All School Assembly: 8:00-8:15 a.m. on Mondays and 8:00 – 8:35 am Fridays. Our “community building” time; dedicated to special speakers and presentations, announcements, performances, frivolity and togetherness.
Battle of the Bands: the first big all-school event of the school year. Begins with a Student Council cook out on the Big H at 5 pm and followed by a rock and roll extravaganza of student and teacher bands – an event the entire neighborhood hears and enjoys!
Spirit Week: celebration of Hopkins School spirit with various themed days and special events that culminates with Homecoming on Saturday.
Maroon & Grey Day: held on the Friday of Spirit Week, when everyone wears school colors, maroon and gray, with special performances and skits designed produced by the fall sports teams performed in assembly.
Homecoming: annual fall gathering of alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends for athletic competitions, followed by the big Homecoming Dance in Heath Commons.
Pumpkin Bowl: the name given to special full school assembly on Halloween, allowing a bit of organized madness and fun with treats, costumes, games, and quite a mess!
Canned Food Drive: Hopkins is the single largest dollar contributor to the Connecticut Food Bank and the annual holiday fund raising drive is a hallmark of our School’s commitment to Community Service
Five Golden Rings: the culmination of our Winter Holiday Assembly where the seniors celebrate the people and personalities that make them unique and special during a “performance art” rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
SnoBall: semi-formal dance held in January
SURE Dance: scheduled for early spring, often themed to the 80’s with some of the most hilarious costumes you can imagine
Battle of the Bands: evening spring concert when multiple independent school bands play and compete; any student or group can participate.
JSchool Drama Production and Ice Cream Social: our JSchool gathers in the Dining Room to eat ice cream
and celebrate t themselves and their year on the second night of the big JSchool drama production
Senior Project Day: the culmination of the Senior Project season where the seniors present to the community the fruits of their labors.
Athletic Awards Banquet: a gathering of all the varsity teams – fall, winter and spring – to reminisce and honor those teams that experienced memorable seasons and the players whose accomplishments as student-athletes were truly extraordinary.