Practice Test Week!
Smile Massachusetts Mobile Dentist will be at HCSS May 20th .
Enrollment forms have already been sent home with your child . To take advantage of this convenient opportunity and have your child see the dentist at school, please fill out and sign the enrollment form and return it to Nurse Smith by April 4th . If you have not received a form, please contact Nurse Smith today and ask for one to be sent home with your child.
The dental team provides a thorough dental examination or screening, dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, x-rays and sealants. Additionally, the dentist can provide dental services that may include: fillings, simple extractions of baby teeth, and other minimally invasive procedures.
Most dental insurances, including Medicaid, cover 100% of the services that are provided. If you do not have dental insurance, grants are readily given with a parent’s signature.
HCSS Success Dinner in the News!
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -- The Hampden Charter School of Science celebrated both its fifth year anniversary and its recent charter renewal on Friday night. A dinner and reception was held at the MassMutual Center.
The school's charter was renewed because of its impressive academic track record. The parent of one former student told 22News why she believes the school has enjoyed such success.
"I see the school as a catalyst for the community because I think that teachers need to be connected to the parents and I think we have that well connection with the parents," said Diane Hunter.
The school's director, Harun Celik, told 22News that the school has a 100% acceptance rate to college and former students have gone on to attend Harvard, Boston University, and UMass.
Chicopee Mayor Kos visited HCSS
Thank you to Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos for taking the time out of his busy schedule to stop by and visit our school! The mayor toured the school and visited classrooms to get a little taste of a school day here at Hampden Charter. The Science Olympiad team received certificates recognizing their hard work and effort at the competition. We were pleased to have his company and hope he will be able to return soon!
Science Olympiad 2014
On Saturday March 15th, the HCSS Science Olympiad Team competed at the state level competition at Assumption College, Worcester. Our team comprising of 15 students participated in 22 events, of which we placed in the top ten in 11 events. Alan Fortin and Kamren LeMay won a gold medal in Robo-Cross. Alan Fortin and Danielle Burke secured another gold medal in Disease Detectives. Colby Ranck and Thomas Czartoryski won a Bronze medal in Dynamic Planet. Isaac Chanthavongsa and Christoper Boulanger secured 4th place in Shock Value. Top ten awards were also earned in Entomology, Helicopters, Rotor Egg Drop, Meteorology, Can't Judge a Powder, Water Quality, and Experimental Design. Ayumi Castillo, Victoria Younes, Jabbar Mohammed, Nicholas Drouin, Shawn Asiamah, Natasha Kezer, Heather Lipscomb, and Hannah Flowers all contributed to the success of the team. Over the last 4 months all the students had worked hard and were ecstatic about their performance and success at the event.
Dear HCSS Parent/Guardian,
Hampden Charter School of Science is about to participate in a field test of a new student testing program called PARCC, which stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. PARCC could replace MCAS, our current testing program, in future years. Your child has been selected to take a PARCC test this spring as part of the Commonwealth's two-year try-out of this new test.
MCAS is your chance to show your skills and see how you measure up to your fellow students around the state. Of course, doing your best on the test is important for your academic future, but it can also help you win a laptop, iPad mini or gift cards!!!
1) Raffle to win one laptop to enter get the highest SGP or top score from your grade level in math
2) Raffle to win one iPad mini to enter get the highest SGP or top score from your grade level in ELA or science or biology
3) All of the highest SGP and top score holders will receive a $50 gift card
4) Top 5 SGP and top 5 score holders from each grade level from all subjects will get a t-shirt and can wear it every Friday!