CES News

  • Thank you!

    Posted by Laura Parke on 4/12/2024 12:00:00 PM

    We'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to the parents of CES that planned, volunteered and donated to the Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  The theme was so fun and the food was delicious!  THANK YOU!!


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  • 6th Grade Parent Night @ CMS

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/11/2024 8:40:00 AM

    If you are a parent/guardian of a 6th grade student and were unable to attend the 6th Grade Parent Night at CMS last evening, here is a link to the PowerPoint presentation that was shared with the audience. Please review the information so that you have a better understanding of what to expect when your child attends CMS next school year! 


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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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  • CES Glow Dance

    Posted by Laura Parke on 4/9/2024 12:00:00 PM

    Back by popular demand… The third annual CES GLOW DANCE sponsored by the PTO is Friday, April 19h, 6 to 8pm in the gym. Doors open at 6pm to enjoy food trucks, enter raffles, purchase neon tees, glow gear and new this year, neon socks! A surprise live GLOW performance is at 7pm. Grades K through 6 are welcome along with an accompanying parent or adult. Your child will be bringing home a flyer with event details and, at the bottom, a parent waiver to be returned to school. If returned by Wed, April 17th, your child will be entered into a drawing to win a Glow Swag Bag filled with GLOW VIBES ONLY gear.

    Any questions, please contact Alycia Caramanico at alyciacaramanico@gmail.com or Maria Clark at clarkmes@gmail.com. Thank you for your GLOWING support!

    GLOW Dance Volunteers Needed https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4FA4AB2AA6FD0-48871419-cesglow

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  • HHS Anchor Club Craft Fair

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/9/2024 11:00:00 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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  • 2nd grade mobiles

    Posted by Laura Parke on 4/8/2024 1:00:00 PM
    Students in Mrs. Horn's 2nd grade class made mobiles to learn more about the position of the Earth, Moon, and Sun during a solar eclipse. 


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  • HHS Dance Theatre Presents CONNECT!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/8/2024 11:00:00 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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  • Science is Fun!!

    Posted by Laura Parke on 4/3/2024 2:00:00 PM

    Our 3r and 5th graders participated in some fun experiments with the help of Mr. Whipple & the Box of Light presentations.  They observed molecules expanding and contracting due to temperature, how gravity works, what impact distance has on force, and how simple machines can have a powerful impact on workload.

    Mr. Whipple





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  • Solar Eclipse - April 8!

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 4/2/2024 9:00:00 AM

    As you have probably heard, a rare astronomical event is happening on Monday, April 8 – a solar eclipse! While Lancaster isn't in the path of totality, we'll still have the opportunity to witness a partial eclipse, and we're making sure it's an educational and safe experience for our students and staff.

    Several of our staff members have prepared handouts and fun facts related to the eclipse, turning this event into a valuable learning opportunity for our students. Although some districts are dismissing early for the eclipse, Hempfield will maintain our regular schedule. Here's the timeline for the eclipse on April 8: it begins at 2:06, peaks at 3:22, and ends at 4:34. Secondary schools will dismiss before the peak, while elementary students will leave shortly after.

    We hope many of our students will experience this unique event, which won't happen again until 2044! Thanks to the Hempfield Foundation, eclipse glasses have been purchased for all students and staff to protect their eyes, if they want to look at the sun during the eclipse. The eclipse glasses are not sunglasses. Students will be reminded to use their glasses when looking up into the sky during the eclipse, and we need your help to remind your student(s), as well. It is also important to note that taking photos with devices during the eclipse, without a robust solar filter, can damage devices.

    If students prefer not to participate, arrangements will be made for them to stay indoors during the eclipse. Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss such a request. After-school events and activities will be delayed until the eclipse ends. Coaches and instructors will provide specific information to their teams.

    Weather permitting, we expect this to be a memorable and enriching experience for everyone involved.

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  • Donations and Volunteers needed for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon

    Posted by Laura Parke on 3/26/2024 8:00:00 AM

     It is time for the Annual Centerville Elementary School PTO Sponsored Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to show our gratitude to our dedicated staff who create such a positive learning experience for our children! 

    For Donations:


    For volunteering opportunities:


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