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Archives for December 2019

Tigers of the Week: Zach Kuseske & Maddy Heller

Congratulations to the Tigers of the Week: Zach Kuseske and Maddy Heller!

Zach Kuseske – Boys Basketball

Early in the season Zachary is showing great Leadership on and off the court. On the court he currently leads us in minutes played, points scored, steals and rebounds. Anyone who has seen us play can attest to Zachary’s Tiger Qualities of Tenacity and Effort. He is always giving his maximum effort while being very tenacious on defense. Zachary has a very good Basketball IQ.

Maddy Heller – Showstoppers Dance Team

Mady has really stepped up into a leadership role on the team the past few weeks. She is ready to offer choreography changes and suggestions, she motivates her team through constructive criticism, and she gives 110% at practice. Her teammates have commented on her performance quality and competitiveness.

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset
(Failure is an Opportunity to Grow & Learn)

By Jessica Bouta, Licensed School Counselor

Each day we ask children to grow their knowledge in many different subject areas including building social and emotional skills. Some tasks may come easy to master, while others require more practice and focus. For many, giving up when learning gets tough can often become the more natural solution. “I can’t do it” or “this is too hard” are common responses.

How we encourage and respond during these times can help children become resilient and develop a “can do” attitude. Adopting a growth mindset approach helps children navigate through the tough times both in and out of the classroom and helps turn failure into learning opportunities.

Someone who practices growth mindset believes they can they can get smarter, failure is an opportunity to grow, learning about new things is enjoyable, and feedback can be used to improve. It’s never too early or too late to practice principles of growth mindset.

You might be wondering how you can help your child develop a growth mindset to get through life’s challenges.  The first step is to be aware of your own thoughts, mindset, and actions. Children learn from the adults around them how to respond to challenges and will often replicate in their own lives.

Some other ideas include:

  • Praise children for their effort, ability to learn from a mistake, and persistence
  • Practice “the power of yet” – say “I can’t do it yet” instead of “I can’t do it”
  • Ask questions such as “What did you do today that was hard?” or “What new strategies did you try?”

Using growth mindset strategies is not just for in the classroom. It has real world applications that extend beyond their school years. When we are intentional with our words and actions, we can all help children learn to never give up, try different strategies to solve a problem, and making mistakes is ok if we learn from them.


Tiger of the Week: Devon Bode

Congrats to Devon Bode, our TIGER of the Week for December 16 – 20

Devon Bode – Boys Swim and Dive

Devon has had a great start to the season. Devon is starting this season way ahead of where he started last season. He is focused on improving and working hard every day.

Activities: December 16-21, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

District Highlights

Enjoy these District Highlights from the December 9, 2019 School Board meeting.

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Tigers of the Week: Karissa Korson & Alex Nelson

Congrats to Karissa and Alex, our TIGERs of the Week:

Karissa Korson – Girls Basketball

Karissa has taken on the role as captain this season and is a great example for our younger players.  Karissa has proven that leadership can come from anyone on the team. Although Karissa hasn’t yet been in the starting lineup, she works hard, contributes maximum effort and can impact the game with her energy. She recently led our team, scoring 17 points off the bench which contributed 40 points in our win versus Litchfield.

Alex Nelson – Wrestling

Alex was the Litchfield Invitational champion at his weight class. Alex’s finals match was very competitive until he capitalized on an opportunity to pin his opponent and be crowned champion.  That was one of 19 falls for the team that day which was enough to earn the top place finish for the Hutch-BLHS Tigers. Alex works hard and gives 100% effort on the mat and will be an important component in the success of our team this year.

Activities: December 9-13, 2019

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Tiger Pride!

Hutchinson Tiger Spirit Blanket

Hutch Tiger Blankets

Sales going fast, great holiday gift idea.
Blankets will be available for sale and/or pick-up on
December 10 at the Basketball game at HHS and December 12 at the Girls Hockey game.

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Tigers of the Week: Alia Muellerielie & Cam Longie

Congrats to Alia and Cam, our TIGERs of the Week for December 2 – 6.

Alia Muellerleile – Showstoppers Dance Team

Alia was selected one of our 2019-2020 dance team captains. She is an excellent role model for her teammates. She takes on the leadership role with poise and confidence. Alia is a self and team motivated individual. She gives constructive criticism to her teammates to make them better team and individual dancers and receives her criticism with respect. When asked upon, Alia steps up and gets things done.

Cam Longie – Boys Hockey

Cam has started the season with playing a great deal of minutes for us early on. He has matched up with other teams top lines and has been very effective. He has been very important in a variety of situations including both penalty killing and the power play. Cam is a wonderful team player that makes everyone around him better. He shows great respect for the team, teammates, opponents, and the game. His effort both in practice and game situations is contagious.

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