HSD News Round-up

Keeping the Hockinson community in the loop!

HMS extended passing periods promote student health

While HMS teachers disinfect student desks during the day's 10-minute passing periods, many students take the opportunity to get outside and walk the track. This stretch break allows students to get active and clear their minds, and when they return to their next class, they sit at a freshly cleaned and sanitized desk.

Evan Heder and Jaden Archuleta, both in Grade 8, agreed that they enjoy getting outside to take a break from the classroom...unless it's too it's hot or windy, of course!

When asked "Do you like getting outside in between classes?" Temperance Stewart (Grade 6) responded with an enthusiastic "Yes!" It was a little more relative to Emma Miller (Grade 6) who replied, "It's better than standing on dots inside."

New Hockinson Business Director Cheri Daley

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Cheri Daley, the new Director of Business Services for Hockinson Schools. Cheri has joined our team after spending the last 18 years with Battle Ground Public Schools, most recently as their Lead Fiscal Accountant. She expressed that she is excited for this new professional opportunity and to be part of our incredible Hockinson team. We're pleased to have you, Cheri!

18-21 transition program highlight

These students' job- and community-learning experiences have been limited due to the pandemic. This spring they stepped forward to water and tend to the flowers planted by volunteers as part of the Earth Day Clean Up. They also participated in the first Hockinson Saturday Market by selling hanging flower baskets, which gave them the opportunity to build social and math skills.

Program info...visit our website.

HHES annual concert takes virtual format for 2021

The performing arts is an important part of not only our students’ academic experience, but of their social-emotional growth and development as well. So this year when Covid-19 restricted the ability to have its traditional concert, our Elementary School Music Program planned for a virtual concert, which will be available to our community soon. Read the full story on our website >>

Hockinson Community Ed programming updates

  • On May 8th we held the very first Hockinson Saturday Market. Look for our upcoming Saturday Markets on June 12th, July 10th and August 14th. If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Charity.
  • View and register for Hockinson summer camps and classes - with more options to be added soon!
  • Registration for next school year's After School Adventures Program opens on Monday, May 17th. Look for the online registration link on the Community Ed page on our website.

For questions about these and other Hockinson Community Education programs, contact Charity Schadt.

Hearts of Glass Virtual Streaming Event

Wednesday, June 2nd, 12:15am to Saturday, June 12th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

Hockinson families are invited to view an upcoming virtual screening of Hearts of Glass, thanks to a partnership with Washougal and Camas School Districts. This 2018 award-winning documentary follows the initial months of operation of Vertical Harvest, a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively paid jobs for people with disabilities working alongside people without disabilities.

View the welcome video from Hearts of Glass' creator on our Facebook page. and be on the lookout for a screening registration link on our website and Facebook soon.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Make sure you're following the district and/or High School social media pages so you can help us celebrate our 2021 HHS seniors!

Seniors, you still have time to participate in this online recognition opportunity. Check your student Gmail account for instructions. Congrats, grads!