News & Notes
8th Grade Orlando Field Trip Parent Meeting
8th Grade Orlando Field Trip Parent Meeting (all participants and their parents must attend)
Monday 1/28 6:30pm HMS cafeteria
We will discuss roommates, groups, hotel information, medical information, procedures, safety info, and arrival and departure times.
CHAPERONES: Must complete the Level 2 Volunteer form for the district in order to attend the trip. Please do this ASAP. All Level 2 Volunteer Forms/applications are located on the school district website. (Note: it can take up to 2 weeks to process.) Please notify the school once your application has been submitted and approved.
JL Mann Curriculum Night
Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30-7:00
This drop-in is an opportunity to get to speak with teachers in the various departments at J. L. Mann HS about the courses they will teach for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will not sign up for courses during Curriculum Night.
Curriculum Night for Rising 6th Grade Students
You’re invited to Hillcrest Middle School’s annual
Rising 6th grade
Where: Hillcrest Middle School Cafeteria
When: Monday, February 4, 2019
• Come visit the school and tour the 6th grade hall.
• Meet the Administration, Counselor and Teachers.
• Receive information concerning registration for 2019-2020
• Come find out about Related Arts choices.
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 2:15pm.
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.
Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse - firstname.lastname@example.org
All County Band
Hillcrest Middle had 5 students selected as members of this year's All County Band. That means we have 5 of the BEST musicians in Greenville County at our school!
Please congratulate Anna Reid (flute), Bryan Salvatierra (clarinet), Kevin Buie (clarinet), Megan Edwards (clarinet), and Riley McGrail (alto saxophone) on their selection to this very prestigious group!
ACE Awards Nominations
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please or go online to coaches4character.com and click the nominate button at the top of the page. You can also complete a paper application, available in the School Counseling Office. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2019. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony on May 15, 2019.
Clear Bag Policy
GCS Announces Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search. For more information, go to this link.
HMS Yearbooks For Sale
Hillcrest Middle School yearbooks are on sale.
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 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.
This is an easy way to support HMS.
Bus Arrivals Document
· RESPECT for drivers and expectations of safety
· Sit properly in seats (backs on the back of the seats, book bags in your laps, mouths closed)
· Aisle has to be clear at all times; no one near/leaning on the emergency exit
· Stay in seats at all times
· Phones/music ONLY with earbuds or headphones – No speakers