HPCS Weekly News – October 16, 2018

Upcoming Events

Support our Teams – Tonight at BJA

We encourage everyone to head to Bob Jones Academy and support our JV/Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Soccer Teams tonight. Admission to the games is $3 for adults, $2 for students, kids under 5 are free, and there is a maximum charge of $10 per family. The games are as follows:

  • JV Girls Volleyball 5:00 (in the Academy gym)
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball 6:00 (in the Academy gym)
  • Varsity Boys Soccer 7:00 (in Alumni Stadium)

Students in grades 7-12 who attend the games and see a designated staff member (Mrs. Cansler, Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Murr, Dr. Priest or Mrs. Priest) will have a casual dress day (Connection Week attire – shorts and t-shirts) for school on Friday. Friday is a half-day and our Senior Carnival!

Poll Workers Training – Wednesday, October 17

Students who are 16 and above–it’s not too late to register for the Poll Workers Training Class. The class will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., in M-212. Students must attend a training class in order to work the polls on November 6. Please register as soon as possible at www.greenvillecounty.org/voterregistration as follows:

  • Select Poll Worker Training Class Registration
  • Enter the training type “student”
  • Enter your last name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Type the password “young.”
  • Finally select “login.”

Early Dismissal/Conferences

Lower School students will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, October 18-19, for parent/teacher conferences. There will be no school for K4/K5. Child care will be available at 11:30 a.m. for students in grades 1-6.

Upper School students have a regular schedule on Thursday, October 18, and dismiss at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, October 19.

Lower School Spirit Day!

On Friday, October 19, the Lower School will have a Spirit Day to celebrate Senior Carnival! Students in grades 1-6 should wear their class shirts.

Senior Carnival

Senior Carnival is Friday, October 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch tickets (pizza, chips and drink) are $4 and game tickets are $2.
  • Lunch tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, October 17.
  • Since October 19 is a half day, Lower School students will need to have adult supervision at the Carnival, or they may stay for late stay and be charged accordingly.

Lost and Found

You may be on campus this week for a Parent/Teacher Conference, Senior Carnival, or simply dropping off your child. While on campus, take time to visit Lost and Found to claim items belonging to your family. Lost and Found is located in the MAC (A Building) to the left of the fireplace. Please plan to visit by Friday, October 26, as Lost and Found items are donated to charity after the last Friday of every month.

Retired Athletic Team Uniform Sale

On October 30-31, students will have the opportunity to purchase old baseball jerseys, soccer shirts, basketball tanks, and more for $1-$2 a piece. The Tuesday Moms will have the uniforms displayed in the MAC (A Building) and will be selling the retired uniforms during lunch.

Lunch Room Recipe Contest

Continue sending in your favorite bowl recipes for the Bowl Recipe Contest. Please email recipes to juliemacmillan@hamptonpark.org. The contest deadline is October 31.

Bob Jones Festival

The Bob Jones University Festival (BJ Fest) will be held October 30-November 1 for students in grades 9-12 who are competing in various fine arts categories. Permission Forms are on RenWeb under WebForms.

Lower School Soccer Camp

Lower School Soccer Camp will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, November 5, 7, and 8. Students in grades 3-6 will receive details later in October.

Lower School Sword Drill

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Sword Drill for students in grades 4-6. The sword drill will be held in the Collins Auditorium on Friday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. Parents should enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building.

Lower School Speech Runoffs

Students in grades 2-6 who are interested in participating in SCACS in a speech category should be prepared to say the poem for the appropriate grade on Tuesday, November 13. The poems are located on RenWeb under Resource Documents.

Panthers in Action

Cross Country

Congratulations, Panthers! At the SCACS Cross Country State Meet on Saturday, the boys won 2nd place and the girls won 1st place (for the third year in a row). Out of the 18 students on the team, 13 set a personal record with some slashing times by up to 2 minutes, and 9 of the students were in the top 10 finishers. Anna Claire Patterson took first place for the girls and Jackson Vierow won first place for the boys. What a great season!

Upcoming Games

Tuesday, October 16

  • JV Girls Volleyball @ BJA 5:00 (1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614)
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ BJA 6:00
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ BJA 7:00


Basketball Tryouts

Students in grades 6-12 who are interested in trying out for basketball should read the following:

  • MS Girls
    • Open Gym – Monday, October 29, 3:30-5:15
    • Tryouts Begin – Tuesday, October 30, 3:30-5:15
  • MS Boys
    • Open Gym – October 29-30, November 1-2, 3:30-5:15
    • Tryouts Begin – Monday, November 5, 3:30-5:15
  • JV/Varsity Girls
    • Open Gym – October 29-30, November 1-2, 5:15-7:30
    • Tryouts Begin – TBD
  • JV/Varsity Boys
    • Open Gym – October 29-30, November 1, 5:15-7:30
    • Tryouts Begin – Friday, November 2, 5:15-7:30

Students who plan to try out for a basketball team must have Pre-Participation Athletic Forms Part 1 and 2 on file in the office. Forms are on RenWeb under Resource Documents or in the school office. Current lists of students with physical forms on file are posted on the bulletin boards in the Main Building and have been given to Mrs. Luttrell and Mr. McAdams.

General Information

Senior Trip Fundraising – Papa Johns Coupon Books

The seniors are selling Papa Johns Coupon Books for $10 each. The book includes a coupon for a free pizza, which pays for the coupon book! Look for a Senior (or Band Member) or pick up a Papa Johns Coupon Book in the school office. Please pay in cash.

Support Our School – Ingles!

Ingles Advantage cards must be linked to Hampton Park each year. Link your card for HP to receive credit. Go to https://www.ingles-markets.com/toolsforschools/ to register your card. Our school ID is 11303.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 10/17Thursday, 10/18Friday, 10/19Monday, 10/22Tuesday, 10/23
Sub sandwich, potato chips, saladBacon or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSenior Carnival LunchChicken sandwich, potato fries, salad, fruitChili bar, corn bread, dessert


Looking Ahead


October 15-17Chess Camp (Grades 1-4)
October 16End of 1st Grading Period
October 18Lower School Conferences

(No K4/K5 classes; Grades 1-6 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.; Grades 7-12 full day)

October 19Conferences (No K4/K5 classes; Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
October 19Senior Carnival (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
October 19Report Cards
October 26-27SCACS Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
October 31-November 1BJ Festival
November 5, 7, 8Lower School Soccer Camp (Grades 3-6)
November 6Election Day (No School or Child Care)
November 9Lower School Sword Drill (Grades 4-6)
November 9Lower School Soccer Camp (Rain Date)
November 13Lower School Speech Runoffs (Grades 2-6)
November 15Upper School Spelling Bee Testing
November 16Thanksgiving Lunch/Upper School Service Day
November 16-17Providence Basketball Tournament
November 19Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
November 20Spelling Bees (Grades 2-3; 9:00 a.m./Grades 4-6; 1:30 p.m.)
November 21-23Thanksgiving Break
November 29-December 1Drama Production



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