Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/October 9, 2015

Happy Fall Break, Panthers! See you Tuesday!

"Run to the Cross" Tonight

"Run to the Cross" will be held tonight, Friday, Oct. 9 at Cross Point Church of Christ. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. The Fun Run starts at 5:30, and the 5K starts at 6. Money raised will help dig fresh water wells in Africa and other good works. Support this worthwhile effort in memory of Jon Willingham.
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MH Golf Tourney Slated

MHBS Athletics will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Monday, October 12, at the Blackberry Trails Golf Course. Team fees are $300, and hole sponsorships are available for $100.


To register your team or sponsor a hole, please email Jay Mitchell (jamitchell@mhbs.org) or Matt Burgess (mburgess@mhbs.org).

Take Note: Upcoming Dates

October 9: Varsity Football @ Tharptown, 7 pm

October 10: Volleyball County Tournament, Away (Varsity)

October 12: Fall Break; No School

October 13: Volleyball @ Muscle Shoals (JV, V)

October 12: Jr. High Football @ Waterloo, 5:30 pm

October 14: 11:30 Dismissal (Teacher Conferences), 12-3 pm

October 14: PSAT

October 15: Volleyball @ Central, 4 pm (V)

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: Volleyball Area Tournament @ MHBS, TBA

"Touch a Truck" Coming Soon

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

Soccer Tourney Finalists

Congratulations to Fifth Grader Dillon Thrasher and sixth Graders Evan Davidson and Noah Barrier, whose Shoals Soccer Club team made it to the finals in the River Fest Soccer Tournament in Chattanooga a couple of weeks ago. That is a HUGE accomplishment. This tournament included over 150 teams from all over the Southeast! Way to go, boys!

Coming Soon: Life Retreat 2015

Watch upcoming editions of Happenings on the Hill as we reveal details about this year's High School Life Retreat coming November 2-3. Life Retreat is an opportunity for 9th through 12th graders to leave campus, stay overnight at Maywood, and focus on spiritual matters while building unity with classmates and peers. The retreat, in its 4th year, is one of the highlights of the year!

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!

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.