Monday, March 18, 2013
The Healthier U.S. School Challenge Bronze Award recognizes schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have created healthier school environments.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. All six Hopkins elementary schools have received the HUSSC (Healthier U.S. School Challenge) Bronze Award. This certification recognizes schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. Hopkins joins just 18 school districts across the state that have earned this honor by making a commitment to healthy schools. To qualify for the award, Hopkins Public Schools has adopted the following beliefs into its elementary schools: In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Let's Move!, incorporating the Healthier US School Challenge into her …
Michael Semahge won a National Gold Key award for his drawing ‘5 O’clock Shadow.’ Clair Hoober’s painting ‘Crashing Waves,’ won a National Silver Key.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. Two Hopkins High School students have won National Scholastic Art Awards -- Michael Semahge and Clair Hoober. Semahge won a National Gold Key award for his drawing "5 O'Clock Shadow," which was also named an American Vision Nominee and was one of five pieces chosen for the “Best of Show” category. Hoober’s painting, “Crashing Waves,” won a National Silver Key. Being recognized at the national level is an extremely high honor. Since 2004, only eight Hopkins High School students have received National Scholastic Art Awards. As part of the honor, both Semahge and Hoober are invited to attend the National Awards Ceremony in New York City this summer. The National …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The girls beat Bloomington Kennedy 68-45 Saturday at the Target Center.
For the third year in a row, the Hopkins girls are the class AAAA basketball champions. The Royals claimed the title in convincing fashion, beating No. 2 seed Bloomington Kennedy Eagles 68-45 Saturday at the Target Center. Echoing their performance against Osseo in the semifinal, the Royals’ missed shots allowed Bloomington Kennedy to keep it close in the first half. Hopkins finished the half up 28-26—hitting just seven of 29 shots field goals, or 24.1 percent of their shots from the court. That allowed for some swings in the early part of the game, with the Eagles up by as much as five at one point. But the Royals dominated the second half, during which Hopkins outscored Bloomington Kennedy 40-19. That’s partly because of Hopkins’ strong …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The 15th annual event was even bigger than the year before.
The 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser soared more than $5,000 past the already-amazing total it reached last year. Tuesday’s event raised $81,400 for ResourceWest and ICA Food Shelf—including $67,695 from the Challenge to the Community Fund, sponsored by Supervalu, Choices For Children/Accra Care and 159 business, civic, congregation, school and community leaders, organizer Barb Westmoreland announced Wednesday. Last year, the event raised $76,117. The 2013 Empty Bowls saw the following big numbers, as well: “We want to thank you for mixing in your ‘special ingredients’ to make our 15th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for ResourceWest and ICA Food Shelf a great success,” Westmoreland wrote in an e-mail. “March 12 was a wonderful day with …
Hopkins beat St. Michael-Albertville 77-58.
No. 1 seed Hopkins sailed through the class AAAA quarterfinal of the state girls basketball tournament with a 77-58 victory over St. Michael-Albertville. Hopkins got jumped out to an early lead—scoring 40 points to STMA’s 22 in the first period. The Knights’ second-period total was within a point of the Royals’ 37 points—including five free throws in the final two minutes—but the damage had already been done by then. Hopkins took advantage of STMA’s inability to hold on to the ball, scoring 24 points off Knights turnovers. McDonald’s All American Nia Coffey continued her strong season with a game-leading 22 points. The senior hit seven of 14 from the courts, including three of five three-point attempts, and sank five of seven free-throw …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The annual event raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf.
People flocked to the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Tuesday for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event, which runs through 7 p.m., raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf. People from all over the community first got together for bowl-making events, some of which were taught by school art instructors and local students. Attendees then make a free will donation; choose their favorite bowl from among 1,000s created by local artists, students and volunteers; enjoy a simple bowl of soup and bread and return home with the bowl. There is also be musical entertainment, and professional artists have donated bowls and related art for a silent auction. Last year, students, staff and community potters created 1,022 bowls—helping …
The one-time Hopkins standout received his latest honor Monday.
Former Hopkins High School basketball star Siyani Chambers is making a big splash on the collegiate level in his freshman year. The Harvard point guard was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the sixth time Monday, the Ivy League announced. Chambers helped the Crimson to its third straight Ivy League title, scoring 16 points in games against Columbia and Cornell. He also snagged three rebounds and had two steals against Columbia and had four rebounds against Cornell. On Monday, Chambers will find out where he and the rest of the Crimson team will start the postseason. The Hopkins alumnus is no stranger to success. Chambers was named Mr. Basketball in 2012 and helped the Royals to state championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In his …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Hopkins Visual Arts Show runs through April 14.
Saturday, March 9
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. March is National Youth Art Month. Hopkins Public Schools is celebrating with a student art show that features artists of all ages. The Hopkins Visual Arts Show will run from March 7 to April 14 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The exhibit will feature student art work from all schools in the Hopkins district in grades K-12. A reception hosted by Hopkins visual arts staff will be held for students and families on Tuesday, March 19, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Charles Redepenning Gallery of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Main Street in downtown Hopkins. The hours are as follows:
Friday, March 8, 2013
Students showed off dozens of projects at Thursday’s event.
Imaginations soared Thursday as Eisenhower Elementary students filled the school gym with projects for the 21st Annual Imagination Fair. The fair encourages students to show off ideas that intrigue them. Displays ranged from science projects to inventions to art. Visitors to the fair learned about oil-and-water mixtures, checked out colorful dioramas and tried out student-made devices. Did you attend the Imagination Fair? Feel free to show off your student’s achievements by uploading your photos to the gallery above. Just click the button that says “Upload Photos and Videos.”
The school had a parade and International Heritage Festival on Thursday.
Alice Smith students paraded through the school’s hallways Thursday afternoon in outfits and handmade crafts that celebrated their ethnic heritage. The parade is a colorful part of an event celebrating the school’s diversity. Later on Thursday, Alice Smith hosted an International Heritage Festival with potluck dinner, book fair, fair trade market, storytellers, cultural displays and more. The evening was capped off with an international fashion show followed by an Aztec dance group.