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Archive | January, 2015

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Friendship Week – February 9 to13

Let your star shine! Hooksett Memorial students and staff will be participating in Friendship Week from February 9th-13th. Each day presents a new theme focusing on accepting yourself, promoting self-esteem, and celebrating the uniqueness of every individual. There will be a culminating visit from TIGER the following week to further enhance our celebration! Monday, February […]

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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

In late March and early April, students at HMS will be taking the Smarter Balanced testing. Click HERE for a series of practice tests that will allow your children the opportunity to practice the format of the test questions. Children will have some opportunity at school to use the same practice tests.

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Mr. Mike’s Exxon Donates $500 to HMS

We thank Mr. Mike’s Exxon, on Bypass 28, for their generous donation of $500.00 to the students of Hooksett Memorial School. These funds are to be used on materials/activities that will benefit all students. The materials/activities funded by this donation will be determined based upon staff input.

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TIGER is coming to HMS!

On February 18, 2015, as part of our Friendship Week celebration we will once again welcome the performers from the TIGER troupe.  The philosophy of TIGER is to reduce bullying in our school community. TIGER stands for Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility.  This year will showcase “Let Your Star Shine.” The performance will encourage […]

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Peer Leaders Addressing Bullying

Peer Leaders are addressing the issue of bullying.  They have created a bulletin board for the cafeteria and will be working on a video which will include the following: Be an Upstander Tell an adult Ask them to stop Just try to fix it Role model….playing with those excluded School wide announcements about problems and […]

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“Star Light Star Bright” – Grade 5 Guidance

Fifth grade students were given 5 – point paper stars.  They were instructed to make a wish for themselves and a wish for their class.  Some examples:  I wish I could perfect my foul shot; I wish I would participate more in class; I wish I could get along better with my siblings.  Some class […]

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Researching in the Media Center

HMS fifth graders learned some online safety tips during a Media Center lesson earlier this month. Other recent lessons have included using keywords to search effectively for online information, comparing print encyclopedias with online versions, and how to avoid plagiarism. Our fifth graders are working hard to become good researchers!

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Thanks Hooksett Grange!

Each third grader recently got a special gift from our friends at the Hooksett Grange – a brand new dictionary!  Students had a great time discovering all the dictionary has to offer in addition to words, wonderful words.  Some favorite entries were the sections on sign language and the longest word.  Thank you Hooksett Grange!