Hutchinson Middle School - October 2018
Respectfully, Heidi Dye, Principal
*For parents who are new to middle school: Students MUST be accompanied by a parent if attending a school event – students may not be dropped off without supervision at athletic events, concerts, plays or any other events AT OURS OR ANY OTHER CAMPUS after regular school hours unless they are participating in the event and are under the supervision of a coach or director. Thank you!
September Teens of the Month
October Teens of the Month
Global Read Aloud
Hutch seventh graders are participating in the Global Read Aloud for the third year in a row. Students are listening to Refugee by Alan Gratz, which details the story of three adolescents who are forced to flee from their homes in different points in time over seventy-seven years. Through these stories, we are learning the history behind the M.S. St. Louis and the Jewish people who fled Germany, the 1994 Cuban raft exodus, and one of the worst points in the Syrian civil war in 2015.
We are making connections with readers across the country and the globe to discuss what other students think about this powerful novel. The GRA runs through the first week of November, so we’ll share student reflections after they finish reading!
Hutch Rangers at the LISD Band Extravaganza
An Outdoor Oasis
Jack, Max and Ford Brehmer, sons of our own Mrs. Brehmer, have all done their Eagle Scout projects in our courtyard over the last several years. Jack did the initial flower bed, Max did the Wildflower Kingdom sign and Ford finished it out this weekend with the log benches and podium!! We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful outdoor space for teaching and learning at Hutch! Thanks to all involved!!!
I am sure you have been noticing the heavy monarch migration. It's a bumper year. Here is one on the purple Vitex bush in front of the auditorium. They have been there throughout the day for the last week fueling up on nectar for their journey south.
From start to finish (on a mountain range in Mexico) their life story is miraculous.
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society members have hit the ground running this school year! On August 30th, we held the first of our now monthly Hutch Hat Days for Food2Kids, which is a signature project of the Junior League of Lubbock that provides sacks of food to elementary students. NJHS is trying to spread the message about food insecurity among students in our own district. Our hat days are fundraisers for Poptarts and monetary donations to the program, but they also coincide with the monthly shift Hutch volunteer organizations are taking on to help sack the food that is sent out to students across the district each week. NJHS members worked the August shift, Junior Historians just worked the September shift, and IB Ambassadors will be working the October shift.
Creative Writers Visit the Cowboy Symposium
Did You See That?!?
Fancy walked the halls of Hutch as she greeted students on the first day back to school!
She was also featured in the Lubbock AJ on August 15th!
West Texas B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition
The West Texas B.E.S.T Robotics competition will be held next Saturday, October 13, at Monterey High School, all day. Students from Mr. Burk’s Industrial Technology Class have been hard at work getting ready for the tournament, which will include middle and high schools from around the region. The event is hosted by Texas Tech’s College of Engineering. More information can be found at http://www.bestinc.org