Hopkinton Cheerleaders to Host Drop & Shop

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In order to raise money for their trip to compete at Nationals in Florida in March, the Hopkinton High School Cheerleaders will host a Drop and Shop on Saturday, December 17 from 12-4pm at the Learning Center located at 59 Wood Street in Hopkinton.

Drop your kids off from 12-4pm while you shop, go to lunch or tend to other holiday errands. All babysitting will be provided by the Cheerleaders with parental supervision.

The cost is $20 per child for 4 hours of babysitting. Please RSVP to Cindy Cardillo at 508-497-9952 to reserve a spot for your child.

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HPTA Extracurricular On-Line Registration Opens Tomorrow Night for Members

Registration opens at 9PM on Thursday, December 8th for winter signups for HPTA extracurricular activities. The first week of registration is for HPTA members only, and includes a $15 discount on each class. However, if you are not currently a member, you can become one at anytime, including during the first week of signups. General registration starts on the 16th at 10AM, and is open to all members of the community.

Elementary School Planning Survey Now Closed

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In a press release this morning from the Hopkinton School Committee, Chairman Jean Bertschmann says the response to the community survey asking residents to weigh in on the solution for Center School received the highest response rate to date of any survey conducted by the School Committee.

The online survey was available online and in hard copy from November 21 through December 6, and broadly advertised through all local print and online media to encourage participation.

New HCAM-ED Program: Highlights from the Hill

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Did you know that HCAM-TV is now producing programming for Hopkinton's Educational Access Channel? Airing on Comcast channel 10 and Verizon channel 31, HCAM-ED is designed to bring you programming related to all aspects of Hopkinton's schools. We have currently introduced our second original series called "Highlights from the Hill".

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Elmwood's Meeting of the Eagles

Students, parents and teachers gathered in the Elmwood School gym on Wednesday, November 23rd for the all school meeting known as the Meeting of the Eagles.

The meeting is a long standing tradition at Elmwood and includes song and performances that showcase what the studetns have learned, as well as school standards like the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Learn About Techsploration at Hopkins School

The 5th graders at Hopkins school recently received a visit from Tom Wahle, a former technology education teacher, who for the past 15 years, has toured schools in the New England area with his Techsploration presentation. The presentation gave the students chance to learn about the design principles behind support structures, such as bridges. Wahle broke up the lesson into two parts, a show that relied heavily on audience participation in which he taught the students about different types of bridges, and a workshop in which each individual class built scaled down models of the bridges that they had learned about at the show.

The final task at the workshop allowed the students to think creatively. Using just the pieces from the kit used to make the bridges, the students worked in teams to see who could build the tallest free-standing structure. Many of the towers the students built wound up being taller than the students themselves, and some of them were even taller than Wahle.

Wahle believes that his hands on method to teaching science principles has several advantages over more traditional teaching methods.

During his presentation, Wahle pointed out many examples of where such structures exist in the world around them.

Fifth grade teacher Shelly Moran encouraged the students to utilize the information Wahle taught them to prepare for Eggstravaganza, an annual Hopkins event held later in the school year, in which the students attempt to build a support structure that can keep an egg intact when it is dropped from a elevated height .

Both she and Wahle agree that making such real life connections are an important way for students to fully absorb the topics that they learn about in school. Ultimately, Wahle believes the secret to his success involves creating a balance between having fun and learning.

Besides the workshop on structures that was presented at Hopkins, Wahle offers workshops on a variety of other science and technology topics such as simple machines, weather, and electricity. For more information, visit the Techsploration website

Adolescent Health Survey Results Tonight

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Topics such as substance abuse, mental health, physical activity, nutrition, bullying, cyber bullying and sexual behavior will all be discussed as the Hopkinton Schools, in conjunction with Hopkinton Youth Services, presents results from the 2010 Metro-West Adolescent Health Survey administered to both middle and high school students last fall.

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Thanksgiving Football Highlights

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights of the Thanksgiving Day game where Hopkinton beat the Ashland Clockers.

HHS Class of 1971 - 40th Reunion

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Hopkinton High School Class of 1971 will be celebrating its 40th Reunion on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 7pm-11pm at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club. Cost is $20/person or $35/couple.

Call 508-435-2527 or email [email protected] for more information or reservations.

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Powder Puff Football and Thanksgiving Classic All Day Thursday

Here are some highlights from Friday night's Powder Puff football game. HCAM will be taping the Thanksgiving Day Classic against the Ashland Clockers starting at 10am on Thanksgiving. Watch for replays of the football game and the Powder Puff game all day on Thursday after noon.


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