HPCS Weekly News – January 8, 2019

Upcoming Events

Basketball Games Theme Nights

The 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 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, January 8, against St. Mary’s – American Patriotism Night
  • Tuesday, January 22, against Mitchell Road Christian and Oconee (Spirit Week!) – Student Stereotypes (this is a change to the previously scheduled Spirit Week attire)
  • Friday, January 25, against Oakwood (Homecoming!) – Navy Blue and Yellow

Spirit Day – Yay, Clemson Tigers!

We will have a Spirit Day on Friday, January 11, to celebrate Clemson winning the National Championship! Upper School students may wear jeans or athletic pants IF they are wearing orange or purple or something with “Clemson” on it. Lower School students are invited to wear purple, orange, or clothing marked with “Clemson,” but no athletic pants.

Geography Bee

The Geography Bee for grades 4-8 will be held on Friday, January 11, at 2:15 p.m., in the Collins Auditorium (C Building). Parents are invited to attend and do not need to check in to the office. Please enter the Collins Building through the side door facing the Brown Building and playground.

Used Uniform Sale – Friday, January 11

Has your son outgrown his khakis? Would your daughter like a hoodie? The senior class will be holding a Used Uniform Sale on Friday, January 11, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., in M213 (Main Building), and most of the items are only $1! Drop by and pick up a few bargains!

Chick fil-A Chicken Biscuits

The senior class will be selling chicken biscuits on Tuesday, January 15, from 7:30-8:20 a.m., at all of the regular drop-off locations on campus. Each biscuit is $3 and all proceeds go towards the senior trip.

SCACS Art Entries

All art entries need to be completed and turned in BEFORE SCHOOL on Wednesday, January 16. Please deliver the art to the MAC (A Building).

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.


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.

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. Be watching for more details for this special event.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games

Tuesday, January 8 – American Patriotism Theme Night!

  • MS Girls vs. St. Mary’s 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. St. Mary’s 5:00
  • JV Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 5:30 (1002 South Buncombe Road, Greer, SC 29651)
  • Varsity Girls @ Greenville Homeschool 6:30
  • Varsity Boys @ Greenville Homeschool 7:45

Thursday, January 10

  • MS Girls vs. Shannon Forest 4:00
  • MS Boys vs. Shannon Forest 5:00

Friday, January 11

  • JV Boys @ Shannon Forest 4:00 (829 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC 29615)
  • Varsity Girls @ Shannon Forest 5:15
  • Varsity Boys @ Shannon Forest 6:45

Monday, January 14

  • JV Girls @ BJA 8:00 (1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614)

Tuesday, January 15

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

General Information


This is the season for sickness, so please be reminded to keep sick students home from school until they have been symptom-free from the stomach bug and fever-free for 24 hours.

Inclement Weather Policy

Please remember when it comes to inclement weather that we do not necessarily follow the Greenville County School system, that 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 an 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.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 1/9Thursday, 1/10Friday, 1/11Monday, 1/14Tuesday, 1/15

Lasagna, salad, Texas toast

Sausage or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSub sandwich, potato chips, dill pickle, fruitCorn dogs, tater tots, salad, fruitOlivia Lowery’s Alfredo Bowl – curly noodles, alfredo sauce, chicken, broccoli, salad, breadstick


Looking Ahead


January 8Second Semester Begins
January 11Geography Bee (2:15 p.m. Collins Auditorium)
January 11Report Cards
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)
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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