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Hutchinson Middle School 8

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Phone: 620-615-4800
Fax: 620-615-4802
Hours of Operation: 7:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Address: 200 W. 14th
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Principal: Mike Self
Assistant Principal: David Patterson
Treasurer: Linda Kollhoff
Building Secretary: Camille Eckhoff

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HMS-8 Prinicpal's December Message to Parents

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We hope that the first half of our school year was successful for your student at HMS-8. Please continue to retrieve information and updates from the following resources: HMS-8 Facebook page,, the “Parent Resource” pull down menu at, or by calling the HMS-8 office at 620-615-4800 for questions about any and all activities and programs.

As we are heading into the second half of the year, we wanted to take a moment to reach out and provide information regarding a few activities and student successes thus far and provide some information going into January.

  • During our first trimester, we had 37 students make the Principal’s Honor Roll (that is more than 10 percent of the student body), 79 students made the Regular Honor Roll, and 67 students making our Honorable Mention Honor Roll list. Congratulations Hawks!
  • Since school began in August, we have been able to reduce the number of students who need to receive intervention support in both Math and Reading. Currently, we have reduced the number of students in math who receive support by 40 percent, and have reduced students in reading support classes by 35 percentGreat job students and staff. This has been a huge accomplishment!
  • Many students worked to help raise funds for our student activity account with a fall fundraiser. We had more than 50 students participate, and they were able to generate a total profit of more than $2,000.  Great job Hawks! Student awards, rewards, and student activities can’t exist without this support.
  • Our volleyball team won the Pioneer League tournament. Great job ladies!
  • Our scholars bowl team had a successful season also. Our team took first place at Salina, fourth place at Andover, fourth place at Derby North, second place at Prairie Hills, first place at HMS-8, and placed fourth in the Pioneer League Tournament at Salina. Super job!
  • Our Teen Christmas program, headed by Chanin Aumiller, was able to provide another year of support and love to many of our HMS-8 students and family members. More than 600 items were donated from this program this year. We could not be prouder of this program!

Keeping our campus safe will continue to be a priority in the second half of the school year. We do utilize local law enforcement from time to time for safety checks and support. It is not uncommon for them to do walk-throughs on campus, support us at dances, or patrol the building after school or at activities. In January, we are going to take that support a bit further. We have arranged a day for law enforcement to come and use drug dogs to sweep our campus as an exercise. We certainly hope to not find anything out of order but do want to utilize the resources in the hopes of providing a safe place for our students to learn.

WINTER is coming. We want to remind everyone that our school doors open at 7:30 a.m., (and 7:15 if the temperature is less than 40 degrees). Students are welcome to come in the building and eat breakfast, have 25 minutes of social time, or receive academic support from the teaching staff. (Students or parents just need to communicate to our staff and arrangements can be made for support before school.) We also will still be offering homework club on Monday and Wednesday after school with support from the Boys and Girls Club.

At 7:55 a.m., we begin Jump Start every morning. Jump Start is an opportunity to provide information about school activities and programs. We also provide positive recognition to students through our Attitude and Effort Program. Staff members are encouraged to use the Attitude and Effort Program to privately acknowledge students for showing improvement in their social, emotional, or academic growth on campus.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your student. We hope the winter break is kind to you and your family!

Bruce E. Hurford, Principal

Nathan Henry, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

Lynn McWhorter, Counselor