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.)
Friday, May 3, 2013
Eisenhower Elementary parents seeking volunteers.
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.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two students face misdemeanor charges related to the February incident, which came to light last week.
A tense debate has erupted in the comments thread of an article here on Hopkins Patch as your fellow readers debated a February incident at Hopkins High School that one African-American student labled "modern-day blackfacing." As we wrote last week, prosecutors have charged two Hopkins High School students with misdemeanors following a confrontation in the assistant principal's office. The confrontation arose following student protests aimed at the school’s handling of an incident in which they say several white students mocked black culture. "Mike B." lauded the district and police response: The school administrators were correct to call the police, as it would appear the school administrators were threatened and intimidated by the "…
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 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Eric Marienthal and the JazzMN Orchestra put on a show next weekend.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
School participated in the "Sandwich 363 Service Project"
A 1988 KARE 11 story captured the Hopkins and St. Louis Park legislator long before he took office.
Hopkins and St. Louis Park Rep. Steve Simon is no stranger to public speaking. Two years ago, a video of Simon went viral when he asked in a floor speech, “How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?” Simon wasn’t always a veteran speaker, though. YouTube user scottcommercials posted a video of a 1988 KARE 11 news story of the then-18-year-old Simon and the rest of the Hopkins High School debate team—“one of the hottest debate teams in the Midwest,” according to the report. Check out video of the future legislator in the news story above.
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 …