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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Hillcrest Middle • 510 Garrison Road • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864) 355-6100 • Fax: (864) 355-6120

Upcoming Events

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Our staff and students really enjoyed Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!!


8th Grade Superlatives for 2014-15

8th Grade Superlatives 


Most Caring

Raymaar Durham

Sarah Swoap

Most Likely To Pursue A Career In Art

Javier Laurnaga & Christian Tanner

Allison Johnson & Giselle Ramirez

Most Trustworthy

Spencer Shaw

Rachel White

Most Likely To Appear On The Voice

Braden Clark & Erik Martinez

Tashala Bunkley & Savannah Snyder

Most Helpful

Xavier Conquest

Destiny Dionne

Most Likely To Succeed

Ben Hodges

Julie Ann Howard

Best Personality

Preston Butler

LizBeth Tello

Most Likely To Become An Attorney

Andrew Anderson & Josh Geden

Madison Arceneaux

Most School Spirit

Alex Salazar

Samantha Speaks

Most Technological

Carson Black & Gus Osborne

Elizabeth Chandler & Yazmin Martinez

Most Creative

Desmond Allen

Hannah Speaks

Most Outgoing

Kenneth Alexander

Blaire Acton

Most Athletic

Will Sims & Branson Taylor

Destiny Barksdae & Auri Bruster

Most Likely To Be A Member Of A

 College Marching Band

Gage Banks

Jalyn Van Every


HMS Geography Bee

HMS 2014 National Geography Bee Winners!!

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 School Winner is Andrew Baxley

Grade level winners are Nick Cannon, Dorothy Campbell and Andrew Baxley.


Award for HMS SRO Russ Holthaus

RussCongratulations to Russ Holthaus for being chosen Simpsonville  SRO of the Year!!

6th Grade Newsletter

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Winter break is right around the corner and before we know it, June will be here. We have enjoyed getting to know your children this year. This group of 6th graders has done very well adjusting to life as middle schoolers and they are truly a sweet group of kids. Mrs. Cortese has met with students who did not pass 1 or more academic subjects 1st quarter. Letters were sent home and should have been returned with a parent signature. If you have not seen this letter, please ask your child for it, and if you have seen it and have not returned it, please sign and return it to school.

Please click here for more information about our 6th graders, All A's and Positive referrals.

Michi Cortese, 6th Grade Principal

Career Day Was a Stunning Success!!

Career Day Part 3



Career Day Part 2


Career Day Part 1

7th Grade Newsletter

 The past two months have been busy ones for the 7th grade. They collected food for the homeless, cheered on sports teams and worked on grades. Click here for the whole newsletter.

HMS News

A Note from your Principal

During this season of Thanksgiving, I am reminded, once again, of what a blessing it is to be a part of the Hillcrest Middle School family.  The outpouring of support for our students, our school, and our community is simply unbelievable.

As the year progresses, I continue to be more and more impressed with our Hillcrest Middle School family.    Please allow me to thank each and every family for helping us to have a successful first quarter (and a half) to this school year.  Our students are seeing great success in the classroom, and they are working diligently to make a positive difference outside of the classroom.  Our teachers are working collaboratively to create rigorous, yet engaging learning experiences for our students. 

Thank you to our student families, bus drivers, school nurse, SRO, custodians, cafeteria workers, counselors, media specialists, teachers, aides, office workers, PTA, SIC, and administrative team for all working together as an important piece of the complete puzzle of success for our students.  It takes every single one of us to support our kids appropriately.

Again, it is a blessing to be a part of HMS. 

Kelli P. Farmer

Principal, HMS

 For more news, click here.

8th Grade Newsletter

Dear Parents:

We hope you all had a very restful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday - we are definitely thankful for all of the support shown by our parents and the super effort given by all of our eighth graders! We believe all students are special and unique, and if there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to call or email.

You need to stay updated with all that is going on at HMS---8th graders have so many things going on related to high school next year. Information is available on the school website, school Facebook page, e-mails, newsletters, and if there is a question or concern call for clarification.

Click here for the full newsletter.

Janet Kirby and Jane Hunnicutt


Hillcrest Middle Youtube Channel
Click here for the link to the Hillcrest Middle Youtube Channel.

Buy Your Yearbook Now

Order your Hillcrest Middle yearbook now!  Order directly from Josten's at


Or order one from the Hillcrest Middle Office by sending $30 to Mrs. Bruce in the office. The deadline to orderyearbook is January 15, 2015.