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.

Come join us for School Spirit Night at Sweet Frog!!!

We're there every Wednesday night from 4pm - 8pm.

Sponsored by the Hillcrest Middle School PTSA

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

Mrs. Lara K. Richardson
6th Grade ELA

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

Mon, Nov 23 - Fri, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holidays

No School

Mon, Nov 30 - Fri, Dec 4
Book Fair

Monday, November 30
Operation Get Smart

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tue, Dec 1 - Tue, Dec 8
Winter Map Testing
December 1-8, 2015
ELA and Math