Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Conference Week - Early Release

Quote: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

Parent Conferences - Early Release

Parent conferences will be held October 15-17th. Students will be released at 1:30 each day. Our late night for conferences will be Thursday, October 16th. Teachers began sending scheduling information home this past week. Please call the school if you have not been contacted to schedule a conference.  

For those of you new to middle school conferences, the homeroom teacher typically holds the conference with input from the entire team. There will be important information given about advanced content criteria as well as promotion/retention. Also, while you are at the school for parent conferences, please go ahead and take a few minutes to complete the Title I Parent Survey.

You will also be able to view the orientation for devices and sign an Acceptable Use Agreement if you have not done so already, so that your child can take their device home if you wish.

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 - Yankee Candle Fundraiser

PTO's Yankee Candle fundraiser ended this week. Monday will be your last chance to turn in the fundraiser form. 

PTO will be providing dinner for the staff on our late conference night. Please contact Janet Frick if you are willing to assist.

First Quarter Incentive

On Thursday we held our first quarter incentive, Sunshine and Pictures with Pax. Students who had zero office referrals and completed all their work for the quarter spent the afternoon connections period outside on the field. Photos courtesy of Michelle Hayes.


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

Cedar Sports:

Tuesday, Oct. 14                                Cross Country @ Prince Ave. 4:00

Thursday, October 16                        C-Team Football vs. Gainesville 5:30
                                                           B-Team Football @ Clarke Central 5:30
                                                           Cross Country @ Jackson Co. 4:00

Friday, Oct. 17                                   Varsity Football @ Winder 7:30

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

Hilsman Sports:


Book Fair

Hilsman's Fall Book Fair begins this week. Please consider making a purchase. Proceeds help us be able to supplement our media center budget. Here is a short promo video.


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.

More Ways to Connect

Here are several other ways to stay connected to Hilsman.

Campus Parent Portal

Parents can access their student's grades, attendance, and performance on assessments through the Parent Portal by establishing an account. To access the directions to sign up for Parent Portal, click here. There's also an app that you can download to your phone that will send you push notifications every time a grade is entered!

Follow us on Twitter!

Hilsman Middle 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.


Hilsman has a Facebook page that is updated regularly. Go to the Hilsman Middle School Facebook page and Like Us! You can also join the Hilsman Middle PTO Facebook page. It is a great forum for parents to get information and ask questions.

Team Websites

You can also visit the team website for the teaching team to which your child belongs. From there, you can access individual teacher webpages, resources, and Hilsman news. 

Parent Portal

Keep up with your child's grades and assignments by logging into Infinite Campus' Parent Portal. To sign up for a Parent Portal Account, click here.


Remind 101 is now Remind. Remind is a great way to receive important updates on Hilsman happenings. To sign up to receive reminders and news flashes click on the link for the appropriate grade below for three easy choices to sign up:

6th grade - Class of 2021

7th grade - Class of 2020

8th grade - Class of 2019

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

October 10 - 17th          Hilsman Book Fair - Contact Leslie Gonzales to volunteer 
October 13th                  Professional Learning Day - No School
October 15-17th             Early Release- Fall Parent Conferences
October 17th                 Skate Night @ Fun Galaxy

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