Principal’s Post March 2015

Dear HPCS Parent,


It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a week away–my first year has simply flown by so far! I trust the Lord will give safety to all of you who will be traveling and a great time with family and friends. Easter is a special time of year, and I pray that as our students are reminded of the Gospel story, the Lord will make it more meaningful to each of them than ever before–that they will understand that the “good news” is not a truth that only applies to the moment of salvation but that it has power to grow them and impact their relationships here at school and in all of life in a powerful way every day.


I’d like to take a moment to thank each parent whose Jr/Sr High son or daughter participated in the SCACS fine arts festival last week and those in elementary who participated a couple of weeks ago. I was so proud of how our students represented themselves, our school, their families, and the Lord. Their hard work paid off in a great showing at both festivals, and I was thrilled to see the results. We never would have seen the outcome we did without dedicated parents pushing and pulling behind the scenes to help their children prepare. I remember well those days of competing myself and how much I owed particularly to my mother for keeping me accountable to practice even on those days when I wanted nothing to do with it! So, thank you parents–the awards our kids earned are just as much for you! Much thanks must also go to the music and speech teachers and coaches who worked with our children tirelessly for many months–what a blessing they are! By the way, around 60 Jr/Sr High students made it to nationals, so if this applies to you, information will be coming shortly.


I want to remind you that the spring drama is coming up April 9 & 10 at 7:00 p.m. and April 11 at 2:00 p.m. The students will be performing the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and I know it’s going to be a delight. Tickets will be sold from 8:00-8:30 a.m. and 3:05-3:30 p.m. each day near the main office through April 10 for a cost of $3 for HP students/staff, $5 for non-HP students, and $7 for adults. Ticket prices are a bit higher than they’ve been in past years due to increased costs for royalties, but we’re glad we can still keep costs to a very reasonable level. Please plan to attend at least one of the performances–you won’t be disappointed!


I also wanted you to know that enrollment for next year is looking great. A higher percentage of returning students are enrolled at this point in the process than have ever been, which is just thrilling as we look forward to next year. If you haven’t yet registered, you still can through May 1 for the reduced rate of $200; after that date, the fee goes up to $250. And if you know of any families who might be a good fit for HP and who might be interested in enrolling here, please encourage them to come by and take a look. I’d love to meet them, give them a tour, and talk about who we are!


Finally, two important requests: 1) All 9-12 graders other than those in the musical will be participating in a service opportunity with Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 8, at Furman. Most still have not completed permission forms found on the RenWeb main page under “Web Forms.” If you haven’t yet completed this form, please do so before Friday this week. And 2) please pray for the 6th graders, their teachers, and parent chaperones as they head to Williamsburg tomorrow for the next few days.


Have a great day and enjoy Easter break next week,




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