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.
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
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.
|Wednesday, 1/9||Thursday, 1/10||Friday, 1/11||Monday, 1/14||Tuesday, 1/15|
Lasagna, salad, Texas toast
|Sausage or cheese pizza, salad or yogurt||Sub sandwich, potato chips, dill pickle, fruit||Corn dogs, tater tots, salad, fruit||Olivia Lowery’s Alfredo Bowl – curly noodles, alfredo sauce, chicken, broccoli, salad, breadstick|
|January 8||Second Semester Begins|
|January 11||Geography Bee (2:15 p.m. Collins Auditorium)|
|January 11||Report Cards|
|January 16-18||Art Contest|
|January 17||Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Strings Solos and Ensembles Runoffs|
|January 18||Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 1-6)|
|January 21||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School or Child Care|
|January 22-25||Spirit Week|
|January 23||Homecoming Practice|
|January 24||Creative Writing and Poetry Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January 25||Piano Solo and Ensemble Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January 25||Vocal Solo Runoffs (Grades 7-12)|
|January – Exact Dates TBD||Academic Testing (Grades 3-12)|
|February 7||American 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 7-8||CMSC Basketball Tournament|
|February 12||Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)|
|February 12||Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night|
|February 15-16||SCACS Basketball Tournament|
|February 18||Presidents’ Day – No School or Child Care|
|February 19-21||Lower School Basketball Camp (Grades 3-6)|
|March 1||SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival|
|March 4||Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night|
|March 4-5||Jr-Sr Banquet Dress Check|
|March 7||SCACS Upper School Dress Rehearsal – Public Invited|
(Grades 7-12; 7:00-9:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
|March 13||End of 3rd Grading Period|
|March 14-15||SCACS High School Fine Arts Festival|
|March 18||Spring Pictures|
|March 18||Jr-Sr Banquet Work Night|
|March 19||8th Grade Parent Meeting (7:00 p.m.)|
|March 19-22||6th Grade Field Trip to Creation Museum/Ark|
|March 20||Report Cards|
|March 25||Jr-Sr Dress Recheck|
|March 29||Senior Parent Dinner|
|April 1-5||Achievement Testing (Grades K5-12)|
|April 5||Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 at 11:30 a.m.; K4/K5 regular time)|
|April 5||Jr-Sr Banquet (7:00 p.m. MAC)|
|April 3-12||No Cuts (Grades 7-12)|
|April 9-11||AACS Fine Arts Festival|
|April 11-16||Upper School Band Trip|
|April 15-22||Easter Vacation|
|April 23||School Resumes|
|April 24||Mid-Quarter Reports (Grades 4-12)|
|April 25||Class Meeting (Grade 10)|
|April 25||Band Concert (Grades 5-12)|
|April 26-27||SCACS Spring Soccer Tournament|
|April 29||SCACS Golf Tournament|
|April 30||Junior Parent Meeting (7:00 p.m.)|
|May 2||Upper School Spring Concert (Grades 7-12)|
|May 3-4||SCACS Baseball Tournament|
|May 6-10||Library Used Book Sale|
|May 6-22||No Cuts (Grades 7-12)|
|May 8-14||Senior Trip|
|May 15||Senior Skip Day|
|May 16||Field Day (Grades 4-6)|
|May 16||Kindergarten Graduation (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)|
|May 17||Field Day (Grades 1-3)|
|May 17||Last Day of Kindergarten|
|May 17||Final Day of Child Care|
|May 17||Sports Banquet (6:00 p.m. MAC)|
|May 20||Field Day Rain Date (Grades 4-6)|
|May 21||Field Day Rain Date (Grades 1-3)|
|May 20-21||Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)|
|May 20-22||Exams (Grades 9-12)|
|May 22||Lower School Awards Program (9:15 a.m. Main Auditorium)|
(Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:00 a.m.)
|May 23||Records Day – No School|
|May 24||Lower School Report Cards (8:30 a.m.)|
|May 24||Upper School Awards Program and Report Cards (8:45 a.m.)|
|May 24||Graduation Rehearsal (10:00 a.m.)|
|May 24||Commencement (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)|