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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.

Sixth Grade recognitions slated

The district’s seven elementary schools have recognition programs set for next week in the district. Family and friends are invited to help send sixth graders onto their next educational adventure as they move into middle school in 2019-20.

Additionally, Avenue A School will have its pre-school graduation at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the school.

Below is a list of sixth grade recognitions.

May 20: Lincoln Elementary School, 1 p.m., Lincoln

May 20: Wiley Elementary School, 6 p.m., Hutchinson High School Performing Arts Center

Largest concert of the year set for May 16

In terms of sheer numbers, the biggest musical event of the school year sounds off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Salthawk Activity Center.

 The 31st Mass Bands Concert features about 600 USD 308 students in grades six through 12. There will be performances by elementary bands, a combined middle school band and the high school band before the actual mass bands performance, which brings together all the students.

HHS graduation May 19

Hutchinson High School will have its 137th graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in the Sports Arena. To prepare for graduation, there will be a practice at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Sports Arena. The senior class of 2019 will have about 350 graduates.


Roehm honored with scholarship in his name

Ronn Roehm with Hawaiian Shirt

A new scholarship was unveiled during Wednesday’s Awards Assembly at Hutchinson High School that will be first given to a member of the Class of 2020.

That new scholarship is the Ronn Roehm Scholarship. Roehm is retiring after 21 years as principal and math teacher at HHS. Friends and colleagues of the educator have begun a scholarship fund in Roehm’s name.

HHS seniors honored at assembly

During the annual Hutchinson High School Awards Assembly Wednesday (May 1, 2019), the HHS graduating class of 2019 was recognized with awards and scholarships from local, state and national sources.

The Young American Award winner for 2019 was Lydia Johnson. The Young American Award is the oldest award at HHS with this being its 90th award. The award was started by the Oswald family in the 1920s.

Awards Assembly on May 1

While many schools conduct numerous all-school assemblies during the year, Hutchinson High School has very few with only one — the Senior Awards Assembly – bringing everyone together at the same time. This year’s assembly will start at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Salthawk Activity Center.

            This is a time when the district celebrates the accomplishments of its seniors in a very public way. Scholarships earned by the students will be announced as well as other student and staff awards.

            Parents of seniors and the public are invited to the event.

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Seniors recognized with statewide CTE award

Three Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy seniors at Hutchinson High School have been named 2019 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Receiving the award at HHS were:

  • Becca Paine
  • Hailey Kisner
  • Hailey Wiens

Wiley, HMS at Allen named Apollo schools

Two Hutchinson USD 308 elementary schools were named as Apollo schools by the Kansas State Board of Education today (April 16, 2019). The state Board approved Wiley Elementary School and Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen as Apollo schools.

Under the program, districts designate schools to be redesigned around five outcomes that include improving graduation rates, post-secondary success, kindergarten readiness, individualized learning and social-emotional skills.