Join the HPTA

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And stay connected with parents over the summer! Family membership is only $15/year and includes an online discussion forum and an online classifieds network. For more information, visit the HPTA Website

HPTA Helps Hopkinton Schools Get Smarter

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At its June 6 General Meeting and End-of-Year Celebration, the HPTA Membership voted unanimously to approve a budget of over $165,000. The budget will fulfill the HPTA’s technology funding goal of making all classrooms at Elmwood, Hopkins and the Middle School “Smart,” which means they will each have either a SmartBoard or Epson Brightlink Interactive Projector.

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Golf Ball Drop Raises $6000

The Hopkinton Eduation Foundation (HEF) held its annual Golf Ball Drop on June 10th. The Foundation raises money to fund grants given to Hopkinton teachers that help iimplement innovative teaching methods in the classroom.

"By having an event like this, besides having a great community afternoon, we help raise funds that will add different things our schools and allow teachers to add things that would not normally be funded within the budget."

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Flag Day at Center School

Although Flag Day isn't until June 14th, that didn't stop the students, parents and teachers at Center School from celebrating it a few days early. Festively dressed in red, white and blue, the kids marched into the gym waving their flags proudly. The Honor Guard from Ricard Post 234 in Northborough, alongside Hopkinton veterans Dick Gooding and Rick Kelly, were in attendance and were honoroed for their service to their country.
Center School Principal Jen Parson reminded everyone of how important it is to respect those who serve and make sacrifices for their country.


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Barn Jam 2011 - Rock for Scotland takes place this Saturday, June 11 at 4PM at the Cultural Arts Alliance Field.

This teen band music festival is a fundraiser for the Hopkinton Drama Ensemble's trip to Scotland where they will perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Bands include Bandicoot, Splatter Cactus, Low Battery, 21A and singers Sasha Yachentko, Evelyn Oliver, Emma Howe and Evan Katz with many more!

Bring a blanket to sit chairs please.

HPTA Council Representatives Needed

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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!

We are 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.

Each School Council includes a parent and teacher from each grade level and a community representative who does not have a child at the school.

Important Reminder: Bus Fees Due June 17

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Registration period for busing for the 2011-2012 school year is in full swing and ends on June 17, 2011. K - 6 students living more than 2 miles from their school do not pay and are automatically assigned to a bus. All others must apply and pay a bus fee of $210 per student with a $420 family cap.

After June 17th, the price per student increases to $260 with a family cap of $520.

Bus routes & stops will be assigned immediately after the June 17th deadline. No new bus stops will be established to accommodate students whose payments are not received by the June 17th deadline.

Underclass Award Breakfast 2011

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Students in grades 9 through 11 gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of the underclassmen at Hopkinton High on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Principal Alyson Geary handed out over one hundred awards in all major departments of study, as well as special corporate, community and book awards.
Department awards are decided by the teachers and special and book awards by the Guidance Department.
Students received the following awards from the various academic departments:

Art Awards
Eleventh: Shaina Belsky, Kelsey Smith
Tenth: Lynette Winshman, Aleck Venegas

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Recap of Senior Awards and Full Program Now On-line

Full Program 99 minutes

Over $100,000 was awarded at the Senior Recognition Night held on Thursday, June 2, 2011. HCAM-TV was broadcasting live and the complete program as well as a recap produced by HCAM News can is now available for viewing. The larger video is the full 99 minute program. To see the HCAM News recap, a two minute summary, click on the smaller video to the right.

To see the full list of awards, Click Here

Photos Available at Scene in Hopkinton

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Here at HCAM, we've been busy covering lots of local events; the Junior Prom, Grand March, Senior Recognition NIght and Graduation, just to name a few. And we have lots of photographs available on our photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

Did you get all the photos you needed? If not, check out Scene in Hopkinton and see what's there. All photos can be easily ordered online and shipped directly to you, and all for only $.21 for a 4x6 copy.


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