Following their conference championship title, the Varsity Volleyball Team will look to capture the Class A New England crown this afternoon as they take on Exeter at 2:30 PM. The game will played at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor. Watch live at www.playsight.com/live. #gohopct
Students organized a female football fundraiser this afternoon, pitting the Class of 2020 against the Class of 2021 on Parr Field. The real winner was the CT Food Bank, as proceeds from the game will be added to the total Hopkins will donate to the organization in this year’s StuCo Connecticut Food Bank Fundraiser (CFBF).
Newsweek released a ranking of the 500 best STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) high schools in the U.S. this week, grading them on a points-based scale. Hopkins led the way for the entire state, ranking No. 21 overall with a score of 97.48! View the rankings at www.newsweek.com/americas-best-stem-high-schools-2020
One more from Mother Nature’s light show yesterday...
A group of nineteen Hopkins Model United Nations students traveled to Providence, RI last weekend to participate in the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN). In their individual committees, students discussed topics ranging from refugee resettlement to the colonization of outer space. Several students also engaged in historical crisis committees like the Providence City Council (1975) and Estates-General (1789). Caroline Asnes '21 won an award for representing the Times of India in the Press Corps committee. And Chris Ruano '22 won Best Delegate representing Nigeria in the Organization for African Unity committee.
#Repost @hopscoresct ・・・ Good luck to our 2 teams playing in the #nepsactournament quarterfinals today! @ghopsoc (7) will travel to @theriversschool (2) for a 2:00 game. @hopvvolleyball (2) will host @missportersathletics (7) in the South Gym at 3:00. #gohopct #yeahhop @nepsac #ctgsoc #ctvb @hopkinsschoolct
A cold but beautiful sunset provided dramatic skies behind Thompson Hall last night.
During a week with drastically fluctuating weather conditions, it is fitting that eighth graders in science teacher Maura Foley’s class are studying local meteorological conditions. The class is capturing data through the use of a portable weather station. You may see the station in the Quad this week.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, members of the Hopkins Drama Association joined acting students from the New Haven area to meet one another and celebrate Shakespeare! Organized by Elm Shakespeare's Education Coordinators, Sarah Bowles and Rebecca Goodheart, approximately 35 teens from Hamden Hall, ECA, The Elm Shakespeare Teen Troupe and Hopkins spent two hours sharing their love of acting and Shakespeare. Through a series of games and exercises run by Ms. Bowles and Hopkins Drama Instructor, Michael Calderone, these young actors explored line delivery, movement, character development and stage combat. Special attention was made toward breaking down barriers between schools and organizations who are often pitted against each other in traditional rivalries. Differences faded away as all students realized that each group produced a Shakespeare play this fall. The workshop ended with each organization creating a short trailer for their production and encouraged each other to attend their shows. While the Hopkins production of Hamlet closed in October, there were some in attendance who came to Lovell to show their support. HDA looks forward to other collaborative projects through Elm Shakespeare and local schools in the future.