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Weekly Notes for Staff September 14-25, 2015

Teaching and Learning the Falcon Way

Hurst Hills Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision: We’re the ones empowering students to achieve excellence!

Mission: As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence by showing respect and responsibility, and challenging myself to reach my goals.

Core Values

1. Do what is right

2. Perform with excellence

3. Respect others

Important Dates

Sept 12 Campus Open 9-5 (Look for Smiley Face)

Sept 13 Campus Open 9-5 (Look for Smiley Face)

Sept 14 College Colors Day

Sept 14-29 PTA Chocolate Fundraiser k-2 1:30 and 3-6 2:15 Kickoff

Sept 14-Oct. 2: Black vs. Blue Food Drive

Sept 14-Oct 2 BOY Reading 3D Window

Sept 15 District Visitors

Sept 15 Parent Preview of Play it Safe 6:00-8:00 PM

Sept 16 Play It Safe Student Program

Beth off campus for district instructional meeting 9-1

Sept 25: Grandparent Day Lunch: Flyer will go home with details and lunch times

WatchDOG Kickoff: Pizza With Dad Night! 6:30

Sept 23 Bus Evacuation Training AM

Sept 25 Watchdog "Pizza with Dads" Kickoff 6:30-8:00 PM

Sept 29 Fifth Grade Science CBA1

**September Birthdays**

September 10: Delana Clark - Fourth Grade

September 15: Paula Anderson - Instructional Resource

September 16: Beth Sanders - Principal

September 19: Karenia Holloway - Kindergarten

September 26: Stephanie Stevenson - Third Grade

Fuzzy's for Fourth Grade

The Fourth grade is raising money to offset the cost of their Austin field trip on September 13 and 14 at Fuzzy's Taco Shop on Highway 10. Guests should mention HHE at the counter as they pay and 10% of their ticket will be donated to the trip.

RTI Update

Edugence RtI Videos have also been loaded into HEB Curriculum in the RtI module under Training Materials.

RtI Tiers have been prepopulated in Edugence based on STAAR data from last year…

  • Unsuccessful on STAAR Reading last year= Tier 2 Yellow Dot
  • Scored below on Bridging Math= Tier 2 Yellow Dot

Remember Tier 3 Students (SpEd and 504) do not need to be tracked in Edugence, but they may have been prepopulated with a dot.

The next steps involve…

  1. Identifying Intensive or Strategic Tier 2 for these students
  2. Setting individual goals based on individual student needs and RtI tiers
  3. Beginning intervention according to RtI curriculum (Interventionists begin Sep. 14)
  4. Inputting progress monitoring data (Strategic every 3 weeks and Intensive every 2 weeks) **Blue Folders are no longer necessary. You can keep a folder to collect work samples or behavior charts until they are uploaded but data should be maintained in Edugence.

Edugence Training Open Lab: Reports and RTI

September 23, 4:00-5:30 in Assessment Training Room at PMC

Darrell Brown will be available to answer questions regarding RTI and Michelle Tolar will be available to assist attendees on reports components. Please bring your laptop and sign up in Eduphoria if you plan to attend.

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Mr. Williams has done a wonderful job at lunch duty for Kinder! Thank you for all of your help. -From the Kinder Team

Kudos to Mrs. Siebenberg and Mrs. Frosch. they helped get Kinder students logged in at computer lab during their planning period. -From Pam Bural

Thank you Amanda Ratliff for being the Hurst Hills CTR on the PCC! We still need an alternate...any takers? -From the Falcon Staff

Way To Go Ms. Clark. Every time she picks up her students from music, she makes sure that her students were more than good in music. She expects them to be excellent!! -From Mrs. Sellers

I know that you all observe staff members going above and beyond on a daily basis to support students, fellow staff members, and the overall success of Hurst Hills. Please send in Kudos as you see them so that staff can be recognized for the things they do from day to day that make a difference. I would also love to share personal celebrations! Email your recognitions to Beth by Friday to be added to the weekly notes! If Beth uses your submission or you are the subject of a celebration, stop by the office for a special treat!

A Note from the Assistant Principal

Edugence Access- If you do not yet have access to Edugence (and need access), please email Marie.

Login information for new teachers is as follows…

Username: firstandlastname (michelletolar)

Password: 6 digit employee ID (123456)