Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
September 13, 2019
SEPT 13, 2019
We are two weeks into the new school year and things are going great! I would have to say the highlight of the first two weeks has been seeing all the familiar faces of the students and staff as well as getting to know our new 6th graders. I would like to take a quick second to thank all of our teachers and staff for the hard work they have put in making these two weeks run so smoothly! There have been a few new procedures and everyone is doing a great job incorporating these changes into daily/weekly lesson plans and routines. These new procedures include:
NWEA testing in ELA and Math in each grade level
1-HR RTI schedules where students can get individual attention from staff
I’m so excited for the students and staff to have these new tools at their disposal. This will help us identify current learning levels for all students and get them the instruction they need to grow!
Thank you for all the support and please reach out if you ever have questions about what’s going on at the Middle School!
Athletic Equipment Storage & Games at Lunch!
The Brand New Hopkins Vikings Recording Studio is all set up and ready for business! Students come check it out!!!!! The media center is open until 3:30 every day.
A special thanks to a Hopkins Family that has donated games for our students to play during Lunch Period! We are lucky to have such a supportive community. If you are interested in donating new or gently used games for students please contact the office.
7th Grade Field Trip - October 14th
7th-grade students will have the opportunity to attend the Chamber Theatre Productions at the Byron Center Van Singel Auditorium on October 14, 2019.
Information will be sent home.
Parents may chaperone. We look forward to experiencing the theater with your children!
From the desk of Carrie Quist
Quist 8th Grade English:
Welcome to a new school year! I am excited for the opportunity to work alongside your student this year. We spent time in the library this week with the goal to find a choice reading book. Students are encouraged to log their weekly reading minutes this year. The first trimester goal is 40 minutes per week. Please encourage your son or daughter to spend time reading outside school.
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
September 13 -- Student Council Meeting
September 16-20 -- Spirit Week
September 20 -- HMS Homecoming Dance 3:00-5:00
October 3 -- Student of the Month/Citizen of the Month 7:45
October 11 -- Picture Retakes
October 14 -- 7th Grade Field Trip
October 16-18 -- 6th Grade Camp
October 22 -- Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00
October 23 -- Student Stage Tech Training ~more info to come
October 31-- ½ Day – End of Trimester 1
November 11-- Veterans Day Assembly 9:00
November 12 -- Vocal Music Booster's Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner
November 12 -- Choir Concert / Art Show
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.