Friday, March 25, 2016

Thanks for a wonderful week of conferences!

Quote of the Week:

Monday is an A day.

Thank you to PTO for an amazing dinner on our late night of conferences. Everything was delicious and we appreciate all you do to make a long night very bearable! 
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I plan to spend most of this weekend with my family and friends, therefore the Panther Pointers edition this week is an abbreviated one. Trust me that next week's will be jam-packed with news you can use! 

SET News

The Hilsman Science & Energy Team is trying to raise money for team trips. 30 delegates will be visiting the State Capitol in May and 6 delegates will attend the NEED Youth Awards in Washington, D.C. in June. The team would appreciate your support of our Spring Fundraisers.

We are selling spring and summer flowers through Flower Power. The link to the Flower Power fundraiser is:

We are also selling a variety of eco-friendly items, such as t-shirts, candles, home goods, etc. Here is a link to our eco-friendly product sale:***You will need to click SHOP NOW and enter our organization code: 46537. You can also direct your purchase for a specific team member by typing his or her name in the space.

The Science & Energy Team members that need to earn the most money are those serving as delegates at the NEED Youth Awards in Washington, D.C. this summer. Their registration fees are $625.00 per student. Those 6 delegates would appreciate your purchase supporting their trip costs. The 6 delegates are:

  • Jack Fischer
  • Lily Gehner
  • Sophia Nielsen
  • Thomas Peters
  • Maya Smith
  • Trevor Wittes

You can also support the registration costs by donating through a GoFundMe link:

Thank you for your support of the students on the Science & Energy Team!

Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

Go ahead and nominate teachers and staff members of the month for this month. Please follow the links below and nominate someone by March 30th!

21st Century CLC

Save the Dates!

Click here to see the dates for 21st CCLC Open Saturdays!

Hilsman Jubilee and Inaugural Panther Prowl 5k

Save the date! May 14, 2016 is the date we have set for our Hilsman Jubilee celebration, honoring the 50th anniversary of the school's opening. There will be more information in the coming months regarding our plans, and we would love to have some parents and/or Hilsman alumni to help us!

We will kick off the day with the inaugural Panther Prowl 5k, which will raise funds for a variety of causes such as enrichment/service-learning opportunities for our students, and providing incentives as a part of our positive school culture plan (PBIS). The course will be a great one, winding through the beautiful Cedar Creek neighborhood, and the race will be part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix. You won't want to miss it!

Help fund our Hilsman Jubilee Mural by contributing to our Go Fund Me account. The mural is commemorating our school community through art. We plan to unveil the mural at our celebration May 14th!

To find out more, click on this link: Commemorating Community Through Art

Counseling News

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 $24.00. Did you know you can order online? Order yours today by following this link: electronic yearbook form

PTO News 

Current February PAB Minutes are here.



Tuesday 3-29-16                Soccer @ BHL Middle  4:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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.

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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Download the CCSD App (It's Free!)

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

March 30-31 8th grade UGA Visit
April 2 Open Saturday - 21stCCLC
April 4 Professional Learning Day - No Students
April 19-28 Milestones Assessment

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