The Hockinson Board of Directors officially accepted the new Hockinson Middle School at a May 9 dedication ceremony in the HMS gymnasium.
Creative solutions and collaborative relationships among the district, contractors and architects made it possible for Middle School to open a year ahead of schedule, enabling students and staff to begin the 2017-18 school year in the completed part of the building.
The dedication ceremony included performances by the HMS jazz band and a keynote address by retired District 3 Fire Chief Steve Wrightson, who highlighted the Hockinson community’s history and habit of saying “yes” to progress and new endeavors.
Principal Brian Lehner told the community members who gathered that the Middle School is a place where “all are learners, all are valued.”
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this milestone event!
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