Hopkinton High School 2023 - 2024
Week of November 20th - November 24th
Hello Hopkinton High, here's the latest HHS Today episode with lots of timely, important, and interesting content. We hope you enjoy it. We congratulate all the teams and the drama students, (yes, you'll see some Mean Girls here), and as always, thanks for watching and liking the shows!
Be sure to check out our HHS Library Media Website! You have access to research databases, our library inventory, and many more informative and helpful sites!
Library Hours are now Monday - Thursday, 7am - 3pm, and Friday, 7:25am - 3pm
Class of 2026
Support the Class of 2026 by buying cookie dough from Rebecca's Nut-Free! Right in time for the holidays, you can easily bake the pre-made dough at home. All cookie dough boxes are Nut-Free and there are many options to accomodate for gluten, diary, egg, and soy allergies!
Each box costs $25 and contain 24-36 cookies depending on kit.
Orders will be available for pick-up on December 18th, and home delivery options are available too.
See order form below to get your cookies!
Your Class Officers Andy, Kaitlyn, Ellie, and Madi
Looking for an after school job? Did you know that HHS has a Job Board with postings of local businesses looking for help?
The board is located just past the cafeteria on the right. There are listings for banks, daycares, businesses, etc. Postings are constantly being added. Take a look at the board if you are looking for extra cash!
Upcoming College Visits
Juniors & Seniors-
Here is a list of colleges coming to visit in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity to meet with college admissions officers (often the person reading your application) and ask questions you may have about the school and gain valuable information from the rep.
Please go to your Naviance Student Account to register or see the entire list of colleges coming this fall. Remember, you must get permission from your teacher if you are missing a class. It will be up to you to make up any missed work.
All college visits will be held in the Counseling Office.
DATE TIME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
11/21/23 11:45 AM Westfield State University
11/28/23 11:45 AM Keene State College
HHS Jewish Union
Hopkinton High School is so excited to announce the start of the Jewish Union Chapter. We are planning to meet every Wednesday after school from 2:30-3:15 in Room A106. Everyone is welcome! Come support your Jewish friends!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to…
Be sure to follow our Instagram @jewish_union_hhs for more updates and information!!
GEM (Gender Equity Movement) Club
Period and Hygiene Products Donation Drive!
Help Ghanaian Girls and Residents of Massachusetts by supporting Worth a Life Ghana and Hope & Comfort!
Come to any of the Mean Girls’ Shows with your items to donate! We will also have a box setup next week.
-Sulfate Free Shampoo
-Shaving Supplies (razors, shaving creams, etc)
This week the Diversity Club held a bake sale, "A Sweet Taste of the Middle East" to raise money for local non-profit organizations that support diversity issues. The sale was the brainchild of Junior, Ayah Kurdi. Ayah and her very generous mom and aunt, baked last Saturday, and all day Sunday, followed by beautifully packaging each item with the help of Anna Noroian. The fundraiser raised over $500 !!! We are so grateful to everyone who purchased sweets to support us, to Ayah and her family, and to the Diversity Club members who helped sponsor this event.
Quiz Bowl & Trivia Club
On October 21st, Hopkinton High School hosted the Mayflower Cup II Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament. Sophomores Abhishek Vijay, Jacob Dold, Ishan Ramesh, Alexander Stephan and Pranamya Keshkamat represented Hopkinton in the tournament, and the team finished 5th out of 22 teams in Massachusetts. In individual rankings Abhishek Vijay finished in 5th place out of 90 places. A special thanks to Mr. Challinor for making this event possible.
On Nov 4th, the Hopkinton NAQT team competed in Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Fall invitational tournament held at Cony High School in Augusta, ME. Hopkinton finished in first place and qualified for the National Quiz Bowl Championship Tournament, which will be held in Atlanta from May 24 to May 26. Sophomores Abhishek Vijay and Ishan Ramesh finished within the top 5 individual rankings.
HHS Production Club
Are you interested in controlling...
- Robotic Cameras
- Audio Mixers
- Video Switchers
- or LED Lighting for school & town events published to HCAM-ED?
Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Production Crew at HHS!
HHS Today - Production Crew
This year TV Club is back with a new name: Production Crew! We'll start with regular meetings one day after school, reviewing stories and writing scripts, pre-production planning and everything else that this will take. After that, we'll see what the production calls for and maybe schedule a
Marginal Literary Magazine
HHS Marginal Presents: THE 2023 SHORT STORY CONTEST
Marginal is currently accepting all submissions to a short story contest
All entries will be considered for publication.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 22
All are welcome, multiple submissions are encouraged. Submit your work to email@example.com
Top entries will win prizes, including a $25 Amazon Gift Card, Starbucks Cards
Deadline for Poetry Contest: October 2 Deadline for Short Story Contest: November 23 Deadline for written submissions for the 2024 magazine: The Tuesday after February Break We accept all styles of written material: Short fiction, poetry, translations, essays, excerpts from longer pieces There are two ways to submit original written works to Marginal: 1) Email...
Project Just Because & Community Service Club
Hi everybody! We wanted to let you know about a volunteering opportunity, the Fall Leaf Raking Fundraiser organized by Project Just Because. More information is available on the sign-up sheet linked here. Make sure to add all the dates and times you are free. If you would like, you can also sign up to volunteer with your friends! We will reach out to you about a week in advance with details when we need volunteers. You will be working with a group of PJB student board members, and this will count for volunteer hours. Thank you!
Environmental Action Club
Environmental Action Club is collecting single-use plastic bags!
We need to collect 1000lbs of plastic BAGS to receive a free bench! Place your emptied and clean plastic ziplock, bubblewrap, shopping bags, cereal bags, produce bags... in one of our 3 bins (Foyer & Library).
Office of Massachusetts State Representative James Arena-DeRosa Summer Internship
The Office of Massachusetts State Representative James Arena-DeRosa is seeking highly motivated individuals to apply to the summer internship program at the State House.
Ideal candidates are organized, professional, and responsible individuals that thrive in a fast-paced work environment. An unpaid internship at the State House is a wonderful opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Beacon Hill and the legislative process. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings, committee hearings, and lectures of personal interest.
Internships are available on a full or part time basis for the Summer of 2024. Internships will generally begin in May and end in August but are flexible depending on an individual’s circumstances. Interns typically work 3 days a week, Tuesday through Thursday.
For more information, including responsibilities and application requirements, please see the attachment below.
The application period opens January 1st.
BC Women in Science and Technology Program
WST is a program for high school girls in order to help increase exposure to STEM fields. The program takes place on Boston College's campus and is led by undergraduate students with various STEM majors. Each Saturday for one month, selected high school students will perform experiments, listen to talks from professionals (including one from Dr. O'Day, the founder of WST), go on campus tours, make mentor-mentee connections, and more! The dates for this year's 2024 program are January 20, January 27, February 3, and February 10 and runs from 10AM-3PM. The program will conclude with a banquet where the students can share what they have learned with family and friends.
There is no cost for attendance. However, spots are limited to around ~50 students. Those who have not participated in WST before will be prioritized.
Instructions: Please fill out this form to the best of your ability; all of the questions are required. This application is so that we can get to know you; nothing you put on this form will hurt your chances of being admitted! Only submit this form once; if you believe you filled it out incorrectly email us so that we do not have duplicate applications. Applications are due December 15th.
We look forward to receiving your applications and if you have questions do not hesitate to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Society of Women Engineers Outreach Seminar Series
The Society of Women Engineers Outreach Seminar Series initiative is hosting a seminar on Academic Exploration event on Sunday, December 3rd from 12:00PM-1:00PM ET. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 30th.
This will be an opportunity for students to come to a one-time event and hear from current MIT students about how they've explored different types of academic paths during their time in school (classes, research, internships, extracurriculars, and more) and what advice they have for you all! The event will be panelist-style; you'll be able to ask the MIT student panelists questions about their experiences! Please RSVP here if you'd like to attend!
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
The Outreach Seminar Team
Emerging Young Artists and Designers
2024 Juried Exhibition
The College of Visual and Performing Arts, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is pleased to announce the Emerging Young Artists and Designers 2024 Juried Exhibition, which celebrates the exceptional artistic merit of New England’s high school students. Thank you for your submission!
CVPA Campus Gallery Online
College of Visual and Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Deadline for online submissions: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Upload submissions at: https://form.jotform.com/acywin/eya_umassd
(note: One submission per student. Image submitted will be image used for online exhibition if accepted.)
Juror: Ann Kim, Associate Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Exhibition reception and awards presentation (online): Friday, January 26, 4:30pm
For questions contact: Prof. Stephanie McGoldrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
HFD Challenge Coin Design
Calling all artists and designers, the Hopkinton Fire Department is looking for students to help design challenge coins. Not sure what a challenge coin is? Check out the info linked below for more details.
Please reach out to Mrs. Gianino (email@example.com) for more information. Files will be due by December 1, 2023. Please follow all specs and click the links below for helpful files. Full info in the link below.
Hopkinton Fire Department Challenge Coins Project
Hopkinton Fire Department Challenge Coin Design Calling all artists and designers, the Hopkinton Fire Department is looking for students to help design challenge coins. Not sure what a challenge coin is? Check out this link for more information. Please reach out to Mrs. Gianino (cgianino@hopk...
HFD Challenge Coin Sign Up
HFD Challenge Coin Sign Up Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023 When finished with your designs, please share them in a drive folder with Mrs. Gianino and link it below. Name Email Link to Shared Folder Teagan Resteghini Katie Lecesse Callie Arthur Humza Haider hhaider@hillers....
Sports Medicine Internship 2024-2025
Interest Survey for Sports Med Internship 2024-2025:
If you intend to apply for the sports medicine internship for the 2024-2025 school year you should complete this survey! We are trying to get an idea of how many students might be interested in doing the Sports Med internship next year. THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION. More information about how to formally apply will be shared in the student memo this spring. Current seniors are also invited to complete the survey and share their thoughts.
MORE ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: An internship with the HHS athletic trainer, Amanda Magier, is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for any student looking to explore the fields of healthcare, athletics, or education.
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and illnesses. We prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. As an intern you would be responsible for assisting me with a variety of important tasks that help me do my job, while gaining knowledge and experience in the field of sports medicine.
The time commitment for this internship is approximately 5-10 hours per week (1-2 hours each day between the hours of 2:25-6:30pm). Additionally, you must maintain passing grades in all of your other classes or you will be suspended from doing this internship until your grades improve.
HCA Teen Advisory Board
SHARE YOUR ART (Nov-Dec.)
Calling all artists! The HCA's Teen Advisory Board is inviting all young artists to share their passions! Whether it be dance, visual arts, singing, poetry, and anything else, we can't wait to see all of the wonderful art! Help us promote your art and foster a vibrant community for the arts!
Share/submit your art at firstname.lastname@example.org or hca_tab (Instagram)!
Hopkinton Lions Club
The Hopkinton Lions Club is holding its annual Youth Speech Contest on Monday, December 4. This year's topic is "With Which Historical Figure Would You Most Like to Speak?" The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 and lives in Hopkinton. The 1st place winner will be awarded $200 and the runner-up will receive $100.
To register or for more information, visit hopkintonlions.org.
Evan Fitzpatrick, a HHS Junior, is a Global Ambassador for Soles4Souls, one of the top-rated non-profits in the US. Soles4Souls is focused on making a measurable impact in our world providing shoes and textiles directly to those in need. In addition to their work in developing nations and with homelessness in our country, Soles4Souls is actively providing disaster relief to Ukrainian refugees.
So far our community has donated nearly 3,000 pairs of shoes for Ukrainian refugees! The need is still great and the Russo-Ukrainian War is ongoing. There will be collection boxes at every Hopkinton Public School until Thanksgiving and at the Hopkinton Public Library until Halloween.
Soles4Souls is accepting new or gently used shoe donations of any kind, and any size. Shoes should be bound together, if possible. Soles4Souls accepts single shoes for amputees as well. (There are many.) Shoes may have small blemishes that will be professionally mended. THANK YOU!