Clubs

Student clubs enrich the lives of our scholars.

Any student can form a new club by filling out a form, getting a faculty member to be the advisor, and receiving approval from the Athletics and Activities Department. Explore all of our offerings on this page!

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The Awesome Fund is a grant provided by the Hopkins Education Foundation that helps Hopkins High School clubs get funding to pursue initiatives that help other students, enhance the community, and heighten students' educational experience and interest in Hopkins High School. More information on the Awesome Fund can be found on the HEF Website.

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Explore Clubs

To show the cultural traditions of Latin countries through the common language of dance. No prior experience is needed. Just an open mind and willingness to try new things and have fun. Meets in W215.

Advisor: Tim Owen
When: 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays
Start/End Date: February to May
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Timothy.Owen@HopkinsSchools.org

Purpose: To help local animals, raise money for organizations around the country, and to raise awareness on different issues affecting animals. Meets in W113.

Advisor: Brett Schulze
When: Tuesdays 7:15 a.m. – 7:40 a.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept. – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Brett.Schulze@HopkinsSchools.org

Purpose: To serve as a think-tank for Hopkins band students to discuss fundraisers, social events, and other functions of the band program. Meets in W194

Advisor: Dan Gaisford
When: Thursdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Start/End Date: September to end of June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: HopkinsRoyalslmpm@gmail.com

The Black Student Union (BSU) is a social club specifically designed to build community amongst black students at HHS and advocate around issues that are important in the community. Our goal is to educate all students on black culture and become a support network that will result in higher academic achievement, increased positive behavior, access to professional opportunities, and a greater level of student advocacy on the part of black students. BSU is open to all students. Meets in the Multipurpose Room.

Advisor: Trent Lawson and Fatuma Ali
When: 7:45 am – 8:25am on Thursdays
Start/End Date: August – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Trenton.Lawson@HopkinsSchools.org or Fatuma.Ali@HopkinsSchools.org

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students to try ceramics even if they may not have room in their schedule to take the course. Students can also participate to catch up on their work if they are behind in class.

Advisor: Christian Blanck
When: Wednesday Mornings in HS Ceramics Rm 206
Start/End Date: September to end of May
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Christian.Blanck@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: A high level, small auditioned ensemble for 10th-12th graders orchestra students. Students rehearse music and perform at concerts and within the community.

Advisor: Alison Swiggum
When: 6:45 to 7:30am on Mondays and 2:40 to 3:30 on Wednesdays
Start/End Date: Sept. 29 to May. 28
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Alison.Swiggum@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: The group is led by students who have been trained by Allina Health in their Change to Chill programming – all meetings are focused on strategies for managing stress. Meets in Wellness Center. Change to Chill is currently meeting online. Please reach out to Kelley Richie for an invite.

Advisor: Kelley Richie
When: Wednesdays during WIN and sometimes Thursdays after school in the Wellness Center.
Start/End Date: September to end of June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Kelly.Richey@hopkinsschools.org

Hopkins Chinese Culture Club is here to immerse students in both modern and ancient Chinese cultures by looking at historic events, people, as well as current events. Meets in W108

Advisor: Aaron Ditty
When: 7:20am to 7:40am Fridays
Start/End Date: August to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Aaron.Ditty@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: Debate is a competitive and fun academic activity focused on developing and rebutting intelligent arguments in a structured setting. The style of debate that we predominantly participate in at Hopkins is called Lincoln-Douglas (LD). LD debate evaluates important issues such as the pros and cons of different international relations policies or more broad philosophical/political questions like the resolution (debate topic) that all novices (first year debaters) will debate: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified. Meeting in Room S 131.

Advisor: Trevor Martinez
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Start/End Date: Sept. 8 to Jan. 28
Participation Fee: $200
Contact: trevorvmartinez@gmail.com

Purpose: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. It does this through it competitive events series. For more information on events visit the National DECA site. Meets in W230 and S130. DECA currently has a Canvas course for their meetings. Please reach out to Jesse Theirl and request an invite to meet.

Advisor: Jesse Theirl
When: 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays
Start/End Date: Sept. to May
Participation Fee: $25
Contact: Jesse.Theirl@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To promote creativity in the hip hop dance culture.

Advisor: Nathalee Morse
When: after school every Monday and Wednesday
Start/End Date: Sept. to Feb.
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Nathalee.Morse@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To unite people who have common ideal and provide a space to share and talk about those ideas. Meets in room S246.

Advisor: John Sammler
When: 7:10 to 7:45 a.m. on Fridays
Start/End Date: October to May
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: John.Sammler@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To promote environmental activism at local, state, and national levels. Also to discuss issues revolving around our planet. Meets in S246

Advisor: John Sammler
When: Wednesdays 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Start/End Date: Sept. to May
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: John.Sammler@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: Compete with other schools in national, state, and local Envirothon events. The Envirothon is an academic based competition that is oriented around the environmental sciences. Students join a team of 5 and compete in competitions about aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and current events in environmental sciences. Meets in S246.

Advisor: John Sammler
When: 2:50 to 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday
Start Date: Sept. 16 to May 18
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: John.Sammler@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: Athletes get together to support each other and strengthen their faith and friendships.

Advisor: John DenHartog
When: One Monday each month 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.(contact advisor for location as meeting place varies)
Start/End Date: Sept. 14 to May 30
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: John.DenHartog@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To support feminism. Meets in W206

Advisor: TBD
When: 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. every Thursday
Start/End Date: Oct 15. to May 15
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: TBD

Purpose: To celebrate and explore French and Francophone cultures

Advisor: Amy Miller
When: 7:10 to 7:40 a.m.
Start/End Date: Aug. to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Amy.Miller@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To inspire interest in pen-and-paper role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder. Gaming Club will provide a social environment in which to play them. Also to foster a safe and fun environment that encourages creativity. Meets in S175

Advisor: Kevin Kos
When: Thursdays 2:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept. – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Kevin.Kos@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To celebrate the culture and language of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein. Meeting in Room W213.

Advisor: Kelly Dirks
When: All School year
Start Date: varies (contact advisor for meeting day and time as it changes weekly)
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Kelly.Dirks@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To organize a participant led monthly meetings in order to discuss pressing social issues and to host community events that support and inspire you women. MN Girls United is a group led by girls for girls. MN Girls United brings in professionals in order to gain a deeper understanding of current issues. Currently meeting online.

Please contact Marley Comito: comimarl0074@apps.hopkinsschools.org, Anibel Palm: palmanib0012@apps.hopkinsschools.org or Linda Nyakundi: nyaklind0013@apps.hopkinsschools.org for online invites to the meeting. Girls United also has a Canvas course to meet. Please reach out to Felicia Homberger for an invite.

Advisor: Felicia Homberger
When: Tuesdays 9:00am – 9:45am
Start Date/End Date: Oct. 1 to June 1
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Felicia.Homberger@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To discuss life as women of color in Minnesota, analyze beauty standards and cultural stereotypes along with the effects on mental health, and to trade healthy and beauty ideas. Meets every other week on Zoom or Google meet. Please contact the advisors in order to get invites to online meeting times.

Advisor: Nathalee Morse and Kimberly Foster
When: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Nathalee.Morse@hopkinsschools.org or Kimberly.Foster@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To inform the HHS community on social issues through community services and student leadership. Meeting in Room S241.

Advisor: TBD
Start/End Date: TBD
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact:

Hopkins Against Drugs is here to help introduce students to natural stimulants without the help of drugs and alcohol. Meets in S149

Advisor: Nina Bauernfeind
When: 7:10 a.m. – 7:40 a.m. on Thursdays
Start/End Date: August to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Nina.Bauernfeind@hopkinsschools.org

Hopkins Boys Volleyball is here to teach and build volleyball and teamwork skills while competing in the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball League. Providing an athletic opportunity to those not in Spring Sports. Meets in Lindbergh Center

Advisor: Jeff Hochstein
When: Schedule Varies
Start/End Date: Spring
Participation Fee: $250 (subject to change)
Contact: Jeff.Hochstein@hopkinsschools.org

To spread the awareness and the truth about Islam and to have an understanding about the religion that is present in our school. Hopkins High School MSA is here to answer questions students may have as well as promote discussion.

Advisor: Jennifer Heimlich
When: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays
Start/End Date: All School year
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Jennifer.Heimlich@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To practice and perform the art of Improv acting. Meets in W125

Advisor: Jeff Kocur
When: Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Jeff.Kocur@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To be able to promote and empower individual thinking and to discuss current events through a conservative view point. Meets in W106

Advisor: Sarah Sampson
When: Thursdays at 7:05 a.m. to 7:35 a.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept. – June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Sarah.Sampson@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: The purpose of International Club is to provide opportunities for students to get to know one another and and learn about individual cultures. Meets in S151

Advisor: TBD
When: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Participation Fee: TBD
Contact: TBD

Israel Club is here to learn about Israel and Israeli culture as well to learn about and discuss the Israeli Palestinian conflict through the lens of Israeli advocay. Meets in TBD.

Advisor: Michael Babine-Dinnen
When: 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays
Start/End Date: August to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Michael.Babinedinnen@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To get more Jewish teens that attend HHS to participate in Jewish led groups. JSU will promote leadership skills as well as build relationships between students at HHS. Meets in W105

Advisor: Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer
When: Tuesdays 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Start Date/End Date: Sept. 12 – June 8
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: kupfert@ncsy.org

Purpose: Kiva is an international nonprofit organization that works to alleviate poverty through loans to entrepreneurs all around the world. Hopkins would be a Kiva U “team” that would not only loan on behalf of the school money that is fund-raised but allows students, teachers, parents, and others to loan individually on behalf of the school club. Meets in W215

Advisor: Tim Owen
When: 7:10-7:40am on Wednesday
Start/End Date: Sept to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Timothy.Owen@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To empower latinos and raising awareness of the Latin culture and discussing current issues that are in the world in regards to the Latin culture. Meets at W215

Advisor: Timothy Owen
When: 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays
Start/End Date: September to May
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Timothy.Owen@hopkinsschools.org

March For Our Lives is here to advocate for stricter gun laws in our community and to advocate for young voters to get out and vote. Meets in W108

Advisor: ViAnne Hubbel
When: 7:10am – 7:40am on Tuesdays
Start/End Date: August to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Vianne.Hubbell@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: The club studies math topics not commonly taught in the high school curriculum. It gives those students interested in mathematics an opportunity to deepen their understanding and ability. Meets in S253

Advisor: Brent Hering
When: 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. every Monday, September – February
Participation Fee: $50
Contact: Brent.Hering@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: Mental Health Matters is a Student led group focused on raising awareness and breaking stigma around issues of mental health. We also assist with Wellness Center programing. Meets in the Wellness Center. This club is currently meeting online. Please reach out to Kelley Richie for an invite.

Advisor: Kelley Richie
When: Thursdays during WIN
Start/End Date: September to end of June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: Kelly.Richey@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: To educate students about global issues; to increase students participation in thinking globally; to teach students the skills of collaboration, writing, negotiation, and problem-solving. Meets IN S169

Advisor: Michael Babine-Dinnen
When: 3:00 to 4:30 every Monday
Start/End Date: September to May
Participation Fee: ~ $75 annually
Contact: Micheal.Babinedinnen@hopkinsschools.org

The mountain biking team serves both beginning and experienced bikers. Introducing new participants to mountain biking and supporting returning riders to succeed at the highest levels are vital parts of the program. Each rider will be exposed to the dedication, planning, teamwork, camaraderie, commitment, fun, and hard work that makes the sport unique. Meets by water tower behind the high school. Please visit the Hopkins Mountain Bike Team website at https://sites.google.com/view/hmbt/home.

Coaches: Paul & Janna Krawczyk
Start/End Date: July 1 to Oct 29
When: 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
Participation Fee: $500 ($275 of this goes Nationl Interscholatic Cycling Association, NICA, insurance and race fees)
Contact: hopkinsmountainbiketeam@gmail.com

Our purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to provide service, promote leadership, and develop character in the students of HHS. This organization is open to seniors by invitation only based on meeting minimum GPA and other criteria. Learn more.

Advisor:  Jennifer Heimlich
When:  Thursdays before school one time per month

Contact: jennifer.heimlich@hopkinsschools.org

Purpose: A safe space for those who want to express their feelings though words, song, poetry, rap, speech and comedy. Meets in the little theater at Hopkins High School.

Advisor: Nathalee Morse
When: Mondays 3pm – 4pm
Start Date/End Date: Nov. 12th – May 13th
Participation Fee: Acts of kindness and respect for all participants
Contact: nathalee.morse@hopkinsschools.org