HSD News Round-up

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Celebrating 2021 Hockinson Schools retirees

At the May 24 School Board Meeting, Superintendent Steve Marshall acknowledged the many contributions of three certificated staff members who are retiring at the end of the school year: Sally Drendel (HHS English/Language Arts); Shairn Villa (School Psychologist); and Linda Olson (HMS Teacher).

Thank you to Sally, Shairn and Linda! Adding up their combined years of service makes 80 years dedicated to serving students – 40 of them here in Hockinson. The impact these educators have had on our students cannot be so easily quantified. Congratulations on creating an important legacy that stretches far beyond the Hockinson community! Read the full story about our retirees on our website.

Spring 2021 Sports Updates

The coaches and athletes of season 2 and 3 sports at Hockinson faced many difficulties with COVID-19 restrictions, but they were all extremely grateful to be able to be involved in the sports that they love and have a season at all. The athletes, including those from track, tennis, wrestling, and basketball, all made the best out of the situation, worked exceptionally hard, and demonstrated continuous growth in their skills. New records were set and athletes finished in top spots at district tournaments. Overall, our teams had a wonderful couple of seasons. Read about their achievements on our website. Go Hawks!

New bus service and transportation needs survey

We are excited to soon welcome First Student as our new transportation provider. First Student will be bringing new technology and services to Hockinson families. It also wants to deliver dependability and consistent pick up and drop off times. To this end, First Student is asking families to complete a brief ridership survey to help design efficient bus routes for the 2021-22 school year. Answers are not binding! We will accommodate any changes in your family’s transportation needs. Click here to complete the Google Form survey.

Hockinson Schools and PWT partner to bring Learning Garden plan to life

People Working Together is holding a fundraiser to support a new Learning Garden for Hockinson Schools, which would be placed directly next to the Hockinson Community Center. Read about the plan and find out how you can get involved here.

Volunteer needed for Regional Committee on School District Reorganization

Educational Service District 112 is seeking a community volunteer to serve on the ad-hoc Regional Committee on School District Reorganization representing Director District No. 3. Members of the Committee serve 4-year terms and are responsible to form and establish new school districts, alter boundaries of existing districts, and adjust assets and liabilities of school districts when changes are made. This is a volunteer position and would run through Dec. 31, 2024. Interested candidates should contact Amber Scott.