[HMHS News] Hawk News 10-15
csousa at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Oct 15 16:10:51 EDT 2010
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Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
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HAWK News for the week of 10-15-10
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.
I have heard mixed reviews about the foliage in the state this year, but for my part, the trees look beautiful. No matter what the amount, I love the colors. Over Columbus Day weekend I took my two kids apple picking, pumpkin picking, and on a hay ride. We were able to really enjoy some time togehter and the falling leaves, the colorful trees, and the pumpkin patches were great backdrops. Of course the cider donuts didn’t hurt. I am often amazed as I reflect on my two children, and then on the children at Hopkinton Middle High School, by how fast they grow and what students deal with on a daily basis. I feel fortunate to work in a place that values students so highly, not just for their academic abilities, but for who they are as people.
Every October 23 through 31, schools throughout the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week. This week, which is set aside to bring attention to substance abuse, came about in 1985 when the family of a murdered DEA agent decided to take a stand and draw attention to this issue. Since then, schools and other organizations have used this week to educate students and their families about the risks associated with substance abuse. This issue affects all NH schools, including ours. According to the State of NH’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, as many as 1 out of every 5 students use marijuana and believe that there are no negative consequences. As Red Ribbon Week approaches please take this time to talk about substance abuse and its effects. If you need support in this area, please feel free to contact the school.
Our Food Service department is hosting a food drive to support the NH Food Pantry on “Make a Difference Day”. Donations of canned goods or non-perishable foodstuffs can be dropped off at our cafeteria any day next week (Oct 18-22). Thanks for your support of this worthwhile endeavor.
The NH Techfest will be held at Windham High School in Windham NH, on Saturday October 23. This is a great opportunity for students interested in such topics as solar energy, chemistry, astronomy, climate, undersea exploration, robotics, and more. For more information about how students can explore interesting topics, check out the NH Techfest website at: http://www.nhtechfest.org/
Hopkinton’s Project Graduation Committee is sending out an all points bulletin to parents of seniors for help in planning this year’s celebration. The goal of Project Graduation is to host a substance free celebration for this year’s graduating seniors. This is an annual event so all parents of high school students are invited to participate and learn how you can be part of this worthwhile undertaking. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 7pm in Room 202 at the high school.
While this Nor’easter is certainly bringing in the rain, I have no doubt that the weekend will be a great time to get out and enjoy family and friends. Take care.
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
HHS Online calendar http://www.hopkintonschools.org/calendars
Brought to you by your active Guidance Officers.
#1. PSAT Week:
a. Bring 2 #2 pencils on Saturday October 16th
b. Show up between 7:30AM and 7:45AM (If you are late-no test, Sorry!)
c. Come in the Teachers Entrance Doors
d. No Cell Phones
e. Completion time will be between 10:30 and 11:00AM
f. Testing Rooms will be Rm 203 thru Rm 207 (Assigned in Alpha Order)
g. If you can't make it and are paid up please let us know ASAP as there is a waitlist of your classmates.
h. No refunds-Sorry!
#2. Teachers and IA Staff Members:
Granite State College has a deal for you in regard to Teacher Education Preparation Sessions.
Please RSVP to the GSC location nearest you to reserve a seat.
6:00PM-Early Childhood/Education Portfolio
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 support
for yourself or someone you care about. It’s simple. Just call the 20-20 line (746-2020) and leave a message.
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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 Parmesean, Noodles, Peas, Bread, Fruit, Milk and Pudding
Tuesday: Burrito Wrap, Rice, Corn, Beans, Fruit, Milk and Cookie
Wednesday: Pasta Bar/Red Sauce OR Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Salad, Bread, Fruit, Milk, and Dessert
Thursday: Steak-Um (Cheese/Pepper/Onions), Corn, Fries, Fruit, Milk and Dessert
Friday: Pizza, Salad, Chips, Bread, Fruit, Milk, and Dessert
Every Day Chickenburgers and Cheeseburgers are Available
Monday, October 18, Day 1
Project Graduation Room #202 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19, Day 2
Forensics Club Room #204 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Drivers Ed 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Room #209
Wednesday, October 20, Day 1
After School French Room #403 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 21, Day 2
Driver Ed 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm Room #209
Open Studio Art Room Grade 9-12 2:50 pm – 4:00 pm
Modern Language Honor Society Induction Audi 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 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 …………………
October 16 - PSAT Testing
October 21 - Modern Language High School Induction 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Audi
October 22 - VIP Breakfast
October 27 - Math Meet (Keene)
November 1 - Middle School Parent Teacher Conference Day
November 2 - District Parent Teacher Conference Day
November 9 - Sports Awards 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Café; Gym; Audi; Library; Room #219
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS …………………
October 26 - DECA Fall Leadership Conference
October 29 - McAuliffe Planetarium– Shepard Discovery Center
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.
HYSA Basketball Registration Ends Sunday
Registration for the 2010-2011 HYSA basketball program ends this Sunday, Oct 17th.
The program is open to children in Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Please visit the basketball tab on the HYSA website at HYSA-nh.com to learn more about the program and to register online. Contact John Reidy @ 746-2510 for additional information.
HYSA Board Meeting
The next HYSA Board meeting will be Sunday, October 17th at 7 p.m. in the High School cafeteria.
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.”
Ballroom Dancing Workshop
The Circus is coming to Town!
The American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course
Co-Ed Adult Volleyball
Stained Glass Club
Tai Chi for Everyone – Beginner Class Added
Justin La Vigne
Parks and Recreation Director
Slusser Senior Center Director
Town of Hopkinton NH
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