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Summer 2024 HSD By the Numbers

As we shift our attention to the 2024-25 school year, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of our district’s recent events and achievements. Some can be described with words, whereas others can be conveyed through numbers. This summary uses numbers to capture some of the many accomplishments of Hockinson School District students, staff, and families this season:

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Facilities Planning Committee Survey #2 Results Summary

This spring, the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) invited Hockinson families to participate in two facilities surveys designed to engage the community in identifying facilities improvement priorities. Family input from these surveys offers valuable perspectives and direction to the FPC, a community-based advisory group, as it works to brainstorm and propose facilities needs and solutions to the school board. Here are the early family survey results from 223 respondents:

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ASA Program facility space following the recent updates.

Today’s Spotlight on HSD Facilities returns to the Hockinson Community Center, which we profiled in September and January to illustrate enhancements to its parking lot and kitchen. This time around, we’re excited to share the center’s recent facility improvements that will better serve our students involved in the After School Adventures (ASA) program.

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Megaphone illustration with the words "Facilities Planning Committee FAQs"

We're in the process of collecting community input on facilities project priorities at Hockinson schools through the Facilities Planning Committee Survey #2. 

We've compiled Frequently Asked Questions from early community survey responses in the FAQ document here. We'll continue to update our Facilities Planning Committee webpage to keep our community informed, post opportunities for community input, and answer questions.

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HHES students running around the school's track.

We’re going to take a casual jog back to the 2015-16 school year for today’s HSD History. It was in that spring that the HHES community rallied around the installation of a new track in the northwest corner of campus. The Columbian article “Track at Hockinson school puts students on solid ground” recounts how a HHES family led the effort to upgrade the school’s playground and running program. Unfortunately, this story has a post-script that is less than inspiring…but first let’s focus on the storyline of partnership, generosity, and a positive impact on a HSD school and student wellness.

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Adult volunteers speak with high school students about college and career options at an indoor table

On May 16, over 600 Hockinson School District students and family members gathered in the HHS commons for the Launching Futures College and Career Fair event. The event brought together 94 representatives from local colleges, universities, trade schools, military, and career industries. This is part of a broader initiative to prepare students for Senior Launch Week, a week-long celebration packed with college and career readiness activities leading up to graduation day on June 7, 2024.

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