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Mt. Hope High School is a regionalized school that educates over 1200 students from both Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island, USA. It is located on 199 Chestnut Street in Bristol, RI, and it is operated by the Bristol Warren Regional School District.
To educate all students to become skillful learners and responsible, productive citizens.
Mt. Hope High School was founded in September 1993, when Warren High School and Bristol High School merged. During this time, both the Bristol and Warren Regional Districts were becoming combined.
The mission statement was also created by a student council where the best performing students from the school came up with the statement. Every word was analyzed and made the process take a while.
Mt. Hope High has established a set of academic, social, and civic regulations known as the "Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements." These academic expectations include listening, speaking, reading, writing, and problem-solving effectively. Each student must score a grade of "Proficient" or higher. These regulations tie in with the new diploma system of the school; any student graduating in 2008 or later must average a score of "Proficient" in all the rubrics to be able to officially graduate Mt. Hope High School.They also have to create a digital portfolio, which is an online showcase of the student's best work. The digital portfolio has been known amongst students to be largely ineffective; demonstrating nothing of value. Multiple unorganized attempts at forming a petition to abolish the digital portfolios have been staged and abandoned.
The Husky News Network, also known as HNN, is a daily five minute television program produced live weekday mornings by Mt. Hope High School students. It is being formatted into an academic class for the 2010-2011 school year. The show was first broadcast in 2004 when it was conceived by then Junior, Evan Patton. Initially, the show was operated using just a single camera in the then AV ROOM.
In the summer of 2008 it began operating with three cameras, as well as full HNN specials throughout the year. A short-lived HNN Headline News show in 2009 consisted of news presented in a different light as well as student work demonstrated 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In late 2009, HNN moved it's studios to a bigger space located on the first floor of Mt. Hope High School, in a space once occupied by the School Store. Typical segments on the 5 minute program include school news announcements, sports, and reports on school events by a pair of anchor news reporters.
Mt. Hope High has a reputable marching band and music department. Every year, the MHHS Marching Band participates in several parades, including Bristol's Fourth of July Parade. The band makes trips to certain parts of the country yearly, which thus far have been Florida, Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, and New York City.
Robert Arsenault has been the band's director for nearly twenty years, and he has brought the MHHS Marching Band to phenomenal achievement.
In 2008 Arsenault stepped down from Marching Band Director and the position went to both Chris Lambert and Melissa Labonte. Arsenault will continue conducting Mt. Hope's Concert Band while Lambert will take over conducting the Symphonic Band. Marching band will be mostly coordinated by Labonte.
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