HPCS Weekly News – September 17, 2019

Upcoming Events

Honor Society Induction – September 19

All school families are invited to attend the Honor Society Induction on Thursday, September 19, at 10:20 a.m., in the Main Auditorium.

Spirit Day – Friday, September 20

All of our fall sports teams have games on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. To show our support, we will have a SPIRIT DAY on Friday, September 20. Upper School students should plan to wear their new Connection Week shirts and Lower School students should wear navy and yellow or other HP branded apparel. All students may wear jeans or athletic pants. Go Panthers!

Teachers Convention – September 26-27

There will be no school or child care on September 26-27.

Lost and Found

Please take time each month to visit Lost and Found in the MAC (A Building) to claim items belonging to your family. The current Lost and Found items will be available to claim through Friday, September 27.

Library Book Fair – October 1-4

The Library will be hosting an Usborne Book Fair from October 1-4. Books will be on display in the Library during those days. Orders should arrive within three weeks and gift purchases can be picked up at the office or from a homeroom teacher. Be watching for more details!

Make Up Picture Day

Make Up Picture Day is scheduled for October 22.

Lower School Only


In an effort to keep our students safe while helping parents quickly get through carline, we ask you to observe the following:

  • Use the name tags in carline and contact your child’s teacher if additional name tags are needed.
  • Observe the “no cell phones in carline” policy.
  • Be mindful of your speed, especially as you drive down the hill.
  • Do not allow large gaps to form between cars. We want to try to prevent congestion on State Park Road due to carline.

Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe at dismissal!

Fine Arts Speech Run-offs

Information about the Fine Arts Speech Run-offs went home today with students in grades 2-6. Students who are interested in competing at SCACS in a speech category should plan to memorize the poem on the speech information letter (which is also located on FACTS/ParentsWeb under Resource Documents) and sign up when the registration window opens in November. All of the details are located in the Fine Arts Speech Letter.

Senior Carnival – October 18

Mark your calendars to attend the Senior Carnival! Details will be going home in the next few weeks.

No Child Care – October 18

Please make a note and plan ahead, on the day of our Senior Carnival on Friday, October 18, we will NOT have Child Care. Any Lower School student who attends Senior Carnival should have adult supervision for the event.

Upper School Only

BJU Stand Conference – September 24

On Tuesday, September 24, the students in grades 7-12 will attend the STAND Conference at Bob Jones University to hear Ken Ham and Steve Pettit speak on the Bible, science, and worldview. Students will be bused to BJU in two waves – one at 7:40 a.m. and another at 8:00 a.m. Please go to FACTS/ParentsWeb to approve the permission form and choose either 7:40 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. for bus transportation. Students will return to our campus by lunch.

College Parent Meeting – September 24

Parents of students in grades 9-12, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m., to attend the College Meeting. College Representatives will provide information on what you can be doing now to prepare for college. The meeting will be held in M-202/204. To RSVP for this event, please go to this link.

Lands’ End Sale – September 19-25

Lands’ End is having a Friends and Family sale with 40% off full priced items. Enter Promo code: LESUFRIEND and pin: 1234 at checkout.


Does your child need a specific book for a report? You can use this link to see if the HPCS library has it. Students are welcome to email our librarian, Mrs. Lankford (carollankford@hamptonpark.org), to have a book reserved. Additionally, if the library doors are opened, a student can drop by and check out a book. The library is also open on Thursday and Friday from 10:55-11:05 a.m., for the convenience of the Upper School students.

Panthers in Action

Baseball Team Optional Batting Practice

Boys in grades 7-12 are invited to attend the optional batting practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Warehouse throughout the month of October. As a reminder, the baseball team competes in the spring. If you have questions, please contact Coach Manges at 864.360.5457.

Team Communication

If your child is a student on a team, use this link to enter the GroupMe team chats. Parents can download the “GroupMe” App and sign up for each of your child’s teams.

Upcoming Games

Tuesday, September 17

  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ BJA (1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614) 4:00
  • MS Girls Volleyball @ Spartanburg Prep (385 S. Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301) 4:30
  • MS Boys Soccer@ Spartanburg Prep (9768 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301) 4:30
  • JV Girls Volleyball vs. Hurricanes 4:30
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Hurricanes 5:30

Friday, September 20 (SPIRIT DAY!)

  • MS Girls Volleyball vs. St. Joe’s 4:00
  • MS Boys Soccer vs. Spartanburg Day 4:00
  • JV Girls Volleyball @ Lake Pointe (5766 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, SC 29710) 4:15
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Lake Pointe (5670 Oakridge Road, Clover, SC 29710) 4:30
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Lake Pointe (5766 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, SC 29710) 5:15

Saturday, September 21

  • Cross Country @ Dominoes Invitational Anderson 10:10/10:45

Monday, September 23

  • MS Boys Soccer vs. BJA 5:00
  • Cross Country @ New Covenant Anderson (303 Simpson Rd, Anderson, SC 29611) 5:00

Tuesday, September 24

  • JV Girls Volleyball vs. Easley Homeschool 4:00
  • Varsity Boys Soccer @ Legacy 5:00
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Easley Homeschool 5:00

Saturday, September 28

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Blazer Blast

General Information

HPCS Branded and Uniform Apparel – Sold by the Seniors

The senior class still has many articles of uniform clothing for $4 each. The items include uniform shirts, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, and sweatshirts. There are khaki, navy, and black pants; P.E. shorts and shirts, and khaki-style shorts and skirts. Sizes range from youth small through adult large. Feel free to drop by the Main Building before or after school to be directed to Miss Herdklotz’s classroom.

Moms In Prayer

Are you interested in meeting school moms or grandmas? Do you want to focus on praying for our school, students, and teachers? Moms in Prayer may be just the group for you! Moms in Prayer meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in M-202/204. All ladies are welcome to join this prayer group!

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 9/18Thursday, 9/19Friday, 9/20Monday, 9/23Tuesday, 9/24
Corn dogs, tater tots, salad, fruitBacon or cheese pizza, salad, choice of yogurt or fruitPizza pasta bake, garlic bread, saladSouthwest chicken wrap, tortilla chipsSalad bar, ice cream


Looking Ahead


September 19Honor Society Induction

10:20 a.m. Main Auditorium)

September 24College Parent Meeting (Grades 9-12)

(7:00 p.m. M202/204)

September 26-27Teacher’s Convention (No School or Child Care)
October 1-4Fall Book Sale
October 4Grandparents Day
October 8Senior Pictures
October 11End of 1st Grading Period
October 12SCACS Cross Country State Meet
October 16PSAT (Required for sophomores)
October 17Lower School Conferences

(No K5 classes;

Grades 1-6 dismiss at 11:15 a.m.

Grades 7-12 full day)

October 17Carnival Set-up
October 18Conferences

(No K5 classes;

Grades 1-6 dismiss at 11:15 a.m.

Grades 7-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)

October 18Senior Carnival (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) – No Child Care
October 18Report Cards
October 22Make-up Picture Day
October 22Senior Pictures (Rain Date)
October 25SCACS Sword Drill Run-offs (Grades 4-6; 1:30 p.m.)
October 25-26SCACS Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
October 28-30Lower School Soccer Camp (Grades 3-6)
October 29Senior Pictures (Rain Date)
October 30-31Science Fair (Grades 3, 5, 7)
October 31Lower School Soccer Camp (Rain Date)



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