• Good Morning PATS!


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

    • Wear your mask properly.  This is not optional.  Masks should cover your nose and your mouth at all times during transitions. Help stop the spread – wear your mask, wash your hands with soap and water and try to maintain distance from others.   
    • 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.


    Make-up Track Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, February 2 from 3:15 to 4:45.  You must have a current physical on file.  This is for students who missed the first tryout.


    Hillcrest High is having a meeting for any 8th grader interested in becoming a part of the band's Danceline or Colorguard next year. It's at 5:30pm on Tuesday Feb. 9th in the high school theater. Students will need to bring 1 parent. Mr. Smith has flyers available for anyone interested.


    This year we will celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday February 12th.  Students can purchase candy or flowers for their friends to be delivered on February 12th during their advisory class! Orders for parents will be delivered during 7th period. Candy and carnations are $1 each and a dozen of carnations is $10.  To pre-order candy or flowers, please see Mrs. Elliott in the mornings before advisory next to the bus doors or during advisory if permitted by a teacher. Orders are non-refundable and are due by February 10th. 


    Cheerleading sign-ups will be in the office Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. If you would like to tryout, please sign the list in the office. A mandatory parent interest meeting will be on Feb. 2nd at 5:30. Please let your parent know if you would like to sign up. See Ms. Campbell or Mrs. Jones if you have questions. 


    Don’t forget to return your Course Selection Cards by Friday, January 29th


    The nurse will only sell water during class changes.  Please do not go to the Nurse during class to purchase a water.


    For 7th Grade Students Only: If you are interested in being an Office or Art Assistant next semester, stop by the Main Office for an information packet.  You will be required to get two recommendations from your current teachers.  All recommendations should be turned in by Friday, February 19.  If you are interested in being a Library Assistant for next school year, please stop by the Library between classes and speak to Ms. Nelson.


    Today for lunch we are having:  Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice and 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!