Hawk Eye News

Henderson Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 2016

A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence.

Commit to Excellence- Positive imagery

Many of you already know that my daughter-in-law is expecting. Her due date is August 22nd. This weekend I attended their gender reveal party and together we discovered that she will be having a girl. As you can imagine, I am so thrilled. It is such a wonderful feeling to be a grandmother. I am already overflowing with joy and love for her! She has me thinking about her future which starts with her parents and will be joined with teachers who have the opportunity to inspire her and instill a love of learning. I am excited at the endless possibilities that she will be afforded and hopeful that she will be educated in a school that has the heart of the Henderson Hawks.

Believe in yourselves! Believe in your kids! I believe in you!


We will have an unannounced lock down drill in April. Please refer to the crisis management document if you have questions.

What if an emergency happens when your class is on the playground? Our guidelines state that students should be trained that a two whistle blow is to take a knee and a one whistle blow is to line up. Please make sure to be practicing this procedure if you have not already.


Wow! I must commend all of our testers and monitors for their outstanding job in ensuring our kids had the best environment to "show what they know". Mrs. Saenz, Mrs. Isles, Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Ekeland, Mrs. Gonzales, Ms. Torres, Mrs. Enriquez, Mrs. Orozco, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Rossman, Mrs. Kahre, Ms. Cook, Ms. Rutkowski, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Dawson, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Garza, Mr. Pequeno, and Mrs. Marak.

A big shout out to Gloria Garcia-Rhodes for an outstanding job at organizing the testing. The amount of work that goes behind testing is tremendous!

Teachers- you did a fabulous job keeping kids quiet in the hallways and outside. Thank you for the extra effort in allowing kids a quiet testing environment!

Thank you to Mrs. Christy for a wonderful showing at the district art show. It was the talk of the town!

Thank you to Mrs. Garcia-Rhodes and Mrs. Miller for their help at the Bryan ISD Career Fair this weekend!


  • Teachers-Teacher Self Reports (TSR) II & III must be completed by 4/8/16. This is required and a part of your PDAS. TSR II & III are found where TSR I was found in PDAS in Eduphoria.
  • Wednesdays tutoring is until 4:45pm. This allows time for parents to pick students up. (Please do NOT schedule appointments during this time. Wednesdays should continue to be held as a committed time to school)
  • Pay to wear jeans with your Relay shirt on Wednesdays to raise funds for Relay for Life!
  • Please join our team. Search Relay for Life Brazos County. Then join the Henderson Hawks!

Mark Your Calendar!


6 Winning Wednesday tutoring

8 TSR II & III due to be complete in Eduphoria

9 Henderson Fun Fair 11-2

12 HIP Meeting

PTO Meeting

13 Winning Wednesday tutoring

19 Taco Casa Spirit Day

20 Winning Wednesday tutoring

22 Awards/Games Galore

K-2 Mays Business School Field Day 12-3

27 Winning Wednesday tutoring


6-7 Relay for Life!!

9 STAAR Math 3rd & 4th (5th makeups)

10 STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th (5th makeups)

PTO Meeting

11 STAAR Science 5th

12 Transition to Kinder Parent Meeting 6-7

Congratulations to Karen Rossman for being selected Teacher of the Month for April!