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For Sale – $35,000

2018-2019 HUTCHINSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT BUILT TINY HOME FOR SALE

Hutchinson Public Schools is selling its tiny home built by the Construction Trades students during the 2018-2019 school year for $35,000.

Interested parties should contact Rebecca Boll, Finance Director, at 320-234-2615, for specifications, showings, and sale criteria.

Buyer responsible for removal. Certified checks only. Sales tax is the buyer’s responsibility. All sales final and home sold “as is.”


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.

Kids Eat Free

KIDS EAT FREE THIS SUMMER

By Lesli Mueller, Director of Child Nutrition

Hutchinson Public Schools, Common Cup and Hunger Free McLeod are partnering up again to make the Summer Food Service Program possible in our community.  In 2018, the USDA program provided more than 1.5 million nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer when school was not in session. Park Elementary and Hutchinson Middle School serving sites served 6,371 of those meals.

Ever since 2012, when the first summer feeding program started here in Hutchinson, the number of meals served to kids has increased year after year and there continues to be a need. Children this time of year look forward to school getting out to enjoy what summer has to offer them, but it can be a hardship to families who do not have access to school meals. That is why the summer feeding program is so important to the Hutchinson area. A child’s need for good nutrition plays a valuable role in helping them to learn, grow, and stay healthy. The Summer Food Service Program provides free lunch to any child up to 18 years of age. There is no income requirements or registration. Children can eat as many days as the summer feeding program is in service.

All delicious meals are served by the food service staff at Park Elementary and Hutchinson Middle School, Monday–Friday. Park Elementary serves lunch June 17–August 16, 2019 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Hutchinson Middle School serves their lunch June 17-August 2, 2019 from 11:15 am-12:45 pm in the Commons area. Both serving sites will be closed July 3-5 for the 4th of July holiday week and Park Elementary will be closed August 5-7 due to training conference for food service staff. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to eat with their children as another opportunity for family time. An adult lunch is at the affordable price of $4.25 for a well balanced meal. Parents, community groups, businesses and anyone in the community we welcome you to volunteer and show your support of this wonderful program by assisting school food service with some small duties in the cafeteria around the serving times.  Without the support of volunteers the summer food program would not run as smooth towards being successful in serving kids and families. For more information on volunteering please contact Jennifer Wicklund at jenwicklund@gmail.com or 320.583.9929.

Kids, teens and adults will all enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables daily.  A copy of the menu is shown below filled with some of the favorites from the school year. These well nourished menus give kids energy to play and learn throughout their summer. By participating in the summer feeding program working parents can be assured their children are enjoying a well-rounded meal that is not filled with empty calories.  Children, their friends and families gathering to either feeding site can benefit from the program in a variety of ways that adds to a strong community in Hutchinson.

Summer Menus

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

 

Tiger of the Week: Blake Schmidt

Congratulations to Blake, our TIGER of the Week:

Blake Schmidt – Boys Tennis

In the section tennis first round meet, Blake bounced back from an earlier season loss against New Prague to win in straight sets and get the team off to a good start helping the team pull an upset. Blake is a leader by example and words. He is always ready to lend a helping word. Blake shows up to practice every day and works harder than anyone from the start of practice to the end. He’s always giving it his all in matches and is respectful to his opponent during good and bad times. Playing #1 singles is very difficult and Blake all season hasn’t allowed anything to affect his leadership.

Activities: May 27 – June 1, 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

 

Tigers of the Week: Morgan Dean & Ethan Beffert

Morgan Dean – Girls Track and Field

Morgan finished 2nd in the 400 meter dash at the WCC Championship meet. She is a great young leader for the Girl’s Varsity Track and Field Team. She is positive, caring, determined, and dedicated. You can find Morgan at the front of the pack at practice keeping her teammates motivated during tough workouts and staying late and even running again with teammates who are still completing practice. Morgan demonstrates that hard work pays off.

Ethan Beffert – Baseball

Ethan had a big week last week helping the Tigers to 4 wins as he hit .357 with 2 home runs, and 9 RBI in those games. He has been a big part in the success of the Tigers this spring as he has really stepped up as a leader both on and off the field. He takes pride in being tenacious in his training, working on his weaknesses to make himself a better all-around player. His level of respect for his teammates, his coaches, opponents and officials represents all of Hutchinson in a way that we can be proud – the true epitome of the Tiger way!

Activities: May 20 – 25, 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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