Wednesday, April 16 - Day 3
HOMEWORK CLUB will meet today but will be closed tomorrow for this week.
SCIENCE FAIR CLUB will meet today and tomorrow until 2:30 p.m. in Ms. Smith's room.
INVESTMENT CLUB will meet today from 2:00-2:45 p.m. with Ms. Stephens. This will be the last session of the year.
GIRLS ON THE RUN will be meeting on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Please be changed and ready to go. For those of you who may still be interested in joining, there's still room and registration remains open through this week for the spring session. Please see Parks and Rec website for details.
This week is Spirit Week. Show your school spirit! Thursday is White Out Day. Wear all white and stay cool in the springtime heat!
GOLF CLUB informational session for new members will take place today after school.
GREEN TEAM will not meet this week.
HISTORY CLUB and ZUMBA will meet today.
Any 8th grader who is planning to participate in the Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 4, must turn in his or her pledge sheet by Tuesday, April 29 (just a few days after coming back from vacation). Please make sure you are working on getting pledges over break. Please see Mrs. Noble if you have any questions.
School bus transportation applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now being accepted. DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
T-shirts are available at the Booster Store in the High School for the Abbie Benford Memorial Fund. The t-shirts are $10 and proceeds benefit the Abbie Benford Memorial Fund. Adult sizes S - 2XL.
Attention all students! Please make sure you check the lost and found items in the cafeteria before leaving for school vacation on Thursday. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Thursday is a Day 4.
April 14, 2014
Today, a Dynamic Media class was outside taking pictures as part of their photography unit. While at the track, a student discovered a box labeled “Winchester” that appeared to carry ammunition.
Officer Powers and I arrived immediately to the track and determined that the box consisted of empty casings from a starting pistol used at our track meets.
Alan M. Keller
HOPKINTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
“26.2 DESIRE TO INSPIRE”
As part of our year-long 26.2: Desire to Inspire initiative, on March 31st, world renowned athletes, Dick and Rick Hoyt, presented to our sixth and seventh grade students. Additionally, in conjunction with the Desire to Inspire Initiative, the Alpha Omega Council, and the 26.2 Foundation, HMS students participated in the 2014 Marathon Essay Competition sponsored by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston. As part of this ongoing initiative, we are excited to announce that we will be kicking off another event – a 2.62 mile run/walk around the school campus – on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:04 p.m.
In order to assure the success of the event, please ensure that your child dresses appropriately. As of Monday morning, Wednesday’s forecast calls for sun and temperatures in the 40s.
The 26.2: Desire to Inspire initiative is the result of the vision of caring and passionate educators coming together to create for our students a 21st Century learning experience that embraces communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. It was conceived as a way for the HMS community to connect with the sport of marathoning and has been enhanced through collaboration with the 26.2 Foundation.
This year-long, interactive, interdisciplinary experience will instruct our students about life in Ancient Greece, the Battle of Marathon, the origin of the Olympics, and the historical significance of the Marathon. By using individual classroom lessons, students will make curriculum connections with different aspects of Greece and the Marathon. Students will gain skills and knowledge in all middle school disciplines and will be able to apply their acquired knowledge outside of the classroom. Students will also have opportunities to participate in enrichment activities throughout the Hopkinton community. This project encourages students to incorporate key 21st Century skills such as global awareness, human rights, the environment, economics, health, education and culture, collaboration, communication, creativity, innovation, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
Thank you for your support,Alan M. Keller
April 10, 2014
Dear Parents & Guardians,
By 6:45 a.m., the fire department ascertained that there was no danger, however, it was determined that students would be housed in the Brown Gym until the all-clear signal was given.
At 7:55 a.m., students were able to begin the school day with minor adjustments to their class schedules.
March 28, 2014
Last evening (3/27/14), Hopkinton Middle School hosted an evening for parents whose child(ren) will enter grade 7 next year. As there are a few key changes to the student experience in grade 7, we planned this night to coincide with our IGNITE Homeroom Challenge and were happy to see so many of you here. The resources and information that we shared that evening are located under the Incoming Grade 7 link under the Parents tab of the HMS website.
Our core message this night had to do with curricular changes in grade 7, in particular the pathways in mathematics and foreign language.
Grade 7 students, in addition to four academic classes (math, English, science, and social studies) and Related Arts courses, take French or Spanish. In order to help make an informed decision, Mrs. Miracle, Foreign Language Subject Matter Leader, and I along with French and Spanish students spoke to students on Monday, March 24. At this meeting, students received the Foreign Language Course Selection Form that is to be returned to homeroom teachers by Monday, March 31, 2014.
As a school, we pride ourselves in challenging students at all levels with a math curriculum that promotes problem-solving and higher-order thinking. Our goal is to give students a positive math experience throughout their time at Hopkinton Middle School. Our math offerings in grade 7 include Math 7, Co-Taught Math 7, and Honors Math 7. In addition to these courses, we also offer a “safety net” for some of our students in the form of scheduled time in Math Intervention. Please see our Incoming Grade 7 Math Program Letter for complete details on our program.
Additionally, our Mathematics Pathways for Grades 6-12 is an important resource for that highlights the pathways that exist throughout students’ grades 6 through 12 experience.
As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and support of Hopkinton Middle School.
Alan M. Keller
- Special guests from Radio Mix 104.1 "Wellness on Wheels"
- Food Samples featured from Waterfresh Farms, Boar's Head, NFL's "Fuel Up" to Play60 and many more!
- Wellness screenings offered by Metrowest Medical Center, local wellness providers and hands-on massage chairs from Nurturing Touch.
- Family Activities hosted by Milford Metrowest Sports, Southwick Zoo (visiting baby Kangaroo), Cross Fit Resilience from Hopkinton, Milford Jazzercise, Greyhound Friends, Breezy Hill Therapeutic Riding mini-horse, "Lucy", and Whitehall Farms (face painting).
- More than 30 Summer and Regional Camps displays and counselors for your early summer planningFor more information, visit: http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/Page/4853
February 28, 2014
Evan Bishop Alan Keller
HS Principal MS Principal