Saturday, October 20, 2012

Seeing Red

Quote of the Week: "Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That's right!  I want to see RED on Monday...
This upcoming week is Red Ribbon Week in Clarke County.  Each day we have something planned to help out students realize that "The best me is drug free!" On Monday, all students, faculty, staff, and CCSD families are encouraged to wear red to support Red Ribbon Week. At Hilsman, we would love to "RED OUT" the school with red shirts on everyone who walks in the building!  Students should still wear their khaki uniform pants, shorts, or skirts with their red shirt.


Students and teachers continue to be excited about our new technology. This week, we will prepare the next set of teachers to roll out the net books, as well as receive our two new mobile laptop labs. In other exciting news, Hilsman has been selected to be a pilot school for the new Teacher Resource Link, which is a part of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System that the GA Department of Education has implemented this year. The Teacher Resource Link connects teachers with vetted resources directly aligned with the new Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Teachers can access these resources to provide individualized remediation and enrichment to students in their classrooms. All 8th grade Math and ELA teachers, as well as two 7th grade Math and ELA teachers, will pilot this resource link for the next several months.

Students in Mr. Heu's class using the net books.

Students working together, helping each other with the new technology

Student Recognition

This week we will be recognizing students who had perfect attendance in the month of September with Popcorn Parties.  Perfect attendance winners will receive a sticker from their teacher to redeem for a bag of popcorn after lunch. We will also be recognizing our All A and All A and B honor roll students on Wednesday this week. On Thursday, we will have a special recognition celebration for our Pride of the Panther winners for first quarter.  These students are those who had perfect attendance, all A's, and zero discipline referrals during the first quarter of school. 


Our Cedar Shoals C-Team football will see their final action of the season at Gainesville this Thursday, October 25th.


Our announcements are now a daily Google Presentation, which can be viewed by clicking here.


View Ms. Clark's IB blog here.

Family Engagement and Fall Festival

Thanks to all parents who came to parent conferences.  We had a great turnout! Remember that this Friday, October 26th, is CCSD's Fall Break. Monday, October 29th, will be Hilsman's 2nd Annual Fall Festival. Ms. Griffith needs parent volunteers to help with the games, please contact her at if you are available to help.

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