[HMHS News] Hawk News week of September 19
schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Sep 19 17:14:58 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.
Thank you to all the parents that attended open house last Thursday
evening. It was wonderful to get the chance to meet and talk. I hope
everyone enjoyed the opportunity to meet the teachers that work with
their children on a daily basis and learn about the curriculum that is
It is amazing to see how busy Hopkinton Middle High School is this
time of year. Seventh Grade will be attending Environmental Camp
during the week of October 6th, NECAP testing is quickly approaching,
the eighth grade will take the NECAP on 10/16, 10/17, 10/20, and 10/21
and the seventh grade will take the NECAP on 10/16, 10/17, and 10/20.
Hopkinton Middle and High School will be hosting three college fairs
on Sept. 25th, October 6th & 20th from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM in the high
school auditorium and fall sports are in full swing.
This year the decision was made not to administer the MAP test during
the fall for grades 7, 8 & 9. This was done in an attempt to minimize
the amount of time instruction is interrupted during the start of the
school year. MAP testing will still occur in the spring.
Next Friday, September 26th, the middle school will be having their
Homecoming Dance, as they kick off spirit week. The cost of a dance
ticket is $5.00. The dance will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 9:30 PM.
Just a reminder that September 23rd is an early release day. Busses
will pick up students at 12:10 PM.
As I come to a close, I’ll leave you with this:
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
Message from the Principal
If anyone has a treadmill they are not using and would like to donate
it to school, please email me at schamberlin at hopkintonschools.org or
call 746-4167 ext. 224.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
To schedule a middle school conference, please call Anne Whiting at
to schedule high school conferences, call Jean Eaton at 746-4167 ext.
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
PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING…September 25th
The first Project Graduation meeting will be held on Thursday,
September 25, at 7:00pm at the high school.
Interested parents and guardians are invited to come as planning
begins for Project Graduation 2009.
FUNDRAISER to benefit the Hopkinton High School Cheerleaders
Sunday, September 28, 9:00am – 4:00pm at Arnie's on Loudon Road in
Messages from the Guidance Office
"A college representative of Sewanee - The University of the South,
will be here on Monday, 9/22 @ 1:30 pm; and a representative of the
NAVY will be here on Wednesday, Sept. 24th @ 1:00pm. All juniors and
seniors are welcome to attend."
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 Nuggets, chicken/cheeseburger
Tuesday: Pizza, Deli Subs, chicken/cheeseburger
Wednesday: Pasta Bar, Mac and Cheese, chicken/cheeseburger
Thursday: Shepard’s Pie, chicken/cheeseburger
Monday, September 22, Day 1
MS Art Club, rm. 410, 3-4pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 6-8pm
Senior Picture Retakes, audi
HS Drama, audi, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, September 23, Day 2
Early Release Day, busses run at 12:10pm
Forensics Club, rm. 204, 7:30am-8am
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 3-5pm
Wednesday, September 24, Day 1
HS Drama, audi, 3-5:30pm
Driver’s Ed, rm. 205, 6-8pm
Thursday, September 25, Day 2
Driver’s Ed, rm. 209, 3-5pm
MS Drama, audi, 3-4:30pm
Friday, September 26, Day 1
Middle school Homecoming Dance, café, 7:00-9:30pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS!
Friday, September 26 – middle school Homecoming dance, 7:00-9:30pm
Click here for direct access to the middle school homework pages!
September 22 – Senior portrait retake, audi
September 23 – Early release day
September 25 – Project Graduation meeting, 7:00pm
September 26 – Middle school Homecoming Dance, 7-9:30pm
October 3 – Homecoming parade, spaghetti dinner, and bon fire
October 4 – Homecoming games (see revised schedule above)
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 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 24 – NHS Induction Ceremony, 7:00pm
November 26-28 – No school: Thanksgiving
December 22-31 – No school: holiday recess
Hopkinton Homecoming Schedule (Revised)
9:00 JV Boys Soccer vs Hillsboro-Deering
MS Field Hockey (A) vs Rundlett
10:30 JV Girls Soccer vs Hillsboro-Deering
MS Field Hockey (b) vs Rundlett
12:30 Varsity Boys Soccer vs Hillsboro-Deering
2:30 JV Field Hockey vs Somersworth
Varsity Girls Soccer vs Hillsboro-Deering
Cross Country walk
3:00 Cross Country race vs Hillsboro-Deering, Sanborn, Conant,
4:00 Varsity Field Hockey vs Somersworth
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!
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation
Indoor Soccer Team
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 between $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 at 6pm at Kimball Cabins. Call
746-2915 for more information.
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
scrapbooking expertise. This community event is for either experts or
beginners. The sessions are drop-in and are held on the following
dates, 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 information. Location will be
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 Senior Center 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.
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
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
( ) 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!
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