HOPE – The Hope Public Schools’ calendar for December grows more holiday spirit as the Christmas season draws closer.
The Hope High School and Yerger Middle School choirs kicked off the holiday season on each campus with a holiday musical tour of all five campuses in the Hope Public School District on Dec. 5. HHS Choir Director Brandon Ellis and YMS Choir Director Kathryn Rose directed the choral groups in renditions of “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Under the Winter Moon.”
The annual Hope Bands Winter Concert will be performed Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas-Hope campus. The concert is open to the public free of charge.
Performances will be delivered by the Yerger Middle School/Hope Academy of Public Service Concert Band, under the direction of Brandon Ellis; and, the Hope High School Concert Band, under the direction of Julie Gladden.
The HPSD will observe its annual Christmas vacation break with after the dismissal of classes on Dec. 22. Students will return to class on Jan. 8.
The current calendar for the remainder of the pre-Christmas vacation break on each campus is as follows:
Clinton Primary School
Dec. 14 – Parent/Teacher Organization Christmas Program; 6 p.m.; CPS cafeteria.
Dec. 20 – Caroling at local nursing homes; schedule to be announced.
Classroom holiday parties will be announced.
Beryl Henry Elementary School
Dec. 19 – The BHE PTO Christmas Program “Winter Wonderland;” 6 p.m.; BHE cafeteria.
Yerger Middle School
Dec. 12 – Parental Involvement Meeting, Party; 5:15 – 6 p.m.; YMS cafeteria. YMS Band is guest entertainment for event.
Dec. 18 – 20, YMS Christmas Week: Monday, Crazy Christmas Socks; Tuesday, Christmas Sweaters; Wednesday, Santa Hats, Class Parties (seventh period).
Hope Academy of Public Service
Dec. 4-15, HAPS Canned Food Drive for Hope In Action; donations accepted at HAPS office.
Dec. 11 – 15, Penguin Patch Kids’ Holiday Shop – Inexpensive, family-friendly gifts for purchase by students.
Dec. 18 – 22, HAPS Christmas Week: Monday, Crazy Christmas Socks; Tuesday, Christmas Sweaters; Wednesday, Santa Hats; Thursday, Holiday Characters, Class Parties (2:30 p.m.); Friday, Holiday Movies.
Hope High School
Dec. 20 – Even period semester tests.
Dec. 21 – Odd period semester tests.
Dec. 22 – Make-up tests.
Dec. 22 – Faculty holiday luncheon; 12:30 p.m.; HHS cafeteria.