The energy level was running high across the Hopkins Public Schools District as administrators, educators and staff celebrated the first days of school on Sept. 3 and 4. Nearly 6,800 students were welcomed into the buildings with high fives, cheers, band performances, music and lots of smiles.
“In Hopkins, we’re moving from Great to World Class and this is going to be a world class school year,” said Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, Hopkins Public Schools superintendent.
We are in the second year of Vision 2031, our plan to take our Hopkins from Great to World Class. For Glen Lake Elementary principal, Jeff Radel, that means starting this year with new energy and goals.
“I’m just excited to see the new things our teachers will think of that our best for our kids,” Radel said.
There is a lot of excitement for principals, educators and staff on the first day of school too. It was the first day of school in Hopkins for our two new principals, Irene Stewart at North Junior High and Melissa Ness at Eisenhower Elementary and XinXing Academy.
“We are so excited to have (the students) all back. I’m looking forward to meeting all of them and making sure that they have a great school year,” Stewart said.
As we embark on year two of Vision 2031, we look forward to working together with our families and community to reach our goal of moving from Great to World Class. Have a great year!