[HMHS News] Hawk News
jeaton at hopkintonschools.org
Thu Sep 1 16:26:42 EDT 2005
HOPKINTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL MISSION
We foster a learning environment that is safe, supportive, and respectful.
We promote personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and civic
We provide traditional and innovative opportunities for students to
maximize their potential.
Thoughts from along the adventure:
I hope everyone had a wonderful opening of school. The first day went
well with a truly positive feeling around the building.
Mr. Kelley (the new Assistant Principal) and I welcomed the students
in three groups: grades seven and eight, grades nine and ten, and
grades eleven and twelve.
Though the welcome messages were tailored to each group, there were
three common themes:
One of the best things about school is the fresh start the beginning
of a school year provides.
You are who you choose to be. It is not what happens to you that is
important, but how you react to what happens.
I received feedback from parents, students, and faculty members about
a few areas that need to be addressed at the beginning of this school
year. Our school community is focusing on three management issues to
continue to create the climate of achievement that is so critical to
our students' success:
1. Dress code
2. Leaving school without permission
3. Personal music devices are allowed only in high school study halls
and classes with teacher permission. (They are not allowed at lunch,
break, or in the halls.)
I would appreciate it if you would take some time to discuss these
issues with your youngsters.
On Thursday, the entire day is focused on our theme of "Know Thy
Student." Teachers will be sharing their knowledge about our
wonderful young people. There is still time to share insights
regarding your sons and daughters.
The middle school will have its welcome back dance next Friday,
September 9. The soccer, cross country and field hockey seasons are
underway. We are off to what I hope will be a remarkable and
To follow up on an article in Monday's Concord Monitor, MySpace.com
is a popular website where members can chat with friends and create
profiles. Young people are unaware of the hazards of posting
personal information on a website. Please discuss the dangers of
posting information on a website with your child. A concerned parent
who brought this article to my attention explored the site finding
many young users from Hopkinton.
Please email me with any suggestions you have to make the first few
days of school even better.
Have a great long weekend.
Thanks for your support.
"A weekly note"
Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
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GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 746-2502
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar
Monday, September 5: Day 0
Tuesday, September 6: Day 1
First day of Concord High Voc classes
Wednesday, September 7: Day 2
Thursday, September 8: Day 1
Musical auditions, 2:30-3:30pm, auditorium
Friday, September 9: Day 2
Musical auditions, 2:30-3:30pm, auditorium
Middle School Dance, café, 7-10pm
Performing Arts News!
Open auditions for School Musical - Damn Yankees
Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, in the auditorium
We need: dancers, singers, and cheerleaders -- everyone welcome!
Middle School News!
SEPTEMBER 9, 7-10PM, MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages
September 15 - Picture Day
September 22 - Open House
September 30 - Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 1 - Homecoming Games, Georges Park
October 1 - Homecoming Dance
November 10 - Conference Day
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is an uncommon but serious disease caused
by EEE virus. EEE is an arbovirus (short for arthropod-borne,
meaning spread by insects). The virus can be transmitted to horses,
other animals, and, in rare cases, people.
Ways to help prevent EEE
If possible, stay inside between dusk and dark when mosquitoes are most active.
When outside between dusk and dark, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
Use an insect repellent with DEET according to the manufacturer's
directions, put screens on windows, and eliminate standing water from
For information about Eastern Equine Encephalitis, call the New
Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Communicable
Disease Control Section at 603-271-4496 or 800-852-3345 ext. 4496 or
visit their website at www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
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