Principal’s Post – May 8, 2019 – Pre-school

Dear HPCS Parent, I wanted you to know that four-year-old kindergarten teacher Cathy Self recently let us know that she would be stepping away from the classroom after this school year. Cathy has taught at HPCS for twenty-five years and has influenced the lives of hundreds of young people in her time here. Cathy will […]

Principals Post – Nov 6, 2017

Dear HPCS Parent, It’s with a heavy heart I write today’s post as we grieve with the members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. I can’t imagine what these brothers and sisters must be going through now as they plan funerals for twenty-six members of their congregation. Tragedies such as this remind […]

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. […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

Principal’s Post March 2015

Dear HPCS Parent,   It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is just a week away–my first year has simply flown by so far! I trust the Lord will give safety to all of you who will be traveling and a great time with family and friends. Easter is a special time of year, and […]

Principal’s Post February 2015

Dear HPCS Parent,   Just a quick note today about a couple of things . . .   First, regarding the weather delay this morning, I wanted to explain my rationale for starting school two hours late. I really labored over making the decision last night, because I know how difficult it is, especially for parents who […]

Principal’s Post January 2015

Dear HPCS Parent, January has been an absolute whirlwind of a month! I’d hoped to write you sooner, but it’s been hard to find time to breathe! We had a great time during “Spirit Week” the week before last. I think the highlight for the students was the special lunch on Thursday where the older […]

Principal’s Post December 2014

Dear HPCS Parent, I just came from saying good byes to the junior and senior high students at their end-of-semester chapel, which was a great way to close out the fall semester, by the way! The student body officers put together a “fun chapel” for their fellow students, and we all had a great time […]