[HMHS News] Hawk News Week of September 12
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Sep 12 16:25:18 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 first full week of school is behind us. I hope everyone is
settling in. If you have any feedback on how we could improve the
first few weeks of school, we would love to hear it.
One of the joys of working in a school is the defined beginning each
year. Students, teachers, and administrators get the chance to start
over – to try new things, to improve each year. One new concept this
year is the implementation of the state required competency based
credit acquisition for ninth graders. In order for students to
acquire credit, they will have to show proficiency in predetermined
competencies (75) and pass the course (60). This initiative will
require students to demonstrate proficiency in very specific content,
skills, and understandings. Our Steering Committee will be monitoring
the implementation closely.
This year, along with nine new staff members, we have four interns.
We have teaching interns in physical education, mathematics, social
studies, and administration. Supporting interns is a win-win
situation as the interns receive the opportunity to learn from
experienced teachers, and the school gets a fresh perspective from an
educator starting out. Our students and faculty have very well
received the interns.
As you plan ahead, please note that the October SAT test date is the
day of our Homecoming celebration. Please consider registering for
the November 1 or December 6 testing dates.
For the first time in a long time, Hopkinton Middle and High Schools
qualified to receive the NH PIE Blue Ribbon School Award for volunteer
support. Julie Morris and Susan Gagnon did a great job organizing
volunteers. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please
complete the form available at the following link:
I hope to see you at the Greener Hopkinton Eco-Fair on Sunday,
September 14, and at the middle and high school Open House on
Thursday, September 18.
Have a great weekend.
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
If anyone has a treadmill they would like to donate to school, please
email me at schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org or call 746-4167 ext. 224.
OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, September 18th
Middle School 6:00-8:00pm, High School 7:00-9:00pm
New – Knitting Club
A new club will be starting at HMHS. The knitting club will hold its
first meeting on October 8, at 3:00pm in rm. 403. We will continue to
meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. We are looking for
students and faculty to join. Experienced knitters as well as novice
knitters will be welcome.
The club is looking for donations of supplies to get everyone
started. If you have any yarn, needles or books about knitting taking
up space in your home, please consider donating them to this fabulous
group. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Bricchi at
HMHS (746-4167) or email at tbricchi at hopkintonschools.org.
*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
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: Chicken Quesadilla, chicken/cheeseburger
Tuesday: Meatball Sub, chicken/cheeseburger
Wednesday: Pasta Bar, chicken/cheeseburger
Thursday: Steak Ums, chicken/cheeseburger
Monday, September 15, Day 2
MS Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 6-8pm
Booster Club Meeting, rm. 202, 7-8:30pm
HS Drama, audi, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, September 16, Day 1
Forensics Club, rm. 204, 7:30-8am
Wednesday, September 17, Day 2
HS Drama, audi, 3-5:30pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 205, 6-8pm
Thursday, September 18, Day 1
Interact Club, audi, 7:15-7:45am
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Hopkinton Middle/High Open House: MS 6-8pm, HS 7-9pm
Friday, September 19, Day 2
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Friday, September 26 – middle school Homecoming dance, 7-9:30pm
September 16 – Middle school magazine drive begins
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
September 18 - Open House: middle school 6-8pm, high school 7-9pm
September 16 – Middle school magazine drive begins
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
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.
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!
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.
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation
Hopkinton Recreation is gearing up to start our own Co-ed Indoor
Soccer team to play at the Fieldhouse Sports recreational facility in
Bow. The games will start the week of October 20 and end mid
December. Men must be 25 years or older and women must be 21 years
and older. This is a fun league for all levels of play, no matter
your experience. Cost will be $90 and $110, depending on how many
players we get. Call 746-2915 to register and for more information.
Spots are limited.
Haunted House Volunteers
Are you interested in being part of Hopkinton’s 4th Annual Haunted
House? We are looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s
event, called “Alien Invasion”. We need people to help build
spaceships and props, set-up, and take part in the event. There will
be a volunteer meeting on September 16 at6pm at Kimball Cabins. Call
746-2915 for more information.
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.
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
Slusser Senior Center Indoor Yard Sale
The seniors of Hopkinton/Contoocook are hosting an indoor yard sale
and craft fair and need your donations. The sale will benefit the new
Slusser SeniorCenter and provide the center with some new amenities.
The sale will be on October 18th, 8am – 2pm. Please call 746-3800 and
ask for Lillian.
Hopkinton Youth Sports Association
Basketball and Bitty Ball Registrations
Wednesday, September 24th @MSS library 5 – 7 pm
Wednesday, October 1st @MSS library 5 – 7 pm
Monday, October 6th @MSS library 5 – 7 pm
$45 per player Kindergarten through 2nd grade
$55 per player 3rd through 8th grade
($125 Max. per family)
Financial assistance available by calling Brenda Quinn 746-2338 or
John Reidy 746-2510
$25 late fee assessed after October 26th
Please be prepared to volunteer as a coach, assistant coach or a team-
parent! Volunteers enable HYSA to provide quality sports programs for
the youth of Hopkinton. Registrations received after October 20th
will be subject to the basketball commissioner’s approval. To sign-up
online go to www.HYSA-NH.com. Online registration is available after
September 15th. Register now to ensure your child’s participation. All
registration after 10/26 must be done on line. After teams are
established additional sign-ups will be put on a waiting list.
The Concord Family YMCA
Open House September 20th—27th
The Concord Family YMCA invites you to be a part of a national effort
to make America’s
homes healthier during America On the Move Week. The Concord Family
YMCA will hold
a week long open house September 20th-27th. Try member benefits for a
week including free
fitness classes and babysitting! Visit our website for pool & class
schedules and more information.
Saturday, September 20th
FUN for the whole family
Come to the Concord Family YMCA for “Retro Recess”! From 1-4pm,
families, seniors, singles, employees, and organizations will converge
on the Concord Family YMCA to set a record for the most number of
people simultaneously exercising in Concord (official record time is
between 2:00-3:00 pm at the Y).
In addition to the record setting activities such as dodge ball, 4
square, jump rope, water jog-a-thon, rock climbing, obstacle course,
cycling, potato sack races, dancing, yoga, karate, an outdoor walk led
by Willy the Owl, there will be continuous offerings of sample
classes, activities, open pool and gym time, free babysitting for
children 4 and under, displays from the local health and wellness
community, many raffles, giveaways, and healthy food and beverages.
Be sure to join the community in this fun and informational event.
Visit www.concordymca.org for more information.
Hope to see you at the kick off September 20th at 1:00pm!
Saturday, September 20th—Schedule of Events
RETRO RECESS 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cardio Room and Nautilus OPEN 1:00-4:00 Adults/Senior
Walks with Willy every hour 1:00-4:00 Everyone
Climbing wall and obstacle course 1:00-4:00 Everyone
1:00-2:00 Walk with Willy Owl (Everyone)
1:00-1:30 Thai Chi (Adults, Seniors)
1:00-1:45 Adult Aqua mix (Adults, Seniors)
1:00-2:00 Step Class (Adults)
1:00-2:00 Cardio Center Intervals (Adults/Senior)
1:15-2:00 Adult Water Walking (Adults, Seniors)
2:00-2:30 Set Record (Everyone)
2:00-3:00 Walk with Willy Owl (Everyone)
2:00-3:00 Cycling Class (Adults)
2:00-3:00 Four Square/Dodgeball (Everyone)
2:00-3:00 Water Jogathon (Adults/Seniors)
2:00-3:00 Cardio Center Intervals (Adults/Senior)
2:30-3:15 Senior Fitness Class (Seniors)
3:00-4:00 Walk with Willy Owl (Everyone)
3:00-4:00 Jump Rope (Youth)
3:00-4:00 Youth Yoga (Youth/Adults)
3:00-4:00 ½ lap ½ Family Swim (Adults/Youth/Seniors)
3:00-4:00 Cardio Center Intervals (Adults/Senior)
Fall Programs 2008
The Concord Family YMCA prides itself in offering progressive
(from the beginner through advanced high school athlete) program-
ming in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. We center our philosophy
around our 4 core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
Because we are a non-profit we are able to provide quality programming
affordable rates to all and offer financial assistance so that no one is
excluded. For a full list of the programs and classes we offer visit
INDOOR SOCCER PROGRAM
Co-Ed - Ages 4 through 9
Learn all the basic soccer skills, train to get in condition to play,
have fun and play games.
All players practice once per week and play games on Saturday.
Program will run 8
weeks beginning with an all player clinic on Saturday September 13th.
Games begin on
Clinic Schedule for Sept 13th Games begin Sept 27th
Ages 4 & 5 9:00 - 10:30 AM Ages 4 & 5 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Ages 6 & 7 10:30 - 12:00 PM Ages 6 & 7 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Ages 8 & 9 12:00 - 1:30 PM Ages 8 & 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Players will be split into teams and teams will practice with their
coaches one night per week (TBD) for 45 minutes and then games will be
held on Saturdays. All players get a T-shirt! Financial assistance is
Register on-line, by phone or at the Y.
Fee (8 week session): Member: $35 Program Member: $52
YMCA Competitive Swim Team—Sailfish
The Concord Family YMCA Sailfish Swim Team is an USS Registered team.
Sailfish Swimming program ranges from beginning swimmer to highly
swimmer. The program is structured around age groups. The season runs
‘08 – March ‘09. Swimmers need to be Full Members of the Concord
Come to a practice and tryout!
For more information concerning the Swim Team
Contact Rebecca Stephens, Aquatics Director at the YMCA 228-9622 ext.
10 & Under 11 & Over
Mon & Wed 6:30 - 7:30 PM Mon & Wed 6:30 - 7:30 PM
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 your address.
( ) I am unable to volunteer my time, but would like to
make a monetary donation.
( ) 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
___ 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!
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