Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
February 28th, 2020
February Students and Citizens of the Month
Congratulations to the following students:
Peyton Roxbury, Patrick Burchardt, Nolan Wood and Dahlia Veldhouse
Nick Barnes, Joshua Maule, Natilee Sterken and Briana Wright
Hunter Todd, Aubrey Evans, Harper Todd, and Makenzie Houseman
The SCOM Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 7:45 AM in the Middle School Cafeteria
7th Grade Parents
As a part of the English curriculum, the 7th-grade class read the novel NightJohn by Gary Paulsen. Next week we have the opportunity to watch the Hallmark movie based on the book. The students turned in permission slips at the beginning of the year. This is just a reminder that students will be watching this movie regarding slavery. You may want to have discussions with your children regarding this sensitive topic and the importance of learning the seriousness of our country's history. If you're interested in researching this movie, a good site is IMBD, which will summarize and rate the plot of the story. If any questions should arise, please contact Mrs. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
9th Grade Transition
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6-7 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.
Outstanding People for Education
Nominations are due by March 1st, 2020
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.
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
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.
For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (email@example.com) or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504
Middle School Track
- Starts Monday, March 23.
- You must have a completed obligation card.
- We will host a Track meeting in Mr. Barry's room on March 23rd after school.
- Track practice starts on Tues. March 24.
- Our first track meet is for Tues. March 31.
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
HYSO Summer Ball Registration
HYSO is now accepting registration forms for Summer Ball until March 22nd.
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their Facebook page or contact Katy Price (269)-838-0420.
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 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 email@example.com
Vises and tying tools provided
February is Black History Month
8th Grade Band Festival
Attention 8th Grade Band Students and Parents
East Grand Rapids High School
Start time 12:20 PM
Call Time 10:15 AM Band Room
You will be released from class to load/board the bus
Please bring a sack lunch to eat on the way to the performance and a snack for the ride back. We will not be stopping for food. Full Concert Uniform is expected. If parents are interested in chaperoning, please contact Mrs. Williams.
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/
Students & Seniors $8.00
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 28 - Hopkins Elementary Winter Carnival 5:00-7:30 pm
March 5 - Student and Citizen of the Month Ceremony 7:45 am
March 5 - 8th Grade Band Festival
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
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 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.