Sunday, May 11, 2014

Final Week of School!

Quote of the Week: “Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." - Jerry Rice

Final Week of School

It's hard to believe, but the final week of school for the 2014-15 school year is upon us. This week we will have End of Year awards assemblies for each grade (see Upcoming Dates below), Field Day/Yearbook Signing Days, and we will dismiss at 12:30 PM on Friday. As in the past, 8th graders will be able to be out of uniform for each day they donate a uniform (Monday - Wednesday). The uniforms must be clean and in good repair. students can donate a uniform shirt and pants/shorts/skirt, two uniform tops, or two uniform bottoms for each day they want to be out of uniform. All 8th graders are allowed to be out of uniform on Thursday (field day) and Friday (Moving On Ceremony). Attire must still adhere to the CCSD dress code. 6th and 7th grade students can be out of uniform on their awards assembly day if they are dressing up. Teachers can provide more detailed guidelines for each grade level.

We will have locker clean out on Monday. Therefore, students should not bring book bags to school after Monday.

SET will have a fundraiser night at Menchies on Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00-9:00 PM.

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 www.publichealthathens.com.



6th grade Parent Survey

Sixth grade parents, please take five minutes to give feedback about transition to 6th grade. We are gathering feedback from each stakeholder group to improve our transition plan. 

FormHMS 6th Grade Parent Survey


8th Grade STEM Day

Thursday, the 8th graders participated in STEM Day. Our UGA partners from IS3D came and engaged our students in a number of science, engineering and math activities. The students had a great time!







8th Grade Semi-Formal

On Friday, our 8th graders had their semi-formal dance,  a wonderful evening that gives our students the opportunity to dress up, have fun, and celebrate moving on to high school.










Announcements
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!

May 12th                Reading CRCT Retest
May 13th                Math CRCT Retest/Reading CRCTM retest
May 14th                Math CRCTM retest
May 14th                6th grade awards (9:30 AM) and field day 
May 15th                7th grade awards (9:30 AM) and field day
May 15th                8th Grade field day (8:30-11:30)
May 16th                8th grade Moving On Ceremony 9:30 AM
August 9th             HilFest! 10:00-1:00

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 www.publichealthathens.com.



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! 



Announcements
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