Sunday, April 24, 2016

Week Two Milestones!

Quote of the Week:

Monday is a B day.

Milestones Week Two!

Last week's testing went as well as possible considering the issues we experienced at the beginning of each session. We are hopeful now that elementary schools are finished that we will have better connectivity. Rest assured that any issues we are having are not unique to Hilsman; they are being experienced across the district and state. We are reporting all issues to the state department of education.

Please make every effort to have your child to school on time during testing. Encourage them to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and to eat breakfast either at home or at school each day.

This Week at Hilsman

6th Graders enjoy art class

Mayor Denson is a great supporter of SET!

SET Silent Auction and Pancake Breakfast. Thanks Fatz Cafe!

SET News

Science & Energy Team Supporters & Members:

​Internet Fundraiser for the May Trip to Atlanta & the Summer Trip to DC
If you can't help with the fundraiser on Saturday, PLEASE help us with our on-line fundraiser. Here is a link: SET GoFundMe

Congrats to the Step Team and Academic Team!

Hilsman students are at it again! This weekend, the team came in 3rd place at a state level competition (being edged out by Ron Clark Academy) and qualified for NATIONALS which will be held June 18th! 

Our Academic Team, coached by Amanda Nguyen, won the UGA Academic Tournament for the Middle School Division. They swept 4 out of 4 rounds!

We also had the following students place in individual scores:
2nd place: William Fang
3rd place: Saketh Chaluvadi & Anthony Heiges

Congratulations to all of our Panthers for continuing to exhibit excellence in all we do!

Hilsman Step Team

2015-16 Academic Team

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 at 10:30 a.m. There will be refreshments and tours of the school. Please invite all former Hilsman students to attend!


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 

Save the date! April 27th is the next PTO meeting. Derrick Maxwell, Interim Principal at Cedar Shoals, will be coming to speak with parents. There will be elections held for next year's officers as well.

Current March PAB Minutes are here.

Family Engagement News

April 29th we will hold our final Principal's Coffee at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of this coffee will be to revise our parent compact and family engagement plan. Please join us!

On May 2nd we will have our follow up Can We Talk? meeting to summarize the grade level talks and discuss needs and solutions for next year. This information will help us with our Title I and school improvement plans, as well as our PBIS and attendance initiatives. Please join us at 6:00 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.


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.


Follow us on Instagram at

Download the CCSD App (It's Free!)

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

April 19-28 Milestones Assessment
April 27 PTO Meeting
April 29 Principal Coffee to revise Parent Compact and FE Plan
May 2 Can We Talk/Title I Planning Meeting (Follow up to grade level meetings)
May 3 Chorus Spring Showcase
May 4-7 8th graders to DC
May 9 Band Concert
May 11 8th grade Field Day
May 12 7th grade Field Day
May 13 6th grade Field Day
May 13-15 Band Trip
May 14 Panther Prowl 5k 8:00 a.m.
May 14 Hilsman Jubilee
May 18 8th grade Semi-Formal Dance
May 20 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony 9:30 a.m.
May 20 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

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