We ask that everyone take the time to talk to our children about the dangers of thin ice around the lagoon in Utqiaġvik, as well as all bodies of water in the villages across the North Slope. Please remind children about the uncertainty of the thickness of the ice along with the danger in playing near the edge of the ice and what might happen if the ice breaks. Your help in reminding children about these dangers at this time of year is greatly appreciated!
Mission Statement: The mission of Eben Hopson Sr., Memorial Middle School is to provide all students with a quality education in partnership with parents and community. Students will learn skills conducive to social responsibility, appreciation of cultural diversity, cooperative communication and life-long learning.
“This school stands as a tribute to the courage and determination of Eben Hopson Sr. to fulfill his vision of a locally controlled education system. Do not let anything stand in the way of the pursuit and fulfillment of your educational goals. Education is the key to success.” (Quote from the dedication plate.)