Back to School events set at HHS
Ken McLemore, Hope Public Schools

HOPE – Hope High School students will get schedules and school supplies during Back to School events that will send freshmen students on a scavenger hunt.

Orientation for freshmen (ninth grade) students is set for Aug. 4 in the Ninth Grade Annex at the HHS campus on South Main Street.

“We have a scavenger hunt for them to make it easy to get everything done,” HHS Assistant Principal Mike Radebaugh said.

Radebaugh said freshmen students are to gather at the front entrance to the annex building between 4-7 p.m. to begin the scavenger hunt which will conclude with their receiving a free back pack with school supplies.

Back packs and supplies are furnished through the HHS Parental Involvement Committee, including language arts teacher Janet Banister, Coach Billy Rook, and social sciences teacher Cathy Knight.

“They start here and pick up their schedule and meet their teachers along the hall,” he said.

From the annex building, freshmen go to the Multi-purpose/Athletic Center (MAC) where representatives of the Let’s Go to Work Foundation will provide mentoring services. The organization is comprised of HHS graduates who have become successful in their fields of endeavor and volunteer mentoring services to youth, Radebaugh said.

HHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets and members of the HHS Future Farmers of America will also provide guide service to freshmen to acquaint them with the campus; and, students will conclude the scavenger hunt in the HHS cafeteria, where they will complete required school information, and meet HHS Principal Bill Hoglund and HHS Assistant Principal Don Patton.

Freshmen students will also have an opportunity to meet with representatives of campus clubs and service organizations and apply for membership.

Senior students will attend the annual HHS Senior Breakfast on Aug. 4 from 9-10 a.m. in the HHS cafeteria. All seniors and their parents are invited to attend.

Seniors will meet with principals, counselors and teachers and complete senior year information and releases. The breakfast is free for all HHS seniors and their parents/guardians.

Open House activities will be held at HHS on Aug. 11, along with other Hope Public Schools campuses.

Radebaugh said all students in grades 10-11 will meet administrators, counselors and teachers, and complete beginning of the year information. Open house hours are from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.