Hopedale JSHS E-Blast!
This Week at HJSHS!
May 31, 2018
Weekly Announcements:
  • 2018 Summer Reading Choices: The Required 2018 Summer Reading List is now available! Upon completion of the written summer assignment, students will receive a free homework pass to be used in any class! Also, the Summer Reading Book Talks will be conducted for students in the Media Center on June 4 and 5 during English classes.
  • Boston Pride Parade: Students attending the Boston Pride Parade should bring in $10 for the train tickets to Mr. Mancone as soon as possible. Please see Mr. Mancone if you have any questions.
  • APUSH Meeting!: There will be a meeting for all students taking AP United States History for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, June 6th in Mr. Mancone's room at 2:05. Please let Mr. Mancone know if you will be unable to attend.
  • Family Fun Night
  • Family Fun Night!: The Hopedale Cultural Council will be hosting a Family Fun Night on Wednesday, June 20th, beginning at 6pm. Join the Hopedale Community at the Town Park for a fun night of music, games, and prizes!
  • 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. To take advantage of this great opportunity, visit the Dorm Co. Online Store.
  • 2018 Summer Concerts
  • 2018 Summer Band Concerts: The Hopedale Cultural Council will be sponsoring multiple band concerts throughout the course of the summer. More info can be found on the event flyer.
  • 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
From Principal Atherton:
  • Thank you to the Boosters!: Thank you to the Hopedale Athletics Boosters for a great Senior Sports Awards on Tuesday Night.
  • Thank you to the Union Church!: Thank you to the Union Church for hosting Baccalaureate on Wednesday Night. It was a great night of reflection and memories!
  • Thank you to the Hopedale Fire Department and FF Kelley: Thank you for conducting HJSHS Senior Week CPR Training!
  • Summer Food Drive: The Hopedale Memorial Elementary School Student Council will be collecting food donations until to June 15th to distribute to families in the Hopedale School District. Donations can be dropped off at numerous locations, including the main offices at the Bright Beginnings Center, Elementary School, and High School. For more information or to get involved, please contact Barbara Mangano at
    (508) 634-2214 or bmangano@hopedaleschools.org.
  • 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.
  • Locker Clean Out Reminder: Parents, please remind students to clean out their lockers and check the lost and found.
  • 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 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: John Mancone

    History teacher, John Mancone, is currently teaching his 7th grade classes about the ancient Romans and their Empire. One of the most important aspects of the Roman life was their military and fighting techniques. Mr. Mancone has had his 7th graders do research projects on the Romans and instead of just having the students give presentations, he had them display their research on Roman war shields. After they talked about their research he took his classes outside and had the kids learn about the Roman's fighting techniques and formations. For more photos, visit Mr. Mancone's twitter here.
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