HP Parent Newsletter

January 2023

Mission:

Our mission is to foster an environment to nurture individuals academically, socially, and emotionally so that they are prepared to tackle academic challenges and become productive members of a global society.

Vision:

We aim to develop well-rounded and thoughtful students prepared to cope with a changing and globalized world.

Visit our website for important updates and information

Parent Information

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Health Professions Enrollment is currently OPEN!

Our campus open enrollment will start this Saturday, January 14th at 9:00 AM. Please see the flier below for more information.


Enrollment is still open for all who want to apply for the 2023-2024 school year! Click on the link below to apply.

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New To District Student Advisement Sessions - New To District Students Only!

Please see information below regarding our upcoming advisement dates.
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TELPAS Preparations

If your child is part of our Emergent Bilingual program, we will be having lunch and learn sessions to help prepare for the state assessment. More information can be found below.
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Purchase your Yearbook!

The last day to purchase a yearbook is March 1st. No extra copies will be ordered after this date. Get yours now!


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1079821/South-Texas-ISD-Health-Professions/2023-Yearbook/2022090523164879053/CATALOG_SHOP/



Use the following link to submit photos for Yearbook use using Replay It:


https://images.jostens.com/0X9oNJVZzCb1BRW3FygZhWg

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Campus Reminders

Parents reminder:



  • Student drop off is at liberty island in morning (red arrows)
  • Student pick up is by the Health Professions front office (blue arrows)
  • All students driving to campus will need a parking permit. All those without may have their vehicle towed.
  • All parents should have received a parent pass to use if you need to pick up your child early from campus. If you did not receive this pass, please contact the front office.



Please review the pick up/drop off locations below:

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Clubs and Activities

UIL

U.I.L. competitions are going strong as we will be having Elizabeth Taw compete in U.I.L. piano solo at Economedes High School on January 21, 2023.


Elizabeth Taw sill also be competing in U.I.L. violin solo and ensemble on January 28, 2023.

We wish her success on her performance!

Class of 2024

  • Please join our class remind for information and updates - @h23edhk
  • Class dues for Junior year will be $25. We will let you know through remind when and where payments will be taken.
  • Our first fundraiser this year will be a candy sale. Juniors will be required to sell one box of candy to raise funds toward our Senior Prom. Join our class remind for more updates.

Class of 2025

  • If you are in our Class of 2025, please join the remind code to obtain important updates and information!
  • Remind Code: @3f6dbk7

Class of 2026



  • If you are in our Class of 2026, please join the remind code to obtain important updates and information.
  • Join the Class of 2026 Remind: Remind Code: @hp2026
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Counselor's Corner

Dual Academy Program

Please see information about our next Dual Academy Program Presentation for parents happening January 24th. If you have any questions, please call our counseling department.

TSI Testing

TSI Testing will take place on Thursday, January 26th. There are only 40 slots available, and it is on a first come first served basis.


Four hours needs to be taken on Edgenuity for students to be admitted to test.

ACT & SAT Testing

SAT and ACT Waivers are available for 11th and 12th grade students who qualify. ACT testing for all Juniors will occur in March. More information will be forthcoming.
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Texas FAFSA Challenge

Region One ESC in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Regional Bank, Educate Texas and RGV Focus, administrators and partners launch state-wide challenge to boost FAFSA completion to approximately 300 counselors and GEAR-UP facilitators from across the region. The Texas FAFSA Challenge aims to increase application rates through awareness, resources and good-old friendly competition. https://youtu.be/M801X9_YEjA

Texas FAFSA Challenge | Region One ESC

Need Scholarships?

Take a look at tons of scholarships that are available to students. You can filter your search by state, no essay requirement, and/or career interest.. Click HERE!

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BIGFUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS Qualify to win $40,000 just by planning for your future - College Board

Open to all students in the class of 2023, 2024, and 2025, BigFuture® awards hundreds of $500 scholarships and at least two $40,000 scholarships each month to students who take steps toward their career and education

bigfuture.collegeboard.org

For Parents – BigFuture | College Board

For Parents – BigFuture | College Board

For Parents. Parents and guardians play an important role in helping teens get ready for life after high school. We’ve gathered resources and tools to help guide you.

bigfuture.collegeboard.org

2023–24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

The new 2023–24 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage.

Click here to get started.

Mental Health Resources

How Parents Can Support Their Anxious Teen


MENTAL HEALTH VIDEOS/RESOURCES FOR TEENS


Seize the Awkward recently released four new videos containing advice for teens and young adults on mental health. Each video features expert advice and tips on supporting a friend who may be struggling with their mental health.


The National Suicide Prevention Line 988


When people call or text #988 they will be connected to trained counselors with the lifeline network. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
Learning the Signs l Seize The Awkward
Having the Conversation l Seize The Awkward
Tips for Better Conversations l Seize The Awkward
Conversation Starters l Seize The Awkward

Athletics Corner

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