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Upcoming Events


Greenville County College Night

Greenville County College Night  Fair

September 16 and September 17, 2019

Greenville Convention Center

Click here for more information!!

Parent Needs Assessment

To best serve our Hillcrest Middle School students, the Counseling Department is asking for your feedback on a Parent Needs Assessment. The information you provide will only be viewed by your child’s school counselor and will help them focus on developing goals for your child’s academic, personal, and social/emotional success! Thank you so much for your help and support!

Parent Needs Assessment: 

Nominate A Teacher!!

appleEducators Who Make A Difference

Do you know a teacher, guidance counselor, coach or school administrator who goes above and beyond to help students needs or consistently encourages them succeed? Upstate Parent wants to know about these top educators!
Upstate Parent Magazine is seeking nominations for their annual “Educators Who Make a Difference” edition, coming January 2020.  Please submit your nominations by October 18. You may nominate more than one person, but may not personally nominate the same person more than once.  Nominations must be made using their online form.

Clear Bags for Athletic Events

Greenville County Schools has a clear bag policy for home athletic events beginning this school year. Spectators will be permitted to carry one large clear bag (a gallon size Ziplock style bag or a 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag, plus a small clutch purse 4.5" x 6.5").

GCS is continually reviewing safety and security. Utilizing a screening process that includes a clear bag policy will enhance safety inside athletic venues and speed the screening process along. The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:
Purses - larger than a clutch bag
Camera cases
Cinch bags
Tinted/printed pattern plastic bags
Diaper bags
Mesh bags
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried into the stadium in a clear bag. Infant formula, milk, or medicine needing refrigeration is allowed in a small soft-side cooler, but will be searched in the bag check area. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed, but subject to be searched.

A limited number of complimentary clear bags will be available to guests attending events as we transition through this new policy.

Visit the Greenville County Schools website for more information.

clear bags


Can't Get On Chromebook at Home?

Try these instructions if you are having problems accessing the internet at home on your Chromebook.

Publix Partners

HMS families:

Publix is changing their school incentive program. There will be no more keychain cards. 

If you already have a Publix account, simply log in, Select- the Go to My Account tab- under your name. Select- My Publix partner box and select or type in HILLCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL.
To support our school, sign up for Publix Partners through your account (set up is easy if you don't already have one) and select Hillcrest Middle School.

Then, enter your phone number at checkout each time you make an eligible purchase.

This is an easy way to support HMS.

Car Line Numbers

Car Line Numbers (NEW!)

In order to make the car line dismissal move faster, all students will receive a car dismissal number this year. We recommend all students (even bus riders) get their number in case of change of transportation. Students and guardians need to know this number. Guardians need to display the number in the dash of their car. A staff member will record your number in the dismissal system and your student will be notified their car has arrived. At that time, they will then be allowed to leave their classroom. You will receive 3 cards in case you have multiple cars picking up students. If you need additional cards in the future, please come by the front office to receive another.


School Report Card

The SC State Department of Education Report Cards are now available on-line.  Click here to read the Hillcrest Middle Report Card. 

GCSD Parent Backpack

Parents, Greenville County Schools has a Parent Backpack where you can check your child's grades and other pertinent information.

Click here to access the website and set up an account if you do not have one.

Para Crear una Cuenta de Mochila Para Padres 

Rosetta Stone for ESOL Parents

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.


If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.

Attendance Information

Welcome to the Hillcrest Middle  Attendance Information Page. You can find answers to questions you may have regarding your child's attendance. Please feel free to call our school office for any questions at 355-6101

Here are a few reminders to help you and your student have a successful year at HMS:

School starts promptly at 8:25am.
No early dismissals after 2:45pm.
Students are allowed to miss 10 school days each year.
School is dismissed at 3:15 pm.
A parent must send a note for ANY absence or it will remain unexcused.
Students should be picked up from school no later than 3:45 pm.

Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse -


Creating a Parent Backpack Account

Parent Backpack - NEW!

What is Parent Backpack?

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español

To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon. 


You will need an email address to create an account.  You can obtain a free email account at, Google (Gmail), etc. 

Backpack for Parents

Para Crear una Cuenta de Mochila Para Padres - Se necesita una dirección de correo electrónico para crear una cuenta. Usted puede obtener una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuita en, Google (Gmail), etc.

Mochila para padres

8th Grade Field Trip

Eighth Grade students have the opportunity to visit Williamsburg, VA in April of 2020 for their grade level field trip. For more details click here on the link to details about the itinerary and dates.  

Flyer for trip.

Band and Chorus Field Trip

The HMS Band and Chorus will take their trip to Florida April 1-5, 2020. The trip includes judged performances at Disney World.

Their Carowinds adjucicated performance date has not been set as of yet.

7th Grade Field Trip

We have created a trip webpage that has more information regarding the 7th Grade 19-20 Savannah Field Trip- Apr. 23-24, 2020 (including the booking code, booking instructions, package inclusions, etc.   Our trip webpage can be found here..

BETA Club Field Trip

BETA Club Field Trip to the state convention will be January 15-17, 2020.  More details to follow. 

Bus Arrivals Document

busSafety and Respect Rules for School Buses and Drivers.

Link to End of the Day  Bus Arrival Document


HMS Twitter Account

HMS now has a Twitter account. Our username is  hms_wildcats. Join us on our journey through the school year!