HPCS Weekly News – January 15, 2019

Upcoming Events

SCACS Fine Arts

Please make a note of the upcoming Fine Arts categories in which your children may be involved:

  • Art Contest – Wednesday, January 16 – All art entries need to be turned in to the MAC (A Building) from 8:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 1-6) – Friday, January 18
  • Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 7-12) – Friday, January 25
  • Creative Writing and Poetry – Thursday, January 24
  • Vocal Solo Runoffs (Grades 7-12) – Friday, January 25
  • Academic Testing (Grades 3-6) – January 28-31
  • Academic Testing (Grades 7-12) – January 28-February 6

Martin Luther King Day

There will be no school or child care on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Spirit Week – Friday, January 18 through Friday, January 25

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.

  • Friday, January 18 – Homeroom Wars (each class chooses it’s own theme!)
  • Tuesday, January 22 – Student Stereotypes (dress up as the athlete, a nerd, the science geek, or class clown)
  • Wednesday, January 23 – Throwback Day (choose a decade!)
  • Thursday, January 24 – Crazy Day (the name says it all – dress in mismatched clothes or costumes)
  • Friday, January 25 – Navy Blue and Yellow Day (show some school spirit!)

Please be mindful to keep clothing modest. Upper School students, please remember NO SHORTS allowed.

HPBC Ladies Bible Study

All ladies are invited to attend the Hampton Park Baptist Church Ladies’ Bible Study which begins on Wednesday, January 23, at 9:15 a.m., in the Blue Room. Come as early as 8:30 a.m. to fellowship with other ladies. The nursery for infants and preschoolers opens at 8:30 a.m., as well. Be watching for more details.

Spirit Week Student Council Events

The Student Council invites students in grades 7-12 to participate in several events during Spirit Week:

  • Chick fil-A Breakfast – Wednesday, January 23, 7:30-8:15 a.m. – Chick fil-A Cherrydale
  • Bonfire – Thursday, January 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Mizell Pavilion


Homecoming is the culmination of Spirit Week and will take place on Friday, January 25. All HPCS families are encouraged to come enjoy the homecoming festivities!

  • Five of our teams will play:
    • MS Girls vs. Oakwood 3:30
    • MS Boys vs. Oakwood 4:45
    • JV Boys vs. Oakwood 6:00
    • Varsity Girls vs. Oakwood 7:00
    • Varsity Boys vs. Oakwood 8:15
  • An alumni reception will be held in the Blue Room.
  • The Senior Class of 2019 and their parents will be recognized.

Admission to homecoming is free with your complimentary Panther Pass (available in the office). Alumni are our guests and will be admitted for free. Concessions will be available for purchase (all proceeds benefit the Class of 2019) by cash, check or card.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is full to overflowing. Please take time to drop by the MAC (A Building) to claim items belonging to your family. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after Friday, January 25.

Chess Club

There are limited spots available for the spring semester of the Chess Club. If your child is interested, please email Michelle Schley at mlschley@gmail.com. The new semester begins on Wednesday, January 23, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students in Chess Club will be charged $50 per semester.

American Heritage Day Program and Lunch – February 7

The American Heritage Day Program for grades K4-12 will be held in the Main Auditorium on Thursday, February 7, at 10:20 a.m. The program is followed by a special lunch in the MAC. More details will be available next week.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, January 15

  • MS Girls @ Spartanburg Prep 4:30 (385 S. Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306)
  • MS Boys @ Spartanburg Prep 5:30
  • JV Girls @ Oakwood 4:00 (304 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625)
  • JV Boys @ Oakwood 5:00
  • Varsity Girls @ Oakwood 6:15
  • Varsity Boys @ Oakwood 7:45

Thursday, January 17

  • MS Girls vs. Our Lady of the Rosary 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Our Lady of the Rosary 5:00

Friday, January 18

  • JV Girls @ New Covenant 4:00 (324 Belton Drive, Williamston, SC 29697)
  • JV Boys @ New Covenant 5:00
  • Varsity Girls @ New Covenant 6:00
  • Varsity Boys @ New Covenant 7:30

Tuesday, January 22

  • MS Girls vs. Mitchell Road 3:30
  • MS Boys vs. Mitchell Road 4:30
  • JV Boys vs. Oconee 5:30
  • Varsity Girls vs. Oconee 6:30
  • Varsity Boys vs. Oconee 7:45


General Information

Thank you!

The Hampton Park Christian School Faculty and Staff thank you for your generous Christmas offering!

Geography Bee Winners

Please congratulate the following students for winning in the Geography Bee!

  • 1st place – Kaylen Trocki
  • 2nd place – Samuel Lopez

Papa Johns Coupon Books

The Papa Johns Coupon Books are still available and are good through December 2019. The coupon books are located in the office at a cost of $10 payable either by cash or check. Each coupon book includes twenty-four coupons and a free pizza! All proceeds go toward the senior trip.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 1/16Thursday, 1/17Friday, 1/18Monday, 1/21Tuesday, 1/22
Creamy chicken and rice, green beans, salad, rollBacon or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, potato chipsNo school or child careSalad bar, Jell-o, fruit, dessert


Looking Ahead


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 28-February 6Academic Testing (Grades 3-12)
February 7American Heritage Day Program and Lunch (Grades K4-12)

(Program in Main Auditorium at 10:20 a.m. and Lunch to follow in the MAC)

February 7-8CMSC Basketball Tournament
February 12Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
February 12Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night
February 15-16SCACS Basketball Tournament
February 18Presidents’ Day – No School or Child Care
February 19-21Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)
March 1SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival
March 4Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night
March 4-5Jr-Sr Banquet Dress Check
March 7SCACS Upper School Dress Rehearsal – Public Invited

(Grades 7-12; 7:00-9:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)

March 13End of 3rd Grading Period
March 14-15SCACS High School Fine Arts Festival
March 18Spring Pictures
March 18Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night
March 198th Grade Parent Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
March 19-226th Grade Field Trip to Creation Museum/Ark
March 20Report Cards
March 25Jr-Sr Dress Recheck
March 29Senior Parent Dinner
April 1-5Achievement Testing (Grades K5-12)
April 5Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 at 11:30 a.m.; K4/K5 regular time)
April 5Jr-Sr Banquet (7:00 p.m. MAC)
April 3-12No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
April 9-11AACS Fine Arts Festival
April 11-16Upper School Band Trip
April 15-22Easter Vacation
April 23School Resumes
April 24Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)
April 25Class Meeting (Grade 10)
April 25Band Concert (Grades 5-12)
April 26-27SCACS Spring Soccer Tournament
April 29SCACS Golf Tournament
April 30Junior Parent Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
May 2Upper School Spring Concert (Grades 7-12)
May 3-4SCACS Baseball Tournament
May 6-10Library Used Book Sale
May 6-22No Cuts (Grades 7-12)
May 8-14Senior Trip
May 15Senior Skip Day
May 16Field Day (Grades 4-6)
May 16Kindergarten Graduation (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
May 17Field Day (Grades 1-3)
May 17Last Day of Kindergarten
May 17Final Day of Child Care
May 17Sports Banquet (6:00 p.m. MAC)
May 20Field Day Rain Date (Grades 4-6)
May 21Field Day Rain Date (Grades 1-3)
May 20-21Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
May 20-22Exams (Grades 9-12)
May 22Lower School Awards Program (9:15 a.m. Main Auditorium)

(Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:00 a.m.)

May 23Records Day – No School
May 24Lower School Report Cards (8:30 a.m.)
May 24Upper School Awards Program and Report Cards (8:45 a.m.)
May 24Graduation Rehearsal (10:00 a.m.)
May 24Commencement (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)


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