By Lucas V. & Max L.
Hampton’s first blood drive happened on November 21, 2019. Parents and staff donated blood to help those in need.
The blood drive was held in Hampton’s gym, which had Red Cross personnel who had set up their equipment. Parent volunteers met people at the door and helped people sign in. They were also serving snacks and refreshments to the donors.
The host of the blood drive and Hampton’s school nurse, Mrs. Chambers, told us that “Although it was successful, I would like there to be more donors.” said Mrs. Chambers. Even though twenty-four people tried to donate, only fifteen were able to donate blood.”
If you’re unable to donate blood, here’s some ways you can help the Red Cross. One way to help the Red Cross is by spreading the word about the blood drive. You can spread the word by telling your community about it so there can be a higher chance that the Red Cross will get more applicable donors.
By Nick F., Vera S. & Sariyah G.
Families were invited to the annual Hampton American Education Week November 18th through November 22nd . People could get spirit wear, buy turkey grams, and donate to classes. They were welcomed with snacks, drinks and signup sheets when they walked into the lobby. Something that Mrs. Crossell, Hampton’s Assistant Principal, liked about American Ed week is “The grandparents could come in and see their grandchildren working in their classes and they could get a picture with their grandchildren.” Each grade level had a specific time that family members could come visit, but they also could come in at any time. The parents could see how the classes acted they could also see how their child acted and participated in their classes. At the end of the day parents could dismiss their children early. The last day of American Education Week students had off so the teachers could have conferences with their parents.