Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hopkinton Schools: Early Childhood Education: “A Vision for the Future”

Come hear Hopkinton Superintendent Cathy Macleod and Hopkinton Center School Principal Lauren Dubeau present a vision for early childhood education and share your ideas. 

Early Childhood Education: “A Vision for the Future”
  • Monday, November 18th, 2013
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Center School Cafeteria
  • Presentation followed by questions and answers
  • Childcare available from 6:45 – 9:00 p.m. in Center School room 9 (near the cafeteria).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Join ESBC for site walk and Pre-K facility tour - Oct 23 4:00 p.m.

Elementary School Building Committee

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

4:00 p.m. - Corner of Hilltop Road and Hayden Rowe Street


1. Community Input: Community members are invited to share ideas, state opinions, or ask questions.

2. Approve Meeting Minutes.

3. Site Walk: Irvine property - The committee will host a site walk to gain first hand perspective on privately owned land that may be available for consideration.

4. Tour: Hopkinton Integrated Pre-School (park and enter behind Middle School) - this portion of the meeting is expected to commence by approximately 5:00 p.m.

5. Other Business

6. Set Next Meeting Dates

2013 World Series Schedule - Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals

All games start at 8:00 p.m. Boston time:
  1. Oct. 23 (Wednesday), Boston
  2. Oct. 24 (Thursday), Boston
  3. Oct. 26 (Saturday), St. Louis
  4. Oct. 27 (Sunday), St. Louis
  5. Oct. 28 (Monday), St. Louis
  6. Oct. 30 (Wednesday), Boston
  7. Oct. 31 (Thursday), Boston

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer Site Walks - Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee

The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee walked the land at Elmwood School, Center School and abutting Hehn property on August 1st.  The event was part of the continuing preliminary work as the community awaits response on whether Hopkinton will be selected for participation in the MSBA grant program.

For an 8 minute video of the August 1st site walk, click here:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Elementary School Building Committee - Preliminary Work Underway

From HCAM.TV: "Elementary School Building Committee - Preliminary Work Underway"

michelle's picture by Michelle Murdock, News Director

Although still waiting for acceptance of the Feasibility Studies for Center and Elmwood School submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) met in June to begin preliminary investigations into possible sites for a solution to the Center School project. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the meeting with Elaine Lazarus, Hopkinton's Director of Land Use, Planning and Permitting and Brian Turner, Regional Manager of Williams Scotsman, a modular construction company.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mass Dash Relay

Here's the route my 12 person team ran over the weekend in the Mass Dash Relay. Our team raised over $3,600 for the Jimmy Fund and had a great time running.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ESBC Sets Summer Agenda

Following a unanimous Town Meeting vote to fund a Center School feasibility study, Hopkinton’s Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) met recently to discuss next steps. At the May 22 and June 5 meetings, ESBC members expressed a desire to use time over the Summer to develop foundational knowledge that may be helpful once the formal Feasibility Study is initiated, and plan community engagement activities. 

"While Hopkinton awaits a decision by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), expected by early Fall, the committee is eager to build on community momentum and continue to advance the effort," said ESBC Chairman Joe Markey. “Any decisions regarding either the nature or the location of a solution to the constraints at Center School will occur after MSBA engagement, when we initiate the actual Feasibility Study, but there is preliminary work we can do now,” added Markey.

ESBC Clerk Rob Nickerson emphasized, "All of this work will take place in our posted public meetings, and we encourage anyone in the community to attend and participate." Nickerson said the preliminary work that the committee plans include: facility tours at both the existing Center School and Pre-K facility (currently housed in the Middle School), site walks at properties that could be used if a decision is made to rebuild rather than renovate, and knowledge-building sessions with experts in land use planning and school building practices.

As more information is gathered, the committee will announce additional events to inform the public and gather new questions and feedback. Meanwhile, those interested can follow the committee’s actions on Twitter (@HopkintonESBC), and on the Hopkinton town website at

“Transparency and community engagement are two of our guiding principles,” said Markey. “We want to be sure that both the committee and the community are learning together and getting answers to important questions that will continue to come up throughout the process."

The ESBC’s next public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 7:00 PM in Town Hall, Room 215. A detailed agenda is available at:!searchin/allagendas/esbc.

Tech Sandbox Ignites Entrepreneurship in MetroWest

Couldn't this work for Hopkinton?  Test your new technology startup ideas while living in this vibrant community that boasts miles of hiking trails, a 200 plus member running club, great schools, and a thriving culture of small and home based businesses.  Ditch the traffic and 2-hour commute and get to work in Hopkinton!

I think it could!

TechSandBox Looking to Rally Entrepreneurs in Boston’s MetroWest
"Here’s a concept: a Boston-area startup incubator outside of Route 128."

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hopkinton Running Club raised over $4,000 for OneFund Boston

On April 20th, numbers swelled into the hundreds for the Hopkinton Running Club's weekly Saturday morning run.  The run was aimed at demonstrating community support for those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon finish line a few days earlier. The event raised over $4,000 for One Fund Boston.

April 16th, Boston Globe: At race's starting point, Hopkinton grapples with Boston Marathon's horrific finish

April 17th, Boston Globe: In Hopkinton, Residents gather on the Common to reflect

April 17th: Idea emerges for a Saturday run:

April 20th: Hundreds gather at Hopkinton Town Common to run:


Monday, April 29, 2013

News coverage

Local news outlets have been very interested in the initiation of the Elementary School Building Committee in Hopkinton, MA, and a related article on the agenda for Hopkinton Annual Town Meeting May 6th, 2013. 

Here's a list of related news items from MetroWestDailyNews: