Letter from Superintendent Dr. Carlton Wilson
"I want to express my sincere appreciation for the support you continue to give our school system. I am reaching out to you in hopes that you will step-up and join us in battling an epidemic that continues to rob our children of their health, education, and possibly even their lives.
This year alone, we have had sixty-four (64) incidences of vaping on school property - that's only the number of students that have been caught. We have had multiple students in need of immediate medical treatment after inhaling toxic substances from vaping...."
Fine Arts Night: Friday, April 26, 2019
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Fine Arts Night on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. This fabulous night showcases our students' talents in the musical arts, visual arts, and language arts (poetry). Students who are performing are asked to arrive around 6:00 p.m. and report to the cafeteria. The musical performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following, guests are invited to stroll our gallery of artwork and poetry.
Story Time At Hill City: April 18th, 10:00 a.m.
Families in our Hill City community with children ages 4 and under are invited to a Family engagement event where children will be treated to a story and a book to carry home with them. Please come visit with us and enjoy this time. For more information, contact Suzanne Hardison at 706-253-1880.
Kindergarten Registration: April 8th - 13th
Kindergarten Registration will be held during the week of April 8th. Registration packets may be picked up at any school, daycare, Head Start, Central Registration, or the District Central Office 158 D.B. Carroll St. Jasper, Georgia. The times and locations vary for your convenience. Click below for details on required documents, locations, and times.
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.
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.
2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates:
September 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
November 14, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
February 13, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
May 15, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
Pickens County Schools Teachers Selected as Fellows in the 2019 Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows
Pickens County School District is eager to announce the selection of three teachers from Pickens Junior High School as Fellows in the 2019 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows. These teachers representing PJHS were selected as one of 9 schools in the program’s fifth cohort and will join over 120 teachers from the program’s first four cohorts. The teachers selected for this honor are William Gay, Daniel Johnson, and Cynthia Swisher.
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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