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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.

Budget public hearing set

The formal public hearing for the 2017-18 budget for USD 308 will be at 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2017, at the Administration Center, 1520 N. Plum St., Hutchinson, KS.

The proposed budget is available at


USD 308 staff begins 2017-18 school year

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

Middle School's Brian Brillhart
with Davis' Ted Hobart

HHS Davis
HHS' Clayton Evans and Amber Carrithers
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.

USD 308 opening convocation set for Monday

Nearly 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members will gather Monday for the formal kick-off of the 2017-18 school year during the annual district convocation.

The convocation begins at 8:30 a.m. at CrossPoint Church, 1410 E. 30th Ave.

Featured speaker during the event will be Billy Riggs, a motivational speaker.

Several educators will be honored during the event, including the Davis Teachers of the Year.

Enrollment remains open

Superhero Enrollment
2016 enrollment

The enrollment process continues in USD 308.

Families new to Hutchinson Public Schools as well as families who need assistance with enrollment may go to their schools and enroll Monday and Tuesday. Additionally, the online enrollment portal for returning families remains open.

State law requires vaccinations

Get your vaccinationsKansas state law requires all students to be vaccinated prior to attending school each year or to provide annual documentation of one of two exemptions. Most of those vaccinations are required prior to kindergarten with another major update of vaccinations typically before entering seventh grade.

The complete list of vaccinations is available at

Building Trades home for sale

Building Trades Home 2017Interested in owning a premium home in Hutchinson's newest addition?

The 2017 Building Trades home, constructed by the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, is for sale. Located at 2813 Morris Road on Hutchinson's northwest side in the Oxford Point Addition, the home is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on two levels. Enjoy an open floor plan with beautiful woodwork, a modern design and more than 2,900 square feet of finished space.

House is listed at $269,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call 620-615-4123.

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.