Hope news

By Francina Pearse | Nov 08, 2012

Craft Fair in Camden

Saturday, Nov. 10, the John Street Methodist Church in Camden will be hosting their first craft fair. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and they will be selling items until 2 p.m. Plan to attend, there is something for everyone. See you there.

Midcoast Ladies Club

Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Midcoast Ladies Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Hope Corner Fire Station. This will be a very important meeting as there will be a discussion on what will be happening in 2013. There will be no program as this needs to be discussed and it will be decided what is to take place. All members are urged to attend. There will be a silent auction so please bring items for this sale. Lunch of pizzas and sandwiches — which will be purchased at Hope General Store — will be furnished by the club. Dessert and beverage will also be furnished by the club under the direction of Connie and Lois. If you have any questions call 763-3751 or 236-8691.

Box Tops

The Hope School collected $546 in Box Tops for the recent submission. Keep clipping and sending them in to the school. Their next submission date is Feb. 28.

Open gym

There will be an open gym at the Lincolnville school for grades 7 and 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. Please contact Glenn Wiley with any questions at 542-9364. For more information on Five Town Basketball opportunities, go online to http://ftbb.sportsoffice.com.

Honor Roll

They have traditionally recognized students for all As and As and Bs through Honor Roll, beginning in grade 3. Now that report cards will be indicating progress toward learning standards, it will not be possible to determine honor roll in this same way. When Camden Rockport Middle School changed to standards grading last year, they did away with honor roll. This led Hope School to a similar conversation and they have decided that they will not be determining honor roll either. They will however be looking at achievement. They welcome your ideas on how they might do this in the future. Please send suggestions to Mrs. Hathorne, at carol_hathorne@fivetowns.net.

Bottle drive is back

Please consider supporting the eighth-grade class by donating your returnable bottles and cans at the following locations: 1) The drop off bin located at All Directions on Route 17 in South Hope. 2) Coastal Redemption Center, Camden - a program of Coastal Opportunities. 3) 3 Dogs Redemption on Route 1 in Rockport (Friday-Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make sure you tell them that the bottles are for Hope Elementary School's eighth-grade class.) All proceeds will be used to help fund the end of the year class trip, graduation and to leave a gift to the school.


Hope Elementary School has been nominated for recognition as a Title 1 Distinguished School as part of an initiative of the National Title 1 Association. Hope Elementary School will represent Maine as a Title 1 school that has exhibited exceptional student performance and has significantly closed the achievement gap between students groups for two or more consecutive years. Determination for this honor is based on the school's meeting AYP for two or more consecutive years for the total population and all subgroups, qualify as a high performing school in both reading and math for 2009-2010, demonstrating improvement each year and having a minimum of 35 percent of students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Representatives of each Title 1 Distinguished School across the country will be honored at the Title 1 2013 Conference Jan. 21 through Jan. 24, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

Mock election

Tuesday, Oct. 30, students in grades 3 through 8 took part in a mock election for president, U.S. Senator and U.S. Congress (District 1). Students in grades 6 through 8 also voted on our state's referendum, ballot questions. The school was one of more than 200 schools in Maine participating in this exciting and educational election organized by the Secretary of State's office. While students in all grades learned about the candidates, middle school students also wrote persuasive essays and took part in debates about the issues facing our nation. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Holbrook for borrowing and setting up the official town voting booths, to Mrs. Gertner for printing "I Voted" stickers and to the dedicated student council officers and representatives for serving as "election clerks" and official vote counters. The school's results are listed: President: Barack Obama, 62 percent; Mitt Romney, 38 percent; Representative to Congress District 1: Chellie Pingree, 58 percent, Jonathan Courtney, 42 percent; United States Senator: Danny Dalton, 4 percent, Cynthia Dill, 14 percent, Andrew Ian Dodge, 5 percent, Angus King, 50 percent, Charles Summers, 24 percent, Stephen Woods, 3 percent.

Referendum Ballot questions: Question 1, Yes - 77 percent, No - 23 percent; Question 2, Yes - 60 percent, No - 40 percent; Question 3, Yes - 63 percent, No - 37 percent; Question 4, Yes - 68 percent, No - 32 percent; Question 5, Yes - 52 percent, No - 48 percent.


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