon event, students will be confronted with a real world problem that requires collaboration and innovation to develop creative solutions. In an effort to address global challenges and achieve a better future, the Hackathon problem is based on the United Nations global goals. Sponsored by the DCIU intermediate unit. See Mrs. Gillespie for details.


24 Challenge

The 24 Challenge is a tournament-style competition organized around the 24 Game. The competition is for students in grades 4-8, sponsored by the DCIU intermediate unit.

Over a period of months preceding the event, teachers use the 24 game in their classrooms to help students hone their mathematics skills. Then, using the official rules made available through DCIU- Schools or districts hold local or district-wide playoffs to determine which students will advance to the Championship Event! See Mrs. Gillespie for details.

Parents Corner

Don’t miss the Annual Martini and Massage Night, this Sat, Jan 11th, please join us from 7-10 for a night of food, drinks and conversation.