HPCS Weekly News – November 13, 2018

Upcoming Events

Lower School Thanksgiving Project – Miracle Hill Collection

Thank you for your generous giving for the Thanksgiving Project! Our goal of $740 to purchase 600 foil pans for Miracle Hill’s Turkey Dinner was surpassed as the students in grades K4-6th collected $2,165! The amount above our goal will be donated to Miracle Hill with the pans – what a great way to bless this ministry! Which grade brought in the most money? SECOND GRADE!

The winning fundraiser chart was designed by 8th grade student, Payton Springer. Her chart displayed the daily results in the lunchroom.

Thanksgiving Program and Lunch

The Lower School Thanksgiving Program (Grades K4-6) and Lunch is scheduled for Friday, November 16. The Program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Auditorium and will be followed by the Special Thanksgiving Lunch in the MAC. Wednesday, November 14, is the last day to turn in lunch reservations to your child’s homeroom teacher.

The dining schedule is as follows:

  • K4-K5 10:55
  • 2nd 11:00
  • 3rd 11:10
  • 1st 11:20
  • 4th 12:00
  • 5th 12:10
  • 6th 12:30
  • 7th-12th 12:45

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank and Ernestine Gilberth

Ticket sales for the Panther Players’ presentation of Cheaper by the Dozen begin on Wednesday, November 14.

  • The tickets will be sold before (8:00-8:30 a.m.) and after (3:20-3:50 p.m.) school in the Main Building (M Building) by the offices.
  • The performances will be held on Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for non-HPCS students, and $3.00 for HPCS students. You may pay by cash or check (made payable to HPCS).

Lower School Spelling Bees

Parents are invited to attend the Lower School Spelling Bees in the Collins Auditorium (C Building) on Tuesday, November 20. The quizzing will begin at 9:00 a.m. for students in grades 2-3 and 1:30 p.m. for grades 4-6. Guests do not need to sign in to the office and should enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

Thanksgiving Break

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no school or child care on Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23.

Lost and Found

Please visit Lost and Found regularly to claim items that belong to your children. Lost and Found is located in the MAC (A Building) through the doors to the left of the fireplace. The last day to look through current Lost and Found items in Friday, November 30. Consider looking through the Lost and Found while on campus for the Thanksgiving Program and Lunch or the Lower School Spelling Bees.

Please label all of your belongings to simplify the process. As a note, school uniforms and HP branded items are never donated to charity and are used as a way for the senior class to raise money for their senior trip.

Fine Arts Runoff Registrations

Registrations have begun for Fine Arts Runoffs for SCACS in the categories of music, art, and academic testing:

Lower School Registration

Upper School Registration

Online Registration is open until December 7 for all categories except Voice – Grades 4-6.

Panthers in Action

Panther Passes

Panther Passes are FREE for parents and grandparents and gives access for all regular-season home basketball games. Lower School students will receive Panther Passes in their folders today, and additional passes are available in the office.

Season Passes

Season Passes are available to those who attend several games a year, but do not qualify for a Panther Pass (friends, other family members, alumni). Season passes are available for $10 for an individual and $15 for a family (immediate household only) and may be purchased in the office or at home games. The Season Pass will provide access to all regular-season home basketball games.

Credit/Debit Card Purchases at Games

New this year, credit and debit cards will be accepted at concessions. Concession sales are another way the seniors raise money for the senior trip.

Upcoming Basketball Games

Friday, November 16

  • Varsity Girls @ Providence 7:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Boys @ Providence 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

  • Varsity Girls @ Providence 10:00 a.m.
  • Varsity Boys @ Providence 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 20

  • JV Boys vs. Greenville Homeschool 4:15
  • Varsity Girls vs. Greenville Homeschool 5:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Greenville Homeschool 6:30

Tuesday, November 27

  • MS Girls @ Langston 4:00
  • MS Boys @ Langston 5:15
  • Varsity Girls vs. Thomas Jefferson – time TBD
  • Varsity Boys vs. Thomas Jefferson – time TBD

General Information

Online Store Orders

If you placed an order with the HP Online Store and intend for it to be a gift, please let the school office know or respond to this email.

Support Our School

Remember to do all of your Amazon shopping this holiday season through this link. This is an easy way to help our school raise money with no effort on your part other than to remember to use the link for your Amazon shopping.

Bible Sword Drill Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the Sword Drill! These students will represent Hampton Park at SCACS Fine Arts Festival in the Bible Sword Drill on March 1, 2019.

  • 1st Place – Drew Howell (6th grade)
  • 2nd Place – Trevor Gearhart (6th grade)
  • Alternate – Adam Fetterolf (5th grade)

Lower School Speech Runoff Winners

The following students will be representing Hampton Park at the SCACS Fine Arts Festival in a speech category on March 1, 2019.

Level 1 Choric Speakers

  • Gabriella Bernal (3rd grade)
  • Juliette Clements (3rd grade)
  • Mark Grover (2nd grade)
  • Cali Hamblen (3rd grade)
  • Ryan Loach (2nd grade)
  • Austyn Lynch (3rd grade)
  • Amaris Rodriguez (3rd grade)
  • Emery Sallé (3rd grade)
  • Adelyn Schley (3rd grade)
  • Elena Zimmer (3rd grade)

Level 1 Speech Solo

  • Mia Kate Murr (3rd grade)
  • Brandon Noblitt (3rd grade)
  • Alexia Saldivar (3rd grade)
  • Kate Wess (3rd grade)

Level 2 Speech Solo

  • Jakob Bailey (4th grade)
  • Paige Christ (5th grade)
  • Drew Howell (6th grade)
  • Jack Lindstrom (4th grade)
  • Nathaniel Patton (5th grade)
  • Evangeline Sallé (5th grade)
  • Ella Schley (5th grade)
  • JonPaul Sepulveda (4th grade)
  • Sarah Slieff (5th grade)
  • Jenny Rose Springer (6th grade)

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 11/14Thursday, 11/15Friday, 11/16Monday, 11/19Tuesday, 11/20
Broccoli cheddar soup, grilled ham and cheese sandwich, fruitPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtThanksgiving Lunch – turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, roll, pieChicken tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or buttered carrots, biscuitHamburger bar, French fries, dessert


Looking Ahead


November 15Upper School Spelling Bee Testing
November 16Thanksgiving Lunch
November 16-17Providence Basketball Tournament (Varsity teams only)
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
December 4Drama Production – Inclement Weather Date
December 6Lower School Voice Runoffs (Grades 4-6)
December 10-21No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
December 11Christmas Program (Grades 3-6; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 11Upper School Speech Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
December 13Upper School Christmas Program (Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 19-21Exams (Grades 7-12)
December 19-21Lower School Early Dismissal – 11:15 a.m.
December 19-20Upper School Early Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.
December 20Christmas Program (Grades K4-2; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 21Christmas Vacation Begins

Upper School Dismisses – 11:00 a.m.

Lower School Dismisses – 11:15 a.m.

January 7School Resumes
January 7End of 2nd Grading Period
January 8Second Semester Begins
January 11Geography Bee (2:15 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
January 11Report Cards
January 11Upper School Speech Runoffs
January 16-18Art Contest
January 17Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Strings Solos and Ensembles Runoffs
January 18Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 1-6)
January 21Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care
January 22-25Spirit Week
January 23Homecoming Practice
January 24Creative Writing and Poetry Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January 25Homecoming
January 25Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January 25Vocal Solo Runoffs (Grades 7-12)
January – Exact Dates TBDAcademic Testing (Grades 3-12)



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