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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Jochims says farewell to H-M-S 'family'

Retiring principal has been with school district since 1992


June 3, 2021


Elementary Principal Cathy Jochims has served various roles at H-M-S since 1992.

There will be no shortage of memories for Cathy Jochims when she officially retires from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on June 18.

Whether it was getting "slimed" in the gym, kissing a pig or camping out on the roof to raise money for cancer research, the outgoing elementary principal always tried to make things interesting at H-M-S.

"It's been fun," said Jochims. "You really feel like you get to know the students and families so well. I always said though, if I ever had to tell a child that I taught their grandma then I knew it was time for me to leave. I haven't gotten there, though."

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