Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art Decko and Lice

Hilsman students are part of the new public art being installed in the College Ave parking garage as part of the Art Decko project. An opening reception is March 1, 2-3pm in the garage. More info here:


Recently Hilsman sent home a letter about Lice since there was a case found at school. In case you didn't get that letter it is available here:


Hilsman Success at Regional Science Fair

Hilsman students made us all proud at the regional Science Fair held at Athens Tech. Hilsman is the only CCSD middle school to be sending students to the state fair to be held in April. Seven of our 10 students placed. Six will advance to the state level. The winners were:

Grand prize:Daniel Harrison

1st place
Erin Hollander

2nd place
Anna Staddon
Jeremy Mote
Evan Knox
Jeff Bellah

3rd place
Virgille Sonon

Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Erin Hollander

US Navy/Marine Corps
Anna Staddon

All 1st and 2nd prize winners will go to the state finals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Publix fundraiser

If you or your friends or family shop at Publix you can help donate money to Hilsman without costing you a penny. Hilsman has received keychain cards that you can use every time you go to Publix. These cards are different from the ones at Kroger in that they are printed especially for Hilsman and are not linked to any individual so big brother can not track you! Cards are available in the school office and will be distributed at other events. These cards never expire and can be used at any Publix in Georgia, AL, SC and TN.

Box Tops for Education

Remember that the Box Tops for Education is a year-round activity. Tops can be brought in at any time. Put in a baggie or envelope with the Homeroom teacher's name on it. The school has already made a couple hundred dollars from this already.

School Supplies

Last year the PTO sponsored a program where you could pre-buy school supplies for the next school year at the end of this school year. Supplies were delivered the first day of classes. The kits were based on Hilsman teachers' official supplies lists. We are considering offering this service again this year, but we need to see if there is any interest. Please let us know your opinion. More info about the vendor is at http://www.schoolkidz.com

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hilsman News


The Hilsman Middle School JROTC Drill Team will be participating in two competitions within the next 30 days. On February 28th the team will travel with the Cedar Shoals High School team to Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. On March 7 they will again join the CSHS team at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega to compete. Our drill team has represented HMS extremely well this year and has more than held its own against drill teams from established, high school JROTC programs.

High School Registration – It’s Sooner Than You Think!

Rising 9th Grade Parent Advisement Night
February 19, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Hilsman Middle School
· Welcome – Dr. Anthony Price, Hilsman Middle School
· Transition to High School – Ron Jones, CSHS Counselor
· Questions and Answers
· Advisement – Discuss course recommendations with teachers, choose electives, meet with high school counselors
· Refreshments

CCSD Spelling Bee

Congratulations, Andrew Bryant! Andrew, an 8th grade HMS student, placed 2nd in the CCDS Spelling Bee.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winter News

PTO Meeting and Title 1 Meeting

The next scheduled PTO meeting is Monday, February 9 at 6pm. Prior to that there will be a Title 1 meeting at 5:30. The Title 1 meeting will discuss the ways that Hilsman utilizes its Title 1 funds, etc. Meet in the Media Center

Competition Cheerleading

For any rising freshman interested in Competition Cheerleading @ CSHS:Mandatory Information Meeting February 17, @ 5 p.m. in the CSHS cafeteria. All tryout information will be given at that time. Any questions; email Kari Speakman: speakmank@clarke.k12.ga.us

Foundation for Excellence in Public Education

There are many fine teachers at Hilsman who deserve to be nominated for one of these awards; unfortunately last year HMS had only one nominee. One of our trustees, Dr. Maxine Easom, is making an appointment with Dr. Price to see how the FFE can help make sure that our faculty and staff are well represented. There are three particular awards that we simply must have nominees for: the Kilpatrick Middle School Teaching award, the Teacher of Promise Award for those teaching less than four years, and the Teacher of Excellence Award for those teaching four years or more.

See the press release here:

University of Virginia Summer Programs

University of Virginia Summer Programs - In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 30th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2008-2009 school year may apply to attend a twelve day session. Applications can be submitted on-line at http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/sep or by mailing a paper application to us. The applications are available on our website. If you have any questions please contact us at 434-924-3182 or curry-sep@virginia.edu.