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Millcreek-West Unity School District (Hilltop) is located in Northwest Ohio approximately 50 miles west of Toledo, in Williams County.  The Village of West Unity with approximately 1,600 residents  and the Village of Alvordton with approximately 250 residents comprise the MWU School District, the district also includes portions of Brady, Jefferson, and Millcreek Townships.  The district comprises approximately 50 sq. miles.  

The Ohio Turnpike is approximately one mile north of the school district and three major highways, US 127, US 20-A, and SR 191 intersect within the village limits.  Higher education is well served in the area by the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Defiance College, Owens Community College and Northwest State Community College as well as Adrian College and Hillsdale College in Michigan and several colleges in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The School District  has an approximate student enrollment of 630 students in K-12.  This is broken down as 350 Elementary students, and 280 JH/HS students.  In January 2010 the students began the calendar year in a new school facility built with State and Local Monies which were secured through the successful passage of a bond levy. The district operates one instructional building, a bus/maintenance facility, athletic facility including softball and baseball field along with concession stand and restroom facility.  Students are offered a quality educational program Kindergarten through grade 12 with students able to take advantage of College Credit Plus Options.

The Vocational Agriculture programs are offered to students grades 7-12.  Click Here for the link to view more information regarding the Millcreek-West Unity FFA.   In addition, Family and Consumer Science Classes are offered at the local level.  Many additional vocational courses offered at the Four County Career Center for grades 11-12.

We are a small school with K-12 housed in a single building that pride ourselves on the quality of teaching we give to our students. 


Millcreek-West Unity (Hilltop) Quality Profile


Academics

*More than 86% of 3rd grade students passed the reading assessment (compared to the state average of 63%) and all students achieved the 3rd grade reading guarantee.

*2017 high school seniors earned over $500,000 in college scholarships

*Nearly 33% of 2016 graduating seniors earned college credit prior to graduation

*The district earned an “A” letter grade on the graduation rate component of the Ohio state report card (94% of 2016 students graduated in 4 years compared to the state average of 82%)  

*The district earned an “A” letter grade on the progress component of the Ohio state grade card (measures growth our students have shown from one year to the next on State tests)  

*Hosted a local science fair for junior high and high school students with over 90 student projects on display.  

*Educational field trips are a regular part of our curriculum, including trips to:  Maumee Bay State Park, Grand Rapids Canal Boat and Mill, Sauder Village, Fort Wayne Zoo, the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Bowling Green State University, Northwest State Community College job fair, Defiance College campus tour, Four County Career Center 8th and 10th grade program tours, Mad River Mountain, John Deere Facility tour, Art students to Toledo Art Museum, Physic class to Cedar Point, Structural Engineering class to Sauder Village, Digital Media class to WBGU TV27 and WNWO TV24 studios.


Arts

*Hilltop’s Drama Department is the only one in Williams county to perform a Fall play and Spring musical annually.  Both productions are well attended by the public each year.

*Hilltop Band and Choir students perform at a variety of local venues (ex. West Unity Senior Center, Hillside Country Assisted Living, Williams County Retired Teachers luncheon, West Unity Memorial Day Parade, Unity Days Parade)

*Hilltop Band students performed at halftime of the Cleveland Cavaliers game

*Hilltop Band and Choir students performed at Cedar Point

*Hilltop Women’s Choir performed the National Anthem at a Toledo Mud Hens game

*Hilltop Band and Choir students perform in Solo and Ensemble competitions sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association.

*Audition level Cadet Chorale and Jazz Band.


Student Leadership and Activities

*31 Hilltop students advanced to the Region Science and Engineering Fair at Northwest State Community College, these students earned Superior or Excellent ratings.  

*A Hilltop junior high student earned the top project award at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Northwest State Community College.

*18 Hilltop students advanced to the District Science Day at the University of Toledo, these students earned Superior or Excellent ratings at this event.

*6 Hilltop students advanced to the State Science Day at The Ohio State University, 3 earned Superior ratings.  

*1 Hilltop student advanced to the GENIUS Olympiad in Oswego, New York and the ISWEEP International Science Fair in Houston Texas.

*2 Junior High students honored in the Be E3 smart logo contest by the Ohio Energy Project.  Contest winner was a Hilltop 7th grade student.  

*5 Hilltop FFA members have received their State FFA Degrees over the last 2 years.

*National Honor Society

*K-12 Veterans Day Program held in conjunction with the American Legion Post 669 and open to the public

*Student Council activities for grades K-12

*High School student council organizes an annual holiday toy drive in partnership with 98.1 the Mix.

*High School student council sponsors 3 blood drives during the year in conjunction with the American Red Cross

*High School student council participates in the annual Northwest Ohio Leadership Conference at Defiance College.

*Elementary students raise about $10,000 annually for American Heart Association with Jump Rope for your Heart


Student Services

*Care Coordinator in the building daily, providing assistance to students and families with daily living needs; utility bills, medicaid, clothing, outside counselling contacts, etc.

*School Counselor in the building daily for assistance with academics, career planning, personal problems, etc.

*School Based Mental Health Counselor, provided by Bryan Community Hospital and Wellness Clinic, available at all times and housed here 2 1/2 days a week.

*Hilltop students have 2 Career and Technical education programs at Hilltop JH/HS and 32 Career and Technical education programs available through our partnership with Four County Career Center.

*High Schools That Work/Making Middle Grades Work (HSTW/MMGW) school improvement program and grant recipient.  

*MMGW sponsored career day for junior high students.  Students engage with community members representing a wide range of career fields.

*HSTW sponsored tour of local business/industry and Junior Achievement engagement for 9th grade students.

*HSTW sponsored tour of career specific business/industry in the four county area for 10th grade students.

*Job shadowing experience for 11th grade students

*HSTW sponsored “Game of Life” and Senior PRIDE career exploration project 12th grade students presented to a panel of community leaders.  

*Junior class practice ACT held at Defiance College with campus tour.

*Hilltop offers 2 College Credit Plus courses in-house (College Composition I & II).


Sports and Extracurriculars

*Hilltop High school offers 12 different varsity level athletic programs for its students.  

*Extracurricular activities include: Elementary Academic/Quiz Bowl Team, Junior High Academic/Quiz Bowl Team, High School Academic/Quiz Bowl Team, Drama Club, Chess Club, Club Indoor Track, Archery Club, Elementary Running Club, and National Honor Society.  

*Buckeye Border Conference Champions in Boys Basketball in the 2016-17 season with a perfect 12-0 conference record.  New school record for most wins in a season and highest winning percentage (23-2 record 91.3%).

*2nd Team All-State player selection in Boys Basketball.

*Buckeye Border Conference Co-Champions in Girls Softball in the 2017 season.  New school record for most wins in a season (21-10).  OHSAA Softball Tournament Regional Semi-Finalist.

*2nd Team All-State player selection in Softball.

*2 Hilltop students qualified for the OHSAA Regional Track meet in the 2017 season.

*New School record for most wins in a season for the Baseball team in the 2017 season (15-9).

*The Academic/Quiz Bowl Team participated in the “BRAIN GAME” televised academic game show on WBGU TV27