Sunday, September 25, 2016
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News & Notes

Read For The Gold!
Our summer readers celebrated Reading For The Gold with an ice cream sundae party.  Our student and teacher participants read 147,662 pages over the summer and earned ice cream sandwiches, lunch passes, bookfair coupons and the ice cream party. Congratulations to all!

United Way


PTA Reflections Program

This week is the official kick-off for National Arts in Education Week! As the cornerstone ARTS program for the National PTA,Reflections continues to serve as platform for students to unleash their inner artist! The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is"What is Your Story?" Students can express their creative talents through a variety of categories; Dance, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Productions, Photography, and Special Artist. Students may enter as many categories as many times as they like.        
All entries will be due Wednesday October 5th thru Friday October 7th with the final deadline Monday October 10th, before & after school in the training room in the Media Center. There will be sit where you want at lunch passes given to each child who turns in a Reflections entry. So let's help our students get their creative juices flowing! Whether they love to dance, create music, write, draw, paint, or take pictures the possibilities are endless for them to create works of art that mirror this year's theme!
All rules and student entry forms may be found at Every entry must have its on completed student entry form. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kelly Clark via We can not wait to see how creative and original students' entries are this year! Let's ask our students...
"What is Your Story?"​

Get Hooked On Books!!

heartiesThe Scholastic Book Fair sails into Hillcrest Middle from October 3-7, 2016!! Get prepared to Hook A Book as you browse the bookfair and find what floats your boat!!

If you can't make it to school to buy, then go to our on-line website to order books delivered straight to HMS and to your student. The website is Type in our zipcode 29681 to find our fair. The books get delivered to the school, and the media center gets the profit to use for buying more books!

For more information, go to                        

Hi Parents!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is October 3-7.  Love books?  Volunteer to help at the Book Fair.  You can set up, help students select books, or help pack up.  Click this link to see our signup.  Review the options and choose the spot that works for you!
 Review the options and choose the spot that works for you!
Thank you for all you do! 
Krystal Johnson

Read Your Way To The Big Game

Clemson   Pick a team--the Clemson Tigers or the USC Gamecocks!! Read 6 books between now and October 30 and qualify to

     win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl!!


Each winner will receive four tickets, sideline pases and pre-game activities!! Watch for the foem, your student brings home, write down the titles of the books they read and return the form to the school library before October 30.

Need a copy of the forms, click here for page 1, here for page 2.


Congratulations to our Donorschoose Teachers

Many of our teachers have worked hard to create a Donorschoose Grant. Today, so far, HMS has had at least EIGHT grants funded. Teachers are receiving Chromebooks, graphic novels, interactive notebook materials, a microscope, Google Cardboard materials, calculators, Breakout Edu materials, snacks and fitness chairs.  This is so exciting!

Some of the projects funded: 

Mrs. Nimmons: Igniting the Spark with Digital Art

Mrs. Acton: Student Inspired: Chromebooks for Active Students

Mrs. Evans: Kid Inspired: Don't Miss the Target with Fitdesks!

More teachers have projects on the site.  All these materials help to improve their classrooms. Please help if you can and spread the word!

Contact Our PTA!!

Need to contact our HMS PTA Executive Board? Email them at

HMS Twitter Account

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

Free Breakfast For All Students

We are pleased to announce that all Greenville County Schools locations will now offer Universal Free Breakfast to all students, regardless of the student’s free and reduced meal status.

The below 2016-2017 meal prices include a $0.10 lunch increase for paid students and adults. 




Paid Student



Reduced Student



Free Student







Rosetta Stone for ESOL Parents

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.


If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.

HMS Yearbooks For Sale

jostensThis is the last week to order yearbooks and get a free icon on the front cover. You can order online at or bring in your money and order form to Mrs. Adams in room 117. Yearbooks can be ordered after this date but will not have the icons on the front.

Order by September 9 for the icon.

Order your HMS Yearbook on line. No sending in money and waiting on a receipt. Order directly from Jostens. The price is $35.00 which includes the name on the cover of the book and an icon.

Click this link to order.

Hillcrest Middle Youtube Channel
Click here for the link to the Hillcrest Middle Youtube Channel.