Upcoming Events

Announcements

Congratulations to Nurse Hines!

Hillcrest Middle is the ONLY school in GreenvilleCounty

with 100% completion of all Immunizations including

7th grade  T-DAP  VACCINES!

WAY TO GO NURSE HINES! WE LIKE LEADING THE PACK!


Principal Announcements Week of September 20, 2020

Good afternoon Wildcats! This is Mr. Price with your weekly announcements! Please go to this link for a more detailed announcement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                 

ATTENDANCE PLAN 2        BLUE (A - D) & GREEN (L-Q)               MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

                                             RED (E - K) & PURPLE (R - Z)             TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
 

ALL STUDENTS IN GREENVILLE COUNTY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE MEALS

This allows us to provide free meals to all children 18 years and younger in our community, even if they are not a Greenville County Schools student. On Mondays from 4-5 pm. Five days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches will be provided.

Picture Days This Week!                    September 23                                                                               September 24

HMS Counseling Department

The HMS Counseling Department is asking for your input on what supports your child and family need at this time.  Please complete the 20-21 Parent/Guardian Needs Assessment, which can be found on the Counselor’s website under Parent/Guardian Needs Assessment or by clicking the link below.  The counselors will use your feedback to provide services to all of our students.

Click here for 20-21 Parent/Guardian Needs Assessment

Teacher Websites Updated

PTA FUNDRAISER  Coupon Books

REMINDERS                                                                                                                                   

Google Meets  Google Meets with teachers (eLearning) are for teacher and student interaction. Parents should not be participating in these virtual meetings. It is fine to observe but please do not ask questions and engage with the classes. Thank you for your assistance.

Daily Attendance Check In

Students will be required to visit their teachers’ websites and complete a Daily Attendance Check-in by clicking on the link and completing the assigned task. This will ensure that all students who participate are marked present for the day in their classes. They will need to complete this for each teacher/class. Please remember this will only give students credit for being in class, it not a grade.

Daily Assignment Link  Google Meets with teachers (eLearning) are for teacher and student interaction. Parents should not be participating in these virtual meetings. It is fine to observe but please do not ask questions and engage with the classes. Thank you for your assistance.

 


Beta Club

Interested in Joining the  HMS  Junior Beta Club?

If you are in 7th or 8th grade and made all A’s last year for 2 quarters, then you may join.

Current 6th graders will be invited after the first semester in middle school (January 2021).

The National Junior Beta Club recognizes students who are of “worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement and commendable attitude.”                    

The purpose of the Junior Beta Club is to encourage effort and reward merit and to promote those qualities of character that make for good citizenship.

The Junior Beta Club is a service organization. Members are required to participate in service activities, which promote leadership at school and in the community. This information will be explained at a later date.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to join our organization, please complete the following Google Form by Sunday, October 4th.

 


Scholastic Book Fair Begins Sept. 25

   Our Book Fair is online this year! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more! Orders are delivered right to your home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading! Click here to view the new titles available!


Coupon Books

pta                                                                                          coupon book                 

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Friends,

This year, Hillcrest Middle School PTA has chosen to offer our supporters the Attractions® Dining and Value Guide. Using two or three coupons at your favorite restaurants and stores will easily pay for the book and save you hundreds of dollars or more! The main goal of this sale is to raise funds for programs and support of our students and staff. All money raised will directly benefit every student at our school.

Attractions® Dining and Value Guide is a money saving coupon book with thousands of dollars in BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and discount coupons from the area's best restaurants and retailers! Valid NOW through December 31, 2021!

Our fundraiser is simple:

The cost of each book is $20.00. This is a virtual fundraiser, so you will set up a seller page and sell books online. Kids earn a prize for setting up a seller account that can be shared via email, text and social media. 
Orders will be filled at the end of the fundraiser. Dates to be announced, so stay tuned!
October 2nd is the last day to place orders. 
Attractions® books make a great holiday and birthday gift. Please offer the money saving coupon book to family, friends, and co-workers to help increase the success of this fundraiser. Send your envelope with any correspondence to ensure you receive your books. If you have any questions, call Erin Wilson or Wanda Kohler at (864) 355-6100 or email hmspta17@gmail.com.


Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night

On September 27th at 2 pm, the Greenville Drive, in partnership with Hubbell Lighting, BMW MFG, and Greenville Technical College, will host its 5th annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night event. This much-anticipated event on the Greenville Drive’s annual calendar will take on a unique and virtual format this year while continuing to provide students, parents, and technology and manufacturing advocates across the Upstate with first-hand experience of how companies and organizations in our region are shaping the future of manufacturing and engineering.

Click here to visit the 2020 AM&E event website for more details & to register

AM&E Night this year will be jam-packed with engaging & exciting video features from the Upstate’s leading Manufacturing and Engineering companies, including:

·       Students, please be sure to click the link above & pre-register as during the registration process you’ll be able to ask questions directly to the exhibitors. Terrific prizes including Drones, VR Headsets, BMW Performance Driving Center Passes, iDevice packages, and more will be awarded to students whose questions are selected & featured during the event.

We can’t wait to bring the community (virtually) together & celebrate all the terrific AM&E activity taking place in our region. We highly encourage you to join us on the 27th and also please help us spread the word of the event with your family, friends, and colleagues of this one of a kind event. If we can help with any direct questions or thoughts, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko at Eric.Jarinko2@GreenvilleDrive.com.  

 


Fall Picture Days

Fall picture days for students are September 23 and 24. Wear your best! It's for the yearbook!

. Students in Blue and Green Attendance Groups ( Last names A-D/L-Q) will be photographed on Wednesday September 23rd. Students in Red and Purple  Attendance Groups ( Last names E-K/R-Z) will be photographed on Thursday September 24th. Download/View the BMS Fall Picture Order Form/Flyer for more informaiton about packages/ordering. 

 


HMS PTA 2020-2021- PTA Memberships and Spirit Wear


Our PTA exists to advocate for the parents, teachers, and students of Hillcrest Middle School. Even though this is a unique year with challenging circumstances, we are committed to continuing our efforts to support our community. WE NEED YOU!


As fellow parents, we look forward to experiencing the strength and perseverance of HMS through whatever this year has in store.
Join us and be a part of the difference we are making in this experience for our students and their school!
Please email HMS PTA at hmspta17@gmail.com with any questions.


Memberships & Spirit Wear               PTA Memberships


PTA Memberships are available exclusively online this year and we greatly appreciate your support! Memberships are only $5 and members receive a monthly email with information on upcoming school events and links to important school updates.

 We also have spirit wear available to purchase to show your Wildcat Pride!   

Want to know all that is going on at school each week? DOWNLOAD the HMS APP. You may download from the iTunes App Store or Google Play stores. This is an easy way to access all information for HMS.


Volleyball Games Have Begun

  Volleyball Schedule                                                                                                                  
 Volleyball Roster
We are only allowed to have 2 family members per player to attend volleyball games                        .volleyball
There will not be an admission cost, but we will accept donations.
No concessions will be sold at games.

Carnegie Math

We have something in common – we both want the best for your child. This year, we’ll
be using the Carnegie Learning Math Solution. Carnegie Learning delivers a different brand of
blended learning: one that combines collaborative group learning with focused individual learning.
This instructional approach is based on three simple, yet critical components:

To learn more, please click on this link.

 


Bus and Car Dismissals Document

busSafety and Respect Rules for School Buses and Drivers.

Link to End of the Day  Bus and Car Arrival Document

 


Audio Books from the HMS Media Center

CHECK OUT FREE EBOOKS THROUGH SORA!


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.


Free Student Meals until Dec. 31

Meals For In-Person Program

Greenville County Food Service Information

Greenville County Schools has received approval from the SC Department of Education to provide free meals to all students through December 31, 2020, or until the congressional funding runs out. This extension allows all students in our district to receive free meals regardless of their meal status. It applies to meals served to students when they are attending school in person, on days they are participating in eLearning and not in attendance, and meals served to students attending the Virtual Program. 

For more information regarding Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications please contact the Food and Nutrition Services office at 355-1251 or by e-mail atbhogue@greenville.k12.sc.us.

 


Publix Partners

Publix is changing their school incentive program.     publix

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.