MES News

  • Fun Run Update

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 9/25/2023 3:00:00 PM
    MES Families are AMAZING! We are getting very close to reaching our $20,000 goal and cannot thank you enough for your support. Some very exciting news is coming soon about Dr. Kain's BIG SURPRISE if we reach the $20,000 mark! 
    It has been a tight race, but Team Scheick is now back in the lead with $1,360 raised! Team Paup is in close second with $1,315 raised. Rounding out our top five classrooms are Team Gainer, Team Kasabo, and Team Wise AM. A special shout-out to our 6th graders since ALL of their classrooms are in the top five. Keep up the great work! 
    This week’s Raffle Giveaway will be 4 Free Regal Cinema Movie Tickets. All students who have raised $50 or more will automatically be entered into the raffle. Winners will be announced at the end of the week.
    Remember, all classrooms that have 100% REGISTRATION will receive a DONUT DELIVERY for their classroom! No donation required, simply just register: FundHub
    Thank you for supporting Mountville Elementary! 
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  • Drill Follow-Up

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/22/2023 8:00:00 AM

    An evacuation drill was conducted at MES on the morning of Thursday, September 21, 2023. All students and staff were safe.

    All HSD schools are committed to the safety and security of our students and staff and as such, periodic drills are conducted. These drills provide students and staff with an opportunity to practice our safety protocols so we are prepared in the event of a real emergency.

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  • Girls Basketball Open Gym & Travel Tryouts

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/22/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Open gyms for girls basketball will be at Landisville Middle School (LMS) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Open gym is for girls currently in grades 5-8.

    5th and 6th-grade tryouts for the girls basketball travel team will be at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC) on October 10 and October 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please register by clicking here.

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  • No School Tomorrow

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 9/21/2023 4:30:00 PM

    This is a reminder that there is no school on Friday September 22. This is a teacher in-service day. 

    Enjoy your long weekend! 

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  • Join Us for the Homecoming Parade on October 7

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/20/2023 9:00:00 AM

    The Homecoming Parade will return to Hempfield High School for the first time in over 20 years on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., and the Hempfield community is invited to join in on the fun! We hope to see you there.

    homecoming parade flyer parade route

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  • PTO Meeting Tonight @ Mountville Pavilion!

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 9/19/2023 1:15:00 PM

    PTO Meeting Tuesday, September 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.! 

    Location: Mountville Pavilion (next to the wooden playground)

    Please join the PTO as we kick off the year with a WELCOME meeting to go over all the fun things we have planned for the school year! Learn about the different roles that are available at our informal meeting where light refreshments will be served!  Everyone who attends will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes that we will be giving away at the end!

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  • Pre-K Counts by Owl Hill Learning Academy Expansion

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/19/2023 10:00:00 AM

    owl hill logo

    The Pre-K Counts program, operated by Owl Hill Learning Academy, at Hempfield School District has expanded by adding a second classroom at Landisville Intermediate Center (LIC). This expansion was made possible by increased funding awarded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) for the 2023-24 school year. Pre-K Counts is a free full-day Pre-K option for income-eligible families with 3 and 4-year-olds living in the Hempfield School District. 

    Each classroom is staffed with certified teachers and CDA-certified teaching assistants and equipped to support 20 students for full-day learning. With the hopes of filling all available seats due to this expansion, applications are currently being accepted via Google Form or will be accepted in-person from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22 at LIC.

    The Pre-K Counts program was established in 2007 to provide eligible children access to high-quality, publicly funded Pre-K. The program’s goal is to reduce educational disparities among children whose families are earning up to 300% or below the federal poverty level and provide a solid foundation to prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten.

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  • Fun Run Update

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 9/18/2023 4:45:00 PM
    We are so happy to report we are more than halfway to our goal! We have raised over $13,000 and cannot thank you enough for your support!
    A few important reminders:
    Make sure to REGISTER your child if you haven’t done so already! All students registered by Wednesday, September 20 will receive a free gift (vinyl sticker). You can still register after that date but will not receive a sticker. 
    Additionally, all classrooms that have 100% registration will receive a donut delivery to their classroom! No donation is required, simply register using the following link: FundHub
    A shout-out to Team Paup, who is in the lead with $1,095 raised! Team Gainer is in a close second with $1,080 raised. Rounding out our top five classrooms are Team Wise (AM), Team Dominguez, and Team Scheick. Congratulations! 
    This week’s raffle giveaway will be 6 free bowling passes to Leisure Lanes! All students who have raised $50 or more will be entered into the raffle. Winners will be announced at the end of the week.
    Keep your eyes out for some very exciting news coming home soon about a surprise from Dr. Kain if we reach our $20,000 goal! Thank you so much for your support!
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  • Spectator Expectations at Extracurricular Events

    Posted by Brooke Fisher on 9/18/2023 12:00:00 PM

    As always, we look forward to the HSD community supporting the Black Knights at home extracurricular events, including this Friday’s home “gold-out” football game vs. Manheim Township. Before you head to the spectator section of the field, stadium, court, or playing area, please be sure to sport your red & black gear and remind yourselves and your student(s) of the football-specific and league expectations below:

    football game rules

    All participating schools of the Lancaster-Lebanon League advocate that coaches, players, and spectators treat their guests with equity and respect. The following list of guidelines will be enforced; offenders will be escorted from the gym/stadium/field and barred from attending any further events for the remainder of the season/year. 

      • Only cheerleaders and others authorized by school staff are permitted on the sidelines or playing surface for the purpose of leading cheers or promoting school spirit. 
      • The Lancaster-Lebanon League encourages spectators to cheer and support their respective teams in a positive manner, but not to cheer negatively against the opponent. 
      • Spectators must stay off the playing surfaces at all times unless directed by school district staff. An exception would be to form a spirit line as the team enters the event. Students are not allowed to rush any field, court, or playing area before, during, or after a game. 
      • No sirens, whistles, portable stereos, or other noise makers, which interfere with the playing of the game, will be permitted. 
      • No hand-held banners or handheld signs of any type shall be displayed. Such articles will be confiscated by the game manager. 
      • Abusive language, negative gestures or taunting directed toward players, coaches, officials, or cheerleaders is prohibited. 
      • The throwing of paper or foreign objects onto the playing surface is prohibited.

    In the event of unacceptable behavior, the administration will use a progressive discipline system that may include: removal from that event, suspension from subsequent events (in and out of the district), school detention, school suspension, or a combination of thereof. 

    Thank you for your support. Go Black Knights!

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  • Picture Day is Coming!

    Posted by Melissa Newcomer on 9/15/2023 4:45:00 PM

    Picture day for Mountville Elementary is Friday, September 29, 2023!

    The forms have been sent home this week. 

    Please go to and enter the school name and Picture Day ID: EVTVXNV36 to purchase your pictures. 

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