*Media Advisory* Hull Public Schools Announce Upcoming Winter Concerts

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*Media Advisory*

Hull Public Schools Announce Upcoming Winter Concerts

Students at Memorial Middle School in Hull perform at last year’s Winter Chorus Concert. (Courtesy photo)

HULL — Superintendent Michael F. Devine is pleased to announce the upcoming winter concerts that will take place at the Hull elementary, middle and high schools this month.

“Our students have been working really hard on their songs this year and we invite loved ones and the public to come see and hear the great performances they will be putting on,” Superintendent Devine said. “This annual tradition is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.”

Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School, 180 Harborview Road

Thursday, Dec. 14:

  • 9 a.m. – Preschoolers, kindergartners, first graders and second graders will be performing. As is the annual tradition, kindergartners will don red reindeer noses and sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
  • 1:30 p.m. – Students in grades three through five will each sing two songs, including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Feliz Navidad.”

Due to space and parking limitations, attendance will be limited limited to family members of students.

Memorial Middle School, 81 Central Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 14:

  • 7 p.m. – The Winter Band Concert features the sixth grade band, jazz band and concert band. The jazz band will play “Groovin’ Hard,” a hard-swinging shuffle made popular by legendary drummer Buddy Rich. The sixth grade band will be playing holiday favorites like “Up on the Housetop” and “Jingle Bells.” The concert band will be performing a selection titled “Windsor Overture” and also a lively medley of traditional Hanukkah music in the piece “A Celebration of Hanukkah.”

Tuesday, Dec. 19:

  • 7 p.m. – The Winter Chorus Concert will be put on by the sixth grade chorus and concert choir. The chorus will singing the songs “Snowflake Carol” and “Colors of Winter.” The concert choir will open their portion of the concert with “Winter Pathetique,” with lyrics set to one of Beethoven’s most popular piano sonatas. They will also be singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”  The concert will conclude with the annual tradition of a “Winter Wonderland” sing-along with both choirs and the audience.

Both concerts are open to the public and admission is free.

Hull High School, 180 Main St.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

  • 7 p.m. – The Hull High School band will be performing their annual Holiday Concert in the Joseph C. Doniger Auditorium. Students from Piano and Music Technology classes will be spotlighted during the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Students at Memorial Middle School in Hull perform at last year’s Winter Chorus Concert. (Courtesy photo)

Students at Memorial Middle School in Hull perform at last year’s Winter Chorus Concert. (Courtesy photo)

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Hull High School Celebrates Student Athletes’ Accomplishments

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Hull High School Celebrates Student Athletes’ Accomplishments

HULL — Superintendent Michael Devine would like to praise student athletes and coaches for their work this season.

The girls soccer team won the South Shore League Tobin Division Championship, qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament and reached the south sectional semi-finals.

Sophomore Lauren Anastos, forward, earned the title of South Shore League Player of the Year for soccer, became an Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Coaches Association All-Star and was recently selected to the 2017 Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic team.

Additionally, girls soccer players senior Hannah Diemer, defense, sophomore Christina Murphy, midfield, sophomore Shelby Craig, defense, sophomore Hannah Duran, forward, and senior Hannah Diemer, defense, were named South Shore League All-Stars. Freshman Max Iorio, forward, from the boys soccer team also took home a South Shore League All-Star title.

Stew Bell, who has been teaching at Hull High School for 19 years and coaching soccer for 18 years (17 as the varsity coach), was named the South Shore League Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.

The football team qualified for the MIAA play-offs and the cheerleading team made it to their regional competition. Seniors and running backs Christian Olivieri and Jake Peters were the South Shore League Football All-Stars, while seniors Olivia Smith and Shea Burke were the South Shore League Cheerleading All-Stars.

Mike O’Donnell was named South Shore League Football Coach of the Year. O’Donnell has been teaching at Hull High School for 17 years and coaching a sport 26 years — this year marking his first as the head varsity football coach.

To close out their season, the boys cross country team won the South Shore League Tobin Division Championship.

“I want to congratulate all teams for their accomplishments thus far in the school year, especially to our players and coaches who earned All-Star recognition!,” Superintendent Devine said.

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Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot a Success in Hull

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot a Success in Hull

More Than 1,000 Canned Goods Collected During Classroom Food Drive

Back row, from left to right: Fallon Ryan, Max Day, Nicholas McDonald, Misha Attardo, Luke Dunham, Shane McDonough and Elsie Harper. Front row, from left to right: Maggie Mullen, Matti Driscoll, Leah Frady, Asher Herman, Victor Healey, Matthew Thomas (Courtesy photo)

HULL — Principal Christine Cappadona is pleased to announce the winners of the Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot held at the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School last week.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade gathered for a pep rally in the school’s gymnasium where they showed off their Pirate Pride. Then, fourth and fifth grade students set off on a 1.2 mile race, completing two laps around the streets surrounding the school on a rainy morning.

“Despite the rain, students had a great time and finished strong,” Principal Cappadona said. “It was great to see all of the hard work they put in practicing for the race pay off.”

The winners of the 1.2-mile race were:

Fifth grade boys:

  • First Place – Nick McDonald (overall winner among all students)
  • Second Place – Shane McDonough
  • Third Place – Luke Dunham
  • Fourth Place – Max Day

    Fifth grade girls:

  • First Place – Fallon Ryan
  • Second Place – Misha Attardo
  • Third Place – Elsie Harper

    Fourth grade boys:

  • First Place – Matthew Thomas
  • Second Place – Victor Healey
  • Third Place – Asher Hermann

    Fourth grade girls:

  • First Place – Leah Frady
  • Second Place – Matti Driscoll
  • Third Place – Maggie Mullen

Following the race, an awards celebration for all participants and their families was held in the gym. All students received a certificate of completion and a finishers medal.

McDonald, the overall winner, was awarded an additional medal, ribbon and winter headband. All top three boys and girls from each grade received a ribbon and a winter hat or headband. The hats and headbands were provided by SportTobin, and the medals and ribbons were donated by the Hull PTO.

The school also hosted a food drive leading up to the race, where more than 1,000 canned goods were collected in classrooms to be donated to the local food pantry, Wellspring.

“The can drive was a great success,” Principal Cappadona said. “It was amazing to see how the students and community members came together to help those in need as we kick off the holiday season.”

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*MEDIA ADVISORY* Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot to be Run in Hull

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot to be Run in Hull

HULL — Principal Christine Cappadona announces that the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School will be hosting its Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot this week.

WHEN:

Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School, 180 Harborview Road.

WHAT:

Following a pep rally at the school, fourth and fifth grade students will be running in the Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot. Teachers will keep track and record their students’ times as they complete the 1.2-mile race. An awards celebration for all participants and their families will be held in the gym following the race and all students will be awarded with a finisher’s medal and certificate of completion. The overall winner and the top three girls and boys from each grade will earn additional awards, which were donated by the Hull PTO and Lori Tobin from SporTobin.

In the days leading up to the race, the school is hosting a food drive, where canned goods will be collected in classrooms and donated to the local food pantry, Wellspring. Parents and residents who would like to donate to the food drive can drop off items at the school lobby up until Wednesday morning.

“The students have been training all fall for this in their physical education classes and on their own,” Principal Cappadona said. “We look forward to the pep rally and the race every year and it’s a great way to begin the Thanksgiving celebration.”

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