News from the Nest!

Hopkins Middle School 2022-2023

Greetings Eagle Families,

Groundhog Job Shadow Day takes place annually on February 2, 2023. The Job Shadow Day enables students across the nation to get an up-close look at the specifics of an actual job. On this day, students from across the country shadow scientists, firefighters, mechanics, doctors, and every other type of profession. Job shadowing is an academically motivating educational activity for students to observe the world of work. These experiences allow students an opportunity to explore a career interest and connect the skills learned in school to the workplace. Thursday, February 2nd has been designated as Job Shadowing Day in Richland One. We hope to have 100% of our students participate in this wonderful experience. If you are interested in your child participating on this day, please contact your child’s grade level school counselor and she will give your child a packet to bring home to you. The deadline to return these forms is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Congratulations to our Basketball Teams for making it to the playoffs. Our girls will play Crayton Middle School at Crayton tomorrow, January 30, 2023 at 5:45 pm. Our boys will play Crayton Middle School at Hopkins tomorrow, January 30, 2023 at 6 pm. All ticket sales for sporting events will be online. We will not collect money for games at the door. Please use the following link to purchase your tickets: We look forward to seeing you there. ALL students must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older at attend ANY after school events and sporting events.

Track workouts will be held on January 24th, January 26th, and January 31st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A parent meeting will be held on February 2nd at 7 pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Smith at 803-586-3764.

Parents, please be reminded that you must present an actual photo ID (photos on cell phones will be accepted) when picking up your students for early dismissal. Students will not be dismissed for early dismissal after 3:15 pm. Please plan accordingly.

If your child is absent from school, please encourage your child to complete all assignments on Schoology and turn in all doctor’s notes and excuses to the main office.

Student’s cell phones MUST be powered off and stored in their book bag during the instructional day. If there is an emergency, call the school’s main number 803-695-3331 to get a message to your child. If your child is sick, they can report to the Health Room. Student cell phones will be confiscated if they are seen or heard.

Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. Girls wearing leggings must have a top/tunic over them that is fingertip length. NO holes, rips, cuts, and slits in jeans or shorts above the knee. Tops must cover the midriff. Hoods may not be on while in school. Students who are dress-coded will remain in ISS until appropriate clothing is delivered for them.

Quick Reminders:

Students should not be dropped off to school before 8:15 am. Our instructional day begins at 8:40 am daily and students are tardy at 8:45 am. You must sign your child in at the main office if your child arrives to school after 8:45 am.

Students must wear their ID at all times.

Phones must be powered off and stored in book bags.

Dress code will be enforced.

Tdap Vaccination

The Tdap vaccine is required for ALL students entering the 7th grade. A valid SC Certificate of Immunization should have been presented to Hopkins Middle School prior to the first day of school.

Parents, you are an essential part of the Nest. WE NEED YOU! We invite you to join our School Improvement Council (SIC) and/or Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Our School Improvement Council will meet on the 2nd Monday each month and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet the 4th Monday each month to discuss needs and support for the Nest.

Thank you all for your continuous support! Have a great week, stay healthy, and be safe.

Let's Get Ready to SOAR!

Principal Williams

Hopkins Middle School SIC Meeting Link

Dates to Remember


30th- Basketball: Girls at Hand 5:45 pm Boys vs Crayton at Hopkins 6 pm


2nd- Job Shadowing Day (Please get Permission Form from Ms. Ulinda Sherman!)

13th- Virtual SIC Meeting at 6pm

17th- Professional Development (Early Release for Students 12:30 pm)

20th- Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

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Hopkins Middle School Basketball Schedule

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Football Game Announcement

Please be advised that effective immediately, any middle school student attending ANY football game at Lower Richland Stadium must show their school ID and be accompanied by a parent. Students will not be allowed to enter the game otherwise. Students must also be seated during the game, unless they are making a purchase at the canteen or using the restroom. There will be no congregating or hanging out or you will asked to leave the stadium.


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Hopkins Middle School Contact Information

Hopkins Middle School

1601 Clarkson Road

Hopkins, SC 29061

Phone number: (803) 695-3331


PowerSchool Parent Portal:

School Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students’ Hours: 8:15 am – 3:45 pm

No student should arrive on campus before 8:15 a.m. Staff are not available to supervise students prior to 8:15 a.m. At 8:15 a.m. students will enter the campus, have the opportunity to get breakfast, and then report directly to their 1st period class. In the afternoon, students, once dismissed, should report directly to their area of transportation. All students should be picked up prior to 4:00 p.m. unless involved in an approved after-school activity. Students not picked up by 4:00 p.m. will report to main office.

6th Grade Administrator

Ms. Chasity Hanton

6th Grade School Counselor

Mrs. Monica Jones

7th Grade Administrator

Mr. Edward White

7th Grade School Counselor

Ms. Ulinda Sherman

8th Grade Administrator

Dr. Ramona Mack

8th Grade School Counselor

Ms. Joann Brown

2022 - 2023 New and Returning Student Updates

Parents or Guardians of returning students and/or new students must complete their student registration in PowerSchool Parent Portal.

New Student Registration Link :

Returning Student Enrollment Verification Link:

Hopkins Middle School 2022-2023 Regular Bell Schedule

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

At Hopkins Middle School, we have implemented a book study on

the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

The 7 Habits are:

Habit 1: Be Proactive: I am in charge of my actions and attitude.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: I set goals.
Habit 3: Put First Things First: I work, then play. I prioritize tasks based on my goals.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win: I seek compromise and alternatives when necessary. I can advocate respectfully for my beliefs while also considering others.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood: I listen to understand rather than to respond or share my thoughts.
Habit 6: Synergize: Together is better.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: I take care of myself physically and emotionally.

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Mission Statement

We are Hopkins Middle School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.