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Salthawk basketball substate information

Salthawk logoThe basketball substates are out. The Salthawk boys (4-16) travel to Wichita Northwest (5-15) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Salthawk girls (8-12), meanhwhile, host Garden City (5-15) at 6 p.m. Thursday in the SAC.

First-round ticket prices are $6 adults and $5 students. Since this is a KSHSAA-sponsored event, no local or league passes are accepted.

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.

District brings focus to art

Artwork            Art will be the focus of several district activities in late February through April as USD 308 celebrates March as Youth Arts Month.

Elementary Schools

            The celebration begins at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Administration Center, 1520 North Plum, when art teachers bring students from each of the district’s elementary schools to the Board of Education meeting. The students will share their artwork with Board members.

It's the Rule: Shots Before School

Sixth Grade Immunization Project

Goal: All present sixth graders will have requested seventh grade immunizations and have documentation to HMS-7 School Nurse by May 24.

Why So Early? Each year in August there are about 150 students who do not have completed immunizations. The following is from state statute and district policy: “All students enrolling in any district school shall provide the building principal with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy requirements.”

Why seventh grade?  An additional TDAP is required at this age level.

Former Miss Kansas to speak at HHS

Miss Kansas 2005Adrienne Rosel Bulinski, Miss Kansas 2005, will speak at Hutchinson High School during assemblies at 8:40 and 9:50 a.m. March 2 in the Performing Arts Center.

HHS is one of 13 schools Bulinski will be visiting to deliver her dynamic message titled “Pursuit of Excellence.”

Her message is designed to motivate students and staff.

HHS volleyball receives academic honors

Volleyball All Academic Award
From left to right bottom row: Senior Micah Tomac, Junior Ally Lusk, Junior Casey Mayes. Top row from left to right Sophomore Morgan Armbrust, Freshman Gabbie Posch, Senior Brooke Ackley, Senior Anna Deal, Head Coach Tina Johnson. 

The 2016-17 Hutchinson High School Salthawk volleyball squad has been recognized for academic excellence. As a team, the squad was recognized by the Kansas Volleyball Association with an All-Academic Team Award.

Looking for the #Greenbaypackers

Once again, long-time Green Bay Packers fan, Jesse Ediger, and her students are asking the Packers to spend a day at their school. This year's video is available at

In the past, Ediger's class have had the opportunity to have a video call with Jordy Nelson and had retired Packer Paul Coffman drop by for the afternoon.

Enhanced traffic enforcement near schools

SAFE logoThrough March 5, 2017, Hutchinson Police Department are joining other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – teen deaths due to automobile accidents.

On Monday morning, Feb. 27, officers wrote 10 seat belt violation tickets near Hutchinson High School -- six adults and four students.

Classified Employee of the Year nominations open

Nominations for the annual Classified Employee of the Year for Hutchinson Public Schools are being taken. The award is open to all classified employees in USD 308 who have been employed in the district a minimum of three years at the beginning of 2016-17. An individual may be nominated who works full-time or part-time in any classified position.

Classified staff members are hourly workers in the district and cover a wide range of jobs, such as secretaries, food service, maintenace, paras and custodians.

Bujanda to lead HHS volleyball

            Maria Bujanda has been named Hutchinson High School head volleyball coach 2017-18 school year.

            Bujanda is a physical education teacher for the district at Hutchinson Middle School – 7. She will continue in that role while also serving as head volleyball coach at HHS.