Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Reading

Updated Summer Reading List

This is an updated list with specific titles for each grade. There is also a reading log.

Please encourage your child to read over the summer and record his/her reading on the reading log. Any completed logs should be turned in to his/her Language Arts teacher for the 2008-2009 school year for a quiz grade. Included is also the list for next year’s Battle of the Books.

List and Log are available at:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Summer Activities

Here are some summer activities to consider

Summer reading list

We have posted the summer reading list on our webpage:

The list includes next year's Battle of the Books selection. Hilsman has been the County Champ for the last four years so plan on next year and start your reading early.

Summer swimming

East Athens Swim Team
Where: Green Acres/Crestwood Pool
635 Brookwood Drive
Athens, GA 30605
Who: boys and girls ages 4-18
When: Mid May thru July
For more information please visit our or 706-354-4412

Parents meeting on Monday May 19 at 6pm at the pool

• Come join the fun this summer, while learning and improving your swim skills
• Quality coaching, supervised, and safe for all ages.
• Promote a positive attitude and good sportsmanship.
• Encourage family involvement
• Swim a thon to earn swim prizes such as goggles and swim suits
• Practices in the mornings and evenings Monday thru Friday. Come to as many as you can. You are not required to attend all practices.
• You do not need to be a member of the Green Acres Pool to join the swim team
• Come and make new friends and join old ones.
• Strive for healthy competition while having fun

The Athens Farmers' Market: Local and Sustainable

I want to invite you to come visit a new bigger, better farmers'market as it opens this Saturday at Bishop Park. It will feature our farmers' best pick of fresh sustainably-grown produce as well as local hand-made and home-made crafts, direct-trade coffee, freshly baked breads and other treats. The market will run every Saturday from May17th to the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Hours of operation will be8am to 1pm.

In honor of its opening we will have a Grand Opening Celebration onMay 17th and we invite you to attend!

Interested in selling produce or local hand-made/home-made crafts at the market? Need a map to Bishop Park? Visit for more information!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Next Year's Math, end of this year, summer fun

Next Year's Math Curriculum

We will have an informational meeting about the Middle School Mathematics Curriculum for next year on Monday, May 19 at 6:00 PM in the Media Center. You will find out from Instructional Services background information and detail as we prepare for next year. This will be informative and will last about 1 hour. This is for Hilsman Parents as the school requested this meeting for the families of Hilsman.

Band Concert

There is a Band Concert tonight (May 13) in the school gym

End of Year Ceremonies

End of the year ceremonies will be held the first of next week. Sixth grade on Monday, Seventh grade on Tuesday and Eighth grade on Wednesday. Details later this week.

Swim Team

If your student is interested in learning to swim better and to compete as well, please consider joining the East Athens Swim Team for the summer. Parent meeting is Monday May 19 at 6pm at the Green Acres Pool, 650 Brookwood Dr. For more information see or call 706-354-4412