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John Hopkins Middle newspaper wins 'Weeky Reader' contest

John Hopkins newspaper scores first-place finish

The J. Hop Times, the student newspaper at John Hopkins Middle School, won first place in the 2011 Weekly Reader publishing contest, beating about 30 other middle and high school newspapers that entered. "We were so impressed with the newspaper's attractive design and thought-provoking articles, especially the ones on stereotypes and the achievement gap," Laura Anastasia, senior editor of Weekly Reader Publishing, wrote in an e-mail to Hopkins journalism teacher Jenny Butkus. The winners will be honored June 7 in Washington, D.C. (

Northeast's finance academy is honored

Northeast High School's Academy of Finance was recently recognized for distinguished work by the National Academy Foundation, a network of career academies focused around finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, and engineering. The academies use industry-focused curricula, work-based learning and business partner expertise. Students in Northeast's Academy of Finance work in the computer, economics, finance, accounting, banking and financial planning fields.

The Lunch Box

Menus for elementary schools for the coming week:

Monday: cheeseburger, hamburger, bean burrito, tater tots, lettuce/tomato salad, assorted fruit and juice and whole wheat roll.

Tuesday: chicken and gravy, pork chopette or yogurt and fruit plate, romaine salad, mashed potatoes, seasoned greens, assorted fruit and juice, biscuit and dessert.

Wednesday: beef dippers, lasagna roll-up, leafy green salad, steamed carrots, assorted fruit and juice, garlic breadstick or rice.

Thursday: breakfast for lunch, chicken tenders, farmer's salad, veggies with dip, mixed vegetables, assorted fruit and juice, whole wheat roll and dessert.

Friday: pizza variety, fish sandwich, tossed salad, green beans, assorted fruit and juice and bread basket.

John Hopkins Middle newspaper wins 'Weeky Reader' contest 04/30/11 [Last modified: Friday, May 20, 2011 5:16pm]
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