Principal's Welcome Message

  • Hilsman Middle School
    870 Gaines School Road
    Athens, GA 30605

    Phone: 706.548.7281

    Principal: Capucina Douglass
    douglassc@clarke.k12.ga.us

    Assistant Principal: Fabian Jones
    jonesf@clarke.k12.ga.us


    Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to join the Panther family of excellence.  I am truly honored to serve as the principal of Hilsman Middle School. Hilsman is an amazing school and I am so excited to join your team. As the principal of Hilsman Middle School, please know that I am 100% committed to our students, staff, and community. 

    Our Hilsman Middle School educators are outstanding and, together, we will work diligently and consistently to ensure that our children are holistically prepared to meet and embrace the successes and challenges that prepare them for high school and beyond.   At Hilsman Middle School, we will maintain a highly qualified staff that is devoted, passionate, and enthusiastic about student learning and high student achievement outcomes. 

    HMS offers a wide variety of sports, clubs, organizations, and options that will cultivate well-rounded students who are well prepared for the future.  We encourage students to participate in these wonderful opportunities and we highly encourage families and community members to support our students as they embrace the activities that HMS affords them. 

    At Hilsman, our Panther team will work diligently to create and maintain a culture of student-centered excellence that is built upon collective input and shared leadership. I am proud to be the principal of Hilsman Middle School where our collective goal is to make HMS a world-class school!

    I look forward to meeting you and working with you because “Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!”

    Your Principal, 

    Cappy Douglass