Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

May 15th, 2020

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Remote Learning Plan

The Remote Learning Plan for each building is posted on the HPSVIKINGS.ORG website. Click on the appropriate link for your building to access more information.

A message from Mr. Stockwell

Thank you for all your hard work! Our participation numbers from last week were just a little above what we did for week two. Stay the course. Keep trying your best. We have three weeks of distance learning left.


Remember, the best way to get questions answered is to reach out to your teachers directly. They are all doing a great job of returning individual questions.


On another note, I wanted to let you know that we are currently planning the end-of-the-year activities including a way to acknowledge all A's students and a distance version of our 8th-grade promotion ceremony. More to come on these topics in next week's newsletter.


Finally, I'd like to continue to encourage all of you to keep checking in with your Google Classrooms. I'd love to break the 90% participation mark as a building.


Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.


Sincerely,


Scott Stockwell

HMS principal

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8th Grade Spanish 1

Class of 2025

8th Grade Spanish 1


For students who will be 8th graders in the Fall here is an opportunity for you!


If you would like to apply to have Spanish 1 as one of your elective hours please fill out the Google Form. https://forms.gle/fT88hswoD9VANPho8 The form is also being sent to your school email address.


Spanish 1 is for High School Credit and is a full-year class for 8th-grade students only taught in our Middle School. When you complete this class you will have one of your 2 required High School Foreign Language Credits completed.


An application is needed because there are a limited number of seats. But don't let this stop you, if you would like to learn a different language, get ahead in High School Credits, challenge yourself, and have fun learning Spanish, apply.


This application is DUE by May 22, 2020. We will email you the results of your application in June.


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Todd Crook

School Counselor

Hopkins Middle School

The 2020 HMS Photo Contest winners have been chosen!

Hello everyone,


The 2020 HMS Photo Contest winners have been chosen!


Three professional Michigan photographers were gracious enough to lend their time to judge this year's competition. The judges were asked to look for the very best photos that included the following:


  • clarity and crispness of image quality

  • advanced lighting techniques

  • an artistic theme represented through student voice.


Congratulations to the winners!


Sage Collier - 1st Place

Caleb Steingold - 2nd Place

Isabella Laskowski - 3rd Place

Quinn "Mango" Poll - Honorable Mention


Also, thank you to all the talented artists that submitted photos to this year's contest.

1st prize-$50, 2nd prize-$30, 3rd prize-$20, Honorable mention-$10

Please take a minute to watch the slideshow of this year's top winners and their photographs below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W7MRwdCWtUmiv90tatTPRuMbcGAHFt6b/view?usp=drive_web

HMS Photo Contest Finalist

Hello Everyone,


The 2020 HMS Photo Contest finalists have been chosen!


Three professional Michigan photographers were gracious enough to lend their time to judge this year's competition. The judges were asked to look for the very best photos that included the following: clarity and crispness of image quality, advanced lighting techniques, and an artistic theme represented through student voice.


Out of the 100 photographs submitted, the top HMS finalists are:


Olivia Brenner

Kassidy Colegrove

Sage Collier

Tally Laarman

Isabella Laskowski

Oliver Mead

Addison Moored

Allison Poll

Quinn Poll

Caleb Steingold

Emily Tomes


Congratulations to the finalists!


Also, thank you to all the talented artists that submitted photos to this year's contest. The top 3 winners will be announced through email next Friday, May 15th.

1st prize-$50, 2nd prize-$30, 3rd prize-$20.


Please take a minute to watch the slideshow of this year's top finalists and their photographs below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Ex3Ht7-auWaX6DbGN_jxv_QoY6kyKGP/view?usp=drive_web

Yearbook Help!!

Attention Parents/Guardians/Staff/Students


Submit your photos to be part of the 2019/2020 Yearbook!!


The 2019-2020 HMS yearbook needs your help! If you have any good pictures of
HMS events, please send them in to Mrs. Aleman. We are in need of photos of
sporting events, especially football, soccer, basketball, and volleyball photos. Also,
if you have band or choir photos, please send them in to KathAlem@hpsvikings.org.

YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE!

To order your yearbook visit:

www.inter-state.com/yearbook

and enter code: 44165J

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Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

-Steven Wright

Michiganders can now text "RESTORE" to Crisis Text Line

By texting the keyword RESTORE to 741741, Michigan residents can have a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor.

Free Lunches

Remember to pick up your student lunches on Tuesday and Friday!


***Meals will be delivered through June 5th***


10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Watson Township Hall, Hilliards or Salem Township Hall
10:50 – 11:05 a.m. – Topaz Trailer Park
10:55 – 11:10 am. – Hopkins Fire Barn or Sycamore Elementary
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Sapphire Estates Trailer Park
11:20 – 11:35 a.m. – Monterey Township Hall

Hopkins Middle School Counseling Website

For additional resources and information please click on the link.

Daily Announcements

In-School Scrolling Announcements

hopkinsathletics.org

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

Hopkins Viking Band Facebook page

Don't forget to "Like" the Hopking Viking Band Facebook Page

Office Business

ATTENDANCE

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.

PHONE CALLS

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

IMMUNIZATIONS

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.

MEDICATION

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.

HMS Contact Information

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