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Update from the Principal Principal's Update

Please click HERE for an update from the principal.

Remote Learning Daily Schedule Remote Learning Daily Schedule

Click HERE for the remote learning daily schedule.

Update: HSD 2020-2021 Food Service Program school-lunch

On Monday, August 31, HSD received notice from OSPI that it can continue to operate the USDA Summer Food Service Program at our schools this fall

HSD '20-'21Device Pickup Information child-laptop

Student device distribution will be handled at one central location this year at the HSD district office, utilizing the HMS staff parking and bus lane.

WIAA Announces 4 Sports Seasons for 2020-21 WIAAplan

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) today unveiled a modified high school sports calendar designed to minimize COVID-19 risks. The WIAA Executive Board approved a four-season plan, rather than the traditional three-sport season, for the 2020-21 school year.

Summer Reading Summer Reading

Click HERE for Summer Reading information.

Click HERE for AP Lit/Comp Summer Reading information.

Click HERE for AP Lang/Comp Summer Reading information.

Graduation Ceremony 2020 Graduation Ceremony 2020

"The moment we have all been waiting for is almost here!  The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020.  While these are not ideal conditions, we hope this is a meaningful celebration of the accomplishments of the graduating seniors.  

The link for the ceremony will not go live until 7pm on June 11th, 2020.  While you wait, please watch our award videos.  When 7pm hits, refresh your browser and the ceremony should be there to watch. Please be aware you will not see the graduation ceremony link until 7pm.

On Monday, June 15th between 10am and 2pm, Graduates will need to come down to the High School to return all their school items and pick up their yearbooks & diplomas.  Bell Studios will be here to take pictures of students after they receive diplomas.  I plan on handing every student their diploma just like we would have on stage. Students can wear their caps and gowns, dress nice or not get their pictures taken.  That is up to them.  

We are hopeful that we can have everyone together August 7th to do an in person celebration of their accomplishments.  More information will come leading up to this date and will be dependent on guidelines passed down from various government agencies.


Congratulations Class of 2020. This is the link to YouTube page that will have Graduation Ceremony

Reopening task force to convene this week back to school

The HSD Reopening Schools Task Force meets for the first time this week. The group's goal is to provide direction for the resumption of school.

Principal's Newsletter Principal's Newsletter

Click here for Mr. Schoonover's latest newsletter.

2020 Senior Award Winners 2020 Award Winners

The following are the 2020 senior award winners.


New office hours, end-of-year events announced clock

Look here for updated office hours in the school district as well as a summary of end of the year events.

Final Drop Off / Pick Up Final Drop Off / Pick Up

The following is important information regarding the final drop off and pick up of the year. 

Monday, 6/15,    10:00 – 2:00      Seniors

Thursday, 6/18,  9:00 – 11:00      Juniors

                           11:00 – 1:00     Sophomores

                             1:00 – 3:00     Freshmen


During these times you will be:

1.  Cleaning out your locker

2.  Dropping off your iPad and any checked out books

3.  Paying any fines

4.  Picking up your yearbook and diploma (seniors - fines must be paid before getting your diploma).

     (If picking up a yearbook for a friend, we will need verbal confirmation from them.  Only family members are       

       allowed to pick up a diploma if the student is not able to.)

5.  Dropping off any band items (instrument, sheet music, uniform, etc.) to the band room


Please keep in mind that we will still be adhering to the social distancing guidelines, so this will not be a time for gathering large groups.  


We are extending our Wednesday (10-12) drop off/pick ups through June 10 for anything other than the above.  Seniors - we still have a number of yard signs to be picked up, so please stop by if you don't have one yet!

Congratulations Mollie Isaacson!! Congrats Mollie Isaacson


Winners of the Regional Awards are still set to compete against entries from around Washington State in the Annual State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Art Show in Olympia later this spring. 

Congratulations to Mollie Isaacson for this prestigious honor! Best wishes for the next round of competition. Below you can view Mollie's "Charlie in Nature", a panda in its natural habitat, that she sculpted out of clay (bas-relief). 

“Charlie in Nature”



District celebrates HSD food service staff lunch heroes

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Hockinson School District joined the nation in celebrating National School Lunch Hero Day.

HHS Seniors raising funds for motorized flag flag

The HHS Class of 2020 would like to add a new chapter to the storied relationship of the nation’s colors and Hockinson schools.

New guidelines related to grading announced (FAQ) test

New guidelines related to grading practices during the emergency school closure are now available for students and families.

Principal's Newsletter Principal's Newsletter

Click here for Principal Schoonover's newsletter dated 4/27/20.

Weekly Schedule Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Seniors - What's Your Plan After HS? Senior Plans

Seniors - we want to highlight your plans for next year with a "Where are you going?" video!  Please send a picture of you to Molly Boldt at molly.boldt@students.hocksd.org, Kelton Duncan at kelton.duncan@students.hocksd.org, or Brandi Webb at brandi.webb@students.hocksd.org by April 26.

The picture can highlight your plans in a variety of ways.  Here are a few examples:

  • Wear apparel from your college, trade/tech school, apprenticeship, military
  • Hold a sign stating where you are going/what you are doing
  • Dress up as your occupation

Of course, keep it school appropriate.  Look for the published video on May 1 via school social media and the "Hockinsonseniors" Instagram.

Hockinson Shines Bright @ #BeTheLight #BeTheLight at HHS

On Friday, April 17, the HHS stadium lights and scoreboard were illuminated to honor the Class of 2020 as part of the #BeTheLight initiative. 


Our School: Hockinson High School Our School: HHS Hawks

Paul Valencia said it perfectly: Hockinson is "A Small School with a Big Heart." This article captures the spirit, involvement, and community support that makes HHS a special place for its students.

Schools closed for rest of 19-20 school year Inslee

The latest information from the district following the Governor's decision to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

At-home learning launches in district (updated) Remote learning

District staff has been working together to coordinate the roll-out of at-home learning and expectations relating to virtual parent-teacher conferences and more.

Doing your part: Stay home, stay healthy Social distancing

The sooner we hunker down, the sooner we can get through this together.

Principal's Update Principal's Update

Please click here for an update from Mr. Schoonover.

Coronavirus school closure: Updates & information COVID-19

Find school closure updates, frequently asked questions and coronavirus information and resources here.


The Southwest Washington Regional HS Art Show 2020 scheduled for Wednesday, 3/18, at the ESD112 has been CANCELLED!

Field trips, large events canceled Coronavirus update

To adhere to "social distancing" practices, the district is canceling some events including school field trips.

Student-led "Laramie Project" now showing HHS Theatre Company

The Hockinson High School Theatre Company proudly presents "The Laramie Project," a student-led performance showing this week at HHS.

Custodial staff steps up cleaning efforts cleaning

Learn about the preventative action being taken by Hockinson School District’s custodial staff in response to the coronavirus.

Battle Ground / Hockinson Industry Fair Industry Fair

Discover a wealth of possibilities for your career pathway and connect with over 60 regional employers (including Business Management, Finance, Health services, Hospitality, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, and many more)!  Open to the public, all ages, including students and families.  Bring your resume - some employers are hiring!

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 5:00-7:00 PM

Battle Ground High School

300 W. Main Street

Battle Ground, WA 98604

Student safety top-of-mind when icy weather looms KPTV Image of School bus

From school closures to delays, winter weather has a way of keeping school districts on their toes. KPTV Fox 12 stopped by the District this week to learn how the decision-making process unfolds.

10th Grade Family Night 10th Grade Family Night

Sophomores have a lot of choices to consider this Spring when forecasting and planning for the next two years, and graduation is only the beginning.  Attending this evening will help you and your student make informed choices.  Students are encouraged to attend.  Topics include: (1) Forecasting Choices, (2) What's Happening at HHS, (3) College.

Gearing up for winter weather (FAQs) snowman and kids

With subfreezing temperatures in the forecast, we’d like to take a moment to answer a few questions about our inclement weather procedures.

Hawks FB Playoff Game - 11/30/19 Football Playoffs

Pre-buy your tickets here and avoid the long lines.  Hawks vs. Tumwater, at Tumwater H.S., 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 11/30/19.

The Addams Family The Addams Family

The Hockinson High School Theater company proudly presents their musical production of the Addams Family. Based on the Broadway show, this family-friendly school edition is one that will delight fans of the creepy and cooky family, and non fans alike.  The musical tells the story of Wednesday Addams finding love in the form of Lucas, a young prep school dream boat who comes from a “normal” family. When the Addams Family must meet the would-be in-laws, hilarity ensues as their two worlds collide.  Addams Family opens Friday, December 6 at 7:00 pm and runs Dec 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 pm with a 1:00 pm matinee in December 7 as well. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students, seniors and children under 12 and can only be purchased at the door - no pre-sales.  Disclaimer: This production uses strobe lighting and smoke effects.

Students celebrate Disability Awareness Month disability board

Ongoing activities are offering students enrolled in Hockinson's Special Education program the chance to build new skills.

Seven teams qualify for academic awards XC girls

Seven fall sports teams at Hockinson High School have qualified for academic awards, with a special honor going to the Girls Cross Country team.

Learn Here Project honors excellence in Hockinson learn here

An HHS staff member and community volunteer have been recognized by a business group for their outstanding commitment to students in Hockinson.

100 victories: Football players honor coach Steele Steele 100

The football players at Hockinson High School mark a special achievement by head coach Rick Steele: 100 victories!

Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences

It's that time of year again!  PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES.  Fall conferences are being held Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 21-23.  Evening conferences will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday only.  Please click HERE to schedule an arena conference held in the Commons.  If two or more of your child's teachers have requested a conference for your child, you will be contacted by email to schedule a time for that conference.

Picture Retake Day Picture Retake Day

***REMINDER*** Picture retake day is Tuesday, 9/24, from 8:30-1:00 in the HS Commons.  If you haven't had your school picture taken yet, please come to the Commons during this time to get them taken, even if you don't plan on ordering any pictures.  If you already had your picture taken/bought a packet and would like to have them redone, you MUST return your "old" pictures on this day in order to receive a "new" packet from the new photo.

Senior Parent Night Senior Parent Night

Attention senior parents,

We will be hosting our first ever Senior Parent Night on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7:00.  The event will be in the high school auditorium and will include information on everything from cap and gown ordering to yearbook photos to grad party info to planning for what happens after high school.  Please let the counselors know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you here on Oct. 2.

Applications open for free/reduced meal programs School lunch image courtesy OSPI

Eligible families interested in free and reduced-price meal programs at school are now able to apply for participation at any time during the year.

Academic Award Recipients Academic Awards

The following list of students have earned an Academic Award for earning a 3.75 or higher GPA for the 2018-19 school year.

Video: Soccer team dedicates season to Camas boy Camden with players

The women’s soccer team at HHS has dedicated their season to a Camas boy who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. KPTV Fox 12 visited the team to help tell the story.

Hockinson schools commemorate 9/11 9/11 flags

On Wednesday, Hockinson School District marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11 with moments of silence and reflection, stories of bravery and grief, and conversations between teachers and students.



2019-20 ATHLETIC PASSES (admittance to ALL Hockinson home events)

** No more standing in line

** No need to have cash on hand

Family Pass:  $120

Individual Pass:  $60

Middle School Student Pass:  $15

Available for purchase in the HS Athletics Office (cash or check only)

Questions:  Email tracy.turner@hocksd.org


A great start to the school year First day

With the new school year is officially underway, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite images from the first day of school.

Recap: Parent Information Night High School

HHS staff hosted "Parent Information Night" for the '19-'20 school year on Thursday. If you missed it, here's a recap.

Back to School Welcome back

Welcome back to school! We are excited to start the new school year with you! Use this helpful list of resources for all of your back to school needs.

Bus Route bus

A list of school bus routes for the 2019-2020 school year.


Fall Orientation Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation Dates:

Friday, August 23               Monday, August 26

Seniors: 9:00-12:00            Sophomores: 9:00-12:00

Juniors: 12:30-3:30             Freshmen:  12:30-3:30

Equestrian team recognized at state HHS equestrian team

Congratulations to HHS’s Equestrian Team! They received the state championship Medium School Team Trophy this spring for earning the most points among all medium-size teams.

Congratulations, Class of 2019! HHS's graduating class of 2019 in robes and mortarboards

Hockinson is proud of our Hawks and happy to share some fun facts about our new graduates!

36% are honor students (GPA of 3.5 or higher)
16% earned the State of Washington Honors Award
16% are members of the National Honor Society
11% also received their Associate of Arts degree

Summer meals available for kids, teens Free summer meals

Meals are available during the summer for kids and teens ages 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program.

Come say farewell to Superintendent Yager Sandra Yager

The Hockinson School Board invites you to join them in wishing Superintendent Sandra Yager well at a party Monday, June 10!

District art show to be held May 10 Landscape by an HMS student

The Annual Hockinson School District Visual Arts Show is this Friday -- May 10 -- from 5:30 to 7 p.m in the HHS Commons. Come and celebrate the artistic achievements of our talented student artists.

This art show is open to students, families and our community. Please join us for an evening of amazing artwork and delicious refreshments!

Thank you, Hockinson voters— the Programs and Operations Levy is certified! Hockinson students hold a sign that says, "Thank you, Hockinson voters!"

Clark County certified Hockinson’s vote Friday, May 3, with this final tally:

  • The Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy passed 52.25% to 47.75%.
  • The Capital Levy for Technology and School Improvements failed 50.92% to 49.08%.
HHS students explore wide range of computing careers HHS computer students use a computer and circuit board to tell a catapult how far to toss a chocolate bar. (Photo credit: Delta Computer Systems)

Here’s something you might not know about your favorite French fries: They’re computer-generated. 

OK, they’re not made by a computer, but your French fries are likely made from potatoes that have been analyzed by computer software. It communicates with a machine to chop out defects as the potatoes speed past at 10 feet per second. 

Music brings generations together at Elementary School Music runs in this family!

Multiple generations, ages 11 to 90, made beautiful music together Tuesday -- including a Hockinson fifth grader and his great-grandma!

Thank you, Hockinson! Students hold a sign that says, "Thank you, voters!"

The School Programs and Operations Levy is passing with 52.01 percent of the vote! Final certification will be May 3. 

HHS bands win multiple awards at Columbia Basin HHS band members and director Corey McEnry hold trophies at Columbia Basin College

Our HHS musicians had a stellar weekend at the 2019 Columbia Basin College Band Festival.

The HHS Jazz Band placed in the top three bands, regardless of school size, and took first in the AA division.


HHES team reaches for the … sun! HHES Solar Solvers team displays their trophy

Congratulations to Hockinson Heights’ Solar Solvers—they received the “Solar Car All Star” award for elementary schools at the 2019 Solar Car Challenge!

The Solar Solvers are a team of three fifth-grade students—among 40 Hockinson fourth and fifth graders and 160 teams from Southwest Washington competing in the event at Hudson Bay High School.

Levy Information Night PowerPoints available online HSD and Clark County PowerPoint covers

Thank you to everyone who gathered for Levy Information Night on April 9! Superintendent Sandra Yager and Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick each presented, and their PowerPoint presentations are now available on the Levy Information webpage.

April 9 is Levy Information Night levy info image

Please join us April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special Levy Information Night at Hockinson High School. HSD Superintendent Sandra Yager and County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick will be presenting. Get your questions about levies, property taxes and Hockinson schools answered by the experts!

Updated levy information is here! Collage of photos featuring students and staff engaged in special education, safety, transportation, athletics, arts & music and technology

On April 23, 2019, Hockinson voters will decide whether to approve two School District levies.

One is a partial replacement of an existing levy. The other is a new levy, similar to ones from 2009 to 2016.

Please take a few moments to learn about these requests on our Levy Information page.

2019-20 calendar updated Calendar and vase of flowers on a desk

Planning ahead for the 2019-20 school year? Our year-at-a-glance calendar has been updated with spring break dates!

HHS art students win regional awards Into the Light

HHS student artists Rachel Edmonds and Samantha Hills were presented with awards March 19 at the Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.

“Rumors” has it: HHS Theatre Co. wins big! HHS Theatre Co. poses in Ellensburg

The HHS Theatre Co. brought home its first performance trophy—Excellence in Performance—from the Washington State Thespian Festival!

The cast of HHS's spring play, Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” performed Act 1 in front of the largest audience of the entire weekend and received “superior” scores in 4 of 5 categories: acting transitions, characterization, movement/staging and execution.

Parent Teacher Conferences - Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up the week of March 25th.  They will be held Mon-Thur afternoon between 2:30-4:00 pm and Tues evening from 7:10-7:50 pm.  Please click here to schedule an "arena" conference held in the HS Commons.  "Referral" conferences are recommended by the teachers.  You will be contacted if a referral conference is requested for your child.  They will be held Mon-Thur afternoon between 12:50-2:20 pm and Tues-Wed evening from 5:30-7:00 pm.  You may also call the office to schedule a conference or if you have any questions.

Click here for the week's daily class schedule.

In Battle of the Books, everybody wins Battle of the Books

The gymnasium erupted in cheers again and again as three teams—the Chinchillas, the Picky Readers and the Kabakes—vied for the opportunity to face off against a team of staff members.

Hockinson selects new superintendent Steve Marshall

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors has selected Steve Marshall to be the district’s new superintendent.

Hockinson board addresses levy request Hockinson logo

Greetings from the School Board.

On Feb. 19 our Board held a special meeting to approve two levy resolutions for the April 23 election ballot. One is a partial replacement levy, and the other is a new capital levy. The amounts we requested are the same as the levies that failed to achieve the 50 percent margin needed to pass in the Feb. 12 election.

Our district’s needs have not changed since February. The partial replacement levy is needed because the state does not fully cover basic educational costs, which include a portion of employee salaries and benefits, as well as most of our extra-curricular programs, which have always been funded by local levy dollars. 

HHS student artwork is at the Regional Art Show! Camryn Thelen's Rainbow Crappie

Eleven HHS students have artwork competing in the 2019 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.

The creations by ...

Hockinson board approves levy request for April ballot school bus

The Hockinson School Board approved two levy resolutions for the April 23 election ballot during its Feb. 19 special meeting. One is a partial replacement levy, and the other is a new capital levy.

The requests are identical to the ones that received 47.46 percent and 46.06 percent “yes” votes, respectively, in the Feb. 12 election. They needed 50 percent plus one vote to pass.

Hockinson to interview four candidates for superintendent Superintendent search

The Hockinson School Board has selected four candidates from other western Washington school districts to interview for the position of superintendent. The candidates are:

HSD invites public to engage in superintendent search process Superintendent search

HSD is hosting a community forum Monday, March 4, where district residents may participate in the process of selecting the district’s next superintendent. 

No school on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 Mt. Rushmore

There will be no school in Hockinson tomorrow -- Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. 


HSD levies failing Voter selecting between "yes" and "no"

Preliminary results from the Feb. 12, 2019, special election have been released, and it appears Hockinson is the only school district in the state not to pass its levies.





Congratulations to our Future Business Leaders! FBLA students show their awards

The future looks bright for HHS's Future Business Leaders of America!  All eight of our students who competed at the Southwest Washington Regional Competition qualified for State.  

2018-19 school calendar updated updated June 2019 calendar

Due to our snow day Feb. 5, one day has been added to the end of the school year. The last day of school is now scheduled to be Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Please click here for an updated one-page school calendar.

Weekend weather closures snowflake

Due to predicted inclement weather, Community Education classes, use of district facilities and many events are canceled for Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10.

HHS robotics team featured in local magazine Robotics team featured in Camas Life magazine
FIRST Team Mean Machine 2471​, a robotics team including students from HHS, Camas, Discovery and Washougal, was featured in the February issue of Camas Life Magazine
2019-20 calendar is online Calendar and vase of flowers on a desk

Planning ahead? Our 2019-20 calendar is available on our new consolidated calendar page! Please note: Some dates are still to be determined. 


2019 assessment, tax info is available online Hockinson's levies help fund many programs and staff

Hockinson School District encourages our voters to be informed. See how much you will pay in 2019 taxes and how it compares to past years on the Clark County Property Information Center website: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/property/index.cfm

HHS, HMS musicians score at Jazz Festival Band director Corey McEnry and several jazz band members show first place trophy.

Hockinson students showed their musical chops at the Clark College Jazz Festival with group and individual wins last weekend.

Governor recognizes HSD for scholarship sign-up rate students toss mortarboards into the air

Hockinson School District earned a Gold Star Award and was recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee for signing up more than 70 percent of students who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship. 

Thank you for your input! Superintendent search

Thank you to all of the staff and Hockinson community members who took part in the recent focus groups and survey providing input on Hockinson's search for its next superintendent.

Hockinson High School 10th Grade Family Night Family Night

January 30, 2019 in the HHS Auditorium from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Activities encourage community engagement Girls soccer team celebrates GSHL title

Extracurricular activities offer our students more than creative and athletic outlets. They also encourage community engagement.

Facilities team does much with little Eirik Huset and the desk he built from repurposed wood

Local levy funding helps pay for instructional technology, building repairs and improvements, and Hockinson carefully stewards its funds.

Levy-funded activities: more than just fun and games HHS students benefit from a variety of activities

Research shows that involvement in school activities promotes greater academic achievement for every type of learner. Local levy funding pays for academic, fine art and athletic extracurricular activities -- programming not considered "basic education" and therefore not funded by the state. 


Volunteers Needed (Adult and Student) Volunteers Needed

We are in need of adult and student volunteers to help at a sub-regional wrestling tournament on February 2nd from 9am-5pm at the high school.  Please contact Beth Tugaw via email (beth.tugaw@hocksd.org) if you are able to help out any amount of time that day.  Thank you!

Community Forum to kick off superintendent search Jan. 14 Superintendent search

Hockinson community members are invited to participate in a community forum Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

HMS students spread holiday cheer HMS students create chew toys for pets during Community Service Day

Hockinson Middle School ended the week with an outpouring of holiday cheer … and food and blankets and chew toys and ornaments … during its first-ever Community Service Day on Friday, Dec. 14.

Schools levy request goes to voters Hockinson logo

The Hockinson School Board of Direc­tors has approved two requests that will go before the community on the Feb. 12, 2019, ballot. They are a Replacement School Programs & Operations Levy and a new Capital Levy for Technology & School Improvements.

HHS presents “Fiddler on the Roof" HHS cast of "Fiddler on the Roof"

The Hockinson High School Theatre Company is presenting audience favorite “Fiddler on the Roof” Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 6-8.

2A Football Championship Game Football

Tickets to Saturday's Championship game at the Tacoma Dome will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday, 11/28 and Thursday, 11/29 from 8am to 4pm in the activities office at Hockinson High School.


Prices are:

Adults/Students without ASB - $18

Students w/ ASB (including MS ASB) & Children under 12 - $13

Seniors (62 and up) - $13

Children under Five - Free

Fiddler On The Roof Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler On The Roof (UPDATE)

**With the Hockinson football team playing in the state champonship Saturday, December 1st, the December 1st performance will be moved to December 6th (only the date has changed). 

November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7 at 7:00p.m. 

December 8 at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. 

Ticket Prices:

Adults - $12

Students and Seniors - $8

Message from Superintendent Sandra Yager Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families,

I am writing to let you know that I have accepted the position of superintendent of Cornerstone Christian Academy, beginning in July 2019. My resignation will go before the Board of Directors at this evening’s special meeting (Nov. 7). I have asked that it be effective July 1, 2019.

Smarter Balance Test Smarter Balance Test

This coming Tuesday, November 6th, and Thursday, November 8th, Juniors and Seniors will be retaking the Smarter Balance test for graduation.  If your child needs to retake this test, they were contacted last week and given instruction on when and where to report for testing.

Please make sure they have their charged iPad and earbuds or headphones. If you have any questions, please see your child's counselor or Mr. Johnson.

No-Shave November No-Shave November

These Hockinson staff members are participating in the No-Shave November to raise money for various men's health organizations.  Stay tuned to see who wins the "Best Beard" award.

Student-athletes make their mark girls cross-country district champions

The Hawks are student-athletes, making their mark in the classroom as well as on the field, in the pool and on the trail.

The girls swimming and cross-country teams have both been named Academic State Champions for the 2018-19 fall sports season—achieving the highest grade-point average among all Washington high schools in their enrollment classification.

Sports Sports

District playoff soccer game is Saturday, 10/27, at 4:00 at HHS against Aberdeen.

District IV volleyball tournament is Thursday, 11/1, and Saturday, 11/3 at HHS.

District crossover football game is Friday, 11/2, at HHS.

Admission Prices:  Adults/students w/o ASB card $7; Students with ASB card/senior citizens (62+) $5

(See Athletics page for more information)

HHS senior earns perfect ACT score Lexie Stucki at HHS

Lexie Stucki shows that practice can, indeed, make perfect.

The HHS senior scored a perfect 36 on her ACT test. She’s among fewer than 0.2 percent of test-takers scoring that high on the college entrance exam in 2018.

“I was pretty sure I did well, but did not think it’d be that good,” she said.

Lexie had taken the ACT once before and then bought a program that analyzed her previous score and guided her in areas where she could improve. She spent about 50 hours over the summer studying and working on practice problems.

Although she said she wouldn’t describe the process as “fun,” the new score has inspired her to expand the list of four-year universities she’s applying to. Her goal is to focus on math or science.

“She’s a motivated student who wants to do well and always wants to challenge herself,” said HHS guidance counselor Myke Pace. “Lexie is a well-rounded kid who’ll go on to be successful in whatever she does.”

Lexie plays clarinet in band and marching band—which she describes as “a big, happy family”—and participates in soccer, National Honor Society and Key Club.

What advice does she have for other students preparing to take the ACT?

“Find enough time to study, so you don’t have to cram it all in at the end.”

HHS girls soccer dedicates season, wins league title Soccer team members hold Warriors for Wyatt signs

When the HHS girls soccer team beat R.A. Long Oct. 18 for the league title, it was more than a win for the team. It was also a win for Wyatt.

The team has dedicated its season to Wyatt Draper, a 5-year-old from Ridgefield who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

“Now that we have that emotional connection to him, it makes it a lot more special to play and to win,” said soccer team captain Brooke Grosz.

Wyatt is the son of Tyler and Sara Draper, who went to school with HHS soccer coach Joe Chicks in Ridgefield.

“I thought it would be a good way to get our girls involved in something bigger than sports and giving back,” Chicks said. “Some things are more important than just soccer. This puts things in perspective.”

When the team warms up before matches, they wear “Warriors for Wyatt” T-shirts. Before each game begins, they say, “Let’s play for Wyatt.”

“We play for each other, we play for our community—but we also play for Wyatt,” said Brooke, who is a junior.

Technically, the team has one league game left, Oct. 23 against Woodland. But even if they lose, HHS will retain its No. 1 ranking in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.

“They’re a really talented group of players,” Chicks said, “but I think a big part of their success is they’re willing to put the team above themselves. When you’ve got the talent and the right attitude, it makes for a special season.”    

Parent Teacher Conferences/Daily Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up the week of October 22nd.  They will be held Mon-Wed afternoon between 2:30-4:00 pm and Tues-Wed evenings from 7:10-7:50 pm.  Please click here to schedule an "arena" conference held in the HS Commons.  "Referral" conferences are set up by the teachers.  You will be contacted if a referral conference is requested for your child.  They will be held Mon-Wed afternoon between 12:50-2:20 pm and Tues-Wed evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm.  You may also call the office to schedule a conference or if you have any questions.

Click here for the week's daily class schedule.

HHS to host College & Career Fair HHS career fair

HHS will host a College and Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the HHS Commons. 

Representatives from colleges and universities around the Northwest, branches of the military, trade/tech schools and apprenticeships will be there to provide information and answer questions from students and families.

Also -- new this year -- is a workshop titled "The A-Z of Paying for College." It will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Emergency Alert System to ring cell phones Oct. 3 CORRECTION: image of smartphone with alert

TIME CORRECTION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is scheduled to test the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 3, 2018.

The test is intended to assess the operational readiness of infrastructure for distribution of a national message and will be sent to cell phones connected to wireless providers participating in WEA.

For more information, please see the FEMA website.

2019 Graduation Day moved to June 13 graduation scene

The Hockinson School Board voted Monday, Sept. 24, to move Graduation Day for HHS's Class of 2019 to Thursday, June 13.


Open House Open House

Please stop by the high school on Wednesday, 9/26, between 6:00-7:00 pm and meet your student's teachers.  There will be a brief welcome at 6:00 in the MPR, and then you are free to go visit the teachers in their classrooms.  It's also a good opportunity to meet our new principal, Andy Schoonover.  Hope to see you there.

HSD offers smartphone app Image of a smartphone

There's an app for that! Hockinson School District's smartphone app is available, and here's how to get it:

Visit your app store and search for "SchoolPointe Stay Connected." 
Download the Schoolpointe app. 
Select Hockinson School District.

HSD will become your default app, and you will have the latest district news, events, staff directory, notifications and more -- all on your smartphone!

Academic Award Recipients 2017-18 ACADEMIC AWARD RECIPIENTS 2017-18
Middle School wins design award Hockinson Middle School

Hockinson Middle School and architect DOWA-IBI Group have received an award for Outstanding Design! 

The HMS project will be included in the 2018 American School & University Architectural Portfolio, which is scheduled to be published in late November, and will be among projects included in an online database at SchoolDesigns.com.

School year calendar update 2018-19 school year calendar

The latest version of Hockinson's 2018-19 calendar is available in the Quick Links in the top righthand corner of the district homepage.

Welcome back, students! HMS students play a circle game

We're so excited to have our students back in class! Check out our back-to-school photos at: www.hocksd.org/Gallery

Welcome back to school! Pencils, sharpener, notebook

We are excited to welcome our Hockinson students back to school tomorrow—Tuesday, Sept. 4—and kindergartners on Friday, Sept. 7! More ...

Hockinson district, teachers union achieve tentative agreement typewriter

Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday night on a two-year contract for certificated staff.

Details of the agreement will be released pending ratification by the teachers union, which is meeting at noon Monday, Sept. 3.

School is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4. The district will send an update Monday.

“We appreciate our community’s patience during these negotiations and their enthusiastic support for education in Hockinson,” said Superintendent Sandra Yager. “We are eager to welcome our staff and students back to school and to embark on another exciting school year.”

Labor relations update 9/1/18 typewriter

The negotiating teams are not meeting today but are scheduled to return to negotiations tomorrow—Sunday, Sept. 2. We apologize for the multiple messages but will continue to do our best to keep our community updated during this process. Our next update will be on Sunday.

Message from the School Board 8/31/18 Hockinson logo

Dear Community Members:

Greetings from your Hockinson School Board.

Our school district’s work stoppage has been a challenging time for our community, staff and particularly for our families with school-age children. We appreciate your sacrifices and your patience.

We have been keeping in close contact with Superintendent Yager throughout this negotiation and mediation process, providing her with support and encouragement as she and her staff work toward a prompt, affordable and sustainable solution.

We truly value each of our employees, and want to find resolution within the constraints of the district’s budget. Our goal is to get our teachers, classified staff and students back to school as soon as possible.


Kathy Nordberg, Chair

Dave Olson, Vice Chair

Gordon Smith, Director

Greg Gospe, Director

Steve Nylund, Director

Labor Relations Update 8/31/18 8:30 p.m. typewriter

Hello, Hockinson Families --

The district and teachers union bargaining teams are still at the table negotiating, working toward an agreement.

We will be in touch again tomorrow, Saturday, with a negotiations update.

Thank you for your patience. 

For additional details about the process, please see our Labor Relations web page. If you have questions that have not been answered, please email districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Hockinson School District

Road work Friday, Aug. 31 road work sign

Road work is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31, at the corner of NE 159th Street and 182nd Avenue. Please use caution.

Labor relations update 8/30/18 -- 4:00 p.m. typewriter

Hello, Hockinson Families --

We continue to make progress in negotiations.

The Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association (HEA) have yet to reach a tentative agreement.

This means that HEA, which represents our teachers, will continue its work stoppage, and there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31.

School offices remain closed, and the District Office will be open regular hours.

The district and union bargaining teams will continue negotiating, and we will keep you posted as we work toward an agreement.

Our goal remains unchanged: to provide a competitive salary that is affordable and sustainable, both for our school district and for our community.

The district will continue providing updates on its Labor Relations web page and its hotline at 360-448-6401.

If you have questions that have not been answered, please email districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Hockinson School District

Labor relations update 8/30/18 -- 9:45 a.m. typewriter

Good morning, Hockinson community --

The negotiating teams are meeting with the state mediator again this morning after a one-day break, and everyone is working hard to reach agreement.

The district will send an email, text and voice call by 5 p.m. today—and earlier if possible—informing everyone whether school will start tomorrow.

The district appreciates the hard work of the negotiating teams and extends its thanks to the district’s entire staff, and students and families for their patience at this difficult time.

Updates will continue to be posted on the District’s Labor Relations webpage and on the hotline at 360-448-6401.

Labor Relations Update 8/29/18 typewriter

Mediation to resume Thursday, Aug. 30.

The Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association negotiating teams will be meeting Thursday to continue working toward a contract agreement. 

HSD will use the same notification process we used Tuesday, Aug. 28, to notify our families about whether there will be school the following day -- robocall, email and text messaging. We will share this information as soon as it is available.

The document linked below offers answers to many questions from our community, including questions about the current work stoppage. We also have added an article from WSSDA on 2018-19 school district budgets and collective bargaining. 

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q & A


Letter to Hockinson families 8/28/18 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families:

I am writing to let you know that even though we have made progress over the past couple of days, the Hockinson School District and Hockinson Education Association (HEA) were unable to reach a tentative agreement today. This means that HEA, which represents our teachers, will begin a two-day work stoppage tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Labor relations update 8/28/18-11 a.m. typewriter

The negotiating teams are back to mediation after working until 2 this morning. Both the district and teachers union are committed to working hard today in an effort to reach agreement.

With the first day of school scheduled to begin less than 24 hours from now, we understand that families need to finalize their plans for Wednesday.


Labor relations update 8/27/18 typewriter

Negotiating teams for Hockinson School District and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA) are working into the night with a mediator from the state Public Employees Resource Commission (PERC).

They engaged in mediation Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. until midnight. Negotiations resumed at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The District is willing to stay at the table for as long as it takes to reach a tentative agreement on a new contract. HSD is striving to provide its staff with competitive compensation while ensuring contracts are affordable and sustainable for the District.

Labor relations update 8/26/18 typewriter

The updated document linked below provides answers to many questions regarding labor negotiations.

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q&A

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

Letter to Hockinson Families 8/25/2018 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Families:

As you are probably well aware, Hockinson School District is negotiating a new contract with the Hockinson Education Association (HEA), which represents teachers, counselors and other education professionals.

Labor Relations Update 8/22/18 typewriter

The document linked below is an analysis of guidance sent to districts today, Aug. 22, 2018, by state schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal.

State schools superintendent cautions negotiating districts

Letter to the Hockinson community 8/21/2018 Hockinson logo

Dear Hockinson Community:

I hope you have been enjoying a good summer. We are eagerly anticipating getting our students back on our campuses for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

As you have likely heard, we are still negotiating contracts with our staff. As of Aug. 21, 2018, the district and Hockinson Education Association (HEA)—teacher union—have negotiated tentative agreements for 23 changes requested by the union. However, there remains a considerable difference between the union’s compensation requests and what the district’s budget can afford. We are scheduled to begin mediation Sunday, Aug. 26, with assistance from Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).

Labor relations update 8/21/18 typewriter

Mediation to begin Sunday, Aug. 26

Today, Tuesday, Aug. 21, we were notified that the first meeting for Hockinson School District (HSD) and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA) with a mediator will take place Sunday, Aug. 26.

Why bring in a mediator?

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, there remained a considerable difference between HEA’s compensation requests and what HSD’s budget can afford. Per the request of the district, HSD and HEA jointly filed a request for a mediator from the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). A mediator was assigned to Hockinson on Friday, Aug. 17.

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org.

Labor relations update 8/20/18 typewriter

The document linked below provides answers to many questions our community has about Hockinson School District's budget, state funding and current labor negotiations. 

Hockinson School District Labor Relations Q&A

If you have a question that has not been answered, please send it to districtcommunication@hocksd.org

Click here to visit the Labor Relations webpage.

Labor Relations Update 8/16/18 typewriter

Greetings from Hockinson School District.

Our district has been in contract negotiations with its two unions over the past few months.

As of Aug. 16, 2018, the district and the Hockinson Education Association (HEA)—teachers union—have negotiated tentative agreements for 23 changes requested by the union.

However, at the Aug. 15 meeting of HEA and district negotiators, there remained a considerable difference between the union’s compensation requests and what the district’s budget can afford.

Office Closes for the Summer Flowers

Please take a look at our Summer 2018 hours.

New Online Facility Request Hockinson Middle School Outside

Hockinson School District is pleased to announce a new online facility request and rental system designed to provide a positive user experience for all.  

Proof of Vaccination for 2018-2019 Medical equipment

Washington State Law requires that all children attending a licensed child care or school must provide proof of vaccination prior to entering school. Parents/guardians can meet this requirement by completing and returning the State of Washington Certificate of Immunization Status form, this form shows their child has received the required vaccinations (or has immunity from previous illness). Parents can also print a copy of their child's immunization record directly from the WA Immunization Registry. This form and instructions can be found at https://www.doh.wa.gov

Daily Schedule/ 2 Hr. Delay Schedule

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Schoology Skyward Website (hocksd.org/hhs/home)
Academic Progress Attendance School-wide Information
Grades Online Payments (i.e. Lunch) Student Handbook
Syllabus   School-wide Links 
Calendar of Major Due Dates for your Students   School-wide Calendar of Events
Student Deliveries During Instructional Time

In an effort to minimize classroom disruptions, items dropped off for students will be available for pickup at the office during passing time between classes, during Focus, or during the students' lunch period.

Skyward Support Information

Resources are now available to help understand the Skyward gradebook.

Student Check-Out Procedures

All students are required to check out through the front office. In the event that your student drives, please send a note to excuse them, stating the time they are to leave.

2018 Summer Reading AP Literature and Composition Information
11th Grade  AP Language and Composition Summer Project Information

11th Grade AP Language and Composition Summer Project Information
11th Grade AP Language and Composition Summer Project 2018.pdf

Hockinson Celebrates the Class of 2018 Students graduating

Congratulations to our 184 students who graduated on June 15!