August 19, 2022
Whatever It Takes. Every Student. Every Day.
1. We have a new set of twin boys this year, who are always joyous and smiling, that decided one morning that they were going to see what their brothers class was like. Although it didn't take us long to realize, we all got a good laugh that they tried to pull that off. Can't blame them for trying, and we all got a good laugh at the attempt.
2. That same week, a young Kindergarten student expressed to a substitute teacher that it was her birthday. On that day she wore a special hat, got to sit in a special chair, had the class sing her Happy Birthday, and even got to use a special pointer to help assist the class during instruction. She was made to feel extra special on her big day. The joke on the staff here was that it was not, in fact, her birthday. All I could think to say when I found out was; good for you young lady, good for you.
We're not always going to make decisions here that please everyone, but please know that each decision we do make, and each moment we share with your students here at HES, are those that we make with the best of intentions. A student recently transferred to HES from a neighboring district and after his first few days his mother shared an email with me expressing that her student was loving his new environment at HES, and that he'd never felt so welcomed, and cared for in a school setting. To me, that's what separates HES from those schools around us. We're a place that loves your students. On the good days, on the rough days, and all of those in between.
HES Building Improvements
Water Fountain Upgrades
Thanks to the work of Mr. Andres, and Mr. and Mrs. Brock, we have 17 new water filling stations around the HES campus that are more environmentally friendly, and sanitary than the previous station options.
This Wednesday all lighting on the HES campus began the transition from halogen lighting, to LED. Many thanks to Mr. Budd, and the board for this improvement project to conserve energy, and improving the learning environment.
Previous Halogen Lighting
The previous lighting had a yellow cast, and produces a light that is much harsher than the softer, and clearer light produced from the LED replacements.