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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!

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“The Hour of Code” at HMS – December 8-14, 2014

During the week of December 8-14, 2014, an initiative called “The Hour of Code” will be presented as a whole school Tier 1 enrichment opportunity hosted by the Advancing Learning Programs. This will reach all 488 students at HMS, teaching them the basics of coding through a variety of interactive games. Our world is surrounded […]

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Squirm – Grade 3 Performances

On November 24th and 25th, third grade students performed SQUIRM, a wiggly, giggly, squiggly musical during the school day. They prepared the songs and scenes in music class with the assistance of their homeroom teachers and the unified arts team. Families were invited to attend the performances, which took place from 2:15-2:45 pm in the […]

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Grade 3 Students Honor Our Veterans

Ms. Brown & Mrs. Coulon’s class worked hard on making Veteran’s Day cards for the community to put on tables at the neighborhood Applebee’s Restaurant to show their appreciation for the many veterans in our community.   Veterans and their families were truly thankful for the students’ time and effort put into the cards.

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Ukuleles at HMS

Hooksett Memorial School is excited to add ukuleles to the general music program! Pictured above:  Mrs. Githmark’s class posing with the ukuleles on the first day.

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Grade 5 Library Club

The 5th Grade Library Club meets weekly to help Ms. Beaudoin and Mrs. Williams with creating book displays and bookmarks, shelving books, helping with recycling and the iPads, and making the library an inviting space for the entire school.  This year’s group includes 55 students organized into three teams: Team Animorphs, Team Star Wars, and […]

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Author Presentation – Grade 5

Joshua Dudley, former student of Hooksett schools, and author of the Lost in Oz series, presented to each 5th grade class. He brought alive the literary elements using the classic story, The Wizard of Oz.  Within each group’s presentation, he engaged the students in creating their own class story, using characters generated by students employing […]

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Grade 3 – “We need seeds!”

“We NEED seeds!”  That’s what third grade students recently discovered when studying plant growth and development.  Students were asked to complete ‘seed projects,’ which displayed a variety of seeds seen in everyday life.  What did they discover? …That seeds are here, there, and everywhere!

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October 2014 – Guidance with Mrs. Berger

We read “Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson.  This is a story about a very clever dad who tricks his son into spending an entire day with his enemy.  “Even worse, you have to be nice to him.”  In the end the boys become friends.  The classes then created all the ingredients needed for a good […]

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“Fabulous Flora” – Grade 5

The NH Division of Parks and Recreation visited HMS on October 10th to present “Fabulous Flora” to the 5th grade. Each class participated in an interpretive program facilitated by 2 SCA NH Corps members, Ranger Claire and Ranger Lauren. Students extended their learning of ecosystems by learning about omnivores, carnivores and herbivores by tracking the […]