The Mission of Hopkins County Schools is to unite as one team to learn and inspire.
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.
Hopkins County Board of Education honored the finalists in James Madison Middle School’s Amazing 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.
Gaige Osborne, a rising 8th-grade student at James Madison Middle School, was
honored with the #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award at the June 17 Board of Education meeting. Gaige wrote a poem discussing his view of the world and the challenges he faces due to his disability. This poem was read on the steps of the old courthouse during the celebration of Inclusivity Day on May 21. Gaige’s poem is a powerful statement encouraging everyone to include students with disabilities in their daily activities.