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Careers with USD 308

Looking for a new career? Would you like to join the USD 308 team? Click here to view open positions in Hutchinson Public Schools.

Board of Education Agendas

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Official District Notices & Handbooks

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Calling all grandparents

Are you a grandparent or other individual who would like to volunteer to work with studeCTC Logonts during the school day?

Communities that Care has a deal for you. Whether or not your grandchild attends USD 308, CTC is looking for grandparents and others to mentor USD 308 students.

Royalty crowned, Wall of Honor inductees recognized.

Queen Olivia Justice and King Damarcus MyerDamarcus Myer and Olivia Justice were crowned king and queen Friday night as Hutchinson High School Fall Homecoming royalty. Myer was crowned prior to the kickoff of the HHS vs. Garden City football game while Justice was crowned at halftime.

Other finalists for king were Jacob Cole, Tracy Geddes, Tristan Geddes, Bo Tolbert and Tate Webster. Finalists for queen are Morgan Armbrust, Tatum Dixon, Marisa Eldredge, Carter McFadden and Lexi Williams. All the candidates are seniors.

Also prior to Friday’s game, the Wall of Honor inductees were introduced to the crowd.  The 2018-19 honorees are Kay Alden, class of 1964; Dick Heitschmidt, class of 1970; and Skip Wilson, class of 1976.

Tom Kelly debate slated

The Hutchinson High School debate team will host the 41st annual Tom Kelly invitational debate tournament on Sept. 21 and 22 at HHS. The tournament is named for Tom Kelly, a long-time Hutchinson debate coach.

The tournament will feature championship, open and novice divisions. The tournament serves as a qualifier for both the state’s Debate Coaches Invitational (championship) and Kansas Debate Coaches (open) tournaments, which are held each January.

Board meetings on the move!

USD 308 Board of Education
USD 308 Board of Education

The Hutchinson Public Schools Board of Education is coming to a neighborhood near you.

Each month, the district’s schools make presentations to the Board about their operations during the first meeting of the month in Continuous Improvement Reports. In 2018-19, the Board will move those meetings to the school that is making the presentation.

In September, the first meeting of the month will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at McCandless Elementary School, 700 N. Baker.

Congratulations Jessica Self

Jessica SelfCongratulations Jessica Pitts Self, a kindergarten teacher at Wiley Elementary SchoolHutchinson Public Schools, for being The News' first EVER recipient of The Amazing Teachers award presented by Bretz & Young - Injury Lawyers in partnership with The Hutchinson News, Stutzman Refuse DisposalHeartland Credit UnionAllen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Hutchinson and Remax Royal, Hutchinson, Kansas. Jessica was nominated by a previous student's parent for being passionate, dedicated and committed to sparking the love of learning in her students, Mrs. Self couldn't be more deserving of this award! 

If you have an Amazing Teacher you would like to recognize please click the link to enter them! 
https://bit.ly/2MrHC4a

Theater Department seeking patrons

Hutchinson High School is looking for supporters for its theatre activities.

The patron program for HHS theatre has four levels – Benefactor at $200, Angel at $100, Gold Star at $80 and Blue Star at $50.

Wall of Honor to induct three

The 19th class of the Wall of Honor at Hutchinson High School features a trio of HHS alumni.

The 2018-19 honorees are Kay Alden, class of 1964; Dick Heitschmidt, class of 1970; and Skip Wilson, class of 1976.

Sponsored by the HHS Alumni Association, in cooperation with HHS Student Council, the group wer3e honored this fall in a banquet and during the Homecoming Football Game Sept. 14, 2018, at Gowans Stadium.

Brief biographies of the honorees follow.

Kay Alden

USD 308 staff begins 2018-19 school year

The nearly 900 Hutchinson Public Schools staff members formally began the 2018-19 school year with the annual opening convocation Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

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Davis winners Cami Burkhart, Heather Hirt,
Megan Yoder, Erica Henion, Diana Wilson

Several educators were honored during the event. The Davis Foundation made its annual Teachers of the Year Awards. The elementary winners were Cami Burkhart, McCandless teacher, and Heather Hirt, Head Start teacher.

The middle school winner was Megan Yoder at Hutchinson Middle School – 7.

The high school winners were Erica Henion, HHS science teacher, and retired HHS teacher Diana Wilson.

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 receives major gift from local contractor

Strawn Contracting logoWhen this year’s kindergarten class enrolls in Building Trades at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy for their senior year in 2029-30, they’ll know where that year’s home is being built.

It will be built in the same addition as where the 2017-18 home was built.

Thanks to a generous gift from a local contractor, Jim Strawn of Strawn Contracting, the district will be able to construct the next 12 years of Building Trades homes in the Oxford Point addition, said Travis Riebel, HCTEA director. Strawn has donated five lots to the district, which the Board of Education accepted and formally thanked the contractor on Monday.

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