MES News

  • Spots Available for Pre-K Counts Program - Register today!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 6/24/2024 9:00:00 AM

    Owl Hill Learning Academy offers the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program for Hempfield School District students who turn three years of age on or before September 1, qualify with the income and family size, and meet the program eligibility requirements. 

    The program runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC) and will follow the HSD calendar. 

    Materials and breakfast or lunch are provided at no cost to families. Transportation is the responsibility of the family, as no busing is offered for this program. 

    To learn more about this program, please contact us owlhillhsd1@gmail.com.

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  • Hempfield Girls Youth Basketball Camp

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 6/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

    Girls entering grades 2-8 are invited to attend the Hempfield Youth Basketball Camp, run by Hempfield Girls High School coaches and assisted by JV/Varsity players. The camp is designed for young athletes who want to develop their basketball skills in a fun and supportive environment. 

    The camp runs Tuesday, July 16 - Thursday, July 18 from 5-8 p.m. in Buchanan Gym at HHS. 

    Registration and payment is through Hempfield Rec: https://hempfieldrec.com/programs/hempfield-girls-basketball-camp-grades-2-8/ 

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  • Important Message from Medical Professionals in Our Community

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 6/6/2024 11:00:00 AM

    Recently, we have become aware that there are robust social media platforms encouraging teenagers and young adults to participate in cliff jumping or cliff diving. This is an extremely dangerous activity as serious injuries regularly occur because of the height of the fall into the water. Many people think jumping into water would not hurt but based on the surface tension of water, jumping from high distances can mimic a landing on concrete.

    Here in Lancaster County, there have been drownings related to cliff jumping or diving. There is nothing remotely safe about cliff jumping or diving into the Susquehanna River. Most areas require trespassing on private land and crossing very active train tracks. The height of the cliffs can be 30 feet or higher. The Susquehanna River has wide variations in depth due to the presence of a hydroelectric dam. There are also many submerged objects to strike or get trapped in when diving, which can lead to serious injury and death. The water temperature in early summer can be deceptively colder than the external environment, leading to severe physical impairment and hypothermia.

    Please help pass this information on to keep the members of our community safe.

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  • Hempfield Foundation To Continue Lancaster Golf Excitement with its 2024 Tournament on June 7!

    Posted by Kyle Gamble on 5/30/2024 1:00:00 PM

    This is a final reminder that the Hempfield Foundation will hold its 2024 Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7 at Four Seasons Golf Club. The event begins at 11:30 AM with registration and lunch, followed by a 1:00 PM start. There will be multiple skill prizes and a brief reception will follow the event. Individual golfers are $125 (active employees of the Hempfield School District are $100). Single hole sponsorships are $250.  For more information about the tournament, to register as a player or hole sponsor, or to learn more about annual partnerships with the Foundation, please see the organization’s website, www.hempfieldfoundation.org or email the Foundation at hempfieldfoundation@gmail.com. Proceeds from the tournament support the Foundation’s teacher grant and scholarship programs. For the 2023-2024 school year, the Foundation awarded nearly $80,000 in grants to HSD staff and $28,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.

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  • Hello Summer!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/29/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Our last week at MES was a busy one, for sure. We started the week with a beach party. Students participated in outdoor activities such as beach volleyball, yard games, bubbles, and corn hole and had a great time. The third-grade students marked the end of the school year with a grand celebration dance party in the hall. It was a joyous occasion filled with laughter and dance moves. Finally, we celebrated the achievements of our sixth-grade students at their award ceremony, recognizing their hard work and the start of a new chapter in middle school.

    Our celebrations, filled with joy and success, owe a great deal to the unwavering support of our PTO parents. We want to thank those who have selflessly served on the PTO board. A special mention goes to Lori Layton and Shannon Douglas, whose leadership on our board has been invaluable. Your dedication and commitment are truly appreciated. We appreciate the five years you both served on the PTO.

    In our continuous effort to enhance communication with our school community, we have shared school news and updates via the eNews blast. We value your feedback and would greatly appreciate it if you could complete the brief survey attached. Your insights are crucial in helping us improve our home/school communications. Thank you for your time and contribution.
    https://forms.gle/hhWAjBfpjCHKuc5p9

    Have a safe and wonderful summer. We will send more MES-specific updates in July.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Kain

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  • FREE Athletic Physicals

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/29/2024 9:00:00 AM
     
    Physicals will be held on June 3 for boys and June 4 for girls in the Franklin Gym. Times for each day are as follows for students:
    • 5:30 pm incoming 12th and 11th grade
    • 6:30 pm incoming 10th and 9th grade
    • 7:30 pm incoming 8th and 7th grade
    Athletes must bring section 5 (completed) and section 6 of the PIAA physical forms with them. Forms can be located here: https://www.hempfieldsd.org/Page/366.
     
    Any questions regarding physicals, please email jennifer_wettig@hempfieldsd.org
     
    Physicals
    OAL Physicals
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  • Elementary Report Cards

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/24/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Elementary report cards for the third trimester (T3) are available at 5 p.m. today on PowerSchool and can be accessed from a web browser when signed in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. T3 report cards can be found in the PS Vault in the Report Card/2324 folder.

    Please note: PowerSchool must be visited using a web browser to access report cards.

    Questions can be directed to powerschool@hempfieldsd.org.

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  • HS Grad Walk Through

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 5/22/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Yesterday, the graduating class of 2024 walked the halls of MES for the last time, taking pictures, talking to their previous teachers and greeting current students. 

    Congratulations to all the graduates!! 

    HS Grads

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  • Reminders

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 5/22/2024 4:00:00 PM

    A few reminders for the rest of the week...

    Thursday, May 23rd:

    6th Grade Graduation - @ 9:30am - This will now be an indoor event in the gym. There will be a sign-in sheet in the lobby. 

    Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm - AM Kindergarten: 9:00am - 10:50am/ PM Kindergarten: 11:40am - 1:30pm

    Friday, May 24th:

    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! Early Dismissal @ 1:00pm - AM Kindergarten: 9:00am - 10:40am/ PM Kindergarten: 11:20am - 1:00pm

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  • Hempfield Foundation Congratulates All Elementary, Middle, and High School Graduates!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/21/2024 4:00:00 PM

    As the 2023-2024 school year comes to an end, the Hempfield Foundation wants to extend congratulations and warm wishes to the HHS Class of 2024 as well as to all HSD students “graduating” from one grade to the next! The Foundation wishes all HSD students and families a happy and healthy summer.

    Also, as a reminder, the Hempfield Foundation will hold its 2024 Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7 at Four Seasons Golf Club. The event begins at 11:30 AM with registration and lunch, followed by a 1:00 PM start. There will be multiple skill prizes and a brief reception will follow the event. Individual golfers are $125 (active employees of the Hempfield School District are $100). Single hole sponsorships are $250. For more information about the tournament, to register as a player or hole sponsor, or to learn more about annual partnerships with the Foundation, please see the organization’s website, www.hempfieldfoundation.org or email the Foundation at hempfieldfoundation@gmail.com. Proceeds from the tournament support the Foundation’s teacher grant and scholarship programs. For the 2023-2024 school year, the Foundation awarded nearly $80,000 in grants to HSD staff and $28,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.

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