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From the Principal

Dear Hickory Creek Families, 


I hope that you are each enjoying a memorable summer. We are working hard at HCMS over the summer to solidify schedules for next school year, to update curriculum, and clean the building. We can’t wait to welcome the Classes of 2023, 2024 and 2025 to opening day on Wednesday, August 17th! Locker Move in Day will be on Tuesday, August 16th. Be on the look out in early August for a welcome back letter from our staff outlining all of the details for the 2022-2023 school year. This letter will include details on how to access your child’s schedule and other important information.


In the meantime we hope that many of you are participating in our summer reading challenge – found on our web page. Students should be reading “The Next Great Paulie Fink” and completing the online survey after reading. Once online surveys have been submitted families are encouraged to stop in the main office at Hickory Creek and pick up a yard sign to celebrate your child’s participation. Please call ahead to ensure the office is open on the day that you would like to stop in and pick it up.


Finally, please remember to get students physicals and dental exams before the start of the year. Those who will be participating in fall athletics will need a physical on file, in our office, prior to trying out. The dates for summer/fall try outs can be found on our school athletics web page.


Enjoy the summer days ahead and be on the look out in early August for back to school updates. If you have any questions before then, please do not hesitate to call our office at 815-469-4474.


Tricia Dotson
Hickory Creek Middle School Principal