[HMHS News] Hawknews: week of June 13
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jun 13 17:11:22 EDT 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:
The 104th Hopkinton High School graduation: a very special time. It
is incredible that over a century of students have received Hopkinton
High School diplomas. I appreciate this community’s commitment to
their high school and its students -- thank you.
It is an exciting time around the school. It seems as though the
middle schoolers’ energy is increasing at the same rate as the high
schoolers’ energy is decreasing. I am sure the high schoolers will
fire up for the last week of school.
The last week will contain fieldtrips and award ceremonies for the
middle school and exams and review time for the high school.
This time of year the topic of year round school, summer programs,
and how to use the summer is a topic of conversation. We all support
a break for students, but hope that reading and writing is a part of
their regular activity. This time of year I question how year round
school impacts learning.
This summer, I will be attending graduate school at UNH to learn how
to continue our school’s improvement. Each summer, Mr. Kelley and I
review school hand books and procedures in an effort to make the
school the best it can be. If you have any areas that you think we
should look at please feel encouraged to email me.
Happy Father’s Day to all – have a great weekend.
Thank you for your continued support.
Visit our website @ www.hopkintonschools.org
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: 746-2502
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
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HMHS LUNCH MENU FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Pizza, chicken/Burgers
Tuesday: Chef’s Choice
Wednesday: Chef’s Choice
Thursday: Chef’s Choice
Friday: Chef’s Choice
Monday, June 16, Day 2
Soccer Club Regis/Café 5-7 pm
HS Exam D2B2, D2B1
Tuesday, June 17, Day 1
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 3:15-5pm
HS Sports Awards 6-8:30 pm
Review for Day 1 Exams
Wednesday, June 18, Day 2
Coffee House/Audi 6 pm
HS Exams D1B4, D1B3
Thursday, June 19, Day 1
Driver’s Ed., rm. 209, 3:15-5:15pm/Last day
Odiorne Pt FT (7th grade) 7:45 am-3:05 pm
Canobie lake FT (8th grade) 8-3 pm
HS Exams D1B2, D1B1
Friday, June 20, Day 2
MS Awards/Audi 10:20-11:45 pm
HS Make-up Exams
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Have a wonderful Summer!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Thursday, June 19, - 7th grade to Odiorne Point and 8th grade to
*Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
June 19 – 7th grade to Odiorne Point
June 19 – 8th grade to Canobie Lake
June 20 – Middle school awards
June 20 – Last day of school
Movie in the Park
Mark your calendars because on Saturday June 21st Hopkinton
Recreation will host a wonderful community event. At Houston Fields
we will show the motion picture classic E.T. So bring your blankets,
lawn chairs and gatherer your friends and family. The River Band
will start off the night with some music. The movie begins at
sundown, around 8:30pm. The movie is free to all residents!
Concessions will be available.
Outdoor Gear Swap and Sale
On Saturday June 28th the Recreation Department will host a gear swap
and sale. So clean out your garage and come on down and sell your
camping gear, sports equipment, fishing gear or anything that has to
do with sports and outdoor gear. Call 746-2915 to
reserve your spot. Cost is $10 per spot. The event will be held in
the Slusser Senior Center Parking lot from 9am – 12noon, in
coordination with the Library Book Sale.
If you don’t want to sell, then come by and shop for the bargains!
July 4th Planning Session
Would you or your group like to help the Hopkinton Recreation
Department put on the second annual July 4th Celebration. Volunteers
are needed for every aspect and any help will make this event even
better than last year. Please come to the Slusser Senior Center on
June 4th at 6:30pm. All are welcome! Call 746-2915 for more
American Red Cross Swim Lessons
The Recreation Department will once again hold be offering Swim
Lessons at Kimball Pond. Last year’s lessons were a complete success
with most sessions filling up. The classes will be for children ages
4 years or older and will include four levels taught at various
times. Cost is $35 per two-week session and sessions run from Monday
through Thursday with Friday as a make-up day if a class is
cancelled. Session I: 7/7 – 7/18, Session II: 7/21 – 8/1, Session
III: 8/4 – 8/15. To obtain a registration form go to www.hopkinton-
nh.gov, click on recreation. If you any questions, please call
Hopkinton Summer Day Camp
This years camp is filling up so get your registrations in! We are
excited to offer an even better camp with more counselors at an
affordable cost. The camp is for youth ages 6 through 12 years and
will include seven one-week sessions beginning June 30th and ending
August 15th (no camp on Friday, July 4th). Activities will include
arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, weekly field
trips, special events and safe fun for everyone. To obtain a
registration form go to www.hopkinton-nh.gov, click on recreation.
If you any questions, please call 746-2915.
British Soccer Camp
Back by popular demand! Last year's camp attracted more than 80
youngsters as the coaches from England helped every participant fine
tune their soccer skills, while keeping all entertained. This year’s
camp will be even better! Camp will be held July 28 through August 1
and will include full- and half-day sessions with a mini-session for
the young ones. The camp is for ages 4-14 years and you can register
online atwww.challengersports.com. Call Hopkinton Recreation
Department at 746-2915 with any questions.
The 6th Annual
Sponsored by the Town of Hopkinton
Triathlon– Individual & Team
Athletes, Families, Teens, Kids and
Differently Abled. Any Age or Walk of Life.
Sunday afternoon September 21, 2008
Contoocook, New Hampshire
The Contoocook Carry Triathlon was first held in 2002 to help
build the town’s Spirit Skateboard Park. This year, our mission is
to give 75% of all proceeds directly to Fuel Assistance (through
Human Services) for those who might need a little help this winter.
The remaining proceeds will go to Hopkinton High’s Interact (service)
Club to aid in their good works.
Our spirit has always come from outstanding athletes, families,
teens trying to outdo their parents or each other, and other
adventurous people, just testing their mettle. This event happens
each year only because of the amazing volunteers from our town: The
Rotary Club, our Policemen, our Volunteer Rescue Team, the Interact
Club, the Girl Scouts, The Lions Club, our churches, and many
individual volunteers. For info: www.nhtodo.com/reprint/ccarry.pdf.
Help Carry the Load and Warm Some Hearts!
Non-participants: Donations to the Fuel Assistance Program are
welcome. Checks should be made out to the Town of Hopkinton (Human
Services) and sent to Mary Congoran, 362 Old Holmes Road, Hopkinton,
Race Time & Place: 1:30 pm – Rain or Shine at Hopkinton High School
(Only river conditions can
Such notice will be posted on www.hopkinton-nh.gov by 10 am race day.
Pre-registration: See pictures and download a registration form
at: www.hopkinton-nh.gov under Visitor Information. Send Checks (made
payable to the Town of Hopkinton) and application form to be received
by September 17th to: Mary Congoran, 362 Old Holmes Road, Hopkinton,
Registration: Race Day Registration 12 noon – 1:15 at Hopkinton
Place your boat and bike between noon and
1:15 pm after registration.
Triathlon: 2 Mile Run, 5 Mile Paddle (with short portage–help will
be available) &
14 Mile Bike (see map).
Awards: Prizes will be thoughtfully provided by our young people
– lawn-mowers, baby sitters, chefs, car washers, and
by craftspeople of the area.
Amenities: The Girl Scouts will provide Gatorade & water at
refreshment tables along the route. Bikers must provide their own
water bottles. There will be a raffle and post-race refreshments.
PLEASE BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
Entry Fees: Registration
Fees Pre-register by
Adults: $25 per person/$75 Max per Team
14-18 Years: $15 per person/$60 Max per
Team get two free
11-13 Years $10 per person/$40 Max per
Team raffle tickets
Differently Abled: $10 per person/$40 Max per Team
9 & Under: Free
Additional Donations: Matching funds from employers, sponsor gifts and
pledges gratefully accepted.
TEAMS OF ANY SIZE ARE WELCOME
There can be any number of runners, even runners from the animal
kingdom as long as they are registered as part of your team. Any
safe boat/kayak with approved life jacket can be used. All bikers
must wear helmets and parents can ride next to their youngster riding
a bike. Every team needs a name. (Examples of past names include
Stanley Steamers, Two Buttheads and Brenda, The Old Guys, Two Polish
Girls, Rock Chics and Men-in-Tights. Costumes are appreciated but
There will be a variety of team categories, including individual,
family teams, youth teams, father & son/daughter, mother & son/
daughter, old guy teams, etc. You come up with a creative category
and we will post it as long as you call in advance.
¯ New this Year: The Neighborhood Challenge… Compose a team
representing your “neighborhood” (no ringers). Winners will own the
“Contoocook Carry Champions” sign for 1 year. For info, write
Colleen Symonds at foursymonds at tds.net or Betsey Rhynhart at
rhynhartfamily at hotmail.com.
Timers are hand picked to give you results pretty darn close to your
1. Every participant must sign a waiver and those under 18 must
provide a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
2. Paddlers and bikers must wear safety vests and helmets
3. Teams may have any number of runners or paddlers, but one boat
and one bike (unless accompanying a child, or extra equipment needed
for team theme).
4. The riverfront properties at the beginning and the end of the
river portion of the event are privately owned. Their owners have
graciously consented to allow access to them for this event only.
Boats & bikes cannot be placed before noon on race day. These
riverfront properties are closed to the public at all other times.
5. There will be a separate category for racing tandem bikes.
Contact: For questions or boat connections, call Mary at
603-529-2692 or email tcongoran at hotmail.com or go online to
www.hopkinton-nh.gov. Look under Visitor Information.
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