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Celebrate Mardi Gras in style at the HEF Royal Bash

January 11, 2017
Tickets for the 18th-annual Hopkins Education Foundation Royal Bash on Feb. 25 are now on sale, and the event is moving to a larger location.

Spotting fake news: North Junior High students test their knowledge

January 10, 2017
North Junior High students take a crash course in spotting fake news and learn steps to prevent falling victim to false stories.

Tanglen Elementary students’ winter artwork showcased at Governor’s mansion

January 10, 2017
Four student-artists paint winter scenes that went on display at Gov. Mark Dayton’s home during holiday season.

West Junior High students support local, global community on annual Taste of Service Day

January 06, 2017
The second-annual event offers seventh-grade students an opportunity to participate in a variety of service-learning projects aimed at broadening students’ knowledge of how they can give back to their community.

Hopkins students attend a historic Electoral Vote Ceremony

January 05, 2017
On December 19, three Hopkins High School AP (Advanced Placement) Government students had a front row seat to a crucial component of the election process that often goes unnoticed – the voting of the Minnesota Electoral College.

Nominate an area young person for Caring Youth Award

January 04, 2017
Have you worked with or know a young person who shows ongoing awareness of others through volunteering or other activities in the Hopkins area? Please consider submitting a nomination for a 2017 Caring Youth Award!

Gatewood student, neighborhood resident spark friendship through love of art

December 22, 2016
An unlikely friendship between a Gatewood Elementary fourth-grader and longtime neighborhood resident is fueled by a mutual love for art. In celebration of the friendship, Jeff Stitt donated a painting and $100 to the school’s art program.
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Hopkins Public Schools named a ‘2017 Best School District in America’

December 15, 2016
Hopkins Public Schools has been named a “2017 Best School District in America” by, a website that helps parents find the right school for them. Hopkins earned eighth place in the category “Best School District in Minnesota.”

Community Toy Chest through Dec. 19

December 14, 2016
ResourceWest encourages you to make this holiday season a little brighter for the children in our community. Consider donating a toy or two to the annual community Toy Chest.

Sara Schmidt named National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

December 13, 2016
The National Outstanding Assistant Principal program was established in 2011 to honor assistant principals who are doing a superb job in their roles.

Hopkins teacher recognized at statewide technology conference

December 13, 2016
West Junior High teacher Becky Jacobson was recognized as a TIES Exceptional Teacher at the TIES 2016 Education Technology Conference on Dec. 13. She was among 76 teachers from 39 districts to be recognized with this honor.

Hopkins culinary students work with guest chef for fundraiser

December 09, 2016
The students worked under the guidance of Chef Nic Zahasky from the restaurant Cultivate to create the menu item Foraged Pork

Hopkins students learn the language of code during Hour of Code

December 09, 2016
Robots, iPads, and Chromebooks provide hands-on lessons in computer science education as students participate in Hour of Code initiative.

Hopkins North student competes on Food Network baking show

December 06, 2016
Seventh-grader Grant Schweigert is a whiz in the kitchen, and he’s taking his passion for baking onto the Food Network’s “Kids Sweets Showdown.”

Hopkins Gratitude Gifts are back, thank a teacher or staff member

December 05, 2016
Deadline extended until Dec. 12 for Hopkins Education Foundation Gratitude Gifts.


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