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HHS Class of 2015 Holds Bake Sale

Hungry teachers and students lined the hallways by the High School gym for some dollar cupcakes, brownies, and cookies as part of the Class of 2015's Bake Sale fundraiser on February 12th and 13th. Money raised from the sale goes toward funding this year's cotillion as well as future events such as prom and senior week.

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"Take Your Child to the Library Day" A Success

On Saturday, February 2, the Hopkinton Public Library held its first "Take Your Child to the Library Day". The theme for the day was Groundhog Day and included several groundhog day stories from Mrs. K, a chance for the children to make their own groundhog craft and music with Mrs. Grady.

Denise Kofran, the Children's Librarian, was the one who planned the event after having heard about the grassroots initiative started by librarians in Connecticut.. Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut, came up with the idea for "Take Your Child to the Library Day"and selected the first Saturday in February as the annual day of celebration.

In Hopkinton, due to the time of year, Kofron tied the day to a groundhog theme, reading several stories related to groundhogs. Once the stories were complete, it was time for a groundhog craft. Tables with supplies were set up in the library and with the help of Girl Scouts from Troop 72948, children were able to make their own groundhogs which were then used when it was time for music with Mrs. Grady the Music Lady.

The event was the first time that the library held a weekend children's story time and both Denise Kofron and Susan Marshall were pleased with the turnout saying the weekend gave parents who work during the week a chance to participate in what is usually a week day event. For Adult Services Librarian Susan Marshall, it was a chance to bring her grandchildren to work without having to man the front desk.

While the official "Take Your Child to the Library Day" is over, it's possible that future weekend events at the library are not. In the meantime, there are still plenty of events planned. Mrs. Grady the Music Lady will be back in March, April and May, so be sure to visit the library website for more details.

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"Virtual Reality - Real Danger" Now Online

The presentation of "Virtual Reality - Real Danger" by the Hopkinton Public Schools Wellness Committee is now available online. Click Here to watch the full program. For a preview of the program,watch the HCAM News video below.

The program will also air on HCAM-TV (Comcast 8 and Verizon 31) and HCAM-ED (Comcast 96 and Verizon 31). Check the schedules for both channels for dates and times.

Elementary Chef Trek Program Coming to Elmwood

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From Whitsons Culinary Group - the Elmwood School dining services provider;

Dear Parent:
As your school dining services provider, we are aware of the
importance of promoting healthy eating habits from a young age.
With this in mind, we are pleased to introduce the Elementary Chef
Trek Program. This is a unique nutrition education program
developed by Whitsons in order to introduce crisp flavorful fruits and
vegetables to young palettes and create life-long, healthy eating
habits.

Barbara Kessler Teaching HCA Class

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Renowned folk singer, songwriter, and former HCA Open Mic hostess Barbara Kessler will be teaching an Open Mic Workshop for teenagers (grades 9 -12) at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts this spring. The eight-week course, which begins on April 11 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., will focus on vocal and instrumental performance, song selection, stage presence, mic techniques and more. “This will be like a master class round table, where students will perform for each other and share their critiques,” Kessler said. “We want to give everyone a moment to shine.”

Hopkins School 5th Grade Talent Show

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Come join us for a fun night at the Hopkins School 5th Grade Talent Show on Friday, March 1 at 7PM in the Middle School Auditorium. The show is being put on by 5th graders and features 30 exciting acts including magic, hula hooping, comedy and more! The proceeds will benefit the Hopkins School Community Garden and Bay Head Elementary School.

Planning Board Public Hearing - Hunter's Ridge Permit Granted

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The Planning Board voted to approve a special permit for a subdivision plan for Hunter’s Ridge off of South Mill Street. The plan includes 19 lots, a loop road, and about 38 acres donated to Open Space. The plan was presented by Ron Nation, Peter Lavoie, and Larry Greene.

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Signing Day at Hopkinton High

Traditionally, on the first Wednesday in February, high school athletes from across the United States have their irst opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent, committing them to the college in which they intend on playing their sport. And in Hopkinton it was no different, as soccer stars Leah Holmes and Meghan Beidleman committed to collegiate athletic programs as well. Both girls will play Division I soccer, with Holmes continuing her career at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and with Beidleman attending High Point University in North Carolina.

Both girls say that they will miss playing soccer for the Hillers, but are excited for the future. Watch the HCAM News video below for more!

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Author Michael Tougias Visits the Hopkinton Public Library

Imagine being trapped in a sailboat in the ocean during the middle of a hurricane, not knowing if you will ever be rescued? That is the subject of author Michael Tougias's book "A Storm too Soon" based on the true story of a 2007 Coast Guard rescue off the Gulf Stream. The book recounts the harrowing experiences of three sailors JP, Ben, and Rudy, who set off from Florida to cross the Atlantic in a 45 foot sailboat. The book's title refers to the fact that the three left in May, one month before the start of hurricane season.

Tougias was at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, February 6 for a presentation about his book. Before leaving, he also signed a book spine for the Heritage Quilt Project.

"A Storm too Soon" as well as many of Tougias's other books are available at the library to take out or can be purchased at major bookstores or online. Recently, Disney picked up the rights to his book "The Finest Hours" and he currently is working on a book about the sinking of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy.

High School Report Cards Available Tomorrow

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In an email to parents, Hopkinton High School Interim Principal Evan Bishop advised that due to the recent school cancellations due to Nemo, reports will not be available on iPass until Tuesday, February 12 at 5PM.

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