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Boosting Reading Comprehension in Middle School Students

Now that you’ve received your summer reading information, here are a few thoughts behind the selections shared by our Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Petrie. Remember to check in on the communications portal (click here for link) to see additional titles recommended in our theme of nature and the environment. These selections are being updated on a weekly […]

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Coding Video Games in Technology

Zoom! Ding! Buzz! You are Victorious! Seventh grade technology class has been a noisy, bustling place the past few weeks as students put the finishing touches on their custom video games. Using the coding language Scratch, students created a variety of games and invited the fourth graders to join in the fun as beta-testers. “I […]

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Makerspace: Literature Connections and Engineering with Young Children

  Students in preschool and prekindergarten learned about building and design from some of nature’s most amazing architects: birds! Makerspace teacher and Asst Head of School, Laura McGee often connects activities to pieces of literature. “This week I introduced the students to bird nests with the story, Are You My Mother by PD Eastman.” After […]

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September Community Service Event

At Hilltop, we believe that leadership and service are intrinsically aligned. Helping others less fortunate and leaving our communities better than we found it are some of the very simple ways our children can demonstrate leadership.Last Saturday, September 8th, we kicked off our monthly community service project by doing trash pick ups at Hilltop’s two […]

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Book Bistro

In a school-side celebration of literature, students are preparing for the Second Annual Summer Reading Book Bistro which will be held in our school lobby and library on Friday, September 21. This celebration of reading features displays, student hand-outs, and a ‘book chat’ about the many titles that our students read this past summer. Though […]

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Join Us for a Spring Open House

Join us for one of our Spring Open Houses and explore how you can maximize your child’s growth potential at Hilltop. Hilltop will host three Spring Open Houses: Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to tour the […]

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Basketball Team Defeats Northwest Christian School

The Hilltop Hawks basketball team made school history on February 6 after defeating the Northwest Christian School 24-22, recording its first win in school history! After an early, lopsided loss to NCS back in December, the Hawks worked hard and focused on basketball fundamentals: dribbling, passing, defending, and boxing out. Hilltop’s diligent work ethic paid […]

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Seventh Grader Wins School National Geographic Society Bee

Seventh-grader Max Mazzatta was crowned school champion during the 30th annual National Geo Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Max, joined by classmates Benjamin Janiszewski ’21, Ryan Arapkiles ’21, Robin Guarda ’20, Evan Coletta ’20, Camryn Giessuebel ’19, Amalia Scripsick ’18 and Lindsey White ’18, answered challenging questions, naming rivers, cities, and countries throughout the world. Max […]

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Kindergarten Flag Flies Over Antartica

The Kindergarten Penguin flag was flown over the remote field station Cape Royds located on Ross Island, Antarctica on January 15, 2018! The field station is devoted to working with the Adelie Penguins who come to Ross Island every year to raise their chicks. They need ice-free land with small rocks to build their nests […]

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Middle School Sweeps DAR History Essay Contest

Nine Hilltop middle school students have swept the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. This year’s topic was remembering World War I as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Students were asked to imagine living in 1918 and detail where they are living and how […]

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