Month: February 2013

Draft School Calendar for Next Year

Draft School Calendar for Next Year

At the February 7 School Committee meeting, Dr Hiersche presented the first draft of the school calendar for 2013-14. Click here to view the DRAFT Calendar. Dr Hiersche made some changes from the typical Hopkinton calendar, such as moving Early Release Days to Fridays. The […]






Hopkinton Teachers Blogging from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands during Vacation Week

Hopkinton Teachers Blogging from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands during Vacation Week

Several Hopkinton educators have been participating in a professional development study tour program since November. This month, they are ready to set off for the on-tour component of this program and Asst. Superintendent Dr. DeMello invites you to follow them on her blog. Additionally all […]






DISC 25% Design Approved by Selectmen

DISC 25% Design Approved by Selectmen

At their February 5 meeting, the Board of Selectmen unanimously accepted the 25% design plan for the Downtown Corridor Project by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee and the Town Engineer and authorized the Town Manager to submit it to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Once […]






Cathy MacLeod Selected as Superintendent

Cathy MacLeod Selected as Superintendent

At its January 30 Working Session, the Hopkinton School Committee voted to enter into contract negotiations with Ms. Cathy MacLeod, for the position of Superintendent of Schools. MacLeod is currently the Assistant Superintendent in Easton. The decision was reached after interviews, site visits to each of […]






Budget Update: Grade 7 Class Size, Fees and more

Budget Update: Grade 7 Class Size, Fees and more

At its January 31 Working Session, the School Committee voted to submit a 2013-14 budget to the Town Manager, which represents a 4.4% increase over the current year’s budget. Key changes from the budget originally presented by Dr Hiersche in December include: 10% Reduction in […]






Teacher Evaluations – New State Mandate

Teacher Evaluations – New State Mandate

You may have noticed a budget line item of $271,000 in Hopkinton’s 2013-14 budget for Educator Supervision and Evaluation. This is due to the new state regulations requiring more frequent and more detailed teacher evaluations. Although the new system is expected to produce better results, […]






Town Election Season has Begun – Save the Dates

Town Election Season has Begun – Save the Dates

Many seats are open for our local town election coming up on May 20, 2013. The following is a list of positions on the ballot as well as important upcoming election dates. To become a candidate a person must be a registered voter in Hopkinton […]