Q: How did it feel to be announced the winner of our first-ever Faculty Member of the Month?
A: It was very overwhelming.
Q: Why do you believe you were awarded Faculty Member of the Month?
A: I truly care about our students.
Q: Once you were chosen for this award, did your view of the students change?
A: No, the win reinforced my view and appreciation of our students.
The students and staff at Hampton High School recently participated in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace.
Beginning with the art classes and extending across the curriculum, Hampton High students created pinwheels of all shapes and sizes. On each pinwheel, students wrote their thoughts about "war and peace /tolerance/ living in harmony with others" on one side. On the other side, they decorated the pinwheels to visually express their feelings. The art classes assembled the pinwheels and on the International Day of Peace, they "planted" the pinwheels in the front of the school as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21 - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year (year 9), 2013, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
We congratulate Virgil Thornton II on the release of his published sci-fi/fantasy adventure novel Crescent of Darkness. We are so excited to have a signed copy available for checkout in the HHS library!
Shayla Marrow recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. She is an HHS senior and JROTC cadet. Throughout her tenure at HHS, Shayla has been a model student and cadet exemplifying HHS's core values as well as those of JROTC. We are very proud of Shayla and grateful of her future serving as a U.S. Army Soldier and have no doubt she will exemplify the Army Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
She is pictured with SGT Newmen Eliscar, US Army Recruiter who works with our students at HHS, LTC Grey Morgan (U.S. Air Force, Retired) JROTC Instructor, and SGT Quarter, U.S. Army
Two students placed on the National Latin Exam. When you see these two students, please congratulate them.
Alexia Yau placed Magna Cum Laude and Bryanna Gooding placed Cum Laude.
Congratulations to both!!!!!!!