Quote of the Week: "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
PTO - Rescheduled to March 20th at 5:30 p.m. Black History Program will still be held February 26thAll I can say is WOW! This past Friday and Saturday were exciting for the Hilsman community. Our Mathcounts team placed first at the Regional competition. We also captured the top three individual places as well as qualified two additional students for state competition. Mr. Bacchus and Kevin Manglitz, the OCMS coach, were recognized for their many years of support for the Mathcounts program. State competition is March 18th.
|Mr. Bacchus and his friend and rival coach, Mr. Manglitz!|
|What a victory!|
|Division II Champions!|
We also had students compete in the Optimist Oratorical Contest this weekend. As soon as I have the final results I will share those as well. Rumor has it at least one of our students placed!
8th Graders Visit UGA
On Thursday, our 8th graders visited the Richard B. Russell Archives, toured Sanford Stadium, and ate lunch on the UGA campus. They had a great time! Below, you can see a couple of pictures from the trip.
|At the Arch on North Campus|
|Completing the scavenger hunt activity at the Richard B. Russell library|
Read Across America Day
This Friday, March 1st, is Read across America Day. Teachers will dress as their favorite literary character, and EVERYONE in the building will Drop Everything And Read at 10:05 on Friday. Several other activities throughout the day will highlight the importance of reading and literacy.
Student Council is sponsoring a school dance on Friday, March 1st, from 5-7 p.m. More information can be found in the Panther News and announcements. Please pick your child up from the dance by 7:00 p.m.
We will begin benchmark testing this Thursday, 2/28/13, and continue with testing next week. Click here to access the schedule. Our teachers use the results of this assessment to plan for and adjust instruction, so it is important that our students try their best on each test. You can help by making sure that your student gets a good night's sleep (at least 8 hours) and has a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school each day.
Soccer season opens this week! This year, most of our ladies decided to run track so we won't be fielding a girls' team. However, the boys' first match is at home this Thursday vs. Coile Middle School. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
Rally for the Dawgs is March 3rd. The school represented with the most people in attendance will win $1000! Students will be receiving a coupon for free admission. If you would like to help Hilsman win $1000, attend the game and check in at the attendance table at the game and let them know you are representing Hilsman. Tell your friends to be be Panthers for the day and help us out as well! More information can be found in the Panther News, which contains a video announcement from two of the Lady Dawg basketball players.
PAWSRemember to ask your child to see their Panther card and sign it. Students who bring back a signature can be entered into our weekly drawing!
Yearbook - Order yours now!
The Hilsman yearbook is on sale now. Order your student's yearbook before Spring Break for only $21. After Spring Break the price goes up to $23.
8th Grade Memory Pages
Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school or leave a message for Ms. Nix at (706) 548-7281 ext. 29305 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!February 25th School Council (4:15 p.m.)
February 26th Black History Program -6:30 p.m.
February 28th Benchmark Testing
February 28th Boys' Soccer @ Coile (4:30)
March 1st Read Across America Day
March 1st Schoolwide Dance (5:00-7:00 p.m.)
March 3rd Rally the Dawgs at the Lady Dawgs Bball game
March 4-6 Benchmark Testing
March 11-15 Spring Break