October 2022 District Newsletter
💬 A Message from our Superintendent 💬
I continue to be honored to learn more about the Hingham community. Last Friday, I had the enormous pleasure of spending the afternoon with a couple hundred students and their families at the Hingham High School Unified Basketball game. It was one of those moments you just enjoy fully because you are watching our young people be at their best. We were treated to an amazing performance by the Dance Team. Their smiles were contagious. We were witnesses to the banner unveiling for Hingham High School that was honored for National Banner recognition from the Special Olympics.. In a spirited game against their opponents, there were no winners or losers but just basketball, collaboration, and community. This joyful, youthful energy was on full display during a half time dance party that included both teams and members of the audience.
On Sunday, I was able to stop by the Hingham Art Walk. I had the opportunity to watch several musical numbers from the upcoming production of the Music Man that will feature our middle and high school students. There was so much activity around the kid’s craft table as well as many of our young people tried to sell their own crafts. A community came together to honor the arts, and it was a reminder of how the arts can also bring us together.
After the challenges of the past two years, it was amazing to see our young people and the community as a whole come together to celebrate each other and our collective accomplishments. Let’s continue to support each other and our young people as we rebuild and heal from the past two years of the pandemic.
Dr. Margaret Adams
📝 Survey 📝
Throughout the year, we will share these short one question survey questions to gather your feedback.
Please fill out this one question survey to tell us what your top three hopes and dreams for the Hingham Public Schools.
🗓️ Upcoming Dates 🗓️
🏫 November 1 - Special Town Meeting - 7 pm, Hingham High School
🕛 November 2 - Early Release - See early release times HERE
🏫 November 8 - State Election
🇺🇸 November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School
🕛 November 16 - Elementary Only - Early Release - See early release times HERE
🕛 November 23 - Early Release - See early release times HERE
🦃 November 24/25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
🎭 December 1-4 - The Music Man, HHS Drama @ HMS
A Message From Our School Nurses
As you may know, there has been a surge of viral illnesses among children this fall, and health care experts predict it may get worse this winter. This “trifecta” of respiratory illnesses being seen all across the country and in hospitals is RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID 19, and the flu. Those especially hard hit are very young children and infants, as well as the elderly and those who are immunocompromised. While there is no vaccine for RSV, there are effective vaccines for both COVID 19 and the flu. It has been found that most children hospitalized with severe illness are either unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and/or the flu. We recommend that you discuss vaccinating your children with your healthcare provider, to keep them and our school community healthy and safe. Please see the links below for further information about these illnesses.
Thank you and stay well.
Hingham Public School Nurses
✨ October Spotlight ✨
📰 HPS News 📰
🎉 October 2nd was National Custodian Day 🎉
🌟 October is National Principals Month 🌟
🔨 Foster School Building Project 🔨
HPS has released a series of videos as well as other educational materials on the Foster School Building Project. Click the link below to learn more.
Why Hingham High School?
Hingham High School offers a variety of both academic and extracurricular activities to meet a wide range of student interests. Our students are achieving excellence academically, in the arts, and on the athletic field.
See the infographic below to learn more about Hingham High School's offerings as well as notable accomplishments from students and faculty.
Bullying Intervention Plan
Our school district is committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from bullying and cyberbullying. This commitment is an integral part of our comprehensive efforts to promote learning and to prevent and eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that can impede the learning process.
Below you will find links to our Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan as well as an Anonymous Bullying Reporting Form.
Please continue to monitor your child’s health and use the COVID-19 guidelines to continue to help keep our community safe and healthy. See below for the current COVID-19 guidance.