Sunday, January 10, 2016

We are off to a great start in 2016!

Quote of the Week: 

Monday is an A day.                                    

Family Science Night

Family Science Night was awesome as usual! A special treat was that Freddie Falcon paid us a visit, due to our Science and Energy Team being the December winner of the Rise Up and Recycle Challenge. Check out the photos from the night!

You can stay up to date on all the latest SET news by reading their blog at 

Social Studies Fair - January 22nd

The CCSD Social studies fair will be held at Hilsman. 

Shout Outs!

Students, parent, and community members - Is there someone at Hilsman to whom you would like to give a public "shout out" for something positive they have done? We have so many positive activities going on here at Hilsman, and we need to get the word out! If you would like to give someone a shout out, please share it with us in the form below. You may give a shout out to a student, teacher, staff member, etc. and we will share it with them. 

Georgia Parent Survey 

We have had 41 individuals take the Georgia Parent Survey. If you have not done so, would you please take five minutes to complete it today? The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, you may come to Hilsman and we will provide you with a device to take the survey. 
All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

Parents may access a link to the Georgia Parent Survey under the "School Links" section of each school's webpage, or by clicking on the link below.

Georgia Parent Survey

Grade Level Newsletters

Just in case you may not have received the newsletter for your child's grade this past week (6th grade will be coming home this week), here are links to each of them.

Counseling News

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and we would like to recognize the Hilsman Mentor of the Year, Carol Jeanne Hood! She will be honored this month at the Clarke County Mentor Program’s 25th Anniversary Breakfast. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the Clarke County Mentor Program at #706.549.6800 x227. We appreciate all of our mentors and the impact they have on our students.

Save the Date for Day as a Dawg

CALLING ALL 8th GRADERS! Inspire UGA is an organization that wants to make sure every 8th grader realizes that achieving a college degree is possible. Day as a Dawg is a full day event on April 16, 2016, that is completely FREE! The 8th graders will spend the day at the University of Georgia with a UGA mentor to inspire the students to earn a college degree. There will be speakers, workshop activities, the opportunity to attend the UGA football scrimmage game, and a chance to tour the campus. We hope that this day will leave you feeling that you are capable of accomplishing anything that you put your mind to. Applications for Day as a Dawg will be sent out in March and will be due in the beginning of April. We hope to see you there!


Yearbooks on Sale! They are $22.00. They will go up to $24.00 on February 25, 2016.

Chess News

Our Chess team won the Community Chess tournament at UGA this weekend. We are Panther Proud!

1/18/16 - 15th Annual MLK Chess Tournament in Atlanta

Chess at Lunch

PTO News

November PAB Minutes are here.



Thursday 1-14-16                       Basketball @ CMS   4:30

Cedar Shoals:

Tuesday 1-12-16                   Basketball vs. Loganville JVG 4:30 VG-B 6:00-7:30

Thursday 1-14-16                  9th B/G @ Habersham 5:00/6:30

Friday 1-15-16                      Basketball @ Heritage JVG-B 4:00/5:30 VG/B 7:00/8:30

Saturday 1-16-16                 Basketball @ Woodward Academy 9th Boys 11:00 am
                                            JVG/B 12:30/2:00 VG/B 3:30/5:00
                                            Swimming @ Ramsey Center 9:00 am

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. You can access the weekly Panther News video here.

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Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

January 15 Geography Bee - during the school day
January 18 MLK Day - No School
January 22 CCSD Social Studies Fair - Hilsman Media Center

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