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A Plethora of Resources


The information in this post may include but is not limited to sports camps, academic camps, resources for low-income families and more. Take what you need.

  • Vision To Learn is a national non-profit charity that entered Georgia in 2017 at Atlanta Public Schools providing free vision screening, free eye exams and free glasses for low-income families. Cobb libraries are hosting three visits by the Vision To Learn mobile van supported by the Atlanta Hawks Foundation – the first-ever in Cobb County and the first at a Georgia public library. The first will be at the South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton on May 31, then Powder Springs Library on June 1, and the Sibley Library on South Cobb Drive on June 5. Registration forms/flyers for the three Vision To Learn events at Cobb libraries are attached. Space is limited. This event is geared towards families that can’t afford eye care for children ages 5 to 18 with likely need for vision care. A good segment on Vision To Learn from PBS: pbs.org/newshour/show/what-happens-to-learning-when-students-get-much-needed-glasses


  • The Hillgrove Baseball Staff would like to announce their 12th Annual Summer Baseball Camp Series.  We will have our Pitcher/Catcher Camp on Wednesday, May 30th – May 31st from 9 am to 11:30am.  Our Fundamentals Camp for all rising 1st through 4th graders will be Monday, June 25th – 28th from 9 am to 12 noon each day. We will also have Specialty Camps for rising 5th – 9th graders. Infield/Outfield Camp will be Monday, June 25th & Tuesday, June 26th. Offensive Camp (Hitting, Bunting, Baserunning) will be Wednesday, June 27th & Thursday, June 28th. Specialty Camp times are 9 am to 12 noon each day. Please visit hillgrovedugoutclub.com to view the camp registration information and for any other additional information. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Coach David Richardson at [email protected].


  • Hillgrove Jr. Cross Country registration begins 01MAY18 and ends 14JUN18 / Register Fee $100.00 Uniform fees are additional and NOT included with registration. Summer Runs begin 31MAY18 @ Grace Church. Registration information



  • Hillgrove Little Hawks Cheer Camp Registration Form

  • safeTALK is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Space is limited and free of charge for the June 16th training in Woodstock, but online registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Sometimes it can be difficult for parents, caregivers and others who work with children and families to navigate and access the various services that are available in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Community Health created this Service Map for Childhood Health and Education in Georgia that will hopefully allow families to access these resources easier.


Georgia Milestones Retake Information


This information was only emailed to the parents of students who need to retake.

Eighth Grade Parent/Guardian

You are receiving this email because your student did not meet the minimum requirements for the Georgia Milestones Assessment in English Language Arts and/or Mathematics. Below is the verbiage from the letter that your student will be bringing home today. One or both of the boxes have been checked.

In April your child participated in the administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessment (EOG) with all other eighth grade students.  This letter is to notify you that your child did not:

  • Demonstrate on grade level proficiency on the reading section of the EOG.
  • Score in the Developing Learner achievement level or above in mathematics.

Your child will have the opportunity to retake the ELA and or Mathematics sections of the test during the EOG retest on May 18th and/or May 21st.  You will be notified when we receive your child’s retest results.  

The retake will be given online. The Experience Online Testing site lets students see what testing online is like. Click on this link and follow the onscreen prompts to familiarize your student with the online testing. Students will receive testing accommodations as designated in their IEP or Section 504 Plan.

The ELA retake is Friday, May 18th and the Mathematics retake is Monday, May 21st. Students will report to their designated testing location immediately following homeroom.

Date Assessment

Min. Time

Max. Time

Fri. 5/18 ELA Section 1

60 minutes

75 minutes

ELA Section 2

60 minutes

75 minutes

Mon. 5/21 Math Section 1

60 minutes

85 minutes

Math Section 2

60 minutes

85 minutes

Unforeseen technological disruptions and your student’s individual testing accommodations are the barriers that could impact those families who have plans to check their students out at 12:45 p.m. Otherwise, you should be prepared to pick your student up as planned. If you have questions, contact [email protected]

Summer Camp Opportunities

  • Succeed With Drive is partnering with Oglethorpe University to offer a FREE College Success Boot Camp program, encouraging all rising 9th through 12th grade students to attend. They are combining perspectives from the high school, college, and community levels…giving them a highly inspirational three days of jam-packed activities, information sessions, motivational speakers, and firsthand exposure to the tools and strategies needed for a successful college and career transition. Review the flyer for important details about dates, time, and registration information (lunch will be provided on campus each day).

Hillgrove High School Class of 2022 Freshman Boot Camp


July 19th 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

No late or onsite registrations will be accepted.

Registration deadline is Thursday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m.

2018 Boot Camp Flyer

Employee Transfer Approval Update



Thank you for faxing/emailing me your approval form if you have already done so. However, I will need an original signature on your form. Several of you have already brought me this form, so you don’t need to submit another one. If you have not sent in the form with an original signature with your student, please do so by Thursday, March 8th. Feel free to drop it off at the front office as well. These forms will be sent to their respective schools in the County Mail at 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 9th. Thank you in advance for adhering to my deadline to receive this information.

Below is information from Carol Hughes, Registration Clerk at Hillgrove:

Employee transfer students from our feeder schools do NOT need an enrollment appointment.  Employee must send the original contract (to Ms. Davis or me) or student will not be enrolled.

Employee transfer students outside our feeder pattern of Lovinggood MS and Lost Mountain MS must schedule an enrollment appointment.  All paperwork must be submitted at the enrollment appointment. You should continue to check Hillgrove’s website for summer registration dates. If you have questions about this process e-mail [email protected]

Remember that the course registration paperwork is already at Hillgrove so there is nothing that you need to do in regards to that. I have also sent course registration paperwork to Harrison and McEachern. As I get additional registration information for other schools, I will make sure that your student registers accordingly. Should I receive additional information about enrollment at schools other than Hillgrove, I will reach out to those parents directly.

E-mail me at [email protected] if you have questions.

​Ms. Davis

8th Grade Professional School Counselor

Coffee with the Professional School Counselor Series


Test Taking and Study Skills Presentation

Click here to RSVP for the MARCH 14th Preparing for the End of Grades Assessment Parent Session

Hillgrove HS Advanced Academic Night


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hillgrove High School provides advanced coursework in all academic areas as well as in fine arts and career/ technical areas.​  The Advanced Academic Night will give detailed information that will help you and your child make informed decisions when deciding his or her future high school course of study.

8th Grade Articulation February 1st – 9th


Hillgrove’s 8th Grade Parent Night was last Thursday, but the information presented can be found in the blog post beneath this one. The Hillgrove Course Registration Handbook was sent home Tuesday, January 23rd, but it is in the post below along with the placement criteria for core courses.

The orange Elective Course Registration Worksheet (completed and signed) is due back to your student’s homeroom teacher by Friday, February 9th.  The Academic Core Courses Registration Form will not come home. Teachers will make these recommendations for each student. Hillgrove will mail home your student’s Registration Verification form in April showing all of the courses (both academic core and electives) for which your student is registered. Refer to page 6 of the handbook for more detailed information on the registration process. Make sure to tell your student to write down or take a picture of their recommended core courses. You should also keep a copy of the Elective Course Registration Worksheet for your records. I do not keep copies of either form.

All students will complete the Hillgrove forms. Magnet School, Employee Student Transfer or School Choice placements will not be finalized until after the registration process, so it is safer to just have all students complete the Hillgrove course registration process. Employee Student Transfer and School Choice (HB251, Hardship, and IEP) students will also be required to complete the registration process for your home school. As soon as the registration materials are in for the other schools, your student will receive instructions on the process.

Ms. Davis will be in the math classes discussing the registration process Wednesday, January 31st – Thursday, February 8th. A follow-up parent meeting to answer any additional course registration questions is Wednesday, February 7th at 8:15 a.m. here at Lovinggood. Click here to RSVP for that meeting. The Advanced Academics Night is Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Hillgrove Theater.

Contact me at [email protected] if you have questions.

Hillgrove 9th Grade Registration Information


2018-2019 Incoming Freshmen Registration Booklet

8th Grade Parent Night Powerpoint

Hillgrove HS Core Courses Placement Criteria

Hidden Dangers Forum


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