Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
March 6th, 2020
February Students and Citizens of the Month
Patrick Burchardt, Nolan Wood, Peyton Roxbury and Dahlia Veldhouse
Joshua Maule, Nick Barnes, Natilee Sterken and Briana Wright
Makenzie Houseman, Aubrey Evans, Hunter Todd and Harper Todd
9th Grade Transition
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6-7 pm
Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:30 pm.
For all Parents and Guardians of 8th graders. The High School will be hosting a meeting to discuss the transition from Middle School to High School. Discussion points will include academics, schedules, and sports. As well as an opportunity to meet some of the staff and teachers. Students should attend this meeting with their parents.
If you have concerns over this policy and would be willing to volunteer to supervise students to open up another option for them, please contact me and we can discuss. Thanks!
Hopkins Middle School
Telephones in the office are to be used for illnesses and emergencies only. Please remind your student to leave a message if they call from the office and cannot reach you.
Cell phones are to be kept in their lockers and not brought to class or the cafeteria. If students need to use their cell phones to contact a parent they can bring it to the office.
For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (email@example.com) or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504
HYSO Summer Ball Registration
HYSO is now accepting registration forms for Summer Ball until March 22nd.
For more information e-mail: email@example.com, visit their Facebook page or contact Katy Price (269)-838-0420.
Art in Nature
Free after school club for all
Hopkins Middle School students.
Meets in the Science Lab from 3-4 pm every 1st & 3rd Tuesday.
May 5 & 19
No meetings during Spring Break
or if school is canceled.
For more information contact
Piper Laforest (7th Grade) at PipeLafo@hpsvikings.org
or Jennifer Laforest at Jennifer@OutdoorDiscovery.org
8th Grade Band Festival
Hopkins Public Schools Presents...
April 30, 6:30 pm
May 1, 7:00 pm
May 2, 2:00 & 7:00 pm
Hopkins Middle School Stage
Tickets on Sale March 30th in the MS office at 3:30 pm or online at https://hopkins.ludus.com/
Students & Seniors $8.00
The gently used shoe drive has been extended to March 6th. This is an opportunity to declutter and keep old shoes out of our landfills. Shoes collected will benefit underdeveloped countries. Donations can be dropped off at any Hopkins Public Schools office for the next couple of weeks. Thanks in advance for your donations.
April (Meet on 3/31)
May 5June 2 (Tentative)
Contact Mr. Stockwell for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
March 6 - 1/2 Day, Trimester Ends, Last Day for Shoe Drive
March 9 - Interactive Workshop/Forum 6:00-8:00 pm
March 12 - 8th to 9th Grade Transition Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm
March 28 - Spring Fling Hopkins Viking Band 5:15 pm
April 6-10 - Spring Break
April 21 - Parent-Teacher Conference 4:00-7:00
April 24 - 1/2 Day
May 1 - Blue Man Group Concert (M.S. Choir Students Only)May 8 - All A’s Ceremony
June 3 - 8th Grade Graduation
June 4 and 5 - ½ Days Last day of school
Additional Information and Important Links
Please click on the link for this month's breakfast and lunch menu.
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 email@example.com.
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.