Thursday, October 27, 2016
510 Garrison Road • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864) 355-6100 • Fax: (864) 355-6120

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6th Grade Newslwtter

1st Quarter Newsletter

Dear HMS Parents and Students,

Happy Fall! We have the first quarter behind us and the students have done wonderfully
getting adjusted to life as a middle schooler. We appreciate your continued support for our
students and our school. It was a pleasure meeting so many of you at Open House and at
individual conferences. The Children’s Little Theatre spoke to us about bullying and the
signs of bullying and the Get Smart program spoke to students about good choices, motivation
and dealing with peer pressure. This week we’ve had a great experience pledging to
be drug free and learning the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. We are in the
midst of planning our Career Day that will be held on December 2. If you would like to
volunteer to present on Career Day, contact our Career Development Facilitator, Melissa
Henderson at 355.6112. Please remember if you ever have any questions or concerns do
not hesitate to contact us at school by phone or email. The Parent Portal is available for
all parents of Greenville County students. The portal provides parents access to all grades,
attendance, specific assignments and more. In order to have access, you need a confidential
password. If you do not have this information, please come by the school to pick up
your password and directions. Only a legal guardian or parent with the proper ID is allowed
to pick up this information.


Michi Cortese, Assistant Principal– 355.6113
Jane Hunnicutt, School Counselor– 355.6117

Student Built Cabin

Sixth grade student Jaylin Madden built a cedar cabin and donated it to the HMS Media Center.  The door opens and shuts. There is a chimney and the attention to detail is wonderful!! Thank you so much. We have the cabin on display and will proudly keep it in a place of honor.


Box Tops For HMS

Students, it's contest time again.  Get your scissors out and clip and turn in those box tops

Collection boxes, one for each grade, will be located on the cafeteria platform the week of Monday, October 24 thru Friday October 28, 2016.

Forms are available in the front office and on HMS website.   Box tops can also be submitted in plastic bags or envelopes.  We will take them all, except expired ones.

Please make sure you put them in the correct collection box.

The grade with the most box tops submitted will get a WEEK of sit anywhere you want lunch.


Questions you can email

Box Tops Form

Patriot's Pen Contest

 VFW Post 6734 hosts an annual essay contest. Ms. Carla McDaniel, 7th grade teacher, sponsors the contest for Hillcrest Middle.  For more information, click on the brochure links below,


Link to Brochure page 1

Link to Brochure page 2

Read Your Way To The Big Game

Clemson   Pick a team--the Clemson Tigers or the USC Gamecocks!! Read 6 books between now and October 30 and qualify to

     win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl!!


Each winner will receive four tickets, sideline pases and pre-game activities!! Watch for the foem, your student brings home, write down the titles of the books they read and return the form to the school library before October 30.

Need a copy of the forms, click here for page 1, here for page 2.


HMS Twitter Account

HMS now has a Twitter account. Our username is  hms_wildcats. Join us on our journey through the school year!

Free Breakfast For All Students

We are pleased to announce that all Greenville County Schools locations will now offer Universal Free Breakfast to all students, regardless of the student’s free and reduced meal status.

The below 2016-2017 meal prices include a $0.10 lunch increase for paid students and adults. 




Paid Student



Reduced Student



Free Student







Rosetta Stone for ESOL Parents

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.


If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.

HMS Yearbooks For Sale

jostensThis is the last week to order yearbooks and get a free icon on the front cover. You can order online at or bring in your money and order form to Mrs. Adams in room 117. Yearbooks can be ordered after this date but will not have the icons on the front.

Order by September 9 for the icon.

Order your HMS Yearbook on line. No sending in money and waiting on a receipt. Order directly from Jostens. The price is $35.00 which includes the name on the cover of the book and an icon.

Click this link to order.

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