On the 2014 MCAS, HCSS Scholars Earned TWO 1ST PLACE STATE-WIDE!
Dear HCSS Parents,
We have great news to share with you about our MCAS scores! Our students – your sons and daughters not only outscored area schools, but on some tests ranked FIRST IN THE ENTIRE STATE!!!
I want to congratulate you and your children for this remarkable performance. We are so proud of your sons’ and daughters’ achievement and so grateful for your continued support and commitment to their education and to HCSS.
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.
Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad
Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad event. It is always great to meet and interact with parents, grandparents, siblings, and faculty members! It was a delight to have this year's guest- West Springfield Mayor Edward Sullivan- join us for a catered breakfast and speak to our students. We cannot wait to see you all again at more events!