HPCS Weekly News – February 20, 2018

Upcoming Events

American Heritage Day Program and Lunch

The American Heritage Day Program and Lunch will be held on Thursday, February 22. The program will begin at 10:20 a.m. in the Main Auditorium followed by the lunch in the MAC (A Building). Information about lunch reservations is going home today with Lower School students and will be distributed to Upper School students on Wednesday in homeroom. Please return the forms as soon as possible. Orders must be in by Tuesday, February 20.

Lower School Basketball Camp

The Lower School Basketball Camp for students in grades 3-6 will be held on Monday to Wednesday, February 26-28, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. The cost to register is $20 and includes refreshments each day and a pizza party on the last day. Information about the camp is going home with students today. Students who want to participate should return the form with cash or check to their teacher by Wednesday, February 21.

Chick-fil-A Biscuit Day

The seniors will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits for $3.00 each on Wednesday (not Tuesday this week!), February 21, at all of the normal drop off locations on campus.

SCACS Lower School Fine Arts Festival – March 2

The SCACS Lower School Fine Arts Festival will be held at Hampton Park on Friday, March 2. If Hampton Park families are planning to eat lunch on campus, please plan to stop by the office to purchase the $4 lunch ticket. Only a limited number of lunches will be available to purchase on the day of the event, so please purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a lunch. The lunch will include pizza, two sides, and a beverage. Lunch will be served in the gym this year from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additionally, concessions will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lower School students involved in the SCACS Festival may want to prepare ahead for the required dress:

  • Boys – black or navy dress pants, white shirts, and dark dress shoes
  • Girls – black or navy skirts, white tops, and dark dress shoes

Junior-Senior Banquet Dress Check

Junior and senior girls, mark your calendars for dress check that was changed to Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, at 3:15 p.m., with the re-check date moving to Monday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. If a sophomore or a non-HPCS student has been asked to the Banquet, please go by the office to obtain important information regarding dress guidelines.

SCACS Fine Arts Rehearsal – Public Invited

You are invited to attend the SCACS Fine Arts Rehearsal on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. The Upper School students who are involved in SCACS Fine Arts and will be competing in Columbia are required to attend this rehearsal. The SCACS Fine Arts Festival takes place in Columbia on March 15-16.

Panthers in Action

Summer Camps

Details will be coming out soon for Summer Camps. Soccer Camp will be held on June 18-21 and Basketball Camp will be held on July 16-19.

Spring Sports Tryouts

  • Varsity Boys Baseball (Grades 7-12)
    • Thursday, February 15, 3:45-5:30 p.m. – Travelers Rest United Methodist Church, 19 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
    • Friday, February 16, 3:45-5:30 p.m. – 1004 Geer Highway, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
  • Middle School Girls Soccer (Grades 6-8)
    • Tuesday, February 20, 3:30-5:00
    • Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-5:00
    • Thursday February 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Girls Soccer (Grades 9-12)
    • Tuesday, February 20, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 22, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
    • Friday, February 23, from 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Pre-Participation Athletic Forms

All students trying out for a spring sport must have current Pre-Participation Athletic Forms on file in the office. The blank forms (Part 1 and 2) are on RenWeb under Resource Documents or in the office. Students can check lists on the bulletin boards to see if their forms are current. Forms are good for one year.

General Information

Flu Season

During this particularly difficult flu season, we’re working hard to keep our school clean and safe for our students, faculty, and staff.

  • We’re frequently wiping down surfaces with hospital-grade sanitizing cleaner.
  • We’re asking parents to remember the 24-hour rule: Please do not send your child to school until they have been fever free without the use of medications for at least 24 hours. Also, students who have been sick with a stomach virus should be completely symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • We’re encouraging students to wash their hands frequently. The CDC says that washing hands is one of the best ways to prevent germs from spreading.

Thank you for keeping sick children home so they can recover and come back to school after they are well!

Re-enrollment for 2018-2019

Re-enrollment for 2018-2019 should be completed through RenWeb by entering through the Family Information Tab and selecting “enrollment/re-enrollment.” Enjoy the early enrollment discount (only $175!) if you re-enroll by March 2. After March 2, the enrollment fee will be $300 per child.

Boxtops for Education

Boxtops for Education are collected throughout the school year and may be turned in to your child’s teacher at any time.


Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 2/14Thursday, 2/15Friday, 2/16Monday, 2/19Tuesday, 2/20
Spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, breadstickPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtShepherd’s pie, salad, biscuitNo School or         Child CareBaked potato bar, salad, ice cream


Looking Ahead


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 23-24SCBDA Region Band Clinic
February 26-28Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)
March 1Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6) – Rain Date
March 2SCACS Lower School Fine Arts Festival – No School or Child Care
March 2-3Varsity Girls Soccer Tournament at BJU
March 5Jr/Sr Dress Check
March 5Jr/Sr Banquet Work Night
March 8SCACS Rehearsal – Public Invited – Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium
March 14End of 3rd Grading Period
March 15-16SCACS Upper School Fine Arts Festival
March 16-18SCBDA All-State Band Clinic
March 19Jr/Sr Banquet Work Night
March 20Spring Pictures
March 20-236th Grade Williamsburg Trip
March 20-23SCBDA Senior Concert Festival
March 21Report Cards
March 26Jr/Sr Dress Recheck
March 27K5 Graduation Pictures
March 27-30SCBDA Junior Concert Festival
March 28Senior Graduation Pictures
March 30Easter Vacation – No  School or Child Care
April 2-6Easter Vacation – No School or Child Care
April 9School Resumes
April 10-12AACS Fine Arts Festival
April 13Senior Parent Dinner
April 16-20Achievement Testing (Grades K5-12)
April 18Special Olympics at Furman (Grades 9-12)
April 20Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 at 11:30 a.m., K4/K5 regular time)
April 20Jr/Sr Banquet
April 24Band Concert (Grades 5-12)
April 24Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
April 26Class Meeting (Grade 10)
April 26Upper School Spring Concert (Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
April 27-28SCACS Spring Soccer Tournament
April 30-May 4Library Used Book Sale



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