HPCS Weekly News – January 3, 2017

Upcoming Events

Middle School Basketball Games

Please make a note that the Middle School games against Mt. Zion that were originally scheduled for Thursday, January 5, have been rescheduled to Monday, January 9. Mt. Zion has changed the school name to Bridgeway Christian Academy, which is located at 724 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615. The MS girls play at 4 p.m. and the MS boys play at 5 p.m. at Bridgeway Christian.

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee for Grades 4-8 will be held on Friday, January 6, at 2:25 p.m. in the Collins Auditorium (C Building). Parents are invited to attend, but will need to check in at the office for a pass.

SCACS Art Projects

Art entries must be turned in before school on January 11. Mrs. Panosian will be available after school from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on January 3-10, for any students who need assistance with the project.

Alumni Games – Tuesday, January 10

Our Varsity teams will play the Alumni on Tuesday, January 10, at 5:15 for girls and 6:30 for boys. Come out and cheer on the Panthers – the current Panthers and the graduated Panthers!

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 are 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 is the culmination of Spirit Week and 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).

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, January 3

  • JV Boys vs. Oakwood 5:30

Thursday, January 5

  • JV Boys vs. New Covenant 4:30
  • Varsity Girls vs. New Covenant 5:30
  • Varsity Boys vs. New Covenant 6:45

Monday, January 9

  • MS Girls @ Bridgeway 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Bridgeway 5:00

Tuesday, January 10

  • MS Girls @ Our Lady of the Rosary 4:15
  • MS Boys @ Our Lady of the Rosary 5:15
  • Varsity Girls vs. Alumni 5:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Alumni 6:30

General Announcements

Mirrors for Art Class

The art department is continuing to collect compact/hand mirrors for art class. Please check your old purses or junk drawers for compact mirrors that you can donate. You may drop off the mirrors at the office or give them to your child’s teacher. Thank you for your assistance!

Inclement Weather Policy

Hampton Park follows Greenville County Schools (GCS) on the first day of any cancellation, delay, or early closing due to inclement weather. After the first day of an inclement weather event, our plan may differ from GCS. We will post closings and delays on Renweb, WYFF News 4, Facebook, Twitter, and our website. If possible, we will also send an email or text alert.


This is the season for sickness, so please be reminded to keep sick students home from school until they have been fever-free and symptom free from the stomach bug for 24 hours.

Save the Date for the First Day of School!

The 2017-2018 school year will begin on August 10.

Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 1/4Thursday, 1/5Friday, 1/6Monday, 1/9Tuesday, 1/10
Spaghetti & meat sauce or meat balls, salad, garlic breadPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtBreakfast lunch – scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruitSweet & sour chicken with fried rice, broccoli, egg rollLoaded nacho bar, Jell-o, salad, dessert


Looking Ahead



January 6Geography Bee
January 9End of 2nd Grading Period
January 10Second Semester Begins
January 11-13Art Contest Run-offs
January 12Instrumental Solos and Ensembles Run-offs
January 13Report Cards
January 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
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
August 10First Day of School – 2017-2018 School Year




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