SCHOOL CLOSING: Until further notice, Hutchinson Public School buildings will be closed due to COVID-19 to help limit exposure and protect our students, families, and staff members. More Info


HMS June 3rd Information for Parents and Students

Regarding Material Drop off Day @ Hutchinson Middle School please click on the link below

HMS June 3rd Drop Off Information


If you have any additional questions, please email one of the following office staff for information; (Assistant Principal) (Principal) (Admin Assistant)

HMS Backpack Drive

Has the end of the school year left you with extra backpack at home?

Students in Action will be collecting used backpacks on Wednesday, June 3rd during the scheduled HMS Materials drop off times.

All backpacks will be donated to Operation Hope, a homeless ministry started by Mr. Schmidt (HMS Teacher)

Look for the box labeled Backpacks for Operation Hope and deposit your backpack there 🙂


Thank you

Middle School MCA Testing Dates

HMS MCA Testing will be starting soon!

Middle School Students will be testing starting March 17th through May 7th.

During this time we really try to limit class and/or testing interruptions.  We cannot interrupt a class, unless it is an emergency.  If at all possible please try to limit appointments and time away from school during testing time!  

Here is the most current out line for Testing Dates:

March 17-19 -8th Grade MCA Reading Testing

March 17 -8th Grade MTAS Reading Testing

March 19-7th Grade MTAS Reading Testing

March 24-27- 6th Grade MCA Reading Testing

March 25 -8th Grade MTSA Science Testing

March 31-April 2- 7th Grade MCA Reading Testing

March 31-8th Grade MTAS Math Testing

April 2-7th Grade MTAS Math Testing

April 7-9 – 8th Grade MCA Math Testing

April 14-16 – 6th MCA Math Testing

April 21-23 – 7th Grade MCA Math Testing

May 5-7 – 8th Grade MCA Science Testing


If your student will be gone for any reason during their testing dates, please notify the office as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Middle School Conferences

Winter Conferences at Hutchinson Middle School will be on Thursday, February 13th from 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.  and Friday, February 14th from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Parents should see an email from their student’s Academic Homeroom Teacher regarding information and a link to sign up for a conference time using SignUp Genius.


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.

Click Here to Order



Hutchinson Tiger Spirit Blanket

Looking for a great Christmas Gift or just for yourself 🙂

Currently on sale are these wonderful Hutchinson Tiger Spirit Blankets. Orders will be accepted until Wednesday, October 16th/midnight. Cost of the Blanket is $65.

Click on link below to order your’s today 🙂

Required Immunizations to enter 7th Grade

Dear 6th grade Parent or Guardian,

Minnesota Immunization Law requires that by 7th grade children receive additional immunizations for attendance in school.   The required additional immunizations are listed below.



Immunizations that should have been completed prior to entering kindergarten are listed below.

-DTaP (5)                       

-Polio (4)

-Varicella (2)

-Hepatitis B (3)

-MMR (2)

If your child needs immunizations, they can be obtained by your local clinic, or McLeod County Public Health.   7th graders will not be allowed to receive their schedules without the required immunizations, and will be unable to attend school.   No student is required to have an immunization which is contrary to the in conscientiously held beliefs.  To receive this exemption, a conscientious exemption form needs to be completed and notarized.  Please make sure that you fill out ONLY the immunizations you are exempting to in front of the notary. If you need a copy of this form, please contact me.

Please provide the school with an updated immunization record if you have not already done so.   If you have already completed this, please disregard this notice.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.


Antonia Barrick LSN    320-234-2731

-Immunization Records can be scanned and emailed the HMS school nurse (  or your clinic can fax the records directly to the school 320-587-2857 (fax #)

NEW – Activities Season Pass

We are offering all new activity passes for the 2017-18 school year.

These passes will allow entry to all home games for the entire school year with the exception of fine arts and tournaments.

Adults: Passes $75.00 each
Students: K-12 Passes $25.00 each
Senior Citizens: Passes $25.00 each
Please note these passes are for each individual and can not be shared.

Should you lose your pass you will be expected to purchase a replacement. *Some exceptions may apply.

These passes can be purchased in the activities office through out the school year and will be available to purchase at our first home games of each season. 

Should you have questions please contact Lori Mittelsteadt at 320-234-2647 or email

See you at the games! Go……….. HUTCH TIGERS!!!!!

Meet Cooper

Meet the newest member of HMS Staff!meet-cooper-1

Who is Cooper?

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Breed: Vizsla
  • Weight: 52lbs
  • Mrs. Buker’s personal dog
  • Certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International

Frequently Asked Questions

 Who can visit with Cooper?

Cooper will be accessible to all students.

What is Cooper’s purpose?

Dogs are great for reducing anxiety and calming students (and teachers) during the school day. Dogs are also helpful in teaching empathy, compassion, responsibility, and how to treat others.

What if I don’t like dogs?

Petting/visiting Cooper is completely voluntary. You always have the right to refuse contact with him.

Where will Cooper be during the school day?

Cooper will be in Mrs. Buker’s office. He will always be leashed while in the hallways.

Want more information? Check out these resources:

FAQ for Parents and Guardians of Students at Hutchinson Middle School

Slideshow: Meet Cooper

Please contact Keri Buker, Hutchinson Middle School Counselor with any questions or concerns.


Phone: (320) 587-2854

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