Trojan Times

By: Principal Dufrene (Dec. 14th)

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Hello Trojan Nation,

It has been another challenging week for all as we do our best to balance all the important things in our lives each day while facing this pandemic. We will continue to work together to provide our students the best education possible regardless of the barriers in front of us. I am hopeful that once we get through the holiday season we will start to see better days ahead. We want and we need our kids in school!

In the meantime, it is crucial that our students put in the work each week. The longer that we are 100% virtual learning, the more I worry that we are losing some of our students. Parents, please keep checking in with your child to see how they are progressing in Schoology. Students, please give your best effort and communicate with your teachers. Teachers, please keep being flexible and understanding. If we work together, we will get through this and we will move forward in a positive direction. Most students are failing due to no communication with their teachers and no effort on assignments...we can not help these students unless they contact us and do their work.

We want all our students to be successful! We understand that students, teachers, and families are being asked to take on more than ever. Our effort and attitude will get us through this! Please do not hesitate to reach out as needed. 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports will be mailed home by the end of the week.

Please remember, with the possibility of snow this week..."snow days" are still instructional days that count. Teachers will provide assignments through Schoology and students are expected to complete them. This allows the county to count the days so we can keep June 3rd as our last day with students and not have to extend the school year.


Due to the anticipated snow storm curbside meals will be given out tomorrow December 15th from 1:00 pm- 3:00pm at all locations except Slanesville Elementary.

Curbside meals will be available again on Dec. 22nd at all locations from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

To view the update, click the link below:

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Hampshire Highlights...

- Congrats to Nurse Dante for receiving the Trojan "Above & Beyond" Award for the month of November! We are so thankful for all she does for our school community!!!

- Congrats to our custodians, Mark Shanholtz and Joe Bloom for receiving the Trojan "Above & Beyond" Award for the month of November! Awesome job painting the hallways and restrooms!!!

- Congrats to Christian Hicks for earning WV AAA 2nd Team All-State honors!!! Congrats to Sam Moreland and Trevor Sardo for earning WV AAA All-State Honorable Mention honors!!!

- Congrats to our Week 2 HHS Holla Days Contest winners...Olivia Clatterback, Eva Duerte, Megan Saltzmann, Lainey Tierney, and Mr. Rule!!!

- Congrats to Renee Killough for being selected to the North Team in the WV North/South All-Star Volleyball Game!!!

Mr. Hart would like to thank all of his Criminal Justice and Law students for working so hard on their assignments and turning them in on-time during this semester even with all the changes in learning environments. I am very proud of each and every one of you. Happy Holidays !

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This Week @HHS...

- Monday through Friday> 100% Virtual all of your teachers during the week and complete all assignments posted in Schoology!

- 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports will be mailed home by then end of the week.

See Message Below from Mrs. Alkire

We are looking for pictures for the yearbook. Below are some of the things that we want from you. Please submit photos ASAP to possibly appear in the HHS yearbook. You can send them to Mrs. Alkire through Schoology.

“Remote Learning” pictures/selfies. We want to see what you are doing while you are remote!

Photos of what you are up to while you are out of school, when you aren't working on school work -- what are you doing to keep yourself busy and entertained.

SENIORS! If you know what you are doing after high school, please submit a picture of you with something indicating those plans! If your sights are set on college - send a picture of you with your college acceptance letter or school gear of some sort! If you plan to join the military, workforce, etc. We want to see it. Send in photos with a brief description of your plans.

Hampshire Holla! your school spirt!!!

­­­Hampshire Holla! Days

Show your school spirit and get in the holiday mood!

Monday, 12/14

Holiday Best—dress for a fancy feast!

Tuesday, 12/15

NOT Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Wednesday, 12/16

Family Photo: wear your best flannel

Thursday, 12/17

Home for the Holidays—dress like or twin with a family member

Friday, 12/18

Winter Wonderland—wear winter accessories

Monday, 12/21

Santa’s Workshop—dress as someone you might see there

Tuesday, 12/22

The Night Before Christmas (break)—pajama day

Wednesday, 12/23

Show your holiday spirit!

Thursday, 12/24

Merry Christmas Eve! Enjoy your break!

Friday, 12/25


Designed for students and staff alike, Hampshire Holla! Days are designed to boost your spirit in the coming weeks! Whether we are learning virtually or working in-person, the holidays can still be a special time of year.

To participate, simply take a picture of yourself dressed for the day’s theme and send it to For each day you participate, your name will be entered in a drawing for a weekly holiday prize and to be featured in The Trojan Times! Prizes will be awarded for each grade level and for staff!

Names will be drawn on the following days at 3:00 PM for prizes:

· Friday, 12/04

· Friday, 12/11

· Friday, 12/18

· Wednesday, 12/23

Winners will be notified via Schoology by Mrs. Stehle, and arrangements will be made for you to receive your prize.

By participating, students agree that pictures may be posted online via The Trojan Times, and may be accessed and used by the HHS yearbook staff as desired. Please keep all submissions school appropriate, and have fun!

Please reach out to Mrs. Stehle at, Ms. Coleman at if you have any questions.

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Counselor's Corner:

Just a reminder to all students. If there is anything you need from our office during this time of 100% virtual please reach out to us through the Virtual Counselor Request Form. We are here to help. We hope everyone is well.

Web Link

Virtual Counselor Request Form

****Attention 9th Graders****

Please follow the link and take the needs assessment. Take time with each question, give an honest, thoughtful answer. If the link doe not work, it can also be found in the Counselor's Corner Group under Resources--> 9th Grade Needs Assessmet.

To view the update, click the link below:

***Attention Seniors***

Please make sure you are checking the Resources section of this Counselor's Corner for Scholarships and many other important things related to planning after High School. Many new scholarship opportunities have been added and many more will be in the next few weeks. If you or your parent have any questions related to the resources please reach out to us through Schoology Messages or our emails:

Tiffani Anderson - (Students Last Name L-->Z)

Colby Nichols - (Students Last Name A-->K)

*** Attention all Seniors who may be Promise Scholarship Eligible ***

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT: 22 composite score with a minimum of 20 in English, math, science, and reading.
  • SAT: 1100 total score with a minimum of 520 in math, and 530 in evidence-based reading and writing.

**You don't need the test score to apply today**

Incentive Contest - all who apply will be entered to potentially win prizes

Start your Promise Application today!

Web Link

Promise Scholarship Incentive Contest

Web Link

Promise Scholarship Application

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Tech Tips from Mr. Feazell:

How To Open Documents

Many people have called about issues opening documents recently. Attached is a document that will assist you in opening your documents. If you still have issues reach out to Mr. Feazell.

Adobe PDFHow to open Word doc in Schoology.pdf570 KBVIEW

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Healthy Expectations from Nurse Dante:

I want to express my sincere appreciation to all our school staff, our county Health Department, parents and students as we have really pulled together to keep everyone informed and safe. When an increase in cases among staff was noted, investigations were done, necessary information was shared, and plans were put into place giving staff options. I want to give a special thank you to our School Nurses. You have and continue to work long hours, as we assist daily with case investigation, contact tracing and monitoring. Thank You!!

Our common goal is to return have staff and students safely return to the classrooms. Please keep this in mind over the holidays. It is really important that we all continue to social distance, wear our masks, limit social gatherings to 10 or less with no new contacts, when possible, and practice daily self-care and monitoring.

Please continue to keep our families here and afar in thought and prayer as there are many dealing with the effects of this virus daily.

Stay safe. Merry Christmas!

HHS Mission & Belief Statements:

- Mission> We will equip all with 21st Century Skills for a lifetime of success.

- We Believe...

* The faculty and staff are building a culture of success by focusing on 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical-Thinking, and Citizenship.

* Success is the shared responsibility of students, staff, and community.

* All students have the ability to learn given the appropriate academic, social, and emotional resources.

* Our community is an important part of the Hampshire High School family, and we value their communication and collaboration involving the academic and social aspects for our school.

Hang in there,

Mr. Dufrene