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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hillcrest Middle • 510 Garrison Road • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864) 355-6100 • Fax: (864) 355-6120

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6th Grade Newsletter

Sixth Grade has begun!! Our newsletter keeps you up to date on all that is going on.  Click here to read what is happening at HMS Sixth Grade.


8th Grade Newsletter

Dear Eighth Grade Students and Parents:

             Thank you for a great start to the 2014-15 year!  This class of 355 eighth graders appears to have started out on a positive note!  We feel strongly that this group is up to the challenge of being representative upper-classmen and setting a positive example for their peers in the lower grades. 

Our goal is to keep you updated on all the eighth grade happenings and to provide information needed to make the transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible.  Look for the newsletter with each progress report and report card.  There will be many dates to remember and deadlines to meet this year, such as high school registration and magnet school applications.

We look forward to working with you this year, and if we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or come by the school.

Janet Kirby, Administrator 

Jane Hunnicutt, Guidance Counselor

To Read More, click here.


7th Grade Newsletter


**We researched careers in the computer lab with Barb McPoland, Career Specialist, and found our top five career interests.

**We met our new principal, Ms. Farmer, at our first of the year 7th grade meeting.  She is really cool!

**We Are Walking The Track on Fridays!

Click here to read more.




PTA Reflections Contest

Participate in PTA Reflections!! Art!  Music!! Dance!! Literature! Film Production! Photography!

Theme:  The World Would Be  A Better Place If...

Reflect on the theme. Create an original work.

Click here for more information.

6th Grade Progress Reports

Dear HMS Parents and Students,

           We welcome each of you to your new school family.  It has been such a joy meeting all of our new students and parents.   After a few days of worrying about locker combinations, finding classrooms, and deciphering the A/B schedule for related arts classes, students have made a really smooth transition into middle school.  We have conquered the 3 L’s- Locks, Lockers, and Lunch!  That is a true success.   We have met with all 6th grade students and discussed our expectations, rules, policies, and procedures here @ HMS.  If you have not done so already, please read the school handbook with your child.  It is located in the front of the agenda. 

Many, many students have already been recognized for doing good things here at HMS and have received a Positive Office Referral or have been nominated Wildcat of the Month.  We look forward to seeing many more students doing positive things here at HMS!    

 We’ve had a wonderful start to the new year and look forward to the remainder of the year.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school or send us an email.  Thank you for your support!

In partnership,

       Michi Cortese, Assistant Principal

      Barbara Douglas, Guidance Counselor

Click here for the rest of the 6th grade Newsletter.


Digital movie Making Club

Love Videos and making movies? HMS is forming a Digital Movie Making Club. Read the attached information and return your application by Wednesday, September 17.

Application here.

New School Calendar

Mrs. Acton and her Video Production Class have built a new calendar for the Hillcrest Middle. THere will e a permanent link to the calendar at some point but for now, check it out here.

HMS Calendar


The HMS Volleyball Team was Runner Up in the Upward Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, September 6---- down to the wire with the overall winner, Dawkins Middle School.

We are so proud of the stamina and team spirit shown by our players and the fantastic support from our coaches, parents, grandparents, and Administrators!

 Way to Go Lady Wildcats!

Coaches For Character

Coaches 4 Character is excited to have Bruce Fowler, Furman Head Football Coach, speak at our program on October 6th, 2014 at 7 PM. Join us at Redemption World Outreach Center for a meaningful message from Coach Fowler and a night of unbelievable raffle prizes. Fowler led the Paladins to a Southern Conference Championship last season and is off to a 2-0 start this season. He is sure to lead and inspire your students.

For more information, contact Barb McPoland at 355-6194.

Basketball Workouts Beginning

Basketball workouts begin next week, September 11, 2014. 


Complete sports packet and pay insurance ($10.00) before beginning workouts. The sports packet is available on line at this link.

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.