[HMHS News] Hawk News
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Sep 16 16:43:55 EDT 2005
Thoughts from along the adventure:
I hope that the first full week of school went smoothly for everyone. Most of
the students feel we are in full swing. As the staff and I have discussed,
there is no on ramp to the school year, we get to full speed very quickly.
Please watch for a mailing with important information regarding state and
district testing, our Open House, and the upcoming homecoming dance.
As an article in the Concord Monitor stated, a new federal law was passed
requiring schools to hold an educational program on the Constitution. Rob
Nadeau, the Social Studies Department Head, has worked with the social studies
teachers in preparing for the day. The students will be discussing the
following aspects of the Constitution:
The Brown vs. Board of Education trial
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Roots of the Constitution found in the Iroquois Nation
The John Peter Zenger trial: free speech
The Mayflower Compact as the 1st form of Constitution.
The Concept of Checks & Balances (Confirmation of John Roberts)
The Interstate Commerce Clause
The school is coordinating various ways to help with Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Currently, each club is looking to organize a fundraiser to support a school or
schools. The student concern and energy to help is awesome.
Next week will host our first College Mini Fair of the year. Three days in the
fall, over 20 college representatives set up in the auditorium to describe
their schools and answer student questions.
As more reports of students sharing personal information on the Web site
myspace.com are received, concern grows. Please take a minute to search the
site to ensure that your son or daughter has not shared personal information on
the site. If you are troubled by the access provided by the site, please
register your concerns at www.ifcc.fbi.gov (the government agency for the
collection of internet concerns). We are working with Chief Wheeler trying to
bring Officer McLaughlin of the Keene Police Dept. to school to make
presentations to the students, as well as hold an information night for parents
and guardians. More information will be forthcoming.
Dan Meserve and I have received some questions about the sports schedule and
EEE. Please note that the late game time limit is only for games in Hopkinton.
I have enjoyed a number of ?walk throughs? (short visits to classrooms) this
week. The students are engaged and surviving well in the humidity.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I hope Mr. Kelley and I get to see you at
the Open House on Thursday, September 22.
"A weekly note"
Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
Visit our website @ www.hopkintonschools.org
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 746-2502
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar
Monday, September 19: Day 2
MS Art Club, 3-4pm, rm. 410
MS Drama Club, audi, 3-5pm
Open gym, 7-8:30pm
Tuesday, September 20: Day 1
Driver?s Ed., 3-5pm, rm. 203
Forensics/Debate Club, rm. 204, 7:30am
Wednesday, September 21: Day 2
Musical practice, audi, 3-5pm
HS Drama Club, audi, 3-5:30pm
Thursday, September 22: Day 1
College Mini Fair, audi, 11-12:30pm
Driver?s Ed., rm. 203, 3-5pm
Musical Practice, audi, 3-5pm
Open House: Middle School 6-8pm, High School 7-9pm
Friday, September 23: Day 2
Have a nice weekend!
Middle School News!
8TH GRADE QUEBEC TRIP
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, September 21, at 6:00pm in room 207 for
parents and guardians of 8th graders in French to discuss the Quebec trip.
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages
September 22 ? Open House
September 30 ? Homecoming Parade, 6pm
October 1 ? Homecoming Games, Georges Park
October 1 ? Homecoming Dance
October 10 ? No school
October 11 ? No school
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
How can EEE be prevented?
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 your property.
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.
YOGA AND FITNESS CLASSES
Yoga and fitness classes at the Hopkinton Community Center and The First
Congregational Church of Hopkinton
Morning and evening classes are available. Daycare is available during morning
classes. Contact Cindy for more information at 746-4572 or
email cindyfit at tds.net
HYSA Basketball and Bitty Ball Sign Up Dates
Saturday, Sept. 17, MSS soccer field 9-11am
Tuesday, Sept 20, MSS cafeteria 5-7pm
Saturday. Sept. 24.MSS soccer field 9-11am
Monday, Sept. 26, MSS cafeteria 5-7pm
For further information call Brenda White @ 746-3531
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