Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/September 25, 2015

Mr. and Miss Mars Hill Nominees Named This Week

Congratulations to the following seniors who were named as finalists for Mr. and Miss Mars Hill Bible School: Jennah Abrams, Coleman Burch, Gil Carter, Emma Clark, Colton Darby, Kenneth Hibbett, Jessa Plunket, Abby Stutts, Chase Thigpen, and Anna Thompson. We're proud of you!
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Super Panther 5K

Don't forget to sign up for our Super Panther 5K on October 2! The deadline to preregister is Monday, September 28. This certified race includes some challenging hills and fun obstacles to avoid. As the course winds its way back to the school, runners will race to the finish cheered on by our very own Super Panther and a few other super heroes. Feel free to dress like the super runner that you are. Family friendly costumes are encouraged. Preregistering guarantees you a t-shirt and a ticket to the BBQ dinner on October 2 during Panther Fest. Only those who pre-register receive a ticket to the dinner. The Fun Run begins at 4:30 with the 5K following at 5pm. Registration for the 5K is $20. See the office for registration forms if you did not receive one.

Congrats to Ronald Reagan Student Leaders

Seniors Jennah Abrams, Gil Carter, Chase Thigpen, and Anna Thompson have been selected to receive the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award. Thank you, seniors, for your leadership in your class and in our school.

MH Pictures Available

For years Betty Dale Walker has attended MH programs, games, and events and taken high-quality photos. You may not know, but 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 service to our school.

Take Note: Upcoming Dates

September 25: Deadline for Ordering School Pictures, Deadline for PantherFest Form

September 25: Varsity Football @ Waterloo, 7 pm

September 30: Picture Make-up Day

October 2: Pantherfest

October 3: Lincoln/Ford Event; NJHS Clean-Up Day

October 4: MH Ambassadors @ Glendale Church of Christ, 5 pm

October 6-9: Middle School Quarter Tests

October 7-9: High School Semester Exams

October 9: Early Dismissal, 11:30 am

October 12: Fall Break; No School

October 14: Early Dismissal, 11 am Teacher Conferences, 12-3 pm (More Info to Come)

School Picture Ordering Information

Portrait proofs were distributed to your child at school this week. If you would like to order school pictures, you may do so online at the address on the proof, or you may send your order form, along with cash or check, to the school. Middle and high school students may return theirs to the school office. All orders should be returned no later than TODAY.

Panther Photo Album: Fun Times on the Hill

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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!

Feeling Out of the Loop?

If you are not getting school emails or if you did not receive a call from the SchoolCast Emergency Notification System last week, please contact Bill Gooch at bgooch@mhbs.org.

If you need help figuring out Parent PortalsPlus, Mr. Gooch can help you with that, too. There's a free app, ParentPlus from Rediker Software, that will help you keep up with your child's grades and other important information. Update: Rediker has fixed the glitch for iOS users; your child's average for each class is now available on the app.

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.

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.