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Grade 2 to 3 Step Up Day and Parent Meeting

On Monday, June 12, 2017, upcoming third grade students will visit and tour HMS. Grade three teachers and staff will introduce them to our school and highlight all that makes HMS a wonderful learning community. Parents of incoming third graders are invited to attend a meeting that evening, from 6:00-7:30PM. Administration and several grade three […]

Grade 3 Visits Head School in Hooksett

All HMS third grade classes enjoyed their field trips to Hooksett’s Head School during May 2017, as the “school marms” provided them with a living history experience of what school was like in the 1840’s. Congratulations to the Head School Society and the Heritage Commission for creating and supporting this outstanding educational program and for […]

Grade 5 Trip to Minute Man National Historical Park

On Wednesday, May 24th, the fifth grade class took a field trip to Minute Man National Historical Park, in Concord and Lexington, MA. The weather was beautiful and the students were very excited about seeing the sites they had read and heard about while studying the American Revolution. Students were prepared to make presentations at […]

Trail Tale

Mrs. Brotherson’s class has invited classes to take a walk on the “HMS TRAIL TALE.” In a belated celebration of Earth Day (April 22) and just because the weather is getting so beautiful, they have created a TRAIL TALE around the school. The TRAIL TALE starts near the front door and goes around the building. […]

Engineering in Reverse

On June 12 & June 14, Grade five classrooms will be collaborating with staff and sailors from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on a reverse engineering project. Students will be able take apart appliances to see how they work. Students will then attempt to put the devices back together again. Each class will have 1.5 hours […]

David R. Cawley Middle School Grade Six Orientation

On Wednesday, June 7, all fifth grade students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation in the afternoon to meet their future grade six teachers. The teachers will give a tour of the school, fifth graders will have a snack in the cafeteria, and then meet with the principal, Mr. Benson. On that evening, there is […]

Falcon cam

Naming the Falcons

Ms. Amato’s 4th graders have been avidly watching the Manchester NH Falcon Cam (a joint effort of the New Hampshire Audubon Society, the Brady Sullivan Properties, and Single Digits Corporation) since the adult pair began their “nestorations” of this year’s scrape. The pair of Peregrine Falcons reside at the Brady Sullivan Tower at 1750 Elm […]

Inflatable Planetarium

Thanks to a grant from the Hooksett PTA and the support of our local Home Depot, two fifth grade teachers created a vinyl planetarium here at HMS. All fifth grade teachers collaborated to develop a plan to include all students in this unique learning experience that extends their science lessons. All fifth grade students created […]

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students are currently participating in the state-administered Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy. 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, untimed and adaptive. The assessments […]

Strategies to Enhance Student Performance

Our teachers have been focused on making math lessons the most effective and efficient use of their math block time. They have worked hard to make learning student centered. Classroom teachers have moved towards acting as a ‘guide’ during math instruction allowing students to explore, discover and discuss math concepts. This has been done through […]