Dear USD 308 Community Members, Over the past two weeks, the District has been conducting community meetings to gather public input regarding a master facilities plan that meets the current and future needs of the USD 308 community. At this point in the process, we are asking for your input by completing a brief anonymous survey. The survey is being managed by ExcellenceK12, a company that works with school districts on community research. It should take you 3 to 5 minutes to complete. Please note, the survey can only be taken once per device (laptop, tablet, etc.). Also, if you begin the survey and then exit before you have completed it, the system will not let you return later. All your answers will be anonymous. If you completed a survey following a community event, this is a separate survey, and we ask you to please take a moment to complete this one in addition. USD 308 Parents and Staff have been surveyed separately. Link to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HutchinsonPublicSchoolsCommunitySurvey2024 The survey will close Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:59pm. We look forward to hearing from you!
about 1 month ago, USD 308 Communications
online community survey
For the 2023-24 school year, @heartlandks has awarded $3,800 total for 10 projects through its Celebrate Academic Success with HCU (CASH) Grants. Stephanie Suppes, Third Grade Teacher at @wileysalthawks, was awarded a $400 grant to benefit her classroom with @ozobot for Coding. Suppes said, “The Ozobots follow basic instructions given to them with colored markers on paper. The Ozobots have cameras on the bottom of them that distinguish the different colors and tell them what to do. The students can use them in a variety of ways, in the classroom. We are excited to explore with these fun little robots.” The Wiley Elementary School Library also has a set of Ozobots. “Last year we created huge paths for them that went around the classroom and into the hall. Students are able to have fun and learn coding at the same time”, she continued. Ozobots support teachers in the classroom by providing pacing guides and lessons for all grade levels and all subject matter. With this grant, Suppes will purchase a set of the bots for use in her classroom. Photo credit: ozobot.com
4 months ago, USD 308 Communications
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Happy National School Counseling Week! School counselors support students in and out of the classroom to reach their academic and well-being goals. This week, reach out and thank your school counselors for all they do! #NSCW24
4 months ago, USD 308 Communications
national school counseling week. kansas state dept of educaiton ksde.org
USD 308 is cancelling school for Wednesday, January 10. As winter weather conditions persist, the accumulation of snow in school parking lots has created challenging and potentially hazardous conditions, raising concerns for safe vehicle navigation during drop-off and pick-up times.  There are additional power outages at schools in which we are working to resolve. The additional day will allow USD 308 maintenance crews to clear lots and sidewalks in preparation for parent-teacher conferences on Thursday.  Please stay safe and warm.  We look forward to seeing parents on Thursday and students on Tuesday, January 16 when school resumes. Thursday, January 11 – No school due to Parent-Teacher Conferences Friday, January 12 – No School Monday, January 15 – No School, Martin Luther King Holiday
5 months ago, USD 308 Communications
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Dear Salthawk Family, USD 308 will NOT be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th due to the impending weather forecast. The district will be closed. Stay warm and stay safe!
5 months ago, USD 308 Communications
no school tuesday january 9th
Dear Salthawks, School is canceled for today, Friday, January 5th.
5 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Congratulations to Hutchinson AD Jon McLean. Jon completed the coursework and passed the exam to earn the title of Certified Athletic Administrator by the NIAAA. Jon is one of the Best of the Best!
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Congratulations to Hutchinson AD Jon McLean. Jon completed the coursework and passed the exam to earn the title of Certified Athletic ADministrator by the NIAAA. Jon is one of the Best of the Best!
Each year, McPherson College invites Kansas high school students to exhibit their best art and compete for prizes and scholarships at the Art POP exhibition in Friendship Hall at the college. This year, a record number of high schools, art teachers, and students participated in the exhibit. The following Hutchinson High School students received recognition and cash awards at the annual Art POP competition: Sadie Hardcastle - 1st place - Painting Sadie Hardcastle - Honorable Mention – Painting Sadie Hardcastle - $4,000 Art Scholarship Kaden Prechtl - 1st place - Digital, Graphic Design, Photography Ella Yoder - 3rd place - Mixed Media Nevaeh Carey - 2nd place – Drawing 100 art pieces were submitted by students and high school art teachers from 15 districts statewide. This is the first year that the exhibit has featured the work of both students and their teachers. Student work was juried by Tim Stone, painter and part-time art instructor at Wichita State University. A closing reception and award ceremony were held Friday, Nov. 17. The exhibit featured artwork from high school students attending Concordia, Garden City, Smoky Valley (Lindsborg), Hesston, McPherson, Canton Galva, Belle Plain, Hutchinson, Goessel, Inman, Kinsley, Salina Central, Moundridge, and Free State (Lawrence).
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
winners of the Art pop competition
Sadie Hardcastle 1st Place Painting
Sadie Hardcastle Honorable Mention Painting
Kaden Prechtl 1st Place- digital, graphic design, photography
Nevaeh Cary- 2nd Place- Drawing
Ella Yoder 3rd Place Mixed Media
Hawk Talk November 17th, 2023 with Dr. Dawn Johnson This week we celebrate our students, families, staff, substitutes and community as a part of American Education Week 2023 in Hutchinson Public Schools. #aew2023 Watch it on Facebook: https://fb.watch/onBONvU352/ Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Bi6nJNvgBrU
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Today we are celebrating our ‘subs’ and wrapping up American Education Week. Substitute Educators play a vital role in the maintenance and continuity of daily education. These professional educators provide a critical link in the education of our students by serving as a bridge to provide continued quality education in the temporary absence of regular classroom educators. Give us a like and a share if you think substitute educators are awesome! Want to give kudos for an awesome sub? Visit www.usd308.com/staffkudos
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
substitute educators day november 17 2023
Education Support Professionals Day was first celebrated in 1987! National ESP Day is observed on Wednesday of American Education Week. Want to give a shoutout? Visit www.usd308.com/staffkudos We've seen ESPs go above and beyond for every Salthawk every day. On ESP Day, join us to honor the ESPs who continue keeping students safe, healthy, and ready to learn. #letsgetloud #awe2023 #isupportpubliceducation #onceasalthawkalwaysasalthawk #everysalthawkeveryday
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
education support professionals day
As we celebrate American Education Week, we wanted to thank our staff for their dedication to providing an inviting, safe, innovative, and loving environment for our students to learn. Together, we achieve excellence! Sincerely, USD 308 Board of Education & Administration
6 months ago, USD 308 Communications
thank you for all you do! As we celebrate American Education Week, we wanted to thank our staff for their dedication to providing an inviting, safe, innovative, and loving environment for our students to learn. Together, we achieve excellence!   Sincerely, USD 308 Board of Education & Administration
We are kicking off American Education Week! Celebrated each year the week before Thanksgiving, American Education Week: “An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.” This year’s theme is “Together for Safe, Just & Equitable Schools.” We will be celebrating our staff, parents, and community all week. If you’d like to get in on the fun, you can leave a kudos here: www.usd308.com/staffkudos #aew2023 #letsgetloud #onceasalthawkalwaysasalthawk
7 months ago, USD 308 Communications
this person supports public education . so do these people.
Welcome back, Salthawks! The first Salthawk Talk of the new year has arrived! https://fb.watch/mvv75CE5Ep/
9 months ago, USD 308 Communications
salthawk talk with dr. johnson
Our Nutrition team had one crazy summer! They served over 66,000 lunches at three sites in the months of June and July. They are back in schools serving yummy breakfasts and hot lunches today! Let's hear it for the Nutrition Team! 👏 Read the story here: https://hutchpost.com/posts/a0cd4415-f3b1-433f-b5a8-bae117f6bdd1
9 months ago, USD 308 Communications
group of nutrition staff stand while holding numbers 66,000
Press Contact: Stacy Goss, Director of Communications Address: 1520 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 Office: 620-615-4048 Email: goss.stacy@usd308.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USD 308 Honors Teachers and Staff at Convocation HUTCHINSON, KANSAS – Hutchinson Public Schools welcomed back teachers and staff at their annual Convocation event on Wednesday, August 9th. Held at the Sports Arena, this event featured guest speaker, Debra Teufel, President of the Hutch Chamber, an awards ceremony presented by the Davis Foundation, and a keynote by Dr. Dawn Johnson. Staff were also recognized for their years of service in a new segment called the “Salthawk Service Award.” A community resource fair was held after the event. Certified and Classified Employee of the Year Each year Hutchinson Public Schools honors a Certified and Classified staff member as “Employee of the year.” This year’s Classified Employee of the Year winner was Karrah Bishop, Secretary at Morgan Elementary School. The award was presented by Classified Employee Council President, Sally Bailey. The Certified Employee of the Year winner was Mary Raines, English Language Arts teacher at Hutchinson Middle School 7. This award was presented by Krystal Young, Deputy Superintendent and Director of HR. Davis Foundation Recognizes Teachers The Davis Foundation began in 1954 when James and Juliet Davis sought to honor local Hutchinson Public Schools teachers and students. They saw an opportunity to award teachers for their hard work and dedication to students through cash awards. Each year, USD 308 teachers are nominated by students, staff, parents or administration. The nominations are reviewed by the Foundation committee. Teaching nominees are judged on their student impact, professional excellence, and exceeding expectations. An interview round is conducted during consideration. Nominations are kept secret until they are announced at Convocation each year. This year’s winners were: Trent Bain, Drafting teacher at Hutchinson High School Career & Technical Education Academy Julia Johnson, Art teacher at Hutchinson High School Mary Raines, English Language Arts teacher at Hutchinson Middle School 7 Jazzmyn Tolbert, Third Grade teacher at Graber Kerri Werth, Fifth Grade teacher at STEM Magnet at Allen The Davis Foundation awards scholarships to Hutchinson Public Schools students as well. Students are recognized each spring during the awards assembly. Salthawk Service Award “We re-started an old tradition of recognizing the tenure of our staff at Convocation. Somehow, possibly during COVID when Convocation went digital, staff recognitions were lost. We requested feedback from Convocations in the past, and this was one event that people wanted us to bring back. We are calling this the Salthawk Service Award. Staff will be recognized for each 5 years of completed service with the district. They will receive a H-Hawk lapel pin for each 5 years of service and a certificate with their years of service,” said Krystal Young, Deputy Superintendent and Director of HR. This year, 54% of staff were recognized for more than 5 years of service with the district. Staff that have been employed 10 years or more represent 32% of all staff. District staff that have been employed by USD 308 for more than 15 years make up 20% of our employees. “That is a great honor- to work with individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to students,” said Young. “Some staff have been with us for over 45 years! Their dedication to our school district and this community is a true testament to the positive impact educators make every day.” Dr. Johnson Delivers State of the District Dr. Dawn Johnson delivered the State of the District speech. During her remarks she spoke on the work that the Board of Education and other community members have completed over the past 6 months. Through multiple workshops a new mission, vision and core value statement were drafted. Moving forward USD 308’s guiding principles will be: Mission: Educating and empowering every Salthawk for life. Vision: Today’s students prepared for tomorrow’s world. Core Values: Innovation, Compassion, Integrity, Perseverance.
10 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Convocation 23-24
Press Contact: Stacy Goss, Director of Communications Address: 1520 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 Office: 620-615-4048 Email: goss.stacy@usd308.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USD 308 Board of Education Receives Update on Professional Development, Budget HUTCHINSON, KANSAS –The USD 308 Board of Education met Monday, August 14, 2023. On the agenda was an update from Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Sheila Berridge, and a budget process update from Assistant Superintendent of Finance, Sheila Meggers. Berridge presented on the Visible Learning professional development conducted at two sites over two days across the district last week. One site hosted a group of elementary teachers, and another site hosted secondary teachers. Visible Learning is a new program to the Hutchinson district as of this year. It engages teachers to assess their own teaching methods to ensure the strategies they are using in the classroom are what works best. By learning the program’s “10 Mindframes”, teachers can lean into a research-based curriculum that engages both the student and teacher. As teachers put Visible Learning into practice for the first time this school year, students will see benefits from self-assessment, tailored feedback, and instructional coaching. Sheila Meggers, Assistant Superintendent of Finance, presented building needs assessments conducted during the last school year. Each attendance center was evaluated in compliance with Senate substitute for HB2567 Sec 12. Information from the building assessments will be published on the school website and used when approving the district budget to ensure resources are targeted effectively to maximize student academic performance. Meggers and Superintendent Dr. Dawn Johnson reviewed the budget with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) on August 2nd in Topeka. The Board will hear the full budget on August 28th. The Revenue Neutral Rate hearing will be held on Sept 11th . The budget will be submitted to KSDE on September 20. October 1st is the anticipated date for the district to certify budget documents with the Reno County Clerk. The full agenda may be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ks/usd308/board.nsf/public
10 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Your Salthawk Summer Newsletter has arrived! If you have questions about the 2023-2024 school year, including how to enroll, you'll find the answers here: https://www.smore.com/3ua9k
11 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Hey Salthawks, LET'S GET LOUD!! The nominations are in for the 2023 Best of the Best and we are asking you to take just a moment each day to vote for: - Hutchinson High School in the School- Public category - Hutchinson Career & Technical in the Technical/Trade School category You may vote once a day until 7/20. https://bit.ly/usd308BOB2023 #letsgetloud #salthawks #onceasalthawkalwaysasalthawk
11 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Vote Today! Hutchinson High School in the school-public category. Hutchinson Career & TEchnical  in the technical/trade school category
Hey Salthawks, let's show Hutch who's Best! The nominations are in for the 2023 Best of the Best and we are asking you to take just a moment each day to vote for: - Hutchinson High School in the School- Public category - Hutchinson Career & Technical in the Technical/Trade School category You may vote once a day until 7/20. https://bit.ly/usd308BOB2023
11 months ago, USD 308 Communications
Vote Today! Hutchinson High School in the School-Public Category. Hutchinson Career & Technical in the Technical/trade School Category