• Good Afternoon PATS!


    Students, here are a few reminders for our campus learners: 


    • Get to class on time! Tardies count in every class. Students with four, six or eight tardies will have After-School Detention. 
    • Backpacks are not allowed in class through the day.  Keep your backpack in your locker until after 6th period.  You can take your backpack to 7th period with you. 
    • Hoods are not allowed inside of the building for safety reasons. We must be able to identify you as you walk through the hallways.  Please be mature and remember to take your hood off while in the hallways.  


    Cell phones should be put up immediately following the first bell.  Students who have their cell phones out, including showing in their back pocket, will have to turn those in to the Main Office.  Once a phone is turned in, your parent/guardian can pick up the phone the next day.  This includes headphones and air pods.  Put your cell phones away until the last bell of the day. 


    Campus Life Ministries will meet on Thursday mornings at 7:30 each week.  Meetings will be held outside at the wooden benches on the front lawn of the school to allow for social distancing.  If you would like to attend, all you need to do is show up on time and be involved.  You will not miss any classes and you will be dismissed when the first bell for school rings.  In the event of rain, meetings will be held under the awning close to the gym.  Make plans to get there on time!


    After-School Tutoring will be held on today and on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays of each week from 3:15 to 5 pm.  Tutoring is available for all subjects, but students who attend need to bring their work with them to tutoring.  If you signed up for tutoring, you can meet in the Library after school today.


    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts for Hillcrest High will be held on April 28 at 3:30 pm in the high school gym. You must have a current physical in order to try out.


    Middle School Girls’ Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, May 3rd and Tuesday May 4th from 3:30 pm to 5 pm in the gym.  Please make sure you have a current physical.


    We are planning a Behavior Incentive Field Trip for all students who exhibit good behavior for this nine weeks.   We will be going skating sometime in May and only students who qualify will be invited to attend.  In order to receive a permission slip, you must not have any discipline issues that include blue sheets, After School Detention, ISI or suspension.  More details about the trip date will come soon.


    Any 6th or 7th grade girl interested in volleyball, tryouts will be April 26th and 27th. If you are an upcoming 7th grader, tryouts will be April 26th from 3:30-5:30. If you are an upcoming 8th grader, tryouts will be April 27th from 3:30-5:30. You must have a physical in order to try out. If you have any questions, please see Coach Robo.


    Tomorrow is our last day of testing for campus learnersWe will not have Advisory this week.  If you are testing, go straight to testing room and if you are not testing, you will go straight to 1st period.  Remember cell phones are not allowed in the testing room.


    Congratulations to several Hillcrest Middle teams in Mrs. Hinton's classes that won top awards in the Alabama Stock Market Game!  We had 5 teams from our school that placed in the top 10 teams!!

    The following students placed at the state level:


    1st place with $148,000 - Rowan Haynes and Shadedra Collins

    3rd place with $121,000 - Maelyn Tinker, Madison Long, and Ivan Cortes Garcia

    5th place with $117,000 - Carson Coleman, Jaida Thomas, Rachael Shanklin, and Adyson Greene-Jenkins

    7th place with $113,000 - Rianna Adams, Sidney Lowery, Jaida Thomas, and Jaelin King

    8th place with $112,000 - Emily Ervin, Kylee Templeton, and Diniya Boston


    Again, congratulations to these hard-working students!  We're so proud of you!



    We will follow the Middle School Exemption Policy for the 4th nine weeks.  This policy will be followed in each class and exemption status is based on your performance in that class.  To be exempt from a nine weeks exam, you must have a 70 average in the class and not have any discipline issues that result in ISI or suspension.  Dates for final exams will be published soon. 


    Today for lunch we are having: Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice & Egg Roll, Wings & Things with Warm Roll, Carrots, Black-Eyed Peas and Fresh Fruit.


    Remember, we are PATS – we are proactive, we are accepting, we are teachable and we are successful. 


    Have an awesome day at Hillcrest Middle!