HPCS Weekly News – January 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

SCACS Art Projects

Art entries must be turned in before school tomorrow morning, January 11. Lower school students, please drop off art projects at the MAC (Building A) by the fireplace. Upper school students should take their art projects to the Reference Room (M118). Extra labels for artwork will be available on Wednesday morning at the drop-off locations.

Alumni Games

The Alumni Games have been rescheduled for Thursday, January 12, with the Varsity Girls game at 5:15 p.m. followed by the Varsity Boys at 6:30 p.m.

Report Cards

Due to the inclement weather and no school, we are moving the end of first semester forward. As a result, report cards will be ready by next week.

Martin Luther King Day

There will be no school or child care on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Spirit Week is January 23-27 – Be making plans to participate

This year the entire student body is participating in Spirit Week, and students are invited to dress according to the theme for each day. Any Upper School student not participating is expected to abide by the regular dress code.

  • Monday – Character Day (dress like a famous real-life or fictitious character)
  • Tuesday – Casual Day (dress in comfortable clothing from pajamas to sweats to jeans)
  • Wednesday – Decades Day (dress in retro clothing from a particular decade)
  • Thursday – Crazy Day (the name says it all – dress in mismatched clothes or costumes. Be creative! You may wear temporary face or hair paint if applied at home rather than at school)
  • Friday – School Spirit Day (Navy, gold and white!)

Please be mindful to keep clothing modest. Upper School students, please remember no shorts allowed.


Homecoming will take place on Friday, January 27. All HPCS families are encouraged to come enjoy the homecoming festivities!

  • All four basketball teams will play:
    • MS Girls vs. Christ Church – 4:00
    • MS Boys vs. Christ Church – 5:00
    • Varsity Girls – 6:30
    • Varsity Boys – 7:45
  • An alumni reception will be held in the Blue Room.
  • The Senior Class of 2017 and their parents will be recognized.

Admission to homecoming is free with your complimentary Panther Pass (available in the office). Concessions will be available for purchase (all proceeds benefit the Class of 2017).

Ci Mobile Robotics

The Ci Mobile Robotics Workshop will be held on February 21-23, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. for Upper School students and March 7-8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for Lower School students in grades 4-6. The workshop will be geared around the Lego EV3 Mindstorm robot and will teach students how to build and program the robot. Students who have attended the workshop before should plan to come again to receive more in-depth challenges in building, engineering, and programming. The cost for the workshop is $70 for Upper School students and $45 for Lower School students.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Thursday, January 12

  • MS Girls @ Mitchell Road 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Mitchell Road 5:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Alumni 5:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Alumni 6:30

Friday, January 13

  • JV Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 6:00
  • Varsity Girls @ Greenville Homeschool 7:00
  • Varsity Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 8:15

Tuesday, January 17

  • JV Boys @ Oconee 5:00
  • Varsity Girls @ Oconee 6:00
  • Varsity Boys @ Oconee 7:15

General Announcements


We are excited to announce that our STEAM fundraiser now sits at $25,392, which means that we are over halfway to our goal!

Save the Date!

The 2017-2018 school year will begin on August 10. The Teacher’s Convention will be Thursday and Friday, September 28-29. Due to the conference location, we will have the regular schedule for Wednesday, September 27, but will have no school on September 28-29.

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 1/11Thursday, 1/12Friday, 1/13Monday, 1/16Tuesday, 1/17
Warm turkey and provolone on pretzel roll, potato chips, saladBacon or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtItalian pizza bake, salad, Texas toastNO SCHOOL OR CHILD CAREPasta bar – alfredo or red sauce, Italian sausage or chicken, peppers, onions, salad, dessert and more!


Looking Ahead



January 11-13Art Contest Run-offs
January 12Instrumental Solos and Ensembles Run-offs
January 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 17Report Cards
January 20Lower School Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 23-27Spirit Week
January 26Upper School Piano Solo and Ensemble Run-offs
January 26Upper School Voice Solo Run-offs
January 27Homecoming
January 30-February 2Lower School Academic Testing (Grades 3-6)
February 7-9Open House (8:45-11:30 a.m.)
February 9-10CMSC Tournament at HPCS
February 10American Heritage Day Program

(Grades K4-12; 10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium)

February 10American Heritage Day Lunch
February 13-16Upper School Academic Testing
February 14Mid-quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
February 17-18SCACS Basketball Tournament
February 20Presidents’ Day – No School or Child Care
February 21-23CI Mobile Robotics (Grades 7-12)
February 27-28Jr/Sr Dress Check
February 27 – March 1Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)
March 3SCACS Lower School Fine Arts Festival – No School or Child Care
March 7-8Ci Mobile Robotics (Grades 4-6)
March 9SCACS Rehearsal – Public Invited

(Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

March 10-11SCBDA All-State Band Clinic
March 15End of 3rd Grading Period
March 16-17SCACS Upper School Fine Arts Festival
March 20Jr/Sr Dress Recheck
March 20Report Cards
March 27-31Upper School Achievement Testing
March 28-31Sixth Grade Trip to Williamsburg
March 30Jr/Sr Banquet Set Up
March 31Early Dismissal

(Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.; K4-K5 regular dismissal)

March 31Jr/Sr Banquet

(7:00 p.m.  MAC)

August 10First Day of School – 2017-2018 School Year




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