[HMHS News] Hawk News week of October 31
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Oct 31 21:45:20 EDT 2008
HOPKINTON MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL MISSION
We foster a learning environment that is safe, supportive, and
We promote personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and civic
responsibility. We provide traditional and innovative opportunities
for students to maximize their potential.
Happy Halloween! I know my own children are excited to dress up in
their outfits and visit homes tonight. High School Musical seems to
be the popular choice of characters to be for Halloween this year
among my twin daughters and their friends.
Hopkinton High School is currently recruiting sophomores who show
leadership potential for the CASL program. CASL, the Capitol Area
Student Leadership program, is an award winning student leadership
program that encourages and inspires students to develop, refine, and
utilize their leadership skills and become active and effective
leaders in our school and community. If interested, students are
encouraged to stop by the guidance office to learn more about this
unique opportunity and to pick up an application. Completed
applications are due to the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce by
December 10, 2008.
This week, our school has been celebrating Teen Read Week. As a
school, we have dedicated the first fifteen minutes of our second
block of the day to read.
This has been another exciting fall sports season. Congratulations to
Mrs. Connolly and the varsity girls field hockey team for making it to
the final four. Congratulations to our girls cross country team for
winning the state championship. Both of our varsity boys and girls
soccer teams are still competing in the tournament. The varsity girls
soccer team plays Friday, October 31, at 3:00 PM against Campbell High
Schools in Litchfield, NH. The varsity boys soccer team will play
Saturday, November 1, at 3:00 PM at home against Stevens High School.
The boys and girls cross country teams will be participating in the
Meet of Champions on Saturday, November 1, at Nashua South High
School. If you have nothing to do this weekend, come out and support
our Hawks. The competition will be exciting.
This is a quick reminder that on Tuesday, November 4, there will be no
school due to Election Day. The high school will be open for voting
from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Parking will be in the rear of the high
school and voting will take place in the gym.
Grades closed today, Friday, October 31. Report cards will go home
with the students on November 14th.
Don’t forget about daylight savings time and to turn your clocks back
one hour Saturday night.
Something to think about:
'The open teacher ... establishes rapport and resonance, sensing
unspoken needs, conflicts, hopes and fears. Respecting the learners
autonomy, the teacher spends more time helping to articulate the
urgent questions than demanding the right answers.' Aquarian Conspiracy
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…
Cafeteria substitutes needed – join our food service team!
The Hopkinton School District needs substitutes to work in our
cafeterias in a variety of duties. If you are interested and would
like more information, please contact our Food Service Director, Tracy
Barker, at 746-4167 extension 236.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
To schedule a middle school conference, please call Anne Whiting at
746-2502. To schedule high school conferences, call Jean Eaton at
746-4167 ext. 222.
The journalism class has begun posting their first stories of the
school year… READ THE TALON at
Messages from the Guidance Office
The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) is
sponsoring a statewide college convention at Southern NH University on
March 28, 2009. This event would be perfect timing for juniors.
Consider putting it on your calendar.
HMHS LUNCH MENU FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Chicken Parmesan, chicken/hamburger
Tuesday: No school
Wednesday: Pasta bar, Red sauce, meat sauce or mac and cheese
Thursday: Breakfast Bar, chicken/cheeseburger
Friday: Pizza, chicken/cheeseburger
Monday, November 3, Day 2
MS Open-Mic Night, café, 7pm
MS Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Booster Club Meeting, rm. 202, 7-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 4, Day 0
No school, Teacher’s Professional Development Day
Election Day: Polls open 7am to 7pm
Wednesday, November 5, Day 1
HS Drama, audi, 3-5:30pm
Thursday, November 6, Day 2
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 3-5pm
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Robotics meeting, rm. 224, 6:30-8pm
Open Studio, 3-4pm for grades 9-12, art room
Friday, November 7, Day 1
Middle School Dance, 7-9:30, café
Hypnotist, 7:00pm, audi
Have a wonderful weekend!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
November 7 – Middle school dance, 7-9:30pm, cafe
October 31 – First quarter ends, report cards distributed November 14
November 4 – No school
November 4 – Election Day, polls open 7:00am – 7:00pm
November 10 – Parent/Teacher Conference Day – no school
November 11 – No school: Veterans Day
November 14 – Report cards distributed
November 24 – NHS Induction Ceremony, 7:00pm
November 26-28 – No school: Thanksgiving
December 22-31 – No school: holiday recess
Scouting for Food
Cub Scout Pack 77 is running the annual Scouting For Food drive the
next two weekends. The Cub Scouts (with the assistance of Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, and Brownies) will be distributing bags to residents'
mailboxes this Saturday, November 1. Anyone who would like to donate
food should fill the bag with non-perishable food items (no glass
containers please) and leave it outside by the mailbox by 9:00 on the
morning of Saturday, November 8. The Scouts will pick up the food bags
and take them to an area distribution center in Concord, from which
the food will be passed out to local food banks. Food pantries rely
heavily on this drive to stock their shelves for a good portion of the
The Beech Hill Players present L. Frank Baum's
The WIZARD of OZ
A dramatization in two acts by Anne Coulter Martens
Hopkinton Middle High School Auditorium
Friday, November 14th at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 15th at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 16th at 2:00pm
All tickets $7.00
Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at The Hopkinton
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY
of Woodstock, Illinois
Please join us on November 6th @ 6:30 in the preschool classroom at
We have two presentations:
Carl Olson, High School German teacher, will discuss a new enrichment
program scheduled to begin in November for 1st and 4th graders to take
French. There will also be discussion on the desire to bring world
languages – French, Spanish, German – to the elementary school level.
Amy Beth Gelineau who will run the French enrichment program and
Leanne Hassett who hopes to begin Spanish and German enrichment later
in the year will also join Carl.
Trish Roberts, 4th Grade Teacher, will present an overview of her
recent action research project on the literacy development of
alliterate (those who are able to read, but do not choose to read)
boys. The results of the collected data will be shared as well as an
overview of the materials purchased through PTA funding that were used
in the study and are now part of the MSS library collection.
We will also be voting on the PTA Bylaws, which are required to be
updated and submitted to the State every 3 years.
We hope to see you there!
Hopkinton Town Library
The Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library is sponsoring a town-wide
essay contest as part of the month-long celebration of our library's
tenth birthday. Please note that there are entry categories and
prizes for children AND ADULTS. We sincerely invite all town
residents to participate. Whether your interest is to win one of the
prizes, or to have your entry included in the collection which will be
published at the completion of the contest, please come in to the
library now to register and take part. Flyers are being sent home
this week with students district-wide. For more information, please
email friends at hopkintontownlibrary.org or stop in to ask at the
library. The deadline for entries is 23 November 2008. Don't be left
out of this future historic document!
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