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Moving into May: USD 308 Events April 22-27


By Hutchinson Public Schools


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — USD 308 is excited to bring you a week full of events as April winds down and we head into May. Please check communications from your student’s school, as this is not a comprehensive list, and many other events are also happening within the District this week.

Monday, April 22 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education at 1520 N. Plum. at 6:00 p.m.

The board has a full agenda, which includes a presentation from Zion Burgess, Boys & Girls Club Kansas Youth of the Year, as he prepares to compete for the National Youth of the Year. Burgess is a senior at Hutchinson High School. The agenda can be found here:

Tuesday, April 23rd, Community Meeting at Morgan Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

This is the final meeting in a series of over 20 community meetings in the past three weeks.

The Facilities Steering Committee of Hutchinson Public Schools has been meeting since January 2023 to determine district facility priorities. Community input is invaluable in the following steps as the committee develops a District Facilities Plan that meets the current and future needs and desires of the USD 308 community. Each session will include a presentation of committee findings, analysis of the current facilities status, identified areas for improvement, and concepts to develop a comprehensive District Facilities Plan that aligns with the District’s objectives. Information gathered from the committee findings and community meetings will be presented to the USD 308 Board of Education in May along with a comprehensive District Facilities Plan. Each session is free to attend and open to the public. The District is still surveying parents, community members and staff online at

Thursday, April 25th, Kindergarten Meet & Greet – 6-7 p.m. at Graber, Faris, Lincoln-McCandless, Morgan and Wiley.

Join us as we welcome our littlest learners to USD 308! This event is for all parents and guardians with children starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2024. You can meet teachers, staff, and administrators during this event, tour the building, and see the kindergarten classrooms. Light refreshments will be provided. Each incoming Kindergarten student will be gifted a goody bag with a book, “The Night Before Kindergarten”, a summer skills booklet, and school supplies. This gift is made possible through a grant from the Merna B. Weeks Donor Advised Fund of Hutchinson Community Foundation.

Kindergarten requirements are that a child be age 5 by August 31st, 2024. Allen STEM Magnet School will hold an Open House for all grades on May 2nd at 6pm in lieu of an April Meet and Greet. Click here to visit the event page.

Friday, April 26th, Salthawk Service Day

Hutchinson High School will hold the 8th Annual Salthawk Service Day. Over 1,000 students and staff members will participate in a variety of service-based projects around the community. The High School will observe an abbreviated schedule for this day. Breakfast will be served, but lunch will not be served. Hutchinson High School will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 Retirement Reception, 2 p.m.

The District will honor this year’s retirees during a special event along with their friends, families, staff and community members at the CTEA Events Center at 800 15th Circle. This event is free and open to the public. Staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to attend.