Community Meeting Announcements
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today’s After School Activities
Fitness Club – pick up at 4 pm
Bowling Club is Cancelled
There is no CPS tutoring program today.
The Spring Athletic Enrollment Forms have been sent home, and are now available in the lobby. Forms should be completed and returned by Friday, February 21st.
USSC Donut Sale- 2/25
The Upper School Student Council is selling donuts on Tuesday, February 25th at lunch period. Each donut will sell for 1.00.
On June 1st, we will be hosting our annual college day. As of right now, 13 colleges are registered to attend, including Millersville, Guilford, University of Alabama, and New England Institute of Technology. If any student is interested in a particular school, they should talk to Mrs. Gillespie who will extend an invitation to that school.
Imprint Competition and Exhibition
The Imprint Competition and Exhibition is held every year by the Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern. Esherick was a sculptor and printmaker who worked in wood. This year, the contest received entries from 11 schools Chester, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties.
Hill Top entered three prints in the competition from our 9th-grade class. Of the three, Colin Emmanuel’s print, Roosting Falcon, was selected as a finalist and will be on exhibition at the Esherick museum from March 8th through May 24th.
All three of the Hill Top prints are featured on the museum’s facebook page for a viewer’s choice award. Links to casting your vote in the competition have been shared on the Hill Top facebook page and website. Simply like an image to cast a vote. The print with the most "likes" by 5:00 pm on February 21st will be the Viewer's Choice winner.
Share Food Program of Philadelphia
Tomorrow, the 8th grade students will visit the Share Food Program of Philadelphia. Students should bring a brown bag lunch.
We welcomed a family who is looking at the 7th grade for their son for the fall.
Sugar Cookie & Lemonade & Upcycle Art Sale-2/19-2/20
The 8th grade UNLESS Upcycled Art & Lemonade/Cookie Sale is being held today & tomorrow during break outside the kitchen (10-10:10 AM). Cookies will sell for 2/$1 and lemonade will be $1/cup. The Upcycle Art products sold will be no more than $3.
Money raised will be used to fund a pollinator garden on campus. Today, students shared images of the upcycled art that was created from recycled aluminum cans & plastic bottles. If you have already responded to the Google Form, cookies will be set aside for you. Please reach out to Ms. Gulczynski at email@example.com with any questions or to have cookies set aside.
Guys Night & Sleepover at the Dorm-3/5
The boy’s upstairs are always excited to show their friends the dorm and they're happy to announce an event opened to interested students in grades 9-12. It's going to be a blast and it will give our dorm students the opportunity to plan and host the event. It will also provide our guests with a taste of dorm life. If you are interested in your son participating, please contact Mrs. Tompkins with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Penney at email@example.com.
4th Annual Shark Tank Event
The ideSiGN and myBIZ classes are hosting the 4th annual Hill Top Shark Tank pitch competition. A $250.00 prize is going to the winning individual or team. Ms. Kassab shared a video presentation with students to teach them how to take part in this event. We are hoping to get some great participants this year. The deadline to apply for the competition is February 20th. Contact Ms. Kassab with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill Top Prom
Although it seems early in the year to talk about Prom, plans are being put in place now.
Mr. Sedgwick is currently running a contest to design this year's prom ticket. The contest is open to students in the Upper School, and the prize is one free ticket to the event.
Rules for Prom Ticket Contest
• Ticket size cannot be more than ½ of a regular sheet of paper.
• Ticket must be reproducible--can be digital or scannable.
• Ticket must include the following details:
Hill Top Preparatory Prom 2020
May 8, 7-11 pm
Radnor Valley Country Club
• Add other visual detail, decor, or art as you see fit!
Prize: One free prom ticket.
Due date: last day of Feb.
POETRY TEAM RESUMES
Student poets in grades 9-12 will meet on Thursday’s during mentor period.
Contact Mrs. Selinsky with any questions at email@example.com.
Updated Hill Top Job Board
The Hill Top Job Board has been updated with part time/afterschool and weekend
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.
Lebanon Valley College is hosting A Day at the Valley on March 27th. This is an opportunity for students to see the campus, sit in on two classes, talk with professors, and sample the food in the cafeteria (their sundae bar gets high marks from past students). Any juniors interested in attending should talk with Mrs. Gillespie. (Any parents interested in attending can email Mrs. Gillespie or go to https://www.lvc.edu/admission-aid/visit-lvc/)
Looking for summer programs on a college campus? This list is updated as programs come in: https://padlet.com/agillespie4/summerprograms
A non-comprehensive collection of test optional schools: https://padlet.com/agillespie4/nosat
Happy Birthday to Jared Miller!