#RoyalFam Newsletter

May 12, 2023

Class of 2023 Graduation Information

Parents/Caregivers/Guardians for the Class of 2023 Scholars, if you need information regarding senior party, graduation, or the senior walk, please refer to this webpage https://highschool.hopkinsschools.org/families/graduation

Message to Scholars from our Community Neighbors

Scholars, our neighbors have shared concerns about the unsafe driving happening after school. For the safety of our community, we ask that you obey the speed limits each day. In order to keep our community safe, the Minnetonka police will have parked patrol cars monitoring the side streets to help reduce reckless driving.

Yearbook Distribution

A limited number of yearbooks are still available at jostensyearbooks.com until May 25 (or until we run out).

Yearbook distribution for all scholars who have purchased one will take place during all lunches on Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1. (The same dates as the Cap and Gown Pick-Up). Any remaining yearbooks will still be available for $85 (cash or check) during those times.

2 HEF Grants Awarded to HHS!

Congratulations to Karl Schroeder for his Camping Without Barriers Grant for $1,500

and Jonathan Feulner for his Spin & Scratch: DJ Class Equipment for $6,574.

photo of scholars receiving grant
photo of scholars receiving grant

2023 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Meet Fatuma Ali, an English and AVID teacher at Hopkins High School, and a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Her passion for teaching stems from the desire to create a positive learning environment for her students and to be the teacher she wished she had when growing up. Fatuma has revolutionized the English curriculum at her school, creating classes that are much-needed and beloved by her students. We are proud of you, Ms. Ali! Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved recognition!
Fatuma Ali: 2023 MN Teacher of the Year Finalist

Meet Allyson Wolff, a first-grade Spanish immersion teacher at Eisenhower Elementary, and a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Allyson's dedication and passion for teaching are evident in the way she creates a safe and caring environment for her students to learn and grow. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Señora Wolff! We are proud of you!

Allyson Wolff: 2023 MN Teacher of the Year Finalist

Donations Needed: Year-End Staff Celebration

The end of the school year is right around the corner. Before we say our goodbyes we are asking for your support one last time to honor ALL the staff and teachers in the Hopkins School District! All 1300 district employees have been invited to attend a year-end party on June 8 and will be treated to food, music, prizes, and fun! The district cannot use taxpayer funds to pay for this celebration, so in order to make this happen, we are asking for families to donate money and items, and to borrow lawn games. Click here for details on how you can help.

HHS 2023 Summer School

Summer school is a credit recovery opportunity for scholars to make up credits in grades 9 through 12 for required core classes. Summer school is scheduled for June 20th - July 18th (Monday-Friday and no classes on July 4th) from 8:30 to 12:36 pm, scholars can recover up to 4 credits. If your scholar has earned an NC this school year, they are required to attend summer school. Your school counselor will contact you with more details. Summer school is an in-person learning experience.

Link to summer school website information: Summer School Information

Spring Break Trip 2024!

AP World and AP European History students, join us on a trip to London, Paris, and Rome over spring break! There will be an introductory interest meeting on Friday, May 12, at 5 pm in W112. Please join us if you haven't already attended the previous meeting. To check out the itinerary and to sign up, go to www.explorica.com, and type in tour ID Heimlich-7003. Please reach out to Jennifer Heimlich with any questions. jennifer.heimlich@hopkinsschools.org

From the Activities Department

Royals Are In Action!! The spring athletic season is here! Visit LakeConference.org for all game/match/meet schedules. Also, stop by Hopkins-Royals.com for info on all Hopkins Activities. Questions? Call the Activities Office #952-988-4691.

Hopkins Public Schools State of the District Recorded Session

Hopkins Public Schools hosted several State of the District presentations throughout February and March. Superintendent of Hopkins Public Schools Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, along with school board members and staff, presented a comprehensive look at the current state of Hopkins Schools as well as future direction. Dr. Reed also provided a five-year progress update on Vision 2031, the District's strategic vision. Watch the recorded session here.

Have fun this summer with Hopkins' Summer Programs!

Class and program options are available for preschool through rising 9th-grade students. Browse our variety of programs and classes, find the option that’s right for your child, and register online. Learn More

Tutoring Options at Hopkins High School

There are many tutoring options available at Hopkins High School. We have 3 programs running right now at Hopkins High School.

  • Drop-In Tutoring Program: Located in the Media Center. LINK to drop-in tutoring schedule.

  • Academic Skills Center (ASC): Math tutoring. Located on the 2nd floor south wing flex area on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:35 pm till 5:35 pm. FORM to sign up for ASC.

    • Scholars that need transportation home can then ride the activity bus that will leave at 5:45pm (You should check ahead of time to determine which bus you would ride)

  • 1:1 tutoring: To request 1:1 tutoring, please fill out this form.

Check out this short video on our tutoring programs offered in the media center!


Students are able to join the HHS - Tutoring Canvas page which is linked in their weekly homebase announcements or using this LINK

Important Upcoming Dates

May 13: PROM @ the Fillmore in Minneapolis - 8:00-11:00pm

May 29: Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 30 - June 1: Cap and Gown Pick-Up for Seniors

June 1: Last Day of New Learning for Seniors

June 2: Sr. Walk and Sr. Party

June 6: Graduation @ Noon-Maturi Sports Pavilion at UofM;

Asynchronous Day for Sophomores and Juniors

June 7: Last Day of Classes for Sophomores and Juniors