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!

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.




Announcements

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.



Facebook

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.

Instagram

Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/paxpanther.


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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ready for a Great Week at Hilsman!

Quote of the Week:




Monday is an A day.



Milestones is Here!

We are gearing up for the administration of The Georgia Milestones. The tests will be administered April 19-29th. Our teachers and students have worked diligently preparing for the tests. We are positive that our students will perform well. 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.




Scenes from Last Week


Selling tickets for the Red, White, and Blue Dance

Making banana fritters and cajun spices!

Enjoying our last IB Enrichment Academy for the year.



SET News

Science & Energy Team Supporters & Members:


Earth Day is April 22
We are participating in the 2016 Earth Day Parade & Festival in downtown Athens. If you want to walk in the parade, meet us at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 22 downtown. The parade meeting site is marked on the map below.

We will have a table at the Earth Day Festival. We will distribute Energy Star information and have Energy Knockdown for little kids to play. We will try to sell some pancake breakfast tickets, too.


Fatz Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Atlanta Trip & DC Delegation
On Saturday, April 23 we will have our final fundraiser of the school year. It is a pancake breakfast & silent auction at Fatz Cafe. We need everyone that is available to help.

Many team members want to go to Atlanta on May 5 & 6 to the State Capitol and other sites. Our DC delegation to the NEED Youth Awards also needs support. Many of the students on the team need a successful fundraiser this next Saturday to make their trip goals a reality.


​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



​Links for More Information & to Volunteer

April 23, Fatz Fundraiser Ad you can share:​
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April 23, Fatz FR Volunteer Sign-up:​
Fatz FR April 23​​
GoFundMe Link:
SET GoFundMe


April 22, Earth Day Festival Volunteer Sign-up:​
Earth Day Parade & Festival 2016

April 22, Earth Day Festival Ad & Map:​Over the past
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Congrats to the Step Team, Soccer Team, and State SS Fair Participants!

Over the past week, Hilsman students have realized many accomplishments! First, our awesome step team WON the annual step show competition for the second straight year, winning both the judges' and the people's choice awards. Next came our boys and girls soccer teams, who both competed for the City Championship! We narrowly lost both games, but our team played with the heart and passion that we know made us all Panther Proud! Wrapping up the week we had five projects represented at the State SS Fair. I will try to publish full results for all five projects next week. Congratulations to all of our Panthers for continuing to exhibit excellence in all we do!





Free Sports Physicals

April 23rd is the day! Free sports physicals are available for those playing sports next year. Contact Coach Roberts for more information.




Seeds of Change Grant

Hilsman Middle School is in the running to receive funding from the Seeds of Change grant to build an elevated, wheelchair-accessible garden area on our campus! Our AmeriCorp Vista, Ms. Erin Seymour, is spearheading this grant that will provide the opportunity for each and every student to experience the wonders of plant growth. It is a nationwide competition and the finalists are chosen by YOU!

Please go to seedsofchangegrant.com, search for HilFarm, and vote to support our project. Share with friends and family as well! Voting is open until April 18th and you may vote once per day per any device you have access to. Any and all votes are appreciated!




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 April 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
To date we have raised $845 in online and offline donations toward our goal of $1500 to fund our mural project.



Yearbooks!

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.




Athletics



Cedar:


Monday 4-18-16                   Varsity Baseball @ Loganville 5:55

Tuesday 4-19-16                  Varsity Soccer vs. Winder ( Sr. Night ) 5:30/7:30

Wednesday 4-20-16             Varsity Baseball vs. Loganville ( Sr. Night ) 5:55

Friday 4-22-16                      Varsity Soccer @. Lanier 5:30/7:30


***Region 8-AAAAA Track and Field Meet April 19, 20, 21 @ Loganville HS


Saturday 4-23-16 FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS. ALL ATHLETES SHOULD REPORT TO THE CEDAR NEW GYM BY 9:00 AM


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

Announcements

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.


Facebook

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 

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


Instagram

Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/paxpanther.


Download the CCSD App (It's Free!)




Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

April 19-28 Milestones Assessment
April 27 PTO Meeting
May 4-7 8th graders to DC
May 9 Band Concert
May 13-15 Band Trip
May 14 Panther Prowl 5k 8:00 a.m.
May 14 Hilsman Jubilee
May 20 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony 9:30 a.m.
May 20 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 4-8, 2016 - No School Monday for Students!

Quote of the Week:







Tuesday is a B day.





Scenes from Last Week

This past week we were fortunate to have the Starlab at Hilsman. We even shared the use of it with Gaines Elementary! 

Gaines students getting ready to go into the Starlab!
In 6th grade, one of Ms. Murphy's classes earned a celebration for their work in class as they learned about heliocentric and geocentric theories. They were able to "rock out" to Surfin USA!

Ms. Murphy's class!



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: http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=22744

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: http://www.naturesvisionfundraising.com/***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:

https://www.gofundme.com/dbtmcnp8

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




Art Accomplishments!

A few of Hilsmans' students participated in a National poster contest for an organization called "The Links Incorporated"(The theme focus this year stressed healthy eating for the youth).
Brooke Fraysher, an 8th grader,  won her age division and her artwork will be sent to the regional contest in Atlanta. The winner of the regional contest will have their artwork sent to the national contest, which will be in Las Vegas this year. Congratulations, Brooke!


Seeds of Change Grant

Hilsman Middle School is in the running to receive funding from the Seeds of Change grant to build an elevated, wheelchair-accessible garden area on our campus! Our AmeriCorp Vista, Ms. Erin Seymour, is spearheading this grant that will provide the opportunity for each and every student to experience the wonders of plant growth. It is a nationwide competition and the finalists are chosen by YOU!

Please go to seedsofchangegrant.com, search for HilFarm, and vote to support our project. Share with friends and family as well! Voting is open until April 18th and you may vote once per day per any device you have access to. Any and all votes are appreciated!




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 April 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
To date we have raised $325 toward our goal of $1500 to fund our mural project.


Counseling News


Reminder: Day as a Dawg is a full day event at UGA on April 16, 2016, that is completely FREE! 8th graders will spend the day at the University of Georgia with a UGA mentor to inspire them 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 DUE ON APRIL 6TH.
Click Video Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48WUtD4Wi_JTkV6cVhMM2lURFU/view
Pick-up and return applications to Ms. Moore in the Counseling Department.





Yearbooks!

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.




Athletics

Hilsman:

Tuesday 3-29-16                Soccer vs. BHL (boys) and CMS (girls)  4:30 - 7:00 p.m.



Cedar:

Monday 4-4-16                        Varsity Baseball vs. Flowery Branch 5:55
                                                JV Soccer @ Winder 5:30/7:00
                                                Tennis @ Athens Christian 4:00


Tuesday 4-5-16                       Track vs. Madison Co./Monroe Area 4:30
                                                Varsity Soccer @. Apalachee 5:30/7:30


Wednesday 4-6-16                  Tennis vs. Hart Co. ( Athens Tennis Ctr. ) 4:00
                                                 Varsity Baseball @ Flowery Branch 5:55


Thursday 4-7-16                       MS/JV Track vs. Clarke Central/ACS/BHL/CMS 4:30


Friday 4-8-16                           Varsity Baseball vs. Gainesville 5:55


Saturday 4-9-16                      Cedar-Central Soccer Day @ Clarke Central

                                               JV 11:00/1:00
                                               Alumni 3:30
                                               Varsity 6:00/8:00



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




Announcements

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.


Facebook

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 

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


Instagram

Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/paxpanther.


Download the CCSD App (It's Free!)




Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars


April 4 Professional Learning Day - No Students
April 19-28 Milestones Assessment
May 4-7 8th graders to DC
May 13-15 Band Trip
May 14 Panther Prowl 5k 8:00 a.m.
May 14 Hilsman Jubilee