Friday, April 19, 2013
The high school was one of 27 schools in the state to make the Washington Post’s High School Challenge list.
Hopkins High School climbed three places in the Washington Post’s list of the most-challenging high schools, according to rankings released last week. The Washington Post’s High School Challenge ranked Hopkins 22nd in the state for how it prepares students for college. Nationally, the school was ranked 1,587th out of 1,900 schools that made the list. Only 9 percent of the country’s approximately 22,000 schools made the list, including 27 in Minnesota. To grade the schools, the Washington Post divided the number of college preparation tests that students took by the number of graduating seniors. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests were all tallied. Schools with a score …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The black students said they were upset about white ski team members who dressed up for ‘ghetto spirit day.’ The white students said they called it ‘rapper day.’
Prosecutors have charged two Hopkins High School students with misdemeanors following a confrontation in the assistant principal's office, Minnesota Public Radio reported Wednesday. The confrontation arose when the students tried to protest the school’s handling of an incident in which they say several white students mocked black culture. On Feb. 13, Hopkins ski team members dressed up for what they told officials they called “rapper day.” Black students said the ski team members actually called it "ghetto spirit day." MPR quoted one of the students as saying: They dressed up like gangsters basically. There were sagging chinchilla coats with the chains, joint in the ear just mocking our culture. Really how we reacted, we felt it was modern…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
High school journalism students explore what teachers and students think the widely used word means.
“Hipster” has become one of those words that’s frequently used but not always easy to pin down. The word conjures images of thick-rimmed glasses and indy rock bands—as well as a sense of going against the grain. Hopkins High School journalism students Bradley Kaplan, Sam Hromatka and Thomas Heegaard decided to explore exactly what makes a hipster in a “Royal Page (school newspaper) special on hipsters and stereotypes.” The video—“Hopkins On: What's A Hipster?”—shows students and teachers discussing what they think a hipster is. Check out the video above and then share your thoughts in the comments section below about what defines a hipster.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Scott Westermann will be presented with the Fred Zamberletti Award at an event April 28.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation has named Hopkins Athletic Trainer Scott Westermann as the recipient of this year’s Fred Zamberletti Award. The award, “named for the legendary athletic trainer for the Minnesota Vikings, honors an outstanding Minnesotan athletic trainer who has had strong impact in the athletic training profession,” according to the school district. “Scott is a very loyal and dedicated member,” a school district news release quoted Activities Director Dan Johnson. “He is the person solely responsible for prevention and care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation of students following those injuries, and the lead decision maker on the readiness for students to participate in athletics.” Westermann has…
Friday, March 29, 2013
The free playschool gives parents some free time and serves as the capstone of the High School’s Child Psychology II class.
Parent’s looking for a bit of free time can now register for Hopkins High School’s Royal Den. The annual playschool is the culmination of the Child Psychology II class. The high school students develop lessons that help the 3- to 5-year-olds exercise their math, science, art, music and motor skills. The play school takes places from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from May 1 to June 7. Children must be 3 years old or older and be potty trained. Enrollment begins April 16. The program is free, but parents must fill out an application. Donations are encouraged. For more information, contact Patty Ormson at 952-988-4561 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
HHS grad Becky Kortum of Minnetonka and Minnetonka grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen helped the Gophers to a second straight title and a 49-game winning streak.
Hopkins High School graduate Becky Kortum of Minnetonka finished her University of Minnesota women's hockey career in a big way Sunday, as the Gophers won a second straight NCAA title, capping off an unprecedented, undefeated season. Minnetonka High School grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen, a sophomore, was also a member of a team that’s seen a 49-game winning streak. That surpasses the 2012–13 record of 41-0, to include eight wins from the end of the 2011–12 season. Watch videos here: USCHO.com recalled an earlier NCAA tournament goal by Kortum, a forward: There was always someone on the team to step up and make the pivotal play. Senior Becky Kortum scored from her knees against Boston College to give her team its first lead late in the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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 5, 2013
Students took to social media to plea for a snow day — only to have a two-hour late start instead.
Hopkins High School’s early release Monday had many Hopkins looking forward to a snow day Tuesday. That wasn’t to be, though. The district announced in the mourning that school would just be delayed two hours—prompting students to register their complaints on Twitter. Check out what they had to say in the widget above. (The widget may not appear on some mobile browsers.)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The former Hopkins star was recognized for her performance this weekend against Rider and Loyola.
For the second time this year, former Hopkins basketball star Sydney Coffey has been recognized as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday. “Coffey continues to cement herself as one of the best rookies in the MAAC, averaging nine points and 4.5 rebounds while making her fourth career start in Marist (College’s) two dominating wins this past weekend,” the conference stated. She started Sunday against Loyola, scored 16 points and snagged four rebounds—in addition to blocking two shots and going five for six from the free throw line. Working off the bench Friday versus Rider, she grabbed five rebounds. Coffey is the quickest player to start under Marist Head Coach Brian Giorgis, who’s in his…
She left the team effective immediately and intends to transfer to another school after the spring semester.
Former Hopkins High School star Brianna Williams is leaving the University of North Dakota after two years with the team, coach Travis Brewster announced Tuesday on the UND athletics website. Williams is leaving the program, effective immediately, with fellow sophomore Cy'erra Mills, an Osseo High School graduate. Both intend to transfer to unspecified schools after the spring semester. UND finishes its regular season March 9. Williams played in all 27 games of this season. She made 19 starts and averaged 18.9 minutes and 3.5 points per game. In her freshman season, she played in 19 games and made four starts. At Hopkins, Williams helped the Royals win the 2011 state championship. She scored six points in the final game against Eden …