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HHS hosts first-ever Salthawk Service Day

            Hutchinson High School’s student body will spend a morning in service learning on April 28.

            The first-ever Salthawk Service Day will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on April 28, which is an early-release day at HHS for the annual track meet. Since, the Kansas State Board of Education encourages all students to be involved in service, the early release day was an opportunity for HHS to get students into the community in an organized event.

Senior One-Act Plays slated

Four Hutchinson High School seniors will get their chance at directing during the annual Senior One-Act Plays. The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the HHS Performing Arts Center.

Directing plays in 2017 will be Jake Lemonds, Will Kovach, Morgan Dame and Shayla Bellamy. Cast for the directors will be underclass thespians at HHS.

Each one-act will last between 10 and 15 minutes. Open to the public, there is no admission charge.

Senior Prom set for April 29

The 2017 Prom for Hutchinson High School begins with Red Carpet pictures at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the HHS North Gym. The dance will be from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Events Center of the adjacent Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy.

After the dance will be the annual After-Prom party at the Salthawk Activity Center, from midnight to 3 a.m. Sponsored by the senior parents, the event includes games, food, a casino and prizes.

Sixth grade art reception set

The annual reception to honor district sixth grader artists will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle.

The public had a chance to vote on sixth grade artwork in March during an online exhibit of sixth grade art.

The reception and the show is open to the public.

USD 308 celebrates Week of the Young Child

Children- and family-friendly activities are at the core of the annual Week of the Young Child celebration in Reno County. Week of the Young Child is April 17 through 23.

While there will be events all week, the celebration hits a high note during Hutchinson’s Third Thursday on April 20.

Events for the week include:

Monday, April 17

Board elections moved to second half of year

VoteKansasAction by the 2015 Kansas Legislature has made a change in when Board of Education members are elected.

Beginning this year, local school board and municipal elections were moved to the late summer and fall of odd-numbered years from the spring. These are non-partisan races in which individuals do not file by political party.

Kindergarten roundups set for April

USD 308 will have kindergarten roundups in three of its eight elementary schools.

Those schools are:

  • Graber on April 6 at 6 p.m.
  • Morgan on April 25 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wiley on April 25th at 6 p.m.

During kindergarten roundup, parents will get information about the 2017-18 school year and be able to provide basic pre-enrollment information to the school. To enroll in kindergarten for 2017-18 school year, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2017.

IB students focus on service learning

IBCP 2017 Six students in the International Baccalaureate program at Hutchinson High School are working on special service learning projects this spring.

While all IB students have to do community service during high school, the International Baccalaureate Career Programme requires students to put together a specific service learning project. The IB Career Programme is the newest International Baccalaureate offering, begun by the organization in 2012 and offered at HHS, beginning in 2015-16.

Did you know?

Medical CareersFact: In 2020, the education demand for jobs in Kansas will be –

  • 11 percent Master’s degree or higher
  • 25 percent Bachelor’s degree
  • 35 percent Associate’s degree
  • 29 percent high school diploma or less

(Source: Recovery: Job Growth and Requirements through 2020. Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University)

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia will be at or above the 65 percent proportion of jobs (nationally) that will require postsecondary education beyond high school in 2020.