HCSS - Virtual Library
Any resident of Massachusetts who is over the age of 13 and possesses a valid email address may register for a free BPL e-card. If you need additional magazine articles, newspaper archives, and/or advanced journal or literary criticism sources, this is the location for you. Follow the instructions on the website, enter an original four-digit PIN, and then check your email for your e-card number. Access the journal collection here.
Summer Reading 2014
Award Ceremony 2014
As the year comes to a close, Hampden Charter School of Science gave recognition to the students and staff that made this year possible! As usual, the Honors and High Honors students from each grade were recognized and given awards.
Following the Quarter Awards was the End of the Year Award Ceremony. This year, Student Council members were in charge of creating a student run, "Red Carpet" event. There were student hosts- voted on by the Student Council members- student paparazzi, and students who held signs asking the crowd to be "Silent" or to "Applaud." Following a slew of awards based on teacher nominations, the staff themselves were recognized by the Teacher Awards- again, voted on by the students! The morning was fun and interactive- paving the way for a good summer!
Stepping UP Ceremony 2014
On Monday evening at 5pm, the Hampden Charter School of Science was visited by family, friends, and staff for the ushering in of a new freshman class. The Eighth Grade Stepping-Up Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes the hard work and dedication that students put in throughout their Middle School career.
2013-14 HCSS Scholar-Athletes
The HCSS Athletic Department, Staff, and Coaches are proud to announce the list of 2013-2014 Scholar-Athletes. Scholar-Athlete Awards are earned by HCSS student-athletes that display academic excellence by achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher during a term in which they competed as a Junior Varsity or Varsity student-athlete. Congratulations to all the 2013-2014 Scholar Athletes!
HCSS in the News!
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB)- It’s graduation season and seniors at the Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee now have their diplomas in hand. This includes one student at the high school who had a tough start.
Her name is Mariah Pelzer-Lowe. She was taken away from her mother and put into foster care; living in four different homes and changing schools three times.
Coming to Hampden Charter School of Science as an eighth grader, her obstacles defined who she was.
Graduation Ceremony 2014
On Tuesday, June 10th 2014, Hampden Charter School of Science celebrated its second ever High School Graduation Ceremony. Family, friends, staff, alumni, and honored guests were in attendance to support the 29 graduating seniors. The Class of 2014 showed off their talents by composing and performing a Senior Medley instead of a class song and designing their own slideshow, entitled, "Memories." Speakers included College Guidance Counselor Sener Dere, Board Member Diane Hodges-Hunter, President and Owner of Meridian Industrial Group, and HCSS Director Harun Celik. You can find media coverage of the event on our school's website!