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Video Interview with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Newly Formed Elementary School Building Committee

The Elementary School Building Commitee (ESBC) was created by the Board of Selectmen in early March and is already hard at work. Watch the HCAM News video to listen to Chairman Joe Markey and Vice Chair Mike Shepard as they talk about the mission of their newly formed committee, their progress to date and what they hope to accomplish going forward.

Upcoming meetings which will take place in the Fire Station Meeting Room are as follows:

Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm (evening)
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00am (morning)
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm (evening)

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 am (morning) - Site Walk at Center School

For more information about the ESBC, visit their page on the town website.

Ghost Light Players to Hold Auditions for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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MARLBOROUGH, MA – 3/27/13 - Ghost Light Players is pleased to announce auditions for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Auditions will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 at the First Church in Marlborough Congregational, 37 High Street, Marlborough, MA. Ghost Light Players will be performing Much Ado About Nothing in late June. To schedule an audition appointment, email jess@ghostlightplayers.com.

School Bus Transportation for Friday, 3/29 Early Dismissal

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On Friday, 3/29 at early dismissal, students will be bused according to
their regular busing arrangements for Friday dismissal. Students who are
scheduled to be bused to their home bus stops will be bused to home.
Students who are scheduled to go to Daycare Providers will be bused there.
We have confirmed that all major Childcare Providers will be open to receive
students at early dismissal times. Childcare Providers with few Friday
students, who are not open, have contacted parents directly to make
individual arrangements.

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Highlights: Immigration Day at Hopkins School

As a way of teaching students about the process of immigrating to America in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Hopkins School held its eighth annual Immigration Day on March 22nd. The day, a culmination of a several week unit on immigration, gives students an opportunity to learn about US immigration not just through a textbook, but interactively. To prepare themselves for this experience, the students are assigned an identity based off of an actual person who immigrated to America and then learn about the tough realities that their characters faced during their journey to become American citizens. Then on Immigration Day, dressed as their assigned characters, the students are processed at various stations.

Then, they were transported to the Great Hall for medical examinations. However, not everyone was given a clean bill of health. Once the immigrants were cleared, they took an oath of loyalty to their adopted country.

As a way of highlighting all of the cultures that America comprises of, some of the students celebrated their heritages. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights.

Mark Your Calendars: Veterans Breakfast April 5

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The Senior Center mess hall will serve breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 5 April 2013, at or before 0900 hours. The menu includes eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, plenty of coffee -- and chipped beef. All veterans are welcome!

Veterans Remember is fully posted; visit some of your friends here. More Vets are being sought to have a conversation with Dick Gooding in front of the HCAM-TV lens. How about you? If not, what about encouraging one of your buddies?

Hopkinton High School Principal Finalists Announced

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Hopkinton Interim Superintendent, Dr. Steven Hiersche, is pleased to announce that he and the High School Principal Screening Committee have identified two outstanding candidates for further consideration for the position of Hopkinton High School Principal. The Screening Committee included representation from building level administration, professional teaching staff, as well as a parent and a High School student representative.

The Screening Committee interviewed five applicants. The following candidates (in alphabetical order) will be further considered:

2013 Massachusetts Water Forum

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Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Jamie Eldridge, co-chairs of the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission, joined Representative Russell Holmes and Foundation for a Green Future Inc. were the co-hosts at the 2013 Massachusetts Water Forum at the State House held on Friday, March 22 in honor of United Nations World Water Day.

HELP KEEP OUR HIGH SCHOOLERS SAFE ON PROM NIGHT

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Hopkinton High School
2013 POST PROM FUNDRAISER
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
3PM-6PM
Just buy groceries or dinner on Thursday, March 28th at Roche Brothers in Westborough and you've helped!

Whether you have kids attending the prom on May 17th or neighbors or friends’ children going, we all understand the value in offering a fun, safe post-prom celebration at our high school.

Two Public Hearings Tonight at Planning Board Meeting

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Hopkinton's Planning Board meets tonight beginning at 7:30PM in Room 211 at Town Hall. Included on the agenda are two public hearings. Details are listed below:

The Planning Board will resume the public hearing on a proposed 3-lot subdivision on Spring Street entitled “Reservoir View”, located between Castle Hill Rd. and house #70 Spring St., on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm in the Town Hall. The public is invited to attend and
provide comments and recommendations.

Notice – 201 & 215 Hayden Rowe St.

Hopkinton Parks & Rec Activities Brochure Now Online

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Registration for the spring/summer activities available through Hopkinton's Parks and Recreation Department begins at 10AM on Monday, April 1. In an effort to reduce paper use, the complete brochure is now only available online on the town's website where you can see all of the programs offered.

The brochure is also attached below as a .pdf file.

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