published by Ray Hemman on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 16:24
Two Hutchinson High School youth attended a national drug abuse prevention conference recently in Washington.
Sophomores Taylor Lang and Abbey Pemberton along with sponsor, Carla Smith, attended the 27th Annual National Leadership Forum of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. The event drew more than 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates to Washington in early February.
The three of them attended the National Youth Leadership Institute where they learned about strategic framework planning and logic models. The students then worked to find seven interventions to address underage use of marijuana in Reno County and practiced presenting in front of 150 other students.
published by Ray Hemman on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:05
The Hutchinson High School Thespian Troupe will present a classic play for its spring production.
Harvey, written by American playwright Mary Chase and first performed on Broadway in 1944, received a Pulitzer Prize in 1945. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 2 to 4 in the Hutchinson High School Performing Arts Center, 810 E. 13th Ave.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students eighth grade and under and $1 for HHS students with their student ID.
published by Ray Hemman on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:18
Art will be the focus of several district activities in late February through April as USD 308 celebrates March as Youth Arts Month.
The celebration begins at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Administration Center, 1520 North Plum, when art teachers bring students from each of the district’s elementary schools to the Board of Education meeting. The students will share their artwork with Board members.
published by Ray Hemman on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:43
Sixth Grade Immunization Project
Goal: All present sixth graders will have requested seventh grade immunizations and have documentation to HMS-7 School Nurse by May 24.
Why So Early? Each year in August there are about 150 students who do not have completed immunizations. The following is from state statute and district policy: “All students enrolling in any district school shall provide the building principal with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy requirements.”
Why seventh grade? An additional TDAP is required at this age level.
published by Ray Hemman on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:47
The 2016-17 Hutchinson High School Salthawk volleyball squad has been recognized for academic excellence. As a team, the squad was recognized by the Kansas Volleyball Association with an All-Academic Team Award.
published by Ray Hemman on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:32
Through March 5, 2017, Hutchinson Police Department are joining other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – teen deaths due to automobile accidents.
On Monday morning, Feb. 27, officers wrote 10 seat belt violation tickets near Hutchinson High School -- six adults and four students.
published by Ray Hemman on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:44
Nominations for the annual Classified Employee of the Year for Hutchinson Public Schools are being taken. The award is open to all classified employees in USD 308 who have been employed in the district a minimum of three years at the beginning of 2016-17. An individual may be nominated who works full-time or part-time in any classified position.
Classified staff members are hourly workers in the district and cover a wide range of jobs, such as secretaries, food service, maintenace, paras and custodians.