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.

Conversation Opportunities with Dr. Jonathan Landman

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In an email sent to parents on June 14, 2011, Hopkinton's incoming Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Landman extends an invitation to a conversation about Hopkinton's schools.

Dear Hopkinton Parents, Guardians and Students:

On July 1, my tenure as Superintendent of the Hopkinton Public Schools begins. I can't wait!

Center School Principal Parson Leaving Hopkinton for Northborough

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In a letter to parents, Center School Principal Jen Parson has announced that she has accepted the position of Principal at the Lincoln Street School in Northborough, MA. The letter is reproduced below.

Dear Center School Families,

I am writing to inform you that after much thought and deliberation, it is with bittersweet emotion that I have accepted the position of principal at the Lincoln Street School in Northborough.

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


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