Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
February 7th, 2020
Recognizing National School Counselor Week
I would like to express sincere gratitude to both Mr. Crook and Mrs. Johnston, our Middle School Counselors. Developing and teaching advisory lessons, planning and delivering career awareness opportunities and field trips, supporting child study team decisions, tracking student data, providing academic and organizational support to students, and running individual and group sessions to support emotional and social needs of students are just some of the tasks happening on a regular basis. On top of all of this, you both bring a positive attitude and a smile wherever you go. The level of care and support you provide is unbelievable.
We are glad you are part of the Viking Family.
Mr. Stockwell and the HMS Staff
Congratulations Students and Citizens of the Month for January
Clark the Juggler
Outstanding People for Education
Paper forms are available at all school offices or you may use the following link:
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
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
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.
HYSO Summer Ball Registration
HYSO is now accepting registration forms for Summer Ball.
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their Facebook page or contact Katy Price (269)-838-0420.
Baseball Open Gym
Fielding, Pitching, Batting
When: Every Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Hopkins High School
Age: 6th - 12th Grade
If you have any questions please email Coach O’Dell at email@example.com
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.
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
Fly Tying Club
Where: Mr. Reszka's Room
Contact Mr. Reszka for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Vises and tying tools provided
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
HMS Warm Hearts Blanket Drive
WHO: HMS STUDENT COUNCIL AND THE HOPKINS FIRE DEPARTMENT
WHAT: COLLECTING NEW BLANKETS AND GENTLY USED AND WASHED BLANKETS
WHY: TO HELP FIRE AND ACCIDENT VICTIMS
WHEN: FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 6, 2020
HOW: BRING BAGGED BLANKETS IN TO YOUR ADVISORY TEACHER. EACH DONATED BLANKET= ONE SPIRIT POINT
**THE ADVISORY CLASS WITH THE MOST DONATED BLANKETS WILL WIN A ROOT BEER FLOAT PARTY!!!!**
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
February 10 - 14 -- Spirit Week
February 14th - Valentines Day Dance 3:00-5:00 PM
February 18 - Art in Nature Club Meeting 3:00 pm
February 19 - 1/2 DayFebruary 26 - M.S. and H.S. Winter Choir Concerts & Art Shows
February 27 - Fly Tying Club 3:00 PM
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
May 1 - Blue Man Group Concert (M.S. Choir Students Only)
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.