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Helping Teens With Homework Doesn’t Mean Doing the Work

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Parents have always known it’s important to help teens with homework. But today, some parents are actually doing the homework.
Clearly, that’s going too far. But what can a parent do?

Teachers say they need to see the teen’s work, not the parent’s. Only by looking at homework can a teacher judge what a teen still doesn’t understand. Teachers often use what they learn from homework mistakes to plan future lessons.

Where should you draw the line between helping and taking over? You can:

Editorial: Supporting Frank Sivo

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Frank Sivo and I worked together on the Criteria Working Group a few years ago. The group was set up to help determine potential future needs for the Town of Hopkinton School System. I enjoyed working with Frank and I found many qualities in him that I felt made him a very good manager, leader, and decision maker.

I found him to be very objective and he looked at both sides of the issue prior to making any determination of what his position was. He was a volunteer who was committed to the cause and the outcome.

Hopkinton Library Construction Approved

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On day 1 of the Annual Town Meeting, the last topic of the night was Article 15: Library Construction. Numerous people expressed their opinions on the project for just over an hour until a verdict was finally reached.

Hillers Roundup

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April 25th – Milford (3-3) beats Hopkinton (6-2) Softball 3-2

April 25th – Hopkinton (4-7) Lacrosse beats Milford (3-5) 17-3

April 28th – Hopkinton Baseball shuts out Millis 3-0

April 28th: Hopkinton Softball beats Millis 10-2

April 28th: Hopkinton Girls Tennis shuts out Millis 5-0

April 29th: Hopkinton Boys Tennis takes down Natick 3-2

April 28th: Hopkinton Girls Tennis sweeps Medway to improve to 9-0 (7-0 TVL).

Hillers Are Unstoppable.

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Hopkinton High School Girls Tennis continued to roll with a sweep of Ashland today 5-0. The Hillers remain undefeated with a 10-0 overall record, 8-0 in the Tri-Valley League.

Friends Pledge $15,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

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Fundraising for the Library received yet another exciting boost from the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library prior to the Library funding vote at the May 5 Town Meeting and the May 19 Town Election. The Friends have pledged to give $15,000 over the next three years to renovate and expand the Library, in addition to their $5,000 gift and naming of the Staff Room. With this generous pledge, the Friends have donated $20,000 to the renovation and expansion project.

Lori Nickerson Candidate Statement

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Three superintendents in three years; Hopkinton’s schools have seen more than their share of instability. What could have been done by the School Committee to prepare for the planned and unplanned changes? Succession planning for both teachers and administrators should be an integral part of the school district’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan has not been formally updated since 2009 and that has left some gaping holes in terms of priorities.

Today's Tips For Parents

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Convert Short-term Memory Into Long-term Learning

With final exams coming up, your teen will have to recall a lot of information. Good recall is not simply a gift. It can be learned and improved through practice, and finding what works best for your teen.
The key to good recall is moving a piece of information from short-term memory (which lasts a few moments) to long-term memory (which lasts months or years).

Encourage your teen to use the ideas below that most appeal to her. Such as:

Hopkinton Dems Meet May 15

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The May meeting of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee will be on Thursday 5/15 at 7pm at the Hopkinton Fire Department on Main St.

Our guest speaker at this meeting will be Lee Ketelsen of Move To Amend is proposing that we amend the US Constitution to overturn Supreme Court decisions the Citizen's United case in order to reduce the influence of money in elections.

All are welcome to join us for the presentation and the subsequent discussion.

Linda Jean Hilditch,51

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Linda Jean Hilditch,51, of Austin, TX, formerly of Hopkinton, MA died on April 23, 2014 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Patricia Harrington Byrne of Hopkinton and the late Thomas Hilditch, Jr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Robert Miller, her sisters, Donna Luckret, Deborah Hilditch, Patricia Alexander, her late brother, Thomas Hilditch, her aunt Jean Harrington and Uncle William Harrington,nieces and nephews and many cousins.


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