Hampden Charter School of Science (HCSS), Western MA’s top ranked public charter school, is now accepting applications for 6th through 12th grades of the the 2015-2016 school year. You can apply at HCSS-Apply Online or by sending your application to Hampden Charter School of Science, 20 Johnson Rd Chicopee, MA 01022. The application deadline is Thursday, March 12th, 2015.
Open House Dates:
On Wednesdays; from 4:15pm to 5:00pm;
- January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
- February 4th, 11th, 25th
- March 4th, 11th
On Saturdays; from 11:00am to 12:00pm;
- January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31th
- February 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th
- March 7th
NHS Proudly Announce its Community Service Trip to HAITI!
The HCSS NHS is serving not only our community but the global community. During Spring Break of 2015, students, parents, and teachers of HCSS will be visiting Haiti. The purpose of this trip is to help and support the people in need; with the focus on orphaned children in Haiti. HCSS students will have a chance to know more about other cultures, meet the local people, broaden their horizon, and get a life experiences that are not available to most.
We are going to visit orphanage houses and distribute school materials, clothes, foods, and other supplies they need. We are planning to purchase school materials, toys, and clothes here in the USA. Since, we are not allowed to bring foods to the Haiti, we need to purchase them in Haiti. We are looking for people, companies, and foundations to support us financially. If you have any resources, please let us know.
Please sign this form and return it to Mr. Dere. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!
The Year of the Wolf
Wolves Wrestling is off and running this season. Despite many setbacks, they continue to drive on and hold strong. When the team lost key players at the 106, 132, 145, 160 and 182 weight classes, the season looked grim. But there was a ray of hope on the horizon in the guise of Shaunari, Nick, Ali, and Brendan. Although holes remained at classes 132, 160, and 182, the Varsity new comers added another dimension to a young but talented group of returning members. Returning starters include Khalil Kasimov, Western Mass Champion Isaiah Garcia, Clutch Omar Velez, Mert Yanbul, Got Bubbles Gabe Johnson, Khalis Kasimov, O2 Voshon Poon, The Iron Man Tylor Paul, Hollywood Alex Sierra, Romelo Funky Cold Madina and Gabe Jr. Joseph Elahi. Rounding out the rest of the team roster are Luis, Jason, Emilio, Justin, Anthony, Evan, Pablo, Ottilio, Christopher, Devin L, Devin M, Aukhmet, Atmaca and team manager/statistician Imani Wiggins.
Final Exams Announcement!
Dear HCSS Parents and Students,
The ELA Quarter 2 Final will be administered on Tuesday, January 20th. School will dismiss after 9th period. Please, plan accordingly.
Dismissal is also after 9th period this Wednesday, January 14th and it is a flipped schedule day as follows:
First four periods MATH Q2 Final - 5 - 6 - 1 - 2 - 3 periods.
Special note to seniors:
Wednesday: It is flipped schedule. If you have only 7th period in the afternoon, you can all leave after lunch. There won`t be any of the 7th period classes since it will be the 1st period of the day.
Seniors who have 8th and/or 9th period classes will stay.
They`ll be in the computer lab (114) in the 7th period with Mr. Dere.
They`ll have SAT Math in room 125 in the 8th period.
They`ll have SAT English with Ms. Dougherty in their regular classroom in the 9th period.
Friday: Seniors will be in the computer lab in the first 3 periods and then follow their regular schedule.
Quarter Finals are coming up quickly! The ELA quarter final will be on Tuesday January 20th, the Math quarter final will be on Wednesday January 14th, and the Science quarter final will be on Friday January 16th. Make sure your student is prepared!
Students should get a good night’s sleep and also eat breakfast in the morning.
All staff members that are administering the test are instructed to warn students only once for any distraction/disruption. If the student continues with the inappropriate behavior, he/she will immediately be sent from the class to my office, a zero (0) will be assigned as a grade, and a meeting will be arranged with the parent/guardian and administration.
Parent Survey 2014-2015
Please take the time to take our parent survey for HCSS. The survey is now available on the website and can be found on the right side toolbar. We value your opinion and hope to use your feedback to improve our school and your student's experience here.
COORDINATED PROGRAM REVIEW
Hampden Charter School of Science was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place the week of January 12, 2015. This is a routine visit by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. The Department is reviewing several programs: Civil Rights, Special Education and English Language Learners. After reviewing HCSS procedures for these programs, a Department team will make its onsite visit, during which it will review individual student records, interview administrators, teachers and paraprofessional staff, survey parents and observe instructional spaces. After the onsite visit the Department will prepare a report for the charter school leader and board of trustees, with detailed findings for each program. Hampden Charter School of Science will then write a corrective action plan. Both the Department’s report and the corrective action plan are public information and will be available to the public upon request. Program Review Final Reports are also available on the Department’s Internet website at <http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/>.