Friday, December 22, 2017

Student Feature Friday: Tim Ringie

This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Tim Ringie who is a three-season athlete and an all around great person. Tim is a captain for golf, a valuable member of the baseball team, and a captain for hockey (his favorite sport). I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Tim and was impressed with his maturity when describing how he handles very challenging situations as a youth hockey official.

As an official he is able to set his own schedule, develop his conflict-management skills and “keep up” his skating throughout the year. He is often in difficult situations as a youth official but this role has taught him a lot about himself and about handling difficult conversations with a calm but confident approach. Tim has definitely brought these leadership skills to his high school teams. For more information about Tim, visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's blog.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Student Feature Friday: Heather Banak

This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Heather Banak who, along with a few friends and HHS faculty member Mr. Calais, created the Gimme Shelter CoffeeHouse, a benefit concert to raise money for the Y2Y Homeless Shelter in Framingham. This concert, which took place last week, was in its second year. The main hallway of the school was transformed with a stage and couches where people were able to enjoy some fantastic music performed by Mr. Calais, Heather and her friends. To learn more about Heather please visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

By visiting Heather’s website (which she designed and created -, one can learn much more about Y2Y and why Heather is so passionate about the cause.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Student Feature Friday: 2017 All-Ages Envelope Contest

This week’s Student Feature Friday is a group of four incredibly talented students who participated in the 2017 All-Ages Envelope Contest. There were over 700 artists from all over the world and I am pleased to announce that HHS had three finalists and one winner:
  • Kelley Joslin (1st Place Winner in the 15-17 category)
  • Sara Kenney (Finalist in the 15-17 category)
  • Corinne Doucette (Finalist in the 11-14 category)
  • Caroline Beaudet (Finalist in the 11-14 category)
The contest rules were that the piece had to be an Edward Gorey inspired Halloween theme that expressed his humor, whimsy, ghoulishness, or otherwise bizarre and eccentric style. The goal of the contest was to both recreate Gorey’s art style but more importantly capture his thematic interests and unique character. The reason the contest started was that Gorey himself was fond of letter writing and illustrated postcards and envelopes that he would send to friends.

For more information about these talented students, and to see their artwork, visit the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

--Ms. Bottomley

School Store: Holiday Orders

Doing some holiday shopping? Show your school spirit and purchase Panther Gear from our school store.

The store is open Tuesday & Thursday's from 11 - 12:30pm and accepts cash or check. Prepay for your order for instock items and we will call you when your order is ready to be picked up.

Order forms are online or available in the main office.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Student Feature Friday: Michaela Campbell

This week’s Student Feature Friday is senior Michaela Campbell. During her 8th grade year, Michaela was nominated to be a Project 351 ambassador. “Project 351 is an innovative statewide youth-driven service organization that unites an eighth grade Ambassador from each of the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development, enrichment, and impact. Through unique service opportunities, Ambassadors gain valuable skills, create positive change in communities, build a statewide network of values-aligned peers, and unite the Commonwealth in common purpose.” (

During Michaela’s year with Project 351 she discovered she was passionate about community service. Her work with food drives led to a position on the Board for the Holliston Food Pantry where she serves as the Liaison for the Public School District. She has worked with the 5th grade food drive, raising 2,312 pounds of food last year to benefit families in the community. For more information about Michaela please see the Student Feature Friday section of the Principal's Blog.

HHS Guidance Survey for Parents/Guardians

HHS Guidance Department is seeking parent/guardian feedback regarding experiences with our services. This survey addresses the parent perspective, but rest assured the voice of the students' will also be heard; a similar survey will be shared with students in the coming months. 
We appreciate your time and your willingness to share your thoughts. 
To access the survey, please click HERE.