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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Hillcrest Middle • 510 Garrison Road • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864) 355-6100 • Fax: (864) 355-6120

Upcoming Events


Boys' Basketball Playoffs Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bryson Middle


Come cheer our boys on to Victory!

6th Grade Field Trip

6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

Please remember that the final payment for the sixth grade field trip to Pigeon Forge is due by February 3, 2015. A meeting will be held on February 10 at 6:00PM in the HMS Cafeteria to sign up for the hotel room assignments. If you are not present to sign up for the rooms, you or your chld will be assigned to a room by one of the sixth grade teachers or Mrs. Kelli Farmer, the school principal. If you have any questions, call Valerie Powell or Lauren Long at 355-6100.

Thank you,

Valerie Powell

6th Grade Newsletter
Welcome to the second half of 6th grade. The attached newsletter has informaiton about our Students of the Quarter, Positive Referrals and cell phone policies. Read here for all of our news.

7th Grade Newsletter

Can you believe we are halfway through the year? 7th grade is flying by and plans are already being made for the next school year. Read the newsletter to learn about the field trip in April, PAWS for Good Grades and the January students of the month. Click here for the newsletter.

Christian Release Time


 HMS is re-establishing a program called "Release Time". It is a non-denominational Bible study that will be held off campus during a Thursday related arts class. It will be held at Simpsonville First Baptist in downtown Simpsonville.

It is of course optional but requires a registration/permission slip if your child is to attend. Ms. Denise Norman is the supervisor of the program.

Participants will be bussed to and from the church for the 1 hour class. Parent volunteers will be present to escort your child once they reach the church.

The first class will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 during your child's morning related arts class. For  more information, please contact Assistant Principal, Janet Kirby, phone 355-6116.

College Financial AId Workshop


Planning ahead? Attend a Financial Aid Workshop in February as you and your child think about college. Click here for more information.

HMS School Newsletter

Want to know the latest news from HMS? Click here for our latest newsletter!

High School Registration

High School Registration for HMS 8th Grade Students

Wow! It is time for the Hillcrest Middle School 8th grade students to register for their 2015-2016 high school courses. Parents, you have the opportunity to select an appointment for this required and informative meeting at a time that works best with your busy family schedule on the site below.

Click here for more information.

Please sign up using your child's name, not your name.

Sign up for your meeting here.

9th Grade Curriculum Nights at GCSD High Schools

Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Nights will be held at the High Schools for 2015-16.
THe Hillcrest High date was incorrect on this website. Their Curriculum night will be on Feb. 9, 2015.
Carolina High                      Monday,   February 23      6:00 pm
Greenville High                   Tuesday,   February 24      6:30 pm
Mauldin High                      Tuesday,   February 17      7:00 pm
Hillcrest High                      Tuesday, February 9          6:30pm
JL Mann High                       Tuesday, February 17        5:30pm
Southside High                   Tuesday,    February 10      6:00 pm

NAEP Testing

The National Assessment of Educational Progress test will be given to a sample of 50 8th grade students on February 12, 2015. Those students will take math, science and reading tests.

Pre-selected 8th graders will test beginning at 8:45AM and ending around 12:15PM.    

Students will test in two time periods; half at 8:45 and the other half at 10:45. 
8:45 - 10:15 Group A tests, then return to class
10:15 - 10:45 prepare for next test
10:45 - 12:15 Group B tests, then return to class

Participating students have been notified by a letter sent home. For more information on NAEP, go here.