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Hopkinton Public
Schools Hours

AM PreK 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
PM PreK 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
AM K 8:55 AM - 11:30 AM
PM K 12:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Center Full Day 8:55 AM - 3:10 PM
Elmwood School 8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Hopkins School 8:55 AM - 3:10 PM
Middle School 7:25 AM - 1:50 PM
High School 7:25 AM - 1:50 PM
Early Release Schedule
(No Lunch Served)
PreSchool 11:00 AM
HS and MS 11:25 AM
Elmwood 12:15 PM
Hopkins 12:55 PM
Center 12:55 PM
Half day K schedule varies see Center Website
Scheduled Early Dismissal Schedule
(No Lunch Served)  
HS and MS 10:45 AM
PreSchool 11:00 AM
Elmwood 11:25 AM
Hopkins 12:05 AM
Center 12:05 AM
Half day K schedule varies see Center Website 


  • April 21 through April 25 -  No School - Have a relaxing and safe April break!  See you on April 28th.

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  • Friday, April 18 - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

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  • Thursday, April 17- Day 4

    HOCKEY TEAM: There will be a meeting during RTI/Hiller Block today for any 8th grade girl interested in playing high school ice hockey in Grade 9 for the Hopkinton/Dover Cooperative High School Hockey Team.  Any 8th grade girl interested should ask her homeroom teacher to let her report to the Lecture Hall at 1:20 p.m. today.  If you have any questions, please touch base with Mr. Verra today or tomorrow during the school day.
    IGNITE APPLICANTS, you must see Mr. Kearney to sign up for an interview.  Interviews will occur on May 16.  You must sign up by May 9.


    DRAMA CLUB:  A reminder to all cast and crew of Jesus Christ Superstar that this week begin Pre-Production rehearsals!  Please double check the schedule, crews, to see when you are called as some crews but not all crews are called this week.  Cast, remember that we are running costumes this week as well. 


    SCIENCE FAIR CLUB will meet today until 2:30 p.m. in Ms. Smith's room.  


    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 


    Attention all students!  Please make sure you check the lost and found items in the cafeteria before leaving for school vacation on Thursday.  Please check the locker rooms as well.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

    Good luck to our own HMS marathon runners.  We wish you negative splits and achieving your personal goals as you cross the finish line.


    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.


    Monday, April 28 is a Day 5.

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  • Courtyard Project

    HMS Plant Sale to Benefit The Sky's the Limit

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  • April 14, 2014


    Dear Parents,

    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.


    Thank you,

    Alan M. Keller



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    Dear Parents,


    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


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  • April 10, 2014


    Dear Parents & Guardians,

    Upon arrival to school at 6:35 a.m. this morning, staff members noticed a burning odor in the building. The fire alarm was activated and fire and police quickly responded.  It was determined that the motor of an exhaust fan on the roof seized, heated up, and melted a belt resulting in the electrical and rubber smell. Currently, power to the unit has been shut off. 


    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.


    Thank you,


    Ann Benbenek

    Assistant Principal








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  • Grade 8 Override Forms Due
    Dear Grade 8 Parents,
    Just a reminder, the override deadline for your child's grade 9 classes next year is today.  All override paperwork is due into the high school main office or guidance by 2pm. Override forms are available on the High School website under Parents>Scheduling 2014-2015. 
    If you have any questions, please contact Katie Di Palma or Christine Brown.
    Evan Bishop

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  • March 28, 2014 

    Dear Grade 6 Parents:

    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.

    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


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  • Dear Parents/Guardians: 
    We are pleased to share the 2014 March volume of the Hiller Holler, our very own HMS newsletter.  To find out about all the interesting and exciting happenings taking place at the Middle School, please click on the link below:   
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  • 2014 Marathon Essay Contest
    The Hopkinton School District, the Desire to Inspire Initiative, the Alpha Omega Council, the 26.2 Foundation in association with the Consulate of Greece in Boston, are pleased to present the 2014 Marathon Essay Contest.
    All HMS students are invited to submit a typed entry of up to 250 words.

    The essay topic is:   It is the year 490 B.C.E. and the Persians are going to invade mainland Greece.  Explain why an Athenian citizen would join fellow Athenians on the plains of Marathon to defend their homeland.

    Students can acquire the essay guidelines, an entry form, and a brief bibliography of research materials  from their English teachers or their Social Studies, Geography, or World History teachers. 
    Entry forms and essays must be submitted no later than April 3rd for 7th and 8th graders and April 7th for 6th grade students.
    There will be three sixth grade winners and two contest winners from both the 7th and 8th grade.
    All winners and their families will be invited to attend the Greek Consul General's annual Wreath Ceremony on April 17, 2014 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Massachusetts State House, Great Hall. This is the event in which the Greek Consulate offers the Boston Athletic Association the wreaths used to crown the Boston Marathon winners.  
    All essay winners will be recognized and their names and excerpts from their essays will be published in the program of this wonderful and exciting event.
    Mr. Rockwood, one of our 7th grade English teachers and a member of the Desire to Inspire Advisory Committee, has offered to assist students with editing and revising their essays after school next week on Wednesday and Thursday.  

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  • Hopkinton Wellness and Summer Camp Fair
     Saturday, March 8th from 11 am to 2 pm
    at Hopkinton High School
    The 12th Annual Hopkinton Well Fair Partners with HPTA Summer Camp Fair for a day of Family Fun, Raffles, and Information!
    • 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 planning
    For more information, visit: http://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/Page/4853

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  • February 28, 2014

    Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:
    Yesterday, during Hiller Block, your son/daughter was given his/her Hopkinton High School 9th grade Course Selection Verification Form. This form contains a list of classes into which your son/daughter has been registered for 9th grade.  Please note that this is NOT a schedule for 9th grade. These courses may or may not match the course levels you entered into iPASS at the end of January. The Course Selection Chart that went home on January 24 was a list of course level recommendations for you to consider when requesting courses. Teachers were then asked to review and approve your selections by February 3. If the teacher agreed with your selection, this is what you will find on the Verification Form. If, however, your son/daughter’s teacher believed that a different course level was a better academic fit, you will find this course on the Verification Form.
    Please check over the list carefully and confirm that it contains all of the classes you would like your son/daughter to take next year. If you are satisfied with the courses listed, please sign and return the form to your son/daughter’s homeroom teacher no later than Monday, March 3rd.


    If you have a concern with any selection, please highlight the course on the Verification Form and write a note describing the concern.  Please return this form, along with the notes, to your son/daughter’s homeroom teacher no later than Monday, March 3rd.
    In addition, should you wish to pursue a level change (college prep/honors), you will need to fill out a Course Override Request Form. Override Forms can be picked up outside the MS Guidance Office as well as online:
    Forms need to be turned into the MS Guidance Office no later than Tuesday, April 1st, for consideration. Requests for overrides are facilitated by the High School Assistant Principal and will be handled between April 3-April 11.  During that time, you will be contacted to discuss the override.  Important Note: Please do not contact Grade 8 teachers as they no longer have access to make changes in iPASS.  


    If you have any questions about the scheduling process or timeline, please do not hesitate to contact Middle School Counselors Christine Brown (cbrown@hopkinton.k12.ma.us) or Katie DiPalma (kdipalma@hopkinton.k12.ma.us).



    Evan Bishop                                                         Alan Keller

    HS Principal                                                         MS Principal

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Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Tel: (508) 497-9830
Fax: (508) 497-9803
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