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


  • The Board of Education has set the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 8.

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  • Kindergarten Registration dates have been set. You must register at the elementary school in your attendance area. Dates and times are as follows:

    • Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
    • Wednesday, April 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
    • Thursday, April 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, go to the following link.

    Kindergarten Registration Requirements

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  • Screening and Registration dates for Preschool - Head Start have been set for the upcoming school year. They are as follows:

    • Friday, April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Browning Springs Middle;
    • Tuesday, April 17, 4-7 p.m., Southside Elementary;
    • Friday, April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Hopkins Middle;
    • Tuesday, April 24, 4-7 p.m., Jesse Stuart Elementary;
    • Wednesday, April 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., West Hopkins School.

    For more information, see link below.

    Preschool - Head Start Screening & Registration Requirements

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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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  • 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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  • 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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