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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.

HMS-8 holds parent meeting for 7th grade enrollment

Hutchinson Middle School – 8 will hold a pre-enrollment meeting for parents of current seventh graders at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in the HMS-8 gym, 200 W. 14th.

During the meeting, parents will learn about the enrollment process for 2017-18, receive an overview of enrichment and interventions classes, examine elective tracks and packages and meet the HMS-8 administrative team.

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.

Salthawk Marching Band at NJCAA

In what has become a tradition at Hutchinson High School, the Salthawk Marching Band will perform at the NJCAA Tournament Thursday, March 23, at the Sports Arena.

During the March 23 evening session, the 150-member-strong marching band will perform a close quarters marching routine on the floor of the Sports Arena.

District orchestra concert set

USD 308 will host the largest symphony concert of the year in Hutchinson next week.

The annual String Fling will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Memorial Hall, 101 South Walnut. The event will feature all the district’s orchestra students from sixth grade through high school. Admission is free.

About 200 musicians will be involved in the event.

The concert provides all the district’s stringed musicians a chance to perform together. Younger students have the opportunity to see what is in store for them as they advance in orchestra.

HCTEA welder places first at Beloit

Welding contest winnerA Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy student won a regional welding contest Friday.

Dalton Frank, an HCTEA welding student from Nickerson, placed first in the gas metal arc welding (GMAW/mig) contest at the North Central Kansas Technical College competition in Beloit.

Reno County CTC attends CADCA’S National Leadership Forum

CTC with Senator Moran
Senator Moran with Abbey
Pemberton and Taylor Lang

Two Hutchinson High School youth attended a national drug abuse prevention conference recently in Washington.

Sophomores Taylor Lang and Abbey Pemberton along with sponsor, Carla Smith, attended the 27th Annual National Leadership Forum of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. The event drew more than 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates to Washington in early February.

The three of them attended the National Youth Leadership Institute where they learned about strategic framework planning and logic models. The students then worked to find seven interventions to address underage use of marijuana in Reno County and practiced presenting in front of 150 other students.

HHS to present Harvey

Harvey the playThe Hutchinson High School Thespian Troupe will present a classic play for its spring production.

Harvey, written by American playwright Mary Chase and first performed on Broadway in 1944, received a Pulitzer Prize in 1945. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 2 to 4 in the Hutchinson High School Performing Arts Center, 810 E. 13th Ave.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students eighth grade and under and $1 for HHS students with their student ID.