News & Notes
Box Tops For Education
We are collecting box tops to raise money for our school. There is a Box Top Collection Challenge Red Ribbon Week, October 23-26. Clip your box tops and bring them to school!!
Red Ribbon Week
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
· Kick off of Red Ribbon Week
· Assembly with Greenville Family Partnership
o 6th grade- 12-12:30- gym
o 8th grade- 12:45-1:15- gym
o 7th grade- 1:30-2:00- gym
· Distribute Red Ribbons
· Team Day- Wear your favorite sports team shirt
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
· Donut Sales- “Donuts for Do Not Do Drugs”
· Wear Red Ribbon students will get a lollipop in homeroom
· Spirit Day- wear your HMS shirt or colors
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
· Concessions @ lunch
· Wear red ribbon and students will receive a lollipop in homeroom
· Wear Red or Hero Theme Day
FRIDAY, October 26
· Costume Day- Wear your costume with no face coverage and no weapons- fake or real. Costumes may be worn to the dance later in the afternoon.
· Fall Dance- Fall Dance will be from 3:30-5:30 sponsored by PTA, costumes are allowed. Admission is $5.00 and this includes 1 drink and 1 snack. Snacks will be available for purchase as well.
MONDAY, October 29
· Palmetto Foundation~ Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program
o 12:00-12:50- 6th Grade- Gym
o 12:55-1:45-8th Grade - Gym
o 1:50-2:40- 7th Grade- Gym
***ALL PROFITS THIS WEEK WILL BE DONATED TO THE GREENVILLE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS.
8th Grade Author Visit
Authors Allie Condie and Brendan Reichs
Visit Hillcrest Middle
October 19, 2018
HMS hosts the authors Allie Condie and Brendan Reichs Friday, October 19. They will present their new book, The Darkdeep, to the 8th grade class and sign books afterwards. Allie Condie is the bestselling author of the Matched series. Brendan Reichs is the author of the Virals series set on the Carolina coast.
Hardcover books are on sale for $10.00 each. To reserve a copy, click here for the order form. Return it and your payment to Mrs. Dicey in the media center.
The authors are in town for Greenville ReadUp Saturday, October 20, in downtown Greenville.
Read Your Way To The Big Game!!
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HMS Test Scores--Highest Gains in GCSD
So proud to share state data and rankings with our students, parents and community!
The SCREADY and PASS scores were released to the public this week. Hillcrest Middle had the highest gains in Greenville County middle schools. We increased our ELA score 7 percentage points, and our mathematics 8 percentage points. We moved up in the district middle school rankings to fifth and earned a four star rating. ONLY Riverside, League, Blue Ridge and Beck rank higher than HMS. We moved up 32 places in the state rankings from 94th to 62nd out of a total of 303 middle schools in South Carolina which now positions us in the top 20% of all middle schools in the state! We are heading in the right direction and are poised to move higher. Our goal is to be in the top three middle schools in our county and the top 10% of our state.
Clear Bag Policy
GCS Announces Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search. For more information, go to this link.
HMS Yearbooks For Sale
Hillcrest Middle School yearbooks are on sale.
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 www.publix.com 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.
2018-19 7th Grade Field Trip
Hillcrest Middle School 18-19
7th Grade Field Trip
“Experience the River”
February 7th-8th, 2019
ALL TRAVELERS (STUDENT & CHAPERONES)
MUST BOOK AND REGISTER ONLINE BY SEPTEMBER 28
2018 Report To The Parents
A HERITAGE OF EXCELLENCE WITH A VISION FOR
CREATING A PROFESSIONAL, COLLABORATIVE
LEARNING COMMUNITY THAT FOCUSES ON STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF
TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS WITHIN A RIGOROUS
Bus Arrivals Document