Principal Message

Principal Kevin Rupprecht

Greetings HP Families,

It is hard to believe it is December already!  We have many choral performances (December 13), Theater performances (December 7,8, and 9) this month.  Students are engaged in sports at our partnering High Schools and Middle Schools, and HPX clubs are engaged in many activities.  The Knowledge Bowl Team has started their competitive season.   

January 25, is the last day of the semester, with plenty of time for students to engage deeper into their learning and demonstrate their learning.  What we are doing at HP is to provide your students with the best education, and access to opportunities, and we want all students to take the opportunities available to them.  Our seniors are demonstrating this, as they are being accepted to colleges and universities like I have never seen before!  I am really excited for this group of seniors and where they will be off to this next year.  For all of our students grades 6-11, that is why HP exists, to help prepare and launch you off to College and Universities, Armed Forces, and the work force.  

I ask all families to be safe this winter season with inclement weather.  Rain, wind, cold, ice, slippery roads... CPSD will communicate to all families if there is ever a weather-related school delay or cancelation.  

The Citizens Action Committee in support of the CPSD Levy is running a levy on the February 13, 2024 voting ballot.  Please participate in your civic right to vote in all elections.  If you are interested in learning more about this levy, please visit

It is not too early for me stress the importance of the Spring State Assessment Season.  It is important that students do their very best effort on the State Exams, to demonstrate their proficiency and growth.  Participating grade levels, 6,7,8 are demonstrating their growth and proficiency, while 10th graders are demonstrating their proficiency, and the 10th grade SBA is a graduation requirement.  The truth is, when a 10th grader does not demonstrate proficiency on the SBA, their options and opportunities are changed for their 11th and 12th grade year.  This is the reason that I encourage all of our students to do their absolute best each year, every day, to learn and grow, so that they do not lose opportunities as they get older.  

We appreciate all of our families and all of those who have been volunteering in our school so far this year.  

Have a great holiday season!