Sunday, May 1, 2016

National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - Thank a Teacher!

Quote of the Week:

Monday is an A day.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

This week, May 2-6, 2016, is National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Hilsman has an amazing faculty. Please encourage your student to let his/her teachers know how much they are appreciated this week!

Remembering Kentavious Rowell

Many of you have asked about contributing to a memorial in memory of Kentavious Rowell, the 7th grade student we lost one month ago this week. While there is no memorial established of which we are aware, Team Kani is collecting funds to assist the family in purchasing a grave marker, and to provide a wristband for each of his teammates to remember him by. 

Sunday, May 8th, is Mother's Day, and will be Ms. Rowell's first Mother's day without her son. Team Kani would like to collect at least $500 by Wednesday of this week so that the Mortuary could go ahead and place the order for a grave marker. If you would like to contribute - please do so by Wednesday of this week by giving your contribution to Coach Page at Hilsman. If you are donating by check, please make it payable to Goolsby Mortuary. Thank you for helping to meet a need for this family.

Can We Talk? - Postponed

Unfortunately we need to postpone our final Can We Talk? that was originally scheduled for Monday, May 2nd. We will be planning another date prior to the last day of school. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Rising 9th grade Info!

AP Boot Camp - This is for any student who is intending to take AP Government next year.

Freshman transition Camp - This is for all rising 9th graders. I highly recommend it! Sign Up

8th Graders to DC This Week

On Wednesday evening a group of 50 students and teachers will head to Washington, DC for three days to visit sites and learn more about our government. We look forward to a safe and fun trip for our 8th graders!

SRI Testing During ELT

SRI testing will be given during students ELT periods on Monday, May 2. Don’t forget your charged computer!

PTO News

Remember to bring a dessert for the Tappey Squires Dessert Cart on Wednesday, May 4th! There will be volunteers at school in the morning car drop off line to take your donation, and you can also drop off items at the front desk throughout the morning. Volunteers will take the cart around to teachers during the last two periods of the day. Thank you for helping make Staff Appreciation Week special for our teachers and staff!

Harry Potter Movie Night!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers' Stone
Tuesday May 10th.
Family movie night- first 50 students get a copy of the book.
Free drinks
There will be snacks for sale!

SET News

Science & Energy Team Supporters & Members:

​Internet Fundraiser for the May Trip to Atlanta & the Summer Trip to DC
Our SET team will hear this week if they are a finalist for Team of the Year. PLEASE help us fund our students trip to DC with our on-line fundraiser. 

Here is a link: SET GoFundMe

Congrats to FFA!

Our FFA students competed at State Convention this past week, and look at the results! Hilsman is going to Nationals in October!

Kori Edmonds
2nd Place: Social Systems- Division 1

Raquel Fillingim and Serenity Howell
1st Place: Plant System- Division 3

Zachary VanHessen
1st Place: Power Systems- Division 1

1st place moves on to Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

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!

The Jubilee Celebration will take place following the Panther Prowl. 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


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

May 2 SRI Given during ELTs
May 3 Chorus Spring Showcase 6:00 p.m.
May 4-7 8th graders to DC
May 9 Rising 6th grade parent meeting 6:00 p.m.
May 9 Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
May 10 Rising 6th grade visit Hilsman
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 8:30 a.m.
May 14 Hilsman Jubilee 10:30 a.m.
May 18 8th grade Semi-Formal Dance
May 18 6th grade Honors Assembly
May 19 7th grade Honors Assembly
May 20 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony 9:30 a.m.
May 20 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

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