Hillcrest Academy School News
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All eyes on the future

KALONA Hillcrest Academy experimented with a sixth grade program last school year, introducing a class of students who will end up being great ambassadors for the program. That is because next … more

‘A deep sense of belonging’

KALONA When Hillcrest Academy set a course to open sixth grade classes for the 2023-24 school year, they published a middle school purpose statement which reads as follows: “The middle … more

Hillcrest Academy Class of 2024

Photo gallery: Hillcrest junior/senior banquet

KALONA Hillcrest Academy hosted their Junior/Senior Banquet at Upper Deer Creek Church on Saturday, May 4. Students paired up at Lower Deer Creek Church before making the trek to the upper … more

Hillcrest earns the SEISC crown, topples Columbus on senior night

KALONA It was a busy Friday night for the Hillcrest Ravens.  First, they beat the visiting Columbus Wildcats 4-0. Because of the win, the Ravens could celebrate as conference … more

Photo contest offers students gateway to appreciation, connection, and career

KALONA For middle and high school students attending Pathway, Hillcrest Academy, and Mid-Prairie schools (including the home school), the time has come to get out their cameras and submit photos … more

IMS Class of 1963 Reunion

Sixty years after graduation, class members of 1963 met Sept. 20 and 21 in Homestead, Iowa to see old friends and catch up on what has happened in our lives since last time we met. The setting for … more

Hillcrest Academy FFA and agriculture classes

KALONA The Hillcrest FFA chapter has been considerably busy this Fall. On Sept. 26, 2023, members of the FFA were sent to the Southeast District Soil Judging competition in Muscatine. … more

Kirkwood Washington County Regional to host CCHS information night

Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center is excited to announce an upcoming event aimed at providing valuable information to current 8th – 11th grade high school students and their parents about … more

Intro to military book a good primer for youth

IOWA CITY Without a close role model to recommend it, military service may not be considered by high schoolers as an option these days. That’s a missed opportunity that some may have found … more

2023: A retrospective

KALONA We may live in small towns where the pace of life is more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean that nothing happens. We are always in motion, tearing down the old, building the new, and … more

Hills Bank donates nearly $7000 to local schools

This fall, Hills Bank donated $6,986.71 to Highland Community School District, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Lone Tree Community School District, and Hillcrest Academy as part of the … more

Hillcrest Class of 2023

Hillcrest Junior/Senior Banquet

Hillcrest held their Junior and Senior Banquet on Saturday, May 6. more

Hillcrest Academy Banquet 2022

Hillcrest Academy held their banquet on May 7. more

Photos: Hillcrest Academy presents Mary Poppins

Photos from Hillcrest Academy's spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins: a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film . Ensemble … more

Hillcrest Academy Presents "Mom's Gift"

Hillcrest Academy presented “Mom’s Gift” on Nov. 5-7, starring Hannah Chalupa, Ivana Ebersole, Gabe Burns, Julia Boller, Samara Jimenez, Jacob Smith Derksen and Julia Ortiz-Luna. more

Hillcrest Graduation

Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match

Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies … more

1-2-3 Sweep

Danielle Hostetler ran 5 kilometers Monday. Then, she did it again. Battling a nagging hip injury, Hostetler, a freshman at Mid-Prairie, led a one-two-three Golden Hawks sweep in the girls … more
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