Media Center

Media Specialist: Suzanne Hardison


Come Visit the

Media Center!

It is a GREAT Place to Be!

Hours: 7:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open ONLINE 24/7

Online Catalog: Destiny

(Click on the Reader Icon to link to Destiny and you can look up books or read eBooks.)

Super-Hero Principals Reading Challenge: 100,000 minutes

We did it! Tate, Harmony, and Hill City Elementary Schools read for a total of 196,411 minutes! Almost doubling our goal! Hill City Elementary won the school trophy for the most minutes read. Our Hawks read 82,467 minutes! What an amazing accomplishment!

February 4 -25, 2019

P.T.O's Read-A-Thon Fundraiser:

February 4 - 25, 2019

Let's Read, Hawks! Two hardworking readers from each grade level will win a trip in the Pickens County Sheriff's Office's Mobile Command Center Vehicle to Culver's Restaurant. One student with the most minutes read and one student with the most money collected in pledges.

Click below to watch this year's reading theme video!

Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Program

Students in grades 1st - 4th are encouraged to take part in our A.R. Program. Designed to celebrate reading for pleasure, A.R. is a computer-based program which helps monitor independent reading.

  • Students earn a hole punch for each 100% on an A.R. quiz. After ten 100% quizzes, they get a token to spend in the token tower.
  • Each quarter, students can earn a backpack pin to celebrate working toward their personal reading goal. Pins are awarded at 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of their goal as encouragement.

About Mrs. Hardison. . .

My husband, Barry, and I are proud to call Pickens County our home. Our daughter, Hannah, (12th grade) and our son, Reagan (9th grade) both attend Pickens HIgh School. As a family, we are active in our church, enjoy running, and like to visit the beach as often as possible. Of course, my favorite pastime is reading a good book!

Being a part of the inaugural teaching staff at Hill City Elementary has been my honor. Since its opening, I have taught grades first through fourth. In 2015, I became the Media Specialist at Hill City and I am THRILLED to serve in that position again this school year.


Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, College of Business, East Lansing, MI

Master of Education, Georgia State University, College of Education, Atlanta, GA

Education Specialist, Piedmont University, Demorest, GA

School Library Media Non-degree Certification, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA