Weekly Notes for Staff January 11-17, 2016
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.
1. Do what is right
2. Perform with excellence
3. Respect others
January 4: Back to School!
January 12: Family Science Night 6:00 pm
Reading CBA Grades 3,6
Math CBA Grade 2
Science CBA Grade 4,5
January 14: PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm
Social Studies CBA Grade 6
January 15:Half Day: Noon Dismissal
Geography Bee in Cafeteria at 8:30 am
End 3rd Six Weeks End first Semester
January 18: No School/Teacher Workday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 19-February 5: Window for Reading 3D Assessment Grades K-2
January 20: Math CBA Grades 3,4,6
January 21: Report Cards go Home
January 22: Falcon Award Picnics Third Six Weeks
January 25: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library
January 27: Suzuki Winter Concert 6:30 pm
Mandatory (State Required) Compliance Training
1. Log in to HEB Curriculum
2. Click on Trainings
3. Go to Fall Compliance training
4. The Enrollment Key is heb123
5. Complete the trainings and test
6. Print your certificate
7. Turn your certificate in to Laurie Moss and sign the PD sign in sheet
You may do this on your own time, but it has to be completed by January 29th.
Watch for emails from Marie regarding upcoming TELPAS trainings.
Half Day Schedule
If you would like to transfer your student within the district, the transfer window begins January 4, 2016 and ends February 29, 2016.
For more information, read the Transfer Q&A for the 2016-17 School Year
Congratulations to our 2016 Teacher of the Year: Terrilin Holz!
The new link to get to TAC from home is http://www2.hebisd.edu/waplinks.
Choose Teacher Access Center.
You will enter your HEB username and password (just as you do for TAC at school).
After that authenticates, you will be asked to login to your TAC account again.
If you have not updated your link for TAC from home, please do so. Also, if you have issues with logging into TAC from home, please address those issues to your campus help account and give as much detail as possible.
Yearbook Pictures Needed!
Field Trips and Volunteers
Any volunteers or parents joining you on a Field Trip must complete a VIPS online background check PRIOR to the Field Trip. The background check can take up to 72 hours to process and must be updated once per year. This can be completed at www.hebisd.edu/vips.
Please send Marie a list of volunteers 3 days before the field trip so she can ensure all background checks are complete and up to date. Any volunteer without an up to date background check will not be able to participate in the field trip as a volunteer.
We are in need of volunteers for upper grades...so if you have not signed up (even for just one or two slots this year) please be a fabulous falcon, and help us out.:)
Walking the Walls of a Classroom
Posting your learning objectives is a district requirement. These objectives may not change every day, but should always align to what Student Expectation (SE) is the main focus of your lesson. This sets a clear purpose for learning so students know what they can do by the end of the lesson.
You Matter forms are in the teacher workroom. Recognize your peers on the wall in the lounge!
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!