Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
September 16th, 2022
Parent Teacher Conferences for HMS and HHS have officially been moved from Thursday, Oct 6th to Tuesday, October 4th. This will be an in-person night from 4:00-8:00 PM.
We would like to offer your student the opportunity to participate in a program at Hopkins Middle
School called “Hand2Hand”. This program helps provide a student with food for the weekends and is
intended for families who currently may be experiencing a financial burden. The first backpack is set to be delivered on September 16, 2022.
Here’s how Hand2Hand will work: At the end of the week students who are signed up for the program will receive a minimum of 10 food items in a black school logo drawstring bag that will be provided at the first week of participation. These food items will be a combination of breakfast, snacks, lunch and/or dinner items. While the food items are meant for the student, they can be shared among the family as well. (Please note: if your student or another family member has food allergies it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to check the contents of the backpack each week to ensure the food doesn’t contain ingredients which could cause an allergic reaction).
There is no cost to participate! If you sign your student up to receive Hand2Hand, they will continue to receive the weekly bags each week they are at Hopkins Middle School. However, if down the road you no longer need the assistance, simply write a note expressing your desire to discontinue receiving Hand2Hand bags and give this note to the school office. This opportunity is being provided by LifeChange Community Church. To learn more about Hand2Hand, please visit their website:
If you feel your student would benefit from this opportunity, please complete the response form at
the bottom of this letter and return it to your student’s teacher by September 9, 2022 and we will
make sure that your student’s name is then added to the list. Your response will be kept confidential.
Hopkins Middle School
5th and 6th Grade “Rising Stars” League
Fall Basketball Program 2022
• Games: Saturdays, Oct 22 - Nov 19. Approximate times 9am-1pm
• Practices: 1-2 nights per week. Times/locations TBD
• The first practices will be the week of October 17
• Register ONLINE using this link: https://forms.gle/YHWpT38iLjee5PQS6
• Deadline to register is Monday, October 3
• Payment: Please bring payment (Cash or Check) to first the practice.
Checks payable to Hopkins Girls Basketball
COST: $30.00 to cover the cost of a reversible jersey. You do NOT need to purchase a jersey if your daughter already has one from the summer courthouse league!***
Saturday, Oct 22 Games @ Thornapple Kellogg
Saturday, Oct 29 Games @ Hopkins
Saturday, Nov 5 Games @ Byron Center
Saturday, Nov 12 Games @ Caledonia
Saturday, Nov 19 Games @ Hopkins
GOALS OF OUR PROGRAM:
• It is our goal to teach the components of teamwork and sportsmanship while building and developing the fundamental skills of basketball.
• It is our goal to provide the girls with game experience and the opportunity to compete against other local schools.
RISING STARS 5TH/6TH Grade League
My hope is to keep each roster at no more than 8-10 players. If we happen to have enough to split into two teams at one or both grades, girls will be split evenly between the two teams. Each participating team will take a turn hosting a Saturday at their school. The other teams are Wayland, Byron Center, Caledonia and Middleville.
We will need parent volunteer(s) to coach the girls. If you are interested in coaching, please indicate that on the registration form when you sign your daughter up.
If you have any questions, Please contact Coach Flowers @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-238-3660
Hopkins Boys Basketball Shooting Club
Please click on the link for more information regarding the Hopkins Boys Basketball Shooting Club.
Cell phones are to be turned off and kept in their lockers during the school day. Cell phones that are used during the school day will be confiscated and must be picked up by a parent.
If a student needs to contact a parent/guardian, they can go to the office to either use their cell phone or call from the office phone. If a parent needs to reach a student, they can leave a message for their student with the office.
Additional Resources and Helpful Links
Hopkins Middle School
Location: Hopkins Middle School, 215 Clark Street, Hopkins, MI, USA
Phone: (269) 793-7407
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.
The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes") that are protected by Federal civil rights laws in its programs and activities.