Hornet Herald

August 19, 2022

Whatever It Takes. Every Student. Every Day.

As parents I'm sure you wonder about the happenings within HES on a day-to-day basis. There are often happy tears, moments of laughter, and times of joy that only the HES staff is able to enjoy in the moment. Two funny moments from Kindergarten are certainly worth sharing.


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.


Go Hornets,


Mr. Pennington

HES Building Improvements

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Arrival/Dismissal Procedure Update

Next week all HES families will receive a consent form regarding arrival/dismissal at HES. Many students are still being dropped off, and picked up, in the lower lot which is against the recommendation of the HES administration and staff. At the end of the day many students are walking to different areas beyond the boundaries of HES without adult supervision - this is also against our recommendation. Both of these actions put students at risk, and our number one priority at HES is to keep your student safe.

Join the HES PTO!

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Walk-Ons Being Awarded Scholarships

I-Ready Data

In the coming weeks, all families will receive progress reports of their students proficiency levels based on students beginning of the year diagnostic tests. During back-to-school night, we explained that this is the data that we use to track the progress of your student, and develop individual learning plans that help meet the needs of each individual student. At the midway point of the year, we will take the middle of the year diagnostic to examine the proficiency growth of each and every student. This is the data that outweighs classroom grades at it shows each students academic levels on a national scale.
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Calling All Volunteers!

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Fundraiser Coming!

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