A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year! I am excited as I know this school year will bring new beginnings, new hopes and new challenges. My goal is to continue the essential task of providing a developmentally responsive middle- level education for each of our students. On Monday, August 15th, 6th graders and new students will begin their first day as EAGLES and our 8th graders will begin their final year as EAGLES. We enthusiastically welcome our 6th graders and we are eager to ensure and support a successful transition to middle school. I am asking our 8th graders for their collective and individual leadership and positive role modeling throughout the school year. Hopkins Middle School's aim is to keep students engaged, challenged, and supported. Our students are gifts with limitless potential. Through the efforts of our school community and partnerships, we can foster their unique skills and talents and prepare them for continued success far beyond their middle school years.
Great News!!! Hopkins Middle School will begin their transformation to obtain STEM accreditation. We are in our 2nd year as a candidate school in partnership with Southeast Middle School and Lower Richland High School for the Middle Years Programme, pursuing authorization as an IB World School. We continue to share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we believe are important for our students. We will also continue our Digital Learning Environment initiative to support the standards and curriculum, student-centered learning, and encourage creativity and problem solving.
Hopkins Middle School is committed to providing the best support possible for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 803.695.3331. We look forward to our partnership for a successful 2016-2017 School Year! I thank you for your support of Hopkins Middle School.
Bobbie Hartwell, Jr.
Back-to-school orientation and Open House information
Please mark your calendar for Monday August 29, 2016 5:30 pm to 7: 15 pm for our Annual Open House.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers and staff members, learn about the
work that we have planned for this year, and even meet a few of your child’s classmates.
Key dates for August and September
DLE Parent Night Dates:
Wed August 24th - 8th Grade & 7th Grades - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thur August 25th - 6th Grade - 5:30 -7:30pm