Dear Hampton Academy Families,
We would like to remind you that progress reports for the third quarter will be sent home the week of March 9-13. We believe that we are partners in the educational process and you provide invaluable insight and information about your child. If you have any questions or concerns regarding progress throughout the school year, please feel free to contact your child’s teachers’.
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Week, March 2-6, Hampton Academy students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including a book swap, be visited by UNH athletes, and book reviews from teachers and students. Students are encouraged to bring in books they are no longer reading and swap them. They will receive 1 ticket per book and can use those tickets to shop at the book swap which will be set up in the dining hall. Students can also bring books directly to the swap. Collection boxes are located in the library and in all language arts classrooms.
We wish to thank all of the parents, staff and students for a wonderful time on the slopes. Over 130 students participated in our ski program. We wish to thank Pat’s Peak Ski Area for all of their assistance with this popular after school activity.
March 10 is Election Day. The Winnacunnet High School dining hall is the polling site for Hampton. Our Spirit Day Fridays continue with Crazy Hat & Mismatch, Favorite Number Dress Day, and College Dress Day. The Student Council is sponsoring a dance on Friday, March 13, from 7-9 PM. Tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods, no tickets will be sold at the door. Our band and chorus will be participating in the All SAU’s Band and Chorus concerts. The chorus performance is scheduled on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 PM, and the band performance is Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 PM. These will be held in the WHS Auditorium.
Grade 8 students will be attending Step Up Day at WHS on Tuesday, March 10. Students will get a tour of the building and receive information on course electives. The elective sheets are due back by March 13. Grade 8 students are also getting closer to their fundraising goal for the New York City class trip in June. On Saturday, March 28, from 2–5 PM, Hampton Academy will host our very popular chili cook-off. Prizes, raffles and a variety of chili for every palette will be offered. A flyer will be sent home shortly with more details. We appreciate all the efforts of our parents’, students’, staff and community members who help make this a great culminating activity of their time here at Hampton Academy. Year book orders are now being accepted. This year we have added the option of soft or hard cover books. Yearbooks may be ordered on-line or by calling 926-2000. Deadline for ordering is April 24.
Sign-ups for spring sports will be held later this month. Academy students in good academic standing and with a current physical on file may participate in baseball, softball and track. Sign up information is announced daily during all lunch periods. If you have any questions, please call or email our athletic director, Ellen Morrissey.
There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, March 25, it is a teacher in-service training day. Please join us on March 19-21 for our school play, enjoy an evening of Fairy Tale Fantasy with “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” and “The Frog Prince of Spamalot” presented by the Hampton Academy Players. Performance times are 4PM on Thursday and 7PM on Friday and Saturday evening. For more ticket information call Hampton Academy at 926-2000.
Upcoming Hampton Academy events are listed below for your information. More school, academic and educational resources can be found on our school web site at www.sau90.org/ha or call 926-2000 if you have any questions or concerns.
David O’Connor, Principal Vic Sokul, Assistant Principal
Monday, March 2-6 Read Across America Week
Monday, March 2 Quebec Trip meeting, 7 PM
Friday, March 6 Mismatch and Crazy Hat Day
Tuesday, March 10 Election Day
Grade 8 Step Up Day, 9:30-1:00
Wednesday, March 11 Chorus performance at WHS, 6:30
Friday, March 13 Grade 8 Elective Forms due to Guidance
Favorite Number Day
Student Council Dance, 7-9 PM
Tuesday, March 17 Band performance at WHS, 6:00 PM
Thursday- Saturday, March 19-21 Hampton Academy Players –Eastman Gymnasium
Friday, March 20 College Dress Day
Wednesday, March 25 In-Service Day, No School for Students
School Board meeting, 6:30 PM, Town Offices
Friday, March 27 Grade 5-7 Parent Input Forms Sent Home
Saturday, March 28 2nd Annual Chili cook-off, dining hall, 2-5 PM
Wednesday, April 1 Grade 8 Oratorical-6 PM
Friday, April 10 Quarter 3 Grades Close