Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy April!

Quote of the Week: "Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." Dr. Joyce Brothers

Parent Conferences 

Parents, thank you for attending parent conferences this week.  If you did not have an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher, please call the front office to have a conference time scheduled. Also, remember to take the school improvement parent survey located at this link.  The survey has been shortened to 25 questions this year and should take just a few minutes to complete.  You may complete it now or when you come in for your child's conference. It is very important for us to have your input, as we use this information in our school improvement planning process each year. Our goal is to have 100% of our parents take the survey. Thank you in advance.


Our 8th grade recently placed 1st in our region, and 2nd in the state in the GA Math League contest.  This is a different contest from MathCounts. In addition to placing 2nd in the state, Hilsman had five students in the Top 26 in the state!  Way to go, Panthers!


We are excited about a new community-building event that will take place in just two short weeks! HilFest is a student-led, community event that was created to bring all members of our school community (parents, students, teachers and business leaders) together as one. The event will include fun activities for Hilsman students and their families and information about adult education, health, and career advancement opportunities. Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 1-4 p.m. on the Hilsman soccer field for games, music, food, information, and fellowship.

Test Prep and Skill Building

Looking for a way for your child to get a little extra help in preparation for the CRCT? Click here for a link to Successmaker that our students can use at home. Your student knows their log in information, as we use this program at school.  you will need to use this program on a device that runs Java.

Subscribe to Panther Pointers!

Did you know that you can receive the Panther Pointers automatically each week by subscribing to the blog?  All you need to do is enter your email in the "Follow by email" field at the top right corner of the blog page.  You will receive a confirmation email, and once you have confirmed, you are set! Any time the blog is updated (which is about once per week) you will receive it in an email. Our goal is to have all our families subscribed.  This is your one stop information spot for all things related to Hilsman!

Follow us on Twitter!

Hilsman Middle now has a Twitter account.  This is one more way you can stay connected to Hilsman, keep up to date on all Hilsman news, and receive links to information related to your child's education.  Follow us on twitter @HilsmanPanthers.


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

March 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


Soccer - Thursday, April 4th @ Home vs. CMS (4:30)
Track - April 2nd @ Athens Christian, April 4th @ Cedar, April 5th @ Athens Academy
All track meets start at 4:00 p.m.

Yearbook - Order yours now!

The Hilsman yearbook is on sale now.  Order your student's yearbook for only $23.


Our announcements are now a daily Google Presentation, which can be viewed by clicking here.  Please subscribe to our Hilsman Youtube site.  By subscribing you will receive an update weekly with links to new videos produced by Hilsman.

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

April 8                           PTO Meeting
April 13                         HilFest 1-4 p.m.
April 16-25                   CRCT

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