HHS News

  • Senior Reminders

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 5/18/2022 3:00:00 PM

    The Class of 2022 is down to the final days as HHS students. Below are some reminders to help seniors plan for their final week together.

    Participation in Commencement is optional - students do not have to attend. If a student chooses not to attend, they must bring a note from a parent/guardian indicating this desire. If a student chooses to participate, they must attend both commencement practices and follow the commencement protocols.


    Sunday May 22nd

    Baccalaureate - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring a Baccalaureate service that will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday May 22nd at Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave. All are welcome to attend.


    Monday May 23rd

    May 23 is the last day of classes for seniors and their last chance to connect with teachers on any unfinished assignments.

    iPads will be collected in the Commons during the school day starting at 7:20 am. Three items will be collected at this time (iPad, charger, and cable). Students can refer to Dr. Wagner’s Schoology post regarding steps they need to take before turning in their iPad.

    Tuesday May 24th

    8:00am – iPad Collection in the PAC lobby for anyone who has not already turned it in. 

    8:45am – Students arrive for Commencement practice #1.

    9:00am – Commencement practice #1 will take place in the Performing Arts Center

    (this is a change)


    Following commencement practice, students will report to the Buchanan Gym for:

    • Cap & Gown Distribution
    • Ticket Distribution (Each student will receive 6 tickets)
      • Information regarding additional tickets will be shared at commencement practice.
    • Stoles & Cords for various academic distinctions
    • Obligation Collection – please bring money to pay any of your outstanding obligations.


    After collecting their items and taking care of any obligations, including turning in the iPad, charger and cable, seniors are done for the day.


    11:30am - Senior Class Picnic at the Liederkranz pavilion for those who have paid to attend (no longer accepting students for the picnic).

    2:00pm (Times will vary) - Elementary School/Middle School Cap & Gown Walk. We are keeping the tradition alive of having graduates visit their elementary and middle schools in their Cap and Gown to greet future HHS graduates and to celebrate with their former teachers. See the schedule here. 


    Wednesday May 25th

    8:45am – Arrive for Commencement practice #2.

    9:00am – Commencement practice #2 will take place in the Georgelis Law Firm Stadium

    5:15pm – Arrive at HHS Buchanan entrance to line up for commencement. Please carpool if possible, and park in the upper Buchanan lot near the Tech Ed wing or the Cafeteria lot.

    6:00pm – Commencement begins. We will begin processing promptly at 6:00 pm


    Following commencement:

    Students must pick up their diplomas

    • Last names starting A-K will report to LMS
    • Last names starting L-Z will report to the Buchanan GYM at HHS


    Students must return their white honors’ stoles and National Honor Society medallions when picking up their diplomas.


    Thursday May 26th

    Rain Date for Commencement.

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  • Keystone Testing - May 18, 19, 20

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 5/16/2022 3:00:00 PM

    Please remember that this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (May 18-20) are Keystone test days.  Students should only come to the high school if they have a Keystone test on these days. 

    The schedule is below. If a student does not have a Keystone test during any of these days, please remember that it is still an asynchronous learning day and teachers will be providing classwork to students through Schoology. Students should reach out to their teachers if they need any clarification or help.

    Wednesday, 5/18:   English 10

    Thursday, 5/19:       Algebra 1B

    Friday, 5/20:            Biology

    Keystones are scheduled to be completed at 1:50 pm each day and students who are done with their Keystones for that day are permitted to leave the building at that time, not before. Students who are finished may not stay in the building roaming the halls or go to see teachers.  Students may stay in their Keystone testing room until the dismissal for buses or they may leave the building for the day. Students who require more time will be allowed that time to complete their exams.


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  • Physical Day for Fall Sports

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 5/13/2022 2:00:00 PM

    The Fall sports season will be here soon!

    OAL is hosting a Physical Day on June 2, 2022 at the North Point office. Appointments are required.

    Please call 717-299-4871 to make an appointment.

    The spots will fill up quickly!


    Concussion Testing - Completed every 2 years.

    JV/V Football

    • May 19    3:30-5pm
    • Aug 9     11-12pm


    Rest of Fall sports

    • Aug 9.   11-1pm
    • Aug 16    2:30- 4pm
    • Aug 23   3:30-5pm 

    Forms are located on the school website and in the ATS portal. ATS instruction for NEW athletes can be located on the school website. Current athletes have a portal established.

    Please feel free to email Jennifer Wettig with any questions you may have regarding physicals, concussion testing, and the ATS portal.   Jennifer_wettig@hempfieldsd.org



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  • Attention Boys Soccer Players and Parents

    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 5/12/2022 11:00:00 AM
    Boys (grades 9-11) interested in playing High School Soccer - Fall 2022, there is an important organizational meeting for all players and their parents on May 19, 2022 at 7pm
    Meet in the HHS Franklin Gymnasium (East corner of HS off of Bank Street near the Admin. building). Prior to the meeting, you may wish to join the Schoology group using the access code: SHCN5-DNP9R 
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    Posted by Cheryl Irwin-Bass on 5/11/2022 2:00:00 PM

    Please note the following updates regarding graduation practice.

    Tuesday, May 24, practice is at 9am in the BUCHANAN GYM.

    Wed., May 25, practice is at 9am in the stadium.

    Please plan on attending BOTH practices.

    Cap/gown and tickets will be distributed after the first practice on May 24.

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