College visits offer students a first-hand look at colleges and universities and give a great opportunity to listen to college admission representatives. Mostly college students lead the tours and talk about campus life, share their experiences, and help high school students to have an idea what they will face when they get accepted to colleges.
Junior and Senior students at Hampden Charter School of Science had a chance to visit Boston University and Northeastern University.Students attended college tours. Students had an opportunity to see the campuses and learn about the programs, scholarship, and admission process. They took college tours and had a chance to see the campus life at these colleges. They also had a chance to eat their lunch with college students.
HCSS Family Picnic
That time of year is finally here! Picture Day is Wednesday, October 8th, so don't forget to wear a smile! All students must come to school in their uniforms just like every other day and should bring in a filled out order form and money if they wish to purchase any prints or products. We have extra order forms if you lose yours!
Hispanic Heritage Month 2014
HCSS is well underway with its annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations! Friday afternoon was the Hispanic Heritage Festival for the whole school. Students had been working hard all September to make this year amazing, and their hard work paid off. The skit this year was spoken predominately in exquisite Spanish, the Power Point was informative and all-encompassing, and the dancers were spectacular! Ms. Mendez and her students put on a great show!
HCSS is seeking proposals for daily janitorial services
Hampden Charter School of Science is seeking proposals for daily janitorial services. The successful contractor is anticipated to begin services in November 3rd, 2014. Service will need to be provided based on school calendar. The contract will be awarded to the responsive and responsible bidder offering the lowest one year price which is renewable upon completion for following years.
HCSS will be receiving sealed individual proposals at the School Business Office, 20 Johnson Road, Chicopee, MA 01022, up to 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014.
A representative of HCSS will be present at the building to conduct a tour on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at four o’clock (4:00) P.M.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Tuesday, HCSS celebrated the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the brand new Outdoor Athletic Facility that was completed earlier this month. The Ceremony featured one of the seventh grade classes singing the National Anthem led by Mr. Paes, Director Harun Celik, Physical Education Teacher and Coach Dan Trudeau, and a special visit from Chicopee's own Mayor Richard Kos. Mayor Kos spoke of his own experience in the world of high school athletics and touched on the benefits that students can reap from sports and physical activity. The ceremony ended with a Half Court shot contest in which each grade was allowed 1 girl and 1 boy representative to compete. In the end, their was only one student- 10th Grader Omar Velez- who made his half court shot and won his whole class a pizza party! Now, the facility has been inaugurated and students and faculty can enjoy it for years to come!
Hampden Charter School of Science will be administering the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to all eleventh grade students on Wednesday, October 15th. This exam is open to ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in.
This exam is very important for several reasons.