#RoyalFam Newsletter

January 13, 2023

Message from Principal Ballard

Please click below for a video message from Principal Ballard:

HHS Preview Night - January 18, 6-7:30PM

High School Preview Night Invitation

Join us for the Hopkins High School Preview Night on Wednesday, January 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.! This special event is designed to provide information and an exciting high school preview for our families who will be part of the rising 9th- and 10th-grade transition next year.

You and your scholar will get to meet the Hopkins High School admin team, take tours, and learn how we’ll support your child’s transition from junior high to high school. We hope to see you there! Registration is requested at this link.

Counselor's Corner

College Visits

Savannah College of Art and Design, January 17 at 8:45 am

United States Air Force Academy, February 7 at 9:15 am

University of Minnesota, Morris, February 7 at 1:10 pm


BOOST Speaker Series: The BOOST speaker series brings professionals into our high school to engage with scholars about different career paths and opportunities. They will speak to positions related to 2 and 4-year college degrees as well as college internship programs.

NIKE Corporation, Sterling Shury, Director of Business Operations and Enablement of Global Technology Development.

January 30, 2023, 11:10 am-12:59 pm (Lunch provided)

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/JhqsSqmr1Ap5Bkzu7

Gateway Wednesdays, every other Wednesday, employers and community organizations come and meet with students about job and internship opportunities.

Job and Internship Board, The Royals College and Career Center now has a job and internship board available for students to look for opportunities.

Important Dates from the Counseling Office

  • January-February. Registration for next year's classes.

  • January 20, 2023. The last day for Juniors to register for in-school ACT test prep

  • March 1, 2023. In-school college fair.

  • March 14, 2023. ACT test day (juniors), ACT practice test (sophomores), Bilingual Seals (Seniors)

Winter Orchestra Concert

Winter Orchestra Concert 12:08:22

Winter Band Concert

Hopkins High School Band Concert December 12, 2022


The yearbooks are for sale. Order online at jostensyearbooks.com

January 31, 2023 is the ordering deadline to guarantee a yearbook. Limited numbers will be available after 1/31/23.

Here is a list of yearbook orders we have received to date.

Senior Yearbook Tributes (Deadline is February 1, 2023)

Every year, parents offer congratulations to their graduates with a short message and a photo from their earlier years. Order your senior yearbook tribute by clicking on "Yearbook Recognition Ads" when you buy your yearbook or visiting https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1062625/Hopkins-High-School/

Hopkins Ultimate

Looking for a winter or spring sport?? The Hopkins Ultimate team is gearing up for another great season! Our winter training/practices are starting January 5th for Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity and January 22 for our Middle School League. Our teams are open to grades 5-8 (co-ed Middle School League) and 9-12 (Varsity Boys and Girls).

Registration is currently open and includes both the winter training/practices as well as the spring season. For more information about our league, schedules, or to register, please visit our website hopkinsultimate.com or reach out to Camie Mayer - Hopkins Ultimate Recruitment at camiermayer@gmail.com.

School Start Time Information for 2023-24

As we continue to prepare for the 6th and 9th-grade transition, we have a few important updates regarding transportation and its impact on school start times. In our last communication, we shared the 2023-24 calendar, which has been adopted by our School Board. We are now able to provide the anticipated start times for our elementary schools, middle schools, and high school. Please note, we will be moving forward with a three-tier bussing schedule, which impacts start and end times. Read about anticipated start times here.

Mathematics in Hopkins

Think back to when you were in math class. How did you feel? This question often elicits strong feelings one way or another. Do you tend toward “I loved it” or “I loathed it”? In Hopkins, we strive to cultivate critical thinkers who are empathetic, confident, curious, and empowered in math. Last year, Hopkins launched an E-12+ Math Committee with representatives from all schools. The goals of this committee are to: align math teaching with best practices, deepen and strengthen personalization in mathematics, and develop math teacher leaders across our system. We want students to have a positive association with mathematics as a result of their experiences in our schools!

HEF’s Royal Bash 2023

Are you counting down the days till spring? No need to wait that long… Adventure Awaits - Royal Bash 2023 is February 25th! Escape the winter chill to destinations around the globe without leaving Minnesota! Hopkins Education Foundation’s Royal Bash will take you on a fun and flavorful journey. Curate your evening activities from a passport of adventures. There is truly something for everyone:

  • Make a stop in the themed lounges: Brew Pub, Wine Cellar & Speakeasy

  • Feast at the Global Food Extravaganza

  • Try your hand at Plinko, Pub Games, a Chocolate Tombola & Wine Pull

  • Bid on both Silent & Live Auctions

  • Stay Late for Music, Dancing & A Festival of Desserts after the program

We can’t wait to see you there! Get Tickets and more info: HopkinsEducationFoundation.org
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eLearning & Equitable Internet Access

With Hopkins adopting eLearning due to inclement weather this winter, we want to make sure families have stable, available internet access at home. If your student would need assistance in having an internet connection at home to participate in eLearning Days, please contact their school counselor, and they will work with you to make sure an internet hotspot is available on eLearning Days.

From the Activities Department

The winter athletic season is here! Visit Hopkins-Royals.com for info on registration, schedules, ticketing, live streaming, facilities/maps, contact info, eligibility, transportation and more. Questions? Call the Activities Office #952-988-4691.

Kleenex Donations Welcome

The nurse’s office would love any donations of boxes of Kleenex tissues. Please drop them off during school hours at the greeter’s desk by the cafeteria (Door A). Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates

1/16 - MLK, Jr Day - No School

1/27 - Grading Day - No School

2/20 - Professional Development Day - No School