Sunday, March 3, 2013

Energy Education Week!

Quote of the Week: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Energy Education Week 

(Information provided by Science and Energy Team Sponsor, Audrey Hughes)
The Hilsman Middle School Science & Energy is coordinating the activities for Energy Education Week and most will take place at Hilsman. Here are some of the activities taking place:

Mayor Denson will be visiting Hilsman on Monday to present a proclamation she has signed, designating March 3-9 as Energy Education Week in Athens-Clarke County. We are excited that she is taking time to visit us.  Dr. Lanoue will be present as well.

Student team members will teach lessons in 14 classes during the week. The lessons will focus on our school's IB project of the year - Trash Hunger - recycling to help end hunger. Clean energy lessons will also be taught.

Information booths will be set-up at area businesses during Energy Education Week. Hilsman Middle School's Science & Energy Team is an Energy Star Pledge Driver. Energy Star Pledges will be collected and energy conservation information will be provided to booth visitors. The team will also have an interactive station at CCSD's Elementary Young Scientist Fair on March 23.

Hilsman Middle School's Science & Energy Team is a member of the National Energy Education Development Program. The goals of both groups is to educate the public about energy, energy conservation, and the conservation of resources. For more information about the national organization, please visit:

As an Energy Star Pledge driver, the team wants to collect 300 Energy Star Pledges, teach 300 other students, and give energy conservation information to 700 people. Here is a link for the Energy Star Pledge: Energy Star Pledge. Please help us reach our goal.  We need 225 more pledges!

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School Dance- A Success!

Students had a great time at the school dance this past Friday.  We had a great turnout and everyone was appropriately behaved. We hope to have another dance before the end of the school year. Thanks to student council for sponsoring this event.

Benchmark Testing

We will continue benchmark testing this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  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. 


Congratulations on the boys Soccer win over Coile! Our next match is away this Thursday vs. Clarke Middle School. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.


Remember 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!

PTO News

PTO had been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the Hilsman Cafeteria. Please make plans to attend.

PTO Fundraising opportunities!
Please mark you calendars for some upcoming events to help raise funds for our PTO.

March 7
Hilsman Skate Night @ Fun Galaxy
5pm - 8pm

March 5, 12, 19, 26
Hilsman Spirit Day @ Firehouse Subs
All Day

April 4
Hilsman Skate Night @ Fun Galaxy
5pm - 8pm

April 16
Barberito's Spirit Night
4pm - 8pm

May 2
Hilsman Skate Night @ Fun Galaxy
5pm - 8pm

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

The 2013 yearbook staff is now accepting orders for eighth grade memory pages. For only $15.00, you can purchase ¼ page space to express your love, pride, and congratulations upon your child’s moving on from Hilsman Middle School to high school.

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


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Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

March 3-9                     Energy Education Week
March 4-6                     Benchmark Testing
March 11-15                Spring Break
March 20th                  PTO Meeting
March 27-29                Parent Conferences

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