Monday, February 25, 2008

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, Feb 26, 7-9pm
This is a Parent Support Workshop run by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel to give parents tools for help with homework, behavior,etc., also some assistance with High School issues.


Math Counts

It is my privilege and honor to inform you that Hilsman swept all before them at the Northeast Georgia Mathcounts competition last Friday. As a teacher at Hilsman I felt very proud of our students who performed with wonderful professionalism at the contest. Not only did we finish first in the team competition, Cathy Deng also managed to perform well enough to win the top place for individual excellence. To top it all, three out of the four members of the second team won places to compete in the state finals. So now Hilsman has more than half of the students who will compete in the State finals. If you see these students in the hall please congratulate them – they represented our school with class.
Cathy Deng
Jason Ye
John Bolen
Mike Xiao
Xing Gao
Akshay Hariani
Anise Crane

Shareef Bacchus
Mathematics Tutor

Spelling Bee Regional Competition

1st place: Cathy Deng (she will compete in the state tournament in Atlanta in March)

Regional Science Fair

Best of Show in Middle School: Jason Ye

1st place:
Logan Glenn
Madison Hogan
Daniel Harrison

2nd place:
Xing Gao
Erin Hollander
Cathy Deng
Maggie Bergmann

3rd place:
Aubrey Bullock

Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award: Xing Gao
Society for Science and the Public Award: Maggie Bergmann, Jason Ye, Erin Hollander
Jackson EMC Award: Jason Ye

1st and 2nd place winners will go on to the state competition in April


The girl's basketball team fell to Clarke Middle in the championship game, however it was their only loss of the season. Great season everyone.

Panic at Hilsman

Sonny Ortiz, Justus Ortiz’s father, is coming in to share with 7th grade social studies classes on Friday, Feb. 29th. Mr. Ortiz is the percussionist for Widespread Panic. He will be bringing in a number of percussion instruments, especially drums, from various African and Asian cultures. This will serve as the culminating activity for a study of African and Asian cultures and a great way to end our celebration of Black History Month.

New Signs

In case you haven't noticed, Hilsman is getting new signs at the entrance. If conditions allow there is also a landscaping plan to go with them. The signs are being funded via SPLOST.

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