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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

  • Our district is committed to a process that helps us continuously improve as a great place for students to learn, teachers to teach, employees to work, and parents to send their children for a quality education. Your feedback is important to making sure we have it right. Our work with Studer Education has included helping us create a draft of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. A committee of your colleagues has been meeting since October to identify ideals most important to us. The committee now wants to share the draft with some specific indicators so that you may provide feedback. Your guidance will allow us to refine the draft into a final product. 

    This link allows you to access the feedback survey through December 8: Hopkins County Strategic Plan Feedback Survey. The survey allows you to offer suggestions for improvement

    The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan will set the standard for all of us in our work, and will guide the way all of us work together and work with our community. It is important for our district to be aligned and focused as we strive for excellence as an organization in a time of constant change. Thank you in advance for your honest participation. We appreciate your feedback, as it will help us to refine a final draft of our Strategic Plan. Your answers are anonymous and are compiled by an independent third-party.

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  • There will be no school in Hopkins County from Nov. 22-24 for  Thanksgiving break. The Central Office will be open until 2 p.m. on Nov. 22, and then will be closed Nov. 23-24.

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Spotlight

  • 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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  • Grapevine Garden Growers was honored by the Board of Education on Sept. 18. The G3 Club started in fall 2016 with a dozen kids and a 4X4 garden box. It has since grown to 50 members, five dedicated volunteer teachers/staff and about 400 square feet of garden space. G3 Students in Grapevine Garden Growers post with teachers and a board member after receiving certificate. students get hands-on learning experiences in starting seeds, saving seeds, using UV lights to grow starter plants, transplanting, weeding, composting, harvesting and using the harvest in various recipes. Each week, the harvest goes home with students or is used as a snack. Last year, G3 accomplished a goal of sending a plant home with every K-5 student. G3 looks forward to growing healthy food and healthy kids for a healthy future!

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  • Students who were 2017 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars pose holding certificates The Board of Education honored #TeamHopkins students on Aug. 22 who participated in the 2017 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. Students who were recognized include Rebecca Brooks, Drewanne Herring, Victoria Hight, Addison Lander and McKenzie Rodgers, all of Hopkins County Central High School; and Kourtney Ashby (not pictured), Emily Fischels, Katherine Howerton, Kirsten Moore, Abby Waide (not pictured) and Garrett Woodall, all of Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Congratulations to these outstanding students! 

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  • Lady Maroons Softball Team receives Game Changer Award The Madisonville North Hopkins Lady Maroons softball team was presented with a #TeamHopkins Game Changer Award during the Monday, July 17, Board of Education meeting. The Lady Maroons won the 2017 KHSAA Softball State Tournament Championship last month. The coach is Shannon Peyton and assistant coaches are Scott Miller, Tim Davis and Casey Castile. Congratulations to everyone for this awesome accomplishment of winning the school's first softball State Championship!

     

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