ISD 423 Grant Recipients

This is the 6th year the ISD 423 Foundation has been able to award grants which help teachers motivate students through innovative and creative programs, projects and activities. Since 2014, and including this year, the Foundation has granted a total of $19,752.42 which has supported 35 programs and over 7,600 students.

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Tiger Football – 11/14/19

Hutch Tigers take on SMB
4:30 pm – November 14 – US Bank Stadium
Game Tickets – Tickets must be purchased online at https://legacy.mshsl.org/tickets/.  (There are no pre-sale tickets available at the high school)

Fan Bus – The High School will be offering a fan bus to the football game on Thursday, November 14.  Sign up in the activities office by 3:00 on Wednesday, November 13.  Cost of the bus will be $5.  The bus will leave the east lot at 2:35 on Thursday.

Always Earned, Never Given

Tutors

Tutors:  The District does not endorse or recommend specific tutors; however, a list of people providing tutoring services is available.

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School Board Meetings: November 13, 2019

The ISD 423 Board of Education will conduct a special meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 beginning at 12:30 pm in the Conference Room at the District Office (30 Glen St NW) and a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Center (111 Hassan St SE).

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Tiger Football Send Off – Nov. 8

Tiger Football Fans – Cheer on the team as they head for the State Tournament!

Friday, November 8. The team bus will leave HHS at 1:45 pm.

Come to downtown Main Street, wear your Tiger gear, grab your cowbells & give them an awesome send off!

Importance of Student Involvement in School

By Daron VanderHeiden, Superintendent

This past week I attended a couple of events that reminded me about the importance of student involvement in our Activity programs. We had students performing Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical, a Section Championship football game, and an 8th grade student athlete competing in the Girls State Cross-Country meet.

I will start with Mary Poppins. If you had a chance to see this performance, you will understand and agree with my opinion of the musical; it was fantastic! It was one of the best musical performances that I have attended at HHS. The quality of the performance was not the only intriguing part of the musical. A performance like this takes a vast variety of skills, interests, and talents. We tend to focus on the acting and singing in a musical. These actors and singers are certainly important, but so is the set design and construction, the lights and sound, the orchestra, the costume design and creation, and the backstage coordination. In total, we had 32 cast members, 14 musicians, 11 backstage crew members, and 2 production crew members. These 59 students, along with the Director and teachers involved, worked as a collaborative team to produce a high quality musical. As a student, you will benefit from and really enjoy being a part of something special like the musical, even if you can’t sing or dance. Get involved, you will never regret it.

The Hutchinson Tiger Football Team hosted the Section Finals at HHS this past Friday night against a perennial competitor in the Marshall Tigers. Both teams played hard and it was a great game, with the right Tiger team winning! Similar to the high school musical, as good as the game was, I had other reminders about what is really important (other than the final score of the game). One simple act by our student body made the evening special. Due to the musical on Friday night, we were not able to have our pep band perform the National Anthem before the football game, as a substitute we played a recording, which our student body decided to sing along with on their own accord. This act speaks to the character of our students and the positive influence getting involved can have, even as a student fan. Our student body continued cheering, dancing, singing, and genuinely having a great time throughout the game.

Lastly, is the journey of our 8th grade cross-country runner who qualified to run in the state tournament and placed 17th out of 176 runners. Cross-country is unique as you compete as a team and as an individual. Cross-country is one of those sports that takes an enormous amount of training and dedication to be a successful athlete. What an accomplishment for an 8th grader!

Getting involved in school activities has so many benefits far beyond the wins, losses, and performances.  Activities plays a role in character development, working with others, collaborating, problem solving, and learning from your mistakes. I urge you to talk with your child about getting involved and staying involved with as many activities as they find interest in. I have included a list of District Activities to consider, go through the list and encourage your child to try something new.

Robotics, Football, Speech, Hockey, Swimming, Jazz Band, Volleyball, Dance, Pep Band, Choir, FFA, Tennis, Lacrosse, Key Club, Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Yearbook, Mountain Biking, Musical, Student Council, Strength and Conditioning, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Math League, HOSA, Basketball, Wrestling, Track, Trap Shooting, Intramural, Cross-Country, Special Olympics, Golf, Marching Band, New World Singers, One Act Play, Bass Fishing.

Play Matters: Nov. 6, 6:30 pm, HHS Auditorium

Bond Referendum Election Results

The school district greatly appreciates the community support that was evident based on the positive outcome of the bond referendum election, with 1630 “yes” votes to 1512 “no” votes. This is a great day for the children of our community and the future of our school district. Our school district is committed to building school facilities that will serve our community and students into the future and will be a source of community pride.

BOND REFERENDUM ELECTION INFORMATION

Vote 2019 Fast Facts –

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Click Here to View Fast Facts in Spanish
Click Here to View Podcast (#MuchInHutch)
Click Here to View Fast Facts Presentation
Click Here to View West Elementary Concept
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Frequently Asked Questions –

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

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Property Tax Quick Reference Chart –

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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.

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Public Hearings –

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

 

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.

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Tigers of the Week: Freshman Musical Musicians

Congratulations to our TIGERs of the Week, the Freshman Musical Musicians:

Freshmen Musical Participants
Front Row:  Elizabeth Krumrie, Reece Gartner, Olivia Kosel
Back Row:  Matthew Hagel, Arthur Gonzalez, Rowan Jordahl, Jack Matheny

The Freshmen class of Musical Students is ridiculously strong this year and so important to the overall success of the musical. Without them, Mary Poppins wouldn’t have been near the production it was and we are so thankful to have them. They embraced the tougher schedule and the demands of the production and did it with a fun spirit. With their spirit, the musical will benefit for many years from their talent.

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