Monday, September 29, 2008

School District News

The Clarke County Board of Education has approved, in concept, a plan to create individual attendance areas for each of the school district's elementary schools. The proposal is designed to help the school district better manage rising transportation costs, balance enrollment at elementary schools, and provide more certainty to families in the enrollment process. The school district will open a new elementary school under construction on Danielsville Road at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year. Tentative plans include opening two additional elementary schools, possibly as early as the 2011-2012 school year. Please go to the following website for more detailed information:

Options to share your feedback on the plan are listed on the web page! Make your voice heard about this important change in the attendance areas for the elementary schools!

Candidate Forum

Save the Date! Monday, October 20th, there will be a school board candidate forum in the evening for school district candidates running for office in Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8. More specific details will be forthcoming. A map of the Clarke County school district zones is located at:

Check this resource to see in which district you reside.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Parent Volunteers Neede for Newsletter

Dr. Price is looking for two parent volunteers to collaborate on developing a bimonthly newsletter for Hilsman Middle School. The newsletter would include dates and events and happenings at Hilsman.

Although we have an email list, only about half the student body is represented on the list.

Please contact Dr. Price directly at:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Letter to seventh grade parents re: science teacher

Dear Parents,
In an effort to keep you informed about the changes in your child’s classroom, I am sending this letter to advise you of recent events in our Science Department at Hilsman Middle School. You may or may not be aware that very recently Mr.Rozier, one of our 7th grade science teachers, decided that teaching middle school was not the right career choice; therefore, he decided to resign his position. Needless to say, this has put us in a bind. We are diligently searching for a replacement that will provide consistency and longevity in this position. We currently have a long-term substitute teacher in the class and during this process we will have other science teachers support the substitute with lesson plans including, but not limited to, the state standards. Please know that I have begun interviewing candidates and hope to fill this position with a qualified teacher as soon as possible.
In closing, I want to thank you for your patience and certainly if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mrs. Kim Reynolds-Manglitz, our Instructional Lead Teacher.
Sincerely yours,
Dr.Tony Price

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Superintendent Search

A public community forum with search consulting team will be held in the Cedar Shoals High School auditorium on Monday, September 15th, at 7:00. Parents and teachers, PLEASE attend and give your input. Board members will not be attending so as to encourage freedom of expression. The consultants will pose questions about the strengths of the district, the challenges the district faces, and the characteristics sought in the next superintendent. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. Please go to and complete the leadership profile survey online. There is a place to submit names of potential candidates for the position.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hilsman fundraiser

Students were supposed to receive permission slips in their homerooms last week for the Pampered Chef fundraiser. These slips were to allow parents/kids to opt-in to the fundraiser. Some kids did not receive these slips so if you didn't get the slip, please see our fundraising page to opt-in:

You can also send an email directly to Jodi Gross to opt-in:

All profits go to the Hilsman PTO and the leading classroom will get a pizza party.