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District staff recogized for United Way giving

Gleason presents plaque to PriceUnited Way is very important to our community -- and to USD 308. For the 2017-18 campaign, district staff pledged and contributed $33,193.84. Thursday, United Way of Reno County's Lisa Gleason presented Superintendent Gary Price with a plaque, marking district employees' giving to United Way.
 

USD 308 Board members recognized

Anette Roberson
Roberson

Valarie Gibson-Smith
Gibson-Smith

            Hutchinson Public Schools Board of Education members Valarie

Gibson-Smith and Anette Roberson recently completed the Foundations for Boardsmanship training offered by the Kansas Association of School Boards in Topeka.

Aston named CTE Scholar

Andrew Aston
Aston

Hutchinson High School senior Andrew Aston has been named one of the 2018 Kansas Career and Technical Education Scholars for 2018 by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Aston has focused on CTE coursework in business and culinary arts at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy. The award was announced Tuesday by the KSDE. In all, 58 Kansas high school seniors were recognized.

Three USD 308 schools recognized with Challenge Awards

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts, including Hutchinson Public Schools, as recipients of the 2017 Challenge Awards. Three district schools were recognized in four categories.

The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,500 awards have been presented to schools across the state.

USD 308 schools honored by the program are

Pre-K Salthawks: Now taking applications for the 2018-19 School Year

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, on or before August 31, 2018, and you would like them to have a positive preschool experience that prepares them for kindergarten, now is the time to complete an application.

Additional details on the program are available on a flier you can access here.

Holmes, Martinez are winter royalty

Isaiah Holmes and Jules Martinez were crowned Winter Homecoming king and queen Friday night during the Hutchinson High School-Goddard Eisenhower basketball games.

Other candidates for king were Carson Biehler, Austin Childs, Brynden Grow, Dylan Jensen and Rhys Tash. Other candidates for queen were Chandler Ashcraft, Arika Garcia, Alexis Glaspie, Emily Hendricks and Sage Williams.

HHS Wall of Honor nominees sought

HHS Salthawk LogoHutchinson High School is continuing to expand its Wall of Honor.

And if HHS teachers and counselors continue to do their jobs well, the Wall will never be complete.

The school and the HHS Alumni Association are working on the Wall of Honor as a team, said Marci Corey Malashchuk, Wall of Honor chair and member of the HHS class of 1990.

Vernon to head Salthawk football

Mike Vernon
 Mike Vernon

Former Hutchinson High School assistant football coach Mike Vernon will be the new head football coach for the Salthawks. Vernon’s hiring will be on Monday night’s USD 308 Board of Education agenda.

Vernon, who has led Nickerson to repeated football playoff berths, replaces Ryan Cornelsen, who is leaving the Salthawks to become head football coach at Gardner Edgerton.

The veteran coach is pleased to be returning to HHS.

"My family and I are excited for the opportunity,” Vernon said. “Salthawk football has always held a special place in our hearts. It's an honor and privilege to be the head football coach at Hutchinson High. I can't wait to get to work for the school and community."

Five HHS students honored in Scholastic Arts

Scholastic Art AwardTwo seniors and three juniors at Hutchinson High School had entries accepted into the annual Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition.

HHS students had five pieces receive the Silver Key and five pieces receive Honorable Mention awards. Winners are below.

Thespians excel at conference

Gold TroupeDrama students from Hutchinson High School received the top award during the annual Kansas Thespian Conference last weekend in Wichita.

The HHS Thespian Troupe 2277 as a whole received the Gold Honor Troupe award for their work not only on shows, but community service and innovative projects throughout the year.

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