Last updated: October 14, 2018
To EMPOWER through TRUST,
To GROW through EFFORT,
To INSPIRE through ATTITUDE, and
To SUPPORT through MESSAGE!
HOPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
It's All about the TEAM!
Hopper Middle School Guiding Principles
Inasmuch as we agree that all members of the Hopper community - students, instructional staff, support staff, parents, and business/community members - deserve for our students to receive a quality education in a safe and supportive environment, we agree to the following guiding principles to ensure the best possible educational opportunities for Hopper students...
Safe and Supportive Environment
Students - abide by student handbook/code of conduct and policies of HMS
Instructional Staff (teachers and instructional paras) - support students in making appropriate choices, seek support from parents when choices interfere with student's academic success, seek support from support staff in your instructional area when these first two interventions do not extinguish the behavior, refer students to administration when serious behaviors occur (contraband, fighting, behaviors which prevent you from teaching other students)
Support Staff (ALL other campus personnel) - create and support environment where all key stakeholders feel safe and valued, provide support for instructional staff when student behavior interferes with ability to provide quality instruction
Parents - support campus efforts to create a safe and supportive environment for all key stakeholders, support instructional staff if/when contacted regarding your child's behavior, keep contact information current with campus personnel, communicate with campus personnel when appropriate regarding student/family issues
Businesses/Community Members - as time and finances allow, provide support to campus personnel in the form of mentorship for students and partnerships (funds/goods/services) as incentives/motivators for students and staff
Quality Educational Experience
Students – take advantage of the opportunities provided for a quality educational experience (attend to/participate in instruction provided in class, complete classwork, complete homework, participate in co-curricular/extracurricular activities), give best effort
Instructional Staff (teachers and instructional paras) - plan meaningful instruction, provide meaningful feedback to students and parents, seek opportunities to grow professionally
Support Staff (ALL other campus personnel) - provide opportunities for instructional teams to plan and prepare meaningful instruction and assessment, seek and provide meaningful activities to allow all members of the HMS community to grow and develop
Parents - participate in your child's education through discussion about his/her school experiences, encourage your child to give his/her best effort, attend campus activities
Businesses/Community Members - as time and finances allow, provide support to campus personnel in the form of mentorship for students and partnerships (funds/goods/services) as incentives/motivators for students and staff.
Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, Theatre Arts 6, or a 3-part rotation of Art, Music, Theatre Arts/Speech
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Reading, Spanish IA*, Spanish I*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, French IA*, French I*, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Art I*, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Advanced Speech, Reading, Spanish IB*, Spanish I*, Spanish II*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, Spanish for Native Speakers IVAP*, French IB*, French I*, French II*, Technology Education, Introduction to Web Mastering, Introduction to Computer Science, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Business Information Management I*, Principles of Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
High School credit will be awarded for the courses indicated. Students must qualify before enrolling.
1351 students as of September 17, 2018
George E. Hopper, Jr. was selected as the namesake for Middle School #15. George spent 32 of his 42 years in education working in CFISD. He began his tenure with the district in 1972 as a teacher and coach at the inception of Jersey Village High School. He also served as assistant principal and associate principal at Jersey Village. George was the principal who opened Campbell Middle School, Langham Creek Interim School, Langham Creek High School and Cypress Falls High School. He served as the director of ancillary personnel and was serving as the director of athletics when he retired in June 2004. While serving as the principal at Langham Creek, the school was identified as a National Blue Ribbon School—the first high school in the district to receive this distinction. George and his wife, Pamela, have five children who were graduates of Cy-Fair and Klein schools.
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact [email protected] or 281.463.5325.