Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The school sent students home Wednesday morning because of a power outage.
Power has been restored at Hopkins High School after officials were forced to send students home early Wednesday, the school district announced. The school lost power in its west wing. Staff worked with Xcel Energy throughout the morning and determined that it would take at least the entire day to restore power. Without power and food service, school officials decided at 10 a.m. to dismiss students. Workers were able to restore power by Wednesday and confirm that school would be on for Thursday. See what students had to say about the unexpected day off of school in the Storify widget above. (Users viewing the site on mobile browsers may not be able to see the widget.)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sam Seliger-Swenson is the top-ranked sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports.
Hopkins High School volleyball player Sam Seliger-Swenson has once again been selected as one of 21 players to appear on the cover of Breakdown Sports USA’s Volleyball Guidebook. The company selected top athletes for the cover of its annual guide, seen by hundreds of people across the county. Seliger-Swenson, who also appeared on last year’s cover, is ranked as the top sophomore, according to Breakdown Sports. This year’s guidebook features profiles of 750 players—including more than 300 players profiled with a photo and short Q&A. It’s now on sale for $69.99. Click here for details on how to order. Hopkins kicks off its season Aug. 23 against New Prague.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony played Thursday.
Hopkins students wowed music lovers at the annual spring concert Thursday. Those who attended got to hear pieces performed by the Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony. You’re not out of luck if you missed the performances. Audience members have uploaded some of the performances to YouTube so they can be enjoyed over and over again. Check out the videos in the player above.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The organization teaches students about business and finance.
Last year, Seth Gellman and Chandler Luhowskyj worked on a financial literacy curriculum for nine months and coordinated with staff in every school to line up instruction times, helping to teach virtually every student in the district about financial literacy. Gellman and Luhowskyj aren’t professional educators, though. Gellman is a Hopkins High School senior and Luhowskyj is a junior. The two did the project as part of a competition in which they won first at the 2012 DECA State Career Development Conference. As Gellman’s and Luhowskyj’s experience attests, DECA offers students experiences far beyond the normal school day. The group “prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management,” according …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Procedes will benefit the elementary school's PTO
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Hopkins basketball star put up 12 points in Saturday’s game.
Hopkins basketball star Nia Coffey received the Purple Team’s MVP award at Saturday’s Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game, the association announced. The game, played in New Orleans on the same court as the NCAA women’s Final Four, featured the top 20 high school seniors in the country. Coffey scored 12 points, hitting five of nine shots from the field. She also snagged one steal and three rebounds. Despite her efforts, the Purple Team lost to the Black Team 70-74. Coffey entered the game coming off a standout season. She was named the player of this year’s state championship game, chosen as Breakdown Sports USA’s No. 2 player in the state and honored with All State recognition. She also played in the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded schools on student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and the achievement gap.
Hopkins students perform better than most in the state—but the difference between white and minority students is also bigger, according to report cards the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN) released last month. MinnCAN, an advocacy nonprofit focused on solving the achievement gap, plugs for more public data-based accountability for schools, looser labor rules governing teachers, and more school choice for parents, including charter schools. While the state as a whole has a 34.4-point difference between white and black students at the high school level, Hopkins has a 41.2-point difference on average and Robbinsdale has an average 39.8-point gap. The gap was significantly bigger at some other schools. Hopkins' Eisenhower …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A blog post says the event will be from 11 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The free playschool gives parents some free time and serves as the capstone of the High School’s Child Psychology II class.
Parent’s looking for a bit of free time can now register for Hopkins High School’s Royal Den. The annual playschool is the culmination of the Child Psychology II class. The high school students develop lessons that help the 3- to 5-year-olds exercise their math, science, art, music and motor skills. The play school takes places from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from May 1 to June 7. Children must be 3 years old or older and be potty trained. Enrollment begins April 16. The program is free, but parents must fill out an application. Donations are encouraged. For more information, contact Patty Ormson at 952-988-4561 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The awards recognize the most outstanding male and female athletes in the senior class.
Fresh off a state championship win, Hopkins basketball star Nia Coffey has been named as the school’s Athena award winner, while football standout JT DenHartog was chosen as the Apollo award winner. The awards recognize the most outstanding female and male athletes in the senior class. Coffey was named the player of this year’s state championship game. She was also picked for the McDonald’s All American Team, chosen as Breakdown Sports USA’s No. 2 player in the state and honored with All State recognition. Coffey, who has earned four varsity letters in basketball, plans to play for Northwestern next year. DenHartog has earned three varsity letters in football and two for baseball. He’s also been named to the All Metro and All State teams …