Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Break is Almost Here!

Quote: "The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large."  - Confucious

Teacher of the Month and Staff Member of the Month

It is time to nominate a deserving faculty member for Teacher of the month, and staff member of the month.  Please use the links below to nominate someone. Nominations will close on October 29th.

Teacher of the month (all certified staff)

Staff member of the month (all non-certified staff: front office, custodian, parapro, nutrition, security, etc.)                                                  

Title I Survey - Please take it this week!

We need ALL parents to take our Title I Parent Survey. It will take less than ten minutes, and will provide us with valuable information as we plan for the future of our school programs. Access the link to the survey here:

Please help us out with this. we need at least 20% of our parents to take the survey. All three of the other middle schools have already surpassed their goal, so let's make sure that Hilsman has at least as many respondents!

Red Ribbon Week   October 24-30

Red Ribbon Week will begin this Friday. We hope all students will join in the fun and participate as we band together and heighten awareness of the importance of being drug free.

October 24th           "I'm a Jeanious for Being Drug Free"  Wear Jeans with a spirit shirt
October 27th           "Sock It To Drugs" - Wear crazy or mismatched socks
October 28th           "Stomp Out Drugs" - wear mismatched shoes
October 29th          "Wear ORANGE Day" - Unity against drugs and bullying
October 30th           "Team Up Against Drugs"  Wear a team jersey or spirit shirt

On the 30th, students will also have the opportunity to wear a hat or paint their face in support of UNICEF for a $1 donation. For a $2 donation, they can do both!

Students sign pledge to be drug free!

Hilsman Pumpkin Patch

Please support our Special Education program buy purchasing a pumpkin from the Hilsman Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkins are $5 each. All proceeds will go to support our Low Incidence Classrooms to take field trips out in the community to practice the skills they are learning. See the full flyer here.

PTO News 

The first Eastside Golf Tournament was great fun! We had 20 golfers, and the proceeds will be split among the Eastside secondary school PTOs. Next year's promises to be even better!

Some of the golfers that participated on Saturday.

Volunteers are the backbone of any successful fundraiser!


Many sports are underway. Here is the schedule for this week:

Cedar Sports:

Friday, Oct. 31                                   Varsity Football @ Apalachee   7:30

GO JAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hilsman Sports:



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. To watch our weekly Panther News show, click here.

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

October 24 - 30        Red Ribbon Week
October 28               Chorus Concert 6-7 PM
October 28               Fright Fest 6-8 PM
October 31               Fall Break
November 3             PLC day - No school for Students
November 4             6th grade Vision Screening                                   

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