[HMHS News] Hawk News week of January 19, 2007
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jan 19 15:55:17 EST 2007
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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:
We are halfway through our adventure of the 2006-2007 school year. It
seems unbelievable to me!
The mid year exam time is busy for all. Teachers of half year courses
are especially busy as they end one semester and begin another. One of
the changes for this year is that all seniors are required to take
semester course exams. In the past, the senior privilege contract
allowed seniors with a 90 or above to opt out of the exam. Teachers
felt strongly that the end of course exam is an important part of the
semester course. Seniors will be able to opt out of exams for yearlong
courses with a 95 or above average in the spring.
Mr. Bessette, the Maple Street School Principal, is leading the
district's committee on next year’s calendar. Please feel free to
provide input to me and I will gladly forward it to the calendar
committee. I truly believe that a school calendar is critical to
The cold has reeked havoc on our new middle school outdoor time at
lunch, but we hope for a break in the cold to get the middle schoolers
back outside soon.
The 8th grade recently revived the “Live as Anne Frank Day.” This
experiential education opportunity provided student with a brief sample
of what life for Anne Frank and her family must have been like.
With the support of Shelley Lochhead, I have been working on
transitioning the Hawk News email to a blog. The new format will allow
me to provide more information in an efficient way. Features will
include a survey question, a picture of the week, and a way to post
changes in schedules (exams, assemblies, and special events.) The roll
out of the blog will be in the next couple of weeks.
I hope you get the chance to come out tonight to support the middle
school basketball programs. The middle school boys and girls
basketball teams will take over the gym for Middle School Night in the
gym. I am looking forward to seeing the middle schoolers play.
Thanks for your support. GO PATS !!
Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
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MESSAGES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
High School Mid Term/Final Exam Dates
Monday, January 22
Tuesday, January 23
*READ THE TALON at http://hhstalon.blogspot.com
It’s your student’s newspaper!
The library is open daily until 3:30pm and has extended its hours on
Monday, January 22, Day 2
Mid Term Exam Day
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Middle School Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Drivers Ed., Rm. 203, 5pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Project Graduation, rm. 203, 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 23, Day 1
Mid Term Exam Day
Forensics Club, rm. 204, 7:30am
Drivers Education, rm. 203, 3-5pm
Wednesday, January 24, Day 2
HS Drama, audi, 3-5pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Thursday, January 25, Day 1
Drivers Ed., rm. 203, 3-5pm
Environmental Club, rm. 208, 5:15-6pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Friday, January 26, Day 2
Gaming Club, rm. 502, 5pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Have a great weekend!
Middle School News!
Hopkinton Middle School Basketball Takes on Hillsboro January 19
HOPKINTON, NH—Join the action January 19 at Hopkinton High School for a
fun-filled evening of middle school basketball! The Hopkinton Middle
School Girls take on the Hillsboro Girls starting at 6:00 p.m.,
followed by the Middle School Boys vs. Hillsboro at 7:30 p.m.
More than a night of basketball, the evening will feature all middle
school student entertainers, from the singing of the National Anthem to
half-time dance performances at both games! And, a special appearance
of the Hopkinton Hawk!
Please come out and support these hard-working and dedicated students.
The evening promises to be a fun-filled and entertaining night for
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
January 22 - Project Graduation Meeting, 6:30pm, rm. 203
February 2 – Report cards distributed
February 6 – School Board meeting
February 14 – High school math meet @ Central
February 15 – Middle school math meet, Henniker
February 19 – Curriculum Night
February 23 – Winter Carnival Day
February 26 – March 2, Winter break
The Greater Concord Interfaith Council
Proudly present…in honor of Martin Luther King Day
A Civil Rights Film Series
January 19-21, 2007
Sweeney Hall Auditorium,
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Each evening starts at 7 pm. Admission is free. Donations accepted.
Proceeds will benefit the Greater Concord Taskforce Against Racism and
Here Am I: Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels (2000)
7pm: Here Am I:Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels (2000/ USA/
Prod. Larry Benaquist, Bill Sullivan/ 60 min). This film chronicles the
life of Jonathan Daniels, New Hampshire native, who was killed while
working in the civil rights movement in central Alabama in 1965.
Daniels' story converges with history on the occasion of Bloody Sunday
in Selma, Alabama, on March 7th, 1965, when a group of nonviolent
blacks were brutally beaten and gassed as they attempted to march to
Montgomery, the state capital, to demand their civil rights. Narrated
by Sam Waterston.
8:15 Intermission: A short program by the Songhealers
Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger , In the Heat of the Night (1967)
8:30 pm: In the Heat of the Night (1967/USA/Dir. Norman Jewison/109
min) is a tense whodunit detective story thriller that is set in the
little town of Sparta, Mississippi during a hot summer, with an
innovative score by Quincy Jones. Norman Jewison masterfully directed
this murder melodrama from a screenplay by Stirling Silliphant that was
based on the novel by John Ball. Part of the collection of the National
Film Registry. Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.
At the River I Stand(1993)
7 pm: Open with a reading from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s A Letter
from Birmingham Jail. (10 min).
7:15 pm: At the River I Stand (1993/ Dir. David Appleby, Allison Graham
and Steven Ross/ 56 min) This documentary recounts the two months
leading to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in 1968, coinciding with the
65-day strike of 1300 Memphis sanitation workers. 1994 Erik Barnouw
Award, Best Documentary, Organization of American Historians. “An
eloquent and powerful work of history…offering new insight into the
intersection of race and class.”
Gregory Peck and Brock Peters, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
8:15 pm: To Kill A Mockingbird (1962/Dir. Robert Mulligan/ 129 min)
Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck), a lawyer in the Depression-era
South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his
kids against prejudice. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by
Malcolm X (1992)
7 pm: Malcolm X (1992/Dir. Spike Lee/202min) Starring Denzel Washington
and Angela Bassett. Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American
leader. This biographical film directed by Spike Lee about the
African-American activist and black nationalist Malcolm X chronicles
Malcolm’s youth as a gangster, his discovery of the Nation of Islam,
his conversion from that to Sunni Islam. Initially, Warner Studios
wanted Norman Jewison to direct the film. Lee was quite vocal in his
opposition to the choice of Jewison, a white filmmaker. Malcolm X is
often regarded as Lee's finest film and Denzel Washington was nominated
for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Malcolm X.
Admission is Free. Donations accepted. Proceeds will benefit the
Greater Concord Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance. All evenings
begin at 7 pm. This event brought to you by the Greater Concord
Interfaith Council, New Hampshire Technical Institute and Red River
Information: www.redrivertheatres.org or
Or call: 271-7185.
This year there are two groups of students from Hopkinton High School
that are traveling to Honduras to help build classrooms, paint, rebuild
and teach. Students are bringing down suitcases of donations. Please
help the people and villages of Honduras by donating from the list
below. Please bring donations to the high school. Thank you
Please note: Cold and cough medicine, vitamins, Tylenol, and Advil
must be hand carried to the office by parents and guardians. Students
may not transport these items to school.
Kids cold and cough medicine (See important message above)
Kids vitamins, Tylenol and Advil (See important message above)
Clothing: Small sizes
Socks (ages 5-12)
Notebooks (no wire binders)
Pencils and sharpeners
Hand Soaps (ex. small bottles from hotels)
Kid sized back packs
Small dolls, toys and games. (ex. barbies, small cars, jewelry)
Monetary donations are appreciated, please make checks payable to
Hopkinton High School, memo: Honduras Donation.
HOPKINTON BOOSTER CLUB
Items available are, sweatshirts, long sleeve T-shirts, blankets,
sandals, tote bags, flannel pants, key chains, car decals, umbrellas,
tattoos, and stuffed Hawks.
Baseball and Softball Registration
$35 - T-ball & Coach Pitch (ages 5-8)
$45 - 9 yrs. – 15 yrs (up to age 16 for softball)
HYSA has established January 27th as the final cut off date for spring
baseball, softball & T-Ball sign ups. Registrations received after the
27th are subject to a $25 late fee and subject to the Baseball &
Softball Commissioners' approvals. Register now to ensure your child's
Registration forms can be downloaded from our website at:
Please send completed forms and payments to the following address:
PO Box 803
Hopkinton, NH 03229
If you cannot access the form online, please contact a HYSA
representative ASAP for assistance.
HYSA relies on parent volunteers to provide quality programs for the
youth of our town. Please prepare to volunteer as a coach, assistant,
concession helper or team parent. For more information, contact Darren
Winslow @ 746-2814 (winslow at conknet.com).
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