Mr. Applegate's Welcome Back Letter

Mr. Applegate’s Welcome Letter

Dear Parents and Students,

            Welcome to a new year at Hill Creek.  It goes without saying that we are in truly historic and unprecedented times. It is my goal that each child feels safe and is successful in class. I have been at Hill Creek now for 26 years and both of my daughters are Bulldog Alumni. I feel very strongly about our school and our students. I know that “Bulldog Pride” is strong and it is my sincere hope we all can have a fun and successful year! 

            I am very excited to usher in the new school year by teaching  7th HISTORY and PE. We have a new vision and we are very excited about the 2023-2024 year!

Failure is not an option!

I try to create an environment of respect for all and challenge the students to be the best they can be. With hard work and communication I believe we can accomplish it!

Recommended materials students need by the end of the first week:

·       A three ring binder with loose-leaf notebook paper, and DIVIDERS or a notebook for History only.

·       Blue or black pens, ruler and colored pencils


Grades will be given for class work, class participation, quizzes, chapter tests and occasional projects.  Progress reports (grades are available online at any time) will be collected approximately halfway through each grading period. Student and parent access codes will be available and sent home early in the year and all are encouraged to monitor grades on a weekly basis.  Parents will be notified if I see any problem requiring immediate attention, and those with concerns may contact me via e-mail or voicemail at any time.

Grade scale is as follows:





59- and below F



In these trying times, I understand, that unforeseen situations may arise. Please note that I will work to accommodate any and all issues.  After an absence the student needs check with me or a fellow student. Absent work is due following as many days as the student was absent.


·       Arrive to class on time. Be prepared to learn.

·       Enter the room quietly and be ready to learn.

·       Use the restrooms and get drinks before class.

·       Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

·       Respect others and their property.

·       Follow the dress code at all times.

·       Cell phones should be off and away.

.      Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated!


*Ask to see your child’s planner, check teacher websites and/or classwork each day and offer to look over their finished work before it is turned in to the teacher.

**In order to be successful, your child needs support at home, as well as, at school.

***Communication is the key to solving and resolving many concerns.




Here’s to a fantastic year!


Mr. Applegate

Hill Creek Middle School

Home of the Bulldogs!

Room 201 Building D
(619) 956-5046

[email protected]