HMS “Coffee with the Principal”

Hutchinson Middle School is proud to present you with “Coffee with the Principal”.

Please join Mrs. Vatthauer, the HMS Principal on Wednesday, January 8th @ 7:30 a.m. and/or Thursday, January 9th @ 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center for coffee, a treat and conversation.

This is open to all guardians/parents of our Hutchinson Middle School Students.  Please when attending the AM session; we ask you stop by the office first for a short sign in and visitor sticker.



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 🙂

HMS Orientation & Back to School Information 2019-2020 School Year

Hutchinson Middle School Back to School 2019-20 Information

We are looking forward to the incoming 6th graders and all new students joining our Middle family for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.  Also all returning students lets make 2019-2020 awesome! 

Hutchinson Middle School Back to School 2019-20 Information (printable version)

New 7th & 8th Grade Orientation Session: Tuesday, August 13th 2019

There will be 1 session on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.  Please watch your mail toward the end of July for a letter inviting you to the session.

6th Grade Orientation Sessions: Wednesday August 14th 2019 and Thursday, August 15th 2019

There will be 4 total sessions during the two days (1 AM and 1 PM per day). AM Session will be 8 to 11 a.m. and 12 to 3 p.m. for PM session.   Please watch your mail toward the end of July for a letter inviting you to a  6th Grade Orientation Session (your student will only need to attend 1 of the 4 sessions).

Parent Informational Meetings

Will be held on Thursday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 20th in the Middle School Auditorium.  The exact evening time is 6:00 p.m. “First-time” Middle School parents are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, as they will cover our Middle School policies; student expectations, general information and any questions parents may have.

Link Crew  2019-2020 Meeting

Link Team 2019-2020 members will receive a letter in the mail late July.  Link Crew orientation and training will be held Monday, August 12th from 9 to 11 a.m.

Middle School Open House

Will be on Wednesday, August 28th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  During this time, the teaching staff will be available for you to meet with, you can walk throughout the building, and the office will be open for any questions.


Please if you need anymore information or have any questions, please call the Hutchinson Middle School office at 320-587-2854.

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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