Hughes Academy Weekly Update

Week of 4/24/23

Upcoming Events

April 25 - National Bus Driver Day

April 26 - National School Secretary Day

April 27th - The Hughes Experience 5:00 to 7:00

April 28 - ROCKstar Student Luncheon

May 1 - National Principal's Day

May 1 - Band Concert

May 2 - Beta Club Induction 5:30 - 6:30

May 1 - 5 - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 5 - Build a Bear Beta Club Fieldtrip

May 5 - School Lunch Heroes Day

May 9 - ELA Part 1 SC Ready/SC Pass Testing

May 11 - ELA Part 2 SC Ready/SC Pass Testing

May 16 - Math SC Ready/SC Pass Testing

May 22 - Athletic Awards Ceremony in the gym at 5:30

May 24 - Algebra EOC

May 19 - 8th Grade Dance

May 31 - 8th Grade Field Trip

June 1 - Half Day, 8th Grade Day

June 2 - Half Day

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THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 28th the COUGAR SHACK is back! Everything is a $1 or $2 and bring exact change.

Continue your SUPPORT for Hughes Academy!

Your tax-deductible donation will be used to purchase technology, assist with school improvements and beautification, and provide funding that our teachers put to work in their classrooms every day. Click HERE for several ways to contribute.

Please scroll to the bottom as we THANK ALL of our current sponsors.

Shop and a % goes to Hughes! Sign up for a account and link Hughes to your account. Tell the cashier at Harris Teeter to add Hughes to your VIC card. All the details are HERE.


April 26 (Wed) – School Secretary Day

April 27 (Thur) – Hughes Experience

April 28 (Fri) – Cougar Shack

May 1-5 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 12 (Fri) – Cougar Shack

May 26 (Fri) – Cougar Shack

May 29 (Mon) – No School – Memorial Day

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Greenville High Summer Camp Opportunities

Greenville High has a few great summer camp opportunities at a REDUCED RATE through this past week’s Booster Club Oyster Roast Silent Auction. If you are interested in purchasing any of these packages, please email Rachel Balck at

Field of Dreams

BUY NOW $75 (Valued at $150)

Admission for Youth Baseball Team and 2 coaches to a GHS Home Game during the 2023 or 2024 baseball season (some exclusions apply). Included in this package are pizza and drinks for all attendees. Players and coaches can be on the field during the National Anthem and names will be announced during lineups.

Summer Basketball Camp – 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

BUY NOW $50 EACH (Valued at $100 each)

Gift Certificate for summer basketball camp registration, July 17-20th. Camp is Monday-Thursday from 9:00-12:00 pm and open to boys and girls grades 1-8 of all ability levels from beginner to advanced. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the gym entrance. Lunch is included.

Governor's School for Science and Math Camp Opportunities:

All camp applications are open and filling quickly. The application deadline is May 15, 2023. Check out their 4 camps:

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8th Grade Parent Letter

This parent letter includes all the events for our 8th graders at the end of the year!

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Furman University's Summer Learning Place

Furman University's Summer Learning Place begins Wednesday, June 28, and is now accepting applications. The program will be held on Furman University’s campus this year. SLP serves children ages 6 to 14 who would benefit from a four-week summer school program (June 28-29; July 5-21 including Fridays). The cost is $150. The program is designed for students who have been identified as having a specific learning disability or an emotional or behavior disorder and have an IEP for school services. However, consideration is also given to students who would benefit from small group instruction (Summer Learning Place provides a 5-to-1 student-teacher ratio). A small number of need-based scholarships are available.

To apply, please submit these forms:

We will need both forms to consider your child's application complete. Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing these forms. A limited number of spaces are available, so we encourage interested families to apply as soon as possible.

Students currently in grades 8 and 9 are invited to participate in a FREE, week-long, immersive Engineering Camp.

Hughes D.U.D.E.S

Are you a father that is interested in helping out Hughes Academy? Come and find out about our new group - Dads United in Developing Excellence in Students!

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Magnet News and a note to 7th grade parents/guardians

We are now in round 4. Round 4 is 3/27/23 at 8:00 am and ends on 5/5/23 at 4:00 pm. Notification letters for Round 4 will be emailed on 5/10/23.

Greenville County Schools is excited to announce the addition of online magnet applications to the Parent Backpack Portal. Paper copies of applications for the 2022-2023 school year will still be accepted, but parents now have the option to apply online through their backpack accounts. To access the online version of the magnet application, parents should login into their parent backpack account. Parents of students outside of Greenville County Schools can create a new user account. Select "Programs" from the column on the left. Then select "Apply to a Program." Available programs will show on the screen. Select "Apply" beside Magnet Academies to begin the application process. Parents will be able to apply for multiple magnet academies in the online system, but they will only be able to submit the magnet application once. Parents should make sure to select all schools for which their student desires to apply and complete all sections of the application before selecting submit.

Magnet Applications

The GCS Magnet Academy application window for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Monday, November 14, 2022. Magnet applications will be available in “Parent Backpack.” For more information, visit the GCS Magnet Page .

Attention 7th Grade Parents and Guardians,

The district looks at 7th grade second semester - grades, attendance, and discipline when applying for a Greenville County High School spot. Please remind your child of the importance of their second semester 7th-grade year if he/she is interested in applying to a Greenville County Magnet High School.

For more information on the magnet process, please click here and visit the Hughes Academy Magnet Page.

Clemson's Math Plus Tutoring Program

Please register before accessing the Zoom link.

Registration Link:

Math-Plus tutoring link:

PEER & WISE/NEXT Engineers Social Media Information - CLEMSON

Twitter: @ClemsonWISE

Facebook: @peerwiseclemson

Instagram: @cu_peerwise

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Parent Backpack

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

To access Parent Backpack, go to and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account.

Backpack para los padres es una herramienta valiosa para ayudar las escuelas y las familias a comunicarse entre sí. También permite a los

padres / tutores supervisar las calificaciones, las asignaciones y la asistencia de sus hijos, y les da a los padres / tutores acceso para actualizar

la lista de personas que pueden recoger a sus hijos de la escuela. Los padres también podrán invitar a otras personas es decir, (abuelos, niñeras,

etc.) a tener derechos de visualización de la información de sus hijos sindarles acceso para cambiar ningún dato o derechos de recogida.

Aquí están las instrucciones escritas sobre cómo crear a Backpack Account.

Aquí hay un video de cómo registrarse en el Programa Backpack. .

Llámeme al (864)355-6224 o envíeme un correo electrónico si tenga más preguntas sobre cómo registrarse. ¡Estaría más que feliz de reunirme con usted y ayudar!

Marsha Patry

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