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Flag Removal: An Honorable Responsibility

June 5, 2015

It was a beautiful day to be outside, with a light breeze blowing and the sun shining; Much different than the rainy morning. Our group was standing at Linwood Cemetery […]

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A Real Life Education: Planning for the future

June 2, 2015

A Junior Achievement Program tiptoed into one of our high school classrooms this spring, delivered a curriculum that fostered work-readiness and financial literacy skills and left our students wanting more. […]

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Education is More Than Just Being in a Classroom

May 22, 2015

Each spring, Jeff Driscoll, our Physical Education teacher at the Anna B. Lawther Academy from Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque, organizes fishing outings for our students and staff.  You might […]

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Students Give Back to the Community

May 20, 2015

On Friday, April 24, 2015 thirty-two Anna B. Lawther Academy high school students, along with teachers and teacher associates participated in the city of Dubuque’s “Days of Caring”.  This is […]

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Teen Empowerment Month

May 20, 2015

May is “Teen Empowerment Month,” a time to highlight the importance of education, access and empowerment to help teens take control of their sexual health in a way that is […]

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Art Inspires Healing

April 14, 2015

Hillcrest Family Services is offering an exciting after-school program for the adolescents in residential treatment. Every Wednesday night, staff and students gather to participate in Art Group and are encouraged […]

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Did You Know Hillcrest Has a Boarding School?

August 10, 2014

Not everyone does. The Anna B. Lawther Academy serves youth who are struggling in school, coping with life, having disciplinary and behavioral problems, need counseling and some special attention that can’t be found in more traditional schools.

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Software Tools Help Students, Teachers and Parents

August 5, 2014

At Hillcrest’s Anna B. Lawther Academy, which serves both day students and boarding school students, software and technology is extremely important in the education and communication process.

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Hillcrest offers different learning environment

June 6, 2014

Hillcrest Family Services was nothing more to Chaz Hagerty than a mysterious place for crazies. That perception shifted dramatically when the once-troubled teenager was placed in the treatment facility.

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