published by Ray Hemman on Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:42
With the start of school, pre-season sports activities continue at Hutchinson High School.
The annual preview night for fall sports is combined with the annual Blue-Gold football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 26, at Gowans Stadium. During the evening, fall sports teams and their coaches will be introduced.
The event begins with the HHS dance team and cheerleaders performing at 6 p.m., followed by the Salthawk marching band performing the National Anthem on the field at 6:10 p.m. with fall sports teams introduced at 6:15 p.m.
published by Ray Hemman on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:54
The more than 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members formally began the 2016-17 school year with the annual opening convocation Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.
During the convocation, Brooke Stover, wellness program supervisor for the Hutchinson Clinic, made a presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences. An estimated 1 in 4 students has been exposed to trauma. Such experiences can impact a student’s learning.
Also speaking during the opening convocation was motivational speaker Davis Laughlin.
Several educators were honored during the event. The Davis Foundation made its annual Teachers of the Year Awards. The elementary winners were Melissa Law, kindergarten teacher at Morgan Elementary School, and Jenni Winters, third grade teacher at Morgan.
The middle school winner was Tabetha Gray, FACS teacher at Hutchinson Middle School – 7.
published by Ray Hemman on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:50
Kansas 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.
published by Ray Hemman on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 15:45
With more families accessing the internet via phones and tablets, Hutchinson Public Schools has unveiled its new mobile-device-friendly website. Still at www.usd308.com, the new website is designed to be as usable on a smart phone or tablet as it is on a laptop or desktop computer.
published by Ray Hemman on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:09
With legislative committees returning to Topeka this week, Hutchinson USD 308 Superintendent Dr. Shelly Kiblinger hopes legislators approve a constitutional plan to meet the state’s obligations to the state’s students and taxpayers.
Dr. Kiblinger said Tuesday she hopes legislators will act swiftly to keep schools open. Thursday, legislative committees will begin meeting ahead of the special legislative session, which begins on June 23. Legislators, she said, will have a second opportunity to pass a school finance formula that is constitutional.
published by Ray Hemman on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:29
Brady McFadden and Alex Rodriguez were crowned Salthawk winter royalty Friday (Feb. 5, 2016) during the Hutchinson High School vs. Maize basketball games.
Other king candidates included Lucas Dunbar, Jack Howard, Trace Manns, Marques Tafolla and Dominic Wesley. Other queen candidates included Connor Atkinson, Taja Casanova, Izzy Godinez, Julia Henry and Molly McKinney.
The final activity of homecoming week was a dance in the HHS Cafeteria after Friday’s games.
published by Ray Hemman on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00
Students in three USD 308 schools are being recognized for outstanding achievement in reading and math.
The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named Graber, Hutchinson Middle School and Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen as among the 99 schools in 34 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2015 Challenge Awards.
published by Ray Hemman on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00
Three Hutchinson High School students are being recognized in the 2016 Scholastic Art Awards Program.
Awards went to:
•Gold Key: Julia Hardenburger, junior, sculpture named “Between Two Lungs There Was Release”
•Silver Key: Jessica Burgey, senior, painting named “Over Board”
•Honorable Mention: Devin Porting, senior, sculpture named “Sunning Seal”
Hardenburger and Burgey are students of Darren Morawitz while Porting is a student of Debra Ringler.