North Junior High News

October 14th, 2022

Principal's Corner

Hello North Junior High Families;

I hope this message finds you and your family well. I hope you were bundled up this morning to start your day. The cold weather is a clear indicator that we are comfortably into the school year. We have some important events on the horizon and information we would like to share with you. Please see below:

Mural Paint Party:

Join us on Wednesday, October 19, to begin our NJH Community Mural. We welcome you to the NJH cafeteria between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to meet other community members and get your hands dirty. This will be the first community event as we continue our transition work leading to our inaugural middle school year! We hope to see you Wednesday night. Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty.

Unity Day:

Next Wednesday, October 19, is Unity Day. This is a national event and is celebrated around the world. NJH is commemorating this day by wearing Orange and asking students to commit to joining each other in creating a caring, inclusive school community.

College Planning for 9th Grade Families:

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 15th at 7 pm for our 9th Grade Parent Meeting. Don't miss this informative conversation about getting ready for High School and beyond!!!

College may seem a long way off, but post-secondary planning should already be something you are considering. After all, one-third of the grades colleges will use to decide on your application come from ninth grade! This session will cover the basics: timelines, what colleges are looking for in a successful applicant, and what students can do to "keep the doors open.”

Date: Tuesday, November 15th @ 7:00 pm

Location: Google Meet Presentation

Hopkins Spirit Wear Spirit Store Hours:

On days the High School is in session Monday - Thursday: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday

Pop Up at the Spirit Shop: November 5th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Order Online: Visit our store website at

We offer convenient pick-up options, ordering gear has never been so easy Shopping Appointment/Letter Jacket: Visit us during shop hours or fill out the following form to request an appointment

Special Orders/Fundraising: We can help with your group’s special order needs. Follow the link to find out more information about special orders/fundraising.

Contact Julie with any questions at

Immunizations-No Shots No School:

A reminder that all scholars must be compliant with all school-needed immunizations. Scholars who are not compliant with immunizations will receive notifications of any missing immunizations.

Covid-19 Update:

Covid-19 continues to be a concern in our Hopkins Community. Please continue to keep your student home if they are having any Covid type of symptoms such as a cough or runny nose or if they are not feeling well. If your scholar tests positive for Covid, please call the attendance line at 952-988-4810 to report your scholar’s positive Covid test.

Over-the-Counter Medication:

If your scholar requires any over-the-counter medication such as Advil or Tylenol, please send a bottle to keep on hand in the health office along with a parent permission slip. We do not provide any over-the-counter medications in the NJH Health Office.

Winter Sports are now open for registration!

For questions regarding High School Sports, please contact Nicole Hancock at the Activities Office in Hopkins High School. or 952-988-4691

SmartSchool-K12 - Affinety Solutions

We recommend that you use Firefox as your web browser during registration. We have already created a Student Account Profile for you. To get started, you'll need to create a parent account, which will be unique to you.

Community Education:

Supporting Gender Expansive Kids Parent and Caregiver Group

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child who transcends traditional binary gender roles? Hopkins Schools offers a supportive, ongoing group for parents and caregivers to ask questions, share ideas, and support one another. Click here for more information.

Royal Parent Academy:

Do you want to learn how to Navigate school and help your kid? Join the Royal Parent Academy! The Royal Parent Academy is a 7-day training for parents to learn and better use the resources of the schools for the benefit of their kids. On top of that, this will give you tips on how to communicate better with your kids to improve their behavior, communication, and academic performance. These classes are in English, Spanish, and Somali and are open to all parents with kids in Hopkins Schools. October 11, and 25, and November 1, 7, 15, and 16 at Alice Smith Elementary School. If you have any questions, please email or call 952-988-4323.

New this year!

Hopkins North & West Junior High athletes in grades 7-9 interested in getting a taste of what it’s like to dance in high school on the Hopkins Dance Team.

  • All experience levels are welcome!

  • Dancers will spend their season learning a competition jazz routine, technique, and conditioning all while having fun together!

  • The team will perform or compete at an invitational or two in January. (Location and date TBD)

  • Dancers will have the opportunity to work with the Hopkins Dance Team throughout the season!


Season length: October 24-January 21 (no practice 11-23, 12-26, 12-28, 1-2, 1-4)

Practices on Mondays & Wednesdays


Hopkins High School (Bus provided from West, walk from North)

Financial Commitment:

  1. Registration fee of $135 due to the Athletic Office upon making the team

  2. $200-250 for the season due in monthly installments

Includes: costume, dance shoes, tights, team shirt, coaching & instruction, fee is dependent on number of dancers and costume availability


Monday, October 24 & Wednesday, October 26


Hopkins High School Dance Studio

Register for tryouts here:

Questions? Please contact Head Coach, Marit Green at

Thank you all for your care and support.

Principal Eromosele