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!

We only need $223.00 more to reach our goal of $1500.00 for the year, Wildcats!!!


Remember to get your box tops to your fourth period teacher today!



From the Principal's Desk


May 12, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian

As partners in your child's education, it is important to ensure that they are prepared for each step along their educational journey.  One way to determine student preparedness is through assessment; therefore, we will be administering the English I and Algebra I End of Course tests to students on May 18-19, with make-up testing through May 22, 2015.  Your child will be taking the End of Course tests on the following dates:

                                               English I                   May 18 (Monday)
                                               Algebra I                  May 19 (Tuesday)

Student attendance during end of course testing is mandatory.  Please have your child at school on time each day.  Doctor appointments and other out of school functions should not be scheduled on testing days.  Please also make sure your child gets adequate sleep and has a good breakfast on testing days to ensure a successful testing experience.

Students are not permitted to bring electronic devices or have cell phones on campus as outlined in the Sumter School District Policy, especially during testing.  Having these devices in a testing session is a direct violation of state testing guidelines.

End of Course test results will provide important information regarding how your child is progressing at his/her current grade level.  Test scores will indicate which important skills, abilities, and knowledge your child has now, and which ones need to be learned for school success in the future.  End of Course tests count as 20% of your child's final grade.  Results will help your child's teacher understand where your child is succeeding, as well as where extra help or academic focus is needed.  End of Course tests will also provide specific suggestions for improving skills.

We need your support to ensure that your child is present, on time each day, and alert to do his/her best on their end of course tests.  At Hillcrest Middle School, we want all students to be successful.  We appreciate your cooperation and support.


Tarsha B. Staggers


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 Annual Report To Parents

Click here to read.

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:


State Superintendent's April Report

Click the link below to view Superintendent Spearman's video report:



 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, 5/28/2015
High: 87 Low: 66
Chance thunderstorms
35% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/29/2015
High: 87 Low: 65
Slight chance thunderstorms
17% chance of precipitation.

HMS Calendar

Thursday, May 28
Eighth Grade to Crestwood
NJHS & Patriot Power Field Trip / State Museum

8:00 AM
All students attending field trips today may dress down.  Please adhere to district dress code guidelines.

Friday, May 29
Spring Ball

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, June 1
Talent Show
Tuesday, June 2
Field Day