Hillcrest Middle School - Sixth Grade

Administrator: Michi Cortese

Guidance: Jane Hunnicutt

Rising 6th Graders Welcome Video

Welcome To 6th Grade Open House Video

Dear HMS Parents and Students,

We welcome each of you to your new school family. It has been
such a joy meeting all of our new students and parents. After a few
days of worrying about locker combinations, finding classrooms, and
deciphering where they were supposed to be for related arts classes, students
have made a rather smooth transition into middle school. We have
conquered the 3 L’s- Locks, Lockers, and Lunch! That is a true success.
We have met with all 6th grade students and discussed our expectations,
rules, policies, and procedures here @ HMS. If you have not done so
already, please read the school handbook with your child. It is located
in the front of the agenda.
Many, many students have already been recognized for
doing good things here at HMS and have received a Positive
Office Referral. We look forward to seeing many more students
doing positive things here at HMS!
We’ve had a wonderful start to the new year and look
forward to the remainder of the year. Please stay in touch
with us because your child’s success depends on the cooperation, involvement
and open communication between home and school. If you
ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us
at the school or send us an email. Thank you for your support!


Michi Cortese, Assistant Principal, 355.6113
Jane Hunnicutt, Guidance Counselor, 355.6117



Callie Allen

Crystal Greenway

Vicki Ragan

Lynn Peden

Jeff Gordon

Valerie Powell

Meghan Gruss

Savannah Singleton

Carla Weneck

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

We would like you to get to know your 6th grade administrator, counselor and teachers. The internet is the most efficient manner by which we can communicate. This form provides each teacher's e-mail address and you may access the individual websites from the main school web-page


The administrator's site has school policy information; the guidance site will have information about activities and transitioning to middle school; and the teachers' sites will have relevant information concerning their class. Each student will receive an agenda for recording daily and long-term assignments. The agenda contains information on grades, grading policy and classroom rules.

Teachers will also communicate with you through messages on the agenda. Teachers appreciate notes from you on the return of the agenda!   You may call the school at any time and leave a message with the front office (355-6100) or be put through to the teacher's voice mail. Reading your child's agenda on a regular basis will keep you informed on events occurring throughout the year.

The syllabus for each class will be listed on each teacher's website. If you do not have web access we will be happy to send a printed copy of the information home with you. The 6th grade team and all of Hillcrest Middle School are looking forward to this school year and working with our students and their families. Please take the time to fill in and return the bottom portion of this letter to your child's homeroom teacher.

Welcome to the Sixth Grade Team!

Homeroom Teacher: ______________________

Student Name ________________________ Parent Name _____________________

Please check:    ____ We have web access

                                  ____ We do not have web access

                                   ____  We would like a printed syllabus for each class sent home

Student e-mail address: _____________________

Parent e-mail address: ___________________

(Please print e-mails clearly)

Parent Signature: ___________________________________

The Sixth Grade Team


Ms. Michi Cortese 6th Grade Administrator            mcortese@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Donna Corn All Subjects                                   dcorn@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Vicki Ragan Social Studies                               vragan@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Crystal Greenway Social Studies                    cgreenwa@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Kristi Horne All Subjects                                      khorne@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Lynn Peden Math                                                 lpeden@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Valerie Powell Literature                                   vpowell@greenville.k12.sc.us

Ms. Calle Allen   Literature                                                                                 cnallen@greenville.k12.sc.us

Mr. Jeff Gordon  Literature                                                                               jwgordon@greenville.k12.sc.us