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Wall of Honor inducts three

The 18th class of the Wall of Honor at Hutchinson High School features a trio of HHS alumni.

The 2016-17 honorees are Dr. Tom Cairns, class of 1949; Elsie Gomez Wickliffe, class of 1959; and John L. Corey, class of 1963.

Sponsored by the HHS Alumni Association, in cooperation with HHS Student Council, the group will be honored during a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the HHS Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle.

Parking limits at HHS

Parking restrictions at HHS

For the next month, entry and exit from the east Sports Arena parking lot where most students and visitors park at HHS will be limited.

Faris offers breakfast to law enforcement

For the second consecutive year, the Faris Elementary School PTO will host local law enforcement officers for breakfast each month.

Officers are invited to breakfast the second Thursday of each month. Officers have a chance to eat with Faris students prior to the start of school, beginning at about 7:30 a.m. The first breakfast will be on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the school, 301 East 10th.

McCandless brings CHAMPS to parents

            Families of students at McCandless Elementary School, 700 North Baker, will have a chance to learn more about CHAMPS, a program used across the district to encourage safe and respectful schools.

The first of five nights of the CHAMPS training for parents will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the McCandless library. Child care will be provided.

During the five sessions, parents will learn how McCandless uses CHAMPS and how parents can use the strategies at home as well.

Other sessions will be Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

HHS fall sports preview Friday

            With the start of school, pre-season sports activities continue at Hutchinson High School.

            The annual preview night for fall sports is combined with the annual Blue-Gold football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 26, at Gowans Stadium. During the evening, fall sports teams and their coaches will be introduced.

            The event begins with the HHS dance team and cheerleaders performing at 6 p.m., followed by the Salthawk marching band performing the National Anthem on the field at 6:10 p.m. with fall sports teams introduced at 6:15 p.m.

USD 308 staff begins 2016-17 school year

Rusty Hilst 50-year teacher
Rusty Hilst honored for 50 years
in education at HHS.

The more than 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members formally began the 2016-17 school year with the annual opening convocation Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

During the convocation, Brooke Stover, wellness program supervisor for the Hutchinson Clinic, made a presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences. An estimated 1 in 4 students has been exposed to trauma. Such experiences can impact a student’s learning.

Also speaking during the opening convocation was motivational speaker Davis Laughlin.

Several educators were honored during the event. The Davis Foundation made its annual Teachers of the Year Awards. The elementary winners were Melissa Law, kindergarten teacher at Morgan Elementary School, and Jenni Winters, third grade teacher at Morgan.

The middle school winner was Tabetha Gray, FACS teacher at Hutchinson Middle School – 7.

4-year-old pre-school has openings

Hutchinson Public Schools has vacancies for a high-quality pre-school program serving 4-year-olds. The program is designed for families who have certain educational risk factors.

Applications are being taken for the program at the Administration Center, 1520 North Plum, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Classes begin Aug. 17 and run half-days Mondays through Thursdays at Lincoln, Avenue A and Graber. The program has both morning and afternoon sessions.

State law requires vaccinations

Vaccination logo            Kansas state law requires all students to be vaccinated prior to attending school each year or to provide annual documentation of one of two exemptions. Most of those vaccinations are required prior to kindergarten with another major update of vaccinations typically before entering seventh grade.

Jim Preston named Salthawk baseball coach

Jim Preston

A Salthawk alumni has returned home to coach baseball.

Jim Preston was named Hutchinson High School head baseball coach for the 2016-17 school year. Preston is a 1974 graduate of HHS.

District website updated

            With more families accessing the internet via phones and tablets, Hutchinson Public Schools has unveiled its new mobile-device-friendly website. Still at, the new website is designed to be as usable on a smart phone or tablet as it is on a laptop or desktop computer.