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Mission Statement

  • The Mission of Hopkins County Schools
    is to unite as one team
    to learn and inspire.

Announcements

  • Students are invited to participate in a district-wide National Motto Art Contest. Board Chairman J.W. Durst announced the contest at the Nov. 18 school board meeting.

    This is the district’s creative effort to comply with the state law requiring the national motto, “In God We Trust,” be displayed. The deadline for entries is Dec. 9, and winners will be announced on Dec. 16. Each school winner will have their image on display at the entrance of their respective school. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and their work will be displayed at the Central Office and their school.

    Entry Form

    Guidelines

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  • Hopkins County students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in an Essay Contest and Visual Arts Contest organized as part of Hopkins County’s 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

    The theme is “How Can You Use the Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Promote Unity and Make a Difference in our Community?” Students are asked to creatively express how the works of this great American leader are relevant to today’s youth.

    Entries are due at the school level by Nov. 22.

    Forms are available at the following link:

    MLK Essay, Visual Arts Contests

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  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. Hopkins County Schools would like to encourage our families and students to join us in our efforts to focus on school attendance because of its positive impact on student success. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Your student can start building good attendance habits now so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. To learn more, read the beginning-of-the-year attendance letter to parents/guardians.

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Spotlight

  • West Broadway Elementary School students Ranger and Alexander Posey were Ranger and Alexander Posey pose with educators and board members.
    honored with the #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award during the Oct. 14 Board of Education meeting. They were walking home from school on Sept. 9 when they saw a car accident on Seminary Street. They stopped to check on the driver, Cindy Orten Watts. Ranger tapped on her window and asked if she was OK, then he gave her a snack bag of Oreos he received at school. He said she needed them more than he did. Ms. Watts was so impressed with their caring hearts and the concern they showed her that she brought them a certificate and gift card to school to show her appreciation.

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  • Ka’Marion Turner, a 4th-grade student at Pride Elementary, received the #LionChaser / Ka'Marion Turner with Superintendent Ashby, board President J.W. Durst, and Shannon Bowles.
    #GiantSlayer Award during the Monday, Sept. 16, Board of Education meeting. Ka’Marion wrote an article that was published in The Stuttering Foundation’s magazine this summer. The issue featured kids’ letters. In the article, he told about strategies he uses to overcome stuttering. What an awesome accomplishment!

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  • Hopkins County Board of Education honored the finalists in James Madison Middle School’s Amazing Three student finalists in the Amazing Shake hold certificates and pose with board members, administrators and educators Shake competition during the Aug. 19 board meeting. Students honored were Jordan Owens, Josie Morris, Adelyn Boswell, Katelyn Rodgers, and overall champion Aiden Lutz. (Boswell and Lutz were not able to attend.) The program focuses on soft skills, such as shaking hands, making eye contact and thinking on their feet. These students told district staff about the program during #TeamHopkins Day. The Amazing Shake is co-sponsored by Kia Zieba and Sara Lutz. The activity will go school-wide at JMMS this year, and organizers are challenging other middle schools to participate.

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