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Staff of the year announced

With the 2018-19 school year winding down, three Hutchinson Public Schools staff members have received district honors.

Robin Getting, secretary at Graber Elementary School, has been named Classified Employee of the Year. Laura Benscheidt, health sciences teacher at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, and Angela Allen, Reno County Head Start teacher, have been nominated as the district’s entries in the Kansas National Teacher of the Year competition.

All three educators will be honored at the back-to-school convocation in August.

Students need up-to-date vaccinations

            Kansas’ law requires students to be vaccinated for a variety of childhood diseases prior to attending school each year. Many of these are timed prior to pre-school and kindergarten while another group of vaccinations have to be taken prior to seventh grade. More complete information is available at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/Immunization_Requirements_for_the_2018-2019_School_Year_Cheat_Sheet.pdf.

            Enrollment is not completed in USD 308 until proof of vaccinations is provided, therefore students will not be able to attend classes. Families also may provide proof of a medical or religious exemption in lieu of the vaccinations, but state regulation requires the exemptions to be filed annually.

District staff recogized for United Way giving

Gleason presents plaque to PriceUnited Way is very important to our community -- and to USD 308. For the 2017-18 campaign, district staff pledged and contributed $33,193.84. Thursday, United Way of Reno County's Lisa Gleason presented Superintendent Gary Price with a plaque, marking district employees' giving to United Way.
 

Pre-K Salthawks: Now taking applications for the 2020-21 School Year

If your child is 3 or 4 years old, on or before August 31, 2020, and you would like them to have a positive preschool experience that prepares them for kindergarten, now is the time to complete an application.

Additional details on the program are available on a flier you can access here.

Did you know?

Medical CareersFact: In 2020, the education demand for jobs in Kansas will be –

  • 11 percent Master’s degree or higher
  • 25 percent Bachelor’s degree
  • 35 percent Associate’s degree
  • 29 percent high school diploma or less

(Source: Recovery: Job Growth and Requirements through 2020. Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University)

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia will be at or above the 65 percent proportion of jobs (nationally) that will require postsecondary education beyond high school in 2020.

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