Principal’s Post – New Hires – May 2017

Dear HPCS Parent, I’m very pleased to announce that Mrs. Maria Wooldridge and Mrs. Tami Bennett will be joining the HPCS staff this coming fall! With the retirement of Mrs. Whitaker and with Mrs. Fitzgerald going full-time as our lower school supervisor, Maria will be teaching K5. Maria has a bachelor’s degree is early childhood […]

Principal’s Post – Personnel Changes

Dear HPCS Family, I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on some personnel changes for next year here at Hampton Park. We’re saddened that Mrs. Luann Whitaker and Mr. Wayne Hallberg will be retiring after this school year. Each of them started teaching at HP in the early 70s, and their faithful […]

Principal’s Post – Reminders and a Shout Out

Dear HPCS Parent, I wanted to take just a moment to give you some reminders and a couple of shout outs. First, Walk-a-thon pledge sheets and money are due tomorrow (5/3/2017). Please be sure to collect donations from all your sponsors, note them on the pledge sheet, and bring those to your students’ teachers tomorrow. […]

Principal’s Post – Dec. 22

Dear HPCS Parent, I have two important requests to make of you as we approach the end of the year. First, would you consider hosting a Chinese middle school exchange student or chaperon teacher who will be visiting HP from Jan. 13 through Feb. 12? A few families had to drop out because of conflicts […]

Principal’s Post – December 5, 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, I trust you had a blessed Thanksgiving break and are enjoying the Christmas season! There is more than the usual energy on campus right now as the students (and staff) are getting excited about Christmas break coming soon! Thank you for praying for those of us caught in the Gatlinburg fire last […]

HPCS Upper School Car-line Change for Friday (Nov. 11)

Dear HPCS Upper School Parent, This coming Friday, November 11, we need to adjust the car-line for pick-up after school. Pick-up will be at the same time as always: 3:15. But we need to adjust the car-line route due to a funeral in the auditorium that will conclude around the same time as school dismissal. […]

Principals Post – HPCS Hold and Secure

Dear HPCS Parent, Last night I began contemplating an email to send to all our parents asking for prayer for Townville Elementary School and those affected by the shooting there yesterday as well as to remind you of the plans and processes we have in place should, God forbid, we ever face a similar threat. […]

Principal’s Post – HPCS News

Dear HPCS Parent, It’s hard to believe school starts just two weeks from today–the summer has just flown by! I trust you’ve had a good summer and enjoyed the extra time with your children. It’s been so quiet around campus, and I’m really looking forward to having all the students back soon. I’m excited to […]

Principal’s Post – Announcing Two New Programs!

Dear HPCS Parent, Very soon after arriving at HPCS, I saw the need to provide extra help for struggling students, many of whom have a learning disability of one form or another. I’m the parent of one such student, and the challenges for him and my wife and I can be overwhelming at times. Our […]

Principal’s Post – April 27, 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, I’d like to discuss two items that have been in the news in recent weeks and how we’re responding here at HPCS. I’d also like to remind any families who haven’t yet registered for next year that the April Early Bird Registration ends this Friday, so if you plan to enroll for […]

Principal’s Post – April 19, 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, I’m very pleased to announce two new faculty positions and a few new courses at Hampton Park starting next school year. These are in areas I’ve been hoping and praying for since I came to HPCS, and I’m so thankful to the Lord for making these possible! These are born out of […]

Principal’s Post – Feb 8, 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, I want to take just a moment to encourage your participation in a couple of events this week. First is the basketball competition tonight against Bob Jones Academy. The JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys will be playing at Bob Jones starting at 4:15 with the JV team. The varsity teams will […]

Principal’s Post – Jan 26, 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, Thanks so much for your patience with the school cancellations Friday and Monday. The Monday cancellation was particularly difficult, given the clear road conditions for many of you. But after cueing off of Greenville County and evaluating many roads myself, as well as the weather forecast, it seemed wisest in the interest of […]

Principal’s Post – Spirit Week 2016

Dear HPCS Parent, Happy New Year and welcome to second semester at Hampton Park! I trust your Christmas break was a blessed one with family and friends and a valuable time for rest and reflection. We’re gearing up for two very important events starting in just a few days: next week we celebrate “Spirit Week” […]

Principal’s Post – Thanksgiving

Dear HPCS Parent, I wanted to take just a moment to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and a restful break from school this week. I trust you will have a wonderful time with family and friends as you reflect on all that we have to be grateful for in Christ. Please remember that school will not […]

Principal’s Post November 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, This coming Tuesday, November 3rd, is election day, and I wanted to remind you that school will not be meeting and no childcare will be provided. Normally, Hampton Park is a polling place for the Leawood Precinct, but that will not be the case this year, as the only elections are for […]

Principal’s Post September 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, I wanted to let you know that tomorrow will be a “Spirit Day” at school to promote school spirit prior to the varsity soccer game tomorrow at Bob Jones Academy at 4:00 and the JV Volleyball game Friday at 4:15 at BJA. Students are allowed to wear HPCS shirts (we’re encouraging the […]

Principal’s Post August 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, It’s hard to believe September arrives tomorrow and we’re already into our third full week of school! I’m pleased to report that we’re off to a great start to the 2015-16 school year. The Lord answered prayer regarding enrollment–we’re up a few students this year from last year, and there is just […]

Principal’s Post May 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, Today our family is celebrating another teenager in the family–Brandon turned 13! It’s just incredible to know I now have two teens in our house . . . where has all the time gone. . . . And last week our family celebrated with yours the end of another year of school–my […]

Principal’s Post April 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, I’m particularly excited about this post, because I get to make you aware of three new opportunities geared toward hands-on learning for our Jr/Sr high students starting next year. First is a new elective course in the area of Industrial Arts (think “Shop Class”). We plan to offer two sections of the […]