Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/April 29, 2016

Spring Band Concert This Sunday

Join Mr. Krieger and the band for their annual Spring Concert this Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in Morris Auditorium. Middle school and high school bands, as well as the Jazz Band, will be performing.


Highlights of the concert will include music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a special piece, "A Friend Remembered," in memory of Sam Terry.

Free Athletic Physicals Offered Sunday

On Sun., May 1, from 1-3 pm, Wellness Walk-in Clinic will be conducting free athletic physicals for student-athletes who will be in grades 7-12 next year. Students should fill out a form for this physical (available on the ahsaa.com website) before arriving. The student and a parent are required to sign the form. You can also download, print, read, and sign forms for concussion and participation from this same source. We will not plan other dates for free physicals. Physicals will take place in the football field house.

NJHS Raises Money for AGAPE

Last August the National Junior Honor Society chose AGAPE of North Alabama to be the recipient of their annual community service project. They set a goal and had monthly bake sales to raise money for the charity. This week, John Medley, NJHS president, presented a check for $1230 an AGAPE representative. Eighth grade members who supported this effort were Lauren Allen, Gracie Barrier, Lindsay Brackin, Simone Brand, Mary Choate, Lucy Clark, Victoria Cochran, Garrett Cox, Liliana Derr, Julia Garrett, Bo Gooch, Hannah Henry, Elijah Hester, Claire Lawson, Cameron Mann, Mack McCluskey, Erika Mitchell, Emily O’Kelley, Lilly Olive, Eli Owens, Abbey Steadman, Kylie Thigpen, Walker White, Anthony Wilbanks, and Averee Williamson.

Panther Photo Album: This Week on the Hill

Athletic Banquet Set

We will be having the annual athletic banquet for baseball, basketball, and boys’ soccer Mon., May 9, at 6:30 pm at Cross Point Church of Christ. The meal, catered by Texas Roadhouse, will be at no cost to our athletes and coaches. Parents, siblings, and friends will cost $10 per plate. Please call the office to put your name on the list by May 3.

Pope Makes MH HIstory; Golf Advances

Congratulations to sophomore Hannah Pope who was the medalist in Monday's Class 1A – 3A Girls Section 4 Golf Tournament at Decatur Country Club. Hannah shot a one over par 73 to be the first ever Mars Hill girl to be a Sectional Champion. Hannah will compete Monday, May 2 in the sub-state round at Gadsden country Club. The top two individuals from the sub-state will advance to the State Tournament at Hampton Cove in Huntsville on May 9-10.


The Mars Hill boys' golf team advanced to the sub-state round of the state playoffs after finishing in 2nd place last Monday in the Class 1A-2A Sectional tournament played at Southern Gayles in Athens. Ike Alexander led the Panthers with a 74 and John Moody followed with a 75. The Panthers shot a season best team total of 326. The Panthers will play Monday, May 2 at Decatur Country Club. The top two teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the State Tournament May 9-10 at Hampton Cove in Huntsville. The team members are seniors Colton Darby, Chase Thigpen, Kenneth Hibbett, John Moody and juniors Nolan Adderholt, Ike Alexander, Tanner Boyd and Mason Jones.


Ronnie Pannell coaches the Panther golf teams.

Upcoming Dates

April 29: Baseball, Second Round of Playoffs vs. Phil Campbell, 4:30, 6:30 (V)

April 29: Softball @ Elkmont Tourney, 6, 7:30 (V)

April 29: Track @ Sectional Tourney, TBA

April 29: Middle School Life Day

April 30: Baseball, Second Round of Playoffs vs. Phil Campbell, 12 If Necessary (V)

April 30: Softball @ Elkmont Tourney, TBA

April 30: Track @ Sectional Tourney, TBA

May 1: Free Physicals for Student-Athletes, Field House, 1-3

May 1: Spring Band Concert, 2

May 1: Ambassadors @ New Hope Church of Christ, 6 p.m.

May 2: Chorus Picnic
May 2: Golf @ Sub-state, Decatur, TBA (VB)

May 2: Golf @ Sub-state, Gadsden, TBA (VG)

May 3: Deadline to Sign Up for Athletic Banquet

May 3: Softball, Area Tourney, TBA (V)

May 5: Softball, Area Tourney, TBA (V)

May 7: Show Choir Auditions

May 8-9: Senior Candlelight, Maywood

May 9: Athletic Banquet, Cross Point Church of Christ

May 10: Chorus Spring Concert

May 13: Awards Day

May 15: Graduation @ Norton Auditorium, 2

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Saturday is the last day to order a 2015-16 Yearbook before the final price increase of the Year!

Class of 2016 News

Senior parents should have received an important email with dates from now until May 15. Information leading up to graduation will also be included here in Happenings on the Hill. Mark your calendars!


Have you ordered your 2015-16 Mizpah? There's no better way to remember senior year than looking through the yearbook. Saturday is the last day to order before the final price increase of the season. See related article for more information about ordering.


May 8-9: Overnight Candlelight at Maywood (Leave MH at 3 p.m. on the 8th. We will return before school dismisses on the 9th.)


May 13: Graduation Practice, Awards Day (1:30)


Seniors wishing to order a $10 senior video may pay Mrs. Foust between now and May 13.


We also have three remaining 8 x 10" cap and gown pictures available for $10 each. See Mrs. Foust if you want one.

2016 Mizpahs: Time is Running Out

Yearbooks are on sale! Avoid price increases by ordering before deadlines listed below:


Through April 30--$75

May 1-May 20--$80


You may send cash or a check made out to Mars Hill Bible School. Please include the student’s name and grade or use the order forms that were given to students at an earlier date. You may also order from the Mars Hill Bible School website. On the home page, click on the yearbook icon, and order your yearbook using a credit card. Please note that the company will charge you a $2.00 processing fee.


Thank you for supporting the Mizpah staff!

Safety First: Bullying Hotline

Students may report bullying via voice mailbox (256-718-8523) and email (bully@mhbs.org).

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The mission of Mars Hill Bible School is to provide every student--in a cooperative effort with the home and family--a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in an environment that fosters spiritual, academic, physical, and social growth.