Hawktastic News

April Edition

Middle School students do extremely well at the UIL Competition

The SISD annual UIL competition was held on April 13, 15 & 16 for middle school students and April 22 & 23 for elementary students. Congratulations to 5th grader Anna Rodarte for taking 2nd place in Ready Writing. Middle schoolers who won a 1st place were Alexa Rodriguez (6th) in Listening Skills, Angelina Jimenez (6th) in Ready Writing, & Heather Nguyen (7th) in Spelling & Maps, Graphs, and Charts. Other students who placed were Bryanna Urueta (6th) who won 4th place in Number Sense, Miranda Zacarias (6th) who won 5th place in Number Sense, Ian Alvarado (6th) who won 6th place in Art Smart and Angelina Jimenez (6th) also won 4th place in Maps, Graphs, and Charts. Heather Nguyen (7th) also won 2nd place in Listening Skills and 6th place in Number Sense. Damian Chavez (7th) won 4th place in Number Sense, Amelie Martinez (8th) won 3rd place in Maps, Graphs, and Charts & 4th place in Listening Skills, Grecia Rivas (8th) won 6th place in Number Sense, Eric Corona (8th) won 5th place in Mathematics, and Patricia Caldera (8th) won 6th place in Modern Oratory. Congratulations again and way to go Hawks!

Hambric students entries picked for the Literary Anthology

Every year, students from the entire district (K-8th) submit writing entries of different genres to be judged in selected categories. Some of those categories include poetry, letters, and essays. Schools pick entries to submit and then judges read those entries and they select their favorites. Mrs. Talavera collects the middle school student's entries and Mrs. Zamora collects the elementary student's entries. Hambric had two winners in 8th grade, Maria Chico who won 2nd place for her persuasive essay and Stephanie Newberry who won 2nd place for her letter. There were also two winners from 7th grade, Mia Griffin won 1st place for her imaginative essay and Madison Hill won 3rd place for her essay. Sixth grader Jasmine Gawell received Honorable Mention for her essay. Mia's essay will be published in the SISD Literary Anthology Magazine. Mrs. Talavera wants to thank all the Hambric teachers for all that they do. Way to Soar Hawks!
I, Mrs. Pena, am the editor of this newsletter and usually the GT Students write the stories in this newsletter. This month they were busy working on their projects for the GT Showcase, which will be held on May 4th, so I wrote the newsletter this month. Next month will be the last newsletter for the 2015-2016 school year and the GT students will once again write that newsletter.