HCSS in The News!
Staff at HCSS Accept The Challenge!
A handful of faculty and staff at Hampden Charter School of Science took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for the disease. In completing the challenge, the staff members have nominated the chief of the charter school system in MA and his office staff to take the challenge.
Electronic Device Policy
All electronic devices must be kept out of sight and turned off and in school assigned locker between 8:00 am and the dismissal time. Hampden Charter School of Science is not responsible for any lost or damaged devices. During school hours, parents should continue to call the school for any emergency situation. We will contact your son/daughter. Do not try to contact them by cell phone or pager.
We're Going Costa Rica&Nicaragua!
Introducing the 2015 Study Abroad Trip Meeting...
In order to maintain a safe school environment, we have installed locks on all student restroom doors. These doors are locked from the exterior only, and can be opened by swiping a student ID. Students who do not have their school ID will be issued a temporary ID sticker, and will need to be let into the restroom by a member of administration. Students are not to share their ID’s, or let other students into the restroom. It is important that students do not lose, bend, chew, or mutilate their ID, as this may ruin the sensor contained in the ID. After the first ID purchase, replacement ID’s will cost $10.
Dear HCSS Parents/Guardians;
Research has shown that homework can be an effective means to enrich, extend, and reinforce the learning that takes place in the classroom. Parental support and involvement in the children’s education has been shown to have a tremendous effect on their overall success in school.
Important Attendance Announcement!
Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education-to benefit from teacher-led activities, to build each day's learning on the previous days, and to grow as an individual. It is also the law in the state of Massachusetts.
Welcome Back to HCSS!
Dear HCSS Parents and Students:
It's hard to believe that in a few short weeks, we will welcome our students back for the 2014-15 school year. It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome all of you back for an exciting new school year! I trust this message finds you refreshed and recharged to begin new learning experiences this school year. I also want to share how immensely grateful and proud I am of our school community for the many ways that we bind together to facilitate a comprehensive, effective, and highly engaging learning environment for all of our students. From our faculty and staff, to our parents and community partners: it is because of your selfless efforts that HCSS's students are amongst the highest performing and best educated middle and high school students in the region. The proof is in the pudding! Last school year our students achieved demonstrable gains on many academic indicators.