Welcome to Hillcrest Middle School! 

From the Principal's Desk


October 22, 2015

Dear Wildcat Parents/Guardians,

We hope your school year is progressing nicely and you are enjoying the cooler fall temperatures.  As you are aware, our district's One-to-Global initiative is rolling out this quarter.  During the week of November 16, 2015, students who have paid their $20 user fee will be issued a Chromebook.  These Chromebooks will be taken home and will not be stored at school.  Students will be issued a carrying bag, power cord, and the Chromebook.  This is an enormous investment and should be treated as a serious responsibility.  Students are expected to secure, care for, and bring their fully charged Chromebook to school each day.  Parents are encouraged to pay  the $20 user fee as soon as possible so that your student is able to begin their One-to-Global journey with us.  Students will not be issued a Chromebook until the fee is paid.  Fees are submitted to Mrs. Heishman in the front office at Hillcrest. Checks should be made payable to the school.

The One-to-Global Parent Student Handbook is placed on the school's webpage.  Parents are encouraged to carefully review this handbook with their child.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Diggs (ext. 800) or Mrs. Boykin (ext. 212) here at the school, 803-499-3341.


Mrs. Tarsha Staggers, Principal

Box Tops For Education

Welcome back, Wildcats, to another year of earning and saving!  Our goal for this school year is $1600.00.  Below are some programs for helping us reach this goal:

"Summer Savings Contest" - Deadline to submit is Thursday, September 24th.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three students, top staff member, and three randomly drawn winners!  All prizes will be distributed the following week.  Please see the Box Tops bulletin board in the main hallway for more information.

"Email Sign-Up for 5 Bonus "E" Box Tops" - Sign up on the Box Tops for Education website by Wednesday, September 30th and you will get updates directly from Box Tops, including coupons, sweepstakes, recipes, and details of our school's earnings!  Sign up now at:


Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!!!

Mr. Robert Easley
8th Grade Science

We are proud of you!

Peachjar eFlyers

One-To-Global Parent Orientation

One-to-Global Parent/Student Handbook

 Annual Report To Parents

Click here to read.

2015-2016 School Supply List

Click here for supply list.

2016-2017 Course Catalog 

Please click below to view.

Congratulations to our Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year!!!
2015 -2016

Mrs. Lara K. Richardson
6th Grade ELA

High School Information Night
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Crestwood High School
6:00 P.M.

Click here to view flyer.

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:


One-to-Global Letter to Parents

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


HMS Calendar

Tuesday, February 9
Parent/ Teacher Conference Night
4-6 pm
Progress Reports Issued
Thursday, February 11
Awards Day Program
9:15  -  Grade 6
10:15  -  Grades 7-8
Friday, February 12
Valentine's Day Dance
Sponsored by FBLA and Yearbook
Monday, February 15
Presidents' Day
Full school day for students and teachers
Tuesday, February 16
HMS Military Group
11:15 am