May 28, 2015
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OQS on NPR! May 27, 2015- Literally using the world as a classroom, Eliza Minnucci takes her students to the woods every Monday. Read or listen to the NPR news story at the following link: -Alexis Nelson

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Smart Transportation Week at HMMS

Smart Transportation Week at HMMS May 7, 2015- Initiated by the Student Council, HMMS hosted a “Smart Transportation Week” encouraging peers to bike, walk, take the bus or carpool to school all week long. Students reasoned, “Studies show that students who walk or bike to school arrive more alert and ready to learn. Biking and walking - and taking the bus and carpooling too - helps reduce pollution and traffic, saves money, and is fun too!” Perhaps the high...

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World as Our Classroom: FRANCE!

World as Our Classroom: FRANCE! April 29, 2015- Students who were fortunate enough to spend springtime in Paris -and other French villages- presented highlights from their trip at this week’s full-school assembly, Monday Morning meeting. These guys did the hits in a whirlwind tour de France: Paris, Nice, Monaco, Cote d’Azur, Nimes & Avignon in Provence, Carcassonne, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, St. Malo, and Normandy. Read more

HMMS Team Polaris 6th Grade College Fair

HMMS Team Polaris 6th Grade College Fair April 23, 2015- Team Polaris sixth graders, led by the terrific-teaching-trio Tristan Upson, Joan White, and Kara McKeever, are looking ahead to their academic careers. Polaris hosted a college fair poster session, inviting high school sophomore and junior students to attend. The fair was set up in two sections: New England colleges and schools farther flung nationwide. For this interdisciplinary project, each student researched and selected a college t...

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Spring Recess

Spring Recess April 22, 2015- Although winter is holding on tight, Spring Recess brought opportunities for rest, relaxation and adventure. A combined thirty-six of our students were escorted overseas to two different countries by their fearless teacher-chaperones. One group joined Scott Tarbox and Anderson Thorp in France where they traipsed through Paris and the surrounding banlieues. The other troupe traveled to Greece, making pilgrimage to ancient sit...

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World As Our Classroom: D.C.

World As Our Classroom: D.C. April 10, 2015- For the third consecutive year, the Social Studies Department ventured to Washington, D.C. with a group of 45 juniors, seniors and sophomores. The whirlwind itinerary (see below) doesn’t leave much room for rest; one teacher that I spoke with reported clocking ten miles on her pedometer on the first day alone! Read more


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