• New Teachers

    New Teachers, Redux

    Hughes journalists are in the midst of an extended project in which they profile every single new teacher at Hughes. Check in the news below for details!

  • Chromebooks!

    Hughes took a big step in technology today as students in Mr. Scott's journalism class got the first crack at a class-set of Chromebooks. Details coming soon!

  • Reflection Benches

    Now is your chance to help Hughes and leave a long-lasting legacy at the school. Purchase a Reflection Bench with a personalized plaque for $400. The bench will include a plaque engraved with the following options:
    In Honor, In Memory, or As a Corporate Sponsor

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Hughes Academy Events


Fall Dance 2015

Here at Hughes, you may know we have two school dances every year. The first and the best dance of the year, the Fall Dance, is right around the corner. The dance takes place on October  23 and cost three dollars to get in. There are refreshments such as popcorn, chicken and cookies, as well as, and drinks like lemonade at the dance. A DJ will be on the stage pumping some hype tunes. Lately, the eighth-grade attendance has been low with dances, so come on out and represent! Be sure to bring your friends to share the good times with. It’s always more fun with friends.The dances are always fun, the food is always tasty, and the songs are always fantastic!

By Hampton C. and Ryan H., Student Reporters

Posted on 10/2/2015

PTSA Reflection 2015

It's time for the annual PTSA Reflections contest. This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly..."  The categories are literature, visual art, musical composition, dance choreography, film/video production, and photography.  Students may enter as many times as they want and may enter in a variety of categories. The entries will be judged at the school level, district, and state. Submissions will be turned in October 9, 2015. More information is available here.
Posted on 9/29/2015

Test Prep Workshop

The Regional Workforce Advisor for the Greenville Region is hosting a free SAT/ACTworkshop on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the University Center in Greenvillefrom 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The session is for students in grades 8th -12th.
The instructor for the course is Alex Tisdale of SC Test Prep. SC Test Prep has successfully prepared thousands of students with test taking strategies for taking either the SAT or ACT. To learn more about SC Test Prep, please log on to their web page at :http://www.sctestprep.com/

Posted on 9/28/2015

Magnet Open House

Hughes Academy Magnet Night Open House is coming! We invite all  perspective families to our 2015 Magnet Night Open House on October 22 from 5:30 to 7:00. Come out and try hands-on middle school activities and attend an informational meeting on Hughes Academy. We hope to see you on the 22nd!

Click here for a handout about Magnet Night Open House.

Posted on 9/25/2015

High School Magnet Open House

Attention 8th Graders
Upcoming High School Magnet Open Houses

J L Mann High Open House – October 6 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Southside High School Open House – October 8 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Carolina High School Open House – October 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Greenville High Open House – October 27 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Posted on 9/25/2015

Relay for Life

Hughes Academy just signed up for a really important event. We're going to be walking around, enjoying music and games, hanging out with a great community of people, all while making a difference in the fight against cancer.

Doesn't that sound great?

We're supporting the American Cancer Society and participating in Relay For Life®. We would love for you to join our team. Every Relay For Life event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever.

By joining our Relay For Life team and helping us fundraise, more people in more communities:


  • Have the information and tools they need to avoid getting cancer or find the disease early, when it's easiest to treat
  • Have a place to turn for help 24/7 online at cancer.org or by calling 1.800.227.2345
  • Benefit from the progress being made toward finding cancer's causes and cures
  • Get access to lifesaving screenings and treatment

Too many people will be touched by cancer this year. Relay For Life events are our opportunity to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease. We hope you will join us and PAINT YOUR WORLD PURPLE!

PS: Use the link below to check out our team page and register!


Posted on 9/22/2015

All Announcements


Welcome Ms. Kippes

Two weeks ago the halls of Hughes Academy welcomed a brand new teacher. Her name ... Read More

Ms. Bohnenberger

Ms. Bohnenberger is one of the many new staff here at Hughes Academy. She is from... Read More

Ms. Batista

Ms. Batista is just one of the twenty new teachers here at Hughes Academy, taking... Read More

Volleyball 2015 Update

The Lady Cougars currently ... Read More

Ms. Singh

New educators arrive every year at Hughes Academy.  Believe it or not, they ... Read More

Ms. Woody

There have been some new additions to the faculty this year here at Hughes Academ... Read More

Welcome Ms. Tollison

Ms. Tollison is a sixth grade science teacher here at Hughes. She is a teacher th... Read More

Ms. Luchies Official

Ms. Luchies is among twenty other teachers who are starting their first year at H... Read More

New MAP Testing

Starting this year, Hughes Academy has started using Chromebooks as a new way for... Read More

All News Items


STEAM Part 1: Gathering. Growing. Going.

We are on the forefront of major educational change. I have been asked to share my thoughts on STEAM education several times over this year. It is hard to explain, and it is difficult to comprehend ho... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Hughes Custodian

Ms. Alice Green is a custodian here at Hughes Academy. She has been a custodian for 15 years. Although this is her first time working at a school, she left a supervisor job at Michelin and other jo... Read More

More Evidence of Spring

The dogwoods in front of the school are blooming, and when the sun hits them at just the right angle…

... Read More

What’s It Like Being a New Student at Hughes?

For some students, it’s not easy moving in the middle of the school year to a new school. Especially in middle school. New people, teachers, not to mention that when you’re moving into your house a... Read More

A Sign of Spring

The Bradford Pear trees in the courtyard are in bloom. A horrible sign to your allergies, but a delightful sight to see. It’s an amazing sign of spring, which is officially tomorrow.

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