[HMHS News] Hawk News week of September 5
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Sep 5 18:43:37 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
We provide traditional and innovative opportunities for students to
maximize their potential.
Welcome to the 2008 – 2009 school year. Although the summer may have
seemed a little short for some, for me it was a relaxing and enjoyable
one with the family. Between camping and trips to Story Land, York
Beach and Chicago, it kept my family busy. Now, with the start of
school, we’re back into Girl Scouts, soccer, back to school nights,
and after school performances with the Student Actors Program at
Beaver Meadow School. They say time flies when you’re having fun;
however, I think the word fun can be replaced with the word busy.
The start to the 2008 – 2009 school year has gone smoothly. It is
good to see the halls and classes full of students and staff again.
Our first dance is upon us. Friday, September 5, the middle school
will be having a dance from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the café. The cost to
get into the dance is $5.00. Mr. Chamberlin spoke to grades 7 and 8
on Friday about appropriate behavior at dances and being respectful
On Tuesday, September 9, town elections will be held at the high
school. Parking will be available in the back of the school and
voting will take place in the gym. If your youngsters drive to
school, please encourage them to carpool that day, as the senior
parking area will be reserved for the voters.
The Open House will be held on September 18 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The
middle school Open House will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and the high
school Open House will be from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Please plan to attend
to meet your youngster’s teachers for the year.
This Sunday, September 7, the Red Hawks will be having their first
regular season football game at Elmbrook State Park in Hopkinton. The
Varsity game is at 10:30am and the Junior Varsity game is at 12:00pm.
For other sports information and game times please call 746-6397
(NEWS) extension one.
As I close I’ll leave you with this. Please click on the link below or
cut and paste into your browser.
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
Friday, September 12 _ Picture Day for grades 7 – 11 (please bring
your packets) Seniors: need to have their pictures taken for ID cards
OPEN HOUSE: September 18th, Middle School 6:00-8:00pm,
High School 7:00-9:00pm
On Tuesday, September 9, 2008 the middle high school will be a polling
station for the primary elections. Any help reducing student parking
would be appreciated. Dropping students off or having them ride the
bus will make the access to the gym easier.
Thank you for your help.
As many of you know there will be a RED HAWK Football game on Sunday
Elm Brook State Park.
The link below is to a flyer describing the event.
A former teacher at the Derryfield School is offering a seminar on
writing at the Baker Free Library in Bow.
The link below is to a flyer describing the event.
Hopkinton Park and Recreation -- Movie in the park this week is
Movie in the park scheduled for this Saturday evening at Houston
Fields has been cancelled due to the storm. We will continue to have
movies in the park next summer.
*READ THE TALON at http://hhstalon.blogspot.com
Message from the Guidance Office
Drop/add deadline September 15th
SAT – Test date Nov. 1, registration deadline is Sept. 26
(There is a test date of Oct. 4, but this date is on HMHS Homecoming.
Registration deadline for this date is Sept. 9.)
ACT – Test date Oct. 25, registration deadline is Sept. 19
PSAT – Test date Oct. 18, 8:00am at the high school. The cost is
$17.50, please make the check payable to Hopkinton High School, and
bring it to Mrs. Ramsdell in the main office.
HMHS LUNCH MENU FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Grilled chicken patty, chicken/cheeseburger
Tuesday: BBQ ribs, chicken/cheeseburger
Wednesday: Pasta Bar/Mac & Cheese, chicken/cheeseburger
Thursday: Hot Dogs/Burgers, chicken/cheeseburger
Monday, September 8, Day 1
MS Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 6-8pm
Tuesday, September 9, Day 2
State Primary Election, gym, voting times: 7:00am-7:30pm
Forensics Club, rm. 204, 7:30am-8am
Wednesday, September 10, Day 1
HS Drama, audi, 3-5:30pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 205, 6-8pm
Thursday, September 11, Day 2
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Friday, September 12, Day 1
School Picture Day for grades 7 – 11 (please bring your packets)
Seniors: Need to have their pictures takes for ID cards
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Friday, September 5 – middle school dance, 7-9:30pm
Friday, September 26 – middle school Homecoming dance, 7-9:30pm
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
September 5 – Middle School Dance, café, 7-9:30pm
September 12 – Picture Day; grades 7-11
September 18 - Open House: middle school 6-8pm, high school 7-9pm
September 22 – Senior portrait retake
September 23 – Early release day
September 26 – Middle school Homecoming Dance, 7-9:30pm
October 3 – Homecoming parade, spaghetti dinner, and bon fire
October 4 – Homecoming games
October 4 – High school Homecoming Dance (grades 9-12)
October 9 – Modern Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony
October 13 – No school: Columbus Day
October 28 – Early release day
October 27 – Picture retake day: grades 7-11
November 10 – Parent/Teacher Conference Day – no school
November 11 – No school: Veterans Day
November 26-28 – No school: Thanksgiving
December 22-31 – No school: holiday recess
NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGH SCHOOL EQUESTRIAN TEAM
If you like horses and riding, please join us -- it’s lots of fun!
If you are interested in participating in the team, please call:
Michele Bohlman at 746-6192 or email @ dmcmcr at comcast.net
Come to the Autumn meeting of the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library!
Whether you're a long time member or you're just now thinking of
getting involved, please join us on Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 7 pm
in the Community room of the HTL. Among the items we'll discuss are
plans for the upcoming Tenth Anniversary celebration for the library.
Have questions? Want to get on the e-mail list for upcoming events?
Contact Susan Lawless at susanhtlfriends at gmail.com or 995-6162. Thanks!
NEWS FROM GREENER HOPKINTON
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Join us for….
GREENER HOPKINTON’S SECOND ANNUAL ECO-FAIR
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1 – 4:30 PM AT
HOPKINTON JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Free Admission, Free Treats, Exhibits featuring sustainable building
practices, energy products for your home, and other information on how
to live a greener life.
Featured Keynote Speaker at 2 PM: GARY HIRSHBERG, President of
Stonyfield Farm, author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save
AND MORE EXCITING NEWS…..
Greener Hopkinton is launching a MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER filled with
information on how you can live a greener life and save money. Just
send your email address to:
greenerhopkinton at gmail.com
to receive your monthly issue of the Greener Hopkinton e-newsletter
filled with information you can use. Just put “e-newsletter” in the
subject line. And if you have information or would like to contribute
an article of your own about green issues, the editors welcome your
contributions and recommendations. Also, feel free to suggest links to
websites that you have found useful.
Join the fun for the Contoocook Carry and help warm some hearts!
Sunday, September 21st at 1:30 p.m. at Hopkinton High School, you can
run 2 miles, paddle 5 miles and bike 14 miles, all for a great cause -
fuel assistance for our community. Sponsored by the Town of
Hopkinton, the Contoocook Carry is in its 6th year of fun and light
competition. Participate as an individual or get your friends and
neighbors and put together a team! There will raffles, music, food
and lots of community spirit waiting for you at the finish! Best of
all, a portion of the proceeds of the event will go to directly to the
Contoocook Carry Fund (for fuel assistance) and to support the HMHS
For more information on registration, please go to www.hopkinton-
nh.gov and click on the visitor tab. If you are unable to
participate, please consider a donation to the Contoocook Carry Fund.
For more information on monetary or firewood donations, please contact
Mary Congoran at tcongoran at hotmail.com or 529-2692 . Thank you in
advance for your support!
Join the Hopkinton PTA
The link below is to a download of the membership form for the
Hopkinton PTA. Please consider joining. The PTA supports many
activities at the middle and high schools. PTA forms and checks can
be returned to the middle and high school main office.
Come see the FIRST EVER Red Hawks Football team play in their opening
Where- Elm Brook Park
When- September 7
The team will be dedicating their first game in honor of Officer Sean
Power and will be wearing his badge number 607 on the back of their
helmets. We will be collecting food donations to give to the
Hillsboro Food Pantry in his memory.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
A college-prep writing event with Bob Cole, local writing coach and
Wednesday, September 10th – 6:30-8 pm or
Saturday, September 13th – 10:30-12 pm
Baker Free Library, 509 South Street, Bow, NH, Exit 1, I-89 –
JUNIORS, SENIORS, PARENTS: enjoy a relaxing hour of writing to explore
your voice, your writing process, material for college essays, and the
challenges of college writing.
MEET BOB COLE AND DISCUSS FALL PROGRAMS:
Write4college, a college-prep workshop for juniors and seniors;
facilitated writing groups; and individual writing tutorials in
fiction, poetry or memoirs.
CONTACT BOB COLE AT bcole at comcast.net for information & register for
Robert W. Cole: writer, artist & 22 year teacher of writing and
literature at the Derryfield School.
Education: Phillips Exeter Academy, Williams College, UNH & Bread Loaf
1 Beaver Brook Drive, Bow, NH 03304 – bcole at comcast.net - 603 731-6334
Stained Glass Workshop
Do you look at stained glass windows and wonder if you could create
such a piece? Hopkinton Recreation welcomes back stained glass expert
Joyce Fuller for an 8 week class on creating stained glass pieces.
You will have the opportunity to make your own stained glass
creation! The class will be held at Columbia Hall every Wednesday
starting September 10 from 6pm-8pm. Class fee is $40 per person, plus
cost of glass. Call Joyce at 746-6432 to register and for more
Ballroom Dancing Workshop
Back by popular demand!! Hopkinton Recreation presents a six-week
course in the art of dancing. Come down to Columbia Hall this Fall
and learn some dancing. Dance instructors from Let's Dance Studio will
host the class, introducing beginners to at least three of the most
popular social dances, like the foxtrot, rumba and others. Classes
will be held every Wednesday from 7-8pm starting September 24 and
ending October 29. Cost is $85 per couple and $45 per individual.
Register by September 10th. Call 746-2915, spots are limited.
Adult Coed Pick-up Soccer
Come on down to Houston Fields (Veteran’s Field) every Sunday for a
fun adult soccer league. You must be 18 years or older and want to
have a fun time. All levels welcome and the pick-up game start at
5pm. The league will play every Sunday at 5pm. Come on out and have
Community Scrapbook Sessions
Whether you’re old or young, scrapbooking keeps your memories alive.
Join Hopkinton Recreation as we bring you Liz Durant and her
scrapbookingexpertise. This community event is for either experts or
beginners. The sessions are drop-in and meet at Columbia Hall on the
following dates, September 9th from 10am-2pm, September 19th from
6pm-10pm, October 3rd from 6pm-10pm and October 8th from 10am-2pm.
Cost is free. Bring your pictures and scrapbook if you have one. Other
materials and tools will be provided. Call 746-2915 for more
Lewellen Bandstand Concerts
The Fountain Square Ramblers Dixieland Jazz Band will play Sunday
September 7 at 3pm. So bring your blankets, lawn chairs, friends and
family and come on down and enjoy the show!
Hopkinton Middle High School Booster Club
“The Hopkinton Booster Club supports Hopkinton middle and high school
athletes through parent and community involvement”.
It’s that time of year again- the annual Booster Club Membership
drive. The Booster Club was established to help promote school and
community spirit. Our mission is to support our student athletes by
encouraging them in their athletic pursuits. We’re asking your help in
helping us to support your student athletes.
This past year we had the pleasure of organizing many successful
events for our student athletes. These included:
Hosting receptions for teams returning from State Championship games/
Helping pay a portion of the cost of Championship sweatshirts,
jackets, pants etc.
Hosting the annual Homecoming spaghetti dinner.
Providing and presenting picture frames and hats to senior athletes
and their parents.
Provide pizza dinner for all spring athletes.
Provide “Boost Bags” (goodie bags) to all athletes at their last game.
Sponsor an end of the year coaches’ dinner.
Award Male and Female Athlete of the Year Scholarship (chosen by
2007-08 winners were David Wood and Jessica Partlow
Purchase the NHICA (New Hampshire Coaches Association) 12 Season
In past years we have:
Purchased the “We Love our Hawks” banner that can be taken from the
gymnasium and brought to away games.
Purchased a new Hopkinton Hawk costume.
Painted two Hawks on the gymnasium wall.
Donated money for the chairs for the basketball team “benches”.
In the future we hope to:
Contribute to the renovation of the “trainer’s room” in the locker
Build a stand for the portable score board used by the Field Hockey
and Lacrosse Teams.
Contribute to a new score board for the softball field.
We could do even more, if we have your help this year. Helping with
the Booster Club is enjoyable and rewarding and it does not require a
large time commitment!
The Booster Club’s next meeting is Monday September 15, 2008 at 7:00
PM in Room 202 at the High School, and then the first Monday of each
month after that.
If you can’t make meetings but would like to make a donation
(suggested donation of $10 per person) or help with a specific event,
please fill out the form on the back of this sheet!
Booster Club Membership and Volunteer Form
( ) Please include my email on your Booster Club membership
list so I can be informed up upcoming booster club events. Any
correspondence will be sent out as a blind email so as not to divulge
( ) I am unable to volunteer my time, but would like to make a
( ) I would like to donate my time to the following events:
___ Team Parent for ______________________ (which sport)
___ Homecoming Activities
___ Annual Ducky Derby: Our biggest fundraiser. (New
format and more chances to win this year!)
___ Help with the Annual Spaghetti Dinner.
___ Selling ”HAWK” merchandise during the homecoming
___ Donate a small kiddie pool to be used for the
Ducky Derby Raffle.
___ Help and/or distribute “Boost Bags”.
___ Selling tickets at basketball games.
___ Selling “HAWK” merchandise on Election Day, Parent Teacher
Conference Day or at home basketball games.
Please complete this form and mail it along with any checks payable to
HHS Booster Club to:
HHS Booster Club to the Hopkinton Booster
297 Park Ave.
Hopkinton NH, 03229
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our student athletes!
Petit Papillon School of Ballet
Comes to Hopkinton on Thursdays!
Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern Dance
Discover The ART of Dance!
Make New Friends
Have Fun Learning
VISIT US DURING OUR OPEN HOUSE
IN HOPKINTON: Sept. 4, 2008, 3:30pm-7pm
Columbia Hall, 14 Maple St., Contoocook
IN CONCORD: Sept. 17, 2008, 4pm-7pm
Green St. Community Center, 39 Green St.
603-224-6463 — 603-746-2990
dansepap at conknet.com www.petitpapillon.org
Petit Papillon is a non-profit community school for the dance arts
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