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Former Hillcrest Students Publish Books
Angel McGowan and Matthew Linn, two former Hillcrest Middle Students, have written and illustrated their second children’s book, We All Matter. The story itself deals with people’s awareness of and reaction to others around them, a timely tale indeed within today’s political division. Their first children’s book, Stomp Out the Bullying was recognized by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Angel then produced a video that won the Best Message Award at the No Bull Challenge in San Francisco, California.
Mikey is feeling invisible at school. He is constantly being overlooked and ignored by his classmates, and it is making him feel all alone. One day, troubled and overwhelmed, Mikey finally breaks his silence and blurts out exactly how lonely he has been feeling! Will his confession isolate him even more from his classmates? Or will they change their attitudes toward him and realize that his feelings matter—that we ALL matter?
Courses for 2017-18
Soon it will be time for students to register for classes for the next school year. Want to know what your choices might be? Click on the links below to get a heads up on what is coming.
Related Arts Course Subscriptions and Forms
Missed our HMS Curriculum Night for Rising 5, 6th and 7th Graders? No problem. Please click on the following link(s) below to view the information shared at these meetings.
6th Grade Welcomes Parents
8th Grade IGP Meetings
Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students:
Please click on the link below to schedule your child's IGP Meeting. IGP stands for Individual Graduation Plan. This meeting is required by the state for all students in grades 8-12. It will last 30 minutes and you will have the meeting with 2 other students and their parents.
We will discuss high school graduation requirements, the new 10-point grading scale, scholarships, high school course options for 9th graders and career clusters. Please schedule this appointment today!
For additional information, call or email the 8th grade counselor, Bessie Skenteris
Lowe's Foods School Program
When you shop at the new Lowes Foods, Five Forks, a percentage of your private label purchases will be donated back to our school when you enroll in the Cart to Class program. To enroll in the program, please link your Fresh Rewards card to our school by visiting their Web site at
www.lowesfoods.com/back-2schools and clicking on the Cart to Class section. YOU may also stop by the Guest Services counter in the store to ask them to enroll you in the program. You may have already received a Fresh Rewards card in the mail or you may request one at the store. Thank you for supporting our school!
6th Grade Newsletter
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,
We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and enjoyed the snow days we had last week. We have the first half of the year behind us and less than another half to go. Our students have survived 6th grade year so far and are doing great! If your child is in danger of failing a subject or subjects for the year, he/she still has time to bring up his/her grade(s) for the year. Mrs. Cortese & Ms. Hunnicutt will meet with all students who are in danger of failing one or more academic subject areas for the year, and a letter will also be sent home. Please read over this letter, sign it and return the bottom portion to your child’s homeroom teacher. Good luck to all students for the remainder of the school year! You need to continue to study, do AND turn in homework, projects and other class assignments. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at the school. If you would like to schedule a conference, please call the guidance office at 355.6114.
Michi Cortese, Assistant Principal, 355.6113
Jane Hunnicutt, School Counselor, 355.6117
High School Curriculum Nights
Mauldin High School Curriculum Night for Rising 9th Graders-February 13th from 7-8 pm @MHS
HMS Yearbooks For Sale
Hillcrest Middle School yearbooks are still on sale. They can only be ordered in house now. Bring your money and order form to Ms. Adams in room 117 during homeroom.
The price is $35.00 which includes the name on the cover of the book.
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