Don’t underestimate the importance of having fun participating in school activities. Some of the best times and memories students have are the experiences of belonging to a club or participating in an after school activity. Clubs and activities are important to join just for the enjoyment that they will bring to most students, but they also allow the students to more easily make friends because the groups are small and they get to be themselves!

Clubs and activities provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. It helps students to become active in their school and to feel a connection the school and to others. It provides a sense of pride and school spirit and it is a positive influence on our youth today.

There is something for everyone! Get involved!

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The Hopkins’ Chorus is a singing group made up of 4th and 5th grade students. The Chorus is completely voluntary and performs several times a year at various events at Hopkins and around the local community. Repertoire is made up of both secular and sacred songs. The Chorus helps prepare students for the performing arts in Middle School and beyond.

Dance Team

The Hopkins’ Dance Team is a audition group open to 4th and 5th graders. The team learns both Swing Dancing and Hip Hop and has several performances throughout the school year, both at Hopkins and around the community.

Minds In Motion

Minds In Motion is a year-long program that teaches fourth-grade students discipline, dedication and self-awareness by leading them through a series of choreographic movements which must be memorized and expanded upon in each class session. Minds In Motion classes are held once a week in each participating school during months of October through May.

National Elementary Honor Society

Hopkins Elementary School was the first school in Chesterfield County to have a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in cooperation with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to recognize elementary students in both public and non-public elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to the school and community, and to develop essential leadership skills in the students of elementary schools.

Students are invited to apply if they have met the academic criteria (3.75 for fourth graders and 3.6 for fifth graders). Students complete an application that is reviewed by the advisers based on the other pillars of NEHS (service, responsibility and leadership).

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