Welcome to Hillcrest Middle School! 

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!!!

Mrs. Sheila Ragin Choice
District Finalist Honor Roll Teacher

We are proud of you!

Box Tops for Education!



New contest deadline is Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  Get your box tops in now!

Click the link below for more information:

Flyer for February Contest, half sheet 2-15.docx


From the Principal's Desk

January 23, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your student(s) for a wonderful and productive first semester.  As we head into the second semester with anticipation of greater achievement, we will continue to focus on communication as a key component to our school's academic success.

A Parent/Teacher Conference Night has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Hillcrest Middle School.  This will be a walk-in event where teachers will be available to discuss your concerns.  Also, January 28th is the date report cards are to be issued, and they will be available to you during the conference.  If unable to attend, the report cards will be sent home with the students the following day.  If your child is failing any class, I strongly encourage you to call the Guidance Department and schedule a one on one conference with the teacher.  Communication again is very important in resolving issues and insuring the student's future success.

On Friday, January 30th, the eighth grade will be taking a trip to the Career Center for a tour.  Monday, February 2nd is "Ground Hog Shadow" day, or job shadowing day, where students will experience firsthand what a career day entails.  Hopefully, these events will put a spark of forward thinking into the students, giving them a desire to work diligently while in school to attain a future goal.

Again, I want to thank you for helping to make Hillcrest a positive and valuable learning experience in your student's life.  If you ever have any questions, or wish to speak with me, don't hesitate to call or stop by the office.


Tarsha B. Staggers, Principal

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Attention 6th & 7th Grade Girls interested in cheerleading for Hillcrest next school year!!!

Cheer tryouts will be held the week after spring break!
You must have a physical dated after April 1, 2015 in order to participate.

Have your parents schedule your appointments as soon as possible!!!

Congratulations to Alva McIntyre, HMS Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year!

All schools in Sumter School District are required to perform emergency drills with our staff and students over the course of the year.  These drills consist of:


Patriot After-School Program

Students will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm.

School Physicals

A doctor will be available to do physicals at Hillcrest on April 1 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  Students must have a signed Parent Permission Form and $20.00 (cash only).  In order to try out for any school sport, students MUST submit a Sumter School District Physical Form ONLY!  Forms must be dated after April 1, 2015 to be valid for the 2015-2016 school year.

School Physical Forms are in the main office.

SIC Meeting Minutes
November 2014

Click here to read. 


 ALL seventh graders are REQUIRED to get the Tdap vaccine to protect against whooping cough (pertussis).

Students who have not had a Tdap vaccination may not be allowed to attend school



Today, 3/27/2015
High: 60 Low: 37
Rain showers
75% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/28/2015
High: 55 Low: 29
Mostly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.

HMS Calendar

Mon, Mar 2 - Tue, Mar 31
NJHS Cystic Fibrosis Project
Student Council Pennies for Patients
Friday, March 27
Track Event Fundraiser
Saturday, March 28
American Heart Walk
Monday, March 30
Benchmark / ELA / Writing