HHS News

  • Commencement Programs

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/24/2024 12:00:00 PM

    Class of 2024 Families - There are extra commencement ceremony programs in the Franklin Office. If you would like one for a keepsake, please stop by the office during regular business hours. 

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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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  • Commencement Photos - Lifetouch

    Posted by Kelly Burkholder on 5/20/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Senior Families: LifeTouch will be in attendance at graduation to take professional candid photos of seniors and photos as they cross the stage/receive their diploma. Please view the link for specific information, including the access code. 


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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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  • This Week at HHS

    Posted by Bill Brossman on 5/19/2024 4:00:00 PM

    This Week at HHS


    Principal’s Message


    HHS Community,

    Our students did a great job with their Keystone exams last week and with navigating our special schedules. It doesn’t seem right saying so, but this is our last week of school. Please take note that on Friday we will be dismissed at noon, and we will not be serving lunch. Families with seniors, please be sure to reference the Reminders for Seniors post that I shared this past Friday.

    With this being the last week of school, it is time for us to collect iPads from our Seniors and our Freshman. iPad collection information has been shared with students via Schoology. Hempfield School District leases iPads for 3 years. Seniors do not get to keep their iPad when they graduate. Freshman must return their iPad so that they can be issued a new device that they will keep for grades 10, 11, and 12. The only exception is for students that are registered for summer school. If a student needs their device for summer school, they may keep it and turn it in at the end of summer school.

    We have been informed that due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be a delay in shipping the yearbook this year. The publisher moved the printing machinery to another building, and they ran into some difficulties. The projected shipping day is between Wednesday, May 29, and June 5. All books that were ordered from Balfour online will be delivered home. It can take up to 2 weeks for all books to reach their destination. Any books ordered from Mrs. Walburn will be picked up at the school. You will receive a phone call when pick-up is available. So very sorry for the delay.

                Finally, I’d like to thank our community for helping us to Raise the Bar at HHS this year and for all that you have done to support our students. We have had a wonderful school year, and we could not have done it without you.


    Thank you and 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.


    Monday 5-20-24

    Cycle Day 2, WIN1

    • Hempfield Pride Day – Wear your Hempfield Gear and/or Black & Red
    • 12th Grade iPad Collection – Commons
    • Junior to Senior Crossover Meeting During 3A Lunch in Hackman Auditorium
      • This meeting is for Junior CTC and Open Campus students that were not present for the Junior Class meeting last Friday.
    • 7:00pm That’s a Wrap, student film festival in the PAC


    Tuesday 5-21-24

    Cycle Day 1, WIN2

    • 12th Grade iPad Collection – PAC Lobby
    • Commencement Practice #1 in PAC
      • Mandatory for any senior who wishes to participate in commencement.
    • Senior Class Picnic
    • Senior Cap & Gown Walk


    Wednesday 5-22-24

    Cycle Day 2, WIN3

    • Commencement Practice #2 in Stadium
      • Mandatory for any senior who wishes to participate in commencement.
    • 9th Grade iPad Collection – Commons & PAC Lobby
    • Commencement Ceremony – 6:00pm Stadium


    Thursday 5-23-24

    Cycle Day 1, Early Dismissal

    • 9th Grade iPad Collection – Commons & PAC Lobby


    Friday 5-24-24

    Cycle Day 2, Noon Dismissal

    • Last Day of School
    • Lunch will NOT be served.
    • 9th Grade iPad Collection – Commons & PAC Lobby


    Looking Ahead

    • 8-22-24 First Day of the 2024-2025 school year


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