[HMHS News] Hawk News 1/21/11
ckelley at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jan 21 13:55:57 EST 2011
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Hopkinton High School and Hopkinton Middle School
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Hawk News for the week of 1/21/11
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.
The snow has really had a hold on us over the last week and a half. I hope the three snow days and a delayed opening aren’t a sign of things to come over the next several weeks.
As many of you are aware. Exams were scheduled to start Friday, 1/21/11. Please read the following from Chris Sousa, HMHS Principal…
As you can imagine, today's snow event has caused significant anxiety for some of our students, particularly our freshmen. Today I have received several communications that highlight this anxiety and the desire to have me reconsider having four exam days next week, thereby losing the Day 1 review. With the loss of instructional time due to the recent snow events as well as having to reschedule midterms, I believe that this warrants more reflection. If students are feeling anxious, even though we all have confidence in their abilities that may reflect poorly on their exams. Our goal is to give them the best testing environment possible so we can use these exams to assess what they have learned. Monday is the first day of exams. Please take time to talk to students before and after and help me assess their anxiety around not having a review day for Day 1 exams. I will speak to students as well, and as many parents as I can. If warranted we can make adjustments to include a review day for Day 1 exams. This is unprecedented and I appreciate all of your patience and support
In an attempt to minimize the financial burden of the district we are requiring that students satisfy their obligations prior to taking mid term and final exams. As stated in the Middle and High School Handbook for Students and Parents, “All financial obligations must be fulfilled before a student can take their final or mid term exams.
Students will be put on a financial obligation list for the following reasons:
1) Lost or misplaced textbooks. 2) Unpaid lunch charges. 3) Unreturned library books, magazines or materials.
On Friday, January 28, 2011, the Interact Club will be hosting a dance in the Auditorium from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Tickets cost $5.00 and the proceeds go supporting the Interact Club.
The weather has also had an effect on the schedule for basketball games. Games for this evening have been postponed. For up to date game information or go to http://www.hopkintonathletics.com/ for further information. At the moment, the games scheduled for this evening will be played on Sunday, 1/30. The JV game will begin at 4:00 PM and the Varsity game will be played at 5:30 PM. The games with Kearsage will be played by the varsity teams only. These games will be on Monday, 1/24 @ 4:30 PM. There will be no JV games on Monday.
High School Yearbook News!
This is the last week to order your high school yearbook for $65! This will be first all-color book. Don’t miss out! It is also the last week to order any yearbook “add-ons” such as personalization. Go to jostensyearbooks.com to order, or get an order form in the office or at any day 2 lunch. Yearbooks can also be reserved with a deposit of $25.00. Any personalization must be paid for at the time of your order.
Middle School Yearbook News!
This year, the middle school will have its own all-color yearbook. The 40-page, soft-cover book will cover the 2010-2011 schoolyear for grades 7 and 8. The cost of the book is $15.00. Get on board now by purchasing a middle school yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com (be sure to pick the right book!) or at middle school lunches beginning on Monday, January 24. Books can be reserved for $7.50, with the balance due at distribution in June.
Sponsor a page in the Hopkinton Middle School Yearbook!
This year, Hopkinton Middle School will have its own all-color yearbook. The 40-page, soft-cover book will cover the 2010-2011 school year for grades 7 and 8. We are committed to keeping the cost of the book at $15.00 to make the book affordable for all students. We need your help to accomplish this goal. So...how can you help? Sponsor a page! We are looking for a sponsor for each of the 40 pages in the yearbook. A page sponsorship is available for $25.00. Sponsors will be acknowledged on the bottom of each page. It’s easy to sponsor a page: just send a check for $25.00 to Hopkinton Middle High School, Attn: Middle School Yearbook, 297 Park Avenue, Contoocook, NH 03229. Be sure to identify how you would like your sponsorship to be recognized and to include your name and contact information. Checks should be made out to Hopkinton Middle High School. Thank you for helping us to produce a quality, reasonably priced yearbook.
Musical Footloose is coming in April.
We are looking for interested adults to volunteer.
Meeting will be held on Thursday January 27th at 8:00 pm in the audi.
All interested adults should see Amy Gelineau or Bridget Dornik with questions.
Updates for the musical rehearsal schedule are made on the Theatre Arts
web page. Go to Hopkinton Middle/High School web page, Departments,
Theatre Arts, Drama Club, Rehearsals or click on the link :
Hopkinton Middle High School
746 6397 X529
FAMILY PORTAL COMING SOON!
In our efforts to increase communication and support for our students and their families,
next semester our school will be opening our new “Family Portal”.
This will allow parents and students to log onto our website from a secure Internet connection
and have access to their own grades and attendance information.
This is a new technological feature for Hopkinton Middle High School,
however other schools in New Hampshire have utilized similar features with great success.
It is extremely secure and for more information we will be setting up an introduction evening and support for families before going live.
HHS Sports Information Line...call 746-NEWS, extension one!
Hopkinton Athletics Webpage
Please log on to www.hopkintonathletics.com For sports information
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 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 4:00pm.
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 Parm, Nachos and Cheese, Peas, Bread, Fruit, Milk, PB Cookie
Tuesday: Steam-Um (Cheese/Peppers/Onions) Corn, fries, Fruit, Milk, Pudding
Wednesday: Homemade Mac & Cheese, Noodles w/ Red or Meatballs, Gr. Beans, Garlic Bread, Fruit, Milk, Brownie
Thursday: Tacos, Rice, Corn, Beans, Salad, Bread, Fruit, Milk, Choc. Cake
Friday: Culinary Experience 7th and 8th Grades ***No School for 9th – 12th ***
*************Every Day Chickenburgers and Cheeseburgers are Available**************
Monday, January 24, Day 2
Musical Rehearsal 3:00-5:00pm
MS Art Club 3:00 pm – 4:00 m Room #410
Tuesday, January 25, Day 21
Forensics Club, Rm. 202, 7:30-8:00am
Musical Rehearsal 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 26, Day 2
CRTC 9:00 am – 10:30 am Audi
Pat’s Peak 3:30-4:30pm Lesson; 4:30-5:30pm Ski Free
Musical Rehearsal 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday, January 27, Day 1
Musical Rehearsal 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Open Studio Art Room for grades 9 to 12 2:50-4:00 pm
Friday, January 28, Day 2
Middle School Career Fair 9:30 am
Musical Rehearsal TBA
Interact Dance 7:30 – 10:00 pm
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.
Project Graduation is a supervised, substance-free celebration for graduating students from Hopkinton Middle High School.
This is a 25 year old tradition. Please consider a tax deductible donation of any amount. It will be greatly appreciated by this years parents and graduates and help tremendously. Please send checks to PROJECT GRADUATION, PO Box 291, Hopkinton, NH 03229. Thank you, Lisa Eberhart for the 2011 Project Graduation Committee.
UPCOMING EVENTS …………………
January 24 to 28 - MAP Testing
January 28 - Middle School Career Fair
No School for Grades 9 – 12
February 10 - Poetry Out Loud
February 17-18 - Early Release Days
February 21-25 - Honduras Trip
February 21-Mar 2 Spanish Trip
February 22 - 7th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
February 23 - 8th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
February 24 - Winter Carnival Day
UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS …………………
February 2 - Math Meet – Merrimack
February 16 - Math Meet – Make Up
February 21 - Trip to Spain
February 21 - Trip to Honduras
1. As many of you know, the Lui family lost their home in a fire just before Christmas. The American Legion Post 81 in Contoocook, together with the Sons of the American Legion, will be hosting a benefit spaghetti supper for the Lui family on Sunday, January 30th, at the American Legion Hall on Bound Tree Road in Contoocook. The dinner will include spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, soft drinks and dessert. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. The event will also include a silent auction.
For tickets, information or to donate to the silent auction, contact:
Hoppy Falzone – 603.224.8477 – hoppyfalzone at yahoo.com
Jeff Donohoe – 603.568.5912 – jeff at teamdonohoe.com
Thank you for your support of a member of our community.
2. CENTER DIRECTOR
‘TWEEN SCHOOL ‘N HOME CHILD CARE PROGRAM
With the upcoming retirement in June of Linda Ottery as Executive Director of ‘Tween School ‘n Home, the Board of Directors has begun a search for Linda’s successor. TSNH is a non-profit, after-school program which operates out of the Harold Martin School’s multi-purpose room. It has faithfully served the parents and children of Hopkinton for the past 28 years by providing a safe, fun-filled afternoon of activities and events. If interested in more information about this position, please e-mail tsnhboard at tweenschoolnhome.com or call Board President, Christine Ojendyk, at 731-1377.
HYSA BOARD MEETING
The next HYSA Board meeting will be on Sunday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.
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.
FREE SCREENING OF FRESH
A documentary about the production and availability of locally and sustainably grown food.
A panel discussion about NH's local food supply will follow.
Panelists include: Tim Bassett, owner of Gould Hill Farm, Contoocook; dairy operator Jamie Robertson of Bohanan Farm, Contoocook; and Jim Ramanek, master gardener of Warner River Organics of Webster.
January 23, 4 PM
Community Room, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook
Co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Town Library and GREENER HOPKINTON
Winter Children’s Programs at the Hopkinton Town Library
Read With Ben
January 20, and February 17 4:30-5:30 PM (10 minute slots)
For children and adults of all ages!
Register to read with Ben, our visiting Shetland Sheep dog.
Not only is he very cute, he’s a good listener.
(in conjunction with the Recreation Department Music Movie Series)
January 21st 6:30 PM
Back to the Future Rated PG – Library
The Last Waltz (The Band) – Senior Center
February 18th 6:30 PM
Back to the Future Part II Rated PG – Library
Monterey Pop Festival Documentary (1967) – Senior Center
March 18th 6:30 PM
Back to the Future Part III Rated PG-Library
Viewer’s Choice, vote for your favorite (Pink Floyd, Dylan, The Who, etc)-Senior Center
Free Refreshments and Popcorn
Coins and Coin Collecting for Kids
Learn about the history of coins, what to look for when collecting, and types of collecting, with local resident Bob Vallari. For 4th graders and up. Limit 10. Registration required.
February 9th 3-4 PM
February 16th 3-4 PM
February 23rd 3-4 PM
Make a heart shaped mosaic to give to a special valentine.
February 10th 3-4 PM For children in 2nd grade and up.
Limit 12. Registration required.
March 2nd 1-2 PM Come for a magical, fairy themed tea party!
For children in K-4th grade. Limit 24. Registration required.
To register for these programs, please come to the library, call 746-3663, or email lmaynard at hopkintontownlibrary.org
Hopkinton Town Library Read-A-Thon
Love to read? This event is for you!
Spend the morning at the library reading the book/books of your choice.
Saturday, March 12
(School District Meeting Day)
8:45 am – 1:00 pm
For children able to read for anhour at a time.
K and up registration required. Limit 24 children
Raffles for books every hour
Morning snack will be provided.
Bring your own lunch
Bring your own reading materials
Library opens at 10:00 am
Phone 746-3663 to register
In partnership with Granite State Reading Council
Hopkinton Youth Lacross
Registration night at the Senior Center, Monday Januart 24th, 6-7:30pm.
The Hopkinton Recreation Department along with volunteer leaders Rob Thomson and Eric Sideleau are gearing up for a great 2011 Lacrosse season.
All boys and girls ages 8 -14 are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.
Cost is $95 per player and includes a membership to the US Lacrosse Association.
Call Rob @ 226-2290, Eric @ 746-4572 or Recreation Director (Justin) @ 746-2915 with any questions.
Registration forms can be found online at www.hopkinton-nh.gov and clicking “Recreation”.
Forms can be mailed to 330 Main St, Hopkinton, NH 03229 (attn: Recreation Dept) or dropped off at the Senior Center or Town Hall.
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.”
Hopkinton Ice Skating Rink Is Now Open at the Nelson Horse Shoe Ring
Community Dance Slusser Senior Center Friday January 28th 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Disney on Ice-Princess Classics Saturday February 5th
Community Scrapbooking and Crafts 2nd Friday and 4th Sunday of Every Month
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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