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6th Grade Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! We have the first half of the year behind us and less than another half to go. Our students have survived 6th grade year so far and are doing great! If your child is in
danger of failing a subject or subjects for the year, he/she still has time to improve his/her grade(s) for the year. Mrs. Cortese & Ms. Hunnicutt will meet with all students who are in danger of failing one or more academic subject areas for the year, and a letter will also be sent home. Please read over this letter, sign it and return the bottom portion to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Good luck to all students for the remainder of the school year! You need to continue to study, do AND turn in homework, projects and other class assignments. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at the school. If you would like to schedule a conference, please call the guidance office at 355.6114.

Kind regards,
Michi Cortese, Assistant Principal, 355.6113
Jane Hunnicutt, School Counselor, 355.6117

Read the rest of the newsletter at this link.

Job Fair


8th Grade Orlando Field Trip Parent Meeting

8th Grade Orlando Field Trip Parent Meeting (all participants and their parents must attend)

Monday 1/28 6:30pm HMS cafeteria

We will discuss roommates, groups, hotel information, medical information, procedures, safety info, and arrival and departure times.

CHAPERONES: Must complete the Level 2 Volunteer form for the district in order to attend the trip. Please do this ASAP. All Level 2 Volunteer Forms/applications are located on the school district website. (Note: it can take up to 2 weeks to process.) Please notify the school once your application has been submitted and approved.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night Presentation for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

JL Mann Curriculum Night

Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30-7:00

This drop-in is an opportunity to get to speak with teachers in the various departments at J. L. Mann HS about the courses they will teach for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students will not sign up for courses during Curriculum Night. 

Curriculum Night for Rising 6th Grade Students

You’re invited to Hillcrest Middle School’s annual
Rising 6th grade
Curriculum Night
Where: Hillcrest Middle School Cafeteria
When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 6pm

• Come visit the school and tour the 6th grade hall.
• Meet the Administration, Counselor and Teachers.
• Receive information concerning registration for 2019-2020
• Come find out about Related Arts choices.

For more information, click on the link.

Attendance Information

Welcome to the Hillcrest Middle  Attendance Information Page. You can find answers to questions you may have regarding your child's attendance. Please feel free to call our school office for any questions at 355-6101

Here are a few reminders to help you and your student have a successful year at HMS:

School starts promptly at 8:25am.
No early dismissals after 2:15pm.
Students are allowed to miss 10 school days each year.
School is dismissed at 3:15 pm.
A parent must send a note for ANY absence or it will remain unexcused.
Students should be picked up from school no later than 3:45 pm.

Submit This Form For Your Child's Absence.

Email a Scanned Doctor's Excuse - aalee@greenville.k12.sc.us


All County Band

 Hillcrest Middle had 5 students selected as members of this year's All County Band.  That means we have 5 of the BEST musicians in Greenville County at our school! 

Please congratulate Anna Reid (flute), Bryan Salvatierra (clarinet), Kevin Buie (clarinet), Megan Edwards (clarinet), and Riley McGrail (alto saxophone) on their selection to this very prestigious group! 

ACE Awards Nominations

ACE AwardsThe ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please or go online to coaches4character.com and click the nominate button at the top of the page.  You can also complete a paper application, available in the School Counseling Office.  All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2019. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony on May 15, 2019.

Clear Bag Policy

GCS Announces Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events

Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues.  This means spectators prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items.  Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses.  Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search.  For more information, go to this link.

HMS Yearbooks For Sale


Hillcrest Middle School yearbooks are on sale.


Order form link is here.

Publix Partners

HMS families:

Publix is changing their school incentive program. There will be no more keychain cards. 

If you already have a Publix account, simply log in, Select- the Go to My Account tab- under your name. Select- My Publix partner box and select or type in HILLCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL.
To support our school, sign up for Publix Partners through your www.publix.com account (set up is easy if you don't already have one) and select Hillcrest Middle School.

Then, enter your phone number at checkout each time you make an eligible purchase.

This is an easy way to support HMS.

Bus Arrivals Document

Safety and Respect Rules for School Buses and Drivers.

·         RESPECT for drivers and expectations of safety

·         Sit properly in seats (backs on the back of the seats, book bags in your laps, mouths closed) 

·         Aisle has to be clear at all times; no one near/leaning on the emergency exit

·         Stay in seats at all times

·         Phones/music ONLY with earbuds or headphones – No speakers

Link to End of the Day  Bus Arrival Document