Hopedale JSHS E-Blast!
This Week at HJSHS!
May 10, 2018
Weekly Announcements:
  • After Prom Party Volunteers Needed After Prom Party Sign-Up: Parents: Please sign up to volunteer or donate items for the Hopedale After Prom Party (Overnight from Friday, May 18th to Saturday, May 19th). If you would like to help out, please sign up by clicking the image at the right and scroll down! Thank you! APP Sign Ups
  • Community Service Opportunity: Looking for community service hours? Sign up to help set up, work at and/or take down the Art Show! See Mrs. Buchanan for more details.
  • Class of 2019 Volunteers Needed (Students & Parents): The Junior class needs student volunteers for the Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12th . Donations for the Senior Tea, Wednesday, May 16th, are also needed. Parents and students: Please see the email from Mrs. Connors to sign up.
  • Thank You from the Spanish Club!: The Spanish Club would like to thank everyone who supported this week's fundraiser. We raised over $100 which will benefit the victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
  • Raider's Cry Magazine Wants You!: The Raider's Cry Magazine is looking for potential editors for the upcoming school year! Signups will be held on the Raider's Cry board by the Art Room for all who would like to apply for a potential position. Any interested students going into 10th, 11th or 12th grade in this following school year are welcome.
  • Boston Pride Parade: The Hopedale GSA is marching in the Boston Pride parade for the 4th year in a row on Saturday, June 9th! It is an incredible event that is attended by close to a million people, and we would like to invite anyone from Hopedale Jr. Sr. High School to join us. Come show your pride with your LGBT family, friends, and peers. Anyone interested in attending should return their permission slips to Mr. Mancone by Monday, May 14th. Anyone who passes in permission slips after the 14th may not get the discounted ticket price for the train into Boston.
  • SAT Summer Preparatory Class: For anybody planning on taking the SAT, Mrs. Dafonte will be teaching a SAT Prep Class over the summer, from July 30th to August 2nd. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! For more information or to register, please go to the 2018 SAT Prep Registration Form
  • SEPAC Sensory Processing & Info Session: Hopedale SEPAC is co-sponsoring a FREE sensory processing and regulation info/strategy session for parents, caregivers and teachers. Join us Monday, May 21st at 6:30pm at the Hopedale Community House for this amazing presentation by Colleen Whiting. Get some great ideas for home and school! RSVP to hopedalesepac@gmail.com.
  • DECA Online Raffle Online Raffle: If you want to win some fantastic prizes, enter DECA's online raffle! Some of the prizes include a Prezos gift card and tickets for a rhino encounter! Win some cool prizes and support Hopedale DECA at the same time! See what amazing prizes are being raffled at Go.RallyUp.com Raffle will be drawn on May 18th
From Principal Atherton:
  • Career & Construction Students: Good luck to Mr. Bertand's Career & Construction students as they compete as defending champs tonight at the Furniture Trust Contest in Boston!
  • Join HJSHS for a Night of the Arts! The Hopedale Jr.-Sr. High School Art Show will be tonight, Thursday May 10th from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Artwork from students in grades 7 through 12 will be present with special senior displays. In addition there will be a fundraiser for Empty Bowls. All members of the community are welcome to attend!
  • Senior High Concert: The Senior High Concert is tonight, Thursday, May 10th at 7pm in the auditorium, featuring performances by Chamber Winds Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, A Cappella Ensemble, and the Senior High Chorus. Admission is free.
  • Junior High Concert: The Junior High concert will be Thursday, May 17th at 7pm in the auditorium, featuring performances by the Junior High Jazz Ensemble, Junior High Concert Band, and the Junior High Chorus. Admission is free.
  • Blue Raider 5K: This Saturday! The 10th Annual Hopedale JSHS Raider 5K Run/Walk, Fun Run, and Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Hopedale Boosters, will be held Saturday, May 12. Race proceeds will benefit the Hopedale Jr/Sr High School Athletic Department. Registration begins at 8:00am, the Fun Run starts at 9:30am, and the 5k Race Starts at 10:00am. Register online at active.com and join the festivities at the Family Fun Day!
  • School Council: If any parents or community members would like to join the HJSHS School Council for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact Principal Atherton's office.
  • Thank You PTO!: Thank you to the Hopedale PTO for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon this past Monday!
  • Dress Code Reminder: All students should be wearing school appropriate attire to school as the weather gets warmer. Please refer to the student handbook to review the dress code policy.
Upcoming Events:
May 10th
  • HJSHS Art Show: A Night of the Arts! | 6-8pm | HJSHS Caf
  • May 10th
  • Senior High Spring Concert | 7pm | Auditorium
  • May 12th
  • Raider 5k Run/Walk & Family Fun Day | 9:30am Fun Run, 10:00am 5k | Bus Loop
  • May 15th
  • 30th Annual Honors Scholars Night | 7:30pm
  • May 16th
  • Senior Tea | 2pm | Main Hall, Community House
  • May 17th
  • Junior High Spring Concert | 7pm | Auditorium
  • May 18th
  • Prom | 6pm | Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • May 18th
  • After Prom Party | 11pm - 5am | HJSHS
  • May 28th
  • Senior Cruise | 4pm | Boston
  • May 29th
  • Senior Sports Awards | 7pm | Auditorium
  • May 30th
  • Baccalaureate | 7pm | Union Evangelical Church
  • May 31st
  • Class Night | 7pm | Auditorium
  • June 2nd
  • Graduation Ceremony | 2pm | Community House
  • Test Dates:
    May 11th
  • AP U.S. History Exam | 8am
  • May 14th
  • AP Biology Exam | 8am
  • May 15th
  • 8th Grade Math MCAS | AP Calc A+B Exam | 8am
  • May 16th
  • 8th Grade Math MCAS
  • May 18th
  • AP European History | 12pm
  • May 21st
  • 8th Grade STE MCAS
  • May 22nd
  • 8th Grade STE MCAS
  • May 23th
  • 10th Grade Math MCAS
  • May 24th
  • 10th Grade Math MCAS
  • June 6th
  • 9th Grade STE MCAS
  • June 7th
  • 9th Grade STE MCAS
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