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Reading All-Stars Program



   This Spring, the Greenville Drive and Michelin N.A. proudly present the 13th Annual Reading All-Stars Program. The Reading All-Stars Program is a reading incentive program for any Kindergarten – 8th grade student aimed at promoting reading and academic success across the Upstate. 

Students who read 500 pages over the 5-week long program receive a free ticket to the All-Stars Reading Celebration at Fluor Field  on April 27, 2020. They also receive an invitation to a Pre-Game Meet The Player Event where they will meet Greenville Drive Baseball players.

Reading Dates:  February 3-March 6. 

Return your Reading logs to the HMS library.

For a copy of the reading log and more information, click here.


HMS Students Make All County Band

Bridget Lozano - Best Flute in the County

Anna Reid - 2nd Best Flute in the County

Lexi Belanger - Flute

Bryan Salvatierra - Best Clarinet in the County

Megan Edwards - Clarinet

Jalen Wilson - Clarinet

Riley McGrail - Best Alto Sax in the County

Gabe Cuttino - Best Baritone Sax in the County

Andrew McClure - Trumpet

Morgan McFadden - Trombone

Moises Castellanos - Trombone

Alex McClure - Tuba

Gabe Lenz - Percussion

Kaiden Henao - Percussion

Ayden Moore - Percussion

Additionally, the following students will be called back to audition for All State Band next Saturday in Lexington:

Anna Reid - Flute

Megan Edwards - Clarinet

Bryan Salvatierra - Clarinet

Riley McGrail - Alto Sax

Gabe Cuttino - Bari Sax

Morgan McFadden - Trombone

Moises Castellanos - Trombone

Golden Strip Career Center Courses

Open House Opportunities:

Thursday, January 23, 5:30-7:00

Tuesday, March 3, 5:30-7:00

Click here for more information!!

State Orchestra Students

 Please congratulate Julia Trask and Nicholas Meekins for being accepted into the all-state orchestra.

School Board Appreciation Month

Rising 6th Grade Tours at HMS

Tuesday, January 28, 2020   Simpsonville Elementary (88 students)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Bell's Crossing (96 students) and Plain Elementary (34 students)

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Greenbrier Elementary (79 students)

Friday, January 31, 2020 Bethel Elementary (46 students)


Rising 6th grade Curriculum Night - Monday, February 3, 2020  6:00 pm


Congratulations to Mrs Greenway!

Sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Crystal Greenway,  renews her National Board Certification. National Board Certification is a rigorous process and one of the teaching profession’s most respected achievement. Congratulation!!

Curriculum Night--Mauldin High

Curriculum Night for Rising Freshmen

January 28, 2019 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Mauldin High School Auditorium


An Educator Who Makes A Difference - Sara Austin

Sara AustinOur own Sara Austin was recently featured in the Greenville News in an article, "10 Educators Who Make a Difference".

"Sara Austin keeps trying to retire, but her peers and students aren’t having it. Austin teaches seventh grade science at Hillcrest Middle School in Simpsonville. She has been at the school for 19 of the 54 years she has been teaching.  Read the full article about Sara Austin.

3M Funds Projects at HMS!!

3M Gives to Schools!!

Our thanks to 3M for “flash funding” dozens of Donor’s Choose projects across the Upstate today. Teachers at Fountain Inn Elementary and Hillcrest Middle School will split almost $3500 for STEM related projects in their classrooms. 

Individual Graduation Plan Conferences Extended

8th Grade Students and Parents:

We have had almost 70% of our Student Led IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) conferences. These student led conferences are with the student, parent, and counselor. We have extended our sign ups with dates available Jan. 7th-Feb. 3rd in hopes to reach 100% participation, as all 8th graders with a parent/guardian are required to have an IGP conference with a counselor. Topics that will be discussed in the conference are the student’s goals, career interests, test scores, requirements for graduation, scholarship info, and GPAs.

Use the link below to choose your date and time.

Publix Partners

HMS families:

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 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.

GCSD Parent Backpack

Parents, Greenville County Schools has a Parent Backpack where you can check your child's grades and other pertinent information.

Click here to access the website and set up an account if you do not have one.

Para Crear una Cuenta de Mochila Para Padres 

Attendance 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.

Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse -


Bus Arrivals Document

busSafety and Respect Rules for School Buses and Drivers.

Link to End of the Day  Bus Arrival Document


HMS Twitter Account

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