Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/January 16, 2015

Coach Baptizes Basketball Player

What began as a simple conversation when eighth grader Brooks Thompson browsed through Coach Stephen Henry's Instagram pictures in December ended up in a life-changing decision for Brooks--and a memory his team and coach won't soon forget. Brooks followed up the casual conversation with his coach by calling and asking him to baptize him. They agreed to go after practice the following day, and with family and teammates looking on, Coach Henry baptized Brooks at Cross Point. We often talk about Mars Hill being a "special place," and we even like to use the word "family." This story illustrates beautifully how our school is so much more than a school, and we celebrate Brooks's new beginning and Coach Henry's availability and willingness to be more than a coach.

MH Students Reach Out to Those in Need

The Senior Beta and the Junior Civitan Clubs are working together to provide food and warm clothing for the homeless in our area. Drop off soft snacks (pudding, peanut butter or cheese crackers, chewy granola bars, mini cereal or cookie boxes, bottled water) or warm clothing items (gloves, head wraps, caps, sweatshirts, socks) to Mrs. Foust's room before January 23. These items will be used in the city-wide "Room in the Inn" project.

We are also collecting used backpacks for the homeless in our area. If you have any extra backpacks, please bring them to Mrs. Willingham in the gym, and she will make sure they are shared with the people who need them.

"Peter Pan" Junior Tickets on Sale

Tickets for this year's middle school musical, Peter Pan Junior, are available. All tickets are reserved seating. The performances are Friday and Saturday (2/6 & 2/7) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (2/8) at 2 p.m. in Morris Auditorium. Tickets are $8 (adults) and $5 (students). See Jeannie Garrett for more information.

Panther Photo Album

Pencil Us In: Upcoming Dates of Interest

January 16: Report Cards Available on-Line

January 19: MLK School Holiday

January 23: Service Project Items Due (See related article.)

January 29: Geography Bee

January 31: ASVAB Test (11th Grade Only)

February 6-8: Peter Pan Junior (7 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.)

Forensic Team Tournament Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following forensic team members on their excellent record at the North Hall Tournament last weekend: Summer Cruz and Michaela Clemons (6th place novice); Jeremi Vo and Curt Brummitt (4th place varsity), Grayson McGuire and Nathan Rikard (3rd place novice); Lyndsey Young and Sidney Harmon (3rd place varsity); Ellen Davenport and Arden Rose (1st place novice). Novice Speaker Awards: Grayson (4th), Nathan (3rd), Arden (2nd). Varsity Speaker Awards: Lyndsey (6th) and Jeremi (4th).

Football Honors in Panthers' Inaugural Season

Kenneth Hibbett and Bradley Thigpen received Honorable Mention for the Times Daily 1A-3A All-Area football team, Kenneth as a linebacker and Bradley as a wide receiver. These honors appeared in the December 24th Times Daily. Congratulations, Kenneth and Bradley, and Go Panthers!

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, order early!

Through February 26: $70

February 27-April 30: $75

After May 1: $80

"Happenings on the Hill" Fun Facts

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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.