Trojan Times

By: Principal Dufrene (Jan. 11th)

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Hi Hampshire HS,

Once again, we are down to the final days of the first semester. Last day is January 22nd and the second semester begins January 25th. Good news, bad news; bad news first...we have several students that are currently failing one or more classes. Now the good still have a chance to pass those classes if you put in the work and contact your teachers. Students that try have a chance to pass. Students that are doing nothing will end up failing that class and repeating it if is required for graduation. Our teachers are here to help you and must hear from you so they know how to give you the necessary support needed to be successful.

Due to these challenging times, we have decided to not have a "final exam" week as that would only add additional frustration and stress to students and teachers. Instead, we are expecting students that need additional academic support to reach out to their teachers and complete necessary assignments in order to earn a D or better. For students that are in a good position, teachers will move forward by providing new content. I urge all students to please take advantage of this opportunity. While we are 100% virtual learning if you are struggling with your current learning environment, please contact your teacher to set up a schedule to come to school for additional academic support (breakfast and/or lunch will be provided).

Here is some important news regarding 2nd semester schedules "curbside" pick-up...

Thursday, January 14th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 4:00 PM-6:00 PM out front of HHS

Friday, January 15th: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM out front of Slanesville Elementary & Springfield Elementary then 12:30 PM-2:30 PM out front of Capon Bridge Middle & Junction.

***2nd Semester Schedule Change Request: deadline Friday, January 29th***

Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions; Mr. Nichols (last name A-K) and Mrs. Anderson (last name L-Z).

Important reminder regarding Attendance...

  • Attendance reports will be generated every Friday morning for the week prior to
  • If your student does not make contact that week, he/she will be counted absent every day of that respective week.
  • Each student has 4 classes. If one or two teachers have not had contact with your student, your student will be marked half day absent every day that week by the administration. If three or four teachers have not had contact, your student will be marked full day absent every day that week by the administration.
  • Contact can consist of assignments being submitted or emails, Schoology messages, or phone calls from your students to your teachers.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Mr. Stewart at

January 14th Meal Registration for Pick-up or Delivery Of Meals

Hampshire County Schools will be offering meals curbside or delivered on January 14, 2021. Deliveries will begin at 8:30am by buses. Curbside pickup will be from 10:00 am -12:00 Thursday, January 14th at all schools. Make sure to visit the Hampshire County Schools website to register for meals.

(This information is all subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and weather.)

Reminder that Monday, January 18th is a school holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) for all students and staff!

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Hampshire Highlights...

- Important news regarding HHS Yearbooks...

"Jostens is offering yearbook ads for the 2020-2021 yearbook. You can recognize your student(s)/teams/clubs and their milestones, or just give them a loving shoutout. You may create and purchase your ad online by 01/31/2021 - but the sooner the better as space is limited! If you are interested, please

In a school year full of changes and uncertainty, what better way to show those high schoolers you love (Especially those graduating Seniors), some positivity they can always look back on! Plus, these ad sales help make the yearbook possible - so, it’s a win-win!"

"Hi Seniors! Hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to reach out in regards to your yearbook… Again. Many of you did not submit a senior quote. I know there was a deadline, but I really don’t want anyone to have a blank space. Please try to think of something school appropriate and send it to me as soon as you can. It might not matter to you now, but it will be something you and all your peers will eventually look back on - so, try to think of something. Also, in addition to a senior quote, I need EVERY senior to email an individual photo to me (Sadie Alkire) through Schoology. This can be a senior photo you had professionally taken or just a picture you have that you like of yourself — this is to be included in the yearbook. Just make sure it isn’t your senior drape photo or one you may have already sent me.

Please message your Senior Quote and Photo BY January 18th to ensure they make it in the book.

Thanks guys!"

- Attention Students!! Young Writers Contest 2020-2021

It’s that time of year again—the WV Young Writers contest is fast approaching, and Mrs. Stehle is looking for submissions for the 2020-2021 school year!

We have so much talent at Hampshire High School, and if you are someone who loves to write or wrote something you think is really cool this year this is a great opportunity to showcase your work, and maybe even earn some money while doing it.

What is Young Writers? Since 1984 the West Virginia Young Writers Contest has celebrated student writing in the state. The contest grows out of a deep commitment to writing in all subjects, and to the publishing, displaying, and celebrating of student writing, and is supported with funds provided by the State of West Virginia to Marshall University for use by the Central West Virginia Writing Project (CWVWP).

What can you win? First-place county winners from each of the six contest categories will receive commemorative certificates and be treated to workshops with published authors/presenters on WV Young Writers Day. State winners in each of the six contest categories will receive checks of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Who can submit? Any student grade 9-12

What are the requirements? Entries must not exceed the following word counts:

o Grades 9-10: 1000 words

o Grades 11-12: 1200 words

Submissions may be made in any prose genre including fiction, nonfiction, narrative, memoir, or essay. Poetry is not eligible. Submissions must be titled. Submissions may not contain graphics or images.

Entries should be the sole creation of the student and composed during the current school year. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Entries should be quality work that has been revised as necessary by the student.

When should you submit your paper? As soon as possible! Mrs. Stehle needs submissions by January 20th, 2021.

How should you submit your paper? Entries from Hampshire High School can be submitted to Mrs. Stehle through email at as word documents or pdfs. Within your email, please include your name, grade level, and gender.

What happens after you submit your draft to Mrs. Stehle? Representatives from the school will determine if your paper will move on to the county level. From there, county officials will determine winners and be in touch with writers as necessary.

Have questions? Please contact Mrs. Stehle at or through Schoology message. All information included within this poster is pulled from official Young Writers documents from this year.

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Counselor's Corner:

Attention Seniors who are interested in applying to Shepherd University.

"Applications are being accepted for Fall admission. We offer a variety of merit aid scholarships – our priority deadline is February 1st."

Web Link ...

***** Attention Seniors****

Registration is now open for the February 6th ACT. The deadline to register is January 15th.

Go to to register.

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