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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 $280,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call 620-615-4123.

Summer hours begin Monday

Hutchinson Public School’s Administration Center will begin its summer schedule on Monday, June 12, with the modified schedule running through July 21.

During this time, the district’s Administration Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. Additionally, district facilities will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

The Administration Center schedule does not impact the district’s summer lunch program.

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 begin May 30

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.

HHS library has new permanent ‘resident’

Work of two types of artists now is on display permanently in one exhibit in the Hutchinson High School library – a sculpture and woodworking.Artist and craftsmen

Cabinet craftsmenHHS senior Julia Hardenburger has donated her award-winning three-dimensional artwork “Ideas are Incombustible” to the school. To ensure the paper sculpture has a long life, a suitable home had to be constructed.

Enter teacher David Ward’s woodworking students.