Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hilsman School Supplies for 2008-09

For those of you who didn't order your supplies already, here are the school supply lists as presented to the PTO at the end of last year:

Sixth Grade

All students will need:
Two combination locks
One Trapper Keeper type notebook
Notebook dividers- 1 set
1 pencil bag that goes in the Trapper KeeperNotebook
paper-loose leaf to be kept in Trapper Keeper
Pencils for math
A hand-held pencil sharpener with a cover for shavings
2 blue ink pens
2 black ink pens
2 red ink pens
1 red paper folder with brads in the middle and pockets
1 yellow paper folder with brads in the middle and pockets
1 green paper folder with brads in the middle and pockets
1 blue paper folder with brads in the middle and pockets
1 pkg highlighters in yellow (Two highlighters is enough)
1 pkg colored pencils
All book bags must fit into the lockers and remain there during the day. We suggest buying the smallest book bag a Trapper Keeper and two books would fit into.

Wish list for teachers:
1 ream of computer paper
1 pkg dry erase markers
1 box tissues
1 bottle hand sanitizer


Seventh Grade

4 – 1” binders each a different color
blue and black pens
regular pencils (not mechanical)
wide rule notebook paper
graph paper (1/2”)
10 dividers
enclosed pencil sharpener
colored pencils
4 pencil bags which clips into each notebook
memo size (2”) sticky notes – 4 pack
inexpensive scientific calculator
rulers (need metric and standard measurements)


Eighth Grade

3 ring binders (2 to 3)
Composition Notebooks (black & white marbled or colored ones)- paper is hard to tear out
Colored Pencils
Colored Marker
Index Cards (2 packs)
Filler Paper
Spiral Notebooks (2)
Graph Paper
Scientific Calculator
Pens (Black & Blue)

Teachers request:

Boxes of Tissue
Reams of Paper
Hand Sanitizer

Orientation and other startup activities

I have had a few questions about these items. I have added a note.

Transition Camp for 6th Grade – Tuesday, August 5th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. This is for students only.
Orientation – 6th Grade, Wednesday, August 6th , 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 This is for students and their parents
Orientation – 7th and 8th Grade, Wednesday, August 6th , 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. This is for students and their parents
Band Registration is Monday, Aug 4, 2-7 pm in the Hilsman Band Room. Students can come play all the different band instruments. Instruments will also be available for lease or purchase.
School starts Thursday Aug 7.
First PTO meeting is Monday, Aug 18 at 6pm in the Media Center

Friday, July 18, 2008

August Orientation

Welcome back to Hilsman!

The following is the plan for orientation in early August

1. August 6- Grades 6-8 Orientation. 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM 6th grade and 7-8 will be from 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM. Parents will briefly meet staff and receive schedules, a similar format we have used in prior years.

2. August 5- (Tentative date) still working on time for Transition Camp for 6th graders only. Will finalize early next week and let community/parents know finalized dates, times and other pertinent information. Stay tuned for further information.

You will also be getting a mailing from the school.