School and town officials in accord on financial management plan

May 12, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer In the spirit of moving forward together — with the best interests of town departments, the schools, and Hingham citizens uppermost in mind during a difficult time in Hingham’s history — the Selectmen and School Committee support what they consider to be an “active and forward-thinking” Fiscal 2021 …

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The Foster School Talent Show went on … virtually!

Pictured above: Teddy, Audrey and Clara Lambert, Teacher Appreciation Week Slideshow & Show Performers May 11, 2020 submitted by the Foster School Talent Show Team 2020 (Vanessa Hsu, Sarah Melia, Alyssa Mercer, Elena Olin & Kelly Hoppe). All courtesy photos. On Saturday evening, March 28th, the Hingham High stage should have been lit up, featuring the talents …

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Sharing the Harvest–Hingham High School Greenhouse Program Gives Back

Betsey Grosse and Sophia Oomen tending to the lettuce. May 6, 2020 by Sophia Oomen-Lochtefeld (HHS Class of 2020) Though the Hingham Public Schools schools remain closed, crops from the Hingham High greenhouse continue to serve the broader community.  This week, the HHS greenhouse program donated a harvest of freshly grown hydroponic lettuce to the …

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Substantial budget deficits loom: School and town officials working together to reduce costs

April 30, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Faced with projected substantial budget deficits —  an estimated $345,000 shortfall for the current fiscal year and an estimated $2.9 million deficit for fiscal 2021 — town officials are contemplating some tough choices while maintaining a positive yet realistic approach. This week during a teleconference meeting, Town Administrator …

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New grading policy for Hingham High floated for last months of this unique school year

Hingham High School, photo by Joshua Ross Photography. April 28, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham High School Principal Rick Swanson considered hundreds of emails from students and parents and sought input from teachers, administrators, and other interested parties before crafting a grading policy that applies to Hingham High students for this unique school year …

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Gov. Baker orders schools to remain closed for rest of school year

April 21, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Gov. Charlie Baker ordered today that Massachusetts schools remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to the on-going CODIV-19 crisis. This follows an earlier mandate for schools and non-essential businesses to remain closed until May 4 — and an accompanying stay-at-home advisory — which remain …

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Hingham middle-schooler reaches out with ‘love letters’ during this time of isolation

April 17, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham middle-schooler Max Bohane, 12, is sending handwritten ‘love letters’ to help others feel cared for and less isolated during these uncertain times. “I knew there are many people who may need a little ‘extra love’ right now because they feel lonely, isolated, or frustrated by social distancing,” …

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Project Gratitude: Saint Paul School Honors our Healthcare Heroes

“Many hands make light work!” Anchor Press (Norwell) and students from Saint Paul School (Hingham) joined schoolmate Braden Hussey (Rockland) on “Project Gratitude” an effort to create signs of support around the South Shore Hospital campus to thank first responders and the heath care staff. April 10, 2020 Each night before bedtime four-year old Braden …

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