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Sixth Grade Reading Contest

Sixth Grade Reading Contest

Preparing for MAP testing, sixth grade is currently taking part in a reading competition. Before or after lunch, students read articles and answer questions based on their Lexile levels for 25 minutes. These are graded by teachers on a daily basis... Read More about Sixth Grade Reading Contest
Posted on 3/7/2016 | Author: Grace H.


Eighth-Grade MAP Testing

Eighth-Grade MAP Testing

Hughes Academy’s eighth graders are getting ready for MAP Testing at the beginning of March. MAP Testing stands for Measures of Academic Progress, which means it creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’... Read More about Eighth-Grade MAP Testing
Posted on 2/29/2016 | Author: Miller P.


Career Day 2015

Career Day 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, Hughes Academy students participated in an event called Career Day. This is the event in which students go from classroom to classroom, each one with a person with a different career in it. The students get to learn about ... Read More about Career Day 2015
Posted on 12/9/2015 | Author: Trinity W.


Welcome Mr. Coggins

Welcome Mr. Coggins

Many new teachers have joined the cougar family this year. Michael Coggins is one of the fabulous new teachers. He actually came to Hughes last year but only serving as a long-term substitute teacher. Coggins teaches 7th grade hono... Read More about Welcome Mr. Coggins
Posted on 11/4/2015 | Author: Kate A., Student Reporter


Raise Craze 2015 Kicks Off

Raise Craze 2015 Kicks Off

Currently at Hughes Academy, there is a fundraiser going on called Raise Craze. The program kicked off on Monday and will end on Nov. 13. Hughes Academy started doing the fundraiser two years ago, becoming the first school to ever ... Read More about Raise Craze 2015 Kicks Off
Posted on 11/3/2015 | Author: Dana D.


Magnet Night a Great Success

Magnet Night a Great Success

Hughes Academy is one big family, and we are so excited to welcome more members that will be joining us next year. Dr. Andrew Hooker, Hughes Principal, was happy that “We had lots of students from local schools and schools all over Greenvill... Read More about Magnet Night a Great Success
Posted on 10/29/2015 | Author: Miller P.


Beta Club Important Dates

Beta Club Important Dates

Beta Club at Hughes Academy is going to be exciting this year and will be doing many things this year. If you or someone you know are in Beta club and you were wondering about any  upcoming dates, well you are in the correct p... Read More about Beta Club Important Dates
Posted on 10/21/2015 | Author: Kiya J., Student Reporter


Youth in Government

Youth in Government

Here at Hughes Academy, there are a lot of clubs that you can participate in such as Model UN, Minecraft, Robotics, and plenty of others. These clubs not only let students participate in things they like but also expand your mind w... Read More about Youth in Government
Posted on 10/9/2015 | Author: Sierra S-L., Student Reporter


Cougar Shack

Cougar Shack

The new school store, the Cougar Shack, has been a hit so far! I’m sure you have bought one or two snacks from the new store and loved it. They have a variety of snacks from M&M’s to Taki’s, and they are all a... Read More about Cougar Shack
Posted on 10/8/2015 | Author: Miller P. and Copeland J., Student Reporters


Chromebooks at Hughes

Chromebooks at Hughes

This year Hughes Academy is taking a big step in technology. This year, we are proud to present our new Chromebooks. Chromebooks are Google-based laptops used in classrooms for projects and classwork.

Hughe... Read More about Chromebooks at Hughes
Posted on 10/8/2015 | Author: Jhamarcus S. and Jaida Q., Student Reporters


Advice Box

Advice Box

In about a week, Hughes will allow the students to ask for advice from some fellow students through a box called “What Your Teacher Doesn’t Tell You”.

The idea to add an advice colum... Read More about Advice Box
Posted on 10/7/2015 | Author: Ellie H., Student Reporter


Ms. Keenum, A New Science Teacher

Ms. Keenum, A New Science Teacher

We have had many new teachers join the Hughes staff this year. Among them is Amanda Keenum, a new eighth grade science teacher. Ms. Keenum grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina and is a graduate from Clemson University. At Clemson, ... Read More about Ms. Keenum, A New Science Teacher
Posted on 10/6/2015 | Author: Ryan H. and Christian N., Student Reporters


Welcome Ms. Kippes

Welcome Ms. Kippes

Two weeks ago the halls of Hughes Academy welcomed a brand new teacher. Her name is Ms. Kippes, and she might just be teaching your student in their Gateway to Technology class.  She’s excited to start the new year and g... Read More about Welcome Ms. Kippes
Posted on 10/2/2015 | Author: Copeland J. and Ellie H., Student Reporters


Ms. Bohnenberger

Ms. Bohnenberger

Ms. Bohnenberger is one of the many new staff here at Hughes Academy. She is from Greenville, SC. She attended Clemson University for graduate school and University of South Carolina upstate for her undergraduate. She decided to go... Read More about Ms. Bohnenberger
Posted on 10/1/2015 | Author: Miller P. and Kate A., Student Reporters


Ms. Batista

Ms. Batista

Ms. Batista is just one of the twenty new teachers here at Hughes Academy, taking on the role of teaching Spanish!

She decided to come to Hughes Academy because she  had just moved and was lookin... Read More about Ms. Batista
Posted on 9/30/2015 | Author: Walker B. and Hampton C., Student Reporters


Volleyball 2015 Update

Volleyball 2015 UpdateThe Lady Cougars currently have 3 wins and 4 losses with a win last Monday, the 21 against Sevier. The Lady Cougars played League on Monday and had a tough loss with a final sco... Read More about Volleyball 2015 Update
Posted on 9/29/2015 | Author: Walker B. and Jack W., Student Reporters

Ms. Woody

Ms. Woody

There have been some new additions to the faculty this year here at Hughes Academy! One of the newest additions to the Hughes Academy family is Ms. Leah Woody. Ms. Woody teaches sixth grade Social Studies. “My first week was ... Read More about Ms. Woody
Posted on 9/24/2015 | Author: Jaida Q., Student Reporter


Ms. Singh

Ms. Singh

New educators arrive every year at Hughes Academy.  Believe it or not, they have a lot to say, particularly, Ms. Singh.  In an interview with her, we learned lots of cool things about this not-so-new teacher.  Growin... Read More about Ms. Singh
Posted on 9/24/2015 | Author: Dana D. and Sarah P., Student Reporters


Welcome Ms. Tollison

Welcome Ms. Tollison

Ms. Tollison is a sixth grade science teacher here at Hughes. She is a teacher that originally  worked  at Sanders Middle School and Laurens Middle School in Laurens, South Carolina.Moving here this past year to move clos... Read More about Welcome Ms. Tollison
Posted on 9/23/2015 | Author: Sierra S.-L. and Kiya J., Student Reporters


Ms. Luchies Official

Ms. Luchies Official

Ms. Luchies is among twenty other teachers who are starting their first year at Hughes Academy. For college, she went to Eastern Michigan, where she majored in communication and journalism. Afterwards, she ended up going to the Uni... Read More about Ms. Luchies Official
Posted on 9/21/2015 | Author: Miller P., Ellie H., Copeland J., Student Reporters


Welcome Ms. Allison

Welcome Ms. Allison

Ms. Allison is one of the new teachers at school. She teaches 8th grade English. Teaching has always been one of Ms. Allison’s passions and she loves children. She loves to see the lightbulb go off inside children’s hea... Read More about Welcome Ms. Allison
Posted on 9/17/2015 | Author: Trinity W. and Grace H., Student Reporters


New MAP Testing

New MAP Testing

Starting this year, Hughes Academy has started using Chromebooks as a new way for people to take their map test. But contrary to what you might thought this is not what was planned from the start. It was actually Ms. Robinson and D... Read More about New MAP Testing
Posted on 9/17/2015 | Author: Francois D., Student Reporter


Welcome Ms. Partin

Welcome Ms. Partin

Hughes Academy of Science and Technology hires new teachers every year. This year, we are thrilled to welcome the new seventh grade science teacher, Ms. EliaPartin. Ms. Partin is new to teaching and loves ... Read More about Welcome Ms. Partin
Posted on 9/16/2015 | Author: Jack W. and Jhamarcus S., Student Reporters


Ms. Arbuckle, New Sixth-Grade Teacher

Ms. Arbuckle, New Sixth-Grade Teacher

Hughes Academy is very excited to welcome Ms. Arbuckle and many other new teachers this year.  Ms. Arbuckle is one of our excellent sixth grade ELA teachers, and she has had a great experience so far.

... Read More about Ms. Arbuckle, New Sixth-Grade Teacher
Posted on 9/16/2015 | Author: Lucy S. and Kate A., Student Reporters


Sixth Grade Student Interviews

Sixth Grade Student Interviews

Ms. Cattano's and Ms. Dmytriw's students have been stealing work from the Hughes journalists! They've been working on an interview project, but instead of interviewing new teachers, they've been talking to some of the veterans. Here are an article... Read More about Sixth Grade Student Interviews
Posted on 9/16/2015 | Author: Hughes Academy


Ms. Dymtriw Arrives at Hughes

Ms. Dymtriw Arrives at Hughes

Ms. Dmytriw is a seventh grade teacher who is new to Hughes Academy this year. She is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate from Miami University in Ohio in 2013. The decision to go to Miami was due to a family attending the university. Whil... Read More about Ms. Dymtriw Arrives at Hughes
Posted on 9/10/2015 | Author: Sierra S. and Kiya J., Student Reporters


Fall 2015 Book Fair

Fall 2015 Book Fair

Fall is right around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s book fair time at Hughes. The book fair is the only fundraiser for the media center at Hughes Academy, and it is a great way to showcase books. This is a long lasting tradit... Read More about Fall 2015 Book Fair
Posted on 9/1/2015 | Author: Francois D., Student Reporter