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.

Thank you!

Mr. Stockwell and the HMS Staff

Congratulations Students and Citizens of the Month for January

Clark the Juggler

On Wednesday, the Middle School Students were treated to a 45-minute program in which Clark combines an exciting show with a message about overcoming depression, anxiety, and the truth that you have value. Having struggled with severe depression and self hatred as a teenager and young adult, his goal is to share hope and encourage students to feel comfortable seeking help when needed.

Outstanding People for Education

Do you know someone who has made a difference to a student at Hopkins? Please consider nominating them for the "Outstanding People for Education" Award. Nominations are due by March 1st, 2020.


Paper forms are available at all school offices or you may use the following link:


https://forms.gle/jmcwu5bCx4TXpBrP7

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

Reminder

All students remaining in the building after school hours, including those on the athletic teams, 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 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

Principal

Scott Stockwell

hopkinsathletics.org

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 Girls Basketball

Game Schedule:

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

Match Schedule:

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.

HYSO Summer Ball Registration

HYSO is now accepting registration forms for Summer Ball.

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

https://www.facebook.com/HOPKINS-HYSO-SUMMERBALL-284666796442/?tn-str=k*F

HYSO Summer Ball Registration Form

Click on the link to open the registration form.

Dodgeball

Student-vs.-Staff


Friday, February 14, 2020

1:52 - 2:43 = 7th hour

Pay $1.00 to your advisory teacher to get out of 7th hour! Pay extra if you want to be one of the select few to play.

Concessions for sale: popcorn, candy, water, soda $1.00

6th Grade Pickle-ball Tournament

Winning Teams


First hour: Rhiannon Brefke and Cora Hall

Second hour: Hunter Todd and Blake Hyma

Third hour: Cruz Hitzler and Trevor Anderson

Fifth hour: Kellen Ford and Dominic Pott

Sixth hour: Jack Estelle and Hunter Fifelski

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 patrodel@hpsvikings.org

Clubs

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

February 18

March 3 & 17

April 21

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

When: Thursday, February 27th at 3:00 PM

Where: Mr. Reszka's Room

Contact Mr. Reszka for details richresz@hpsvikings.org


Vises and tying tools provided

Fine Arts

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

Cinderella

Cinderella tickets will be on sale soon.

Performances:

April 30th - May 2nd

Fundraisers

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!!!!**

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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 Day

February 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

Daily Announcements

In-School Scrolling Announcements

February 2020 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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

Hopkins Viking Band Facebook page

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

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Office Business

ATTENDANCE

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.

PHONE CALLS

Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.

IMMUNIZATIONS

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.

MEDICATION

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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