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Students hold wind instruments indoors

This winter, middle and high school band students in Hockinson School District showcased their musical talents and dedication at North County Honor Band, Jr. All-State Jazz Band, and Lower Columbia River Music Educators Association (LCRMEA) performances. Twenty-two students from Hockinson Middle School and Hockinson High School were selected to rehearse with leading mentors and perform among top student musicians at regional and state-wide performances.

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Bubbling of the HHS track.

We initially planned to sprinkle upcoming facility needs into our Facility Friday posts beginning in January, but we had a lot of exciting Winter Break projects to share. Today, on the eve of HHS Spring Sports season, we turn our attention to a facility in need of some attention: The HHS track. 

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a new College and Career Center was created out of a space that was previously used as the school’s conference room.

Today’s Spotlight on HSD Facilities is an example of the HSD’s commitment to preparing all graduates for future success and a timely illustration of National Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. Let’s start with some background: In 2019-20, budget reductions resulted in program reductions. Unfortunately, one of those program reductions was the HHS College & Career Counseling Center. Not surprisingly, on the 2021 Parent Perception Survey, the lowest scoring responses were to the statement: “My student is learning about college and/or career options.” 

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New Sound System Installed at Hockinson Community Center

An increase in enrollment in the HSD’s After School Adventures program both led to, and financed, the installation of a new sound system in the program’s expansive play area. The area, formerly the HMS library and computer lab, has been updated for the 21st Century - it now has wireless microphones and in-ceiling speakers.

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Kendall Jones’ ASB Leadership Class.

Nine years ago, HMS students realized the power of a group effort and a supportive community. Kendall Jones’ ASB Leadership Class set an initial goal of raising $1,000 in three weeks for the Pennies for Patients Drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. However, the student body reached the goal within the first week.

Read More about HSD History: HMS Awarded Champions for Change Award for Outstanding Fundraising Efforts (2014-15)
Hockinson Middle School parking lot thanks to our grounds and custodial team!

Today’s Spotlight on HSD Facilities article is being published a day early to salute our team members who often work behind the scenes, but make a difference inside and outside our schools every day: The thirteen employees who maintain our grounds and buildings. We also hope sharing this now creates some mojo and we can finally get back to school tomorrow!

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"Hockinson School District News Round-Up" text on a navy blue background.

The first HSD Round-Up of 2024 is here! Read about the upcoming HHS Science Fair, HHS Band’s recent out-of-state performance in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and meet the three newest additions to our school board. Find all this and more in the January 17th edition of the HSD Round-Up. Read it HERE!  💙

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Newspaper article detailing HHS alum Cameron Loos' wrestling accomplishments.

Today, we look back seven years ago to February 20, 2016 - the date HHS senior Cameron Loos claimed Hockinson’s first-ever state wrestling title. Loos came back in the 220 lb finals to pin Cheney’s Michael Ferguson and secure the championship. Read more: “Focus Fuels Hockinson’s First Champion Wrestler.” This accomplishment was an amazing capstone to a remarkable senior year. In addition to his state wrestling title, Loos was named first team All-State, first team All-Region as a Linebacker, GSHL Defensive MVP, and first team All-League punter! Loos went on to play football at New Mexico State and Portland State Universities.

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