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Cyberbullying Presentation Now Available

Did you miss the Cyberbullying Presentation with Assistant District Attorney Nina Pomponio? Watch it now on HCAM!

A Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center study found that at least 30 percent or as many as 50 percent of teens have been cyberbullied; bullied online or via cell phone. Do you know how to recognize cyberbullying? Do you know what to do if you child is a victim of this type of bullying?

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Landman Weighs in on Districting

Hopkinton's next Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jonathan Landman, spoke at a public forum held to allow residents and parents to meet him and to ask questions. In this HCAM News video, Landman answers a question about districting. While in Hopkinton, Dr. Landman also stopped by the HCAM Studio and was interviewed by Station Manager Jim Cozzens. Watch the video below for highlights of the public forum and Click Here to watch the HCAM News Focus with Dr. Jonathan Landman.

Selectmen and School Committee to Hold Forum on Center School

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The Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the School Committe, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Hopkinton Senior Center’s main meeting room at 7PM. The Boards will provide the community a forum to voice opinions and share ideas on how to best move forward with Center School.

Comments or suggestions can be submitted in advance to [email protected]. If you have any questions, please call the Selectmen’s Office at 508-497-9700.

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17th Annual Student Government Breakfast

The 17th Annual Student Government Breakfast took place on March 25th at the High School cafeteria. Members of the Junior Class that participated in the Local Government Project had the opportunity to mingle with local officials to discuss what they had learned. Seated at assigned tables, representatives from local boards and committees, including the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the Marathon Fund Committee, Town Manager’s Office and the Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments, met with students to relate their experiences in local government and answer questions.

Read the Letter to the MSBA Here

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With the failure of the elementary school project at Special Town Meeting and again at the ballot, Hopkinton is required to provide the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) with a response that details why the vote failed and outlines possible next steps. After a lengthy discussion on Tuesday, March 29, at a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee and and Elementary School Building Committee, a draft of that response was agreed upon. The final letter to the MSBA was finalized by Superintendent Phelan and Selectman Chair RJ Dourney.

Children's Gallery This Saturday

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This year the HPTA is keeping the popular Children's Gallery in town at Hopkinton High School. It will be a fun-filled afternoon with more entertainment, games, food and fun for the whole family than ever before! Highlights include raffles for 30 amazing child-themed baskets, a free ice cream sundae bar, video game bus, basketball hoop shoot, face painting, Blinky the Clown, visits with 'Swoops' & 'Cubby the Bear', snacks, and more! You will also be able to pick up any online auction items that you may have won.

Boards Struggle with Response to the MSBA

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As a result of the defeat of the proposed elementary school at Fruit Street at the ballot on Monday, the School Committee met with the Board of Selectmen and the Elementary School Build Committee to regroup and to discuss the town’s response to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). Approval at the ballot and at Special Town Meeting was required to secure funding from the MSBA, and with the failed votes, the town now has until Thursday, March 31 to explain what went wrong, and to convince the MSBA that Hopkinton is committed to a revised plan of action.

Annual State of the Schools Forum and HPTA General Meeting

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The Annual State of the Schools and HPTA General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 6th at 8PM in the HCAM Studio, 77 Main Street, Lower Level.

Post Prom Chaperones Needed

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Post Prom is looking for volunteers to chaperon the post prom event on Friday, May 27th from 11pm to 5am. Traditionally, parents from the sophomore class are the chaperones for the Junior Post Prom party. Post Prom committee member Kristrina Parsons says that , to date, eight chaperones have volunteered, but more are needed.

"We need about 25 chaperones in total," said Parsons.

Parent Program - Depression and Suicide: Safeguarding Youth, Preventing Tragedies and Building Resiliency

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The Hopkinton High School counseling department will present a parent program entitled Depression and Suicide: Safeguarding Youth, Preventing Tragedies and Building Resiliency. The featured speakers for the program will be Kelley Cunningham and Kim Kates from Samaritans Inc., a national organization aimed at preventing suicide. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at 7pm in the high school auditorium. All interested parents, students and community members are invited to attend.

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