Hughes Academy Weekly Update

October 24, 2022

Upcoming Events

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

October 25 - Moes on Augusta Spirit Night 5:00 - 8:00

October 28 - Rockstar Luncheon

October 28 - Parent Party 7:00 - 10:00

November 1 and 2 - 7th Grade Career Fair

November 4 - Q1 Reward Day

November 7-8 - Student Holiday

November 13 - 15 - Youth and Government Field Trip to Columbia

November 14 - SIC 1:00

November 14 - 18 - American Education Week

November 15 - Picture Make-Up Day

November 18 - Cougar Shack

November 18 - ROCKSTAR Luncheon

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break

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Enjoy Taco Tuesday while supporting Hughes with Spirit Night at Moe’s! Dine at Moe’s on Augusta on October 25 from 5-8pm and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hughes. It’s a delicious way to support our school!

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APPAREL ORDERS UPDATE Spirit Wear items are beginning to arrive and will be distributed to students as they come in. Supply issues and labor shortages have delayed production and not all items will arrive at the same time.

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.


Due to the weather, PARENT PARTY has been rescheduled for Friday, October 28 from 7-10 pm at the home of Katie & David Phipps, 107 Meyers Drive. Tickets are $40 each and $70 per couple. The evening includes appetizers, assortment of beverages, and dinner from One-Eyed Donkey food truck (ji-roz). Come meet and mingle with other Hughes parents while helping our school! Get Tickets HERE.

(If you cannot attend the new date and need a refund, email or consider donating the cost of the tickets to the school).

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.

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Upcoming Events

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

October 25 (Tues) - Spirit Night at Moe's on Augusta

October 28 (Fri) - Rockstar Luncheon

October 28 (Fri) - Parent Party

November 4 (Fri) - Cougar Shack

Girls Basketball Tryouts

November 1st: 3:45pm to 5pm

November 2nd: 3:45pm to 5pm

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Teacher Vacancies for this year!

Hughes Academy is looking for the following teachers for the 2022-2023 school year....

Spanish Teacher

STEAM Teacher

Please contact our principal, Mr. Jordan Finlay, at if you are interested.

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6th Grade Parent Night - Join us to learn how you can help your teen resist drugs and make healthy lifestyle choices.

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We would like to welcome Ashley Mcallister, our new full-time mental health counselor, to the Hughes family.
6th Grade Field Trip Information

6th Graders are going to Atlanta, Georgia! See the link for more information on deadlines, activities, and payment information.

Magnet Open House Flyer

Is your student interested in a Greenville County Magnet School? Check out the Open House Schedule!

IB Open House Flyer

Is your 8th grader interested in an IB High School? Attend a Greenville County IB High School Open House.

Clemson's Math Plus Tutoring Program

Please register before accessing the Zoom link.

Registration Link:

Math-Plus tutoring link:


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 .

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

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.

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