Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/May 6, 2016

Many Thanks, Parents!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our teachers celebrated "Teacher Appreciation Week" all week long. We teachers are grateful for the outpouring of love and appreciation you've shown, and WE ARE FULL! Our lunches were delicious every single day! Thank you for your kindness and for the opportunity to assist you in raising your children.

Chorus Concert Welcomes Spring

Please join the middle school and high school choruses for their annual Spring Concert Tues., May 10 at 7 p.m. in Morris Auditorium.


Selections will include pop music and class favorites from the year and will feature both middle school and high school choral students. Admission is free!

Senior One Act: "All I Ever Needed to Know"...

Join members of the Class of 2016 as they present a Senior One Act Wed., May 11, at 8:30 p.m. in Morris Auditorium. The play is called "All I Ever Needed to Know, I Learned From Being in a Bad Play" and promises to be fun. Admission is free.

Second Chance Jr. High Cheer Tryouts

Current sixth and seventh grade girls who are interested in cheering next year can sign up before next Fri., May 13 for "second chance" tryouts. Sign the tryout list in the office. We will have a tryout clinic on Mon., May 16 from 3 until 4:30, and tryouts will be Tues., May 17. Girls who have already made the squad will not have to try out again. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Mary Jane Threet at getmjthreet@gmail.com.

Congratulations, NJHS Officers!

  • The National Junior Honor Society has named its officers for 2016-2017: President Cooper Howton, Vice President Ryan Foster, Secretary Samantha King, Treasurer Emma Pettus.

Panthers Host Spring Scrimmage

The 2016 MHBS Football team will conclude spring football practice with a scrimmage game on Fri., May 13. The Panthers will host Phillips High School at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to come out and support our team and get excited about this fall. Let's Go, Panthers!

Upcoming Dates

May 6: Baseball @ Home vs. Randolph Co., 4, 6

May 6-7: Track @ Cullman (State Tourney)

May 7: Show Choir Auditions

May 7: Baseball @ Home vs. Randolph Co. (if necessary), 2

May 8-9: Senior Candlelight, Maywood

May 9: Athletic Banquet, Cross Point Church of Christ, 6:30

May 10: Chorus Spring Concert, 7

May 11: Last "Official" Chapel for Seniors, 11:45

May 11: Senior One Act Play, Morris Auditorium 8:30-9

May 12-13: Golf @ State Tourney in Huntsville (VG, VB)

May 12-13: Softball in Regional Tourney (Huntsville), TBA

May 13: Awards Day (Middle School @ 12; High School @ 1:30)

May 13: Football Scrimmage @ Home, 6:30

May 13: Senior Sunset, Larimore Home, 6:30

May 13: Baseball in Semi-Finals, TBA

May 15: Graduation @ Norton Auditorium, 2

May 16-19: Middle School Quarter Tests

May 18-20: High School Exams

May 19: School Dismisses at 11:45; Last Day for MS Students

May 20: Last Day for HS Students

June 3: Report Cards Available On Line

Driver's Ed Classes Offered

Driver's Ed classes are being offered at Mars Hill this summer. Session 1 is May 23-26, and Session 2 is June 6-9. Classes are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a lunch break at 12. This instruction fulfills the road portion of the course. Driver's Education is worth 1/2 credit and costs $250 (half of which is due by May 20). Email Matt Burgess at mburgess@mhbs.org for more information.

Panther Photo Album: This Week

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Class of 2016: Final Countdown

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. 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. Students have a list of things they should bring.)


May 10-11: Turn in iPads, chargers, and cases to Mr. Gooch during Bible class.


May 11: Last "Official" Chapel (Wednesday, not Thursday as stated in the email you received. We apologize for the change; we're trying to accommodate sports schedules.), 11:45


May 13: Graduation Practice (8:00), Awards Day (1:30)


May 13: Senior Sunset, Larimore Home @ 6:30 (Wear senior jersey. Moms who are bringing food/drinks, please have at Larimore Home by 6 p.m. or drop off after Awards Day. We still need food and drink items but will accept a small donation if it's easier.) Contact Alicia Brooks at 256-655-1545 if you have questions.


Seniors wishing to order a $10 senior video may pay Mrs. Foust between now and May 13. Envelopes are also available for a $30 graduation video. Your child has an envelope.


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

2016 Mizpahs: Time is Running Out

Yearbooks are on sale! Each yearbook now costs $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).

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 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.