Sunday, October 20, 2013

Red Ribbon Week!

Quote of the Week: "If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." - Vince Lombardi

The Week in Review

We had a successful week of parent conferences this week. If you still need to meet with your child's teacher, please call the school to make an appointment.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be October 25-31. Below is a list of activities scheduled for Red Ribbon Week:

October 25th                 Red Out!  Wear Red to support your commitment to a drug free life!
October 29-30              Students take the drug free pledge and receive a wrist band
October 30th                 Band vs. Drugs Concert with Arvin Scott (sponsored by Athfest)

Career Fair

Caterpillar will be hosting a Career Fair for our students on Monday, October 21st in the New Gym. We are thrilled to be able to partner with Caterpillar and provide this opportunity for our students. Students will visit the Career Fair during their morning connections class.

School Council

Our first school council meeting was held Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 a.m. in the front office conference room. These meetings are open to the public. You will find the unofficial minutes for the meeting here.

ELA/Poetry Night

Join us on November 5th for our ELA/Poetry Night.  More details will appear in next week's Panther Pointers.

Pathways to Success Program

PSP begins this week after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 3:45-5:30. Mr. Stan Gaddis, our Academic Support Specialist, will be the coordinator for the program. Mr. Gaddis comes to us from Redan High School where he taught math for several years. In 2010-11, he was honored as Dekalb County's Teacher of the Year. Prior to working in Dekalb, Mr. Gaddis consulted as a school improvement specialist in math for the New Orleans area school systems. We are thrilled to have Mr. Gaddis' leadership and content expertise on our team. Stay tuned for more information that will be coming your way in the next couple of weeks. If your student is a car rider, please pick them up by 5:30.


Our Cedar C-Team Football team will have their final game against Gainesville on October 24th.


Our announcements are now a daily Google Presentation, which can be viewed by clicking here. In these announcements there is information regarding sports tryouts, club meetings, etc. Our weekly news show can be viewed by clicking here.

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Each week I try to communicate a recap of the past week's events, plus a snapshot of the week ahead. What kind of information would you like to see in the blog each week?  Leave a comment on this post and I will try to incorporate your suggestions. After all, the goal of this blog is to connect and communicate with the Hilsman community. I look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

October 24th             Fall Chorus Concert
October 28th             Flu Clinic for students
October 30th             Fright Fest Fall Festival
November 1-4           Fall Break
November 5th           ELA/Poetry Night

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