Weekly Announcements

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   


Wednesday May 17           SC READY READING – Virtual Students Only                      

                                                Chipwich Wednesday                                                                        

                                                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


Important Notes:

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/


ACE Incentives

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:

Sign Up Genius 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.


It's great to be a Wildcat where we are Caring, Committed, and Connected!