Hawk News

For the week of November 11th, 2019

Core Values and Beliefs for

Hopkinton Middle High School:

~ We foster a learning environment that is caring, safe, supportive, and respectful.

~ We promote personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, civic responsibility, and resiliency.

~ We encourage continual growth through traditional and innovative opportunities.

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Hopkinton Athletics Link

Assistant Principal Message - Rebecca Gagnon

Hello Families and Friends,

Flurries are in the air today! Despite the colder weather, we still have some exciting upcoming Fall sports to support.

Varsity Soccer...Girls Varsity Soccer play in the Division III championship this Sunday at 4:15 pm at Laconia High School. Good Luck, Hawks!

Varsity Football...The Redhawks will travel to Monadnock to play a quarterfinal game at 1:00 pm on Saturday. Go Hawks!

Social Media...Social media and online use has been a priority in many collaborative discussions across our district and with families. We are happy to share these three upcoming workshops in our area, which address different aspects of this topic.

Netsmartz Internet Safety Workshop

11/14 @ 6PM at Kearsarge Regional High School

Parents and Social Media author talk

11/17 @ 4PM at Hopkinton Town Library

Tips for Staying Safe, Savvy, & Smart Online

12/2 @ 6:30PM at DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

Flu Season...This is a request for help! As you know, flu season is rapidly approaching. We are asking you to help us prevent the spread of flu in Hopkinton. The flu spreads from person to person and children in schools are among the most affected. We want to keep the school open during the flu season and we cannot do it without you. How can you help? Here are a few ways:

- Know the signs of the flu: Fever of over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting or diarrhea.

- Keep sick students at home! Children should stay home for at least 24 hours after the last signs of fever without the use of medicine. They should not return to school within 24 hours of the last sign of vomiting or diarrhea. Those who have a constant cough should stay home until medicine relieves it. Any child who is sick at school should go home.

- Report their absence to the school. If your child is home with the flu or flu-like illness, please tell the office staff when you call in their absence. We do report our flu-like illness numbers to the state daily, and this helps us to be more accurate.

- Remind your children to thoroughly and frequently wash their hands with soap and water to reduce the spread of germs.

- Remind your children to ALWAYS cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their elbow.

- Teach your child not to share personal items like food or water bottles.

For more information, visit www.flu.gov or call 1-800-CDC_INFO for the most current information about the flu.

Middle School Dance...There will be a middle school dance on Friday, Nov. 22nd from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Parent/Teacher Conferences...We'd like to extend a warm thank you to all of our families who were able to participate in conferences this year. We hope you found your time helpful and insightful. If you were unable to schedule a conference, please feel encouraged to reach out to your child's teachers at any time to hear about progress or to ask questions about the classes.

We hope everyone has a relaxing and happy weekend,


Upcoming Important Dates

November 11th- No School- Veterans Day

November 12th - High School Sports Awards 6:30 pm

November 22nd - Middle School Dance 7-9 pm

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