HPCS Weekly News – February 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

Re-enrollment for 2019-2020

Early-bird online re-enrollment is now through March 2.

SCACS Basketball Tournament

Both our Girls Varsity and our Boys Varsity Basketball Teams have made it to the SCACS State Basketball Tournament held this Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, at Grace in Columbia (416 Denham Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169). The girls play on Friday at 11:45 a.m. against Northside and the boys play at 4:30 p.m. against Grace. Daily admission to the tournament is $6 for adults, $4 for students ages 6 and up, and ages 5 and younger are free. Concessions are available and no outside food may be brought into the gym. If you would like to see the games but are unable to attend, follow this link to the SCACS website and click on the link to watch the games live-streamed.

Presidents’ Day

There will be no school or child care on Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Lower School Basketball Camp

The seniors on the Varsity Basketball teams will be hosting a basketball camp for students in grades 3-6 on February 19-21. The camp will be held in the gym from 3:15-5:00 p.m. To sign up, return the basketball camp form to your child’s teacher by Friday, February 15, and include the $20 (cash or check). The camp includes a pizza party on Thursday and refreshments on the other days.

SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival – March 1

On Friday, March 1, the SCACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival will take place at Hampton Park. There will be no school and students who are participating will need adult/parental supervision. Students who participate should note the required dress:

  • Boys – black or navy pants, white shirts, and dark dress shoes
  • Girls – black or navy skirts, white shirt or blouse, and dark shoes

SCACS Fine Arts Rehearsal – Public Invited

You are invited to attend the SCACS Fine Arts Rehearsal on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m., in the Main Auditorium. The Upper School students who are involved in SCACS Fine Arts and will be competing in Columbia are required to attend this rehearsal. The SCACS Fine Arts Festival takes place in Columbia on March 14-15.

SCACS High School Fine Arts Festival – March 14-15

Students in grades 7-12 who participate in band, choir, or another music, art, or academic category, will be competing at the SCACS Fine Arts Festival in Columbia, SC, on March 14-15. Once the SCACS schedule is available, we will communicate it with those who are participating. Please make a note of the required dress for the Festival:

  • Choir – Grades 7-8
    • Boys – black pants, white collared shirt, black bowtie (if your son does not have a bowtie, they will be available for $3 each), dark dress shoes
    • Girls – black skirt, white top or blouse and dark shoes OR choir dress
  • Choir – Grades 9-12
    • Boys – black pants, white collared shirt, black bowtie, black vest, black socks and dark shoes
    • Girls – choir dress and dark shoes
  • Band – Grades 7-8
    • Boys – black pants, white shirts, black bowtie (if your son does not have a bowtie, they will be available for $3 each), dark dress shoes
    • Girls – black skirt, black top or blouse, dark shoes
  • Band – Grades 9-12
    • Boys – black pants, white shirts, black bowtie, vest, black shoes
    • Girls – black skirt and black top or blouse OR black choir dress, dark shoes

Lower School Field Day

Please note the calendar change for Field Day to April 10, with the rain date of April 11. More details will be available soon.

Panthers in Action

Upcoming Basketball Games


Friday, February 15

  • SCACS Tournament @ Grace in Columbia
    • Varsity Girls vs. Northside 11:45 a.m.
    • Varsity Boys vs. Grace 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 16

  • SCACS Tournament @ Grace in Columbia
    • Game times to be determined by Friday’s games outcomes


Spring Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for spring sports will begin next week. Students in grades 6-12 who are interested in trying out must have current Pre-Participation Athletic Forms (Part 1 and 2) on file in the office. The forms are located on RenWeb under Resource Documents or in the office.

  • MS Girls Soccer – Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to tryout.
    • Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 21, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 22, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Girls Soccer – Girls in grades 9-12 are invited to tryout.
    • Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 21, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
    • Friday, February 22, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball – Boys in grades 7-12 are invited to tryout. While baseball is open to grade 6, as well, it is not encouraged due to the size of the 12th graders that they would be up against. Tryouts and practices are held at our homefield at Northwest Park (8109 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29617).
    • Tuesday, February 19, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 21, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, February 22, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Golf – Students in grades 6-12 are invited to tryout for golf. Tryouts and practices are held at Paris Mountain Country Club (301 Old Rockhouse Road, Greenville, Sc 29609). It is likely that the golf coach will transport players from school to the golf course in the mini-bus. The bus would leave campus at 3:25 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 19, 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Save the Date – Be watching for details

HP Summer Soccer Camp – June 17-20

HP Summer Basketball Camp – July 15-18


General Information

2018 Child Care Statement

If you are need a copy of your 2018 Child Care Statement for tax purposes, parents may print a payment summary. While in FACTS, choose “view payment summary,” select the year, and print from the icon at the top right of the screen. The printed transaction detail will include the HP logo, address and tax ID number.

Lunch Menu


Wednesday, 2/13Thursday, 2/14Friday, 2/15Monday, 2/18Tuesday, 2/19
Sliced ham, hash brown casserole, green beans, salad, rollPepperoni or cheese pizza, salad or yogurtSub sandwich, potato chips, saladPresidents Day – No School or Child CareHamburger bar, French fries, dessert


Looking Ahead


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 10Field Day – Lower School
April 11Field Day – Lower School – Rain Date
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 16Kindergarten Graduation (7:00 p.m. Main Auditorium)
May 17Last Day of Kindergarten
May 17Final Day of Child Care
May 17Sports Banquet (6:00 p.m. MAC)
May 20-21Early Dismissal (Grades 1-12 dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
May 20-22Exams (Grades 9-12)
May 22Lower School Awards Program (9:45 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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