Hopewell City Public Schools Mourns the Loss of One of Our Own
Good Afternoon, HCPS Family and Community:
Out of respect for the loving family of one of our 3rd grade HEJ students, and in order to properly notify our faculty still out on winter break, we delayed formal notification of the sudden and tragic death of beautiful, Miss P'Aris Moore until today. P'Aris was a precious angel, well known and supported by her elementary school family.
Please join me in keeping her family (to include her siblings at HEJ, CGWMS and HHS), her HEJ family and classmates, our partners in the police department and our entire community in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead. The senseless gun violence in our city must stop, and as sad as it is, we can only pray that this horrific incident and resulting loss of life will be the catalyst for the change and action we need in Hopewell to get this under control once and for all.
And while I know we are all absolutely heartbroken as we begin to mourn her life and death, may our ONLY New Year's resolution for 2023 be justice for this sweet baby and a community commitment and plan to ensure this never happens again. My sincerest condolences to all impacted by this tragedy.
I have an especially heavy heart for our HEJ family, privileged to have known, served and loved this beautiful soul taken from us way too soon. Thank you to the faculty and staff for the difference you made in her life during the short time she had on this earth. God help us.