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  • Hopkins County Schools Family Resource Youth Services Centers will sponsor a “World’s Greatest Baby Shower” event on Thursday, April 25, from 5-6 p.m. at Madisonville City Park Clubhouse. All expectant and new mothers are invited.

    Booths include Hopkins County Preschool, Early Childhood Development, Fitness during Pregnancy, Fire Safety, Dental Health, Car Seat Safety, KCHIP, Brain Development, HANDS Program, Photography, Speech Development, Library Services, and the WIC Program. Prizes will be given away. Food will be provided for the first 50 people to arrive. Call the FRYSC at any of our schools if you have any questions.

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  • Hopkins County Schools has set Screening & Registration dates for Preschool - Head Start. Screening and Registration dates are as follows:

    • Friday, April 12, South Hopkins Middle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 16, Jesse Stuart Elementary, 4-7 p.m.
    • Friday, April 19, Browning Springs Middle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 23, Southside Elementary, 4-7 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 24, West Hopkins School, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Hopkins County Preschool is a district-wide program. Attendance areas vary from elementary attendance. You may register at any convenient location. Additional information is available on the Preschool Screening and Registration flyer (printable pdf).

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  • Please mark your calendars for important dates at the end of the school year. The last day for students will be Thursday, May 23. Closing day for staff will be Friday, May 24. High school graduation dates have also been set:

    Graduation - Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Browning Springs Middle School

    Baccalaureate - Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m.;
    Awards Night - Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m.;
    Graduation - Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m.

    Baccalaureate - Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.;
    Awards Day - Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m.;
    Graduation - Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m.

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  • Hopkins County Schools is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year awards.

    Teacher of the Year nominees must have a minimum of three years teaching experience. The Teachers of the Year will be selected in the categories of Elementary (P-5), Middle (6-8) and Secondary (9-12).

    Categories for Employee of the Year nominations are: Administrator of the Year, eligible nominees would include principals, assistant principals, central office administrators, and guidance counselors; Classified Support Services, eligible nominees would include instructional assistants who work in a classroom setting to enhance student achievement and Family Resource employees who provide student needs throughout the district; Facilities Management, eligible employees would include all custodians and district maintenance staff; Food Service, eligible nominees would include all cafeteria employees, cafeteria managers and district food service employees; Transportation, eligible nominees would include bus drivers, bus monitors, vehicle maintenance staff and district employees; Secretary of the Year, eligible employees would include all school secretaries; and Central Office Employee of the Year, eligible employees would include all central office staff.

    Nominations will be accepted through the close of business, 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019. Nomination forms may be mailed to Employee of the Year, Hopkins County Schools, 320 S. Seminary Street, Madisonville, KY 42431. Attention: Crystal Carlton.

    Nomination Form (pdf)

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  • Bobbie Schaffer Orten, Family Resource Youth Services Center coordinator at West Hopkins School, Bobbie Schaffer Orten receives #LionChaser Award at board meeting. received the #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award at the April 15 Board of Education meeting. Mrs. Bobbie puts the microscope on the basic needs of kids. In a day and age when everyone wants kids to perform well academically, kids must also feel confident in just coming to school and being the person we all know they can be. She has been instrumental in helping students maintain that confidence. One way she has accomplished this is reaching out to families with assistance in laundry services for student clothing. This alone has made a major impact on student self-confidence and improved attitudes and attendance. The WHS community is one BIG family. Mrs. Bobbie goes above and beyond to meet the basic needs of children.

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  • West Broadway Elementary school nurse Nichole Johnson received the #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Nurse Nichole Johnson receives award in boardroomAward during the Board of Education meeting on March 18. On Monday, Feb. 25, a kindergarten student at WBES got sick in the cafeteria. Nurse Nichole went above and beyond cleaning the student up and caring for him. She contacted his mother and recommended she take him to the doctor to determine what was causing the stomach pain. After seeing the doctor, this student had an emergency appendectomy. This is just one example of the daily dedication Nurse Nichole demonstrates to all Bobcats.

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  • School Resource Officer Hollis Crowley received the #LionChaser / #GiantSlayer Award at the March 4 SRO Hollis Crowley receives award in boardroomBoard of Education meeting. Officer Crowley acted quickly when a 6th-grader at James Madison Middle School told him she had lost her retainer in the trash for a second time. She was very upset. He told her not to worry and, without hesitation, started digging through the trash. With gloves on, he dug through trash cans until he found her retainer. This action shows how much he cares for students and is something that the student will never forget!

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