Hampton Academy

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May 1, 2015

Dear Hampton Academy Families,

            Our last seven weeks at Hampton Academy will be exciting ones with many different learning opportunities for students.   Classes will be participating in field trips, specialty days and enrichment activities.  As we continue to have high expectations of the students representing Hampton Academy, please review academic, behavior expectations and the dress code with your child.  For your planning, the last day of school for students is Friday, June 19.  Dismissal is at 12 PM.  The 8th grade final assembly is Thursday, June 18, 6:30 PM, at Hampton Academy.  Seating under the tent is limited but there is plenty of lawn seating available.

Grade 7 students began Smarter Balance Testing last month with the reading portion of the exam.  The testing went smoothly thanks to the planning and preparation by staff and the technology components worked flawlessly.  We will continue testing in grades 6 & 8 this month.   

Grade 8 students will be preparing to take science NECAP tests. These tests will be administered Tuesday-Thursday, May 5, 6, and 7.  Students should eat a good breakfast, arrive at school on time, and be well rested.  Your support and your child’s attendance will positively impact this benchmark testing.  If you have any questions regarding the assessment, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or us at 926-2000. A complete schedule of testing dates are listed below.  Our Memorial Day assembly is Friday, May 22, at 8:45 AM.  All are welcome. 

            We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have participated in our fundraisers this year. These events were community-wide efforts to raise money for enrichment activities and our grade 8 class trip.   We are proud to announce that Hampton Academy received checks for almost $200 in contribution from the Box Tops for Education program.    The Hampton PTA donated $2000 for enrichment activities. The proceeds will be used to support cultural and arts activities, field trips and guest speaker events. We would like to thank all of you for contributing so generously to support our school.

            The WHS Mixer is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at Winnacunnet.  There is an Early Release Day on Wednesday, May 13. There is no school on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.   Please mark your calendar, May 28 we will host our annual Celebration of Learning. This event will take place here at Hampton Academy from 6:30 to 8:00. This evening honors the hard work of our students and much of their work will be on display.  As this is a busy time of year, please take time to check your child’s team page and view our Blackboard Connect messages. Upcoming events listed below.


David O’Connor, Principal                                             Vic Sokul, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events:                 

May 4-May 8                                       Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Smarter Balance Math Testing, Grade 7

                                                            Smarter Balance Math Testing, Grade 6

May 5-May 7                                        Grade 8 Science NECAP                                            

Wednesday, May 6                              School Nurse’s Day

Friday, May 8                                       WHS Mixer for 8th grade students

Grade 7 Rotary Club Career Fair, 8-11 AM

May 11-15                                         Smarter Balance Reading Testing, Grade 8

                                                          Smarter Balance Reading Testing, Grade 6

Wednesday, May 13                          Early Release 12 PM

Saturday, May 16                   Silent Auction for Jack Hansen, 9-3 PM, dining hall

Monday, May 18                                 Progress Reports issued

May 19-May 26                                  Smarter balance Math Testing, Grade 8

Tuesday, May 19                                PTA, Centre School, 7 PM                 

Thursday, May 21               Medieval Market, Expo of the America’s, 6:30 - 8 PM

Friday, May 22                                  Memorial Day Assembly - 8:45 AM

Monday, May 25                                No School - Memorial Day Observance

May 26- June 2                                 Scholastic Book Fair, Library

Thursday, May 28                             Celebration of Learning, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 3- 5                      Grade 8 Class Trip to NYC

Friday, June 5                                   Grade 5 Visits the Academy

Thursday, June 11                         Grade 6 Parent Information Night, 6:30 - 7:30

Monday, June 15                               Spring Concert

                                                          New Registrations

June 16 - 17                                      Grade 6 to Hammond Castle

Thursday, June 18                             Grade 8 Final Assembly, 6:30 PM

Friday, June 19                                  Last Day for students, 12 PM dismissal