News & Announcements

iRIZE Parent Night

RIZE Prevention is going to be at Hillcrest Middle School on Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 pm to talk to parents and guardians of 6th-grade students about how to help your child resist drug use and make healthy lifestyle choices. It’s important for you to attend, as you play the most important role in preventing your child from experimenting with or using drugs and other addictive substances. Be on the lookout for an email invitation to attend. Parents who attend will receive a $40 gift card. 



Community Wellness Night

The HMS Wildcat Wellness Team is preparing for our second annual Community Wellness Night on Thursday, February 9th from 5-7pm.  We are looking for volunteers in our community to share health and wellness information (addressing our mind, heart, body, and/or souls). We will have informational booths as well as small breakout sessions our students, staff, and others in our community will be visiting and attending.

  • Booths will be set up for people to present about their organization/program/services/etc. from 5-7pm.
  • Breakout sessions will be offered during the second half of the event (6-7pm).  Each breakout session will last 30 minutes.

If you would like to do a booth and a breakout session, you could host your booth from 5-6pm and then lead a breakout session from 6-6:30 and/or 6:30-7pm

Please complete the following Community Wellness Night Participation Form if you are willing/able to volunteer to have a booth and/or lead a breakout session.  Our Wildcat Wellness Team will use this information to organize the event. 

Holiday Giving Opportunity

As we approach the holidays and the season of giving, we would like to assist our school families. If you would like to help, please sign up to donate a gift card(s) in increments of $10 to be given to our HMS community children. Gift cards that are needed: Walmart, Target, Kohls, Belk, Amazon, Academy. No gift cards for food please. The gift cards are for our HMS children in our community. The deadline to turn in gift cards is December 7th. Please turn in gift cards to the front office. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to help our local community children during this time of year.

Sign Up Link


Flu/Covid Drive-through Testing Sites

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour.

An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park.

All of the information has been updated on the GCS website, which includes flyers in both English and Spanish.

There are some notable changes from the process last year:

-          They will test for both Flu and Covid-19: one swab, two tests.

-          In addition to GCS students and employees, household contacts of both students and employees can get tested at these sites for free.

-          Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour.

-          It is the parent’s responsibility to report positive results to the school, and employees must report positive results to their supervisor. GCS will not be automatically alerted to the results.  

-          Pre-registering will help expedite the testing process.

-          Be sure to check the flyer before going to a site. The flyer will reflect the latest information and reflect any updates such as changes in hours, location closures, etc.

COVID Information

COVID-19 Notification Form

Please use this Google Form below to notify Hillcrest Middle School staff of students who are COVID positive, have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Form - HMS

Social Emotional Learning

Mental Health Resources

SEL Resource Page

PAWS Plans

Substitute teachers, please use the link below to access the daily PAWS lesson plans!

PAWS Lesson Plans