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Library Books Are Due

HMS Library Books

are due back to the library by this Wednesday, May 23. 2018.


Tdap Vaccine for 7th Graders

Important Information for Rising 7th Graders

Tdap Vaccine

In accordance with South Carolina law, all 7th grade students must have the Tdap vaccination. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphteria and pertussis (whooping cough).

Hillcrest Middle School requires that the vaccination (or exemption) be completed and all immunization certificates turned into the school before the student starts orientation for the 2018-19 year. Students will NOT receive their schedule if the school does not have all of their correct documentation on file. We appreciate everyone who has already completed the Tdap requirements If you have not, please be advised of this policy and complete the requirements as soon as possible.

Please do not wait until the start of your child's 7th grade school year. This must be on file with our nurses prior to the start of 7th grade. Please feel free to fax proof of vaccination to 864-355-9923, or email it to our School Nurse, Deane Hines. Thank you four your immediate attention to this matter.


Free Audiobooks Starting NOW!!

The perfect Capstone Interactive eBook is waiting for you!    Choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just the right book.    And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional voice-over artists!  

  Capstone books
Use username:  summer18
password:  lovetoread


HMS ACE Awards for 2018

Natalia Ruiz and Wyatt Reeves are the HMS ACE Awards recipients this year.

Ruiz         Per the Greenville News, June 6, 2018:

Natalia has always been determined not to let physical challenges hold her back.  She was born with a heart condition, problems in both eyes, and a hip condition that causes her to limp. She says her mother is her biggest champion and is always there to encourage and support her. Natalia is involved with school and community activities such as Girl Scouts and Beta Club where she is a volunteer at the Springs Retirement Home. Natalia is an Honor Roll Student with goals of a career in the medical professions. The prospect of giving up or accepting less than her best is not something Natalia ever thinks about.

wyatt        Knowing firsthand what bullying can do to a person's self-confidence and self-worth, Wyatt has a mission to advocate for others. He believes every student has the right not to be bullied. While volunteering at a local horse farm, Wyatt has come to better understand himself. His personality shines as he continues to speak on behalf of others who have experienced bullying. Wyatt plans to become an engineer and hopes to have horses as part of his life.

"The ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Awards, recognizing eighth- and twelfth-graders who've overcome tremendous odds, are sponsored by Coaches 4 Character.  'It's all about honoring unsung heroes in Greenville County,'  said Greg Blatt, executive director of Coaches 4 Character.  'These are students who've gotten lost in the shuffle,'  he said. 'Their lives have been about tackling adversity, meeting challenges, and overcoming tough times through determination and perseverance. They've done amazing things in their lives but they've been overlooked.' 

One boy and one girl from each of the county’s 35 middle and high schools will be presented an ACE Award."


Spring Choral Concert


Boxtops Collection Week

Wildcats, it's box tops collection challenge time. 
Look through your cupboards and pantries.  Cut, clip or tear  those box tops and put them in the grade level bins located on the cafeteria stage.


8th Grade Dance


Strategic Education Plan Progress Report

Greenville County Schools Strategic Education Plan

The 2013-18 Strategic Education Plan, consisiting of five goal areas, defines overall Districtdirection, guides District and school priorities, and serves as the basis of personnel, financial, and operational decisions.


Free Audio Books This Summer

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens.                                                                                                                                             synchead

Returning April 26 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.


Final Exam Schedules

Honors Geometry      May 29 (May 30 also if needed)

Foreign Languages          May 30  and May 31


May Testing Schedule

Dear Parent,   

 This year, students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY) assessment which is comprised of the ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests.  Additionally, students will take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science and social studies tests.

 Both SC READY and SCPASS, which are untimed tests, will be administered in an online-testing format. Items on SC READY will include selected response, short answer, evidence-based selected response, and text-dependent analysis. Evidence-based selected response will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and choose the best answer from answer choices. Text-dependent analysis will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and draw upon that text for their extended written responses. Items on SCPASS will be multiple choice.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call me. 

 Sincerely,

 William C. Price

Principal

The testing schedule for all grades for the month of May is attached.     Please click here for the schedule.     

Parents, please be vigilant in having students to school by 8:25am so that testing can begin promptly.  Doctor’s appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours.

During testing, students may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communication, recording, timing, creating images, or storing images.  These devices will be collected by test administrators and returned to students after the test session is completed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


Bus Arrivals Document

Link to End of the Day  Bus Arrival Document

bus


Audio Books from the HMS Media Center

CHECK OUT BOOKS THROUGH OVERDRIVE!
Interested in e-books or audiobooks? Heard of Overdrive? Greenville County students can access these using their own login information. See the media center for more information.


HMS Twitter Account

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