Hopedale JSHS E-Blast!
This Week at HJSHS!
May 24, 2018
Weekly Announcements:
  • 2018 Summer Reading Choices: The 2018 Summer Reading List is now available! Any students who complete the summer assignment will recieve a free homework pass to be used in any class!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Graduation Gift Idea - Dorm Co Gift Cards: To all seniors and parents preparing for college, this is your opportunity to save money on dorm necessities while helping Hopedale DECA at the same time! By using the Dorm Co. link below, you can get great dorm room supplies while raising money for Hopedale DECA. All graduating seniors will receive a $5 gift card to Dorm Co. when they get their caps and gowns. To take advantage of this great opportunity and visit the Dorm Co. Online Store.
From Principal Atherton:
  • No Homework Weekend!: This weekend (May 26-28) will be a No Homework Weekend for students.
  • New Athletic Director!: We are pleased to announce we have hired a new Athletic Director, Stephanie Ridolfi. Stephanie is currently the Athletic Director/Dean of Students for Marian High School. Thank you to the members of the interview committee for all their hard work.
  • Thank you to PTO!: Thank you to the Hopedale PTO for the Hopedale After Prom Party this past Friday night/Saturday morning. The students had a great time!
  • Senior Grades: For seniors, grades will close on Friday, May 25th.
  • Senior Self-Defense Class: Thank you to Julie Guido and Christine Howard Guido from The Fred Villari Studio of Self Defense in Holliston for conducting Hopedale's Class of 2018 Self Defense Class.
  • HJSHS Art Show!: Thank you to everybody who came out and supported the Hopedale Jr.-Sr. High School Art Show! To view some photos from the Art Show, feel free to access the 2018 HJSHS Art Show Gallery.
  • 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.
  • Locker Clean Out Reminder: Parents, please remind students to clean out their lockers and check the lost and found.
  • 3rd Quarter Students of the Term!: Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Students of the term:

    Cam Whiting (Grade 7)
    Chase Levasseur (Grade 8)
    Gianna DiRienzo (Grade 9)
    Zoe Athanasopoulos (Grade 10)
    McKay Calabrese (Grade 11)
    Hailey Cote (Grade 12)
    Tyler Welch (Grade 12)

    Well done guys!
  • 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 25th
  • No Homework Weekend
  • May 25th
  • Class Elections | Grades 9 - 11
  • May 26th
  • Student Council Car Wash | 10am - 2pm | HJSHS
  • May 28th
  • Senior Cruise | 4pm | Boston
  • May 29th
  • Senior Sports Awards | 7pm | Auditorium
  • May 30th
  • Baccalaureate | 7pm | Union Evangelical Church
  • May 31st
  • 5th & 6th Grade FinLit Presentation | 10:30 - 11:30am | Elementary School
  • May 31st
  • Class Night | 6:30pm | Auditorium
  • June 2nd
  • Graduation Ceremony | 2pm | Community House
  • June 20th
  • Last Day of School!
  • Test Dates:
    June 6th
  • 9th Grade STE MCAS
  • June 7th
  • 9th Grade STE MCAS
  • June 14th
  • Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams
  • June 15th
  • Periods 3 & 4 Final Exams
  • June 18th
  • Periods 5 & 6 Final Exams
  • June 19th
  • Periods 7 & Make-Up Final Exams
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    Teacher: Tim Maguire

    Science teacher Timothy Maguire has been focused teaching his AP Biology class the core foundations of biology all year, but now that the AP test is over, his class has begun to engage in fun and interesting lab activities. Recently, Mr. Maguire set up a lab that allowed the students to dissect and examine cow eyeballs, and the most recent lab that his class has been taking part in the dissecting of sheep hearts. In labs such as these, the students have been able to continue their learning of anatomy and life science, while relaxing and having fun at the same time.
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