Celebrate Juneteenth!

President Abraham Lincoln may have issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 30, 1863, but it was over two years before enslaved people in Texas received word, when Major-General Grange read General Order No. 3 (above) on June 19 in Galveston. Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19 since, and in 1980 Texas became the first… Read More »

Thank you, Upstanders!

Thank you to all of those students who attended our How to be an Upstander! training on June 1. We all learned a lot from each other and have taken big steps toward making Hillcrest an even greater place to be! We look forward to coming together again after the summer break to continue our… Read More »

Be an Upstander! Training for Students

The Hillcrest PTA Diversity and Equity Committee is excited to offer “Be an Upstander!” to your child/ren. This after-school activity will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 4:10 – 5:00 pm. It will be led by PTA Diversity and Equity Committee co-chairs, Taylor Crockett and Mindy Merlo. Unfortunately, transportation will not be available.… Read More »

So You Want to Volunteer for Field Day?

On your marks…get set…GO! Field Day 2022 is on its way, and we need your help to make it extra special. Mrs. Walker and Mr. Weymont REALLY need empty 2-liter bottles and cereal boxes, but the complete list of supplies required to give Hedgies a Field Day to remember is here. And if you’d like… Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day with Hillcrest

This Earth Day, the Hillcrest PTA will collaborate with the Hillcrest Environmental Club to host an afternoon event that will give families a chance to get involved…and maybe get a little dirty! From 4-6 pm on Friday, April 22, Hedgies and their families are welcome to join us near the Kindergarten playground for Earth-friendly service… Read More »

Ice Cream is for Hedgies!

Who Well known for serving up classic flavors along with a constantly evolving roster of delightful, small-batch flavors beloved in Baltimore, Taharka Brothers’ award winning ice cream lineup includes favorites like Honey Graham, Key Lime Pie, and Caramel Crunch. Taharka Brothers is widely known for their unique social mission, focused on creating an impactful, profitable… Read More »

Hillcrest Is Daylighting on March 18

On Friday, March 18, Hillcrest will slow the pace to promote energy conservation. Engaging in low-tech learning and lighting the school with natural light as much as possible, students will be helping Hillcrest meet its conservation goals. Initiatives like going low-tech and daylighting are easy ways to meet our green initiative of energy conservation this… Read More »

Read-a-Thon Results Are In

The results of the 2022 Hillcrest Read-a-thon are in, and Hedgies outdid themselves to log an outstanding 121,675 minutes! Congratulations to all of our readers!! We had 477 total readers, which means fully two thirds of the school participated. And we raised a lot of money to benefit our school. Everyone is a winner at… Read More »

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