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Vernon to head Salthawk football

Mike Vernon
 Mike Vernon

Former Hutchinson High School assistant football coach Mike Vernon will be the new head football coach for the Salthawks. Vernon’s hiring will be on Monday night’s USD 308 Board of Education agenda.

Vernon, who has led Nickerson to repeated football playoff berths, replaces Ryan Cornelsen, who is leaving the Salthawks to become head football coach at Gardner Edgerton.

The veteran coach is pleased to be returning to HHS.

"My family and I are excited for the opportunity,” Vernon said. “Salthawk football has always held a special place in our hearts. It's an honor and privilege to be the head football coach at Hutchinson High. I can't wait to get to work for the school and community."

Faris celebrates Kindness Week

Great Kindness ChallengeFaris Elementary School has taken the Great Kindness Challenge in 2017-18 and will celebrate Kindness Week Jan. 22 through 26.

Each day of the week, a special spirit event with a dress-up day will be held. The entire week culminates in a community tunnel for all students prior to the first bell on Jan. 26 at the school.

HHS hosts Salt Talks

Salt Talk logoHutchinson High School will host the annual Salt Talks Invitational Forensics Tournament Friday and Saturday.

The tournament, which draws schools from across Kansas, will have student congress, Lincoln-Douglas debate and public forum debate on Friday and individual events on Saturday.

Rounds begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Five HHS students honored in Scholastic Arts

Scholastic Art AwardTwo seniors and three juniors at Hutchinson High School had entries accepted into the annual Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition.

HHS students had five pieces receive the Silver Key and five pieces receive Honorable Mention awards. Winners are below.

No School in USD 308 on Tuesday, Jan. 16

Hutchinson Public Schools will not be in session on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, due to the fact we have a significant number of our students who walk to school. Forecasters are calling for wind chills as low as minus 22 at sunrise on Tuesday.

Please watch district website, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on activities for Tuesday.

Again, there will no school on Tuesday.

We anticipate school will be in session on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Thespians excel at conference

Gold TroupeDrama students from Hutchinson High School received the top award during the annual Kansas Thespian Conference last weekend in Wichita.

The HHS Thespian Troupe 2277 as a whole received the Gold Honor Troupe award for their work not only on shows, but community service and innovative projects throughout the year.

Unruh, Putnam receive Horizon Award

Mandy Malone Putnam
Putnam

Courtney Unruh
Unruh

For the first time in the program history, USD 308 has two Horizon Award winners, which goes to top new teachers.

Courtney Unruh, sixth grade teacher at Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, and Mandy Malone Putnam, science teacher at Hutchinson Middle School – 8 received the award for 2017-18.

New York-based actor schools HHS thespians for Macbeth

Dion Graham works with HHS thespians.As the Hutchinson High School Drama Department prepares the production Macbeth this winter, students will receive additional coaching for the play.

Today and Tuesday, New York actor, Dion Graham will work with HHS students on the language of Macbeth.

District students, staff create, receive holiday largesse

Gingerbread Houses
Faris students make gingerbread houses

During November and December, district schools and community groups ramp up efforts to help families in Hutchinson and beyond during the Christmas season. This year, the district decided to sample what our schools are doing, and what community groups are doing for our families.

Hutchinson High School

Lunch ladies organize food drive

H Hawk LogoThanks to the cafeteria staff at Hutchinson High School, the Battle of the Classes for 2017 will be to gather food for students in need.

Items needed are canned fruit, canned vegetables, granola bars, tuna, and macaroni and cheese. Students can drop off items to any of the HHS “lunch ladies” on Monday, Dec. 11, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the cafeteria. Students dropping off a food item will receive a free treat.

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