Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

February 19th, 2021

Attention Students and Parents,

This is a friendly reminder the cutoff date will be Wednesday, February 24th, to complete the Learning Environment Switch Questionnaire.

Remember, you only need to fill it out if you are switching your student from their current learning environment. (In-person to remote, or remote to in-person) If you’d like them to continue on with what they’ve been doing, there is no need to fill out the questionnaire. Please also keep in mind you are making a selection for the entire 3rd-trimester.


Counselor's Corner

Wondering how your student can finish up the Trimester on a strong note and feel confident about coming back to school 4 days a week? Helping them develop a growth mindset is the answer. Here is a 4 minute video to give you and your student(s) a boost.
Developing A Growth Mindset

8th Grade Transition - Scheduling

Attention 8th-grade Students and Parents. We will be enrolling for your 9th-grade classes on Monday and Tuesday (2/22-2/23) during your English class. If you are remote you may enroll either day. There is information in the following videos that will help you prepare for what classes to take and how to actually schedule your courses. Your homework over the next couple of days is to write down your 9th-grade course selection including Electives and Alternates. Please bring this with you on Monday or Tuesday.

Please watch the following two videos.

1. Planning for High School Scheduling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52WJBMFV_Po

2. How to Schedule. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ih2b7RIq_c

Planning for High School Scheduling
How to schedule for High School courses

HMS celebrates Black History Month!

7th grade students created a collaborative poster featuring Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Katherine Johnson-three brilliant African American women who contributed to space exploration at NASA.

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HMS Study Hall

We are excited to be able to continue offering Wednesday Study Hall. We are now able to provide limited transportation. Please fill out the form below each week so we can reserve your seat. If you have any questions you can contact the office at 269-793-7407 or email stepcaul@hpsvikings.org.



LUNCH WILL BE 10:45-11:15

Hopkins Athletic Department

For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (adamvalk@hpsvikings.org), or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (kellsmit@hpsvikings.org) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504

Viking View

Please enjoy our latest Viking View Newsletter

Office Business


Please call the Middle School office at (269) 793-7407 within 24 hours of your students' absence. You may leave a message on our voicemail system day or night. When reporting illness, please inform the secretary of the type of symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, sore throat, ect.). If your child is absent 2 days or more, you may request homework. If your student is absent only 1 day, homework may be picked up from their teachers the following day. You may also email absences to jennhitc@hpsvikings.org.


Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.


Please report all immunizations that your child has had so we are able to keep our school records up to date. All new students and all 6th graders must be completely up to date on all immunizations. Contact the HMS office if you have any questions.


ALL medications needing to be dispensed to students must be supplied from home. The school does not provide any type of medication. All prescription medication must be provided in a pharmacy labeled bottle. Tylenol/Aspirin must be brought to the office in an unopened bottle. All students requiring any type of medication must have a medication form completed by their parents and on file in the office.

CHANGES in Phone Numbers, Home Address & E-Mail

Please inform the office any time there are changes in your address or phone numbers. We need to have this information so we can update our records and successfully contact you if needed.

The Hopkins Public School District Board of Education complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Mr. Gary Wood Superintendent of Schools, Hopkins Public Schools, 400 Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328 Phone 269-793-7261.

Hopkins Middle School Contact Information


Scott Stockwell, Principal scotstoc@hpsvikings.org

Pat O’Dell, Dean of Students patrodel@hpsvikings.org

Todd Crook, Counselor toddcroo@hpsvikings.org

Tamara Johnston, Counselor tamajohn@hpsvikings.org

Jennifer Hitchcock, Secretary jennhitc@hpsvikings.org

Jennifer Johnston, Social Worker jennjohn@hpsvikings.org

Stephanie Caulder SRC Coordinator stepcaul@hpsvikings.org


Aleman, Kathleen kathalem@hpsvikings.org

Barry, Joseph josebarr@hpsvikings.org

Bisbee, Kailee kailbisb@hpsvikings.org

Byville, Suzanne suzabyvi@hpsvikings.org

Dana, Katie kathdana@hpsvikings.org

Dykstra, Krystal krysdyks@hpsvikings.org

Fisher, Mark markfish@hpsvikings.org

Megan Barg meganbarg@hpsvikings.org

Hazen, Rick rickhaze@hpsvikings.org

Irwin, Julie juliirwi@hpsvikings.org

Kerber, Brian briakerb@hpsvikings.org

Klumpp, Molly mollklum@hpsvikings.org

Kok, Wendy wendkok@hpsvikings.org

Oaster, Jacob jacooast@hpsvikings.org

Osborne, Craig craiosbo@hpsvikings.org

Reszka, Richard richresz@hpsvikings.org

Rynsburger, T.J. tjryns@hpsvikings.org

Schoonveld, Missy missscho@hpsvikings.org

Scudder, Mack mackscud@hpsvikings.org

Smith, Julie julismit@hpsvikings.org

Tomaszewski, Katelyn katetoma@hpsvikings.org

VerMerris, Steve stevverm@hpsvikings.org

Weibel, Alexis alexweib@hpsvikings.org

Weick, Pat patweic@hpsvikings.org

Williams, Jessica jesswill@hpsvikings.org