Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Add your photos to the gallery and show us how you made the first day of school special
It might be a cliché, but it is that time of the year again. It's time for yellow school buses to begin rolling through the town for several hours twice a day. It's time for crossing guards, time for teachers and home, time to say, "don't forget your lunch." Do you do anything special for the first day of school? Do you have special outfits? Upload your pictures here to show others what you do to mark 'that time of the year.'
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Find out how principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students can take advantage of all the site has to offer..
The school year is approaching, and Holliston-Hopkinton Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of the two school districts. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email Holliston@patch.com.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Find out how the towns' per capita spending on education compares to nearby cities and towns in Massachusetts.
As the school year approaches, parents will hear about new investments in their local school system or, sometimes, cuts to teachers and budgets. But how much do Hopkinton and Holliston spend on education for each person in town—in financial terms, its per capita education spending? The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts public policy research organization, recently released a spreadsheet tool to accompany its new handbook, "Guide to Sound Fiscal Management for Municipalities." The spreadsheet tool allows anyone to compare how much a city or town spends on various services, and how much the city or town spends per capita. Patch used the tool to compare 10 cities and towns in the area on per capita education spending. The Pioneer Institute …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Holliston Athletic Director Craig Najarian spoke about what he looks to accomplish in his first year on the job.
It's been just a short time since Craig Najarian took over as Holliston Athletic Director, and he is still getting settled, but Najarian knows what he wants to accomplish this year. "There are three keys to success," Najarian said. "The ability to overcome adversity, knowing how to be a good leader and the knowing how to learn from their mistakes." "If they can do those three things the wins and losses will work themselves out," Najarian said. Athletes have to prepare for sports the same way they need to prepare for life, Najarian said. "These kids are going to have college interviews, job interviews and they're going to need to know how to respond in all of these situations. For Najarian, this is a learning season. As his first year in …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
It was, and probably is, still a big deal.
Come the end of August, the air gets crisper. Students find out which teachers they're going to have. Vacations come to end, and reading lists must be completed. For those long distant from those days, the "back to school" feeling still can come back to the mind as quickly as the leaves fall from the trees. It only takes a smell, a breeze or the sight of a bus. One of the sharpest memories of heading back to school is certainly the memory of waiting for the bus in your first day of school outfit. After school shopping was done, how long did you debate on what to wear? Was it fashionable enough? What were your friends going to wear? And most importantly, where are your pics of the first day of school? Patch editors are loading theirs (some …
Monday, August 13, 2012
If you are having trouble making ends meet, your child may qualify for reduced-price lunches.
In these tough times, some families may have trouble buying lunches for their children. Luckily, the state has a program to help those families in need. Hopkinton and Holliston students will receive a reduced meal packet at the begining of the school year, which parents can fill out and send back. The forms apply to the whole family, so you only need to fill out one if you have multiple children. If your gross household income is below the figures in the chart below, you may qualify for reduced-price meals.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Center School just released their kindergarten supply list, find out what's on it.
Center School Kindergarten Student Supply List 2012-2013 3 boxes of Crayola 8 pack (primary colors) crayons (Please purchase regular size crayons, not the large size.) 6 Elmer’s white LARGE glue stix (Please purchase the white glue, not the purple glue as it dries too fast.) 1 speckled composition notebook Pictures of supplies are located on our website: www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/Center Thank you very much!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.
Lunch boxes have changed in design and shape over the years, but the basic idea is the same. Along with space inside for a cold drink, sandwich and snack, the cover is devoted to a favorite cartoon, character, TV show or movie. That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target. Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. (Yes, I've gone to one.) Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What was it? Have a picture handy? Share it with Patch!
Find out when School Starts in Holliston and what other days your kids will have off.
Curious what days you need to take off to match your childrens' vacations Here's a look at the schedule for Holliston Public Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year. Yom Kippur (NO SCHOOL) Scheduled Last Day of School (HALF DAY)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
It was a swooping good time at Elmwood School this morning as Swoops greeted children with high fives and hugs.
Principal Ilene Silver along with the school mascot, swoops, greeted the second and third graders as they returned from summer break.