Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/July 10, 2017

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Robotics & Computer Programming Opportunities

This year we have a great opportunity for your child to be involved in Robotics! There will be a kitting day Friday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at North West Shoals. They will learn all about all the fun and creative things we will learn about Robotics and computer programming. If you would like to find out what Robotics is all about, please respond to msnodgrass@mhbs.org by July 14th. Pizza will be served for lunch!


Mrs. Snodgrass

Elementary and Middle School Computer Teacher

Sports Media Guide Business and Personal Ads Available Now

The 2017-18 All-Sports Media Guide is in the works. If you want to purchase a business ad, contact Jay Mitchell at jamitchell@mhbs.org. Business ad deadline is August 1.


Church youth groups, parents, grandparents, friends, and fans: Let your own Panthers know you're behind them by purchasing a personal or church ad. Contact Jeanne Foust at jfoust@mhbs.org. Personal ad deadline is August 1.


Information about taking athletes' pictures is coming soon. Watch your email.

Back-to-School Info

On Monday, July 31, Mars Hill will welcome students back for important meetings, schedule pick-ups, and more:


9 a.m.: New Student Orientation

10 a.m.: Freshman Orientation

11 a.m.: Seniors (Schedules, Parking*, Lockers)

1 p.m.: Juniors* & Sophomores

2 p.m.: Middle School (6-8) Locker Pickup (No Orientation)


Please note: Fifth graders will have orientation after the prayer service on August 1.


*You must bring cash to purchase parking permits. Senior lot: $25. Gym lot: $10. You will need year, make model, and license number.

Summer Reading: Read 'Em and Reap!

Below are summer reading options for middle school students:


5th (Choose one):

Holes by Louis Sachar, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, No Talking by Andrew Clements, Frindle by Andrew Clements, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, Number the Stars by Lois Lowery, or The Hiding Place by Corrie tenBoom


6th Choose one):

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (ISBN: 978-0316809061)

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear (ISBN: 978-0395137192)

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (ISBN: 978-0064400855)


7th (Choose one):

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 ft. Below the Chilean Desert by Marc Aronson (ISBN: 978-1416913979)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (ISBN: 978-1505297409)

The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell (ISBN: 978-0618747832)


8th (Choose one):

American-Born Chinese by Gareth Hinds (ISBN: 9780312384487)

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (ISBN: 978-0399252518)

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth by James L. Swanson (ISBN: 978-0439903547)


All high school (9-12) students will read Find the Good by Heather Lende. All 9-12 students will take a test on the book on Wed., Aug. 10, regardless of which semester they are taking English.

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Just Around the Corner on the Hill

July 31: New Student & Freshman Orientation; Schedule Pick-ups (6th-12th)

Aug. 1: Back-to-School Prayer Session, Morris Auditorium, 6:30

Aug. 1: Deadline for All-Sports Media Guide Personal and Business Ads (See related article.)

Aug. 3: Classes Begin

Aug. 3: Red, White, & Blues Low Country Boil, Larimore Home Front Lawn, 6-9 p.m.

Aug. 10: High School Summer Reading Test (All 9-12 students)

Aug. 11-13: Show Choir

Other Notes of Interest:

  • The Wellness Walk-in Clinic on Cloyd Blvd. will provide athletic physicals for those who plan to participate in athletics next year. The cost of the physicals will be $15, half of which will be donated back to Mars Hill athletics. Athletic physicals are good for one calendar year. Please make sure to take a copy of the AHSAA physical form with you to be filled out and signed by a doctor. These forms are not valid if they are not signed by a doctor. If you need more information, call Mike Mitchell in the high school office or Erica Hamby at Wellness Walk-in Clinic (256-275-3724).

Introducing 2017-18 Student Council Officers

Congratulations to the following seniors who will serve as Student Council officers for the 2017-18 school year:

President Livia Olive

Vice President Jackson Turner

Secretary Jackson Mitchell

Treasurer Seth Swinea

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.