Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
January 24th, 2020
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Hopkins Middle School
Clark the Juggler
For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (email@example.com) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504
Middle School Girls Basketball
1/27 - Lee (Away)
1/29 - Kelloggsville (Away)
2/03 - Godwin (Away)
2/06 - Belding (Away)
2/10 - NorthPointe Christian (Home)
2/12 - Lee (Home)
2/17 - Kelloggsville (Home)
2/20 - Godwin (Home)
2/24 - Belding (Home)
2/27 - NorthPointe Christian (Away)
2/29 - Comstock Invite (Away) Time to be determined
7th Grade Games start at 4:15
8th Grade Games begin 10 minutes after the conclusion of the 7th Grade Games.
Middle School Wrestling
1/28 - Belding (Home)
1/30 - Godwin (Away)
2/01 - Wayland Invite (Away) 9:00 am
2/04 - Lee (Away)
2/06 - Kelloggsville (Home)
2/11 - Godwin (Home)
2/13 - Hudsonville (Away)
2/14 - Godwin Invite (Away) 4:30
2/18 - Godwin Tri (Away)
2/20 - Belding (Away)
All matches start at 4:15 unless otherwise noted.
Girls Winter Soccer Training
May be coming soon!
The Athletic Department and Girls Soccer coaches would like to know if there is any interest in a winter soccer camp. This would be a non-mandatory camp and for all girls that might be thinking about playing next year or would like to improve their skills.
If you are interested in learning more please sign up in the office or contact the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1504/1511
Sign up sheets are located on the Athletic Table.
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.
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 3 & 17
May 5 & 19
No meetings during Spring Break
or if school is canceled for any reason.
For more information contact
Piper Laforest (7th Grade) at PipeLafo@hpsvikings.org
or Jennifer Laforest at Jennifer@OutdoorDiscovery.org
Baton Twirling Classes
Dates: Every Tuesday beginning February 4th and ending May 26th
Times: Ages 4-7, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 8-18, 7:15-8:00 p.m.
Registration: On February 4th at the first class. [In the event class is canceled the first week because of bad weather, the class will begin the following week. Check www.athleticsensations.com or call 616-460-1747 for cancellation information.]
Location: The Hall at Overisel Reformed Church, 4201 47th Street, Holland, Michigan, 49423 (The Hall is in a separate building south of the church)
Cost: $8/week to be paid at each class. $7 registration fee to be paid at first class. Batons will be available for purchase at class for $26. Payment plans for batons available: $14 the first week, then $3 each week until paid off.
Students can earn ribbons, medals, & trophies! Our baton twirling classes not only focus on teaching children how to twirl a baton, our classes encourage teamwork, poise, hand-eye coordination, as well as help children build their self-esteem. Students learn baton twirling tricks in class as well as a dance-twirl routine and a parade routine. Students will have an opportunity to be in a competition and parades, including the Grand Rapids Memorial Day Parade. This is a great opportunity which can lead to students becoming a majorette for their school and a scholarship to college! Questions? Call (616) 460-1747 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopkins Band Apparel is Now Available
Show your Band Support!
RADco Apparel web store is now open to purchase T-shirts and Hoodies. Students can wear these for events such as Memorial Day performances, pep band events, and band trips.
The style works for both middle school and high school band!
The store is open until January 26th.
Winter Choir Concert & Art Show
Wednesday, February 26th
Hopkins Middle School Cafetorium & Hallways
This evening will feature students from the
Hopkins Middle School &
High School Vocal Music and Art Departments
Art Shows run from 4 pm-8 pm
5:30 pm sharp--Call time for all M.S. Choir Students
Middle School Concert begins at 6:00 pm
6:30 pm sharp--Call time for all H.S. Choir Students
High School Concert begins at 7:00 pm
Middle School Choirs--“Blue Man Group” Trip
When: Friday, May 1st
Where: Miller Auditorium (WMU Campus), Kalamazoo
For Whom: 6th-8th Grade Choir Students and a few parents
Cost: *$60 – Main Floor Seats (30 seats avail.) $45 – Grand Tier Seats (25 seats avail.)
- First Come/First Serve Reservations
- 55 spots available
- Estimating about 45 students/10 chaperone spots
- All tickets include dinner and transportation
- Registration will begin January 31st
See info Page sent home in early January for more details
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
January 29 - Fly Tying Club Meeting 3:00 pm
February 4 - Art in Nature Club Meeting 3:00 pm
February 19 - 1/2 DayFebruary 26 - M.S. and H.S. Winter Choir Concerts & Art Shows
March 3-5 - 7th/8th Grade Choirs—Choral Festival (one of these dates only, yet to be determined)
March 6 - 1/2 Day, Trimester Ends
April 5-10 - Spring Break
Additional Information and Important Links
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.
HMS Contact Information