Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/May 12, 2017

Good Luck, Softball, Baseball, & Golf! Finish Strong!

Important Upcoming Meetings with Counselor

Mrs. Brown, school counselor, will be offering informational sessions Thursday, May 18, to communicate important information to current eighth graders and eleventh graders. At 6 p.m. on the 18th parents of 2017-18 freshmen (current eighth graders) can learn more about schedules, four-year curriculum plans, dual credit classes, and more.


At 7:30 p.m. rising seniors (current juniors) and their parents will benefit from an informational session about college applications, college visits, scholarships, financial aid, and more. This meeting is for parents and students.

Pope and Alexander Head to State

The Mars Hill Golf Team played in the Class 1A-2A North Sub-State Golf Tournament on May 8 at the Gadsden Country Club. The boys' team finished fourth. Junior Hannah Pope and senior Ike Alexander now advance to the state tournament rounds on Monday and Tuesday. Good luck, Hannah & Ike! We're proud of you!
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Quarter Tests and Semester Exams

Middle school quarter tests are scheduled for May 18, 22, and 23:

  • Thursday, May 18: English
  • Monday, May 22: History & Math
  • Tuesday, May 23: Bible & Science (Dismiss at 11:45)


High school semester exams are scheduled for May 22-24:

  • Monday, May 22: D & E Blocks
  • Tuesday, May 23: B & C Blocks (Dismiss at 11:45)
  • Wednesday, May 24: A Block & Make-up exams (Dismiss at 9:30; 11 for makeup)

Nelson Wins Numerous Shooting Medals

Mars Hill's own Walsh Nelson recently competed in a 4-H shoot in Sylacauga, AL among 33 teams of juniors and seniors competing in shooting trap, skeet, and sporting clays. Walsh finished High Over All with his combined scores for the entire group. He also won 1st Place High Over All Individual in Trap, 1st Place Junior Individual Trap, 1st Place Junior Individual Sporting Clays, and 1st Place Junior Team Trap. Nice work, Walsh! We're proud of you!
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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).
  • Driver's Education registration forms are available in the 5-12 office. Session 1 will be May 30-June 2, and Session 2 will be June 5-8 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a lunch break.

Future Happenings on the Hill:

May 12: Baseball in Semi-Final Tourney @ Fayetteville High School, 12

May 12: Softball in Regional Tourney in Huntsville vs. Idler, 3

May 15: Campus Recognition (Jostens) will deliver class rings, 12:45

May 15: Golf in State Tourney in Opelika (VG, VB)

May 15: Chorus Spring Concert, Morris Auditorium, 7

May 16: Golf in State Tourney in Opelika (VG, VB)

May 18: Booster Club Meeting, Football Field, 6

May 18, 22, 23: Middle School Quarter Tests

May 18: Incoming Freshmen Meeting (Current 8th Graders), Morris Auditorium, 6

May 18: Rising Senior Meeting (Current Juniors), Morris Auditorium, 7:30 (for parents and students)

May 19: Awards Day, Morris Auditorium, MS 12; HS 1:30

May 20: Show Choir Auditions

May 21: Graduation, Norton Auditorium, 2

May 22-24: High School Semester Exams

May 23: Dismiss at 11:45

May 24: Dismiss at 9:30; 11 for Makeup Exams (High School Only)

Let Us Know What's Going On... Let Others Know What's Happening on the Hill!

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.