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School Board Meeting Information:

The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 8. Click here for more information regarding the meeting, and for instructions to join. 

 Your voice as the parents and guardians of our Hopewell students is critical as we close a challenging year and begin to plan for a new school year.  Please take a moment to share your feedback about your experience over the last 3 months.  Because each child’s experience is unique, please complete the survey for each of your children who experienced remote learning this spring.

Please Click Here for the survey 

The District is working on plans for the 2020-2021 re-opening of our schools.  Please check back for updates as they will be posted when they become available. 
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Hopewell Area School District - Class of 2020 Commencement


Class of 2020 Commencement

Hopewell Area School District
is pleased to present
The Graduates of The Class of 2020
The 80th Commencement Ceremony of Hopewell Area School District is being held virtually to ensure the safety of the families of the district.  Although the ceremony is not being held in the traditional way, we were pleased to be able to spotlight each of the students with this video.  These students have worked hard and deserve to celebrate their accomplishments.  The link below will pull up the PDF version of the commencement program.  If you would like to print the program you will have the ability to do so after you click the link.  A formal printed copy will be mailed out with actual diplomas.

Hopewell VFD, Independence Fire-EMS and Raccoon VFD would like to honor our Senior Class of 2020 with a parade. The parade will take place on Saturday June 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The seniors will decorate their cars and be led in a parade by Hopewell Police and Hopewell VFD, followed at the end by Independence and Raccoon VFDs.  Seniors who want to participate in the parade must be at the high school at 3:15 PM on June 6th.  Due to CDC restrictions, the parade route allows ample spaces for spectators to park and enjoy the parade and cheer for the seniors from the safety of their vehicles.

Parade Route: Line up is at the Hopewell High School. The parade will proceed from there by taking a left onto Longvue. At the intersection of Maratta and Longvue, the parade will turn left into the Hopewell Shopping Center parking lot. Proceeding through the shopping center, the parade will then turn right onto Broadhead Road, past The Fez (more parking opportunity), and turn right onto Clark Blvd. and circle the Hopewell Junior High. Please come out (practicing the social distancing still required in our Yellow Phase) and help us give these wonderful seniors the graduation send-off they deserve! Please call Nathan Beam 724-494-2621 with questions.. 

District News

Education Letter

June 4, 2020
Dear Beaver County Students and Families,

We want to thank everyone for your patience, flexibility, and understanding during these uncertain times. The last few months were unlike any that we had ever seen in our lifetimes and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy as our country heals from all that it has faced. We realize that as the school year closes the traditional summer excitement is being replaced with questions and uncertainty surrounding what lies ahead. We are as anxious as you are to get your children back to their typical routine and for everyone to return to a sense of normalcy.

We, as educators and school leaders, are continuing to work together as we receive guidance from our state and federal leaders. We are engaged with regional experts to gather more information and determine our next steps. And, we know that while one size does not fit all, we must look at what is best for the county and focus on how all Districts come together to support our students, families, and communities.

This week the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released initial guidance on school re-opening. This guidance is expected to be the first of many releases throughout the month of June. We are anticipating another release by the PDE in mid-June, along with recommendations from some of the leading public education associations across the

state. Today, we want to assure you that we are reviewing this information, awaiting future releases, and beginning to formulate a way for our Districts to work together in planning for the 2020 – 2021 school year. The work we do together will help lay the groundwork for what is needed throughout the schools of Beaver County and will then be complemented with specific guidelines for each individual District. 

We recognize that school is often a place of comfort and normalcy for our children and the closure has caused significant disruption to daily schedules. We know that this virus has implications that are unique to each family and we must take that into account when planning for the future. We wanted to reassure our communities that we are actively monitoring the issuance of recommendations from the PDE and the PA Department of Health, so we may utilize those resources to collectively and productively plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year. 

Beaver County school leaders will continue to work together to help guide our educational communities through these challenging times. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available. It is our sincere hope that the disruptions of this school year will be temporary and that we will soon be able to get back to doing what we do best, upholding our District’s educational mission for our students. We appreciate your patience as we adapt to these unusual circumstances. Ensuring that we are a healthy community must remain our top priority until this threat has passed. 

Thank you,

Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent Rochester Area School District

Mr. Alan R. Fritz, Jr., Superintendent South Side Area School District

Dr. Joseph A. Guarino, Superintendent New Brighton Area School District

Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Dr. Joseph Pasquerilla, Superintendent Ambridge Area School District

Dr. Eric Rosendale, Executive Director Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit #27

Mr. Sean D. Tanner, Superintendent Midland Borough School District

Mr. David A. Wytiaz, Administrative Director Beaver County Career & Technology Center

Dr. Peter Carbone, Superintendent Aliquippa School District

Dr. Jeffrey A. Fuller, Superintendent Freedom Area School District

Dr. Michelle Miller, Superintendent Hopewell Area School District

Dr. Nicholas Perry, Superintendent Central Valley School District

Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Superintendent Blackhawk Area School District and Western Beaver County School District

Dr. Carrie Rowe, Superintendent Beaver Area School District

Mr. Bret Trotta, Superintendent Riverside Beaver County School District

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

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June Board Meetings

HASD will hold board meetings in June 2020 with Board members gathering “in person”. The District will adhere to recommended guidelines as Beaver County remains in the “yellow” phase of re-opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following these guidelines means that social distancing must be used and gatherings are limited in number. Please see the read more as to how the June board meetings will be organized: 

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Employment Opportunity - Varsity Head Girls Soccer Coach

Hopewell Area School District is currently accepting applications for the following coaching position:  Varsity Head Girls Soccer Coach
Ideal candidates would have prior Varsity and/or College Coaching experience; a focus on developing the student/athlete; strong leadership and communication skills; knowledge and experience with the college recruiting process; and a commitment to building a strong off-season program.  Please read the full article for complete details.  
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NEW Parent Workshop -- Coping with COVID: Moving Forward with Motivation

The Hopewell Area School District, along with neighboring school districts, is partnering with the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit to continue to support our families during COVID-19! A second parent training is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. All families are invited to participate. 
Click below for more details. 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Utchell, Director of Special Education, at utchelll@hopewellarea.org or at (724) 375-6691 ext. 3010. 
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Parent Workshop-Coping with COVID: A Link Between Anxiety and Behavior

The Hopewell Area School District, along with neighboring school districts, is partnering with the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit to support our families during COVID-19! The parent training is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. All families are invited to participate. 
Click below for more details. 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Utchell, Director of Special Education, at utchelll@hopewellarea.org or at (724) 375-6691 ext. 3010. 
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Kindergarten Registration Update:

In lieu of the originally planned registration process, we will be posting an online form for parents of students who will need to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year that have not yet registered. If you have a student who will be of school age to begin Kindergarten this Fall, or if you know of someone who will have a child that is ready to enroll, please check out the link below to begin the registration process. This will better assist us in communicating with those families and plan more effectively for the upcoming school year. Additional details about finalizing your child's enrollment and potential screening dates will be forthcoming. We are looking forward to meeting our littlest Vikings in the coming months. Until then, be safe and healthy! We look forward to welcoming our littlest Hopewell Vikings in August!


Register Here 

Sheetz is offering new program “Kidz Meal Bagz”

Sheetz is offering new program “Kidz Meal Bagz” free food for children in need as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Click below for more information. More +

Beaver CTC Virtual Education Plan

The Beaver County Career & Technology Center will provide virtual education beginning Monday, March 30, 2020. The CTC is working in cooperation with each of our sending school districts on implementation dates in each school district. All current CTC students should contact their instructor via email. Email addresses are on the website (www.bcctc.org).  
*Hopewell students will need to be engaged in CTC instruction by March 31, 2020. 

Breakfast and Lunch Program During School Closure

 To learn about Breakfast and Lunch Program offerings during the School ClosureClick Here More +

Resources for Parents- March 16, 2020

Please click here for academic and social-emotional resources for students and their families during the school closure.

COVID-19 Update for Beaver County Schools

Please find information for all Beaver County school districts regarding COVID-19 by clicking on the link below. Updates will be posted on our website as new information or guidelines become available. More +

Message from HASD Board of School Directors

Dear District Resident,


As many of you are aware, over the past several months the Hopewell Area School District has been considering a proposal that would involve relocating the Fourth Grade to the Hopewell Memorial Junior High Building. The primary reason behind this proposal has been the projected size of next year's kindergarten class, as well as the projected size of the kindergarten classes in subsequent years. Based on these projections, the proposal has highlighted potential issues related to lack of classroom space and the negative impact on certain educational programs throughout the district's elementary buildings.


Recently, the Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors has been made aware of the inaccuracy of these future class-size projections. Accordingly, a vote on the potential relocation of Fourth Grade to the Junior High Building will NOT take place during the March 9, 2020, Board Meeting.  Furthermore, the Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors will no longer consider relocating the Fourth Grade to the Junior High Building to take effect for the 2020-21 school year.  


The Board will address this in more detail during the March 9, 2020 Board Meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hopewell Memorial Junior High Cafeteria.  




The Hopewell Area School District Board of School Directors

Kennywood School Picnic

Picnic Date:  Wednesday, June 10, 2020
To purchase your Kennywood School Picnic tickets, go to www.kennywood.com/hopewell
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District Updates - February 10, 2020

District update Presentation

VEBH Feasibility Update 2/10/20

VEBH Feasibility Update 2/10/20

VEBH Feasibility Study January 27, 2020

VEBH Feasibility Study January 27, 2020

Feasibility Study Community Meeting

There will be a meeting regarding Feasibility Study feedback on  Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Senior High School Cafeteria.  You will enter through the Auditorium.

Feasibility Study FAQ January 2020

Feasibility Study FAQ January 2020

2019 Yearbooks are Available for Pick-Up

Attention 2019 graduates, please stop in the high school office to pick up your 2019 yearbooks.

VEBH Feasibility Study Update as of December 17, 2019

The VEBH Feasibility Study prersentation can be located under the Facilities tab from the Main page. More +

Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Safe2Say Something (S2SS) teaches youth how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. More +

2019 Pennsylvania Region IV Athletic Director of the Year

Mr. Don Short was named the Pennsylvania Region IV Athletic Director of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Director's Association.  We are gratefull for the hard work and dedication Mr. Short has demonstrated in his many responsibilities and roles. More +

CHIP Strong

High-quality health care coverage from CHIP helps keep kids strong More +

Alumni Directory


Hopewell High School has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts Inc.) to produce our new Hopewell High School alumni directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation. This project will allow Alumni the opportunity to purchase an Alumni directory to interact and reconnect with their peers and classmates.  We previously produced Alumni directories in 1999 and 2009.   If you receive mailings or phone calls regarding this project it is legitimate and not a hoax.  A frequently asked questions document is available by clicking "MORE" below.

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities: Subbing and Summer Work  The district is always looking for employees and substitutes for positions such as teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. Please visit our website at www.hopewellarea.org for more information.  We are also currently looking for summer employees.  If you or someone you know is 18 years or older and wishes to have summer employment to prepare our buildings for the next school year, please contact our buildings and grounds department at 2015 or visit our website at www.hopewellarea.org.  Click on the EMPLOYMENT link and complete the summer worker application.  This is a great opportunity for high school graduates and college students or others needing employment. We hope you will consider this great opportunity.  (The following information was sent to families via a phone blast on March 18.)   
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Safe2Say Tip Update from March 6, 2019

Last night, several of our students used the new Safe2Say Something anonymous reporting system to alert school administration and law enforcement of a potential threat made toward the Junior High on XBox.  Because of our students’ willingness to report a concern using Safe2Say, law enforcement was able to address the matter very quickly with the student and family last night.  As a precaution, the administration partnered with law enforcement this morning to ensure the safety of students and staff upon arrival.  Police and administration also interviewed several students this morning.   Law enforcement  was able to confirm that the reported threat described in the Safe2Say App was not credible. 

The Safe2Say Something system provides an anonymous reporting system for students, parents, or community members.  Should you know of a student or situation that causes concern, please Say something so that we help keep our students, schools, and community safe. 

This information can also be found on the District’s website at www.hopewellarea.org

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School Climate Survey

Wanted:  Parental Input
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Immunization Information

Students must have required immunizations per PA Department of Health.  Please click here for more information and contact information for your child’s school nurse.

Parent Portal Registration

Parents and guardians are encouraged to register on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal shows student grades, student absences, any projects or assignments that haven't been completed or are missing, and other school information that parents may find useful. More +

Student Portal Registration

The Student Portal makes it easy for students to view current academic information, allowing immediate access to grades, assignments, school calendar, schedule, attendance and much more. The link to access... More +

Online Communications Registration

Parents and Guardians can now register to receive important communications via email and/or text message.  "Read More" for additional details. More +

Building Specific Emails

You can now update your contact preferences so that specific school buildings can send you important information about events and announcements. More +

Calendar Filtering

Filtering can be used to isolate specific events and schools that are of most concern to you. The instructions to apply the filtering to the district calendar can be found inside this article. More +

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency Line at 911

Beaver County Crisis Line, 800-400-6180

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255

Safe2Say, 844-723-2729

Women’s Center of Beaver County, 724-775-0131

Beaver County Food Bank (Salvation Army Food Bank), 724-891-3605

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Board Meeting

Mon Jun 8 2020

Board Meeting

Mon Jun 22 2020

Board Meeting

Mon Jul 20 2020

Board Meeting

Mon Aug 10 2020

Board Meeting

Mon Aug 24 2020
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