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20/20/20 is a non-profit organization that helps fund raise mainly for people who can not see. This goes towards their cataract surgery (a surgery that will improve vision). Meets in Career Center.

Advisor: Denise Colicchia
When: 7:15 to 7:40am every other Friday
Start/End Date: October 2 to May 27
Participation Fee: N/A

Animal Impact

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 7:15am – 7:40am
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A

Band Society

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: William Bell
When: Tuesdays 7:10 to 7:40am
Start/End Date: September to end of June
Participation Fee: N/A


Ceramics Club

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: Thursdays 2:50-4:30pm in HS Ceramics Rm 206
Start/End Date: September to end of May
Participation Fee: $20 annually

Chamber Orchestra

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

DECA (an association of marketing students)

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

Advisor: Jesse Theirl
When: 2:45pm on Wednesdays
Start/End Date: Sep to May
Participation Fee: $25


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 W 126-127.

Advisor: Trevor Martinez
When: Tuesdays & Thursday 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Start/End Date: Sept. 8 to Jan. 28
Participation Fee: $200

Deeply Royal

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

Advisor: Sharina Mudd
When: after school every Monday and Wednesday
Start/End Date: Sept. to Feb
Participation Fee: $10


Earth Club

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 7:15am – 7:45am
Start/End Date: Sept. to May
Participation Fee: N/A


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 pm every Wednesday
Start Date: Sept. 16 to May 18
Participation Fee: N/A

Fashion Design Club

Purpose: To show people the side of business that is fashion. The club is sponsored by FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and strives to show a creative medium people overlook. Meets in W214

Advisor: Amy Miller
When: 7:05  to 7:40am every Tuesday
Start/End Date: Sept to May
Participation Fee: N/A



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

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

Feminist Club

Purpose: To support feminism. Meets in W206

Advisor: Beth Ocar
When: 7:00 to 7:30am every Thursday
Start/End Date: Oct 15. to May 15
Participation Fee: N/A

Film Studies Club

Purpose: To analyze and discuss films of different genres, periods, and cultures. We hope this club will bring more loving audiences together to explore the amazing world of cinema.

Advisor: Ann Skepm-Cook
When: 7:00 to 7:40am every Friday in W251 (Mrs. Skemp’s room)
Start/End Date: Sep to June
Participation Fee: $0 with the exception of an optional t-shirt purchase


French Club

Purpose: To celebrate and explore French and Francophone cultures

Advisor: Amy Miller
When: 7:10 to 7:40am
Start/End Date: Aug. to June
Participation Fee: N/A

Gaming Club

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 2:40pm – 4:45pm
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Purpose: GSA is a social activism group that works to promote/educate the student body on LGBT issues. Meeting in Room W117.

Advisor: David Williams and Emily Porter
When: 7:00a -7:30a every Thursday
Start/End Date: Sept. 8 to June 6
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: or

German Club

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

Girls United MN

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. Meeting in S149.

Advisor: April Felt
When: Thursdays 7:10am – 7:45am
Start Date/End Date: Oct. 1  to June 1
Participation Fee: N/A


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

Advisor: Matt Williamson
When: 7:00am every Tuesday
Start/End Date: TBD
Participation Fee: N/A

Hopkins High School MSA

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: 3pm to 4pm on Wednesdays
Start/End Date: All School year
Participation Fee: N/A

Hopkins Ping Pong Club

Purpose:  Learn the art of table tennis while also having fun in a friendly social environment where everybody is welcome.  Not meant to be competitive, but we may have occasional tournaments.  Come play ping pong, make friends, and have fun!

Advisor: John Sammler
When: 7:00am every Monday
Start/End Date: 1/23/17 to 5/25/17
Participation Fee: N/A


Hopkins RFC

Purpose: To get people interested in and to participate in Hopkins Rugby. Hopkins RFC will talk about rugby, strategy, and teach the game. Meets in W226

Advisor: Kim R. Foster
When: Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:20am – 7:45am
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A


Purpose: HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) is open to all students that have in interest in going into the medical field. HOSA meets in Room S261.

Advisor: Marit Lee-Dohse
When: On Mondays and/or Thursday
Start/End Date: All year
Participation Fee: $20.00

International Club

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

Jewish Student Union

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 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Start Date/End Date: Sept. 12 – June 8
Participation Fee: N/A


Purpose: To enjoy and discuss Korean pop music and shows; to discover a culture unknown to most people. Meets in W112.

Advisor: Jennifer Heimlich
When: 3:00pm-4:45pm every Tuesday
Start/End Date: Jan. 12 to May 31
Participation Fee: N/A


Kiva U Club

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


Knitting Club

Purpose: To learn to knit and to foster a love for knitting. Meets in W112

Advisor: Jennifer Heimlich
When: 7:00am every Thursday
Start/End Date: Sept. to June
Participation Fee: N/A

Math League

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 S254

Advisor: Brent Hering
When: 7:00 to 7:45am every Monday, September – February
Participation Fee: $50

Model UN

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: Dan Roden
When: 3:00 to 4:30 every Monday
Start/End Date: September to May
Participation Fee: ~ $75 annually

Mountain Bike Team

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.

Advisor: Mary VanPilsum-Johnson
Start/End Date: July 1 to Oct 29
When: 3:15 to 5:30 pm every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
Participation Fee: $500 ($275 of this goes Nationl Interscholatic Cycling Association, NICA, insurance and race fees)

National Honor Society

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

One Step At A Time

Purpose: To organize students to go into the community to volunteer and work with different projects. Meets in Room S251.

Advisor: Karin Johnson
When: 7:00 to 7:35am every Tuesday
Start/End Date: Sept. 29
Participation Fee: N/A

Operation Smile

The HHS Operation Smile Club is a student association of the national Operation Smile Organization. The national organization exists to provide medical volunteers who travel all over the world providing life changing surgical repair to children with cleft lips and palates.  Repair of cleft lips and palates not only affects a child’s appearance but also their ability to eat, talk, breath and all other oral aspects of life.

The HHS Operation Smile Club works to raise money and awareness of the need. Each operation provided by the national organization costs $250.  An additional investment of $500 supports their sustainability programs which empower partnering countries to treat more children on their own.

The club has held bake sales and book sales and has plans for many more creative fundraising adventures. Meets in the Career Center before school.

Advisor: Bobbi Pointer
When: 7:15 to 7:45am every other Thursday
Start/End Date: Sept. to April
Participation Fee: N/A

Ping Pong Club

Purpose: To give students a safe and friendly environment to showcase their ping pong skills. Meeting in Lindbergh Center Courts 4 and 5.

Advisor: Vincent Paolucci
When: Mondays 7:10am – 7:43am
Start Date/End Date: Nov 6th – May 28th
Participation Fee: N/A

Project Focus

Purpose: Activities to address homelessness and hunger in the community. Possible projects include: volunteering at local food shelves and homeless shelters, maintaining a community garden to raise produce for local food shelves, a book drive/toy drive/clothes drive for charity, and gathering donations to create bags of essential items for homeless individuals.

Advisor: Anne Sateren Burow & Marit Lee-Dohse
When: 7:10 to 7:45am every Thursday
Where:  English resource area
Start/End Date: Sept. to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: or

ProStart Culinary

Purpose: To develop and hone skills in culinary. Students in this group will form a team for the state and nation competition. Competitors must be a junior or senior and be enrolled in Culinary 102. Meets in Room E122.

Advisor: Gayle Durand
When: 2:45 to 5:30pm Wednesdays
Start/End Date: Sept. to May
Participation Fee: $30 (when Lettering)

Protection for Paws

Purpose:  To raise money to donate the to different organizations in and out of the State.

Advisor: Kirk Shoger
When: 7:15am to 7:40am every Tuesday
Start/End Date: Sept 27 to May 9
Participation Fee: n/a


Quiz Bowl

Purpose: Compete with other schools in national, state, and local quiz bowl events. It is an academic based club that allow students to compete over general academic knowledge. Meets in S246.

Advisor: John Sammler
When: 2:50 to 4:15pm every Thursday (and Saturday competitions)
Start Date: Sept 17 to April 21
Participation Fee: $25

Reflections Magazine

Purpose: A student produced magazine that showcases student’s art, photography, and writing. Students raise the funds for the magazine, collect art and writing, do the layout and send to a publisher; copies are sold in the spring.

Advisor: Rob Fuhr
When: contact advisor
Start Date: Sept  to May
Participation Fee: N/A


Road Biking Club

Purpose: To promote fitness. Meeting in the Hopkins High School parking lot.

Advisor: N/A
When: N/A
Start/End Date: Spring to June 2
Participation Fee: $20
Contact: N/A


Students team up with engineers and design staff from local industries to build a robot for competition. Students interested in engineering, computer sciences, communication, and design are encouraged to join. Meets at Tech Ed dept.

Advisor: Alyson Purdy
When: TBD (depends on Engineers schedule, contact advisor)
Start/End Date: November to April
Participation Fee: +$25 (minimum)

Royal Assist

Purpose: To help sophomores get comfy in the high school. To help them get used to the way things are at the high school and show them the ropes while giving them a familiar face to say hi to in the halls. Meets in sophomore advisories/career center.

Advisor: Serena Schmidt
When: Mondays 9:11am – 9:21am during TASC
Start Date/End Date: Sept – June
Participation Fee: N/A

She’s the First

Purpose: To Raise awareness about education for girls and gender equity issues locally and internationally. She’s the First meetings are held in Room W226.

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

Student Government

Purpose: For students to participate in a model school wide democratic government to propose, administrator, and advise the high school on matters of student life.

Advisors: Linda Yesness & Kathleen Miller
When: Weekly meetings 7:10 to 7:40am (Wednesday morning) and additional events as needed.
Start/End Date: All school year and time in the summer
Participation Fee: N/A

Student Wellness

Purpose: To come up with initiatives to share with the student body around chemical use, mental health, and wellness. Each year students determine what ideas they want to pursue. Student Wellness meets in the Career Center, next to the guidance office.

Advisor: Denise Colicchia, Jane Kleinman, Holly Magdanz, Bobbi Pointer

When: 7:15 to 7:47am every Friday
Start/End Date: Oct. 9 to May 27
Participation Fee: N/A

Students for Animal Rights

Purpose:  To spread awareness of animal cruelty and the importance of supporting animal rights.

Advisor:  Serena Schmidt

When:  7:10am to 7:45am every Wednesday

Start/End Date:  April 27 to May 25

Participation Fee:  N/A

Contact:  serena.


Tea Club

Purpose: The focus of the club is to raise awareness in the community about mental illness among teens and the support available for those suffering with them. Also, to provide a welcoming environment for students to share about their lives and any stress over a cup of tea. Meets at S143

Advisor: Matt Kappel
When: 7:15 to 7:45 am every Monday
Start/End Date: September to June
Participation Fee: N/A

The Missing Pages of our Education

Purpose:  To educate ourselves and those around us about Black history and culture.

Advisor: Andrea Sebenaler
When: 7:20am to 7:45am –  Monday and Friday
Start/End Date: December to May
Participation Fee: N/A


The Thirst Project

Purpose: This club shoots to raise $1000 by the end of the year to donate to the The Thirst Project Organization. The money would go to help build wells in underdeveloped countries that do not have access to clean drinking water. Meets in W112.

Advisor: Jennifer Heimlich
When: 7:00 to 7:35am every Tuesday
Start Date: Sept. 11
Participation Fee: N/A

Trap Club

Purpose: Competitive Trap Shooting/Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. A valid Hunter Safety Certification is needed.

More information at:

Advisor: Mark Czech
When: 3:15 to 5:00pm every Tuesday and Wednesday
Start/End Date: March to June
Participation Fee: TBD

TV and Film Club

Purpose: To provide students with opportunities and experiences working in TV and Film productions. In addition, they will serve the school by recording important events. Meets in the KHop-TV Room (S175).

Advisor: Cathlyn Garrett, Steve Warner
When: 2:45 to 4:15 every Tuesday
Start/End Date: Sept. 1 to May 30
Participation Fee: N/A

Veg Club

Purpose: To have a place where vegans/vegetarians can meet and share tips and tricks to help better their lives. Non-vegans/vegetarians are welcome to join the club to learn more about the lifestyle as well. Meets in S152.

Advisor: Mathalee Morse
When: Mondays 7:15am – 7:40am
Start Date/End Date: Sept. 29 – June 8
Participation Fee: N/A


Purpose: To bring together artists with an interest in social justice and social change. Meets in W112

Advisor: Jennifer Heimlich
When: 3:00-4:00pm on Thursday
Start/End Date: Dec to June
Participation Fee: N/A

WE Serve HHS

Purpose: To focus in on high school students from the community to serve causes that student members care about. Meets in W109.

Advisor: Rick Rexroth
When: Tuesdays 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Start Date/End Date: Oct. – May
Participation Fee: N/A

Writing Club

Purpose: To encourage and assist with creative writing, help students find peer editors, and support students’ writing projects. Meet in library conference room.

Advisor: Victoria Wilson
When: 7:00-7:40am on Tuesday
Start/End Date: Sept to May
Participation Fee: N/A


Yiddish 101

Purpose: To immerse students in Yiddish language to keep the language alive.

Advisor: NA
When: NA
Start/End Date: Sept. to June
Participation Fee: N/A
Contact: NA


Purpose: To gather and discuss issues and struggles of race relations in our school and beyond. We hold a potluck with parents twice a year to extend out the conversation to another generation. Meets in W217 and W250 for the potluck.

Advisor: Douglas Dart
When: 7:15 to 7:40 every Tuesday morning
Start/End Date: Sept. to June
Participation Fee: N/A