First Day of School: Tuesday, 8/6/19
The first day of School is Tuesday, August 6, 2019! We look forward to welcoming all of our Hill City Hawks and their families back to school. It is going to be a fabulous 2019-2020 school year. School hours are 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Students drop-off begins at 7:15 a.m. See you soon!
2019 - 2020 Open House Dates (Revised for PHS only) and Start Times
At Hill City Elementary, Open House for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be on Thursday, August 1, 2019. All grades (Pre-K through 4th grade) will have Open House from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Mark your calendar today and join us, please. Dates and times for Pickens High School (please note revision), Pickens Junior High, and Jasper Middle School are also noted in the attachment below.
Elementary School hours for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be 8:30 a.m. (start time) - 3:30 p.m. (end time). Students may be dropped off at school at 7:15 a.m.
Free Summer Meals: Children Ages 1 - 18
Free meals will be served at 4 locations in Pickens County for children ages 1 - 18. Those locations are the Pickens County Park and Recreation Center, Boys and Girls Club, Pickens High School Cafeteria, and Mountainside Apartments. The Summer Meal Program begins on June 3, 2019 and ends on July 26, 2019. It will be closed the week of July 1 - 5, 2019.
Read This Summer!
Get Georgia Reading is providing free access to thousands of digital books. You can read anytime (24/7 access to thousands of digital titles), online (using an internet-enabled device), and offline (using free apps for Kindle Fire HD, Android devices, iPads, and Google Chrome). Just choose from the huge collection of high-interest books and get reading!
Go to www.myon.com/login/index.html and enter your login information:
- School Name: Get Georgia Reading
(type the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu)
- Username: PICKENSCOUNTY
- Password: read
Have You Visited Our Little Free Library?
Hill City Elementary has a Little Free Libray at the front curb of our school's parking lot. It is stocked with books just waiting to be read! Please visit soon and often. The Little Free Library is a "book-sharing box." Feel to borrow, read, and return books at your leisure. You may also donate books for other children to read.
HCES School Advisory Council
Hill City Elementary's School Advisory Council members are parents, community members, and administrators that meet several times throughout the year to focus increasing parent and family engagement to ensure student success. Council members provide feedback and input on new policies, projects, and materials that influence and impact students and their families. They share information with members of their communities, other families, and schools.
2019 - 2020 Meeting Dates: To Be Announced
HCES Before School Care Program
HCES offers a before school care program from 7:15-7:55 am. All students entering the building before 7:55 am MUST be walked in by an adult and signed in to the before care program. All parents walking students into the building must park in the visitor lot on the side of the school and walk up the sidewalk to the front entrance.
Our School Mission
We will educate our students in a safe, nurturing, respectful, and fiscally responsible environment that holds the highest expectations
Each student will have the opportunity to learn, to be successful, and to become a good citizen.
All students can learn; however, some learn by different methods and at different speeds.
Teaching and learning best takes place in a safe and nurturing environment.
The education of each student must be an effort that involves the support and participation of the school, parents, and community.
Schools are accountable for student achievement and should strive for continued improvement.
Quality education requires fiscally responsible expenditures for quality staff, programs, facilities, equipment, and technology.
Recruiting, employing, and nurturing dedicated, well-qualified, and highly professional employees is important to a successful education program.
All staff should have access to standards-based, collaborative staff development to improve professional skills.
All policy, administrative, instructional, and educational support decisions should be based on student needs.
Extracurricular activities are important in the overall development of students, and these experiences contribute to academic success.
Pickens County Schools
Student Support Departments
Welcome to the Pickens County School District. Our Central Student Registration Facility is located at 158 D.B. Carroll Street, next to the Central Office Facility. We are open...
The Student Services Department plays a central role in helping to increase communication between the school, community and the home...
Board of Education
The Board of Education is the governing and leadership body for the Pickens County School District...
Hill City PBIS Video
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
– Jean Piaget
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. "
– John F. Kennedy
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time."
– Rabindranath Tagore
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
– Albert Einstein
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
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