Archives for September 2019

Meet the New Staff!

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Community Flu Vaccination Clinics

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Park Elementary & Middle School

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:30 am to 2:00 pm
West Elementary & High School

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Click Here for Vaccination Consent Form



Tigers of the Week: Bella Conn & Tristan Hoppe

Our TIGERs of the Week for September 16 – 20 are Bella and Tristan:

Bella Conn – Cross Country

Bella has been a great leader this year for the cross country team. She gives her best effort in meets and at practice. Her hard work is paying off as she has dropped over a minute and a half from last year’s 5k times. She has also been one of our top varsity finishers all season.

Tristan Hoppe – Football

Tristan is a starting linebacker for the Tigers.  He is a quiet leader who has the ability to lift up all around him by the way he practices and plays.  He treats his teammates with the utmost respect and is always happy when his teammates succeed.

Board of Education Vacancy

There is one vacancy on the Board of Education. The vacancy will be filled by appointment to serve until the reorganization meeting in January 2021.

Anyone interested in the position should complete the interest form linked below. Completed forms should be returned to the District Office by September 30, 2019.

Click Here for Board of Education Interest Form

Walking School Bus & Bike Train – Sept. 18

Why Walk or Bike?

Healthier Habits – Walking and biking to school enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Click here to visit the Walk & Bike to School website.

Activities: September 16-21, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

Being a TIGER of a Parent

By Thayne Johnson, Activities Director

There has been a lot of attention lately given to the behavior of adults who are in attendance at their child’s sporting events. We spend so much time educating our kids on how we want them to behave, we may lose sight of how our behavior can sometimes impact them.

In the Hutchinson School District, we educate our kids on what it looks like, sounds like, and means to be a TIGER. Using those same five characteristics of Tenacity, Integrity, Gratitude, Effort, and Respect, how can we as adults be a TIGER in the stands and on the sidelines?

Tenacity – Our students learn that tenacity means not giving up, even when things are stacked against them. This can hold true in the classroom, in athletics, and in fine arts activities. As parents, how can we support tenacity? Has there been a time when you had to persevere in your own life? Perhaps sharing that story with your child when they come home frustrated after a practice is just what they need to overcome their self-doubt. By sharing your story of determination, you have just reinforced our first characteristic.  

Integrity – For our students, integrity means playing the game with honesty. Earlier this fall, I received an email from a parent from another school that applauded the integrity shown by some of our girls tennis players.  Tennis is a game played with no officials, where the girls must make judgement calls on their own. In this case, our girls made a difficult call that gave a point to the other team. The parent of the opposing team, took time to recognize the honesty displayed by our players. As parents, we have the responsibility of teaching our children to act with integrity even when the decision we make may cost us.

Gratitude – We encourage our students to thank their teammates, coaches, and school staff on a daily basis. Every day, we are fortunate enough to cross paths with a multitude of people who impact our lives in a variety of ways. It may be in the classroom or on the field, but it’s important for those people to know that we are thankful for them. It’s important that we also take time to reflect on what and who we are thankful for.

Effort – There is no question that good effort gets rewarded. The student who studies extra for a test, practices their solo one more time, or shoots those extra free throws, will see a positive result in the end. We need to display that same amount of effort in our daily responsibilities for our children to see that hard work truly does pay off.

Respect – This may be the most crucial aspect of being a TIGER, and it’s often the most difficult to display.  In today’s world of “me-first” highlights, there is much credit given to those who disrespect their opponent. However, nothing will gain a student more worthwhile recognition than when they show respect to their adversary. A simple handshake or fistbump shows the other person that you appreciate them and that you can identify with what they are going through. As we go through our life, how can we show respect to those we meet and those we interact with on a daily basis? Although we may not always agree, it’s important that we respect each other. 

In closing, I encourage you to continue to display the characteristics of being a TIGER so that we can be a good example for our students to follow.


Vote 2019 Fast Facts –

These documents includes information about the key components of the bond referendum.

Click Here to View Fast Facts Information Page
Click Here to View Fast Facts Presentation
Click Here to View West Elementary Concept
Click Here to View Park Elementary Concept


Frequently Asked Questions –

Many residents have similar questions. Use the link below to learn more about the bond referendum.

Click Here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Property Tax Quick Reference Chart –

Click Here for the Property Tax Quick Reference Chart


Property Tax Information Site with Tax Calculator –

This site provides information for taxpayers of the Hutchinson School District regarding how the District’s proposed bond referendum will affect their property taxes. The site was prepared by the District’s financial advisors, Ehlers, in cooperation with the District. If you have questions about the information within the site, you may call Ehlers at 651-697-8522.

Click Here for the Property Tax Information Site


Public Hearings –

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:00 pm
Park Elementary Auditorium
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:30 am
West Elementary Media Center


Sample Ballot –

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Absentee/Early Voting –

If you are not available to vote on Election Day, November 5, it is easy to request and vote by absentee ballot.

Click Here to Learn More about Absentee/Early Voting Procedures


Tiger of the Week: Jaiden Mezera

Congrats to Jaiden, our TIGER of the Week

Jaiden Mezera – Girls Swim and Dive

Jaiden placed first in both individual events at the Watertown duel meet. She is off to a great start of the season. She had an outstanding performance in the opening meet and continued that with wins in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle at Watertown. She is a hard worker and does not allow adversity to hinder her goal minded focus. She gives her best effort in every practice and is always grateful for the opportunities she has.

Activities: September 9-13, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

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