Principal's Update

November 9th

Dear Students & Families,

Happy Veteran's Day to all the members of our community who have served in the Armed Forces. My father and grandfather are both Navy vets and I have always enjoyed hearing their stories. Our ASB students are working on sending letters to vets to share our appreciation. To celebrate and honor Vets we will not have any school work assigned for Wednesday. Wednesday is usually our asynchronous learning day.

Please read this update for information on ways students can get more academic support, activities we are offering and graduation updates.

Go Hawks,

Mr. Schoonover

School Office Hours

Monday, Nov. 9th, 12pm

16819 Northeast 159th Street

Brush Prairie, WA

Due to a reduction in staffing, the HHS office will only be open from Noon to 4pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates.

We are still keeping social distancing protocols. Please call or email whenever possible. Our phone number is 360-448-6450.

Tutoring/Learning Center

We are starting a peer tutoring center after school for students who need some extra help, but are more comfortable asking another student. The tutoring center will be from 3:30 to 4:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to begin with, although those days may be expanded if there is a need.

The detailed schedule can be found at .

If your child is struggling, please encourage them to stop by and join us at

Also, please use our teacher office hours.

Conference Week Tips

During Conference Week many teachers shared this other short newsletter with ideas to support you (the student), the parent and the teacher. Here it is again if you want to see some tips on how to support student learning in this remote set up.

Website for more information on Reopening

Below is a link to the Hockinson School District website for Reopening Information. I encourage you to go take a look for more information.
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Athletics and Activities Return to Play

High school athletics and activities are returning to the field, court, and stage! Whether indoors or out, we have implemented COVID-19 safety protocols that include mask wearing, temperature checks, small groups, or PODS as they are being called, and time limits. All participants are being checked in by our Certified Athletic Trainer who is monitoring for student and staff safety. If you have questions or comments about which sports or activities are practicing, times, and dates, please contact Mr. Johnson, our Athletic Director, or the Athletic/Activities Office.

Graduation for the Class of 2021!

Class of 2021!

It is time to get ready for Graduation!

There will be a zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 18, at 1:30 pm, giving you information on how to order caps, gowns, announcements and class rings.

Please click on the following link to join the meeting.

We want to make sure your Celebration is the Best!

Dave Schnieder
Jostens Rep.

Support The 2021 Grad Committee.

All events are no-contact and safe. All proceeds to to support the HHS Class of 2021 Grad Night Committee.

  • Parents of the Class of 2021 invite ALL Hawks and families to Eat Out at MOD Pizza (4th Plain location) all day on Thursday, 11/12, to support the Class of 2021 Grad Night. 20% of sales go to support Senior Events. Mention HHS CLASS OF 2021! Order On-Line and enter PROMO CODE GR167349H. Share the news and eat at MOD!

  • Just in time for Thanksgiving – VIRTUAL BAKE SALE. Place your order by email at Payment in advance required by check or PayPal. All proceeds support the Hockinson High School Class of 2021 Grad Activities. See picture below!
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The Band Marches On!

Our Hockinson community came out in full force this past summer to support the Hockinson Music Program at the annual fireworks sale. With what started as the group expecting dismal sales and uncertainty around who would and could come out amidst the COVID pandemic, the event turned into a record year for this group. We want to thank you, the community, for your support!

This year, band, along with the other HHS activities, have come up with new and creative ways to come together to make music and some of the group will start practicing in small, in-person sessions.

Over the summer and early fall, some band members even met at Hockinson Meadows for a socially-distant, outdoor practice session. Other kids opted for private lessons. Regardless of the challenges, the HHS Music Program continues to forge on with boundless energy and determination to keep the music playing at Hockinson High School.

Please stay in touch and don’t forget to follow the group on facebook & instagram @hockinsonband and the website at

Career Resource for students interested in the auto industry

One of the small benefits of remote learning is the access online to curriculum we couldn't offer in person. The following information is for student interested in the auto industry and from The NHRA Virtual Youth and Education Services Program.

In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the recommendation of state and local agencies, we will now offer a brand new digital curriculum to schools.

This “Virtual NHRA YES Program” digital curriculum.. Students now have the ability to view the entire YES Program presentation directly in the classroom or in the comfort of their own home.

The 2020 NHRA Youth & Education Services Program (YES) digital curriculum is a FREE program that focuses on the importance of goals and continued education; additionally, it allows students to learn about and explore various career opportunities. Students are presented with career, educational, and scholarship opportunities from our official NHRA YES Program Partners: FORD, Dodge/Mopar, Universal Technical Institute, and SEMA/PRI.

In order to sign up and watch this Virtual NHRA YES Program, simply go to You will then be prompted to the registration page. You will then gain access to this digital curriculum. After you have viewed the Virtual NHRA YES Program presentation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

In addition, is a series of supplemental videos being released weekly covering various subject matter that will show students how S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles work in real world situations such as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. So please keep an eye out for weekly email alerts as those videos are released!

Hockinson High School

Our Mission:

To empower all students to achieve their goals in high school and beyond.