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HHS Wall of Honor to induct three

Rick Bright
Bright

The 19th class of the Wall of Honor at Hutchinson High School features a trio of HHS alumni.

The 2017-18 honorees are Dr. Rick Bright, class of 1984; Sean James, class of 1987; and Dr. Susan Killian Myers, class of 1973.

Sponsored by the HHS Alumni Association, in cooperation with HHS Student Council, the group will be honored during a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the HHS Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle.

Sean James
James

The public is invited and encouraged to attend as the groups celebrate three individuals who have dedicated their lives to making Hutchinson and the world a better place.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for the banquet. Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased weekdays at the HHS main office, 810 E. 13th Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Oct. 3.

The three honorees formally will take their place on the Wall of Honor prior to the Homecoming Game at about 6:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Gowans

Myers
Myers

Stadium. In addition to the game, the three individuals will be honored during the Homecoming Parade at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

Brief biographies of the honorees follow.

Theater Department seeking patrons

A program designed to support the theater program at Hutchinson High School will continue for the 2017-18 school year.

Additionally, the Theater Department has added a fundraiser show for 2017-18.

USD 308 staff begins 2017-18 school year


Elementary Teachers Jean Gaeddert
and Cassie Sturgeon
with Davis' Dr. Ted Hobart

Brillhart
Middle School's Brian Brillhart
with Davis' Ted Hobart

HHS Davis
HHS' Clayton Evans and Amber Carithers
with Davis' Ted Hobart

The nearly 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members formally began the 2017-18 school year with the annual opening convocation Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Several educators were honored during the event. The Davis Foundation made its annual Teachers of the Year Awards. The elementary winners were Jean Gaeddert, Avenue A Elementary School instructional support teacher, and Cassie Sturgeon, Avenue A sixth grade teacher. The middle school winner was Brian Brillhart, HMS-8 English language arts teacher. The high school winners were Amber Carithers, Hutchinson High School English teacher, and Clayton Evans, HCTEA business teacher.

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HHS announces third trimester honor roll

More than 500 Hutchinson High School students made the third trimester honor rolls for 2016-17. For the full honor roll, click here.

 

Two more HHS coaches hired

Daniel Vieyra
Daniel Vieyra


Edgar Gutierrez

Two more head coaches have been hired for fall sports at Hutchinson High School.

Daniel Vieyra has been hired to coach boys’ and girls’ soccer at HHS while Edgar Gutierrez has been hired to coach the combined cross country team.

Summer meals end Friday, July 28

Hutchinson Public Schools continues a program that provides summertime meals to children and youth in 2017 at seven locations, including four community brown-bag locations.

The meals are free for any child or teen, ages 1 to 18. No reservations are required for the meals and no identification is needed. There will be no meals served on Independence Day, July 4.     

Staff of the year announced

With the 2016-17 school year winding down, three Hutchinson Public Schools staff members have received district honors.

Martin Vieyra, Title I aide at Graber Elementary School, has been named Classified Employee of the Year. Jesse Ediger, fourth grade teacher at Graber, and Chanin Aumiller, social studies teacher at Hutchinson Middle School – 8, have been nominated as the district’s entries in the Kansas National Teacher of the Year competition.

Webster to head boys’ basketball

Ted WebsterLong-time Hutchinson Public Schools educator and coach, Ted Webster, is the new Hutchinson High School head boys’ basketball coach.

Webster, who has taught social studies for the district since August 1995, was freshman head coach under Chad Wintz. Webster has coached at both at both the middle school and high school level in USD 308.

“I have had the privilege of coaching for 20-plus years all in the Hutchinson school district at every level from seventh grade up to lead assistant at the high school,” Webster said Monday. “I am a product of some great coaches, including Phil Anderson, Nate Henry and Chad Wintz. In that time, I have been a part (albeit very small) of an undefeated state championship and was on staff the last time we advanced to the state tourney.”

HHS takes second and third in BPA nationals

BPA national logoTwo Hutchinson High School HCTEA students took top-flight honors during last weekend’s Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference at Orlando, Fla. More than 8,000 students competed at the national event.

Junior Austin Childs placed second in extemporaneous speech. Senior Nick Vogel placed third in management, marketing and human resources concepts.

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