March 2023 District Newsletter
💬 Superintendent's Message 💬
Dear Hingham Community,
Last month, the School Committee approved a level service budget. This month, the level service budget was also approved by subsequent town boards, including the Advisory Committee and Select Board. The level services budget would allow the schools to maintain current programming and staff. As a reminder, this level of service budget will require an override with a majority vote at both Town Meeting and on the ballot. A reminder that the Town Meeting occurs right after April vacation on Monday, April 24th at 7 PM, with the ballot vote on Saturday, April 29th. Please continue to be engaged in the next few weeks leading up to Town Meeting. The Town of Hingham has established a website for information about the override. All of the budget information for the schools is also posted on our website here.
This month, I also shared my entry plan final report with the School Committee. The purpose of an entry plan final report is to document my learning during the past few months of the Hingham Public Schools and create the foundation for collective planning and decision-making moving forward. The report highlighted the many strengths from my analysis and opportunities for growth and further inquiry. The process has been rewarding. The community has been so welcoming and gracious throughout my entry. The staff, school, and district leaders have been great partners as well in providing feedback and resources that have helped shape the document.
I am grateful for the time of all who have supported me in the past few months.
🗓️ Upcoming Dates 🗓️
⏰ Early Release. See early release times HERE. - April 5
🗓 Good Friday, NO SCHOOL - April 7
🗓 April Vacation, NO SCHOOL - April 17-21
🗓 Classes Resume - April 24
🎨 Advanced HHS Art Show open in room 103 @ Hingham High School - April 24-28
📌 TOWN MEETING, @ Hingham High School - April 24
🎨 HPS Art Showcase (Gr. K-12), @ Hingham High School - April 27
📌 TOWN ELECTION - April 29
📝 Survey 📝
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✨ March Spotlight ✨
Grade 4 students were tasked with lobbying support for notable Black leaders or notable women to earn their place on a US Postal Stamp. Students researched notable achievements, constructed persuasive arguments, and shared their notable figures with grade-level peers before producing their final products.
Plymouth River Elementary
In the month of March, South School had a wonderful kindness theme entitled " Kindness Marches on at South Elementary School" It consisted of many things: a kick-off kindness assembly; a kindness bingo game for staff; a kindness reading incentive program for students; many projects school-wide
Hingham Middle School
Hingham High School
📰 HPS News 📰
🗓️ 2023-2024 School Calendar 🗓️
The 2023-2024 HPS School Calendar has been approved by the Hingham School Committee.
Please note, the last day of school is subject to change based on next year's snow days/school closures.
- 1st day of school (Gr. 1-12) - Sept. 5
- 1st day of school for Kindergarten - Sept. 7
- 1st day of school for Pre-K - Sept. 11
- Winter Break - Dec. 23 - Jan. 1, students return on Jan. 2
- February Vacation - Feb. 17-25, students return Feb. 26
- April Vacation - Apr. 13-21, students return Apr. 22
- Last Day of School (projected) - June 13
📄 Annual Report 📄
🏫 School Showcase 🏫
Foster Elementary School Showcase
Foster Elementary staff and students presented a showcase of their school and highlighted their 1st-grade Kindness Club at the 3/13 Hingham School Committee Meeting.
South Elementary School Showcase
South Elementary students in grades 1-5 described their experiences at South and also performed the heartfelt song, "Nothing More". This showcase occurred at the 3/27 Hingham School Committee Meeting.
🔔 Important Announcements and Upcoming Dates 🔔
✅ FY 24 Budget Process ✅
ℹ️ Override Information - Town of Hingham ℹ️
- Override definitions and explanations
- Why the town and schools need it to maintain current programming
- Important dates
Click here to visit the town's override webpage.
🍎 New Student Registration 🍎
New Student Registration is now open! Please share this information with anyone you know that is relocating to Hingham or is now of age to join HPS!