Wednesday, January 30, 2008

February Important Dates and more Congratulations

February Dates to note

Friday, February 8th End of progress report period
Monday, February 11th: PTO Meeting, 6pm in HMS Media Center
Thursday, February 14th: Adopt-A-Class
Friday, February 15th: Progress Reports Distributed
Monday, February 18 -- Professional Learning Day
Saturday, February 23rd: Regional Science Fair at Athens Tech

Congratulations to Hilsman 4-H CPA participants

Hilsman students fared especially well at the 4H CPA competition on Saturday, January 26. We are
very proud of all the students who competed.

Except as noted, all received first place in their respective categories:
Adrian Haynes - Conservation and Recycling
Valeria Bermeo - Dog Care and Training
Kemarcis Howard - Food Safety and Preservation
Hannah Sanders - Health
Breanna Derricotte - Ocean Ecology
Christine Jahng - Performing Arts Instrumental
Brison Brown - Time and Money Management (Sweepstakes Winner)
Jamia Johnson - Time and Money Management
Audrey Smith - Using Water Wisely

For more info about the 4H program, please contact the County 4H agent at

Volunteers Needed

Teacher appreciation

HMS PTO will be sponsoring a faculty/staff luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 (Fat Tuesday). We are serving a Cajun Menu and need your help. If you'd like to help by cooking or donating an item please contact us at
This will avoid getting too many of one item and not enough of another. We need all nonperishable store bought items by Monday, Feb. 4(you can give them to Mrs. Smith in the office). Food items need to be in the conference room before 9:00am on Tues, Feb. 5. People that are willing to make a dish for the luncheon we have receipes...we just need volunteers. Some of the dishes include, red beans and rice, sweet potato souffle, cornbread, bread pudding, pecan pies, corn maque choux (don't forget we have receipes for all of these dishes if you need them). Please contact Kelly directly at jukso@aol.comAnna Steffl and Kelly Sanders - PTO food coordinators

Volunteer Hosts for Principal's coffees needed

Once again, Dr. Price would like to hold Principal's coffees in the homes of parents that live in neighborhoods that feed Hilsman. Parents in the general vicinity would be invited to attend and to ask questions of Dr. Price and his administrative staff. Coffees usually last about an hour and a half and a light dessert could be served. He would like to hold a meeting once a month through the end of the school year and then pick it up again when we start back to school. This is just another way of having a dialogue with the parents of the children served by Hilsman. We need a parent/guardian willing to step up and kick things off by holding the first coffee in March. Please contact Dr. Pice at or reply back to this email.

Test Monitors needed

Parent volunteers are needed to help with hall monitoring for the CRCT test (April 8,9,10, 14 and 15 from 8:30-11:30). Last year we had about six volunteers. Anyone who volunteers in the building will have to have a background check unless they were checked last year. Please contact Georgie Bullock at or 706-548-7281 ext. 29240 or just reply back to this email

Monday, January 28, 2008

Congratulations Students!

Science Fair
Hilsman Students had a great showing at the School District Science Fair competition this past Saturday. An asterick (*) indicates that they will go on to regional competition.

Animal Science
1st Maggie Bergmann*
3rd Jeff Bellah Behavioral
1st Anna Schramski*
2nd Madison Hogan*
1st Cathy Deng*
3rd Taylor Hallenbeck
1st Logan Glenn*
3rd Zoe Bolen
Environmental Science
1st Xing Gao*
1st John Bolen*
Medicine & Health
1st Justus Ortiz*
2nd Kidron Bullock/Mariah Pettis*
1st Daniel Harrison*
2nd Aubrey Bullock*
2nd Erin Hollander*
Plant Science
1st Jason Ye*
3rd Christine Jahng

Academic Team
The Hilsman Academic team placed Second at the recent PAGE Academic Bowl. They were the only undefeated team going into the finals and the overall points leader, but fell in the finals. The team will be competing again at other events.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Welcome back!

Welcome back to school everyone!

Parents of Eighth Graders - Cedar Shoals is hosting an important meeting for parents of students rising to ninth grade next year. The registration process and other important aspects of high school will be presented. Thursday, January 24th, 6:00 p.m., Cedar Shoals Auditorium.

Congratulations to the Spelling Bee winners:Cathy Deng - 1st placeJay Morris - runner up

Science Fair is January 17

Next Basketball dates are:
1/17 at Clarke Middle
1/24 at Home against Burney-Harris
Tip off at 4:30

Don't forget to pick up your funraiser coffee at the Village Herb Shoppe