HHS Student Memo
Week of November 21st - November 25th
Monday, November 21st: B Day
Tuesday, November 22nd: C Day
- Flex Block
Wednesday, November 23rd: D Day
- Early Dismissal (See below for schedule)
Thursday, November 24th: NO SCHOOL
- Thanksgiving Day
Study Hall Reminders
These are reminders for study halls in the library and cafeteria.
- Sign in at the beginning of the period so accurate attendance can be taken otherwise you may be marked absent
- If your teacher is out, please write their name when signing to the cafeteria.
- Write your name as legibly as possible to assist in taking attendance
- All students must sign in and stay in the study hall locations - NOT the high tops or in the halls
October Student of the Month Winner
Our October Student of the Month Winner is senior Rowan Smith!
Here are some of the wonderful things that staff had to say about Rowan:
- "He has shown tremendous leadership during his time in the cafeteria, He's respectable to his teachers and also to his peers. Time and time again he has done tasks without even being asked, and has also encouraged his friends to do so."
- "A very kind, polite, genuine, thoughtful student at HHS. He has gotten more and more kind every year. If every kid could be as nice as Rowan, the world would be a better place."
- "I see Rowan in the hallways and in the cafeteria where he is always showing off his kindness to others, helps out with pushing in chairs and cleaning up others trash without ever being asked to do so. He has been able to lead others in doing the same by being an example. Rowan always has a smile and a hello when passing in the halls."
- "He has shown a pension for leadership as well as being courteous, friendly. The leadership quality has been an influence on others. He, from day one, was a leader in the cafeteria by cleaning up after himself and others. This has been great for all of us in the cafeteria."
- "I have had the pleasure of witnessing Rowan's compassion for others in class. He is friendly and kind and is always willing to help others at his table."
- "Rowan is always so kind and a great help in the cafeteria when so many other children walk away. Rowan is right there with a smile cleaning up others' mess. He always says hello to everyone and is all around a fantastic kid."
Congratulations, Rowan! And thank you to ReMax and the HPTO for sponsoring this award!
Class of 2025
Class Dues: All class dues should now be paid through myschoolbucks - no more checks. Sophomore class dues are $50 until November 30th. After November 30th, they increase to $60.
Class of 2026
A friendly reminder to all that class of 2026 dues cost $50.00, and they are due by 11/30. After 11/30, dues will increase to $60.00. All class dues should now be paid through myschoolbucks. Please let your class advisors, Ms. Roach and Mr. Lavender, know if you have any questions!
Social Advocacy Club
What we will do: Raise awareness and educate about real-world problems such as lack of access to education, drunk driving, climate change, and many more. We will provide impactful opportunities for students such as volunteering and fundraising for charitable organizations while enabling them to come up with possible solutions.
Every Thursday starting December 1st @2:30 in room A301
Fill out this form if you are interested!
This November we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Check out the beautiful display outside the Cafeteria sponsored by the HHS Diversity Club. As you celebrate Thanksgiving, please reflect on the fact that Hopkinton is built on lands once inhabited by Native Americans. “Hopkinton was one of the original Indian Praying Towns [Megunko Plantation],’’ said Ray Gendreau, program director for the Hopkinton Historical Society.
Best Buddies Unified Club
Best Buddies Unified Club
Fall Kickoff meeting
Join us for Fall and Thanksgiving Themed Activities
Marginal Literary Magazine
Marginal wishes to congratulate the winners of our 2022 Poetry Contest. We had 50 submissions, which is an all-time high for us. Honorable Mentions go to Natalie Bouffard and Delaney Doyle for their sonnets, both of which scored very well with the editing staff. Our second runner-up this year was Piyusha Majgaonkar for the poem, "There Must Be Something Wrong with Me." Our runner-up was Maggie Joyce for her poem titled Chloe's Verse, Part One.
And the winner of our contest this year was May Chen for her poem Blue Hour.
The editors wish to thank everyone who submitted, and congratulate our top poets!
History Club is a place where we talk, learn, and argue about history. We will primarily be doing simulations and meet Mondays after school in room A206. If you want to learn more, click on this link that takes you to our website
Come join the Business / Investment Club!!! We meet Tuesdays after school in Room C205 from 2:30-3:30. Bring your own angles/interests/ideas for activities - generally, we meet to discuss interesting trends and topics in business management and development, and we also incorporate a working knowledge of the financial markets and conduct simulated stock trading contests. The goal is to experience real-world business management and development and learn from it.
The Niche Hop Shop
The EXCEL Program’s NICHE HOP shop is ready to take your design and turn it into buttons for your club, event, or help share a positive message.
Email us for details: email@example.com
2022 MA Lions Youth Speech Contest
Topic: Environmental Crisis: Fact or Fiction?
Hopkinton Lions Club Level Competition
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The Youth Speech Competition provides an opportunity for students to speak publicly and freely on a designated topic of general interest. It starts at the Hopkinton Lions Club level and proceeds through several levels of competition ending several months later with a state-wide competition. In between there are zone, region, and district levels of competitions where the winner of each level has the opportunity to proceed to the next level.
Each contestant will be judged on delivery, effectiveness and text of speech. Each speech should last no less than five (5) minutes and no longer than eight (8) minutes.
Prizes: Hopkinton Lions Club level Winner - $200 / Runner-up - $100
Zone, Region and District levels of competition - at the discretion of District Governor.
State Competition level - $1,500 to the winner and $500 to each runner up.
To be eligible: Student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade, reside in or attend school in Hopkinton, and give the speech in English
To register for the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Town of Residence
Dataplaces: Geographic Data in Your Community
Dataplaces: Geographic Data in Your Community
An Enrichment Course for High School Students
Saturday, December 10, 2022: 11 am to 1 pm
Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
Main Branch in Copley Square
How do maps encourage us to think about distance? Is this different from how you experience distance? Where do borders and boundaries—around neighborhoods, cities—begin and end? How are these made and how do these areas affect our sense of belonging? How can design help us better see ourselves and our communities?
This enrichment course, designed for students in grades 9-12, will introduce students to key concepts in mapping and data science using examples drawn from Boston—no experience needed! Students will develop informed perspectives on the relationship between widespread data collection and democracy; how political geography and geographic data relates to urban service provision; methods for measuring time and distance; and the tools designers use to tell stories with maps.
Participants will receive a $25 gift card - be sure to register via the provided link!
This enrichment course was developed with the Data + Feminism Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was supported by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab.
Looking for volunteer hours? Help reorganize the bookshelves during your Study Hall at the Library! See Mrs. Abraham for more details.
Women in Science and Technology Program
Boston College Presents Women in Science and Technology Program 2023. In the winter of 2023, we will be running a free program for high school girls interested in the STEM field. For four consecutive Saturdays starting January 21, 2023, we will be running experiments ranging from biology to computer science to neuroscience every Saturday at BC, and we are so excited to offer this opportunity to your students once again! Food is provided each week and the girls will have an exciting opportunity to present what they have learned to their families and peers at the end of the program. Students accepted into the program will have the chance to experience a glimpse into life as a college STEM student and will have opportunities to explore campus with their mentors. We will also have speaker panels for students to hear from undergraduate researchers and other women in the field! Registration deadline is 12/22/22.
CIEE Global Navigator: High School Study Abroad
This summer, choose your adventure abroad!
Language - Science - Leadership - Arts - Business - International Relations
Picture yourself in one of 30 amazing destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America or Africa.
Our immersive programs are three to four weeks long and combine experiential classes led by local experts with excursions you won't want to miss. Gain independence and new friends along the way! This is the summer you'll remember forever.
Don't miss out! Apply by December 1 for a chance to win a free flight!
Learn more at ciee.org/summeradventure
For Juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October:
Your scores should be ready on December 6th. They will be posted online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.
If you provided your email address on your answer sheet on test day, you’ll receive an email notifying you of when your scores are available. The email will have a unique access code that will connect you to your scores online.
If you didn’t provide an email address on your answer sheet on test day, you can still access your scores online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.
Note: In either instance, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll be asked to set up a free College Board account before you can view your scores by going to www.collegeboard.org.
Please see your counselor if you have any questions regarding your scores or score report!
Marginal Literary Magazine Art Contest
MARGINAL ART CONTEST
DUE: The Tuesday after Midterms
Anyone may submit using this Google Form. All media welcome. Multiple submissions encouraged Win Prizes! Get published in HHS's Award-winning Literary Magazine!
Hopkinton "H” Hillers Garden Flags are now available!
They are a great way to show your town and school spirit!
Show your Hillers pride with the new Hopkinton "H" Hillers Garden Flag! Hillers Garden Flags are 18" x 12" and come with a stake and wind clip. All orders will be delivered within 7 days of purchase.
You can purchase the flags for $25.00 each online (https://hopkintonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/208399) or venmo Amy Arthur (@askwaired)
** Proceeds support the Class of 2024 Post-Prom and Senior Dinner Dance events
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
The Teen Wheel Experience!
Come and learn the basics of making pottery on the potter's wheel! The workshop includes all materials, firing and glazing. This week-long workshop is great for beginners and intermediate ceramics students.
The class is co-taught by: Hana Reilly and Cheska Komissar
Time: 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Dates: 12/12–12/16, 2022
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer another year of our very successful ski program to the students of Hopkinton!
The High School program is for students in grades 9-12
Participants ski at Wachusett Mountain on Sunday evenings, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 & 26 2023
Bus Passes are available through Parks and Recreation for $120
Lift ticket purchases and equipment rentals are made directly through Mt. Wachusett after registering at hopkintonrec.org. The invoice for the bus pass will contain the access code needed to purchase your discounted lift badge.
• Lift ticket: $143. After December 1 the cost increases to $173
• Ski or snowboard rental: $108
• Helmet rental: $27
• Six week one hour lessons: $89
Any questions regarding Tickets, Rental Equipment and Lessons can be answered by calling Group Sales at Wachusett Mountain: 978-464-2300 x3500
Please go to HopkintonRec.org for more information