2-Minute Talks is a monthly video series addressing the topical issues, concerns, or questions around our school district and community. To submit a topic for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Breakfasts & Lunches for All HSD Students - February 2021
Thanks to an emergency extension of a USDA school food program, all Hempfield School District students are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day through June 4, 2021 - the end of this school year. Learn all the details in this 2 Minute Talk with HSD Superintendent Mr. Bromirski.
Hempfield School District continues to seek out proactive efforts that mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in our school setting. We have partnered with Penn Medicine LGH to pilot COVID-19 testing in our schools. Hempfield School District students and staff will have the convenience of having a voluntary COVID test performed at their school, if specific criteria are met.
Extended Talk - December 2020
In this extended 2 Minute Talk from Superintendent Mr. Bromirski, he showcases information from the December 1, 2020 School Board presentation.
New COVID Reporting Tool - November 2020
We have received questions from our community about why we are not sharing individual COVID numbers by building like other school districts. We are releasing an additional COVID reporting tool and use this 2-Minute Talk to introduce the new chart and also present information about how and why our district has reported COVID cases to date.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year - October 2020During this 2 Minute Talk, Superintendent Bromirski kicks off the 2020-21 series with an update regarding COVID-19 and feeling positive as we continue into this school year.Hempfield Teacher Shortages - February 2020
In this 2 Minute Talk Superintendent Bromirski addresses the conversation around substitute teachers and Pennsylvania's teaching certificate shortage.
Transition Beyond the Classroom - November 2019
This two minute talk is all about Hempfield School District's Transition Beyond the Classroom (TBC) program. Transition Beyond the Classroom is focused on creating pathways to successful employment for students with disabilities who plan to directly enter the world of work after graduation.
National School Bus Safety Week - October 2019School bus safety is an important topic year-round, but there is a special focus on its importance at this time of year. National School Bus Safety Week is held during the third full week of October and that’s the topic of this month’s two minute talk.2019-20 What's New This School Year - September 2019
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! In this Two Minute Talk, Superintendent Bromirski will share what’s new in our school district this year in regards to staffing, technology upgrades, and programs.
2018-19 School Year Review - June 2019In this 2 Minute Talk, Superintendent Mr. Bromirski is joined by Hempfield School District's Assistant Superintendents: Dr. Tab Musser and Mrs. Maria Hoover. They review the highlights from the 2018-19 school year.
Senior Tax Worker Program - May 2019In this month's 2-Minute Talk Mike Bromirski, Hempfield School District Superintendent, talks about the district's Senior Tax Worker Program. Learn more about it on our Senior Tax Worker Program here.
Makerspaces in Libraries - April 2019
In this 2 Minute Talk, Superintendent Mr. Bromirski and Dr. Cathi Furhman, the Hempfield School District Library Media Department Supervisor, talk about Hempfield's Makerspace program which is facilitated in our libraries across the district.
Breakfast in the Classroom - March 2019
In this 2 Minute Talk, Superintendent Mr. Bromirski talks about Hempfield School District's breakfast in the classroom program, the importance of a good breakfast and National School Breakfast Week. Read more about our breakfast program here.
Attendance Realignment - February 2019
In this 2 Minute Talk, Superintendent Mr. Bromirski gives an update on the attendance realignment.
Kindergarten Registration - January 2019
The January episode of our 2 Minute Talks is here! In this edition, the Hempfield School District acting Superintendent talks about kindergarten registration.
Comprehensive Plan 2019-22 - December 2018
Acting Superintendent Mike Bromirski talks about the district’s next comprehensive plan, spanning the years 2019 through 2022.
Coffee with the Counselors - November 2018
Hempfield School District acting Superintendent and Counseling Department Supervisor talk about our Coffee with the Counselors program.
STEM - March 2018
STEM is a buzzword that is on the rise in our 21st Century world. While many may know what STEM stands for, you may not know how it is integrated into Hempfield's curriculum.
Hiring Process - November 2017
During this month’s 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Adams (Superintendent) explain the staff hiring process utilized at Hempfield School District.
Transportation - October 2017
October 16-20, 2017 is National School Bus Safety Week. To help celebrate and to answer common questions that we receive from parents/guardians and the community, our latest 2-Minute Talk features student transportation at Hempfield School District.
Quad Turf Replacement - September 2017
During this month’s 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Adams (Superintendent) and Dan Forry (Chief Operating Officer) explain why the turf field at the Quad was replaced and the timeline of the project.
School Meal Accounts - May 2017
Given the national media attention surrounding “lunch shaming,” we want to offer clarification around Hempfield School District’s procedures related to school meal accounts.
Standardized Testing - March 2017Do you have questions about PSSAs? In our March 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Adams and Mr. Bromirski explain the purpose of standardized testing and how Hempfield School District utilizes various data points to evaluate the effectiveness of teachers, our schools, and our district.
2017-18 Draft Calendar - February 2017By January of each year, we are planning the school calendar for the subsequent year. In this 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Adams explains the process behind the draft calendar options on which the HSD community provided feedback earlier this month.
Inclement Weather - January 2017In the January 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Adams explains the process and resources he utilizes to help him make the appropriate call when we experience inclement weather.
Support Services Available for Families - December 2016In this month’s video Dr. Chris Adams, Superintendent, and Dr. Tab Musser, Director of Student Services, highlight the various support services available to families in our school district.
Hempfield Foundation & The Extraordinary Give - November 2016The Hempfield Foundation is dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education across the Hempfield School District by providing independent financial support for our innovative projects and scholarships. Learn more about this important work in November's 2-Minute Talk.
Black Knight Connections - October 2016We are excited to announce our most comprehensive community forum yet, Black Knight Connections: Information Sessions for Parents, Guardians and Community Members. Watch the video to learn more about the November 14, 2016 event.
Homework - September 2016Given the recently media attention focused on the second grade teacher in Texas announcing her “no homework” policy, we thought it was timely to talk about some key homework points we have shared over time with our district leaders and staff at Hempfield, dating all the way back to 2008.
Volunteers - July 2016Volunteers serve a vital role at Hempfield School District. In the July 2016 2-Minute Talk, Dr. Chris Adams, Superintendent, and Mr. Mike Bromirski, Assistant Superintendent, explain the difference between a volunteer and a visitor in our schools. They also review the clearance requirements for volunteering and where community members can access these resources.
Hempfield Budget Process - May 2016
Dr. Chris Adams, Superintendent, and Mr. Dan Forry, Chief Operating Officer, sat down to explain the budget process at Hempfield School District. They discuss the budgeting timeline, the school board’s role in the process, and the steps taken to create a fiscally-responsible budget.
1:1 iPad Program - April 2016In this month’s 2-Minute Talk, Superintendent Dr. Adams and Mr. Michael Graham, Director of Technology, discuss Hempfield's 1:1 iPad program and the benefits of the school use and home use iPad.
Teacher In-Service - March 2016
In this 2 Minute Talk, Dr. Adams answers frequently asked questions about teacher in-service.