HSD News Round-up

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Happy Summer!

Congratulations to our graduated seniors, and to all Hockinson students, staff, and families, for making it to the end of yet another school year. The News Round-up will be taking a break over the summer, but will resume publication after the start of the 2021-22 school year. Be safe and have fun this summer, and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

HHS Congratulates Class of 2021 Graduates

5th-Grade Bottle Rocket Launch Tradition Continues

Launching bottle rockets to celebrate the end of the school year is a long-standing 5th-grade tradition at Hockinson Heights Elementary School. In order to set up the event, students first had to build and decorate their own rockets at home before bringing them back to school for the launch. The students agreed that being able to shoot the rockets into the sky was the best part of the experience, although they also enjoyed learning about engineering and aerodynamics while constructing their rockets. The bottle rocket launch tradition will continue next year to blend fun and education for Hockinson students. You can read the full story here on our website.

HMS Drive Thru Promotion Bids Farewell to 8th Graders

PWT's Food Truck Night Brought the Community Together

PWT’s first-ever Food Truck Night chased away the rain clouds and brought Hockinson families together for a meal together on Monday, June 14. The menu was varied - Gyros, Pizza, and Sno Cones - courtesy of Gotta Getta Gyro, Hockinson Market, and Kona Ice. The evening had a two-fold purpose: 1. Bring together the community and 2. Raise money for the HSD’s Early Learning Garden, which organizers hope to install by this fall. If you would like to donate to this community park you can do so online.

Students Enjoy Last Day of Classes

Firehose Celebration Sends off 5th-Grade Class

On Monday, June 14, HHES' 5th grade class participated in a traditional firehose celebration to send off the class of 2028 as they prepare to enter middle school next year. “This is something that makes Hockinson so unique," said HHES Principal Josh Robertson. "You just don’t see this kinda thing in many places.“

End of COVID-Focused School Year Also Brings Administrative Staff Changes

The 2020-21 school year concludes with two notable goodbyes: The departures of HMS Principal Brian Lehner and HHS Principal Andy Schoonover. Both administrators will be leaving HSD at the end of this month to pursue new challenges in the field of education...Read the full story here on our website.

Summer Programs

While classes ended today, we wanted to remind our families that new summer learning opportunities are on their way.


Our middle school day camps are still under construction, but we do know this: They will be offered on Wednesdays in July. HSD elementary and middle school students can also count on Summer Reading Adventures at the HHES and HMS Libraries every Wednesday from 9 am - 1 pm starting from June 23 - July 28. HSD Community Education is also offering an array of summer camps, you can check out here (link to Comm Ed page). HHS students in need of credit recovery will need to reach out to their counselor to get signed up for our online & onsite Tues-Thurs Summer School starting June 29.


Additional information will be emailed out to HSD families and posted on the HSD website and Facebook page.