Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/October 16, 2015

Touch a Truck This Weekend

What is Touch a Truck? Only the coolest event happening October 17th at Mars Hill. Come and enjoy seeing all the "Big Boy" toys from Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Monster Trucks, Race Cars, Motorcycles, and more...not only see them but experience them. Grab some cute pictures and more.


We'll have trucks, tractors, food (YES grilled burgers and the "FAMOUS Rayford Henry Corn Dogs"), face painting, balloon animals, and awesome craft booths.


YES! Get ready for Christmas with amazing gifts from local vendors.


Join us! GREAT Family Fun!


Time: 10-2 pm Date: October 17th

Cost: 16 years old + are FREE!!! 15 years old and under are only $5

Take Note: Upcoming Dates

October 16: Varsity Football @ Home vs. Cherokee, 7 pm

October 17: "Touch a Truck," 10 am-2 pm

October 19: Reports Cards Available on Line

October 19: Booster Club Meeting, MH Cafeteria, 7 pm

October 19: Volleyball Area Tournament @ MHBS, 4:30 vs. Cherokee

October 22: Cross Country @ Athens, 4 pm

October 22: Volleyball @ Regional Tourney (Huntsville), TBA

October 23: Varsity Football @ Sulligent, 7 pm

October 23: Last Day to Order Panther Fest T-shirts (2nd Chance Orders): See form below.

October 25: Chorus @ Wood Avenue, 5 pm

October 30: 5th Quarter with Football Team, Cheerleaders, Family, Friends, & Fans, Cross Point Loft after Shoals Christian game

November 1: High School & Jazz Band Concert, MH Auditorium, 2 pm

November 2-3: High School Life Retreat

November 16: Jazz Band Dinner, MH Auditorium, 6 pm

AdvancED Surveys: Help Make Our School Even Better

Last spring you were asked to complete a survey regarding Mars Hill Bible School. We are conducting the same survey again to see if we have gained improvement or still need improvement in specific areas. The survey results are used as part of our accreditation process. Even if you completed a survey last spring, we ask that you take the time to complete another one. Your answers are completely confidential and help us make our school even better.


Please follow the link below to take you to the survey. PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 28, 2015.


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/2577737

Checkmate! Chess Tournament Winners Announced

Congratulations to Drew McKinnon, Tyler Foster, Ryan Foster, and Curt Brummitt who will represent MHBS in the Renaissance Fair Chess Tournament. Way to go, boys!

Back by Popular Demand: Panther Fest T-Shirts

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High School Life Retreat 2015

Monday, Nov. 2nd, 1:45pm to Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 3pm

Maywood Camp Road

Hamilton, AL

Theme: "Watch Me"

Details: Ninth through twelfth grade will leave campus Monday and enjoy food, fellowship, and Bible study during this annual overnight retreat at Maywood Christian Camp.

MH Pictures Available

For years Betty Dale Walker has attended MH programs, games, and events and taken high-quality photos. Mrs. Walker has made those photographs available for purchase through SmugMug, a website for photo storage and sharing. You can find a link on the school website or here: http://marshillbible.smugmug.com/. Thanks, Betty Dale! We appreciate your continued service to our school.

Tutoring Available to Middle School Students

Free tutoring for MS students is available Monday-Thursday from 3 until 4 in Mrs. Owen's room (M132). Parents should fill out a registration form available in the office to register for the days your student will be coming. Completed forms may be turned in to Mrs. Owens or the office.

Chorus Programs Slated for 2015-16

October 25: Wood Avenue, 5 pm

November 10: Veteran's Day Program

December 13: Atlas, 5 pm

February 7: Killen, 6 pm

February 14: Jackson Heights, 6 pm

March 3-5: All State, Samford University

March 6: Cox Blvd., 6 pm

March 13: Moulton, 6 pm

March 23: Cross Point, 6:30 pm

April 10: Highland Park, 5 pm

April 24: Stony Point, 5:30 pm

May 2: Chorus Picnic, 6 pm

May 10: Chorus Concert, 7 pm

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Spirit Wear! Go Panthers!

Spirit wear items are available in the elementary and high school offices during the school day. T-shirts are $10 and range from youth medium to adult large. MH bracelets are $1; tumblers are $5. Tote bags and drawstring backpacks are $5. License plates are $5. Buy 2 t-shirts and get a totebag free! Show your spirit! Show your pride!

Safety First: Harassment/Bullying Policy

MHBS is dedicated to fostering an environment based on the teachings of Matthew 7:12 and Ephesians 4:29-32, which promote kindness, acceptance, and tolerance. Furthermore, we are committed to providing a learning environment in which every child feels safe and secure.


To that end, we have created two avenues for students to report harassment or bullying. "No Bully Stands Alone" will be enforced, and students must report incidents of harassment and bullying to a teacher or an administrator. Students may report bullying via voice mailbox (256-718-8523) and email (bully@mhbs.org). Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the harassment and bullying policies.


10/15 Update from Mr. Rutherford: PLEASE KNOW THAT WE TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY THE TRUST YOU PLACE IN US TO HELP MOLD YOUR CHILDREN. EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO PROVIDE THE BEST CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT POSSIBLE AT MHBS. RAISING CHILDREN IN TODAY’S WORLD IS ARGUABLY MORE CHALLENGING THAN EVER.


Technology is such a wonderful tool. However, with it come more opportunities for satan to creep into our children’s lives… bullying, sexting, and even adult predators are becoming all to common. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please monitor your child’s electronic devices closely. Contact the school immediately if we can help. If you do not wish to be identified, feel free to use the bullying hotline bullybully@mhbs.org or 256-718-8523.

Check Out our Website.

Please visit the MHBS website to find out all kinds of information about the Hill. As always, thank you for supporting Mars Hill: www.mhbs.org.

Let Us Know What's Going On... Let Others Know What's Going On!

If you have an event or human interest story directly related to the Mars Hill 5-12 family, we would love to know so "Happenings on the Hill" can include it. Email jfoust@mhbs.org. Also let others know what's going on on the Hill by sharing "Happenings" on your social media outlets.

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.