May 9th - May 13th

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Upcoming Schedule:

Monday 5/9 - B Day

Tuesday 5/10 - C Day

  • Flex Block

Wednesday 5/11 - D Day

Thursday 5/12 - E Day

  • Flex Block

Friday 5/13 - F Day

  • Early Release (see schedule below)
  • Senior Prom
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COVID Updates

The CDC updated the community level for Middlesex County to "High".


They recommend:


With many upcoming events including senior prom, please continue to be careful when it comes to COVID.


If student or staff members are in need of masks, there are KN95s available in the Nurse's Office.

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Hopkinton Women's Club Awards

Two Hopkinton High School students were honored by the Hopkinton Women's Club on April 27 at their annual awards luncheon. The picture below shows Hopkinton Women's Club president and former president, Doris Early and Nancy Tarsi, with Junior Endeavor Award recipient Arianna Shaefer and Mary McDonough Service Award recipient Saibhaskar Gudempati.

Congratulations to Sai and Arianna!

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CLASS OF 2022

Senior Boat Cruise - REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 6th

Seniors: Registration for the Senior Boat Cruise in Boston is open from now until May 6th!


Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 6 PM to 10 PM out of the Boston Seaport

Tickets to this event cost $25.

This event is for seniors in the HHS Class of 2022 only!


Seniors should meet at HHS no later than 4:30 PM on 6/1. Coach buses will be leaving promptly due to commuter traffic getting into the city at this time of day. The buses are scheduled to drop students back off at the high school around 11:00 PM.


After you sign up on this form, in order to solidify your spot, please bring $25 cash or check (made payable to HHS Student Activities, with Class of 2022 in the notes) to Ms. Breen in A312, Mr. Golden in A301a, or to a class officer ASAP. Please make sure your cash or check is in an envelope or includes a note with your name on it!


Suggested attire for this event: casual dresses, nice pants, shirt and tie, sandals, or nice shoes. High heels are not recommended as the boat does not allow anyone to go barefoot at any time, so prepare accordingly.

Senior Prom

Seniors, we hope you are getting excited for prom coming up on Friday, 5/13! Please refer to this Frequently Asked Questions Google doc (linked below) for all the info you need to know about the prom and post prom night! If you still have any questions, reach out to any class officers or advisors!

Senior Prom Music

If you have any requests for our prom DJ, please add them to this form by May 6th at the latest! The DJ will be able to take song requests at prom, but filling out this form ahead of time will be helpful for him in creating our event playlist.

Senior Post Prom

GOT GAS? You could...buy post prom tickets now and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gas card.


The Breakfast Club @ IHOPkinton Senior Post Prom tickets are on sale now!


Each Wednesday, we will draw the name of one student signed up for Senior Post Prom to receive a Shell gas gift card.


The earlier you purchase your tickets, the more chances you have to win Shell Gas Gift Cards.


Senior Post Prom Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased by visiting at https://www.hopsenior2022.com/post-prom


Post Prom runs from 10:30PM - 2AM, and includes a late-night IHOP extravaganza, door prizes, activities, hypnotist, laser tag, cool games, photo booth, and more! Not enough hours to enjoy all that is to be enjoyed!

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Post Prom Tickets

Purchase a Post Prom Ticket and receive a FREE chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A. Already purchased a ticket? No worries, you get a FREE chicken sandwich too!
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CLASS OF 2023

CLASSES OF 2024 & 2025

Six Flags Day Trip: Freshman & Sophomores

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 from 12:00-8:00 (the second to last day of school)

HOW TO SIGN UP AND PAY: Rooms A217 or A111

PAYMENT ACCEPTED: Check made out to activities-2024/25 (choose your class)

COST PER PERSON: Tickets are $75 per person. If you are unable to come because of this cost, please reach out to Mr. Spiegel at sspiegel@hopkinton.k12.ma.us.

FOOD: Lunch will be eaten before we board the buses! You can bring credit cards to buy food inside the park.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Seniors: There are scholarships for every student! Feel free to contact Mrs. O’Loughlin in the Counseling Office (coloughlin@hopkinton.k12.ma.us) if you would like any assistance in finding scholarships that meet your specific qualifications.

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Career (Flex Block) Seminars: May 10 and 12 (via Zoom)

May 10: Graphic Design

Katie Wilson (HHS grad) just took a new job as Design Manager at Wayfair where she’s working on designing some category shopping pages and homepage banners for Wayfair and will be working on editorial emails and social media in the future. Before that, Katie spent 7 years as the senior graphic designer for Saucony (a company that makes athletic shoes and clothing) where she worked on advertising in coordination with the marketing team. Katie can discuss a typical day, the design process and discuss the things she needs to take into consideration for international (vs. U.S.) ads. Katie can also share the rewards/challenges of the job, various art programs in the area, how to build a portfolio, the option of certification programs (Mass Art) and the skills needed in the profession. THIS SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM.


May 12: Tech Entrepreneur

Have you ever thought of an idea for a company or software program but wondered if it’s a good idea or don’t know what to do next? Then you should talk to Jon Clark! Jon is currently the CTO of Trade Hounds but has been writing software programs and creating (and selling) companies since he was a teenager.


Jon was described by the Boston Business Journal as a “code warrior” and “software wizard”. According to the article: “As a teenager, he created software that enabled newspapers to standardize their newly digitized fonts and sold part of its code to Adobe, setting the stage for the Acrobat program many consumers use today. At age 15 he was hired by Interlingual Technologies, a linguistics translation company later bought by Lionbridge, where he made cross-platform programs never seen before and led teams of engineers twice his age.” (https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2006/08/21/story5.html) After Lionbridge, he created Sine-Wave which was later purchased by John Deere and his story continues from there.


How does he do it? Jon’s focus when thinking about starting a company is how software can be used to solve real-world problems. Talk to Jon about how he keeps track of all of his ideas, his previous or current work, how he decides which ‘real world problem(s)’ he wants to tackle next or simply get advice about what to do with your next great idea.


How do you sign up?

FOR THE FLEX BLOCK SESSIONS, sign up using the ADAPTIVE SCHEDULER in Powerschool. Sessions are listed under "Courses" as "Admin-Career Workshop" with each seminar limited to 25 students. Then, during the Flex Block period simply go to the assigned room. Once there, simply log in using the zoom link provided in the adaptive scheduler. PLEASE BRING HEADPHONES.


Upcoming Flex Block Sessions


May 17: Material Science Engineer: Ashley Kaiser


May 19: James Coles: Environmental Scientist


May 24: Mass Bay Community College Admissions Director


May 26: Lawyer: Christian Franklin


NOTE: If a teacher requests you during Flex Block or you are expected to attend a class meeting or assembly you cannot attend the career seminar during that Flex Block. Any questions? Email Mrs. Lechtanski.

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HHS Varsity Baseball

Our Hiller Varsity Baseball team had the opportunity to play at Fenway on Friday, April 29th against Medway. Take a look at some of the pictures below. Thank you to all that attended. What an amazing experience!
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HPS Annual Night for the Arts

Dear Hopkinton High School Students & Families,


On behalf of the Hopkinton Public Schools Art Department, I cordially invite you to the Annual Night for the Arts. Please join us at our opening reception on Thursday, May 19, 2022 starting at 6:00PM in the Hopkinton High School atrium and art wing as well as the Brown Gym entrance of Hopkinton Middle School. In addition to the 6th through 12th grade artwork, select pieces from Hopkins, Elmwood and Marathon Elementary Schools will be on display at the high school.


Come and enjoy a night dedicated to the arts and view hundreds of pieces from Photography, Ceramics, Studio Art, Digital Art, Fab Lab, etc. And catch a few performances from the One Act Play Festival. We hope you join us in celebrating the success of our art students and staff members who make this all possible!


Sincerely,

Colleen Sweet Gianino

Visual Art Subject Matter Leader, K-12

cgianino@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

Follow us on Twitter @HopArts

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Call for Art!

Submission and applications due to Mrs. G. by June 7, 2022

Please discuss this opportunity with your parents/guardians.

See the attached application.


More info on the exhibition from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts website: Join Jamaal Eversley and his student-curated show based on the Bold and Beautiful Exhibition for adults. The artwork will focus on the students distinctive, recognizable personality traits. What makes you proud to be you? What makes you feel blessed? This exhibition is providing students a public outlet for expression and communal participation. This exhibition is an opportunity for students’ to broaden their creative horizons while earning local recognition during the exhibition. The goal is to foster confidence of young artists plus give them the opportunity to be recognized for their creative achievements and for what makes them “Bold & Beautiful."

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Host Family Opportunities

As many of you know our school district invites international students to attend

Hopkinton High School each school year. This exciting initiative is part of the school

district's efforts to expand its global education program. For the past years, these

dynamic international students have engaged our community and formed relationship

that go well beyond our school building.


To make this program a success, we need local host families starting in September

2022 and we have two students seeking host families now. Welcoming an international

student into your home is like gaining a son or daughter! The relationship you build with

your student can last a lifetime as you become their “home away from home.” It’s hard

to teach children important life lessons such as acceptance, tolerance and the power of

diversity. Hosting an international student is a great way to fill your home with joy and

laughter while realizing that what makes us different can also bring us together.


To attract host families, we are working with Educatius Group, our corporate partner on

this program. Educatius encourages all families to apply to become a host family –

families with young children, no children, and/or high school age children.


To ensure that this initiative is a success, Educatius provides the following resources:

1. A generous monthly stipend paid to all host families

2. An orientation program for the international students and host families

3. Host family and student support, available twenty-four hours a day


Our International Students:

1. Are fully insured

2. Are between ages 14 – 18

3. Have their own spending money

4. Speak English

5. Maintain strong GPA


To meet our goals, we now need your help. If you are interested in providing a culturally

enriching experience for your family, our international guests, and the students at

Hopkinton, please contact Vicky.kan@educatius.org or call/text 617-970-1999.


There are 2 profiles of students looking for homes below.

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Honoring Juneteenth - Bookmark Design Contest

Although it's been celebrated by many throughout the U.S. for over 150 years, Juneteenth--which commemorates the emancipation of American slaves--was officially made a federal holiday in June of 2021. In recognition of this important date, the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women is hosting a bookmark design contest for all students attending Middle and High School located in the MetroWest region.


Students are encouraged to design a colorful and informative bookmark that celebrates and educates others about Juneteenth. (Any images or test you use should be your own.) Winners will be announced the end of May and will receive a prize of $25. Additionally, we will print, donate and deliver the winning student's bookmarks to his/her school--one for each member of their school community. Bookmarks should be 2" x 7" in size.


Please email submissions to metrowestcommission@gmail.com by May 27. (Be sure to include your full name, grade and the name of your school.)

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Boston Leadership Institute

The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer program for high-achieving teens. Since 2011, BLI has provided unique, engaging, and valuable opportunities to thousands of students from around the United States and the world. Led by highly qualified and decorated teachers and professors from the Boston area, the ever-expanding BLI lineup covers Medicine, Engineering, Business, and Science.


BLI offers one-week and three-week options, both of which provide students with hands-on lab experience that is rarely accessible to them in school. The subject matter is challenging and exciting, and students gain important credentials to include on college applications.


Here are links that provide an overview to the different programs:



To apply, go to www.BostonLeadershipInstitute.com

Questions? Email info@bostonleadershipinstitute.com or call (781) 431-2514.

Dual Enrollment at MassBay

Want to take a FREE college course this Summer and receive college and high school credits?


The Massachusetts Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) provides opportunities for Massachusetts high school students to take college-level courses for free and earn credit toward high school completion and their future college degrees. MassBay Community College is offering FREE college-level courses this summer for juniors and seniors only at our identified partner high schools.


Classes will be held remotely from July 11 - August 19, 2022.*


Learn More! Information sessions will be held remotely on:

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 6:30pm

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 4:00pm

Register for information sessions at: CLICK LINK


To see more information about the courses available, check out the flier below.

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Mother's Day Fundraiser

Check out a fundraiser below supporting the Class of 2022. You can order using the link below the descriptions.

Relay for Life 2022

Sign up and raise $100 prior to the event to participate for free

Or sign up night of with a $10 entry fee.

Opening Ceremony begins at 5pm & the first games (lawn games, team competitions, etc) begin at 5:30.

There will be prizes and food!

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HHS Garden Club

Looking for donations of gardening supplies! Supplies we could use include gardening gloves, aprons, soil, trowels, seeds, and terracotta pots! Donations can be dropped off in our bin located at the main entrance. Monetary donations also appreciated (cash/checks). All donations go towards club funding!


Are you a student interested in joining? Fill out this form!

email sbilodeau@hillers.org if you have any questions

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Tutoring for a Better Tomorrow

Are you interested in tutoring students from different states? Tutoring for a better tomorrow needs you! We want to help children have access to quality education! You can be the one to help make this dream a reality. Please fill out this google form if interested.
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Hopkinton Youth & Family Services

To register for May events, click or follow this link.


Virtual 5/10/2022 - Laura Stack/Johnny's ambassadors

Laura Stack, the founder of Johnny's Ambassadors, will be discussing the loss of her son, Johnny, the dangers of today's potent marijuana on adolescent brain development, and the connect of youth marijuana use to mental illness and suicide.

7:00-8:30


In Person 5/11/2022 - QPR

3 in person options available.


Virtual 5/16/2022

2 virtual options available.


More information for June event and registration coming soon


In Person 6/1/2022 - Mental Health Collaborative Mental Health Literacy Training for Parents

Save the date: 7:00-9:00 PM Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main Street, Large meeting room


In Person 6/8/2022 - Families for Depression Awareness: Family Wellness: Addressing Stress and Depression

Save the date: For Parents 7:00-9:00 PM Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main Street, Large meeting room


In Person 6/9/2022 - Stress Survival Guide for Teens

Save the date: For Teens 7:00-9:00 PM Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main Street, Large meeting room

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Hopkinton Youth & Family Services

Enjoy Prom & Graduation Season

But remember, this can be both a wonderful time of year, as well as a time of increased risk for teens. In fact, the highest risk of first-time alcohol use occurs in the Prom & Graduation season.


Here are some ways to keep your family safe:

• Talk openly about substance use with your teen. Be clear that you do not want your teen to use alcohol or other drugs. Talk about ways to have fun without drinking or using drugs.

• Talk about the risks of substance use and establish clear family rules and expectations about substance use, driving, and curfew.

• Be sure they understand the consequences of violating the rules.

• Talk about peer pressure, ways to say no to substance use, and strategies for avoiding tricky situations with peers.

• Provide your support and encouragement. Acknowledge that the teen years are both wonderful and challenging. Praise their good decision making and let them know you are there when they need you.

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Project Just Because

Project Just Because, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping families in MA, is looking for high school volunteers for their spring cleaning fundraiser. Volunteers will drive to different houses in Hopkinton and do yard work like raking leaves and spreading mulch. They need volunteers on April 30, May 1, May 7, May 14, and May 21. If you are interested, please fill out this spreadsheet and google form.
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Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention

The Dangerous TRUTH About Today’s MARIJUANA: Johnny Stack's Life & Death Story


Tuesday, May 10th

7:00 - 8:30 PM

This is a virtual presentation


Addressing teen mental health and substance use is a priority. Ashland's Decisions at Every Turn Coalition and our regional partners are honored to have Laura Stack share her personal story with our community members. We encourage parents & other caring adults to join us for Laura's virtual presentation followed by a Q&A.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for ages 18+


*Learn about the high-potency marijuana products used by today’s youth

*Discover the effect of THC on adolescent and teen brain development

*See the results of legalizing medical marijuana for 18-year-old’s in Colorado

*Understand how adolescent marijuana use can lead to mental illness and psychosis

*Understand the connection between marijuana and suicide in youth

The Dangerous Truth About Marijuana is a call for parents to educate themselves about the risks of today’s high-THC marijuana products and to better understand the potentially devastating effects on youth mental health.


The direct link to register for the event is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2394555328003406094

To learn more about Johnny's Ambassadors: https://johnnysambassadors.org/

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Hopkinton Council on Aging

Help Make Your Community Dementia Friendly

Wednesday May 18, 4-5:30 pm

Hopkinton Public Library


Attend the one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session, suitable for adults of all ages and

children in middle school and older. You’ll learn the five key messages, the different types of

dementia and their impact, and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. You'll also learn

about the extensive resources and support that is available to help people with living thrive and

have a fulfilling life.


Turn your new understanding of dementia into practical action that can help someone with

dementia living in our community. Actions can be as big or as small as you choose – because

every action counts!


Everybody can help make their community a safer and supportive place for people living with

dementia and their care partners.


Please reserve your seats by calling the Hopkinton Senior Center (508) 497-9730. The session

is open to residents of all towns. If you have questions or want additional information, please

email Sam Docknevich at sdocknevich@gmail.com.

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Hopkinton Pride Parade

2nd Annual Pride Parade 2022

Sunday June 19th 2:00pm-5:30pm

School Loop Road

For event details and out T-Shirt campaign go to: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org/events/celebrating-pride

The Hopkinton Freedom Team in partnership with Hopkinton Youth Commission and Hopkinton Youth & Family Services are hosting the 2nd ANNUAL PRIDE PARADE 2022 on Sunday, June 19th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

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