HPCS Weekly News – December 4, 2018

Upcoming Events

Fine Arts Runoff Registrations

The deadline to register for the fine arts events is this Friday, December 7. Register as follows:

Lower School Registration

Upper School Registration

Christmas Programs

Our Christmas Programs will be held on December 11 (Lower School Grades 3-6), December 13 (Upper School), and December 20 (Grades K4-2). Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • Lower School Dress Guidelines
    • Girls: Christmas dresses or outfits (skirts/tops). No tennis shoes.
    • Boys: Dark pants and long-sleeved shirts or sweaters. No tennis shoes.
  • Upper School Dress Guidelines
    • 7-8th Grade Girls: Black choir dresses or black maxi skirts with solid color top (blouse or sweater), dark tights or leggings, and dark shoes.
    • 7-8th Grade Boys: Black pants, dark shoes, dark socks, and white long-sleeved shirt and a tie.
    • 9-12th Grade Girls: Black choir dresses and dark shoes.
    • 9-12th Grade Boys: Black pants, black bow tie, black vest, black socks, dark shoes, and white long-sleeved dress shirt or tux shirt.

Early Dismissals

The week of December 17-21 has different dismissal times than in year’s past, so please make a note of the dismissal times.

  • K4-K5 – Dismissal on December 17-21 will be as regularly scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Please do not arrive to carline early or you may have to pull through the line since grades 1-6 dismiss at 11:15 a.m.
  • Grades 1-6 – Early dismissal of 11:15 a.m. on December 19-21.
  • Grades 7-12 – Early dismissal of 11:30 a.m. on December 19-20. Early Dismissal of 11:00 a.m. on December 21.
  • There is no child care on Friday, December 21, after early dismissal.

Home Basketball Games – Theme Nights!

Student Council is organizing Theme Nights for our home basketball games and wants to encourage student participation! Students will be judged according to participation and the winning student will receive a free item from concessions. Student Council encourages all students to sit in the student section of the bleachers and cheer on our Panther teams! Students should wear regular school dress during the school day and then dress for the special theme during the games only. The theme nights are listed below:

  • Tuesday, December 11 against Shannon Forest – Hawaiian Night
  • Tuesday, January 8 against St. Mary’s – American Patriotism Night
  • Tuesday, January 22 against Mitchell Road Christian and Oconee (Spirit Week!) – Neon
  • Friday, January 25 against Oakwood (Homecoming!) – Blue/Gold

Chinese Student Exchange Program

Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student? It could be a life-changing opportunity for you and your children. If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity, please send an email to kevinpriest@hamptonpark.org.  The Chinese students are here for four weeks between January 16 and February 13 and host families receive $400 for each exchange student to help with the costs of food and housing.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, December 4

  • MS Girls @ Spartanburg Day 4:00 (1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307)
  • MS Boys @ Spartanburg Day 5:15
  • JV Boys vs. Spartanburg Day 4:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Spartanburg Day 5:00
  • Varsity Boys vs. Spartanburg Day 6:30

Thursday, December 6

  • JV Boys @ Westgate 4:00 (1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301)
  • Varsity Girls @ Westgate 5:00
  • Varsity Boys @ Westgate 6:30

Friday, December 7

  • MS Boys @ Oconee 6:30 (150 his Way Circle, Seneca, SC 29672)

Monday, December 10

  • MS Girls @ Lead 4:30 (First Baptist Church, 847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601)
  • MS Boys @ Lead 5:30
  • JV Boys @ Asheville 4:00 (360 Asheville School Road, Asheville, NC 28806)
  • Varsity Girls @ Asheville 5:15
  • Varsity Boys @ Asheville 6:45

Tuesday, December 11 – Hawaiian Night! (details noted above)

  • JV Boys vs. Shannon Forest 4:00
  • Varsity Girls vs. Shannon Forest 5:15
  • Varsity Boys vs. Shannon Forest 6:45

Friday, December 14

  • JV Girls @ BJA 4:00 (1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614)
  • JV Boys @ BJA 5:00
  • Varsity Girls @ BJA 6:15
  • Varsity Boys @ BJA 7:30

Saturday, December 15

  • Varsity Girls vs. Alumni 10:00
  • Varsity Boys vs. Alumni 11:15

General Information

Inclement Weather Policy

With the possibility of wintry weather in our forecast, please note that we do not necessarily follow the Greenville Country School system, who because of bussing and a variety of other factors may make different decisions than we would regarding schedule. Our inclement weather policy is as follows:

Announcements regarding school closings, delays, and early dismissals due to inclement weather will be posted via email, website, RenWeb, Facebook, Twitter, text, and through WYFF News 4 (online and on television). WYFF will typically not announce when HPCS is on a regular schedule.

When school opens late, kindergarten classes will not meet. In the event of a early closing, parents should pick up their children as quickly as possible. HPCS will supervise all students until their rides arrive.

School closures due to inclement weather are always motived by concern for the safety of school families, and these decisions are often very difficult, especially since road conditions can vary dramatically across the region. The challenge is always safety concerns vs. the inconvenience of parents needing to be home with children not in school, and the administration does its best to weigh these factors. If parents believe road conditions in their area are unsafe for travel and notify the school office, even if school is in session, students will not receive an unexcused absence for missing school.

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.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 12/5Thursday, 12/6Friday, 12/7Monday, 12/10Tuesday, 12/11
Warm turkey and provolone on pretzel roll, chips and fruitBacon or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSpaghetti and meatballs, Texas toast, saladChicken tenders, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, biscuitChili bar, dessert


Looking Ahead


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 13Upper School Christmas Program (Grades 7-12; 7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
December 19-21Exams (Grades 7-12)
December 19-21Grades 1-6 Early Dismissal – 11:15 a.m.
December 19-20K4/K5 Regular Dismissal – 11:30 a.m.

Upper 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.

Grades 1-6 Dismisses – 11:15 a.m.

K4-K5 Dismisses – 11:30 a.m.

No Child Care

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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