News & Notes
HMS Student At Greenville ComiCon
HMS student Ari Carroll has a booth at this year's SC ComiCon in Greenville, SC. SC ComiCon runs March 25 and March 26 at the TD Convention Center. Visit her booth to see her artwork and buy a piece of it.Her booth is marked on the attached map of the TD Convention Center hall.
SC PASS and READY Tests
Dear Parent or Guardian,
This year, students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY) assessment which is comprised of the ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests. Students will also take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science and social studies tests. This year our students will also participate in a state writing field test which is very similar in structure to the SC READY writing test. If your child will be taking an end of the course test for high school credit, the dates for those tests are included as well.
Both SC READY and SCPASS, which are untimed tests, will be administered in an online-testing format. Items on SC READY will include selected response, short answer, evidence-based selected response, and text-dependent analysis. Evidence-based selected response will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and choose the best answer from answer choices. Text-dependent analysis will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and draw upon that text for their extended written responses. Items on SCPASS will be multiple choice.
SC READY and SCPASS tests are aligned to state standards, which are taught in your child’s classroom.
Trees Planted by Fluor Daniel
Fluor volunteered 40 people to plant 26 🌲 at Hillcrest Middle March 19. Axis vollleyball added about 13 more helpers. We appreciate all your hard work.
HMS Orchestra Receives Superior
The HMS Orchestra received a Superior Designation at the competition at North Greenville University.
HMS Alumni Author
Georgia Southern produced a video showcasing Angel McGowan, senior basketball player and children's book author. She discusses her inspiration for her book, We All Matter, in the attached video.
8th Grade Registration for High School
HMS Online Course Catalog
Want to know what classes HMS is offering next year? Click this link to view the Online Course Catalog.
Run Hard Running Team
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Former Hillcrest Students Publish Books
Angel McGowan and Matthew Linn, two former Hillcrest Middle Students, have written and illustrated their second children’s book, We All Matter. The story itself deals with people’s awareness of and reaction to others around them, a timely tale indeed within today’s political division. Their first children’s book, Stomp Out the Bullying was recognized by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Angel then produced a video that won the Best Message Award at the No Bull Challenge in San Francisco, California.
Mikey is feeling invisible at school. He is constantly being overlooked and ignored by his classmates, and it is making him feel all alone. One day, troubled and overwhelmed, Mikey finally breaks his silence and blurts out exactly how lonely he has been feeling! Will his confession isolate him even more from his classmates? Or will they change their attitudes toward him and realize that his feelings matter—that we ALL matter?
Courses for 2017-18
Soon it will be time for students to register for classes for the next school year. Want to know what your choices might be? Click on the links below to get a heads up on what is coming.
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6th Grade Welcomes Parents
8th Grade IGP Meetings
Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students:
Please click on the link below to schedule your child's IGP Meeting. IGP stands for Individual Graduation Plan. This meeting is required by the state for all students in grades 8-12. It will last 30 minutes and you will have the meeting with 2 other students and their parents.
We will discuss high school graduation requirements, the new 10-point grading scale, scholarships, high school course options for 9th graders and career clusters. Please schedule this appointment today!
For additional information, call or email the 8th grade counselor, Bessie Skenteris
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