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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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 –

Click Here to View Fast Facts Information Page
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
Click Here to View Park Elementary Concept

 

Frequently Asked Questions –

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

Click Here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Property Tax Quick Reference Chart –

Click Here for the Property Tax Quick Reference Chart

 

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.

Click Here for the Property Tax Information Site

 

Public Hearings –

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

 

Sample Ballot –

Click Here to View the Sample Ballot

 

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.

Click Here to Learn More about Absentee/Early Voting Procedures

 

Walking School Bus & Bike Train – Oct. 30

Join in for the last Walking School Bus & Bike Train for the season!

Why Walk or Bike?

Lower Cost – Encouraging and enabling bicycle and pedestrian trips reduces costs for the family, community and school district. Families save on gas, communities spend less on building and maintaining roads and school districts spend less on busing.   Click here to visit the Walk & Bike to School website.

Meet the New Staff!

Click here to see the new faces at Park Elementary!

 

 

 

Technology Innovation Specialist – Jocelynn Buckentin

Smartphones: Making a Case for Waiting Until 8th

Kids these days. This phrase has been uttered by each generation as they progress into adulthood and reflect back on their own childhood. When I think of my own, I remember playing outside until the streetlights came on in the summer. My neighborhood friends and I were kept busy building forts, climbing trees, and exploring the world around us. Children are growing up in a different world than the one experienced by past generations. Technology use is now a given rather than a luxury. Smartphones have become constant companions.

The full impact of being constantly connected has yet to be ascertained, but there are several distressing effects that have come to light in recent years, including the negative impact on the mental health of our children. Early social media use is a contributing factor, as it allows kids to dwell on what their friends are doing without them.

One common pressure faced by families at increasingly younger ages is the question of when to get your child their first cell phone. The day before I left for college, I purchased my first cell phone because I wanted an easy way to keep track of  friends and family. Today, students as young as elementary school begin making this request of their parents. You might hear about how everyone already has one, and how your child doesn’t want to be the only one who doesn’t. The word unfair might be thrown in for good measure.

According to a recent survey given to parents of students in grades 5-12 in Hutchinson Public Schools, 81.7% of parents believe that students should receive their first smartphone between grades 6-9. Just over 31% of parents feel that it is appropriate to introduce smartphones in Grade 6, and 50% of parents wait until their student is in grades 7-9 before purchasing their child a smartphone.

The decision on when to give your child a smartphone is a deeply personal one based on many factors, but typically revolving around the need to be connected. Kids today are busy, and parents need a method for knowing both where their children are and when they might need a ride. This issue alone tips the scales in favor of a cell phone purchase for many families.

There has been a push in recent months for parents around the country to sign a pledge to “Wait Until 8th.” This grassroots movement encourages parents to band together in support of letting kids be kids by delaying the purchase of a smartphone until Grade 8. They argue that smartphone use in childhood is altering the typical childhood experience because kids are choosing to be on devices instead of hanging out with friends, playing outside, or reading.

No matter what each family decides, it is important to weigh all options and avoid the early purchase of a smartphone due to the convenience of adding a child to the family plan. It’s more work to find a flip phone than it is to take advantage of a free smartphone offer, which may be what’s best for the wireless provider but not the child. To sign the pledge and learn more about the potential negative effects of smartphone use in children, visit www.waituntil8th.org.

 

It Is About You!

At Parks, Recreation and Community Education, It Is About You

By Dolf Moon, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Education

Even with cool temperatures, summer is right around the corner. The PRCE brochure is out and has plenty of opportunities for you and your family. We look forward to seeing your family at the Hutchinson Aquatic Center this summer. Your kids may be interested in the four free Passport to the Parks opportunities included in our brochure. We also have a variety of sports camp offerings led by the Tiger Coaching Staff.

This summer you will want to take advantage of our many community playgrounds. We encourage you check out our parks, trails and fitness park information at www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us or maybe even try geocaching. Perhaps consider registering for our new Youth Camps located at Rotary Park.

The PRCE Department offers a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities to district residents. The uniqueness of the program starts with you. If you have an interest and do not see a program that meets your needs, let us know. We will try to arrange a program. If you have a skill, you would like to share with others, give us a call. We are currently putting together the fall/winter brochure

PRCE reaches out to the entire community whether you are a parent with a preschool child (Early Childhood Family Education), a student taking a program after school, participating in Middle School athletics, an adult in a class or league, a senior citizen dropping by our center there’s something for all ages. PRCE also provides Adult Basic Education opportunities. Whether you dropped out of high school, are looking for a new job or trying to receive your GED, we can help. If you are looking to use a facility, a park shelter or a ball field, we can help.

Parks, Recreation and Community Education understand that “community” extends from neighborhoods to the world. We are flexible enough to meet the needs of a fast-changing society. We can extend the reach of education and bring people together in a common purpose. We like getting people involved in our schools. We can become partners in addressing community needs. We do this by offering a scope of activities and services that evolve with new generations of people and technologies, making the community a learning center open for people of all ages.

Parks, Recreation and Community Education reaches out to be inclusive. Every day it proves that the community and our schools, working together, can be greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Tour HHS – 4/25/19

Tour Hutchinson High School April 25, 2019

The Hutchinson High School will be open to the community for self-guided tours on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Members of the Board of Education, high school students and staff will be available to visit and answer questions.

 

Click Here to View the Hutchinson High School Video Tour

Courtesy of HCVN, Hutchinson Community Video Network

Click Here to Access the Work Zone Camera

2019-2020 Academic School Calendar

The 2019-2020 Academic School Calendar was approved by the Board of Education on April 8, 2019.

Click Here for the 2019-2020 Academic School Calendar

 

 

 

Math & Reading Corps Positions Available

POSITION TITLE: Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. Park Elementary is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

  • Receive a stipend every two weeks.
  • Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at ReadingAndMath.net. Questions can be sent to join@servetogrow.org or call 866.859.2825.


POSITION TITLE: Math Tutor – Minnesota Math Corps

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a math tutor. Park Elementary is looking for math tutors to give their time and talent to help kids become successful in math.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours between January – June. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Math Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

  • Receive a stipend every two weeks.
  • Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at ReadingAndMath.net. Questions can be sent to join@servetogrow.org or call 866.859.2825.

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