Here you will find some general information for Hutchinson Middle School eLearning days.
We will follow the same 2-hr late schedule for the 2/22/23 and 2/23/23 e-learning days, classes will start @ 9:35 am.
Please review the video below regarding how an eLearning day at HMS will look like and work
Also, we will run our 2-hour late schedule for eLearning Days, please click below for the period schedule; 2 hour late schedule HMS 22-23 – Period Schedule – Updated 082322
Please order your 22-23 Middle School yearbook today! Special Pricing and 4 free icons until September 30th (after the 30th, the price will go up.)
HMS Supply Lists can also be found in the Middle School tab, then for parents, and then school supply lists.
By Jennifer Telecky, Assistant Principal, Hutchinson Middle School
The current 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Hutchinson Middle School (HMS) have never experienced a “normal” year of middle school. During this time when students are growing at a tremendous rate, physically, socially, and emotionally, they are also now living through a time in history unlike anything they have seen. As we try to return to normalcy and get back on track, schools everywhere are increasing their support for academics. HMS is also supporting students socially, emotionally and behaviorally through Restorative Practices and through the implementation of the REACH program at the middle school level.
Hutchinson Middle School has been working to become a Restorative School, using expectations and restorative practices to handle conflict and discipline issues. What are Restorative Practices? It is a way of developing relationships and community, as well as repairing community when harm is done. After conflict or harm, Restorative Practices provide a way of thinking about, talking about, and responding to issues and problems by involving all participants to discuss their feelings and opinions, identify what happened, describe how it affected everyone, and find solutions to make things right.
At HMS, we have been talking with students about behavioral expectations at the middle school. Because students have not been in the school building and classroom consistently over the past two years they have missed out on gradual learning of school norms. These conversations are helping us all get back to the basics: being kind even if you aren’t friends, how to respectfully walk through the hallway, how to work with a partner, and how to resolve conflicts.
Parents could also use the same five guiding questions when helping their kids work through conflict. These questions are: What happened? What were you thinking at the time? What have you thought about since? Who has been harmed? What will you do to repair the harm?
This school year, Hutchinson Middle School implemented the REACH program. This program has been a successful part of the high school for 14 years. REACH’s acronym, Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character and Hard Work are the cornerstone of the program. Part of the REACH philosophy is Believing in the ability of every student to overcome academic and personal obstacles to achieve success. This is exactly what REACH does – works with and alongside our middle school students, as well as their families, who may be looking for that extra support to be successful. We currently have 3 REACH classes (one for each grade level) that meet during HMS’s WIN (What I Need) time. Already, we are seeing success and hope in students who have not experienced it.
We are confident that by implementing Restorative Practices and the REACH program, our students will get back on track academically as well as growing socially, emotionally and behaviorally as middle level learners.
Hutchinson Middle School Parking Lot:
Safety is #1 at all times. Our new parking lot has presented a few challenges that we are addressing and monitoring. More families are dropping students off at HMS, due to COVID. In order to be safe we need your help to follow the guidelines below at both drop-off and pick up:
*Pull as far forward as possible to drop the student off
*Student exit on the passenger side of the vehicle if possible
*Student should be ready to leave the vehicle when they are dropped off
* Left-hand lane is a bypass lane/drive around/through lane only (No dropping off/picking up a student in through land/left-hand lane.
*Leave enough room between vehicles to safely pull around the vehicle in front in order to leave.
*Be mindful of the pedestrian crosswalks.
*Do not block the sidewalk, use bypass lane.
*Setup is similar in nature to Minneapolis airport :).
*If need arises use the parking spots to unload/load equipment (not in front of the doors).
*Be mindful of the number of vehicles behind you before you stop to drop off.
Thank you for all your time during this new transition.
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.
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 🙂