Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

June 12th, 2020

Stay Connected


Hello Parents and Students,

The first week of summer is in the books. Our plan is to send out an update to you through this newsletter every few weeks over the summer. Please keep checking your email or Facebook for the new editions.

A huge thank you goes out to all students, parents, and staff who made our three days of school material returns run so smoothly. If you were unable to make one of the three dates, please reach out to me and we can schedule a day for drop off in the next week or so.

Please be aware of two separate surveys that went out to students and parents last week. We are hoping to get feedback on our Distance Learning Plan and gather input that could help shape how we come back in the fall. Check the email you associated with School Messenger for the link. Students, your link was emailed to your student email account.

Middle school grades will be sent home next week. Please note that trimester one and two are graded on the traditional grading system. Trimester three was much different. This grade system was unique to our building. You will see a CR for a grade if your student participated at all. Below the CR is an estimated percentage of participation in the class. For example, Johnny turned in about half of the work for his math class, so he received a CR 50%. The only way a student received a No Credit or NC is if they failed to turn in any assignments for the teacher. Please reach out if you have any questions about how we graded the third trimester in the Middle School.

Finally, I am proud to announce our 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony Video and our All A's Award Video will be posted to the main website at 5:00 pm tonight, June 12th. You can get to the video by visiting www.hpsvikings.org and clicking the video link. Congratulations to all our award winners.

Thank you for your continued support throughout the past few months. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.


Scott Stockwell

HMS Principal


Congratulations 8th Graders!

Attention students and parents,

Our 8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony Video as well as our All A's Award Video will be posted to the main HPS website today at 5:00 PM. To view the videos visit www.hpsvikings.org and follow the link. Congratulations to all our award winners!

Big picture

Art in Nature Club

The Art in Nature club would like to invite all Middle School students and their families to join us for a field trip to the Outdoor Discovery Center.

We will have a behind-the-scenes tour and meet some of the captive wildlife up close. There will be time to explore the trails at your own pace, romp on the playscape, and picnic at the pavilion.

(This is a club activity, not a school event. Every family must arrange their own transportation and picnic lunch.)

Date: Saturday July 25

Time: 11 am - 1 pm

Location: Outdoor Discovery Center 4214 56th St. Holland MI

RSVP to Jennifer Laforest

Jenn_xl@yahoo.com (269-870-6608)


To order your yearbook visit:


and enter code: 44165J

June 30th will be the LAST Day to Order Yearbooks!!

Big picture
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.

Hopkins Middle School Counseling Website

For additional resources and information please click on the link.


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

Middle School and High School CHOIR News

Trimester 3 Vocal Music Boosters 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.

HMS Contact Information

Big picture