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Archives for October 2019

New – Reserved Seating for Mary Poppins

*** New Reserved Seating ***

Tickets now include reserved seating!
Order your tickets online, select your seats, skip the line at the door.
Tickets will be available at the door; however, your preferred seats may already be sold.

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Tigers of the Week: Emma Olberg & Tyler Schiller

Congrats to Emma and Tyler, our TIGERs of the Week

Emma Olberg – Volleyball

Emma had a strong section tourney.  She played with tenacity up until the final point on Friday evening.  She always comes to practice with strong effort which carries over into match time.  She is an unspoken leader with leadership being in the form of her effort. She plays with integrity and is thankful towards her coaches and teammates.

Tyler Schiller – Football

Tyler had an interception return for a TD and has rushed for 350 yards his last two games.  Tyler is a four year varsity football player, he is an outstanding leader for all involved on/off the field.  He takes great care to involve everyone in the day to day operations for Tiger football.

Activities: October 28 – November 2

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Tiger Pride!

Free College Applications: Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

Free College Applications — and College Knowledge

By Kris Hoffman, Licensed School Counselor, High School

Greetings Hutchinson families! This is officially the first time that I’m being published! While this is personally exciting, it is also very humbling to try and find a way to help prepare our youth for their next step in life. This is my second year at Hutchinson High School, and my 7th year as a school counselor overall, and every day that I come to work with students, I am reminded of a quote by Benjamin Franklin- “I didn’t fail, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

In thinking about this quote, I think more about the experience of failure and how it prepares us for success; because, to me, the dread of failure isn’t what this quote is about. Each and every day, every person makes hundreds of decisions from meals to questions from family and friends, or even work decisions. Our kids are no different. Every day I see them walk through our doors with varying levels of excitement and I see the hope and desire for something new and different, or a hope to find something familiar and uncomplicated; but no matter what, there is always that hope to find a way to succeed. And on that journey, every kid must find dozens and dozens of ways that they won’t be able to succeed. Success is usually not built from one tangible decision or one moment in time, it is the sum of our experiences that lead us to that next step in life.

For our seniors, there is an opportunity I’m excited about. October is College Knowledge Month, put on by the MN Department of Education. During October we highlight preparing seniors for life after high school. Here at HHS, we’ve already covered a lot of topics regarding different applications, parent workshops, and even working on resumes. But, the thing I’m most excited about is Oct. 28- Nov 1st. Most Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (37 of them!) are letting students submit FREE applications to each one of those schools during this week. So, instead of $20-$50 per school application fee, each student is saving more than a few bucks just on application fees alone. There are a few schools that do still charge in the state of MN, but a majority of them have committed to help our students prepare for life after High School.

College Knowledge Month is not just about attending a 4-year university, and I am very thankful for that. Did you know that only roughly 30% of future jobs will require a bachelor’s degree or higher? Yet, as a society, that is the gold standard of what we want our children to get. We, at HHS, encourage students to meet with the military, technical or trade schools, internships, and experiential opportunities that could help a High School graduate start at $70K+ job at the age of 19. We use it to highlight all of the ways that they can succeed, because they’ve worked so hard in finding, through millions and millions of decisions, ways to move forward the way they want to. In life, we all fail, and we all get things wrong. But, at the end of the day, we move forward and we use those failures to help us find the right way to succeed.

Tigers of the Week: Gabe Stassen & Grace Hanson

Congratulations to Gabe and Grace, our TIGERs of the Week:


Gabe Stassen – Cross County

Gabe was 9th place at the Wright County Conference East meet, earning All Conference honors. He consistently has been one of our top runners all season. He has great work ethic and is a great role model for our younger runners.


Grace Hanson – Swim and Dive

Grace finished first in all events at the True Team State meet. She set meet records in the 50 freestyle and was part of the record setting 400 freestyle relay. Grace has persevered through injury and illness this season. Through it all she has not lost focus on improving every day. She is humble and modest about her accomplishments. She prides herself on being the best teammate she can be.

Activities: October 21-25, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

Tigers of the Week: HHS Marching Tigers Color Guard

Congratulations to our TIGERs of the Week:

HHS Marching Tigers Color Guard: Leah Pollmann, Kendallyn Kalenberg, Eavan McCormick, Jordan Schmidt, Maddie Nordman

The Color Guard has won Outstanding Color Guard at the Rebel Marching Band Classic and was named the best Color Guard in the state at the Youth in Music State Championships. This year’s Color Guard has gone above and beyond any previous Color Guard. They have put in the extra time with rehearsals and have been one of the most dedicated Color Guards I’ve ever taught.

Activities: October 14-18, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

Mary Poppins – Advance Ticket Sales and Seat Selection

Come see HHS perform Mary Poppins

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 pm

Friday, November 1 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 pm


Mary Poppins


Available for the first time ever at HHS – advance ticket sales and seat selection!

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Parents and Families—

The West PTO fundraiser will be starting soon – New for West Elementary this year – A Fun Run through Boosterthon! This is a two-week program that kicks off with a student Pep Rally on November 4th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the fun run, which will happen on November 13th. This year our West PTO goal is to raise $10,000 for supplies and programming for our students, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun. 


Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.


You can help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM starting October 28th. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Hutchinson Fun Run – Watch for more details in the weeks to come. Thanks so much for your support!

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