Husky Family News

January 10, 2022

Hello Mt. Hope Families!

Happy New Year!

Please review the information included in this Newsletter. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out!

Dr. DiBiase,
Principal, Mt. Hope High School

List of Information Included in this Newsletter:

  1. Midterm Exam Schedule & Information
  3. MHHS Student Support Services
  4. Financial Aid Information Nights
  5. eSports Informational Meeting Wednesday 1/12
  6. BWRSD Literacy & Math
  7. RI Student Assistance Services January Newsletter
  8. Warning to Parents & Students re: Drug Emojis
  9. PrepareRI Summer Internships for Juniors
  10. Roger William University - University College Programs Visit
  11. MHHS COVID-19 Testing Consent Form
  12. Discover Mt. Hope SAVE THE DATE!
  13. Husky Highlights!
Holiday Concert Joy!

Traditional Artisan Seashell Nativity Scenes

Check out Mr. Pellerin teaching Math in the Snow!

Door Decorating to spread Holiday Cheer

In Case you Missed it!

1. Midterm Exam Schedule & Information REMINDER

Midterm Exams will be held beginning on Friday, January 14, 2022. Students will have two exams per day and will be dismissed at 12:15 on 1/14, 1/18, 1/19, & 1/20.

  • Each exam block will be 2 hours allowing teachers to introduce directions and allow students enough time to complete their exams. Students must remain in the testing room for the duration of the block.

  • If Students are scheduled for SRC/Study during an exam block, and they are in school during that time, they will report to the cafeteria and use the time to study for exams. (Students are NOT required to be in school during a SRC Exam Period).

  • Friday, January 21st: ALL CLASSES WILL MEET. Teachers will review their mid-term exam data with students. Semester course teachers will use this day to meet with their students and close out their course grades.

  • Students will be dismissed after their second block exam. Grab and go lunch will be provided from 12:15 - 12:30

  • Busses will run as usual in AM and at dismissal time following exams

Please see the full Midterm Exam Schedule & Information linked HERE and also attached below. If you have any questions, please reach out! Thank you!


Reminder - Wednesday, February 2nd is a distance learning day and BWRSD Staff Professional Development Day for students in Grade 9, 10 and 12.

ALL JUNIORS will be presenting their Junior Graduation Portfolios throughout the day. As a reminder:

Professional Development Days

Asynchronous Learning

Student Hours of Instruction: 8:30 am-2:00pm

  • February 2 is a D Day. Teachers will post assignments and provide instructions in Google Classroom for D-DAY Classes ONLY

  • Students will work independently to complete and submit assignments by the next day.

  • There are no live virtual lessons, class meetings, or teacher check-ins on these days.

For questions about the Junior Portfolio Presentations, contact Caitlin Booth at

Thank you!

3. MHHS Student Support Services

As we know, many of our students are struggling with anxiety and mental health needs. Parents are encouraged to reach out to the school to let us know if your child is struggling or feeling anxious so we can offer support and strategies to cope. Doing so, empowers our students to build stamina, and helps them find support within the school.

We have an amazing Student Support Team at Mt. Hope. I have included our Student Support Services flyer HERE and attached below for your reference. PLEASE REACH OUT if you are concerned about your child or if you need any support! You can email the team at and a team member will contact you.


4. Financial Aid Information Nights

The College Planning Center is offering two Financial Aid Information Nights for schools, students, parents and supporters. Please click on the registration link below to sign up!

5. eSports Informational Meeting Wednesday, 1/12

Mt. Hope is organizing an eSports Club! eSports is organized, competitive Video Gaming. If you are interested in learning more, there will be an informational meeting for all students interested in joining the eSports Club on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 after school in the cafeteria.

Hope to see you there!

7. BWRSD Literacy & Math

BWRSD Literacy & Math

iReady benchmark testing in reading and math will take place during the month of January. These diagnostic assessments will pinpoint your student's academic progress during the first half of the year. Please encourage your child to take their time, show what they know, and work hard on iReady math and reading.

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8. RI Student Assistance Service January Newsletter

Please review the January issue of RISAS Newsletter in English, Spanish and Portuguese! Please contact Laura Hosley, Student Assistance Counselor with any questions or support needed ( Thank you!

9. WARNING to PARENTS & STUDENTS re: Drug Emojis

See information below and linked here regarding the use of Drug Emojis to sell and buy illicit drugs. Drug Emoji Information, and Other Drug Emojis. For more information or support, contact our Student Assistance Counselor, Laura Hosley at
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10. PrepareRI Internship Program for Juniors

The PrepareRI High School Internship Program is recruiting high school juniors to participate in our paid experiential learning internships during summer 2022. This year's program will provide placed-based internships (subject to change); for high school juniors who currently attend Rhode Island public/charter schools.

Student interns will learn critical employability skills, gain valuable hands-on experience while placed with one of SkillsRI 180+ employer partners; for six weeks and earn up to $3,360 during summer 2022.

To learn more about the 2022 PrepareRI High School Internship Program, visit our website at or contact the PrepareRI Program at or 401-680-5960.

PrepareRI accepts all student learners. We are here to support you in your application journey and internship experience!

The 2022 PrepareRI High School Application deadline is January 14th. Please see some program details below:

· Internships are in-person (on-site) for summer 2022.

· Applications accepted Oct 15, 2021 – Jan 14, 2022

· Open to high school juniors attending a public high school in RI.

· Must attend mandatory bootcamp from June 27 – July 1, 2022.

· Internships runs from July 11 – Aug 19, 2022

· Interns will be paid $12/hr. for the duration of the internship.

For questions, contact Dr. Lyons at

11. Roger William University - University College Programs

Tuesday and Wednesday January 19th & 20th 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm a representative from Roger WIlliams University-University College will be coming to Mt. Hope to speak to interested 11th and 12th grade students about the different programs they have to offer.

Programs include Construction Management, Microsoft Office Specialist, Electrical Apprentice, Hydroponics, Carpentry Apprentice, and much more! Interested students should contact their School Counselor in the Guidance Suite to sign up!

12. MHHS COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

Reminder that if you would like to have your child tested for COVID-19 at school, please be sure we have a signed consent form on file from this school year. You can provide permission to test in two ways:


13. Discover Mt. Hope SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars! Current 8th grade students and families are invited to Discover Mt. Hope High School on Tuesday, February 8th from 6pm to 8pm at Mt. Hope High School.

During the two-hour event students will have the opportunity to attend demonstrations that highlight opportunities available to them in our programs and pathways. Students can attend student Q/A sessions with current students, get a tour, and much more!

Please note students will be allowed to bring up to 2 family members with them and masks will be required for this in-person, indoor event.

Interested students and parents should visit Mt. Hope High School website at for more information and to sign up for reminders.

IF you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Nicole Lyons at Thank you!

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14. Husky Highlights!

Holiday Concert Joy

Congratulations to our students and entire Performing Arts Department for the amazing holiday performances! As this was the first Holiday Concert in two years, it was a truly magical experience!

Enjoy a small sample of the wonderful holiday joy they spread!

Enjoy the Traditional Artisan Seashell Nativity Scenes

Mrs. Costa's Portuguese students created these amazing traditional artisan seashell Nativity scenes from the island of São Miguel, Azores. Obigada e Boas Festas! Hands on learning at its best! Enjoy!

Check out Mr. Pellerin teaching Math in the Snow!

Making learning fun! Check out Mr. Pellerin teaching Feasible Region and Objective Function in the snow on Friday's Distance Learning Snow Day!
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Door Decorating in Advisory to bring Holiday Cheer!

Check out the decorated classroom doors to bring some Holiday Cheer!


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