School Committee Wants Your Input

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In an effort to improve communications, the Hopkinton School Committee is asking for your input in an on-line survey.

Dear Citizen of the Town of Hopkinton,

The purpose of this brief survey is to understand your preferred methods of communicating with the School Committee. We are interested in making improvements to how we collect information from you and how we share information with you and with the citizens of Hopkinton. We appreciate your help with this important task.

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Hopkinton Education Foundation Awards Presented

Watch the HCAM News video of the Hopkinton Education Foundation awards ceremony. Approximately $79,000 was given to nine applicants whose ideas best met the Foundation's criteria for innovation and positively impacting the Hopkinton Public Schools.

This year’s award recipients are:

HHS Golf Fundraiser Registration Form Available

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The 2nd Annual Hopkinton Golf Team Fundraising Tournament is scheduled for August 15, 2011 at the Shining Rock Golf Club in Northbridge, MA.

WHAT: Florida Style Scramble Golf Tournament to raise money for the Hopkinton Golf Team

WHEN: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 12:00PM
Registration 11:00AM to 11:45AM

WHERE: Shining Rock Golf Club
91 Clubhouse Lane
Northbridge, MA

Foursome: $500
Individual: $125
Sponsor: $500

Educate Hopkinton Formalizes its Structure and Applies for 501(c)(4) Status

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Educate Hopkinton (EH) has been a civic group in Hopkinton since 2007, organized by an informal Steering Committee, operating a website and mass email list at minimal cost. When the group began it had only 80 subscribers on its email list, but the number has grown over the years and EH now has over 440 subscribers. Email subscriptions are free and available to all Hopkinton residents and business owners regardless of their political views.

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Hopkins School Flash Mob

Hopkins students, teachers and parents gathered in the gym on June 21st for the last school-wide assembly of the year. To commemorate the last day of school, the students entertained the crowd by performing skits about subjects that they had discussed throughout the year. From prepositional phrases to songs about books they had read, and a reprisal of the Lewis and Clark song, the kids creatively showed off how much they had learned.

School Council Representatives Needed for 2011-2012

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Even though the school year is just ending, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year and how you can make a difference in your child’s education! The HPTA is currently seeking candidates for the School Councils for the 2011-2012 school year. Duties include: adopting goals for the school, identifying educational needs for students, reviewing the school’s budget, and formulating a school improvement plan.

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School's Out for the Summer

Listen to the HCAM News video as HCAM intern Lindsey Tonelli visits Bill's Pizza to talk to students on the last day of school.

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A Good-bye Message from Superintendent Phelan

Listen to the HCAM News video as Dr. John Phelan, Hopkinton's Superintendent of Schools, says good-bye and thank you to Hopkinton.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Phelan retires effective June 30, 2011. He began his tenure in Hopkinton eleven years ago, and in that time has implemented a Strategic Plan that included a district wide curriculum and assessment development program, and brought innovative technology into the district. He has worked with the community, town leaders, parents and volunteers to bring 21st century learning to the students of Hopkinton.

Photos from Hopkins All School Meeting

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Students at Hopkins School met for the last time at an all school meeting to close out the school year. Watch for the HCAM News coverage of this event, including video of the surprise flash mob, on Wednesday night at 6PM. In the meantime, Click Here for photos of the event.

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Local Author Has Advice for Hopkins Students

Fifth grader Matt LaFlash shared something very special with his classmates at Hopkins School on Friday, June 3rd; his cousin, Eric Mateer. Mateer, a recent graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, made a special guest appearance to talk about his recently published children's book, Paint Me Terrified.

Mateer read a chapter from the book and answered questions from the students about how he wrote, illustrated and published his book. Students asked questions about how long it took to write to how he came up with the idea for the story.


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