[HMHS News] Hawk News 12-3-10
csousa at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Dec 3 16:25:55 EST 2010
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HAWK News for the week of 12-3-10
Hopkinton Middle High School Mission
· We foster a learning environment that is safe, supportive, and respectful.
· We promote personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and civic responsibility.
· We provide traditional and innovative opportunities for students to maximize their potential.
December third and the leaves are off the trees, the lights are going up around the neighborhoods, and we have already had one dusting of snow. Winter is beginning and that means the spirit of the holidays will permeate our lives. Recently I have been reading a series of Dr. Seuss books to my two children before going to bed. We have read many of the classics, including some of my favorites, like Horton Hatches the Egg, and The Lorax, and we just started reading The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. At the end of the story I have had to explain why the Who’s were still happily singing and celebrating the holiday, and what Dr. Seuss meant when he wrote that Christmas was much more then the gifts, food, and the like. It is a great story and it has been a nice reminder for me of what is truly important this time of year. Children’s books can teach us so much.
A reminder that on December 9 and 15 are our middle school and high school music concerts respectively. Please consider attending, it is a nice way to spend some time relaxing and enjoying some wonderful holiday music.
If you have not heard, Hopkinton’s Yappin’ Yoda’s, our FIRST Lego League design team, has won the coveted Chairman's award. This will allow them to compete this Saturday (Dec 4th) at the state championships at Manchester High School. This is quite an honor and this small group of dedicated 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students are extremely impressive. Best of luck boys! If you would like to learn more, check out the following links: http://usfirst.org/aboutus/content.aspx?id=160 = US First overview, http://www.baesystemsfirst.org/lego/state.htm = NH State FIRST Lego League info and directions to Manchester HS
Our Guidance Department is sponsoring an evening Financial Aid Workshop geared for families of juniors and seniors who are thinking of post high school education. It will be in the in the middle/high school auditorium on December 13th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Anna Clifford from Southern New Hampshire University and the NHASFAA - Speakers Bureau will present.
I was at a conference today sponsored by UNH that focused on understanding bullying. One of the points stressed at a workshop I attended was that one of the best ways to prevent bulling behavior in our children is to model love and understanding at home. With the economy, the holidays, and all the stressors that come with everyday life it was good to be reminded that our children see everything. I am heading home now to hug my kids. Enjoy the weekend everyone.
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar http://www.hopkintonschools.org/calendars
THE 20-20 LINE
Are you or someone you care about having a problem? Are you unable or uncomfortable to come into school to communicate it? The middle school guidance office has a private phone line where individuals can leave a confidential message about a non-academic student issue.
The guidance counselor will listen to the message and determine the appropriate avenue of help. This is a great way to seek supportfor yourself or someone you care about. It’s simple. Just call the 20-20 line (746-2020) and leave a message.
The Guidance Department will be sponsoring an evening workshop:
In the middle/high school auditorium on December 13th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM will be a Financial Aid Workshop geared for families of juniors and seniors who are college bound. Anna Clifford from Southern New Hampshire University and the NHASFAA - Speakers Bureau will present.
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8th GRADE U14 BOYS SOCCER TEAM
CONGRATULATIONS To the 8th grade, U14 Boys Soccer team won the Division 1 State Championship! This was a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of them.
Pat’s Peak Ski Program Sign-Ups - The deadline is approaching!
It’s that time of year! Time to sign up for the Pat’s Peak Ski Program. Good News! This year sign-ups are again online. It’s easy to register! Go to www.patspeak.com. Click the Register Here for Learn to Ski/Ride Program found on the home page, or go directly to www.patspeak.com/ski_ride.htm. Click on the link for Online Registration. You will need the username: Hopkinton and the password: ski. Keep in mind that these are case sensitive. Deadline for sign-ups is December 1st. There is a $25 late fee after December 8th. You will likely have to pick up your pass yourself at Pat's Peak instead of it being delivered through school if you wait to register after this date .
This year we are session I starting Wed. January 5th for 5 weeks. Lessons are 3:30-4:30 and free ski is 4:30-5:30. For cost information please visit the website. The program is for students in grades 1-12.
One change this year is that there is no bus service. We are sorry if this is an inconvenience for anyone.
While considering the program, please consider chaperoning. For every 7 sign-ups, we need one chaperone. That chaperone will receive a ski pass for each day of the program. We like to fill our chaperone spots if possible.
If you have any questions about the program, don’t hesitate to call or email. Here is our contact information:
sinkskis at comcast.net
donahue.s at comcast.net
The Talon Blog
The Talon is an ongoing e-zine written and produced by students in Ms. Walton’s Journalism class at Hopkinton High School.
The authors are fledgling journalists learning and practicing the craft of journalistic writing as they attend and write about news of interest to the HHS community. Visit their e-zine here: http://hawkstalon.blogspot.com/
Thursday afternoons Open Studio will be take place in the art room for students in grades 9 -12. Open Studio is an opportunity for students to work in any medium of their choice and happens from 2:50 until 4pm.
LUNCH PROGRAM NEWS!!
Allows you to View your child’s account balance and make deposits.
Go to www.hopkintonschools.org then click on MyNutriKids.com
Monday: Chicken/Cheese Burrito, Rice or Chips, Peas, Salad, Roll, Fruit, Milk and Dessert
Tuesday: Steak-Um (Plain/Teriyaki), corn, Fries, Fruit, Milk, Iced Cookie
Wednesday: Red, Meat or Alfredo over Noodles, Gr. Beans, Bread Stick, Fruit, Milk and Dessert
Thursday: Garlic Chicken, Fried Rice, Mixed Veg, Roll, Fruit, Milk and Dessert
Friday: Pizza, Cheese or Chef’s Special, Salad, Chips, Fruit, Milk, Dessert
Every Day Chickenburgers and Cheeseburgers are Available
Monday, December 6, Day 1
Middle School Art Club Room #410 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drivers Ed (Sports) Room #209 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
National Honor Society Audi 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Booster Club Room #202 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 7, Day 2
Forensics Club Room #204 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Drivers Ed (Qtr 2) Room #209 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 8, Day 1
Digital Media Session Room #218 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drivers Ed (Sports) Room #209 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 9, Day 2
Open Studio Art Room for grades 9 to 12 2:50 pm to 4:00 pm
Drivers Ed (Qtr 2) Room #209 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Middle School Concert – Audi 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 10, Day 1
PARENTS – A Reminder to Parents of Middle High School Students:
Please remember to pick up your students at the Parent Pick Up (Teachers’ Entrance/Fair Side) and not in front of the building where the buses are picking up students and please exit through Kearsage Ave.
The hours of pickup are between 2:35 pm and 3:30 pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS …………………
December 6 - National Honor Society 7:00 pm
December 8 - Math Meet - Salem
December 9 - Middle School Concert 7:00 pm
December 13 - Financial Aid Workshop for Families of Grade 11 and 12 who are college bound in the Audi 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
December 15 - High School Concert 7:00 pm
December 18 - High School Student Council Semi Formal Ball at Harold Martin School 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
December 22 - Early Release Day
December 23 - Holiday Break Starts
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS …………………
December 8 - Capital Center for the Arts
- Math Meet at Salem
December 10 - Modern Language Nursing Home Caroling 11:45 am
Congratulations to the Yappin' Yodas! Hopkinton's FIRST Lego League Team #4491, the Yappin' Yodas, received 2nd place overrall in the FLL Regional Competition on Saturday at Bishop Brady High School. This advances the team to the State Tournament on Saturday, December 4th in Manchester.
Dial-A-Ride Volunteers Needed
Dial A Ride is a volunteer service organization that was started by the Hopkinton Woman's Club over 30 years ago. Our purpose is to transport the elderly in our community to medical and dental appointments in Hopkinton and Contoocook as well as to the Concord area. We are in need of drivers to help us out. You would usually be called only once a month to help and it is Monday through Friday, no weekends involved. Normally you can drop the client at their appointment and do any errands yourself. Feel free to drop by our office at the Slusser Senior Center Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10 am to 12 noon or call Cathy Rothwell at 746-4364, Pat Dawson at 746-5547, or Danielle Meserve at 746-6866 if you have any questions.
Hopkinton Town Library December Events
NH Author Kathy Brodsky
Wednesday, December 8 6:30 PM
*A Christmas Carol with Odds Bodkin
Sunday, December 5 3-4:00 PM
*Holiday Community Theater
Sunday, December 12 4:00 PM
All programs are free and open to the public.
Registration requirements are noted where they apply.
If you register, but are unable to attend, please call
746-3663, so we can free up a space for another child.
**These programs are brought to you by
the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library as part of the
Friends Winter Family Series.
HOPKINTON RECREATION NEWS
Please check the Hopkinton Recreation website for updated information. http://www.hopkinton-nh.gov (then click Recreation)
You can sign up for our email list serve at http://www.hopkinton-nh.gov/subscriber and clicking “Recreation Notices.”
Community Scrapbooking and Crafts 2nd Friday and 4th Sunday of Every Month
So You Think You Can Dance? – Hip Hop Dance Class January 10th to March 21st
Ginger Bread House Making Workshop On Saturday December 4th
Holiday Lights Contests December 15th
Breakfast With Santa On Saturday December 11th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Santa Calling Program December 14th
Co-Ed Adult Volleyball Every Sunday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Hopkinton Middle High School
Stained Glass Club Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tai Chi for Everyone – Beginner Class Added Classes are Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Justin La Vigne
Parks and Recreation Director
Slusser Senior Center Director
Town of Hopkinton NH
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