Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

March 6th, 2020

February Students and Citizens of the Month

Congratulations to the following students:

Interactive Workshop/Forum

Embracing Our Differences and the Positive Impact of Inclusion on Student Success at Hopkins Public Schools

  • Monday, March 9, 2020
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Hopkins High School Cafeteria
  • Hosted by the Hopkins Public Schools Diversity Committee
  • Facilitator: Kathryn Curry

9th Grade Transition

8th to 9th Grade Parent and Student Transition Meeting

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.

National Honor Society Tutoring

Need help with homework? Studying?

Come to NHS Tutoring After School

Tuesdays & Thursdays

In the High School Library

From 2:45 - 3:45

Contact the High School for more details. 269-793-7616


All students remaining in the building after school hours, including those on the athletic teams, attending Rehearsals or club meetings, need to be supervised. The Media Center will remain open until 3:30 for students to work on homework. Students who are not in the media center and are unsupervised will be asked to leave the building.

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


Scott Stockwell

Student Phone


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.

Healthy Classroom Supply Drive!!

Our Middle School Office and Classrooms are in need of:

  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Gallon Size Ziploc Bags
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Band-Aids

The cold and flu season has been hard on us.

Donations from the list above would be greatly appreciated.
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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

Middle School Track

    • Track meeting Monday, March 23.

    • Track practice Tues, March 24.

    • First Track meet Tues, March 31.

    Please direct questions to Mr. Barry (josebarr@hpsvikings.org)

    or Mr. Moerdyke (philmoer@hpsvikings.org)

    You must have a completed obligation card.

Girls Soccer

Middle School Girls Soccer has been made available to all 6th Grade Girls!

The Girls Soccer Sign Up Sheet is now posted in the office on the Athletic Table.

You must have a completed Obligation Card to participate.

78er's Baseball Parent Meeting

  • When: March 11th at 4:30
  • Where: Hopkins High School Media Center

If you have any questions please email Coach O’Dell at patrodel@hpsvikings.org

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camp Registration forms will be available in the Middle School Office and the Athletic Office at the High School.

For more information contact the Athletic Department.

HYSO Summer Ball Registration

HYSO is now accepting registration forms for Summer Ball until March 22nd.

For more information e-mail: hopkinssummerball@gmail.com, visit their Facebook page or contact Katy Price (269)-838-0420.


HYSO Summer Ball Registration Form

Click on the link to open and print the registration form.


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.

2020 Meetings

March 17

April 21

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

Fine Arts

8th Grade Band Festival

The High School and 8th-grade Bands recently competed in MSBOA district band festival. Our 8th-grade band pulled a solid second division rating and will receive medals in recognition of their outstanding performance. High school band earned straight first division ratings and will be advancing to State Band Festival at the end of April. Congratulations to both groups on outstanding performances!
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Congratulations to all the talented Viking artists on exhibit during the February 2020 Art and Choir Show!
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Spring Fling Dinner and Silent Auction

Saturday, March 28th

Tickets available in the MS Office

$20. Each or $125 per Table

Limited Seating

For More Information: jesswill@hpsvikings.org

Hopkins Viking Band Facebook page

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

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/

Adults $10.00

Students & Seniors $8.00

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Shoe Drive

Help Us Reach Our Goal!!!

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.

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PARTNERS is our Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization. If you are interested in joining please feel free to attend the Partners meetings. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month and begin at 7:00 pm.

April (Meet on 3/31)

May 5

June 2 (Tentative)

Contact Mr. Stockwell for more information. scotstoc@hpsvikings.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

March 2020 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Please click on the link for this month's breakfast and lunch menu.

Daily Announcements

In-School Scrolling Announcements

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

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