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Archives for October 2018

Connections at HHS

Continuing Connections at Hutchinson High School

By Juliana Delgado, School Counselor, Hutchinson High School

Hutchinson High School has a handful of support programs that extend services and supports to students that need them. In 2016, we started a student mentoring program for students called Check and Connect. This program was developed and supplied to us from the University of Minnesota and the Institute of Community Integration.

Check and Connect has served over two dozen students at the middle school and high school. Over a dozen faculty, teachers, and support staff have been trained each year on how to be engaging, supportive, and solution-focused Check and Connect program mentors. Each mentor is paired with one student and is committed to that student and their progress and achievement in high school for the course of two years. We hope to help younger students in the freshman and sophomore levels build a strong educational experience as they continue through high school.

Mentors check in with students once a week and provide constructive feedback on grades, attendance and overall student behavior. The goals of Check and Connect are to improve student attendance, engagement, and investment in school by showing students how to “own” and positively drive their educational experience while at Hutchinson High School. Mentors connect with the student, family, and resources in the community if needed. It is a program that looks to serve the whole student and provide connections to solutions and build student success in and out of the classroom.

Students in the program have experienced a great range of success. It’s been achieved in all ways, big and small. Students are problem-solving, building resilience, and improving their connection to school. Some students have gone from passing one class to passing all of them and getting involved in sports and activities. Others have greatly improved their attendance and make efforts to not miss school.  Whether it’s figuring out that morning routine to be on time in the morning, or learning effective study habits and passing all classes, students are learning strategies that they can use not just in the classroom, but in life. This year we plan to work with another cohort of younger students to help them tackle the challenges to academic success.

Tigers of the Week: Grace Hanson, Alex Hantge & Lexi Kucera

Grace, Alex, and Lexi are our TIGERs of the Week for October 29 – November 2.

Alex Hantge – Girls Tennis

Alex made it to the South Section 2AA finals in singles and placed fourth in our section. Alex is a great competitor who always gives perfect effort. She is able to maintain a positive attitude while working hard to continue to improve. Alex is an excellent role model for our athletes as she shows great sportsmanship, competitiveness, and respect for the sport of tennis.

Lexi Kucera and Grace Hanson – Girls Swim and Dive

Lexi and Grace both won two individual events and were part the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that set WCC meet records. They are both great competitors who strive to be the best athletes and team mates they can be. Their hard work and dedication have paid off with both making the Star and Tribune’s preseason top ten swimmers to watch this season. Both Lexi and Grace are showing great potential to defend the state titles they won last year.

Walking School Bus – Oct 31, 2018

This is the last Walking School Bus for this Fall. We hope to continue this program in the Spring.


Kids – join the walking school bus to Park Elementary!

The walking school bus, lead by volunteers, will travel along Franklin Avenue with the following stops:

8:05 am – Franklin & Linden
8:15 am – Franklin & 5th Ave

3:35 pm – Franklin & 5th Ave
3:45 pm – Franklin & Linden

The walking school bus will take place each Wednesday in September and October.
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
October 10, 17, 24, & 31 (no walking school bus on Oct. 3 due to the scheduled late start)


Activities: October 29 – November 4, 2018

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Activities Director – Thayne Johnson, CAA
Phone: 320-234-2698

Interim Administrative Assistant – Amber Larson
Phone: 320-234-2647


Online Auction Notice

Hutchinson Public Schools is conducting an online auction of surplus/outdated technology equipment and miscellaneous items throughout the year.

Click Here to Visit the Online Auction Site

Middle School Celebrating National School Lunch Week

The Hutchinson Middle School celebrated National School Lunch Week (October 15-19, 2018) with special help in the kitchen and special lunchroom guests.

Tigers of the Week: Bella Conn & Jack Jaeger

Congratulations to Bella and Jack, cross country, our TIGERs of the Week for October 22 – 26

Bella Conn – Cross Country

Bella finished 18th place at the WCC East Meet earning herself All Conference Honorable Mention. She was also the team’s second finisher. Bella is new to cross country, but has quickly become a critical piece to the varsity team.

Jack Jaeger – Cross Country

Jack finished third overall at the WCC East meet earning All Conference Honors. He also lead the team to a second place finish. Every day he shows up to practice ready to work as hard as he can. He is a great role model for the younger runners

Activities: October 22-27, 2018

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Activities Director – Thayne Johnson, CAA
Phone: 320-234-2698

Interim Administrative Assistant – Amber Larson
Phone: 320-234-2647


Thank You Donors!

Tigers of the Week: Aidan Young & Morgan Ellis

Aidan Young – Boys Soccer

Aidan gives great effort no matter where he is on the field. He always demonstrates good teamwork, a positive attitude, and respect towards everyone on and off the field. He’s a strong offensive player and looks to create many goal scoring opportunities. His skills keep improving which shows all the hard work he puts in during practice and outside of the season. We are grateful to have Aidan on our team!

Morgan Ellis – Volleyball

In her last 5 matches, Morgan has hit .311 with 30 kills, 6 errors, and 77 attempts. She also had 10 ace blocks in those matches. Morgan is a very tenacious individual who is always striving to become the best player she can be. She is very coachable and puts tons of effort into everything she does. She is very thankful and appreciates the feedback she receives. She has a fun personality and is able to have it spread to her teammates.

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