Graduation caps in air

Schools Notebook: Locals honored at Worcester Academy; residents graduate from URI

Worcester Academy held its 187th commencement exercises June 4. Among the 129 graduates were Hopkinton residents Lauren Gray, Yixin Huang and Emma Potas. For the second semester, Potas received first honors, while Huang and Gray...
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Mass. education commissioner announces statewide mask requirement for K-12 students, staff

The state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education — after previously indicating each district would make its own determination — on Tuesday announced a statewide mask requirement for all public K-12 students and staff...
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School bus routes finalized, available for viewing

The Hopkinton Public Schools Transportation Department announced Monday that bus routes for the 2021-22 school year have been finalized and are available at the transportation page on the schools website. Parents can find their...
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School Committee votes unanimously to start school year with universal mask policy

The School Committee voted 5-0 at its meeting Thursday night to open the school year with the requirement that all students and staff wear masks. The policy will be reviewed on a monthly basis as...
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Board of Health recommends masks in Hopkinton schools

Masks should be worn in the Hopkinton Public Schools when students return to class as part of “a layered approach” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Health recommended to the School...
Aryan Shah

HHS senior runs so others can have water

Growing up in Hopkinton, Aryan Shah has enjoyed many privileges that most people of the world are unable to experience. Following a conversation last year with his father, Jinal, the rising senior at Hopkinton...
Shelly Moran

Math coach Moran adds fun to summer learning

Shelly Moran, the math coach for the Hopkinton Public Schools, never figured she would be teaching the subject to which she once had an aversion when she was in school. “I was a reluctant math...
Lauren Strechay

Schools Notebook: HHS duo honored at Invention Convention

Hopkinton High School students Nicolette Buonora and Lauren Strechay won two awards at the sixth annual Invention Convention U.S. Nationals, hosted by The Henry Ford Museum online this spring. The girls were waiting for...
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School Committee roundup: Mask use for upcoming school year debated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYXDhiAmhs The use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was discussed at Thursday’s School Committee meeting, with a vote expected at the next meeting on Aug. 19. Representatives for two groups — one for...
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Superintendent to discuss return to school, face coverings at School Committee meeting Thursday

An email from Superintendent of Schools Carol Cavanaugh to district families Monday indicated that Thursday’s School Committee meeting will include a presentation — but not a vote — about the return to school and...