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  • Hopkins County Schools is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 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, May 31, 2019. 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 (pdf)

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  • Please mark your calendars for important dates at the end of the school year. The last day for students will be Thursday, May 23. Closing day for staff will be Friday, May 24. High school graduation dates have also been set:

    Graduation - Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Browning Springs Middle School

    Baccalaureate - Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.;
    Awards Night - Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m.;
    Graduation - Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m.

    Baccalaureate - Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.;
    Awards Day - Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m.;
    Graduation - Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for Hopkins County Schools will be held Tuesday, April 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Thursday, April 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. at all our elementary schools. You must register at the elementary school in your attendance area.

    Registration requirements and additional information are available on the Kindergarten Registration flyer. (printable pdf)

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  • Hopkins County Schools has set Screening & Registration dates for Preschool - Head Start. Screening and Registration dates are as follows:

    • Friday, April 12, South Hopkins Middle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 16, Jesse Stuart Elementary, 4-7 p.m.
    • Friday, April 19, Browning Springs Middle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 23, Southside Elementary, 4-7 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 24, West Hopkins School, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Hopkins County Preschool is a district-wide program. Attendance areas vary from elementary attendance. You may register at any convenient location. Additional information is available on the Preschool Screening and Registration flyer (printable pdf).

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  • The #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award was presented to Patricia Martin at the Jan. 14 Board of Board Chairman J.W. Durst, Patricia Martin, and Assistant Superintendent Charles Gant Education meeting. After a bus was rear-ended on Nebo Road in December, Assistant Superintendent Charles Gant arrived on the scene and saw Martin, who he thought was the bus monitor. She followed his instructions to get on the bus to keep kids quiet, then continued to monitor their behavior and kept noise at a minimum, helped transfer the kids to a new bus, and checked the old bus to make sure no belongings were left behind. She had been at the scene helping for more than 2 hours before telling Mr. Gant she was actually the parent of a child on the bus and not a district employee. Ms. Martin did everything she could to help, and treated all of the kids as if they were her own. She is definitely a #LionChaser!

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  • The #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award was presented to Chloe Young, an 8th-grader at South Hopkins South Hopkins student Chloe Young honored by administrators Middle School, at the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting. Chloe is a teacher’s “go-to” for just about anything at the school! She is a leader in Fellowship of Christian Students on Thursday mornings, leads discussions with peers on sensitive topics, and plans weekly with the adult leader of FCS. She serves as a member of the SHMS news team, the Hopkins County Central softball team, and her church. She started a “lunch bunch” of other girls who meet with a teacher to discuss everyday issues. She is also an Honor Roll student. Chloe is compassionate, giving, and hard-working in every aspect of her life!

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  • Jonathan Wells, a math teacher at Hopkins County Central, was presented with the #LionChaser / Superintendent Deanna Ashby, Board Chair J.W. Durst, teacher Jonathan Wells, and Principal Jon Wells #GiantSlayer Award at the Dec. 17 Board of Education Meeting. He was honored for responding generously to help provide breakfast food to students on Nov. 16. Breakfast wasn’t served in the cafeteria because of a two-hour delay that day. Mr. Wells obtained donations from donut shops and other businesses that morning. Twelve dozen donuts, hundreds of Pop-Tarts and cereal bars, and 15 cases of bottled water were donated. Since then, Hopkins County Schools has announced that breakfast WILL be served when there is a two-hour delay. That morning, nearly 500 students received breakfast because of his actions!

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