|Welcome Parents and
Students of Hillcrest Middle School|
the school year begins, we are ready to offer you a wonderful array of experiences
at Hillcrest Middle School! Parents, I encourage you to continue to stay involved
with your child's education throughout this school year as you have over the summer
months. I believe communication is the essential component of a truly successful
school/parent partnership. During the upcoming year, I invite you to establish
a positive line of communication with your child's teachers. Please feel free
to contact the school should you have any questions or concerns, as we appreciate
your feedback. At Hillcrest, we respect your input and we will assist you in any
way that we can. Also, please check our school's web site regularly. Both our
school calendar and our instructional calendars will be posted there as well as
important announcements and "can't miss" upcoming events. Through the
combined efforts of all of the members of our school community, our goal is to
prepare our students to be informed, independent thinkers and productive citizens.
Students, I would like to welcome back our returning seventh and eighth
graders and welcome in both our sixth graders and new students. For the HMS veteran
students, your role will be to model the "Hawk" way for our new Hillcrest
members. Your positive actions along with the high character you exhibit while
at HMS, will help to make this school one in which we are all proud to call ours!
There will be many opportunities for you to grow and shine both academically and
socially this year. By entering the school year with a positive mindset that is
equipped to embark on an enriching journey you will have a remarkable school year.
Hillcrest Middle School has a tremendously dedicated and
talented faculty and staff that are committed to providing your child with an
outstanding middle school experience. Our learning approach is to offer a balanced
instructional program in a team setting that emphasizes academic integrity while
making an emotional connection with the students as they continue to develop social
skills. In order to succeed, students, families and staff must work together.
We are committed to supporting the whole child and invite you to join in this
effort to ensure innovation, creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, academic
excellence, thoughtful change, and good citizenship. We are looking forward to
seeing and working with you throughout the course of the school year.
Stafford W. Thomas, Jr.