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  • This Week at HHS

    Posted by Bill Brossman on 4/14/2024 1:00:00 PM

    This Week at HHS


    Principal’s Message


    HHS Community,

                We had a great week at HHS last week. The Hempfield Foundation afforded everyone an opportunity to see the Eclipse, and the clouds cooperated just enough for the event. Our spring sha-bing was sha-awesome. Thank you so much to renaissance club for organizing this event, and all the other clubs, advisors, and teachers for helping to make this happen. It was a beautiful day, and students did a wonderful job at the event, and all week long as they participated in the spirit week. Students really got into the spirit with the first ever Ro-Sham-Bo competition sponsored by Student council. Congratulations to senior Kena Bekere on defeating his classmates to become the first ever Ro-Sham-Bo winner. For his efforts, Kena earned a special parking spot for the remainder of the school year.

    All the positive energy in HHS led up to a wonderful evening in the Enchanted Garden for our 2024 Senior Prom. Our students showed up in style, the dresses were fabulous, and the evening was filled with good food, laughter, dancing. Thank you to the Class of 2025 for putting together such a great event. The prom is annually one of my favorite events because it allows us to see our students at their best. The class of 2024 did not disappoint! This was just the first of many end of senior year activities for the class of 2024. I want to encourage them and their families to enjoy these moments, and take it all in. Commencement will be here before we know it.

    We have another busy week coming up. This Wednesday we will host our first ever Career & Industry fair. Students that wish to attend will need to sign up ahead of time. Information has been posted in Schoology and I have a registration link posted below. On Friday evening, the HHS Mini-Thon will take place in the Buchanan Gym. Students are encouraged to join the Fight against pediatric cancer. Our Mini-thon group has a lot of fun activities planned around their western theme of “Cancer’s Last Rodeo”. Finally, Anchor Club will be holding their annual Craft Fair this Saturday from 11:00am – 4:00pm in the Buchanan Gym. Come check out the variety of items that will be available for purchase from vendors comprising students, teachers, and Hempfield community members.

                In addition to all these happenings, our spring sports season is in full swing. Please check out the calendar below to attend an event. If you’re not familiar with our Unified Track Team and want to see something truly special, we are hosting a Unified Track Meet this Wednesday from 4:00-6:00pm in the Stadium.

                Lastly, as you can see, we have a lot going on at HHS, and I haven’t even touched on the amazing things taking place in our classrooms. Our staff and students are Raising the Bar in so many ways. These events, activities, and lessons don’t just happen on their own. If you’ve seen a staff member going above and beyond, I would encourage you to recognize them by completing the Raising the Bar nomination form linked below. It means a lot to me and to our staff when we get to hear from you, and to recognize them at our faculty meetings.


    Spring has arrived, the days are getting warmer, and life is good at HHS. Thanks for all you’re doing to support our students.


    Have a wonderful week!


    Items of Note:


    HSD Calendar can be found HERE.


    HHS Athletics Calendar can be found HERE.


    HHS Bell Schedules can be found HERE.


    HHS Celebrations can be found HERE.


    HHS Commencement information can be found HERE.


    This year’s theme for HHS is Raising the Bar. We are looking to get better in everything we do. If you would like to recognize a staff member for Raising the Bar for going above and beyond, you can nominate them HERE, and we will recognize them at one of our faculty meetings.


    We are hosting our first ever "Career and Industry Fair" this Wednesday, April 17th during PD 2. The purpose of this event to connect students to local employers who are looking for part-time/seasonal employees, as well as full-time or apprenticeships opportunities for graduating seniors. 

    This is an optional event and only students who register will be permitted to attend on April 17th. Interested students may register here: 


    Monday 4-15-24

    Cycle Day 1, WIN1

    • Hempfield Pride Day – Wear your Hempfield Gear and/or Black & Red


    Tuesday 4-16-24

    Cycle Day 2, WIN2


    Wednesday 4-17-24

    Cycle Day 1, WIN3

    • Career & Industry Fair
      • Pd2 – Students will be dismissed via the PA
      • Only students that pre-registered may attend


    Thursday 4-18-24

    Cycle Day 2, WIN4

    • Commencement Speech Auditions


    Friday 4-19-24

    Cycle Day 1, Early Dismissal Schedule

    • Anchor Club Blood Drive
    • Mini-Thon
      • 5-10pm in Buchanan Gym

    Looking Ahead

    • 4-20-24 HHS Anchor Club Craft Fair – 11:00am – 4:00pm Buchanan Gym
    • 4-25-24 Assembly Schedule – Dance Theater
    • 4-26-24 Dance Theater
    • 4-27-24 Dance Theater
    • 4-28-24 Dance Theater
    • 5-3-24 Early Dismissal
    • 5-8-24 Senior Awards Night
    • 5-9-24 HHS Show Case: Create, Innovate, and Celebrate HHS
    • 5-13-24 Keystone Testing – Special Schedule
    • 5-14-24 Keystone Testing – Special Schedule
    • 5-19-23 Baccalaureate
    • 5-22-24 HHS Commencement Ceremony
    • 5-23-24 Early Dismissal
    • 5-24-24 Noon Dismissal – Last Day of School.


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  • HHS Lockdown Drill Today

    Posted by Bill Brossman on 4/11/2024 1:00:00 PM

    HHS conducted a Lockdown Drill today. Today’s drill was designed to test our ability to respond to an emergency during a portion of the day when some students were at lunch and to practice the inform portion of ALICE.  Students were notified via the public address system that we would be conducting a drill. Students were asked to follow their normal routines and react to the lockdown announcement in the way that gave them the best chance of survival and to utilize their ALICE training. 

    The majority of students locked down in their period 3 classrooms, some students chose to evacuate the building. The students and staff in the cafeteria responded appropriately to the situation as well. All students chose what was best for them in their given situation. At the conclusion of the drill, students resumed their day. 

    Thank you to our staff and students for their cooperation and diligence in conducting our safety drills (Fire, Severe Weather, Lockdown, Hold).

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  • Meet with our Special Education Supervisors!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/10/2024 8:00:00 AM

    Does your child have an IEP, either for special and/or gifted learning needs? If so, you’re invited to a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. to learn more about Hempfield Partners for Exceptional Children (HPEC). Dr. Meredith Goodrich and Jen Zolenas, our Special Education Supervisors, will discuss ways for parents and staff to work together to improve parent-school communication and create a better understanding of student needs and educational services.

    HPEC is where you can network with parents and staff to share your concerns about your child’s performance in school, share strategies that have worked for you, or gain new strategies.

    This initial presentation will reintroduce HPEC and provide our plan for future events. We are here to answer your questions and encourage you to complete a brief survey to assist us with scheduling presenters and planning future sessions that meet your needs.

    Can’t make it? A link to the recorded session will be provided for you to view at your convenience.

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  • HHS Anchor Club Craft Fair

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/9/2024 10:40:00 AM

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20! Hempfield High School Anchor Club is holding our third annual craft fair in the Buchanan Gym from 11-4. There will be over 50 vendors, many of which are Hempfield students and staff, as well as community members. In addition, Spud Muffin and Flying J's food trucks will be here serving up some great food. There are over 20 baskets to raffle off, including theater tickets, Primitives by Kathy baskets, gift cards to many local restaurants, Stormers tickets, Apple air pods and more!

    All the proceeds from the basket raffles and the vendor table fees will be donated to the Hempfield Clothing Bank. Come out for some shopping, lunch, and to support a wonderful cause.  

    Craft Fair Poster

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  • HHS Dance Theatre Presents CONNECT!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/8/2024 10:40:00 AM

    DT Flyer

    Hempfield High School Dance Theatre proudly presents Connect! The curtain will go up for three performances from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 in the high school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) following the schedule below:

    • Friday, April 26 – 7:00 p.m., Reserved Seating
    • Saturday, April 27 – 7:00 p.m., Reserved Seating
    • Sunday, April 28 – 2:00 p.m., Reserved Seating

    Senior Preview Night of Connect, sponsored by the Hempfield Foundation, is slated for Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. This final rehearsal is free to all residents of Hempfield School District ages 65+ and no tickets are required.

    Tickets: All seating is reserved for performances taking place on April 26-28. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for students/children and senior citizens (age 65+). Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

    • Online at hempfieldsd.org/tickets (preferred method)
    • In-person at the Box Office one hour prior to showtime on the date of the performance

    Ticketing issues or questions can be directed to tickets@hempfielsd.org.

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