We hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures and posts on social media showing what a great time everyone is having. I want to take this opportunity and update everyone on the exciting things that are happening around HPA.
If you have been on campus this summer, you may have noticed, a new flag on a taller flagpole has been installed at the main entrance of the school. It is a beautiful representation of our great country. The beautification project for the entrance to the Performing Arts Center was completed just before graduation. The trees and shrubs on either side of the doors were pruned, and landscaping stones and flowers were planted in the beds. The main entrance to the school and front of the building are our next area of interest. Mace’s Tree Service is graciously donating one day of labor to trim trees. Several student groups will also do community service work to help with the project.
Work is also going on inside the building. The custodial staff has been working very hard deep cleaning the school. The maintenance team is diligently making needed repairs. Many of our teachers have been spotted in their rooms already preparing for the 2018-2019 school year. The administration team is finalizing schedules as well as updating the Student Handbook.
As we continue to make improvements to our campus both inside and out, if you have a skill or know of someone with a skill that could assist us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (864) 279-7577.
Speaking of the administration team, I would like to take this time to announce our new Elementary Principal, Mr. Grey Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster has been with HPA since August of 2016 as a part of our Technology Department. Before joining the HPA family, he taught math in Spartanburg District Five for nearly ten years. Mr. Lancaster earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Teaching from Clemson University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Clemson. Mr. Lancaster’s goal is to make HPA’s elementary program the most attractive educational option in the Upstate. He has a clear understanding of the importance of communicating clear expectations with staff, students, and parents. High Point Academy is excited about Mr. Lancaster’s transition.
Be sure to make plans and join us on Thursday, August 16 for Meet the Teacher. Look for details coming soon on our website and social media pages. We are excited about the upcoming school year and we look forward to seeing everyone back on campus this fall. Please remember to encourage students to read throughout the summer break.