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News & Notes

Community Book Club - Heroes

This year, we are offering a Community Book Club at Hughes. All students are welcome to participate.  We would love to have the community get involved by having an adult read along with the student and participate in the Community Book Club night (Monday, March 11th at 6 PM) .

 We are reading Heroes, the newest release from Alan Gratz. 


Curriculum Night Information

Please view our Canva presentation of Curriculum Night.

Sexual Health and Responsibility Education

The Sexual Health and Responsibility Education Unit will be taught February 26 - March 1, 2024 by the PE department to students currently enrolled in PE. A general overview and outline of the district’s age appropriate, abstinence-based sexual health & responsibility education curriculum can be viewed on the district website under the Students & Parents Heading then scrolling to the Comprehensive Health & Physical Education link. Complete details including the slide presentation and videos can be previewed at the school anytime during the school day if you would like to view it. If you do not want your child to participate in the sexual health & responsibility unit or a specific portion of the unit, you must bring the signed exemption form to the front office in person. By School Board Policy and SC Comprehensive Health Education Law, students who exempt sexual health & responsibility education will be required to complete other health-related self-study lessons.

Attention Rising 7th Grade Parents

Important Notice about Tdap Vaccinations: In accordance with South Carolina law, all students must have the Tdap vaccination prior to the start of their 7th grade school year. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).

Hughes Academy of Science and Technology requires that the vaccination (or exemption) be completed and all immunization certificates turned in to the school before the student starts orientation for the 2024-2025 year. Students will not receive their schedule if the school does not have all of their correct documentation on file. We appreciate everyone who has already completed the Tdap requirements. If you have not, please be advised of this policy and complete the requirements as soon as possible.

Please do not wait until the start of your child's 7th grade school year. This must be on file with our nurses prior to the start of 7th grade. Please email documented proof of vaccination to Nurse Sarah, or fax it to 864-355-6275.

ACCESS Testing/El examen ACCESS

We are getting ready to test MLs for their proficiency in the English language. The state test called ACCESS for MLs will be administered 1/22 - 3/8 at Hughes. You will receive a letter with exact dates and times if you have an ML student. You can help your ML learner by ensuring that he/she gets plenty of rest and is prepared on their test dates.

Nos estamos preparando para evaluar el dominio del idioma inglés de los estudiantes ML. El examen estatal llamado ACCESS para ML se administrará del 22 de enero al 8 de marzo en Hughes. Recibirá una carta con fechas y horas exactas si tiene un estudiante ML. Puede ayudar a su estudiante ML asegurándose de que descanse lo suficiente y esté preparado para las fechas de su examen.