Sunday, August 30, 2015

Week of August 31st

Quote of the Week: On the Peanut Gallery:

Monday is an A day.

Nellie B Meet and Greet - September 2nd

This Wednesday, from 6-7 pm, we will be at the Nellie B Community Center for a meet and greet session, and to provide information to families on upcoming events. All Hilsman families are welcome to attend.

Parent University

What is Parent University? It’s a series of free workshops designed to provide information and education for adults in families to learn how to help their child with school success. The sessions will be led by teachers and professionals in our community. Funding for this event is provided in part by Title I. Childcare and translation services available at no charge. Every participant will receive a certificate of completion!                                     

Saturday, September 12, 8:45-12:00 pm
at the Athens Community Career Academy
440 Dearing Extension, Building #1, Athens, GA 30606

Register Here

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Students and parents, this week please be sure to submit an application for The 21st Century Community Learning Center, the largest federally funded after school program in the nation. At Hilsman, it will be STE[A]M (science, technology, engineering, art and math) focused to support math and literacy through project-based learning.

Explore the aspects of theater, learn about robotics, explore the culinary arts, or learn about crime investigation (CSI) and more. Help personalize the program to fit your interest. It begins with an application. Please see Ms. Hayes for an application during lunch or pick up one in the main office. Let’s make this program one that benefits you and our entire community. Here's 2 min. video about the program:


Below are technology related links, including a list of digital resources your child can access at home, as well as the Handbook (both English and Spanish versions). The district would like for students to try using their devices at home this weekend, as they believe they have resolved the connectivity issue.

Teacher of the Month/Staff Member of the Month

Each month families, students, and staff have the opportunity to recognize individuals for they great work they do to make Hilsman a remarkable school. It is time to nominate our Teacher and staff member of the month for September. See the links below:

Counseling News

Hilsman school counselors are committed to removing barriers to student's academic and/or personal success. As a result, Hilsman school counselors provide a wide array of services, including individual and small group counseling and classroom guidance. We also collaborate with families, mental health agencies, and other community stakeholders to ensure students' needs are met so that they have full access to their education.

If you do not wish to have your child see or speak with the school counselors at Hilsman, and would like to opt-out of all the counseling services we provide, please contact Autumn Joy Moore at #706.548.7281 x21410 so that we can respect your wishes as parent(s)/guardian(s).

Please be advised that if you do choose to opt-out of counseling services, if certain situations occur, we are obligated to see your child. More specifically, if there is a suspicion of child abuse or neglect or if your child threatens to harm him/herself, then he/she will be referred to the counseling office.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at the number listed above or via email at

We hope that you will be open to our services and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child this school year!

PTO News

Hilsman PTO has a Facebook page, and is a great place to get up to date information and share with other parents. Join the group at The first PTO meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 16th. Be on the lookout for more info.


Many sports are underway! 

Thursday 9-3-15                         Volleyball vs. Clarke Middle     4:30 pm

Cedar Shoals:

Tuesday 9-1-15                        Softball vs.Flowery Branch 5:00
                                                 JV/V Volleyball vs. Heritage/Clarke Central 5:00/7:00

Wednesday 9-2-15                  Softball vs. West Hall 5:00

Thursday 9-3-15                      C-Team Football vs. Clarke Central 5:30
                                                 JV/V Volleyball @ Discovery 6:00/7:00
                                                Cross Country @ North Oconee 4:30
                                                JV Football @ Stephens Co. 5:30
                                                9th Football @ Greene Co. ( JV ) 5:30
                                                Softball @ Apalachee 5:00

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


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.

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. 


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 2022

7th grade- Class of 2021

8th grade - Class of 2020


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CCSD App (It's Free!)

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

September 2    Nellie B Meet and Greet - 6:00 pm
September 7    Labor Day Holiday - No School
September 11  Progress Reports go home
September 12  Parent University
September 14  21st Century Enrichment Program begins
September 24  STEM Night 6-7 p.m.

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