School News - Hammond Students in the News
Join us for HAIRSPRAY!
Posted 03/10/2014 10:19AM
The Upper School Drama Department is presenting the Broadway hit, HAIRSPRAY, beginning Friday, March 14 and continuing through Sunday, March 16. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm in Hammond's Bank of America Theatre. This play is best suited for older students, and our suggested rating is PG-13. Join a great cast for great fun!
Baylor School Concert Choir Visits Hammond
Posted 02/28/2014 02:35PM
Upper School students enjoyed a beautiful choral performance today during assembly by the visiting Baylor School Concert Choir. The Concert Choir is currently on a performance tour that has had them singing in Atlanta and Columbia, both at USC and Hammond. Following the performance, Baylor's choir was joined by Hammond's Select Ensemble for an afternoon of choral workshops.
French Engineering Students Visit Hammond
Posted 02/26/2014 09:08PM
Sixteen graduate engineering students from ENCP, a prestigious university in Paris, came to Hammond for an afternoon visit with upper-level French students. They enjoyed lunch in the French classroom, took a tour of the campus, and chatted with Hammond French students in small groups. This is the third year that Dr. Lara Lomicka Anderson, French professor at USC, has chosen Hammond for both the high school visit and a year-long, collaborative project using social media. There were smiles all around as they tasted chocolate and other treats from the City of Lights. Such a great day of cross-cultural learning for everyone! Parlez-vous français?
Hammond Students Selected for SC Elementary Honor Choir
Posted 02/23/2014 11:00PM
Fifth grader Mae Williams and sixth graders Graydon Davies, Federica Hall, Janie Hammersla, Tobi OgunFowora and Hannah Velilla represented Hammond School in the 2014 South Carolina Elementary Honor Choir in North Charleston. These talented singers were selected by audition in October from a pool of nearly 500 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students representing roughly 100 participating schools across South Carolina. Under the direction of Cristi Cary Miller, a nationally known clinician, the students rehearsed in North Charleston Thursday and Friday and performed for the public on Saturday at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The outstanding program contained choral music sung in Latin and English and covered styles from folk to gospel. Congratulations to these talented students and to Mr. Eben Trobaugh for preparing the students for the auditions and performance.
Video of one of the performance selections can viewed at the following link:
LS Celebrates Country of Study Day
Posted 02/21/2014 02:34PM
Lower School students were transported to Argentina for the annual Country of Study Day. Lower School hallways were transformed with beautiful, bright colors, paper flowers and city landscapes. Students participated in many cultural activities such as dancing the tango, squishing grapes to make their very own Argentine grape juice, and playing traditional games, to mention but a few. Click on the image below to view the slideshow.
CUM LAUDE SOCIETY Holds Induction
Posted 02/20/2014 11:35AM
The Herbert B. Barks Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 14 new students into membership at a special assembly. Hammond is one of 10 schools in the state honored to have a Cum Laude Society, and the second school in South Carolina to become chartered. The Society is comprised of students meeting rigorous academic standards and leadership qualities, with its mission to recognize academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence, justice, and honor.
Members inducted from the Class of 2014 included: Josh Dean Bieger, David Loy Blue, Brittain Anne Harris, Megan Shirley Hooks, William Andrew Moore, Sherry Shu, and Carol Yu. Inductees from the Class of 2015 were Megan Caroline Ballew, Chelsea Chen, Millie Chen, Asantewa Ngozi Franklin, Katherine Quinn Newman, William Hazle Bristow Richards, Frances Louise Sadler, and Edison Zhu.
Lee Holmes ('04) served as this year's induction ceremony speaker. Lee is a graduate of the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and Vanderbilt University where he received his Juris Doctorate. He currently lives in Columbia where he practices law working for Judge Joe Anderson.
Cannon Smith Signs with Clemson University
Posted 02/05/2014 02:27PM
Hammond Senior, Cannon Smith, will be playing football for Clemson University. During today's signing, Cannon was surrounded by family, coaches and teammates as he proudly donned his Clemson orange hat. The Hammond Skyhawk family wishes Cannon all the best as a Clemson Tiger. Click on the image below to see pictures from today's signing.
Auction 2014 Transports Hammond to Argentina!
Posted 02/01/2014 11:54PM
This year's auction, Tango: Caminito Nights, transported Hammond families and friends to this year's country of study, Argentina. One of the school's largest fundraisers, the Auction brings together the entire Hammond community for a night of fun, an immersion into the chosen country, and a great opportunity to support the school. A spectacular array of auction items, class projects, and local and international trips rounded out the night. A huge thank you to the auction team for their months of hard work that gave us an authentic taste of Argentina, an evening of fellowship and fun, and an opportunity to support our favorite cause!
View our slideshow here.
Inclement Weather Policy
Posted 01/27/2014 12:04AM
A reminder about our inclement weather policy:
In the event of inclement weather, Hammond will close at its own discretion. Our administration will monitor the conditions and will ordinarily confer with the administration from Heathwood Hall before making any final decisions. Both Hammond and Heathwood hope that by using each other as a resource, we can provide our communities with more prudent decisions in the face of inclement weather. These decisions will be made by 6:00 a.m. the morning of the school day in question. School closings will be announced on WIS TV, (Local channel #10 or Time Warner Cable channel #3), on the school's general voicemail, and on our website.
In the event conditions warrant an early dismissal, families will be notified through email and website school news.
No announcements are made when weather and/or road conditions are not hazardous. Reopening Hammond after an emergency closing will be at the school's discretion. The announcement of reopening will be made on WIS TV, our voicemail and our website.
Hammond Named APPLE Distinguished School
Posted 01/09/2014 02:15PM
Hammond has been named a 2013-2014 Apple Distinguished School for its successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.Hammond joins a small group of schools (87 last year) Apple is recognizing nationwide as exemplary learning environments.
This designation is reserved for schools that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
Apple Distinguished Schools provide 24/7 school-wide, one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, teachers, and administrators. They demonstrate an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
Five Characteristics of an Apple Distinguished School
1. Visionary Leadership
2. Innovative learning and teaching
3. Ongoing professional learning
4. Compelling evidence of success
5. Flexible learning environment