Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/December 18, 2015

There's No Place Like Home(coming)

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Alumni, parents, friends, and fans, make plans to join us for Homecoming Festivities on January 8 at 5 p.m. in the New Gym.


We'll be kicking off 2016 with Homecoming the week we return following the break. This year's theme is "There's No Place Like Home(coming)," and students will be dressing and decorating halls for various destinations around the country.


Monday: Hall Decorating can begin at 3 p.m.; see flyers on bulletin boards for details.

Tuesday: (Sleepless in) Seattle (Wear Your PJs to school!)

Wednesday: Nashville (Gather your cowboy hats and boots!)

Thursday: Honolulu (Enjoy the island life as you dress in luau attire!)

Friday: New Orleans (Let the Good Times Roll with Mardi Gras beads & colors!)

Then Friday night, enjoy Homecoming festivities at 5 p.m. in the New Gym.


There's no place like home, and there's no place like Mars Hill.


(Photo by Jennifer Photography)

Condolences to the Foster Family

Please remember the Foster family in your prayers. Mr. Ralph Foster, father of Denise Willingham , a former MHBS Board Member, and a long time supporter of MHBS, passed away this Wednesday. Visitation will be today, Friday, Dec. 18, from 11 until 2 at the Tuscumbia Church of Christ with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m.

Take Note: Upcoming Dates

Dec. 18: Last Day to Order 2016 Mizpah at Lowest Price

Dec. 19: Basketball @ Deshler, 10, 11, 12 (7B, 8G, 8B)

Dec. 21: Basketball @ Brooks, 10, 11:15, 12:30 (7B, 8G, 8B)

Dec. 21: Basketball @ Brooks, 2, 3, 4, 5:30 (JVG, JVB, VG, VB)

Dec. 22: Basketball @ Home vs. Belgreen, 11, 12:15 (8G, JVG)

Jan. 5: School Resumes, Full Day/Regular Schedule

Jan. 5: Basketball @ Hatton, 4, 5, 6:15, 7:30 (JVG, JVB, VG, VB)

Jan. 6: Coffee with the Board, 8 am in 5-12 Teachers' Work Room

Jan. 7: Basketball @ Home vs. Lexington, 4:30, 5:30, 6:44 (8G, 8B, JVG)

Jan. 7: ASVAB Test

Jan. 8: Homecoming, 5 pm

Jan. 8: Basketball @ Home vs. Cherokee, 6, 7:30 (VG, VB)

Jan. 9: Basketball @ Home vs. Hubbard, 4, 5:15, 6:30 (JVB, VG, VB)

Jan. 13: Reports Cards Available Online

Jan. 13: Spelling Bee, Grades 3-8

Jan. 13: High School Chorus Program, Tuscumbia Church of Christ, 6:30

Jan. 18: MLK Holiday (No School)

Panther Photo Album: This Week on the Hill

Media Center: Will You Help?

Help the media center purchase a special set of library books especially geared toward middle school interests. For every $20 you donate, a hardback AR book will be personalized for the Mars Hill collection. To donate, click here.


Child's World Insider's Guide to Pro Football is described here: Looking for new ways to engage reluctant readers? Students will love exploring these high-interest titles with fun topics, full-cover photographs, and cool facts. The collection of 32 titles includes Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens,and twenty-seven more.


If we can order that set, we will receive a free set of Extreme Sports, including Barefoot Waterskiing, Cliff Diving, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Personal Watercraft, and sixteen more.


Please help our media center purchase this collection by donating today.

2016 Mizpahs Now on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale! In order to get the best price, you need to place your order no later than December 18. Avoid price increases by ordering before deadlines listed below.


Until TODAY--$65

December 19-February 28--$70

March 1-April 30--$75

May 1-May 20--$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!

Middle School Tutoring

Free tutoring for middle school students is available on Monday through Thursday from 3 until 4 pm in Mrs. Owens's room (#M132). Please let the office or Mrs. Owens know if your student will be coming and which days he or she will come.

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.

Merry Christmas From Your Friends at Mars Hill

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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.