The counseling department is looking for parents, members of the community, and local business leaders who would be interested in serving on our Counseling Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee consist of 15-20 members yearly. The goal of the committee is ensuring that the school counseling program positively impacts students’ success. This committee provides input into the school counseling program, makes recommendations for improvements where necessary, and monitors the effectiveness of current initiatives. The committee works to align Greenville County School District goals with the counseling goals of the school, which are based upon the needs of our students.
Please contact Kim Groome in our HMS Counseling Department if you would like to serve on our CAC. (Kgroome@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-6115)
Our first CAC meeting of the year will be…
Thursday, November 21st from 12-1 (Lunch will be provided)
The Beta Club is collecting shoes for Shoes for Water. There are 3 blue collection barrels where you can donate shoes. We will be collecting until winter break. Clean out your closets and donate to a worthy cause!!
President: Addison Wilkins
Vice-President: Izzie Wilson
Secretary: Olivia Armstrong
6th Grade Historian: Krish Verma
7th Grade Co-Historians: Molly-Breeze James & Liam Hooks
8th Grade Historian: Gracie James
FIELD TRIP SIGN UPS:
There are still spots available for the 6th-8th grade field trips. Space is limited. Please visit the links below to register and make your deposit for the trip while space is still available.
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.
The next mentor training in your area will be November 29. All interested potential mentors to come. Connie Johnson at Hillcrest High is the counselor that manages the program there. All of our trainings are the same, so we like to keep them open to other schools too.
November 29 at noon at Hillcrest High. Anyone interested can sign up using this link , Please share with anyone who may be interested… SIC, PTA, Community members, etc.
Mon Nov 11, 2019 – Mon Dec 16, 2019
All 8th graders with a parent/guardian are required to have an IGP conference with a counselor. Topics discussed: Naviance tasks, career interests, test scores, requirements for graduation, scholarship info, GPAs.
Use this link to choose your date and time.
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please complete and submit this nomination form or go on-line to www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.
The SC State Department of Education Report Cards are now available on-line. Click here to read the Hillcrest Middle Report Card.
Attention: 8th Grade Students and families only
Application is due by January 8, 2020
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
Tinted/printed pattern plastic 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.
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.
Parents, Greenville County Schools has a Parent Backpack where you can check your child's grades and other pertinent 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.
Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse - firstname.lastname@example.org