HPCS Weekly News – January 2, 2018

Upcoming Events

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee for Grades 4-8 will be held on Friday, January 5, at 2:25 p.m. in the Collins Auditorium (C Building). Parents are invited to attend. Please enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

SCACS Art Projects

Art entries need to be completed and turned in by January 10. Mrs. Panosian will be available after school from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on January 4-5, for any students who need assistance with the project.

Martin Luther King Day

There will be no school or child care on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Spirit Week is January 29-February 2 – Be making plans to participate

The entire student body is invited to dress according to the theme for each day of Spirit Week. Any Upper School student NOT participating is expected to abide by the regular dress code.

  • Monday, January 29 – Superhero/Character Day (dress as your favorite superhero or as a famous real-life or fictitious character)
  • Tuesday, January 30 – Mountains vs. Beach (choose to dress as a lumberjack or hiker OR don your favorite Hawaiian shirt – be creative)
  • Wednesday, January 31 – International Day (put on a sombrero, wear a toga or kimono, be an Eskimo – the ideas are endless!)
  • Thursday, February 1 – Crazy Day (the name says it all – dress in mismatched clothes or costumes)
  • Friday, February 2 – Spirit Day (wear Connection Week or Spirit Day shirts!)

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, February 2. All HPCS families are encouraged to come enjoy the homecoming festivities!

  • All five basketball teams will play:
    • MS Girls vs. Lead Charter 3:30
    • MS Boys vs. Lead Charter 4:30
    • JV Boys vs. Oconee 5:30
    • Varsity Girls vs. Oconee 6:30
    • Varsity Boys vs. Oconee 7:45
  • An alumni reception will be held in the Blue Room.
  • The Senior Class of 2018 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 2018).

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Friday, January 5

  • Varsity Girls @ Oakwood 5:00 (304 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625)
  • JV Boys @ Oakwood 6:30
  • Varsity Boys @ Oakwood 8:00

Tuesday, January 9

  • MS Girls vs. Mitchell Road 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Mitchell Road 5:15
  • Varsity Girls @ BJA 6:30 (1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614)
  • Varsity Boys @ BJA 8:00


Thursday, January 11

  • MS Girls vs. BJA 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. BJA 5:15


General Information

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.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 1/3Thursday, 1/4Friday, 1/5Monday, 1/8Tuesday, 1/9
Spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread sticksPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtBreakfast lunch – sausage & egg casserole, pancakes, fruitChicken sandwich, waffle fries, saladChili bar – cornbread, cheese, corn chips, sour cream, dessert


Looking Ahead


January 3School Resumes
January 5Geography Bee (2:25 p.m. – Collins Auditorium)
January 8End of 2nd Grading Period
January 9Second Semester Begins
January 10-12Art Run-offs (Grades 1-12)
January 11Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, & String Solos and Ensembles
January 12Report Cards
January 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 19Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs (Grades 1-6)
January 26Upper School Piano Solo & Piano Ensemble Run-offs
January 26Upper School Vocal Solo Run-offs
January 26Upper School Creative Writing and Poetry Run-offs
January 29-February 2Spirit Week
February 1Class Meetings (Grades 11 and 12)
February 2Homecoming
February 6-8Open House (mornings only)
February 8-9CMSC Basketball Tournament
February 10Robotics Workshop
February 12-13Jr/Sr Dress Check
February 13Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
February 13Jr/Sr Work Night
February 16-17SCACS Basketball Tournament
February 19Presidents Day – No School or Child Care
February 22American Heritage Day Program and Lunch (Grades K4-12)

Program – 10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium

Lunch – following in MAC (A Building)

February 26-28Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)



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