Welcome to Hillcrest Middle School! 

From the Principal's Desk


August 4, 2015

Dear Hillcrest Students and Parents

Greetings and welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.  I trust and hope that you had an enjoyable summer and are anticipating an exciting school year.  All students will begin the school year on Monday, August 17th at 8:00 AM.  Please find below some very important information.

School Information
Principal:  Tarsha B. Staggers
Assistant Principal:   Neil Baldwin
Address:   4355 Peach Orchard Road
                    Dalzell, SC 29040
Phone:  (803) 499-3341      Fax:  (803) 499-3353
School Day:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School's Website:   http://hms.sumterschools.net

New Student Orientation
New student orientation for 7th and 8th graders will be held on Wednesday, August 12, at 2:00 PM.  During orientation, the faculty will be introduced, an overview of the student handbook will be provided, the school uniform policy will be reviewed, and the transportation department will be available to answer bus questions.  Other important information concerning the opening days of school will be covered as well.  Payment of required fees will be accepted in the gym immediately following orientation.

School Visits
Parents are always welcome at Hillcrest Middle School.  We invite our parents to visit their child's class or have lunch with their child.  Guests should report to the front office immediately upon arrival and secure a visitor's pass.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
Drop off time for car riders is no earlier than 7:30 AM.  Adequate supervision is not available before this time.  Car riders should be dropped off and picked up in the back of the school at the student drop-off/pick-up area.  The entrance to the student drop-off/pick-up area is on Old 521 and goes around to the back of the school.  Please do not use the teacher parking lot to drop-off/pick-up students.

School Meals
All students in Sumter School District will be provided a free breakfast and lunch.


Tarsha B. Staggers

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

Mr. Robert Easley
8th Grade Science

We are proud of you!

Honors Summer Reading List

Click below to see summer reading assignments.

Summer Reading List

Honors Summer Reading

Box Tops for Education!

Hey Wildcats!!!  Our goal for 2014-2015 was $1500.00!  We raised $1,367.20 so we are just  $132.80 off.  A job well done by ALL this year!  But don't stop saving, we need you to save ALL the Box Tops you can over the summer  for the 2015-2016  school year!  Our first contest will  highlight  students with the most Box Tops and first, second and third place prizes will be awarded!



Save, Save, Save Box Tops this summer!!!



Peachjar eFlyers

 Annual Report To Parents

Click here to read.

2015-2016 School Supply List

Click here for supply list.

HMS Welcomes New Staff Members

Linnaea Andelmann, ELA

Beverly Dawkins, Curriculum Coordinator

Janie Hiers, Social Studies

Belinda Josey, Special Services

Earl Smith, Groundskeeper

Johnny White, PE/Health

Jonathan Zazinski, Math

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:



 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

Monday, August 31
Fall MAP Testing
Thursday, September 3
Progress Reports Issued


Sixth Grade Parent Meeting & Open House

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holiday
No School
Tuesday, September 8
PTSA Meeting

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 9
Jamboree @ Furman