Hughes Academy Weekly Update

Monday, May 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

May 2 - PTSA Meeting 1:00 - 2:00

May 2 - Staff Appreciation Week

May 3 - Reading All-Stars Baseball Game

May 10 - SC Ready ELA 1

May 12 - SC Ready ELA 2

May 17 - SC Ready Math

May 17 -All sports celebration for all of HUGHES sports. 6-7 pm. We will also dedicate the gym during this time.

May 19 - PASS Science

May 20 - BETA Club Fieldtrip

May 25 - Awards Drive Thru

May 25 - EOCEP Algebra 1

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

June 2 - Half Day/8th Grade Day

June 3- Career Day/Half Day/End of Q4/Last day of school for students

Resources to Help with Monitoring Your Child's Phone Activity

How to Monitor Your Kids Phone (Step by Step Tutorial on Setting Up Parental Controls) H2TechVideos

PTSA NEWS for week of 5/2/22

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Let’s celebrate our amazing Teachers & Staff May 2 – 6!

Each day will be based on all things beach and we will have lots of great surprises and treats planned for our wonderful teachers and staff, and a raffle each morning during the morning news. If you are interested in contributing to gift certificates and raffle prizes, please venmo Cara Puntch @Cara-Puntch.

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AY 3rd is TACO TUESDAY @ Tacozzini! We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo early with fun tacos, pizzas and special drinks. Stay tuned on social media and newsletter for the full fiesta menu.

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Cougar Cart returns THIS Friday, May 6th! Everything is $1 or $2 but please bring exact change to help out the volunteers. Thank you!

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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.


May 2-6 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 – (Tue) – Spirit Night at Tacozzini

May 6 (Friday) – Cougar Cart

May 20 (Friday) – Cougar Cart

May 30 (Monday) – Memorial Day – No School

Neighborhood Survey

The City of Greenville is currently conducting a study on pedestrian safety and developing a plan that reduces the number of crashes and near misses involving pedestrians. This survey includes Augusta Street, but may include other areas identified by residents. With the large number of students walking to and from Hughes Academy, it is important that we identify how access impacts our families. We encourage you to read more about this project and take the survey to identify areas of concern.

The survey and more information may be accessed at

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See Something, Say Something


The single most effective, preventative tool regarding school safety and security is the See Something, Say Something protocol, which every school in Greenville County utilizes. It is critically important that if students see or hear something that is concerning, they say something to a trusted adult or report it anonymously through our reporting system. Reports can be made by phone call, text, email or an online form, which are all accessed here: While Greenville County Schools has had this reporting system in place for many years, we recently updated the icon on student Chromebooks from a “no symbol” to the attached icon, which visually reflects the See Something, Say Something campaign. Your school will be sharing this update with students, but we want to make sure you as parents as aware of this update and know how to report something or direct your student to report something should it be needed. This update has been made on the Greenville County Schools website in multiple places (, and it is currently being updated on all of our school’s websites. Thank you.

Our Spring Book fair is Buy one Get one Free - a great opportunity to get summer reading books for a deal! We will have a lollipop raffle to win prizes so bring quarters! Try eWallet for an easy cash alternative:

Greenville High Swim Team Information

There will be a parent meeting for all swimmers interested in participating on the GHS swim team next season on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:15 pm in the GHS atrium. Please contact Kathryn Rowan with any questions. Rising 7th and 8th graders may participate.

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Teacher Vacancies

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

GTT - Gateway to Technology (Engineering)

English Language Arts (multiple positions)

Part-Time Special Education

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

Magnet Bus Request Form for 2022-2023

Do you have a magnet student at Hughes Academy that needs a magnet bus for the 2022-2023 academic year? Please fill out the bus request form and submit it to our Magnet Coordinator, Mrs.Marsha Patry,

NEXT ENGINEERS PROGRAM - Engineering Summer Camp

Is your 8th grader interested in Engineering? Check out our NEXT Engineers Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Opportunities at the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville, SC

We are excited to share with you 2022 summer camp opportunities for rising 6th through 10th grade students. This summer we are offering a variety of interactive learning opportunities covering a wide variety of STEM disciplines.

Below you will find the GSSM 2022 summer camp flyer(s) that you can share with potential students, parents, faculty/staff, and your community regarding GSSM’s summer camp programs.

All camp applications are open and filling quickly. The application deadline is May 13, 2022.

Families may apply for need-based financial assistance for GSSM Summer Experiences 2022. The financial assistance deadline is April 15, 2022 or until all funds have been awarded for these programs.

Learn more about each of our programs and APPLY TODAY @

Greenville High Summer Camps!

Greenville High School Community! Please join us this summer for our Greenville High Summer Camps (Grades 1-8). Our coaches and players have lots of fun activities planned for your child this summer.

Tdap Requirement for Rising 7th Graders

South Carolina law states that ALL students are required to have the Tdap vaccine BEFORE they enter 7th grade. This means that your 6th grader should get the vaccination during his/her annual doctor visit this year. The Tdap vaccine can be obtained at your primary health care provider, the Health Department, or various walk-in clinics.

Please make sure your student has the Tdap vaccine before the end of this school year and have the vaccine certificate sent to school as soon as it is completed. If your child already had the Tdap vaccine, please send a copy of the immunization form into school to ensure that we have it on record. Your child will not be able to attend the 7th grade until we have this form on record at school. Your student will not be able to obtain their class schedule for 7th grade in the fall without meeting this state requirement. Thank you in advance for your help. Please feel free to call the Hughes Academy health room with any questions at 864-355-6207.

Hughes Academy School Nurses- Sara Smith, RN & Mayte Pennington, RN

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Clemson Tutoring Information

Clemson Tutoring will start back Tuesday, February 15th. All the tutors are ready to start. The times have changed. The new times are 4:00-6:30 PM. Below is the tiger link Portal for parents to register..

Here is the Zoom link


Magnet Applications and FAQ sheets are now available. Click here to receive one.

Round one and two have ended. Here is the Magnet Round Processing Schedule..

Round 4 3/7/22 - 5/9/22

Round 5 5/16/22 - 7/11/22

Round 6 7/13/22 - 8/8/22

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

Grading Policies and Academic Assistance

In an effort to make grading more meaningful at Hughes Academy, and spark higher levels of student engagement, we have made some adjustments to our late and make-up work policies. Please watch the video presentation linkes below for details about these new policies, as well as opportunities for academic assistance and enrichment at Hughes.

Hughes Academy Grading and Academic Assistance Update

Social Emotional Learning

Part of delivering a high-quality middle school experience is providing students with more than just academic instruction. To help students learn more about things like communication skills, kindness, respect, anti-bullying, character education and more, Greenville County Schools have teamed up with ReThink Ed to provide a standardized method of providing "whole-child" instruction and giving students the tools to thrive and be successful regardless of their path.
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. We only have 37 people that have linked their VIC cards so far. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT! Details HERE.
Helpful Parental Controls for iPhones

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