Archives for June 2019

HMS Orientation & Back to School Information 2019-2020 School Year

Hutchinson Middle School Back to School 2019-20 Information

We are looking forward to the incoming 6th graders and all new students joining our Middle family for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.  Also all returning students lets make 2019-2020 awesome! 

Hutchinson Middle School Back to School 2019-20 Information (printable version)

New 7th & 8th Grade Orientation Session: Tuesday, August 13th 2019

There will be 1 session on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.  Please watch your mail toward the end of July for a letter inviting you to the session.

6th Grade Orientation Sessions: Wednesday August 14th 2019 and Thursday, August 15th 2019

There will be 4 total sessions during the two days (1 AM and 1 PM per day). AM Session will be 8 to 11 a.m. and 12 to 3 p.m. for PM session.   Please watch your mail toward the end of July for a letter inviting you to a  6th Grade Orientation Session (your student will only need to attend 1 of the 4 sessions).

Parent Informational Meetings

Will be held on Thursday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 20th in the Middle School Auditorium.  The exact evening time is 6:00 p.m. “First-time” Middle School parents are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, as they will cover our Middle School policies; student expectations, general information and any questions parents may have.

Link Crew  2019-2020 Meeting

Link Team 2019-2020 members will receive a letter in the mail late July.  Link Crew orientation and training will be held Monday, August 12th from 9 to 11 a.m.

Middle School Open House

Will be on Wednesday, August 28th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  During this time, the teaching staff will be available for you to meet with, you can walk throughout the building, and the office will be open for any questions.

 

Please if you need anymore information or have any questions, please call the Hutchinson Middle School office at 320-587-2854.

Pathways

HHS Encourages all Pathways for Future Graduates

By Jennifer Telecky, Assistant Principal, Hutchinson High School

On June 7th, over 200 Hutchinson High School students earned their high school diploma during the first graduation ceremony in the newly remodeled Whalen Gymnasium. Three weeks before this commencement took place, I had a conversation with a parent regarding her child’s plans for the future. She explained that her son would be attending a two-year school for a technical career. I thought this sounded perfect for him and told her so. In continuing our conversation I found out that reactions received from others were less enthusiastic – something closer to, “oh, ya, that’s okay” but sounding more like it was not okay or there was something wrong with his choice. At some point in time, it became a common belief that in order to be successful, students needed to attend a four-year college. This is far from the truth.

While pursuing a four-year degree is perfect for some, others follow this path because it is what they think are supposed to do. Recent data shows that fewer than 40% of students who start a four-year degree finish in four years and 58.3% of students who start a four-year degree finish in six years. While there are many reasons why a student does not complete a degree, one is definitely that a four-year degree was not the right path for that student. Sometimes the change is due to interest and other times it is because they find that what they want to do does not require four years of education. They may have also discovered that two-thirds of all jobs in our current economy require a two-year degree or less.

Hutchinson is very fortunate to have a high school that has offerings to support and encourage the exploration of many pathways. Our Tigerpath Academies are designed to provide students with individualized academic and career exploration based on their interests and aptitude. Of course every high school has the required coursework, but beyond that, our classes support those who go straight to the workforce, complete certification programs, technical programs and four-year colleges. All four of our TigerPaths (STREAM, SciHi, Business, and Human Services) do this.

Recently our TigerPath coordinator, Andrea Moore, created a job board for our students. Local businesses/employers can post opportunities and students can pursue jobs (summer or post high school employment), internships and job shadowing opportunities.  This is another way HHS encourages post-secondary pathway success and exploration before deciding on a career.

Before leaving school for the summer, all 9th-12th grade students submitted or updated a four-year plan for high school. Students create this plan based on graduation requirements, interests, what they are good at and their chosen Tigerpath. This plan will guide them through their high school years. Some students will stick to one plan, while others will make changes as their interests change. Parents are encouraged to talk to their students about their chosen Tigerpath. They are also encouraged to learn more about our TigerPath Academies through our website at www.hutchtigerpath.com. This website informs, encourages, and honors all pathways that a graduate may choose.

Tiger of the Week: Alex Hantge

Congrats to Alex, Girls Golf, our TIGER of the Week.

Alex Hantge – Girls Golf

Alex placed 3rd in the section golf meet and qualified for the state meet. Alex has worked hard throughout this season to become more accurate and confident while playing, using her own time to improve her golf game. This dedication and tenacity has been beneficial in competition when she has overcome challenges or bounced back from a bad shot. Golf is a game of respect, honor, and integrity, which she displays in every round. Her focus and drive has rewarded her and serves as a great example for our younger players.

Activities: June 3 – 8, 2019

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Activities Director – Thayne Johnson, CAA
Phone: 320-234-2698
Email: thayne.johnson@isd423.org

Administrative Assistant – Amber Larson
Phone: 320-234-2647
Email: amber.larson@isd423.org

 

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