EPES 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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  • 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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  • Celebrating EPES G6 Graduates!

    Posted by Kim Rauscher on 5/23/2024 8:15:00 PM

    Today, raindrops could not keep us away from celebrating our Grade 6, 2024 EPES graduates! 

    Our faculty and staff could not be more proud of our students and the leadership they have shared, both in the classroom and beyond! 

    A special thank you, to our parents/guardians and grandparents, for all of your ongoing support over the years! I could not be more grateful and appreciative! 

    As Mrs. Bui and I shared today (alongside G1-5 student supporters) - EPES G6 Graduates - Be YOU! You are a Masterpiece!

    EPES Celebrating Friendships  

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  • EPES Lockdown Drill Tomorrow

    Posted by Kim Rauscher on 5/21/2024 8:45:00 PM

    East Pete will conduct a lockdown drill tomorrow, May 22, 2024.  Just as we practice drills for weather and fire-related safety, we also practice how to respond in the event of other types of emergencies (ex: intruder). It is important for students and staff to be familiar with the process, procedures, and routines. With each drill, we learn ways to refine and improve our safety plans. Mr. Bill Gleason, Hempfield School District’s Safety and Security Supervisor and/or our local police department may observe drills and provide feedback to our staff to strengthen our plan.

    Each classroom teacher will talk with his/her class about the lockdown drill, prior to it occurring.  The teacher will emphasize that this is just a drill and that there is no reason for concern at this time.  When I announce tomorrow’s drill, I will also share the importance of practicing these drills to prepare in the event of an emergency.

    As part of the drill, the intruder alarm will be activated, and an announcement will be made throughout the building.  Please consider talking with your child, at home, about this drill so they feel comfortable and secure.

    There is no topic more important than the safety and security of our students and staff who work with our students in our schools.  We encourage you to visit the district website to familiarize yourself with Hempfield’s commitment to safety and security in our schools.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (717) 569-1211.

    Sincerely,
    Kim Rauscher, Principal

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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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  • End of Year iPad Collection Information

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/20/2024 2:00:00 PM

    Grades K, 3, 6, 9, and 12

    iPads and chargers are being collected from students currently in grades K, 3, 6, 9, and 12. These iPads are being replaced over the summer and must be turned in. If you have a student in one of these grades, please know that these devices and chargers are being collected throughout this week. Apple iPads, charging blocks, charging cables and iPad cases in these grade levels must be turned in. (Students in ESY or Summer School do NOT need to turn in their iPad until the program is completed in August.)

    Grade 12 Collection: Tuesday, May 21, 7:30am-9am – PAC Lobby

    Grade 9 Collection: Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 – HHS Commons and PAC Lobby

    Grades K, 3, 6 Collection: Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 – student homeroom

    Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11

    Students in these grade levels have the option to turn in their iPad or keep it at home for use this summer. The district will collect iPads from students who wish to turn them in for summer storage this week (May 22-May 24). Chargers should remain at home for use next school year and will NOT be collected if a student is turning in their iPad for the summer. Students who turn in the iPad for the summer will receive the iPad in their new homeroom at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    Please contact the Technology Office at 717-898-5596 for any iPad related questions over the summer. 

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