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.