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High School Students Learn About Dangers of Texting and Driving

Watch the HCAM News video to hear Senator Karen Spilka talk to juniors and seniors at Hopkinton High School about the dangers of texting while driving. Spilka's presentation was part of the AT&T campaign, "It Can Wait", aimed at raising awareness about the risks of texting and driving

To see the full 10-minute AT&T documentary, Click Here.

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A New Way to Learn Grammar at Hopkins School

Miss Smith's and Mrs. Tremblay's classes in Hopkins School recently performed the musical Pirates from Grammar Island. Combining humor and song, the musical follows the adventures of Captain Comma and his crew as they search for grammar to take back onto their ship, and teaches students grammar along the way.

The idea for doing the musical came from Heather Smith, an English teacher at the school who was looking for a more interesting way to teach grammar.
There are many different songs in the musical, such as The Sentence Song (insert quick clip from room 101)...

Silver Announces Retirement, Principal Search Begins

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According to an email from Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Landman’s office on February 27, the process of looking for a replacement for retiring Elmwood School Principal Ilene Silver is now underway.

Spilka to Speak About Dangers of Texting While Driving

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A part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, Senator Karen Spilka will speak to students at Hopkinton High School about the dangers of texting while driving on Monday, February 27.

The campaign from AT&T is aimed at raising awareness about the risks of texting and driving, and as part of Monday's presentation to students, AT&T will show its 10-minute documentary which tells the true stories of young drivers whose lives were altered or even ended because of texting and driving.

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Meet Destination Imagination Team "Heifer Helpers"

Team Heifer Helpers is a group of seven Hopkinton 5th graders who will be participating in Destination Imagination (DI) on March 31st. DI is a worldwide tournament where elementary school through college age students compete in a variety of challenges that require creative problem solving skills and teamwork. Behind every team, there is a parent volunteer that acts as the team manager. Linda Holly, who is also the coordinator for Hopkinton's DI program, serves as this team's manager, but iss only allowed to help on a peripheral level.

Hopkinton Youth Services: Adolescence and Healthy Body Image

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On Monday, February 27th from 7:00-8:00pm Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Adolescence and Healthy Body Image" at the Hopkinton Public Library.

Topics of focus include concerns related to teen dieting, eating disorders, signs of depression, mood swings, drug/alcohol use, addiction and sleep problems. Discussion will emphasize ways of promoting healthy life practices in eating, sleeping, exercise and wellness in the teen years and participants will be encouraged to contribute their concerns and suggestions.

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Scenes from Hopkins All School Meeting

On February 16, Hopkins School students, staff, and parents gathered in the gym for the All School Meeting. The All School Meetings showcase what students have been learning in the schools, as well as what they have achieved. This month's meeting was focused on making positive changes in the school by standing up to bullying and the value of hard work.

After the Pledge of Allegiance was said, a saxophone quartet made up of senior boys at the high school performed at the meeting. All but one member of the group started playing together when they were students at Hopkins.

Jean Bertschmann Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

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Dear Fellow Hopkinton Residents:

I am happy to announce that I will be running for re-election to the School Committee in the May town
election. It has been an honor and a privilege to have served on the School Committee for the last three
years, and I welcome the opportunity to continue that service for the next three.

My husband and I made Hopkinton our home more than twenty years ago, and it has been an ideal place to
raise our four daughters, all of whom attend or have graduated from the Hopkinton Public Schools. We feel

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Best Buddies at the Black and White Dance

Watch the HCAM News video to learn more about the Best Buddies program at Hopkinton High. Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Scholastic Art Awards at Hopkinton High

52 high school students recently earned state level awards in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, setting a new school record.

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