We all know that poverty is hurting our community and undercutting what we stand for. This is even more evident now during this very challenging time of Covid-19 – our most vulnerable community members are even more at risk. We have seen demand for community services skyrocket since the beginning of the crisis here at home. The need for access to food, mental health counseling, and employment supports has increased. And that need will continue to climb as we help people get back to work and settle into a new normal for our community.
What inspires us is that as a nation, we have all pulled together and looked to how we can help during this pandemic.
Everyone is stepping up and doing what they can to help to ensure no one falls through the cracks. But we have to look to the future, and what our role will be in our long-term community recovery. These issues we have seen in the last few months (food access, senior’s isolation, job security) are not new and will continue to need to be addressed long after we settle into our new normal.
That is why we partner with United Way, they have been on the front line of address these issues. They provide a vital continuum of care for people and families who need support!
Greetings Eagle Families and Community,
My name is Alexandria Williams and I am ecstatic to introduce myself as the new principal of Hopkins Middle School. It is truly an honor to serve you and become a part of the Hopkins Middle School family and community.
I am a product of Richland County School District One and I have had the honor of growing in Richland One for 19 years as an adult learner and educator. I spent 15 years in the classroom teaching science at the middle and high school levels. Most recently I served as an assistant principal for 4 years at W.G. Sanders Middle School.
I am married to Thaddeus Williams. We have two sons, Jayden and Jackson. We attend Zion Mill Creek Baptist Church.
Thank you to our staff and community for the many strengths I have already begun to learn about our amazing school. I strongly believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and I am glad that we play an integral part in that village. Let us continue to keep our students the primary focus of our work as we continue to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts.
I believe in the Three R’s: Respect, Responsibility, and Results. You, our families, our students, our teachers, our staff, and our community are worthy of respect, we all share the responsibility of educating our students, and we expect nothing less than the BEST.
Everyone has a voice; your voice matters. I would like to invite you join our School Improvement Council and PTA. My door is always open, I look forward to meeting you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. I can't wait to celebrate our collective successes this school year. Again, I am truly honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to working with you soon. Let's Get Ready to Soar!
As we work to move through these unprecedented times, one of our goals is to assist parents and guardians as they adjust to the effects of COVID-19. To accomplish this, Hopkins Middle School will provide school supplies to all students for the 2020-2021 school term. The following items will be distributed to our students: book bags, earbuds, post-it note pads, flash drives (4GB), index cards, glue sticks composition notebooks, notebook paper, dividers, folders (3-prong), pens, pencils, color pencils, markers, highlighters, and rulers. You will be notified of the date and time for supplies pick-up prior to the school's reopening.
Please remember that you must register your returning students and new students by going to the Richland School District One website at Richland One and by clicking on the Parent Portal. There are now two options for enrolling students:
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our office at 803.695.3331.
Immunization for 7th Graders
Hello, Hopkins Middle School 7th grade parents. I hope everyone has been staying safe over these past few months. We will be starting the school year on August 31st and I will need proof of the 7th-grade immunization Tdap. If you have not provided proof of the Tdap immunization to me, please do so prior to August 31st. All immunizations are required to attend school no matter what forum in the state of SC.
You may email Kathleen.Rush@richlandone.org, fax to 803-695-3321 or it may be dropped off at the nurse’s office on the day your student attends during LEAP week.
If any questions, please call Nurse Rush at 803-695-3331.
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