Hopkins Middle School Newsletter

November 15, 2019

Veterans Day Assembly

Monday, November 11th was our annual district-wide Veterans Day Assembly. All four school buildings congregated in the High School Gym for an hour-long Assembly honoring our Veterans.
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A Classroom Divided. Mrs. Smith's 1st hour showing off their spirit for U of M vs. MSU day.

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Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is OVERFLOWING!!

Please encourage your student to check the Lost & Found for their missing items.

All items that REMAIN after November 22nd will be donated.

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Yearbook News

We will no longer be accepting Box Tops for Education to pay for yearbooks. If you have already sent yours in, they will be returned to you. More information will be forthcoming regarding yearbook pricing and order dates.

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Hopkins Got Talent Competition

Saturday, January 18th at 7 pm

M.S. Cafetorium

*Registration begins Nov. 1st and runs through Dec. 10th

*First come, first served registration

--Registration forms and rules are located in all HPS main offices and online at www.hpsvikings.org

--Community members and students of all ages are encouraged to compete


(Audience Members can also win Cash Prizes by entering our "Minute to Win It" games during Intermission & at the end of the show)

1st Prize--$500, 2nd Prize--$200, 3rd Prize--$100


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Ski Club

Bittersweet Ski Club cards are now available for the 2019/2020 season. Forms are available at all school offices. If you would like your ski club card before Thanksgiving Break, please turn in your completed forms and payment by Thursday, November 14.

Art in Nature

ART in NATURE is a new club forming this month!

All Hopkins Middle School students are welcome!

We will learn about all kinds of plants and animals found in nature here in Michigan and around the world. Each meeting will have an art activity, creature feature, and nature connection.

The first meeting is on Tuesday, November 19.

Regular meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month

3-4 pm

Middle School Science Lab (8th Grade Hall)

For more information contact

Piper Laforest (7th Grade) at PipeLafo@hpsvikings.org

or Jennifer Laforest at Jennifer@OutdoorDiscovery.org

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Community Canned Food Drive

November 11-22, 2019

Sponsored by Hopkins Middle School Student Council

What is the Community Canned Food Drive?

  • Students and staff bring in canned goods/dry goods during the weeks of November 11-22 to help less fortunate families in the Hopkins/Dorr area.
  • A chance for us to give back to our community through donations of food and other supplies.

How can you help?

  • Send food/ household supplies to school with your student during the weeks of November 11-22, 2019
  • Ask your child about the progress of the program and celebrate “giving”.

Our goal?

  • 1,500 canned/dry goods and household items

What can you bring?

  • Canned fruits/vegetables,
  • Cake, brownie, and bread mixes
  • Canned meats
  • Canned soups
  • Cereal and fruit juice
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Jell-O and instant pudding
  • Packaged/canned potatoes
  • Packaged meals (Hamburger Helper/mac & cheese)
  • Pasta and sauces
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Paper/plastic products
  • Pie crust mix
  • Powdered/canned milk
  • Baby products (formula, food, diapers, wipes)
  • Health/Hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo)

*Donations will be donated to Project Hope in Dorr.

Thank you for your support!

Cinderella Audition Workshop: Thursday, December 12, 3:30-6:00 pm MS Stage

  • Casting for students in 4th grade and up
  • No need to sign up for this workshop – just show up in clothes & shoes comfortable for dancing!
  • Meet our Producer, Drama/Choreography Director & Music Director
  • Receive information about the week of January 20 audition process
  • Pick up the audition packet
  • Practice the audition songs
  • Learn some dance routines

You can still audition in January if not attending this workshop, but attendance is highly encouraged

If you’d be interested in helping the musical and attending most rehearsals, but don’t want a cast role, come find out about being the Stage Manager.

Come ready to learn, work hard and get excited about our spring musical!!

Any questions can be directed to Mrs. DuChene at jillduch@hpsvikings.org

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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

November 11 -- 22 -- Community Canned Food Drive

November 18 -- Boys Basketball @ NorthPointe Christian 4:15

November 20 -- Cheerleading Jamboree @ Home 6:00

November 21 -- Boys Basketball vs Lee @ 4:15

November 21 -- Student Council Meeting 3:00

November 22 -- Class Of.... Dance 3:00 - 5:00

November 23 -- Boys Basketball Tournament @ Kalamazoo (TBA)

November 26 -- 1/2 Day, End of Trimester 1

November 27-29 -- Thanksgiving Break

December 6 -- Band Concert 6:30

December 12 -- Student Council Meeting 3:00

December 13 -- Christmas Dance 3:00 - 5:00

December 23 - January 3 -- Winter Break

Additional Information

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Office Business


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.


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.

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