Week of May 14th
Good afternoon Wildcats! We would like to thank our wonderful PTA for providing a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week! All of our staff enjoyed the treats! Thank you.
Upcoming Dates and Special Events
Monday May 15 Spring Play Dress Rehearsal 3:15
Chorus Concert 6:00
Tuesday May 16 SC READY WRITING – Virtual Students Only
Beginning Band Spring Concert 6:00
7th/8th Wildcat Winds Spring Concert 7:00
BAND CONCERTS WILL BE AT HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE AUDITORIUM
Wednesday May 17 SC READY READING – Virtual Students Only
Spring Play Final Dress Rehearsal 3:00
Spring Play Performance 1 6:00
Thursday May 18 SC READY MATH ASSESSMENT
Spring Play Performance 2 6:00
Friday May 19 Beginning Band Carowinds Festival of Music
7th Grade JA Speakers
SC Ready and EOC Testing Information
Information below can also be found here!
The required SC Ready state test and Algebra I EOC will be administered to HMS students on the following dates:
Subject Test Date Test Time
ELA Session 1 - Writing Wednesday, May 10 8:45am - 11:00am
ELA Session 2 - Reading Thursday, May 11 8:45am - 11:00am
Mathematics Thursday, May 18 8:45am - 11:00am
Science (Grades 6 only) Wednesday, May 24 8:45am - 10:00am
Algebra I EOC Wednesday, May 24 8:45am - 11:00am
Students may not be in possession of and are prohibited from using any electronic devices during testing other than their school-issued Chromebook. As such, all devices will be collected from students at the beginning of testing and returned to them at the end of testing.
It is very important that students arrive on time for testing. In addition, please do not schedule doctor’s appointments or other activities that would cause your child to be absent during testing.
Please make sure that your child has adequate sleep the night before testing and has eaten a good breakfast the morning of. In addition, please make sure that your child charges their Chromebook the night before testing.
For more information about SC Ready and EOC, please visit the Parent Resource webpage on the SCDE website at https://ed.sc.gov/tests/assessment-information/student-and-parent-resources/
Standardized testing can be become exhausting and stressful for students. During each testing session, teachers will monitor students for the following:
Attendance Student is at school on time with a charged Chromebook),
Conduct Student is quiet, not distracting, and respectful of other students) and
Engagement Student is engaged with the test, not sleeping, and spends an adequate amount of time on the test).
We would like to have an incentive for each student and need your help! Please sign up to donate ACE Incentives by clicking on this link:
T-DAP, 6th-grade parents:
All current 6th grade students who have not submitted the TDAP will receive a letter from Nurse Hines on lavender paper. Please read the information provided.