Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The two finalists are both currently principals, one at Holliston High School, the other at Westborough High School.
After hiring a new Superintendent last month, the School Committee has set their sites on hiring new principals for the High School and Center School. Yesterday the High School Principal Screening Committee announced two finalists for the principal. Michael Cournoyer, and John Smith are the current high school principals in Holliston and Westborough respectively. The school department released the following short bios after they narrowed down the field to two. Michael Cournoyer holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Worcester State College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Lowell. He is currently the Principal for Holliston High School. He previously served as …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Hanson's design was one of 27 submitted.
Submitted by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is pleased to announced that Hopkinton High School student Zachary Hanson is the winner of the Arts Space logo contest. The design by 17-year-old Hanson was selected out of 27 entries by middle and high school students. “We appreciate that his logo is not a literal translation of an art, theater and music space, but strongly implies the process of creation,” said Kris Waldman, artistic director at HCA. “Its resemblance to a palette or a scratch board conveys the sense of a space where creativity is boundless. It is a bold, easily-read mark that we will be thrilled to use as we launch the new program!” Art Space is a new after-school program HCA is …
"We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals," said Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at Keefe Tech John Brochu.
Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham was the host site for the District III Massachusetts SkillsUSA Conference this month. Keefe tech welcomed more than 600 students from 10n Massachusetts career technical schools who competed in over 80 contests, which included a written SkillsUSA employment skills test, a written trade knowledge test and a safety test. And the host school performed extremely well. “We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals. We are very proud of how our students performed and couldn’t have asked for a better turnout," said John Brochu, Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The 30th Annual HPTA Auction is now OPEN and closes Monday, April 1st.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The child reportedly brought a toy gun to class to show other students.
Updated March 22, 2 p.m.: WCVB is reporting that the boy's suspension has been overturned after a meeting between his mom and school administrators. ------------------------- Original Story: According to a report on WCVB Channel 5's website, a Hopkinton kindergartener is facing in school suspension after bringing a toy gun to school. According to their report, the boy's mother said she often sends her son to school with his pockets full of toys. The boy's mother is reportedly appealing the suspension arguing that there is nowhere in the handbook that prohibits toy guns. Superintendent Stephen Hiersche and Interim Principal Milly Katzman were unable to comment when contacted by Patch. Both cited student confidentiality. Do you think the …
While planning the school calendar the School Committee allows for five missed days of classes.
For those of you keeping track, Hopkinton students had their sixth inclement weather day on Tuesday. That means the amount of days for the year has been reduced below the required 180-day school year. To make amends for this, the School Committee will be discussion options to make up the one day at their meeting tonight in the Middle School. "In 17 years of calling off school in New England this is a first for me," Superintendent Stephen Hiersche said in an email to parents. Ideas in the table include school in July, school on Good Friday and more.
Thirteen Keefe Tech students will attend a National Leadership Conference in Florida in May.
Twenty-eight Keefe Regional Technical School students competed in the annual BPA (Business Professionals of America) State Leadership Conference held in Framingham and Marlborough from March 2-4. Of those, 20 students earned certificates in several competitions, winning 26 awards overall. Junior Beatriz Alves was elected as an Officer-at-Large on the Massachusetts State Officer team. Business Professionals of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. Thirteen Keefe Tech students will attend the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) to be held in Orlando, Florida from May 7 through May 12. “Our …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The STEM competition challenges youth teams to compete in various challenges.
Tuesday, March 19
Submitted by Karen Webb Hopkinton saw four teams win gold yesterday at the Destination Imagination regional tournament held in Uxbridge, MA. These four teams will go on to represent Hopkinton at the Massachusetts State Championship Tournament to be held Easter weekend at Worcester Polytechnical Institute (WPI.) Destination Imagination (DI) is an international program which encourages teams of learners from elementary through high school to have fun, take risks, focus, and work on challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Through the DI challenges, team members learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Racist graffiti found at a school in Concord this week raises the issue of race relations in suburban cities and towns.
When a Concord-Carlisle student found racially charged graffiti in the school's library earlier this week, it set in motion a conversation on race relations as well as an investigation into who may be the culprit. Concord-Carlisle is a school with a reported population of 80 percent white students; the predominantly white student-body has given rise to a conversation whether relatively homogenous populations are more susceptible to racial tensions. Schools in the area range from 63 percent white at Marlborough High to 93 percent white at Hopkinton High, as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Do you think the graffiti in Concord is a one-time incident, as the principal has suggested, or a bigger problem in the schools …