HPCS Weekly News – November 8, 2016

Upcoming Events

Operation Christmas Child

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, is the deadline for Lower School students to send in items for Operation Christmas Child. Visit our website to see the suggested items to fill the shoeboxes and send in items or cash to help pay for shipping by Wednesday.

Lower School SCACS Speech Run-off

The Speech Intent forms that were sent home last week need to be returned by Thursday, November 10, in order for the student to participate. The poems for grades 2-3 and grades 4-6 are on RenWeb and need to be memorized before November 15 if the student plans to compete in the run-off.

Veterans Day Program

Join us on Friday, November 11, as we honor those who serve our country. Our annual Veterans Day Program begins at 10:20 a.m. in the Main Auditorium.

Chick Fil A – Chicken Biscuits

The seniors are selling chicken biscuits for $3 each on Tuesday, November 15, from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Bring your money and your appetites to help the seniors raise funds for their senior trip.

Lower School Thanksgiving Program & Lunch

The Thanksgiving Program and Lunch will be held on Friday, November 18. Parents are invited to be a part of this special celebration! The program in the Main Auditorium will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the lunch following in the Activities Building (A Building). Information about this event will go home with students this week.

Lower School Spelling Bees

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Spelling Bees in the Collins Auditorium (C Building) on Tuesday, November 22. The quizzing will begin at 9:30 a.m. for students in grades 2-3 and 1:30 p.m. for grades 4-6.

A Christmas Carol

The Panther Players will be presenting A Christmas Carol on December 1, 2 and 3. Ticket sales will begin on November 16. Be watching for more details!

Panthers in Action

Basketball Schedule On-line

The Basketball Practice and Game Schedule can be found on RenWeb under Resource Documents. Additionally, on the Calendar tab, you can search by category to narrow the field on the calendar. For example, to see what practices/games the middle school boys have this week, under Category select “Athletic: MS Boys Basketball” and the calendar will clear to reveal only MS boys basketball events. Click on the away game to see the game time and the option to click on the map for directions.

Upcoming Basketball Games

Thursday, November 10

  • MS Girls @ Spartanburg Day 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Spartanburg Day 5:00

Friday, November 11

  • JV Boys @ Shannon Forest 4:00
  • Varsity Girls @ Shannon Forest 5:15
  • Varsity Boys @ Shannon Forest 6:30

Panther Passes

Panther Passes are FREE and available in the office. Use your Panther Pass for access to all regular-season home games.

General Announcements

Bob Jones Festival Results

Congratulations to the following students and groups:

  • 1st place Sacred Piano Solo – Cort Street
  • 1st place Brass Solo – Nathan Gardner
  • 2nd place Piano Ensemble – Emily Hansen/Ariana Pegram
  • 3rd place Piano Ensemble – Cort Street/Austin Vander Mei

The following students and groups went to the finals in their category:

  • Acting – Emily Floyd/Nathan Gardner
  • Large Vocal Ensemble – HP Mixed Ensemble
  • Small Vocal Ensemble – Eric Lane/Arianna Pegram
  • Small Vocal Ensemble – Men of Praise – Kevin Hansen, Enoch Korver, and a homeschool student
  • Semi-Finals in Women’s Voice – Emma Stephens

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 11/9Thursday, 11/10Friday, 11/11Monday, 11/14Tuesday, 11/15
BBQ sandwich, baked beans, potato chips, coleslawPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtChicken pot pie, salad, yogurt parfaitSpaghetti & meat sauce, salad, cheesy Texas toastBaked potato bar, brownie


Looking Ahead



November 7-10Lower School Soccer Camp
November 11Veteran’s Day Program (10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium)
November 15Lower School Speech Run-off
November 17Upper School Spelling Bee Test
November 18Thanksgiving Program (10 a.m. Main Auditorium) and Lunch
November 21Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
November 22Lower School Spelling Bees
November 23-25Thanksgiving Break
December 1Voice Run-off (Grades 4-6)
December 1-3Drama Production
December 6Upper School Speech Run-off
December 8Upper School Christmas Program (7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 13Lower School Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 14-16Upper School Exams
December 14-15Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.
December 15Lower School Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 16Early Dismissal – 11 a.m. (No child care)
January 3School Resumes
January 9End of 2nd Grading Period
January 10Second Semester Begins
January 11-13Art Contests
January 12Instrumental Solos and Ensembles Run-offs
January 13Report Cards
January 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 20Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 23-27Spirit Week
August 10First Day of School – 2017-2018 School Year




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