latest news & announcements

Cooper Koestel first winner of Roehm Scholarship

Ronn Roehm with Cooper KoestelThe first-ever Ronn Roehm Education Scholarship was awarded to Cooper Koestel Wednesday, May 27. Cooper is the son of HHS Band Director Daryl Koestel and Graber Elementary School Aide Mary Ann Koestel. Roehm retired last year after serving as HHS principal from July 1998 through June 2019. #308pride

USD 308 Kansas Teachers of the Year announced

With the 2019-20 school year winding down, two Hutchinson Public Schools teachers have received district honors.

Amber Carithers, English teacher at Hutchinson High School, and Courtney Bleything, fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary School, have been nominated as the district’s entries in the Kansas National Teacher of the Year competition.

Normally, the district’s Classified Employee of the Year would be announced at the same time. Because of COVID-19, that recognition is being pushed to late summer.

HHS graduation set for July 26

Caps thrown at 2019 graduationMark July 26 on your calendar.

Hutchinson High School has rescheduled graduation for Sunday, July 26. The location, time and format will depend on several factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will adhere to all state and local health guidelines and practice safe, appropriate social distancing. More details will be provided in the coming weeks as the district receives updated guidance and recommendations.

Preliminary summer facility plans

During the May 11 Board of Education meeting, Board members approved an initial plan for summer usage of district facilities during the era of COVID-19.

Outdoor activities will begin on a limited basis on June 1. Buildings will remain closed until at least June 15. All district activities, however, depend on if state and local health officials agree that benchmarks are being made for a safe reopening.

Click here for the procedural guidelines.

Heminway picked for Senior Leaders Group

Ron Heminway

The last weeks of a senior’s high school journey should be filled with solidifying plans for the future, donning formalwear for prom and celebrating graduation with friends and family. Instead, the Class of 2020 is navigating uncharted territory.

Bryan Miller returns to the Salthawks

Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller is returning home.

Miller will be the head coach for the Hutchinson High School boys’ basketball team for the 2020-21 season.

 A long-time community college head and assistant basketball coach, Miller spent the 2019-20 season as an assistant men’s coach at Hutchinson Community College.

HMS at Allen receives Challenge Award

Allen logo

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen a recipient of the 2019 Challenge Awards.

Overall, 92 school statewide received the award.

Resources for HHS Seniors

Normally, Hutchinson High School seniors would have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Salthawk counselors and college representatives. Unfortunately, 2020 is no normal year.

The HHS Counseling Center has put together a list of college and scholarship resources that you may access here.