5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 21
Learn who the finalists are in the Elmwood principal search and celebrate the town's accomplishment with the Annual Town Report.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Superintendent Jonathan Landman announced that the Elmwood Principal Search Committee has narrowed the applicants to three. David Ljungberg, M.Ed. currently assistant principal at the Elmwood and Hopkins Elementary Schools , Moira Smith Rogers, Ed.D. Currently PreK – sixth-grade director of curriculum and instruction in the Falmouth Public Schools, and Patricia A. Snow, MA. Currently principal of the Amherst Street Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. All three candidates will have final interview on March 26 and afterward there will be a public forum to meet the candidates.
2. If you live on North Street be advised that the road will be closed after 9 a.m. to repair a water main. Due to the narrow width of the road and the water main location, it will be necessary to close the road at this location and vehicles will not be able to pass. North Street will be open to local traffic and those living beyond #5 North Street will need to use the Wood Street entrance. For up to date information please follow the Hopkinton Water Department on Twitter @hopkintonwater.
3. Last night the Massachusetts Municipal Association presented Hopkinton town leaders with an award for being the third place finisher in their annual town report contest. The town report was put together by Geri Holland with help from many different town departments. On the cover was artwork by Dustin Neece .
4. On Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jean Vazza of Hopkinton Youth Services will facilitate a community-minded discussion on "Teens and Mental Health Awareness" at the Hopkinton Public Library . Topics of focus for this small, group-style discussion include awareness of mental health, signs, frequency and identification of mental health disorders, how to discuss mental health issues with teens, the importance of reducing stigma and community resources. Participants are invited to contribute their perspectives and suggestions. This program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by contacting Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Tonight at 7:30 the St. John's Men's Group will have Hopkinton resident Jenifer Graham speak on Writing About Faith: How to Communicate a Loving God to a Hostile World. Graham has a journalism background and writes for the Boston Globe and other regional newspapers and magazines.