A Message to the newest Generals…Class of 2020.


Hello members of the HWRHS Class of 2020!

We have about two weeks left of the summer and I wanted to check in to let you know how excited we are to have you as a new student at HWRHS! The summer is flying by and before you know it, you will be a General!

As we approach the start of the school year, keep in mind that our athletic teams will begin their practices the week before school starts.  Check out the athletics webpage for the most up-to-date registration information.   

If you would like to get a jump on your community service requirement, the community service webpage has the most up-to-date information.  All 9th-grade students are responsible for 10 hours of community service.  Community service must be completed at a recognized non-profit organization. Volunteer work after July 1, 2016, can be used for the grade 9 requirement.

Don’t wait to start your summer reading! Your book discussion group will meet during the opening days of school and you will need to be ready to fully participate in the discussion!  

Make sure your parents have signed up for a date for you to pick up your iPad.  Information about our 1-1 program can be found on the 1-1 Learning Webpage.

Orientation for the Class of 2020 is Tuesday, August 30th.  You will start your day in the HS auditorium and then meet your mentors.  The rest of the day will include short workshops, meeting your teachers, touring the school, and learning about clubs and activities.  

We are excited that you will be joining the General’s family!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Mr. Tracy

Community Service Opportuntunity – Volunteers Needed

Put your PASSION to work… Be a Making Strides Volunteer!

 The American Cancer Society’s 24th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Boston (facebook.com/BostonMSABC ) is set for Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the DCR Hatch Shell.  The special fundraising walk unites the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educates women about the importance of prevention and early detection, and raises funds to help the Society make sure that no one with cancer has to walk alone.  Volunteers are vital to the success of Making Strides in Boston, assisting and supporting 40,000 dedicated participants.  Volunteers are needed the day before Making Strides, Saturday, October 1, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., to help prepare snack bags for walkers, as well as set up for the following day’s event. On Sunday, October 2, volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, cheer on walkers, and act as route monitors. Times vary depending on the volunteer role.  All day and hourly opportunities are available.   Please sign up to volunteer, or form a team, for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Boston and help finish the fight against breast cancer!  To volunteer, to form a team, or for more information, visit MakingStridesWalk.org/bostonma or contact Grace Brigham; 508-270-4643; BostonMAStrides@cancer.org.


Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 6.23.16


Thanks for a Successful 2015-2016 School Year!

Tomorrow, June 24th, is the last day of school for students and faculty in all schools of the HWRSD. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 in our Elementary Schools and 12:05 in the Middle and High Schools.

Schools will reopen for faculty on Monday August 29th. Orientation for students in grades 6 and 9 will be on Tuesday, August 30 and all students will return to school on Wednesday, August 31st. I want to say “thanks” to our teachers, support staff and administrators for a great school year and wish everyone a restful and safe summer break.

Staff Barbecue and Recognition Ceremony

Last Wednesday, we held our Annual End of School Cookout for all faculty and staff of the HWRSD. We also added a great new tradition, a Faculty Recognition Ceremony. Staff members who have completed their…

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HWRHS Students Receive National Recognition At National History Day Contest!

The results are in from the National History Day contest in College Park Maryland, and two of our projects received national recognition!

Congratulations to Mary Brao!  Mary received the “Best Project in Irish or Irish-American History” award for her Individual Performance entitled Mary Mallon: Science Bends to the Anti-Irish Prejudice.  

Congratulations to Jacqueline Fibbe and Maggie Perrotta!  Maggie and Jacqueline received the “Outstanding Entry by State” Award for their Group Documentary entitled Sidney Farber’s War on Cancer .

A big thank you to Rob Emmett for accompanying our competitors to the National Contest.

HWRHS Final Exam Schedule


June 21-24, 2016

Tuesday June 21 G Block – 8:00-10:00

F Block – 10:30-12:30

Wednesday June 22 E Block – 8:00-10:00

D Block – 10:30-12:30

Thursday June 23 C Block – 8:00-10:00

B Block – 10:30-12:30

Friday June 24 A Block – 8:00-10:00

Make-Up – 10:30-12:30


Policies for Exams


    • Students may not take exams before their scheduled times without prior permission of the administration
    • No student will be admitted to an exam after the first 5 minutes
    • Any student who misses an exam without prior administrative approval will not be permitted to make up the exam and will receive an “F” on the exam
    • Students are to report to their first exam each day and may leave if they do not have a second exam
    • Students MAY NOT leave the school building or grounds between exams


  • Buses will arrive and depart according to the regular schedule


  • Students are NOT to be in the hallways during exams
  • If a student is not taking an exam, he/she must be in one of three places:
    • The cafeteria
    • The library
    • A classroom or computer lab with the permission of a teacher


HWRHS Baseball Team Receives Two Sportsmanship Awards

The Hamilton-Wenham Baseball program has been selected for two incredibly prestigious Sportsmanship Awards that will be presented over the next week.

On Saturday, prior to the Division III Baseball State Championship at Holy Cross in Worcester, the Generals will be presented with the MIAA Division III Baseball Sportsmanship Award.  The award is given to the team nominated by a fellow, member school in recognition of a significant act or acts of good sportsmanship.  The presentation should begin before the start of the game, which is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

Next Wednesday, during a special on-field presentation before the Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox, the Generals Baseball Program will be honored with the 2016 Sportsmanship Alliance of Massachusetts Baseball Award at Fenway Park.

Congratulations to Head Coach, Reggie Maidment and the entire team on these incredible achievements.