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Archive | March, 2017

Expo Nights at HMS

Students and their families are invited to visit our school to view examples of students learning and work from the 2016/2017 school year. Projects, writing activities, and various student work from academic and Unified Arts classes will be on display throughout the school building and/or in classrooms.   Monday, April 17 – Grade 3 Expo […]

ALPs at Hooksett Memorial

Congratulations to Jack Welch, a third grade student, for winning the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Challenge for his age category. Jack’s curiosity led him to pose the question “How will the technology of the future change the way we learn?” His detailed drawing added greatly to his entry. Out of over 3,400 entries submitted, […]

Grade 5 Trip to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Fifth grade classrooms visited the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on March 22. This visit added to student knowledge of space after reading selections in our Imagine It reading series called Our Corner of the Universe. Some fifth grade students completed “Mystery Science” missions before attending the planetarium trip. Why does the sun rise and set? and […]

Inflatable Planetarium

Thanks to a grant from the Hooksett PTA and the support of our local Home Depot, two fifth grade teachers have received materials to support students in the creation of their own planetarium here at HMS. All fifth grade teachers are collaborating to develop a plan to include all students in this unique learning experience […]

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students at HMS will be participating in the state-administered Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy starting April 10. The assessments are intended to provide an academic checkup by measuring real-world skills such as critical thinking and problem solving along with a student’s proficiency of the grade level standards. The assessment is web-based, […]

National Library Week

The HMS Media Center will be celebrating National Library Week again this year with a week of special programming. This year, the Media Center will be transformed into “Fairytale Land” as student groups work together to solve a series of puzzles and clues to locate a secret spell. Students will be using a Breakout EDU […]