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Mission Statement

  • The Mission of Hopkins County Schools is to educate, empower and inspire every child to reach their highest potential and be a continual learner.

Announcements

  • Hopkins County Schools is seeking nominations for the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year awards.

    Teacher of the Year nominees must have a minimum of three years teaching experience. The Teachers of the Year will be selected in the categories of Elementary (P-5), Middle (6-8) and Secondary (9-12).

    Categories for Employee of the Year nominations are: Administrator of the Year, eligible nominees would include principals, assistant principals, central office administrators, and guidance counselors; Classified Support Services, eligible nominees would include instructional assistants who work in a classroom setting to enhance student achievement and Family Resource employees who provide student needs throughout the district; Facilities Management, eligible employees would include all custodians and district maintenance staff; Food Service, eligible nominees would include all cafeteria employees, cafeteria managers and district food service employees; Transportation, eligible nominees would include bus drivers, bus monitors, vehicle maintenance staff and district employees; Secretary of the Year, eligible employees would include all school secretaries; and Central Office Employee of the Year, eligible employees would include all central office staff.

    Nominations will be accepted through the close of business, 4 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018. Nomination forms may be mailed to Employee of the Year, Hopkins County Schools, 320 S. Seminary Street, Madisonville, KY 42431. Attention: Crystal Carlton.

    Nomination Form (Word doc)

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  • A recent amendment to Kentucky law, (902 KAR 2:060 - Immunization Schedules for Attending School) added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

    The following will apply to the 2018-19 School Year:

    • All students in kindergarten through twelfth (12th) grade must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school (doses are administered 6 months or more apart), and
    • Students ages 16 years or older must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school.  However, if the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

    Finally, all vaccines administered should now be printed on the Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status form. Parents are encouraged to see their child’s medical provider or local health department as soon as possible regarding their child’s immunizations.  Parents are also encouraged to not delay regarding this matter.  All students should have an updated and current certificate on file at school before the start of the 2018-19 schools year.

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Spotlight

  • West Broadway Elementary School’s Workforce Team was honored by the Board of West Broadway Workforce Team members with Principal Amy Smith and FRYSC coordinator Julie Faulk Education on March 5 with a Game Changer Award. This is a new program for 5th-graders. Each applicant goes through an extensive application and interview process that includes submitting references to FRYSC coordinator Julie Faulk. They apply for specific job placements, such as special events/assembly crew, health/environmental crew, cafeteria crew, reading/math tutors and more. Students receive WBES bucks for their work. This may be spent on choices such as free homework pass, extra art, extra recess, and time assisting Mrs. Julie. Students must follow the school’s Guidelines for Success and be positive role models. The program has improved students’ motivation, responsibility and work ethic, while preparing them for real-life experiences such as applying for a job and being held accountable for their work performance.

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  • Southside Elementary School’s Gifted and Talented Leadership Group was honoredSouthside GT Leadership group receives certificates from Board of Education with the #TeamHopkins Game Changer Award on Nov. 20. The group, comprised of six 5th-grade students, is known as the “Southside Kids in Action Team.” They are responsible for several activities, including broadcasting the morning announcements, representing Southside as the school’s mascot, Tommy Tomcat, and serving as ambassadors to welcome guests to the school. These students are among the GT students throughout Hopkins County participating in the Kentucky Poppy Project this year Leadership group members are Elissa Adams, Mason Brown, Kendee Creekmur, Hayden Crick, Brody Duncan and Cohl Hoard.

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  • Girl Scout Troop 1515, based at Earlington Elementary School, was honored with the #TeamHopkins Game Changer Award by the Board of Education on Monday, Oct. 16. This is the largest Girl Scout troop in Hopkins County with 25 members in Kindergarten - Fifth Grade. The EES Girl Scouts are #LionChasers because they actGirl Scout troop and leaders receive Game Changers certificate from Superintendent and Board of Education ively seek community service projects to make #TeamHopkins and the surrounding area a better place. The troop also gives a portion of their cookie earnings to a different organization each year, including the Humane Society in Spring 2017. Recent service projects by the troop include painting rocks for the school flower bed; cleaning up the school playground; leading a food drive for the school backpack blessing program; filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child; collecting supplies for the Humane Society; adopting a soldier and sending a blessings box; donating cookies to the Veterans’ Center, nursing home, and Christian Food Bank; and participating in a glove and hat drive during the winter months. Earlington Elementary is represented by an amazing group of young ladies who embrace the schoolwide expectations – “Bee-ing” positive, respectful, responsible and willing to learn. Troop leaders are Wendy Mitchell and Jamie Moss, and parent volunteers are Misty Cotton and Cashara Civils.

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