Happenings on the Hill

MHBS 5-12 Communications/December 11, 2015

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

Christmas Concert This Sunday

You are cordially invited to join the middle school bands and choruses for a festive afternoon of holiday music this Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Thank you for supporting these two great music programs led by JJ Davenport and Joey Krieger.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Don't Forget to Study for Exams!

Wait! Before you take off for the Christmas break, let's finish exams.

Middle school quarter tests are Monday through Thursday: Monday-English, Tuesday-History, Wednesday-Math, Thursday-Bible & Science

High school semester exams are Wednesday through Friday: Wednesday-D & E Blocks, Thursday B & C Blocks, Friday-A Block & Make-up Exams

School will dismiss at 11:45 on Thursday; high school students will dismiss at 9:30 or 11:00 on Friday.

Classes resume after the break on Tuesday, January 5 for a full day of school.

Take Note: Upcoming Dates

Dec. 11: Basketball, Varsity Girls vs. Loretto @ Central, 6 pm

Dec. 11: Basketball, Varsity Boys vs. Brooks @ Deshler, 6 pm

Dec. 12: Basketball, Varsity Girls @ Central, 4 or 5:30 (TBD)

Dec. 12: Basketball, Varsity Boys @ Deshler, 4:30 or 7:30 (TBD)

Dec. 13: Christmas Concert, Auditorium, 2 pm

Dec. 14-17: Middle School Quarter Tests

Dec. 14: Basketball @ Colbert Co., 4:30, 5:30 (8G, 8B)

Dec. 14-15: Basketball, Times-Daily Tournament, TBA

Dec. 15: Basketball @ Cherokee, 3:30 (8B)

Dec. 15: Basketball @ Cherokee, 5:30, 6:30, 8 (JVB, VG, VB)

Dec. 16-18: High School Semester Exams

Dec. 17: School dismisses at 11:45

Dec. 17: Basketball @ Colbert Co., 4:30, 5:30, 7 (JVB, VG, VB)

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

Dec. 18: High School Only: Dismiss at 9:30 or 11:00 for the holidays.

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 December 18--$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!

Class of 2016 Who's Who Named

Who's Who recipients for 2015-16 are Prettiest/Most Handsome Kasey Young and Kenneth Hibbett, Most Studious Ariel McManus and Coleman Burch, Most Talented in the Arts Rebecca Hennigan and Tanner Bradley, Most Dependable Anna Thompson and Trace Morris, Best School Spirit Annie Pierce and Wesley Henry, Wittiest Katherine Thomas and John Moody, Most Likely to Succeed Lyndsey Young and Curt Brummit, Best Christian Character Emma Clark and Chase Thigpen, Most Versatile Sarah Hester and Aaron Greenwald, Most Athletic Abbi Gooch and Jacob Sparks, Friendliest Lydia Harris and Jose Wooden, Neatest/Best Dressed Michaela Clemons and Taylor McDaniel, Best Leadership Brittany Brown and Colton Darby, and Class Favorites Parker Hanson and Jake Farris.

Congrats to NHS Inductees

Congratulations to the new inductees of the National Honor Society: Lakin Berry, Roxie Hipps, Colton Knox, Jolie Bates, Cara Grace Berry, Sarah Henry, Allie Mitchell, Jude Owens, Hannah Pope, Chandler Ross, Sara Beth Searcy, Annah Steadman, and Seth Swinea.

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.

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.