District News

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

Hockinson Celebrates the Class of 2018 Students graduating

Congratulations to our 184 students who graduated on June 15!

HSD School Safety Information Night

Please join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the High School MPR for an information night and discussion about what HSD is doing to address school safety.

Hockinson Schools See Leadership Changes

Hockinson School District will see some leadership changes this summer

Hockinson Middle School—It’s Official!

The Hockinson Board of Directors officially accepted the new Hockinson Middle School at a May 9 dedication ceremony in the HMS gymnasium.

High School Students Share Art

Hockinson School District is home to some amazing artists! Here are exhibits that our High School students shared at the district art show May 4.

HHES Students Join District Art Show

Check out this beautiful artwork by some of our district’s elementary school students! It was on display May 4 at the district art show, along with art from students in Hockinson’s Middle and High schools.

District Art Show Set for May 4

Come and celebrate our talented student artists at Hockinson School District’s annual district-wide art show! It will be 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the HHS Commons.

Future Kindergartners Invited to HHES

Kindergartners-to-be and their families are invited to the annual Kindergarten Roundup on May 10, 6-7 p.m., at Hockinson Heights Elementary School. They will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the lunch room and library, and even check out a school bus!

Feel free to bring in completed kindergarten registration packets, or pick one up that evening.

HHS Musicians Bring Home Bouquet of Honors

After a whirlwind of a weekend, Hockinson High School’s musicians brought home a treasure trove of awards.

HHES to Host Multicultural STEAM Night

Hockinson Heights Elementary invites the community to its annual Multicultural STEAM Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 19.

Hockinson Students Take Robot to World Competition

A robot named Atlas is taking some Hockinson students—and their teammates from Camas and Washougal high schools—to Houston, Texas this week. 

Assistant Superintendent McSheehy Heads to Vashon

Hockinson School District congratulates Assistant Superintendent Slade McSheehy on his acceptance of the position of superintendent at Vashon Island School District. He will begin his new position July 1

HSD Invites Bids for Land Sale

The Hockinson School District Board of Directors has decided to sell a 35-acre parcel at Northeast 169th Street and Northeast 217th Avenue in Brush Prairie.

HHES Water Tests Safe for Drinking

Water testing at Hockinson Heights Elementary School shows the water is safe to drink, and lead levels are far below federal guidelines.

HHS student receives Kindness Citation

It isn’t every day that Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Granneman hands out a citation for kindness. In fact, the one the Hockinson High School resource officer handed out on Friday was the first to go to an HHS

Check Out HHS Artwork at the Regional Art Show!

The 2018 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show is in progress, and you are invited!

Safety in Hockinson Schools

Dear Hockinson Families,

As our nation engages in the very difficult but necessary conversation about school safety, I want to share with you that in Hockinson we take this issue very seriously. 

Care Closet to Support HSD Students
Robotics Team Update - Team Mean Machine

Hockinson collaborates with several local school districts to support a local student Robotics Team that primarily works out of Camas. 

Community Spirit Fueled FB Victory

Reflecting on the Hawks’ first-ever state football championship in December, two teammates said a sense of community—on field and off—was key to their success. 

New HMS Introduces New Opportunities To Teach, Learn

A new school does more than replace an old one—it opens up new ways of teaching and learning.

Students Care For Those In Need

Collecting food and other donations for those in need is a tradition in all of Hockinson’s schools, and the end of 2017 found our students especially busy making life better for their neighbors. 

HSD Offers Info on State Tax Changes

This year’s property tax bills include new tax rates related to schools, particularly at the state level. Here is some information about these changes.

HHS Jazz Band Wins Competition

Congratulations to our amazing and talented Hockinson musicians! The HHS Jazz Band won first place at the Clark College Jazz Festival in the AA Division, and Riley Lyons, Erik Hawkins, Zeke Dodson, and Jack Broer received Outstanding Soloist awards. Corey McEnry is the HHS band director.

HSD Hosts Honor Band

Nineteen HHS and five HMS students were selected for the 2018 North County Honor Band, which gathered Jan. 19-20 at Hockinson.

HSD Highly Capable Program - Application Window

Hockinson School District, as part of the identification process for the Highly Capable Program, will be accepting applications to the Highly Capable Program between January 17th and January 31st. Applications will be screened and the district will be administering the full CogAT between February 5th and February 9th during regular school hours. Please read the parent letter by clink on the link below.
HSD HiCap Testing Parent Letter

HSD Teachers Earn National Certification

Congratulations to Hockinson School District's newest National Board Certified Teachers! 

HMS to Host open House in Spring

We’ve had an amazing start to the school year with the brand-new Middle School, and we're eager to share it with our community! Please plan to join us for a dedication and open house in the spring, when everything is complete. Meanwhile, stay tuned for upcoming patron tours.

HHS Celebrates Success of “White Christmas”

Around 100 HHS students sang, danced and acted their way into the hearts of audiences with their December production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas. Here are a few photos in case you missed it—or would like a glimpse of the production! Congratulations, Hawks!

Hornets Reduce Waste

Students at Hockinson Heights Elementary are learning to reduce food waste and share what they don't need with others. Check out their efforts, which were recently shared on the Clark County Green Schools website. Way to go, Hornets!

When Bad Weather Hits, Here's How HSD Keeps Families Informed.

With winter here and memories of last year's snows still fresh on our mind, it is time for a quick refresher on how Hockinson lets families know when weather or other emergencies force school delays or closures. We've included the link to our district web page for emergency closure information. As always, please remember to keep your contact information up to date if you have recently moved or changed your information. 

Thank you very much and have a Happy Holidays! 

Weather & Emergency Closure Information

Hockinson welcomes new Nutrition Director

Joshua BrownSilva has joined Hockinson School District as its new nutrition director with Chartwells food service.

HHES Artists Enter Holiday Art Contest

The Hockinson Heights Elementary School’s elves have been hard at work creating holiday murals for the art contest at the 25th annual Winter Wonderland light show at Portland International Raceway. 

Students Share Thanks at Hockinson Feast

Thanksgiving came early to Hockinson High School with the Developmental Resource Room’s annual Thanksgiving Feast. 

HHS Student Brings Octoball to HMS

Thanks to the efforts of a Hockinson High School junior, octoball—or gaga ball—has arrived at the Middle School.

HHS Offerings Expand to Meet Student Needs: Computer Science, Metal Fab and AP Spanish Added

One recent morning, a group of Hockinson High School students sat at a bank of computers, writing and troubleshooting JavaScript code—part of the school’s first computer science class. 

HHES Students Build Real-World Connections

When Jennifer Teegardin’s second grade students learn about solids, liquids and gases, they don’t just memorize words and definitions—they make pancakes.

Volunteers Help Settle New Middle School

Getting Hockinson Middle School’s main wing open in time for the first day of classes this fall was a feat.

Food Service Associate Wins Award

Amy Curtis has been named Chartwells’ west region hourly associate of the year for 2017!
 
A cashier in the High School café, Curtis was nominated by food service director Colleen O’Brien, who says she “shines brightly whenever called upon.”
 
The Chartwells west region includes 87 school districts across 10 western states. 
 
Congratulations, Amy, and thank you for your hard work!

HHS Accredited, Commended

Congratulations to Hockinson High School! At the Oct. 9 Board meeting, the school received its accreditation through 2023, along with several commendations from Washington’s Association of Educational Service Districts:

Meet the Candidates

The Hockinson School District Citizens Advisory Committee invites you to "Meet the Candidates" of the 2017 school board election:

HMS Opening

It’s all happening! 

Hockinson Middle School will be open and ready to welcome our students as planned on Wednesday, Sept. 6!

HMS Progress Update

The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time for Hockinson School District, and this year is especially so! Our contractors are working to get the new Middle School ready for the first day of school, Sept. 6. Read more details in the message Superintendent Yager sent Aug. 24 to Middle School parents.
 

Superintendent Letter