latest news & announcements

Trick or Treat so Kids can Eat

Students from Hutchinson High School will be out several days early for Halloween next week to collect food for local food banks.

Known as Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat, the program is a joint effort of the HHS Thespian Troupe and the Gay-Straight Alliance.

Tom Kelly Debate set for Oct. 25, 26

The Hutchinson High School debate team will host the 42nd annual Tom Kelly invitational debate tournament Oct. 25 and 26 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 the state’s Debate Coaches Invitational, which is held each January. The tournament typically draws 150 to 200 debaters over the two days.

Empty Bowls moves downtown

Empty Bowls posterThe annual Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Fundraiser has moved.

Instead of being held in the Hutchinson High School cafeteria, the fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington St.

For a donation, individuals can get a hand-made ceramic bowl crafted by HHS students, teachers and the community. The suggested donation is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

College Planning Conference set for Monday

About 50 schools will provide information to juniors and seniors in Reno County during the annual College Planning Conference. The conference will be from 9:15 to 10:55 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Salthawk Activity Center.

Colleges will include community colleges, regents universities and private colleges and universities primarily from Kansas. Military recruiters also will be on hand to talk about service opportunities.

Speakers mark Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Anti-Bullying Awareness Logo

Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Middle School – 8 are hearing from a pair of speakers during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month who will bring an anti-bullying message to the schools. The theme for 2019 is “Choose Peace.”

This week is Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.

HHS presents Steve Martin musical

Bright Star musical logoYes, that Steve Martin.

The artist who brought us The Jerk and The Pink Panther also is an accomplished writer of musicals.

Hutchinson High School thespians and the Music Department will present the new musical Bright Star, which Martin wrote with Edie Brickell.

The musical will be on October 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the HHS Performing Arts Center, 810 E. 13th Ave.

Shaban, Grissom crowned royalty

Homecoming Royalty
QueenAuhneiyce Grissom and King Ryan Shaban

Ryan Shaban was crowned king and Auhneiyce Grissom was crowned queen during Friday night’s Homecoming game.

The coronations were the capstone events for Fall Homecoming 2019.

Salthawk Marching Band hits the road

Marching Band Banner

The Hutchinson High School Salthawk Marching Band will compete at the Ozark Mountain Marching Festival in Reed Springs, Mo., on Oct. 12. The Salthawks perform at 3 p.m.

The 2019 edition of the band has 142 band members and 17 members of the color guard. The theme for 2019 is "Haunted Through Time."

HHS Wall of Honor to induct three

The 20th class of the Wall of Honor at Hutchinson High School features a trio of HHS alumni.

The 2019-20 honorees are Francie (Hardin) Ekengren, class of 1975; Garrick Harmon, class of 1988; and Annie McKay class of 1996.

Sponsored by the HHS Alumni Association and Hutchinson High School, the group will be honored during a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3, in the HHS Career and Technical Education Academy, 800 15th Circle.

HHS Theatre looking for benefactors

Theater masks

Hutchinson High School is looking for supporters for its theater 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.