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From Principal

Sports for Life Program Begins

Starting this past Thursday, HPES students were off and running with our Sports for Life Program.  This program, which has been at HPES for well over 40 years, was originally organized by parents.  For the past several years, HPES has taken over the program direction and uses support staff, teachers and parent volunteers to provide a consistent set of activities.  Students also pay a minimal fee depending on the activity they choose, and as always, scholarships are available for any student who requests.  Teachers who do not participate in the program have scheduled professional development during the SFL time.  This has provided HPES an opportunity to support specific teacher support and training that would otherwise take teachers out of the classroom.  Each teacher has at least one week off to participate in a SFL event of their choosing.  Program offerings this year are Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Bowling, Ice Skating, and Winter Shenanigans (a combination of sled riding, snowshoeing, snow sculpture and snow play, indoor cooking, maker space, music… depending on the weather).  We are also fortunate to have members from the LUHS cross country ski team volunteering in our SFL cross country ski program. 


Lancer Boys Basketball and HPES K students

The Lancer Boys Basketball team provided a BB clinic for our youngest players.  This was an inspiration to our future LUMS and LUHS players.  We appreciate the connection our students are making, on many levels, with students from LUHS and GMTCC.


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6th Grade Meeting

There will be a 6th Grade class trip Meeting on Monday, January 13th at 6:30pm in the HPES Library.

Fundraiser Success!

Mrs. Pirie and Mrs. Raboin would like to thank everyone that participated in the Original Works Fundraiser.  Together, with the help of this wonderful community, we raised $690.44 for the Lamoille Area Cancer Network! 


PIE for Breakfast

Save the date - Saturday, March 14th (3.14 – Pi Day)

Pie for Breakfast annual fundraiser for Partners in Education (PIE) to continue funding programs with HPES.

We will also need many donations of PIES for this breakfast event (sweet, savory, whoopie, etc) so also plan for what you will donate!  See you there!

Sports For Life

Here is a reminder of the Sports for Life dates – Thursdays, January 16th, 23rd, 30th, and February 6th and 13th.


Students enjoying their first day of Sports For Life Ice Skating!
We are fortunate to have “Winston” at school all day every Wednesday and Friday.  He is housed in the Reading Intervention space and has multiple joyful encounters with students throughout the day.  He is positively impacting students both in school and out of school.  We are grateful to Erin Hazard for providing this opportunity for our students and staff.  (In case you were wondering, he is a purebred Tibetan Terrier.)





NO SCHOOL – Prof. Dev.

     Monday, January 20th 

NO SCHOOL – Prof. Dev.

     Friday, February 7th 




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