[HMHS News] Hawk-news week of January-26
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jan 26 15:40:21 EST 2007
HOPKINTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL MISSION
We foster a learning environment that is safe, supportive, and
We promote personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and civic
We provide traditional and innovative opportunities for students to
maximize their potential.
The second semester has started for the high school and
first semester exams are completed. It’s hard to believe
that half the year is over.
The Add/Drop period for high school students will end on January 31st.
If any high school student would like to make a change in their
they need to see Mrs. Whiting in the Guidance Office as soon as possible
to set up an appointment with their guidance counselor. No schedule
changes will be made after January 31st.
Report cards will be distributed on Friday, February 2nd. On Friday,
February 9th there will be a middle school semi-formal dance.
The dance will be from 7:00 – 10:00 PM in the school auditorium.
As long as it isn’t too cold outside, middle school students are being
allowed to go outside after they eat their lunch. All we ask is that
bring their coats, hats and gloves to lunch in order to go outside.
Something to think about:
'A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more
useful than a life spent doing nothing.' George Bernard Shaw
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
MESSAGES FROM THE PRINCIPAL
On Friday Mr. Chamberlin met with all sophomores describing the Concord
Regional Technology Center programs, and informed the students of the
tour on Tuesday, January 30th from 10:30am – 12:50pm. Permission slips
have gone home with the sophomores, please remind your youngsters to
return the slips to Mrs. Gallaher.
*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 29, Day 1
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Middle School Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Drivers Ed., Rm. 203, 5pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Tuesday, January 30, Day 2
Forensics Club, rm. 204, 7:30am
Drivers Education, rm. 203, 3-5pm
Wednesday, January 31, Day 1
HS Drama, audi, 3-5pm
Cheerleading, audi, 6-8pm
Thursday, February 1, Day 2
Interact, audi, 7:15-7:45am
Drivers Ed., rm. 203, 3-5pm
Environmental Club, rm. 208, 5:15-6pm
MSS Winter Concert, audi, 3-8pm
MS Club pictures, 11:30-12:30pm, audi
Friday, February 2, Day 1
Cheerleading, gym, 6-8:30pm
HS/MS REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Booster Club, 7-8pm, rm. 209
Choral Group, 3-4pm, music room
Have a great weekend!
Middle School News!
February 9, Middle School semi-formal dance, 7 - 10pm, auditorium
February 16, 8th grade to the Planetarium
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
January 29 – Feburary 7, Honduras trip
February 2 – Report cards distributed
February 6 – School Board meeting
February 9 - Middle School semi-formal, 7-10pm
February 14 – High school math meet @ Central
February 15 – Middle school math meet, Henniker
February 16 – 8th grade to the Planetarium
February 19 – Curriculum Night
February 23 – Winter Carnival Day
February 26 – March 2, Winter break
March 10 - School District Meeting
March 12 - NHS Blood Drive
The next two PTA meetings will be held on Thursday, February 8th and
Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 pm in the music room at Harold Martin
School. February's business meeting will be followed by a discussion of
the new graduation requirements at HHS. As always, babysitting will be
provided by the National Honor Society. Call PTA president Kathy
Donohoe at 746-3502 for more information.
Quickly Calmer Seminar
The PTA organized this presentation by Lynn Lyons, LICSW for parents,
guardians and staff on Monday, January 22 at Harold Martin School. We
had a great response, about 40 people attended so we are planning to do
a follow-up presentation with Lynn. Please stay tuned for the upcoming
date and more information. We are hoping to have more of a question and
answer session with her. One of Lynn's specialties is helping children
and adults reduce their stress level and learn how to handle stress
better and she gave some great tips and suggestions to everyone at the
meeting on how to stay calm during those tough moments.
If you have any questions or comments we would love to hear them!
Please contact Julie Morris at 746-4137 or via email at:
hopkintonschoolspta at yahoo.com Thank you!
* Youth Hockey Day: Join the Hopkinton Recreation Department on
Saturday February 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds Ice Rink
(yellow gate entrance) for an afternoon of youth hockey. The program
will begin with a ½ hour hockey lesson and then participants will be
broken up into teams for a scrimmage. There is no fee and youth must
be able to skate unassisted for this program. For more information
please contact the Recreation Department at 746.2915 or go online at
www.hopkinton-nh.gov and click on “Recreation”
* The walking schedule for the Silver Striders has changed! Please
note that the Silver Striders senior walking club will now be meeting
on the High School’s day 1 schedule from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. For a
complete schedule through May please contact the Recreation Department
at 746.2915. There will be no walking on March 12th due to a blood
drive happening at the High School.
* Candy Making class: The Hopkinton Recreation Department will be
offering a candy making class for teens and adults on Saturday March
10th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Columbia Hall. The Cost for the class is
$15 and will include supplies and workshop. Candies to be made
include: Peanut butter cups, caramels, chocolate covered pretzels and
pop corn, turtles, and peppermint/wintergreen filled chocolates. You
will be bringing home all of the candies that you make. You must
register before March 6th . For a registration form contact the
Recreation Department at 746.2915 or downloading a form online at
www.hopkinton-nh.gov click on “Recreation”. Space is limited to the
first 10 people so register early!
* Beginner Tai Chi: Classes will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00
– 7:00 PM in the Columbia Hall gym. This class is open to teens and
adults; the cost is $45 for the six week course dedicated to the
introduction to Tai Chi. The basic purpose of Tai Chi is to live a
healthier life. Originally designed for self defense, it has been
refined into a slow, graceful, rhythmic exercise that makes the body
relaxed and agile and the mind alert and serene, After performing Tai
Ch, one feels a sense of well being, not exhaustion. By increasing the
free floes of energy to one’s whole being, Tai Chi works to restore
harmony and balance between one's physical and mental natures. For a
registration form contact the Hopkinton Recreation Department at
746.2915 or go online to www.hopkinton-nh.gov and click on “Recreation”
* Senior soup and a movie: If you are 50 years or older then bring
your friends and join the Hopkinton Recreation Department on Thursday,
February 8th at 1:00 PM for soup and a movie at Columbia Hall. The
movie to be shown this week is “Hitch” rated PG-13. This hilarious
romantic comedy stars Will Smith as Alex Hitchens a date doctor who
helps men meet and woo the women of their dreams. See what happens
when Hitch finds himself falling for a beautiful journalist who is
trying to write a story about him. Cost for the program is $4.
* Evening Snowshoe/hike Join the Recreation Department and explore the
Ransmeier Property behind the Hopkinton Police Station! We will be
meeting at 4:00 PM on Sunday February 4th in the Police Station Parking
Lot. The activity will include exploring the newly acquired Ransmeier
property and a campfire with cocoa and marshmallows (feel free to bring
other food to roast over the campfire if you desire). If there’s no
snow for snowshoeing, come anyway and hike the trails with us! For
more details please contact the Recreation Department at 746.2915 or
Sharon Nall at 746-4815.
Co-Ed Adult Volleyball every Sunday Night from 7:00-9:00 pm at the
Hopkinton High School Gymnasium. All skill levels are welcome and
there is no fee or registration, just show up ready to have a great
Tai Chi occurs every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM and every Saturday
morning at 8:30 AM in the gym at Columbia Hall. The cost is $15 per
month. For more information contact the Recreation Department at
Men's Adult Basketball: This program is available to participants from
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tuesday evenings at the Hopkinton Middle/High School
gymnasium. There is no fee or registration required, just show up ready
BINGO: Will take place every 1ST AND 3RD Friday of the Month at 1:00 PM
in Columbia Hall. Cost is $2 and fun prizes are awarded.
Senior Wellness: Bonnie Cook from REAP (Riverbend Educational
Assistance Program) will be giving a lecture on “Ageing Gracefully” on
Tuesday February 6th at 1:00 PM in Columbia Hall (14 Maple Street,
Contoocook). There is no cost for this activity and light refreshments
will be served.
VNA Senior Health Clinics Expand in Hopkinton: The Visiting Nurses
Association of Concord will hold a second Senior Health Clinic in
Hopkinton. The VNA will run the clinics on the first Friday of every
month from 10am to 1pm. Anyone over age 50 can get assistance with
diabetic monitoring, foot care, blood pressure checks, medication
review, and other common health needs. The Clinic will take place at
Columbia Hall (14 Maple Street). Advance appointments are necessary
and seniors or their caregivers can schedule a time by calling
1-800-924-8620. There is a $10 charge for visits.
Senior Classic Movie: Sunday, January 28 at 3:30PM at Columbia Hall.
Our movie will be Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window". When Jimmy Stewart
breaks his leg he becomes a very nosy neighbor and discovers what's
really going on in his apartment's neighborhood. Cost is $2 and
includes movie and popcorn.
Senior Lunch If you are over the age of 50 and want to have a great
meal with some great people then this activity is for you! Every
Wednesday the Recreation Department holds “Senior Lunch” at 12:00
noon. Everyone is welcome for this great social event. Bring your
friends and make an afternoon of it, there are plenty of games and
other activities that are available after the meal is over. Suggested
donation is $3. For more information contact the Hopkinton Recreation
Department at 746.2915
Town of Hopkinton, NH
MARDI GRAS PARTY & SILENT AUCTION
February 17, 2007 at 5:00 pm at Harold Martin School
to benefit First Congregational Church of Hopkinton mission trip
A team of 28 of your friends and neighbors will travel this April to
Biloxi, Mississippi to help restore homes that were demolished during
Hurricane Katrina. A service mission through the Back Bay Mission
organization, their labor will support low income families without
insurance who are not being assisted in any other way.
As part of their effort to raise funds for this mission, the team is
inviting you to a Mardi Gras party compete with authentic Cajun food,
Dixieland music, crafts for the kids, and a Silent Auction with many
wonderful items to bid on. To be held on February 17th, 2007, tickets
are $7.00 per person and $25.00 per family. Tickets go on sale February
4th. Please contact Kathy Ashton 428-6347 or Su Reale 746-5773 for
tickets or more information.
HOPKINTON BOOSTER CLUB
The 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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