Mission Statement

  • The Mission of Hopkins County Schools
    is to unite as one team
    to learn and inspire.

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Central Office Hours

  • The Central Office is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 

    * The office will be closed on Friday, October 14, 2022.


  • 2023 Local Planning Committee Business/Community Leader Committee Representatives

    The Hopkins Board of Education is seeking three (3) business/community leaders to serve on the Local Planning Committee for the development of a new District Facility Plan. All letters of interest should be submitted or delivered to the address below & received by Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Marty Cline, Assistant Superintendent
    Hopkins County Board of Education
    320 South Seminary Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431

    If there are questions, please call Marty Cline, Assistant Superintendent, at 270-825-6000.

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    The Hopkins County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for the purpose of selling 12 acres of surplus real property at 3233 Grapevine Road, Madisonville, KY 42431.  Sealed bids will be received by 9:00am CT on October 20, 2022 and delivered to:

    Attn: Marty Cline, Assistant Superintendent
    Hopkins County Board of Education
    320 S. Seminary Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431

    All sealed bid envelopes shall be clearly marked “BID for 3233 Grapevine Road” in the bottom left corner of the envelope.  No faxed or emailed bids will be accepted.  The Hopkins County Board of Education will not be held responsible for delays in delivery of bid proposals. 

    The bids will be opened and read aloud in person in the board room of the Hopkins County Board of Education office at 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville, KY 42431 on October 20, 2022 at 9:00am CT. 

    The minimum acceptable price shall be the fair market value, which has been determined by an appraisal from a certified general real property appraiser commissioned by the school district and obtained in connection with the disposal of the property.  The Hopkins County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and final approval by the Kentucky Department of Education is required. 

    If there are questions or information is requested, please call Marty Cline, Assistant Superintendent at 270-825-6000.

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  • We want to let the community know that we are in the early stages of planning a special opportunity for people to visit Earlington Elementary School next spring. This will likely be shortly after the school year is over. We want to give everyone a chance to revisit the school and their special memories! Details will be announced as plans are made. 

    Also, we’ve received questions about what will happen to special memorabilia, such as the 1967 State Basketball Championship trophy. The new auxiliary gyms/storm shelters at the high schools will both include a “heritage hall.” We plan to feature items from Earlington in the display at Hopkins County Central.

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Remember Your Why Award

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    Hopkins County Schools wants to recognize employees and students for good deeds and kindness shown to others. Remember Your Why Award winners may be nominated by any district stakeholder, including staff, students, parents, and community members. The nomination form is available at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/RememberYourWhy.


  • Michael Powers, a math teacher at James Madison Middle School, was honored with the Remember Your Michael Powers holds certificate, standing in row with Steve Faulk, Amy Smith and Matt Melton Why Award at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 19. He is described as always going above and beyond. He is an excellent math teacher and also drives a school bus in the afternoons. He developed a transportation sheet so his school can easily identify how students get home every day. He also uses his planning period to help students make sure they know their bus routes. One Friday while driving the bus, Mr. Powers said that one of the students was in need. He took extra time to make sure the student felt safe and made it home. The student told his principal how appreciative he was of Mr. Powers “going the extra mile.”

     Powers said his “why” is the following: “I want every student that I come in contact with to have a positive role model. My goal is to be a positive influence and make a difference in my students’ lives.”


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  • Shanda Hughes, a CIA at Grapevine Elementary School, received the Remember Your Why Award at the Board Shanda Hughes of Education meeting on Monday, June 20. Her role encompasses so much more than her job as SOS CIA! She is the first friendly face students see each morning in the car rider line. She is the person pulling students out for work on sight words and fluency. She is also the first one that will tell students to straighten up and share a lesson on how to make better choices while also being the first to offer a hug. She takes care of staff by decorating offices for appreciation days, lending a hand when needed, and organized a T-shirt fundraiser for a co-worker battling cancer. She is loved by staff and students and embodies the theme, One Team, One Mission One Community!

    When asked her why, Mrs. Hughes said, “My why #1 is the students – they need someone extra in their life that will dance with them when they reach goals, talk to them outside of their class and, yes, show some tough love if they are going in the wrong direction. Why #2 is coworkers/framily. They also need someone extra in their lives that will run those last-minute copies, give them a mental moment, let them have a potty break or supply them with needed emergency chocolate. All and all, my why is I do what I do because I love what I do! 

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  • Hopkins County Career & Technology Center business instructor Sonya Shockley received the Remember Your Sonya Shockley Why Award at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 6.
    Shockley deserves this recognition because of the difference she makes in the lives of her students, according to the two people who nominated her. She teaches her students skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. She equips them with knowledge of the newest technology and software so they are ahead of the typical high school student. She spends countless hours after school preparing quality lessons and creating fun projects. Mrs. Shockley greets each student at the door, gives them real-world projects, and reaches out to anyone who misses class to make sure they are ok. There was low interest in the business program when she came to the CTC. That quickly changed, and there was a waiting list for the classes at the end of her first year. She goes above and beyond every day to take care of students and make sure they are smiling and in a great state of mind to learn!
    Shockley said her “Why” is that she gets to share in the learning experiences of her students and celebrate in their victories!
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