Sunday, May 4, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week

Quote of the Week: “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” John F. Kennedy

Hilsman World's Fair

Hilsman's World Fair was a great success! Thank to all who participated and volunteered.

Immunization Changes for Next Year

At Parent Conferences you should have received information on immunization changes for the coming year.

Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8- 12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit the Clarke County Health Department or your private physician to get these vaccines NOW.

* “New entrants” means anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year. For more information, call the Clarke County Health Department at 706-389-6921 or visit

Students Compete at Honors Band

On Saturday, May 3, selected 6th grade band students participated in the District 13 First Year Honor Band Clinic. These amazing students joined students from surrounding counties and performed a concert after 5 hours of rehearsal.

Food to Kids Food Item of the Month
This month's food item for Food to Kids is applesauce and individual fruit cups. Let's help out the NEGA Food Bank! 

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.  Here is the link to the Weekly Panther News.

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

April 28-May 9       Camp Hilsman
May 5th                  Spring Band Concert
May 6th                  Rising 6th graders visit Hilsman (during school day)
May 8th                  School Council Meeting (7:30 AM)
May 8th                  8th grade STEM Day
May 9th                  8th grade Semi-Formal dance (6-8 pm)
May 14th                6th grade awards and field day 
May 15th                7th grade awards and field day
May 16th                8th grade Moving On Ceremony 9:30 AM

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