Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/November 14, 2014

Gifford Mayhan Honored by MH Family

At Tuesday's celebration of grandparents and veterans, the Mars Hill family honored Gifford Mayhan, a Mars Hill "icon." Mr. Myhan started working at Mars Hill the first day the school opened its doors--August 10, 1947.


Gifford was one of the first employees the board hired. He wore many hats, including being in charge of the bus garage and buses. He drove a bus route for many years and maintained the overall condition of the school buildings. Gifford worked in the cafeteria and assisted Dr. Sewell with the campaign videos.


His three children, Jerry, Fay and Kay, all graduated from MH along with several children and great-grandchildren.


Thank you, Mr. Mayhan, for your dedication to our school and your life of service.

Seniors Paint the Town Pink

This weekend is the senior play! Performances are tonight and tomorrow night (Friday and Saturday) at 7 p.m. in Morris Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each.


Synopsis: Principal Clark (Ridge Allen), young and experimental, decides it will promote understanding and cooperation if the faculty and the student body trade places for a day. What a day that turns out to be! Christy (Ellen Davenport) is almost certain the paint to be used on the conference room was No. 32 and not 23. So she insists, and the dubious painter paints the room "passionate pink" instead of "dove gray." The faculty is not to be outdone. They've endured a lot and it's time for the payoff!

Panther Photos: This Week on the Hill

More Dates: Take Note!

November 10-17: Book Fair (Media Center)

November 14-15: Senior Play/Paint the Town Pink, 7 p.m. each evening, $5/ticket

November 17: MH NIght @ Rosie's (See info below.)

November 21: Seniors' Environmental Pictures Due to Mrs. Chandler

November 21: Last Day to Place Orders for Hams, Turkeys, Boston Butts (See info below.)

November 21: "Flatten the Bulldogs" Pancake Supper, 4-7 p.m. (See info below.)

November 21: Inspire Night for Special Athletes and Cheerleaders

November 24-28: Thanksgiving Holidays

December 19: Last Day to Order 2014-15 Yearbooks before Price Increase

December 20: Homecoming

Opportunities to Support Mars Hill

MH Night at Rosie's: Monday, 11/17, 5-closing mention to your server that you're supporting MH and 20% of sales will be donated to the Lady Panther Soccer Team. Carryouts included!


"Flatten the Bulldogs" Pancake Supper:
Next Friday night, 11/21, join us in the cafeteria from 4 until 7 for a pancake supper prior to basketball games against the Sheffield Bulldogs. Tickets are $5 each in the school office. The Pancake Supper benefits the 7th grade's trip to Washington next year.


Thanksgiving Hams, Turkeys, Boston Butts: Let the athletic department cook for your this Thanksgiving. $35 each. Contact Mike Mitchell at mmitchell@mhbs.org or 256-366-4081 no later than Friday, 11/21. Pick up meat by 3 p.m. on the 26th.

Welcome, Baby Madden Abernathy!

Charles, Christie, Justin, Hallie, Sam, Juliane, and the entire Mars Hill family welcome Baby Madden, our newest little Panther. Madden was born on October 23. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. We celebrate this new addition to the Abernathy family, and we will continue to pray as they raise Madden to be a faithful to Him.


"For this child I prayed; and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked." 1 Samuel 1:28

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Mizpahs Now on Sale! Order Early for Best Deal!

The 68th edition of the Mizpah is now on sale. You may order on the school's website or complete a form available at MHBS. In order to get the best price on the 2014-15 yearbook, you should place your order before December 20.


Prices until December 19: $65

December 20-February 26: $70

February 27-April 30: $75

After May 1: $80


Senior parents, the 2014-15 Mizpah has one half-page ad (or two quarter-page ads) available on a first come-first served basis. Email Mrs. Chandler immediately at kchandler@mhbs.org for more information.

Book It! Alumni: Scholarship Opportunities

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! is celebrating 30 years of promoting this program. Students who earn the award each month for all six times [October through March] and collect all six stickers will have a chance to win the BOOK IT! Fairy Tale Giveaway: a $30,000 college plan!

Also, ALUMNI who participated in the BOOK IT! program in years past may sign up and again reap the rewards of reading -- a FREE personal pan pizza!

Click on this link to sign up! http://bookitprogram.com/bookitalumni

Sports Results Available on Website

Please visit the MHBS website to find out the latest results of sports competitions on the Hill. As always, thank you for supporting Panther Athletics: www.mhbs.org.

Let Us Know What's Going On...

If you have an event or human interest story directly related to the Mars Hill family, we would love to know so "Happenings on the Hill" can include it. Email jfoust@mhbs.org.

The mission of MHBS 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.