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USD 308 opening convocation set for Monday

Nearly 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members will gather Monday for the formal kick-off of the 2017-18 school year during the annual district convocation.

The convocation begins at 8:30 a.m. at CrossPoint Church, 1410 E. 30th Ave.

Featured speaker during the event will be Billy Riggs, a motivational speaker.

Several educators will be honored during the event, including the Davis Teachers of the Year.

The district thanks Hutchinson Credit Union for sponsoring staff treats during the afternoon. The district also thanks First National Bank of Hutchinson for sponsoring Riggs’ presentation.

Licensed staff began on Thursday (Aug. 10, 2017) with all staff on duty Monday and Tuesday. Students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade return on Wednesday, Aug. 16. High school sophomores through seniors begin the year on Thursday, Aug. 17.