Hillcrest Academy School News
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Huskies Power Up

The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy outfield. Two teammates sprinted home with the Huskies’ ninth and … more

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North … more

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours! more

Seniors graduate as part of first Hillcrest Academy class

Hillcrest Academy celebrated its first graduating class on Sunday. The school changed its name from Iowa Mennonite School prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Eighteen members of the … more

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of … more

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly … more

Highland sets commencement guidelines

After months of uncertainty and doubt surrounding plans for a graduation ceremony, the Highland Class of 2020 will have a chance to walk across the stage this Saturday. The unprecedented ceremony … more

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

Hillcrest opts for in-person graduation

Hillcrest Academy will be holding an in-person commencement ceremony on June 14. “Due to the lifting of restrictions, we have made a decision to hold graduation in person at Hillcrest … more

Hillcrest Academy opts for a virtual commencement

Hillcrest Academy is moving forward with plans for a virtual commencement ceremony. On Monday, Hillcrest Principal Dwight Gingerich said that the graduation committee met on May 14 and decided on … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Hillcrest sets a June 14 graduation

Hillcrest Academy is planning for commencement activities to be held on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. School officials are working through the logistics of an outside ceremony, a virtual ceremony or … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’ action suspends laws … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue After discussing options, representatives of the Lone Tree and Highland school boards agreed to continue sharing agreements that include the district … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Hills Bank announces scholarship opportunity

Local high school juniors are encouraged to apply for college leadership grants sponsored by Hills Bank and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. For the past 18 years, Hills Bank has partnered with the Iowa … more

Hillcrest boys grab road win

LETTS The Hillcrest boys grabbed a 64-43 road win at Louisa-Muscatine in a Jan. 23 makeup game. With Hillcrest leading 10-8, the Ravens went on a 13-5 run over the last three minutes of the … more
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