For the first time in a few years, HCSS decided to host a Pep Rally in honor of the Fall Sports Teams! The Pep Rally consisted of a rap performed by Max Hyman, an introduction of our Sport's Teams, then a school wide class by class Tug of War Tournament! To keep school spirit running all day, each grade was assigned a color and were allowed to dress down for the event. Students paid for this dress down day by bringing in canned goods to be donated to a local food pantry. The class that brought in the most canned goods were allowed to have a teacher on their Tug of War Team!
On Thursday, October 9th, HCSS had its annual MCAS Assembly to celebrate those students who did exceptionally well on the MCAS in 2013-2014. Our students were so impressive last year that we made sure to reward them with nothing but the best! First, a few of our ninth graders were awarded with a HS Algebra credit after working hard enough last year to qualify. Then we had 33 students who were eligible to win a laptop based on receiving either the Highest MCAS score or Highest SGP in their grade. Four students won a laptop and all 33 were given Barnes and Noble gift cards for their amazing accomplishment. After this, 39 students were awarded polos that they are allowed to wear every Monday on MCAS Mondays!
HCSS in The News!
The Hampden Charter school of Science posted high marks on the MCAS 2013-2014 tests, ranking them at the top statewide. The Massachusetts Department of Education posted the results in September, which showed the school scored high in both math and ELA.
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!