17 February 2017

Save the date for a QUEST Reunion!

Students that graduated from QUEST Elementary School.   Save the date for a QUEST Reunion!  Saturday, May 27 the QUEST PTSO will host a reunion of ALL QUEST students, families, teachers and staff.  More details to follow.  

Spread the word and RSVP on the Sign Up Genius site:

15 February 2017

Extracurricular Activities for Middle School Students

If your child is looking to get involved in a school activity, please use this link on the District's webpage ... MW Extracurricular

10 February 2017

Re-certification Dates for Spring Sports

Spring Sports 2016-2017 School Year:

Recertification Dates:
Boys Lacrosse—March 7th
Girls Lacrosse-March 8th
Baseball—March 9th
Girls Softball—March 13th
Field Hockey—March 14th
Boys Track—March 21st
Girls Track—March 22nd

Starting Dates for Modified Sports:
March 20th---Mod A Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Baseball
March 27th—Girls softball, all other modified B sports

All recerts will be done in the health office after school 2:15-2:45 pm.  No recerts will be done during the school day.

NYS 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments

On Tuesday, March 28th, Wednesday, March 29th, and Thursday, March 30th we will administer the NYS ELA Assessment to all students in grades 3-8. 

On Tuesday, May 2nd, Wednesday, May 3rd, and Thursday, May 4th we will administer the NYS Mathematics Assessment to all students in grades 3-8. 

It is important to encourage your child to concentrate on during the assessment; however, it is just as important to assure him/her that promotion to the next grade level does not depend on the result of this assessment.  The NYS ELA and Mathematics Assessments are tools that help us assess how well students are achieving compared to other students of their age and grade level. In addition, it also assists us in identifying who may be in need of support services.

Please make every effort to ensure that your child is on time and in school during the NYS Assessments. Families can support their children by:
  • ·         Ensuring the student is well rested on the night prior to the assessments.
  • ·         Ensuring the student has access to a healthy breakfast either at home or at school on the days of the assessment.
  • ·         Ensuring the student’s everyday routines are normal and predictable at home.  The best thing that you can say or do is simply to remind your child to do his/her best.

Thank you for your support.  Results from the assessments will be mailed to families next fall.  

07 February 2017

Dear Parents,

We hope this letter finds you keeping warm and staying well!

As you may know, we are fast approaching Autism Awareness Month which will take place this April! Members of the Autism Consulting Team within the Hilton Central School District are hard at work preparing various fundraising initiatives in support of Autism Awareness, as well as other building-wide activities to involve staff and students in our community. One such project includes creating a short video that highlights the strengths and abilities of our students with Autism and how they exemplify the characteristics of our Hilton International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The “IB Learner Profile” aims for our students to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. We would love to show how some of our students who have Autism uniquely and wonderfully fit these very descriptions.

Please note that this video would be shared with district staff only. Its purpose is to raise Autism awareness, to inspire, to educate and to remind our staff of the remarkable array of talents, gifts, competencies and influences of our student population.

We look forward to celebrating Autism Awareness Month with you!


The Autism Team at Hilton Central Schools

03 February 2017

Course Options in High School

High School teachers from some departments will be at MW during lunches next week, Tuesday-Friday, following Academic Planning Night at the High School next Monday.  This will allow students to stop by and ask questions if they have further interest in certain areas. Please encourage your child to stop by if they would like to learn more about high school planning.   

01 February 2017

MCC High-Tech Exploration Night

Check out this awesome opportunity for you and your child.  

The MCC High-Tech Exploration Night is coming up! Please don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about careers in Rochester’s high-tech companies and the skills required to get them.

Date:     Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time:     7:00pm – 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Place:    Warshof Conference Center
              Monroe Community College
              R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A & B)
              1000 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623

RSVP: Online at www.monroecc.edu/go/hightechexpo or by phone to Juanita Leone at 585-292-3725.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Mayo at mmayo@monroeecc.edu or Bob Lasch at rlasch@monroecc.edu.  

27 January 2017

Panoramic View of MW 8th Grade Students in Old Quebec City

HCSD Strategic Plan Focus Area #2

Whenever I look at Focus Area 2 in our District's Strategic Plan, I am drawn to Action Step 6: Strengthen Community Partnerships.  When our children reach middle school, there is a new push-pull that goes on between home and school communication.  As parents we want to be very involved and know all about our child's school experiences, while our children often begin pushing us away as they strive for increased independence and a sense of their own space in the school environment. Gone are the days of family roller skating events, fun nights and VEPTO meetings as opportunities to connect.  

As a middle school, we stay connected with families through Open House, Orientation and Information Night.  We also connect through sporting events, club experiences, musical events and other after school type gatherings.  However,  while our children are enjoying the newly discovered freedoms at MW, as parents we are often left wondering what they are up to all day.

Please feel free to provide feedback to us through commenting on this blog, if you have ideas about different ways the school might connect with middle school families.  We'd love to provide new opportunities that work for our busy families and students.  The opportunities can be virtual (tweets, Facebook, Blogger) or they can be in person events.  Please help us understand how to best connect and communicate with you.

13 January 2017

MW Charity Art Show

Coming Soon!

February 16, 6:00pm - The Merton Williams 5 Buy Five Charity Art Show!

Throughout January, our 8th grade Artists are studying the concepts of perspective and depth, continuing to explore composition, all while learning about the art making process of printmaking. The end result, small, vibrant printed pieces full of color and texture, that will be collected as a whole in the 5 Buy Five Charity Art Show! EACH 8th grade student (and some 7th grade!) will have a work on display the night of February 16 in the foyer at school. Each of these pieces will be on sale, at a cost of $5.00 per 5”x5” print. ALL proceeds from the show will be donated to Limbs International, an organization committed to providing low-cost prosthetics to those in need around the world, and a cause that Merton Williams has proudly supported for some time.

We hope you will join us, Thursday February 16 from 6:00pm-7:30, for a night of art, live music, refreshments, and a celebration of our creative students!

If you have questions please email Mr. Bill Smith, Art Teacher at Merton Williams, at  bsmith@hilton.k12.ny.us.

Bill Smith, Art Teacher – Merton Williams MS

JV Softball Coach, Hilton Central School District

12 January 2017

Cadet Cupboard

On Saturday, February 18th, the Cadet Cupboard will be holding a Food Drive at the HS, from 9am-Noon.  For $6, you can feed a child for the weekend that is in need in our community.  The below is a list of food examples that are needed.  Please no perishable items and no glass items. 
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Raman, Small Boxes of Pasta
  • Tunafish, Chicken in a can, Chef Boyardee mini packs, cans of soup
  • Packets of Rice, Instant Potatoes, 8.5 ounce cans of vegetables
  • Box Juice, 4 oz cups of fruit
  • Small Boxes of Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Packets of Oatmeal
  • Healthy Snacks, Fruit Snacks

We will be accepting items by the rear door of the HS by the dumpsters and tennis courts, and someone will be there to accept these items. If you cannot make it, please consider donating to the Cadet Cupboard on the Hilton Education Foundation Website.

Thank you in advance.

Scott Ziobrowski

Director of School Food Service

10 January 2017


Hello Parents/Guardians, we have been informed that some of the Socktober orders did not come in.  If this pertains to your order, please scan/email or mail a copy of your receipt to our librarian, Mrs. Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert at aboccuzzi@hilton.k12.ny.us, and she will look into this and get it resolved.  If you have any questions, you may call her at 392-1000 x.3106 or call me in the Main Office 392-1000 x.3098.

Thank you,
Carolyn Greif
Building Secretary

21 December 2016

What is 9th set?

Your child will soon see an addition to their schedule.  They will have a "9th set" listed with a staff member's name. The purpose of this set is to provide an efficient method of organizing students on special days, taking attendance on these days, etc... 

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to the main office or counseling office for more information.  

19 December 2016

Spanish Class at MW

Students learn by teaching their peers.

Ms. Jordan and Ms. Hoffer joined their classes to learn the past tense in Spanish.  Students in Ms. Jordan’s class used their knowledge of conjugating verbs in the past to introduce and explain how to form these endings to Ms. Hoffer’s students. 


Students were very focused as they listened to their peers help them with this new material. They filled out reference sheets, worked on examples and learned a song to help them memorize the past tense endings to the tune of the Mexican Hat Dance (Jarabe Tapatio). 


After both classes are ready, they will join again to compete in various games to test their knowledge.