[HMHS News] hawk news week of January 4
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jan 4 16:14:48 EST 2008
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.
Thoughts from along the adventure:
Happy New Year! It was nice to welcome the students back. I hope
everyone found the vacation restful and full of quality family time.
There was excitement in the building as students participated in the
civics class youth voting event at lunchtime. Students completed mock
primary ballots for each party. Sandi Babson, Deputy Tax Collector/
Town Clerk, will be giving our first time voters the opportunity to
register to vote in the high school next week.
Primary election voting at the high school impacts our day one day
two schedule. Below is the new schedule through mid term exams, due
to the change in the primary date.
January 7, Day 2
January 8, No School, day 0
January 9, Day 2
January 10, Day 1
January 11, Day 2
January 14, Day 1
January 15, Day 2
January 16, Day 1
January 17 Day 2
January 18, Day 1
January 21, No School day 0
January 22, Day 1
January 23, Day 2
January 24, Mid term schedule
January 25, Mid term schedule
January 28, Mid term schedule
January 29, Mid term schedule
January 30, First day second semester a day 1
Our traditional “Back to Hopkinton” event happened today. Twelve
members of the Class of 2007 returned to the high school to speak
with juniors and seniors about life after high school. It was nice to
see the recent graduates.
Two of our teams have established web sites to announce practice
schedules and team highlights. Please check out the Nordic team at
and the boys basketball team at http://eteamz.active.com/HawkHoops/.
The holiday season brought forth many opportunities for service and
giving. Thank you all for your support.
Below are a few examples:
· The middle and high school student councils shopped for needy
families under the direction of the Human Services Director.
· The World Language Honor Society continued their tradition of
caroling for senior citizens.
· Gift cards were purchased by the Student Support Fund for
students who have faced particularly difficult economical times.
· Food drives for the Concord and Hopkinton food banks were
The New Year is the time when planning for 2008-2009 High School
Program of Studies and school calendar begins. It also provides the
opportunity for the first evaluation of the middle school Plus Time
and Mentoring programs. Your input on any of these or other school
related issues is encouraged and appreciated.
Thank you for your support.
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
*READ THE TALON at http://hhstalon.blogspot.com
ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Message from the yearbook staff…
The 2008 Hopkinton Middle High School Yearbook, The Hoptonian, is now
on sale at the prepublication price of $55.00. After January 15,
2008, the cost of the yearbook will be $60.00. Surprise your child
with a yearbook for the holidays! Yearbooks will also be sold at
school lunches throughout the sale period of December 3 – January 15,
To order online, access the following link: http://
HMHS LUNCH MENU FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Chicken Parmesan, Minestrone soup, Chix/cheeseburger
Tuesday: Voting Day, no school
Wednesday: Pasta Bar, Beef Stew, chix/cheeseburger
Thursday: Shepard’s Pie, tomato soup, chix/cheeseburger
Friday: Pizza, chix/cheeseburger
Monday, January 7, Day 2_
Booster Club meeting, rm. 202, 7-8:30pm
MS Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 5-7pm
Robotics, rm. 224, 4pm
Tuesday, January 8, Day 0
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 3-5pm
Wednesday, January 9, Day 2
Drama Troupe Meeting, audi, 3-5pm
Robotics, rm. 224, 4pm
Thursday, January 10, Day 1
Interact mtg., audi, 7:15-7:45am
Driver’s Ed., rm. 209, 3-5pm
MS Drama, audi, 3-5pm
HS Open studio, art rm., 3-5pm
Robotics, rm. 224, 4pm
Friday, January 11, Day 2
MS Math Club Meeting, rm. 403, 3-4pm
Robotics, rm. 224, 4pm
Have a wonderful weekend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Math Club Meeting, every Friday, 3:00 – 4:00pm, room 403
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
Jan. 8 – No school/Election Day
Feb. 16 – High School Winter Ball at Harold Martin School
Feb. 18 – Poetry Out Loud Performance, Library, 6:00pm
Mar. 3 – Early College Planning for Parents/Guardians, audi, 6:30pm
Mar. 7 – NHS Blood Drive, gym
Mar. 8 – Annual School District Meeting, gym, 9:00am
Mar. 15 – Annual Town Meeting, gym, 9:00am
April 1 – College Prep for Juniors, audi, 6:30pm
April 10 – High School Spring Concert
April 17 – Middle School Spring Concert
May 19 – Fine Arts Forensics Tournament, 6:00pm
May 22 – Academic Awards/Scholarship Night
May 30 – Sixth Grade Step Up Day
June 5 – Music Awards Night, audi, 7:00pm
June 13 – Graduation Day
PILATES CLASS AT HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL
Mondays 4:00 – 5:00pm
Contact instructor Liz Durant for additional information at 746-3040
Recycle your Christmas tree – Cub Scout Pac 77 will pick it up!
IT'S THAT TIME...
Now that you're ready to take down your Christmas tree, wouldn't you
like to do your part for the environment and for our local Cub Scout
Pack 77? Hire us to pick it up and recycle it! It's easy. First, pull
those lights and ornaments off and drag the tree out front. Then call
Mark at 344-5553 to schedule a pickup. Just a $5 donation and you
don't have to deal with getting it onto your car and to the dump. AND
you help out Pack 77 and the environment (we turn them into wood
chips). What could be simpler? Don't wait until March. Call now.
Stop by and see…
o Larry Bickford, Hopkinton High School mathematics teacher,
will be hanging a show of photos taken at Yosemite National Park and
of New Hampshire at the Hopkinton Town Library between December 14,
2007 and January 31, 2008. For further information call 746-3663 or
visit their website at: www.hopkintontownlibrary.org.
Are your kids the kind who could take a cardboard box, some paint,
and some glue, and make a jungle? Do your kids like a challenge that
asks them to brainstorm, evaluate, create, and then test and refine a
solution? Would you like your kids to develop their skills?
CREATIVITY, TEAMWORK, PROBLEM SOLVING, and PLANNING?
Then DI is the program for them! DI helps kids develop the skills
they’ll need to thrive in a world with ever-increasing problems to
solve and challenges to meet. Kids who do DI can solve their own
problems; they learn that THEY can do it for THEMSELVES. That’s
right; the kids do all the work!
This is a program for grades 1 – 1, we form teams based on age range,
interest, and availability of an adult to manage the team. Teams can
be as small as 3, or as big as 7 members!
You can check out more about Destination ImagiNation at: www.nh-
di.org, or at http://www.idodi.org/
If you have done DI before and want to do it again, OR if you want to
try DI because you think it’s the program for your child, AND if
you’re at all willing to manage a team, we’ll even train you and
support your efforts!
LET US KNOW! (without delay! The sooner we can form your team, the
Contact Carrie Thompson at carrie at nh-di.org. Or call 746-5251.
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