Tiger Times

Family Newsletter for HCMS Students--May 1, 2022

Big picture

This week we will be showering our teachers and HC staff! If you can help by sending something, please see our signup genius to claim a spot! If you can't help in person or send something, you can Venmo us at @HCMSPTO - Misty Silvers. Questions, give Misty a call. 706-313-7052.

Milestones ELA is this week!

Milestones is our state assessment--in 6th and 7th grade, students are assessed in Language Arts and Mathematics. This week they will take the Language Arts asessments.

  • 7th Grade will test on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 6th grade will test on Thursday and Friday

The testing time will end around 12:15 each day. Please do not check your child out before this time on any of the testing days as it disrupts the testing environment when we remove a child. Thank you!

Please do whatever you can to ensure your child gets a good night's rest and has a low stress week.

To ensure a high level of test security, students are discouraged from bringing electronic devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, on Milestones testing dates.

Students are not permitted to use, or bring into the testing environment, any electronic device that could allow them to access, retain, or transmit information (e.g., cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch, electronic recording device, camera, playback device, etc.) Students have been informed that possession or improper use of such devices during testing will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the system's student code of conduct and/or test invalidation.

Get your Yearbook!!

We overbought to be sure anyone who forgot to purchase can still get it. To buy a yearbook (it will be shipped to the school in enough time for students to get signatures from staff and fellow students) go here:


Saturday Sacks

The Hammond Creek Tiger Treats Program will provide easy to prepare weekend meal packs for students of families in need. By enrolling, the Tiger Treats Program will provide food for your child each Friday afternoon, or on the last day before a long weekend or school vacation, at no cost to you. If you believe your child could benefit from this program, we encourage you to sign them up by using the following link: https://forms.gle/RaZzBs4D5rPZvpPG6

Teacher/Staff Shoutouts

Has a HCMS teacher or staff member done something that really stands out? Each week I send shoutouts out to the staff to recognize the great things happening at our school. Last year it was staff members writing them for staff members. This year I want to open it up to HCMS families and students. If you would like to send a staff shoutout, you or your child can email me Lauri.Johnson@dalton.k12.ga.us and put the word "Shoutout" in the subject line. I do this weekly so you can do it now or anytime all year. Thank you!

Want to get involved?

Connect with the Hammond Creek PTO: https://www.facebook.com/hammondcreekpto

HCMS Events This week

Tuesday, May 3

Boys Soccer vs. Valley Point@Harmon Field, 5:00 PM

Beginning Band Concert, HCMS Theater, 6:00 PM

Hammond Creek Middle School

This newsletter is created each week by Lauri Johnson, principal of Hammond Creek Middle School. If you have any questions or want to hear about certain topics, please use the contact information below.