October 2021

Celebrating Victories, Large and Small

As we approach the month of November we are reminded that we are truly blessed by the continuum of sacrifices our armed services have made and battles they have fought in to preserve our way of life. This year we, as a district, are celebrating our veterans through video. Veterans Day 2021 will be recognized by the students and performers in our buildings from throughout the district. Our high school students will watch this video on November 11th during their homeroom period. The video will be shared with the other schools for their viewing. We will push out the video through our messaging system and post it on the District website.

Please join us as we celebrate Veterans Day, make certain that you thank a veteran every day!

The month of November also means the end of our first marking period. We celebrate the little victories our students and staff have had. The past year and a half of the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. But from this, we have had a chance to experience the opportunity for resilience. We need to celebrate the students who picked up where they left off, accelerated, and showed leadership in our building. We need to acknowledge those who have struggled but have shown growth. We need to keep on battling not to lose one student who feels like giving up. I am thankful for the staff we have and the efforts they have put forth during this time of adjustment and adaptation. We need to celebrate the small and large victories and give each student the opportunity to reach their potential.

I thank veterans for allowing us to work with kids and their sacrifice that allowed for our kid’s promise for future

Yours in Education,

Ken Szczepanski, High School Principal

This year the marching band is celebrating the Beach Boys 60th year anniversary by performing 4 of their top hits: I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, Kokomo, and Fun Fun Fun. The band traveled to the Otsego Marching Invitational and took 2nd place in class C with awards of excellence in marching, music, percussion, and color guard as well as taking the caption of "Best Music". The band also traveled to the Hastings Marching Festival and took 1st place in class C with awards of excellence in music, marching, and percussion. They were also awarded the captions of "Best Marching", "Best Drum Majors", and "Best Percussion" in their class. The band will be participating in District Marching Band Festival on October 12th at East Kentwood and finishing the season performing at our home football games.


Parents or guardians of the Class of 2022!

Senior pictures for the yearbook are due Friday, December 10,2021

Please email your child's senior picture to: Mr. Spoelhof at willspoe@hpsvikings.org

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Hopkins High School

Ken Szczepanski, Principal

kenszcz@hpsvikings.org ext. 1509

Jessica Robrahn, Assistant Principal

jessrobr@hpsvikings.org ext. 1507

Amanda Weaver, Counselor

amanweav@hpsvikings.org ext. 1510

Andrew Mains, Athletic Director

andrmain@hpsvikings.org ext. 1511

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