[HMHS News] Hawk News
jeaton at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Nov 19 21:50:10 EST 2004
Thoughts from along the adventure:
One of the best parts of being a principal is the opportunity I have
to see students display their incredible talents. A few weeks ago it
was in the athletic arena. Tonight it will be in the dramatic arts,
as 33 students will be participating in the Drama Club's production
of one act plays. In a few weeks I will be listening to the
wonderful sounds of Hopkinton Middle and High School students as they
participate in the winter concerts. Being a principal is a great job!
On Wednesday the Middle and High Schools accomplished a full fire and
site evacuation drill. This has been a goal of the Safety/ Security/
Crisis Team steering committee for over a year. The good news is
that in case of a building evacuation in cold weather, all six
hundred students and faculty can quickly and safely move to the
heated shelter of the fire station. The drill was supported by the
police and fire departments. It was an excellent example of local
services working together. I thank all the students, faculty, fire
and police personnel for their help in making this drill a success.
Traditionally, the amount of lost and found articles build to an
almost unmanageable amount this time of year. I have reminded the
students to check the lost and found boxes frequently. Lost and
found articles will be spread throughout the cafeteria on Tuesday and
Wednesday, giving parents the opportunity to check for missing items.
After the holiday break, any lost and found articles remaining will
be taken to a local charity.
Mrs. Lajoie and our guidance intern Ms. Panza have begun visiting
middle school HBA's (home based advisories) to engage the students in
a discussion of bullying. Please feel free to ask your middle
schoolers about the presentations.
Next week, you will receive a letter describing the changes to the
National Honor Society selection and application processes. I will
also be asking for your help in completing a survey as part of our
New England Association of Schools and Colleges re-accreditation
process. As always I thank you for your support and encourage you to
contact me with any questions or concerns.
Please be reminded that report cards are being sent home today.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy a night of theatre at 8:00 pm
tonight and tomorrow night.
Have a great weekend and a very happy Thanksgiving.
"a weekly note"
Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 746-2502
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar
Friday and Saturday, November 19 & 20
HHS Drama Club Presents: Two Evenings of One Act Plays, show time
8pm Admission, $5 general, $3 students and seniors
Friday, November 19
Report cards distributed
Monday, November 22: Day 2
MS Drama, auditorium, 3-4:30pm
Juvenile Diversion Assembly, auditorium, 8:30-9:30am
MS Drama, auditorium
Drivers Education, rm. 203, 6-8pm
MS ALPINE TEAM PARENT MEETING - 6:15PM, ROOM 202
Tuesday, November 23: Day 1
EARLY RELEASE DAY: BUSSES RUN AT 12:15PM
Parent Teacher Conference Day, 1:30 - 5:30PM
National Honor Society, rm. 209, 7-8am
Juvenile Diversion Assembly, auditorium, 8-9am
Men's Basketball, 9:30-11pm
Wednesday, November 24: Day 0
Parent Teacher Conference Day, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Basketball Alumni Games, 6pm Girls, 7:30pm Boys
Thursday, November 25: Day 0
Friday, November 26: Day 0
Middle School News!
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages:
MID-TERM EXAM SCHEDULE DATES!
January 27 (Day One, Block 1 & 2)
January 28 (Day One, Block 3 & 4)
January 31 (Day Two, Block 1 & 2)
February 1 (Day Two, Block 3 & 4)
November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Recess
December 1 - Town Band Holiday Concert, 7pm
December 2 - Project Graduation Meeting
December 6 - Financial Aid Night
December 8 - Middle School Holiday Concert
December 15 - High School Holiday Concert
December 18 - High School Winter Ball (DATE CHANGE)
Anyone with HYSA uniforms, i.e. baseball, softball, soccer jerseys,
and pants, please drop them off with Dave Chase ASAP. Thanks for
your help with this matter. If you have any questions, feel free to
call me at 223-9840.
Gail Auger, HYSA Equipment Manager
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found articles will be spread throughout the cafeteria on
November 23 and 24. We hope that parents will check for missing
items belonging to their children during Parent Teacher Conferences.
The remaining clothing items will be taken to a local charity after
the holiday break.
Message from the HMHS Physical Education Equipment
If you have any unwanted treadmills or exercise bikes, please
consider donating them to the Hopkinton Middle and High School
Physical Education Departments. With your help, we can continue to
provide more opportunities for our students.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick-up, please
email Dave Chase at dchase at hopkintonschools.org.
Thank you for your support.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY: NOVEMBER 20th
Want to keep lead and other toxins out of the environment? You can
help by disposing of your unwanted computer or other electronic items
in an environmentally responsible way. Did you know that computer
monitors and televisions could contain from 2 to 8 pounds of lead,
which could easily end up in our air and water if not disposed of
On Saturday, November 20, bring your old electronics to the
Hopkinton/Webster Transfer Station between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. for Electronics Recycling Day. There will be a small fee to
cover the costs of safely processing the toxic compounds in the items
you drop off. Take advantage of this special event organized by the
Hopkinton/Webster Recycling Committee to do your part for the
environment. What better way to cap off the week that begins with
America Recycles Day?
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