Sunday, September 9, 2012

Progress Report Time!

This week was a short but busy week at Hilsman. We are half way through our first quarter of school, believe it or not.  That means it is progress report time! Students will bring home progress reports on Thursday of this week.  Please spend a few minutes looking over the progress report with your child. Celebrate the areas in which they are excelling, and help your child make an action plan for how to improve in the areas in which they want to improve. If you have concerns about your child's progress, contact your child's teacher.  They should be able to offer you additional insight about your child's performance in class. Many times parents ask what they can do to help their child be successful in school. Click here to learn more about how you can be involved at home to help your child be more successful in school.


This week, on Wednesday, we will hold our next advisement session with students.  During advisement we work on exploring interests and careers, and developing study habits for school and soft skills needed in today's workplace. All administrators, teachers, and some support personnel have advisement groups. If you would like to learn more about Teachers as Advisors, please contact our counselor, Larry Davis. You can also learn more about some of our advisement activities by visiting GACollege411.


     Our Cedar Shoals C-Team football won their game against Clarke Central C-Team on Thursday, with a score of 19-12. These 7th and 8th grade young men from Hilsman and Coile are a treat to watch. Come on out and support these young Jaguars! The C-Team will be in action again on September 20th as they take on Gainesville at Cedar Shoals.
     Finally, Hilsman's volleyball team had a tough loss this past Thursday against Clarke Middle. Our next volleyball match will be this Tuesday, September 11, against BHL. The match will begin at 4:30 in the new gym at Hilsman.

Schedule Flip

Each progress report period, we will "flip our schedule." What does that mean? Right now, your child attends classes in order, first period through seventh period.  Beginning Monday and lasting until the end of the first nine weeks, your students will attend classes beginning with seventh period and ending with first period. At this time, we are only "flipping" the academic classes; which means that connections classes will remain stationary.  Here is what the schedule will look like for each grade. The numbers stand for the class periods:

Sixth grade - 1, 7, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2

Seventh grade - 7, 2, 5, 4, 3, 6, 1

Eighth grade - 6, 5, 3, 4, 2, 1, 7

Flipping the schedule gives students the opportunity to learn each subject during their optimal learning time, whether that be morning or afternoon (Brimfield, 2003).

We are looking forward to a happy, safe, and productive week. Great things are happening at Hilsman!

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