Sunday, August 26, 2007

August 26, 2007 Update

Picture Day is Friday, August 31

Science Fair has been scheduled for Jan 17, 2008 - time to start

Open House Tuesday, September 11

After School Program
offerings and schedules still not firmed up by
the District yet. A schedule should be available by Open House

Hilsman Cross Country Team

This is the team's second year at HMS. As a result our goals will be
to build on our successful first year, introduce our new student-
athletes to the sport, develop our runners' conditioning, as well as
our ability to compete as a team at meets.

· Information meeting during homeroom on Wednesday, 8/22 from 8:20 to
· Will run from 8/27 to 10/13 (longer if we are able to participate in
the City Championships at the end of the season).
· Tryouts will be conducted as part of regular practices. The final
team roster will be posted on 8/31.
· Practices:
o Monday (4:00 to 5:15)
o Tuesday (4:00 to 5:15)
o Thursday (4:00 to 5:15)
o Additional practices will be added as needed to prepare for
scheduled meets.

· Running shorts, not basketball shorts.
· Running shoes, not basketball shoes - Bulldog sports has a good
selection and will offer HMS Cross Country team members a 20% team
discount. Saucony is a good, reasonably priced running shoe.
· A light shirt, water bottle, sunscreen, etc.


· Students will need to be picked up by a parent at 5:15pm. No student
will be allowed to ride with a friend without written and signed
permission from their parent. These letters will be kept on file.

Date Day Place Time
9/6 th Cedar Shoals H.S. 4:15
9/15 sa Athens Academy 8:45am
9/25 th Athens Academy 4:15pm
10/4 th Athens Academy 4:15pm
10/13 sa Oglethorpe County H.S. 9am
10/23 tu * Athens Academy *TBD City Championships

Team performance:
· The policy of Hilsman Cross Country Team is that every team member
will be expected to maintain good behavior and grades. All team
members are "student athletes". Therefore, team members must do their
best, both in terms of grades and behavior, in practice and in school.
Poor behavior, insufficient participation or failing grades will
result in dismissal from the team.
· All team members must have a completed physical and be academically
eligible in order to participate.
· All team members must have signed parent permission to practice off
of the HMS campus.

Team Member Expectations:
All team members will be expected to -
· Dress out and be on time for all practices and meets
· Encourage and support all team members
· Practice sportsmanship
· Do their best during practice and in school

More Information:
For more information about the Hilsman XC Team please contact Coach
Oulevey at (706) 207-9412.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

First PTO meeting this Monday, August 20

The first Hilsman PTO meeting will be held this Monday, August 20 at
6pm in the Hilsman Media Center. We will discuss PTO initiatives for
the coming year, go over funding, and the administration will report
on the first week of school and upcoming items of importance. We hope
to have coffee provided by one of our fundraising partners.

Please plan on attending!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Welcome to the 2007-08 School Year

As you probably know, school begins Monday, Aug 13. There are a couple of activities this week for preparation:

Thursday Aug 9

Sixth Grade Transition Camp, 2:30-5:30 (Students Only)
Sixth Grade Orientation 5:30-6:30 (Parents Included)

Friday Aug 10

Sixth Grade Orientation Backup 9-10 am (Parents Included)
Seventh & Eighth Grade Orientation 10:30-11:30 (Parents Included)

We need a few parent volunteers to help prepare and serve hot dogs, etc for the Sixth Grade Camp. If you can help, please contact Laura Trammell asap at Parents of seventh & eighth grade students are requested.

Kroger Fundraiser

Please go to our web page ( and print out the Kroger fundraiser page. The page has a bar code on it that you have scanned at Kroger and linked to your Kroger Plus Card. If you did this last year, you still have to do it fresh this year. This is the easiest fundraiser ever!Printouts will also be available at orientation.

First PTO Meeting
First PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday August 20 at 6pm in the Media Center.

If you have anything to send out or want to add a friend to this list, please send an email to