Hallsville Intermediate News


A Word from Whittle

I hope this edition of our parent newsletter finds you well and eagerly anticipating the holidays with your children. While we will miss them during the breaks, we are all looking forward to time with our families mixed with a little rest.

There are lots of rumors floating around about next year and what H.I.S. will look like. The HISD School Board voted last night to approve Intermediate moving into the old middle school (the now empty building next door). That means we will inhabit that building AND our current building. While this will pose some challenges, we are confident that we can overcome those challenges and continue to be the awesome campus you have come to know and love. I'm certain there will be lots of ideas and questions in the weeks and months to come. Don't hesitate to inquire; if I have an answer, I'll tell you whatever you want to know. There is a LOT at this point that is unknown, but I always like the challenge and creativity of coming up with a plan. :)

Please save the evening of February 4th to come up to the school for a parent night. There will be a 5th grade Fine Arts program, cookies, cocoa, and time with your children learning about their academics. It's a fun and informative night.

Again, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family.

Amy Whittle, principal


Dates to Remember


  • 19 Career Day
  • 20 Early Release, 12:30
  • 23-27 No school


  • 3 Writing CBA 2 - No Lunch Deliveries or Visitors
  • 7 Math CBA 2 - No Lunch Deliveries or Visitors
  • 8 Reading CBA 2 - No Lunch Deliveries or Visitors
  • 9 Science CBA 2 - No Lunch Deliveries or Visitors
  • 9 Michael Finklea Author Visit - 5th Grade
  • 10 Social Studies CBA 2 - No Lunch Deliveries or Visitors
  • 11 Cindy Duncan Author Visit - 4th Grade
  • 17 Nine Week Reward - Movie Day
  • 17 A.R. Big Event
  • 18 Class Parties, 8:00
  • 18 Victory Assembly, 9:00 - "Character Chirstmas" Theme
  • 18 Early Release, 12:30
  • 21-Jan 4 No School


  • 5 Student Return
  • 18 MLK Day - No School


  • 4 Cookies & Cocoa Parent Night
  • 12 No school for students
  • 15 No school for students and staff

U.I.L. at H.I.S.

Students have turned in interest sheets. Here is a brief timeline of what you can expect:

November 30-December 4

Students will be called down and meet with the coach for each event. Rules for the event will be explained and a short test will be given.

December 14

The top 20 in each event meet with the coach and are given materials. They will be expected to study over the holidays.

January 5

Practice begins. Some might meet after school. Coaches will communicate this.

February 5

H.I.S.D. Academic Meet - the top 5 from each event will be chosen and will continue to the district meet

February 27

District Meet @ Pine Tree

Authors to Visit H.I.S.

Michael Finklea will visit 5th Graders on December 9th. Click HERE for a link to his blog.

Cindy Duncan will visit 4th Graders on December 11th. Click HERE for a link to her blog.

There will be an opportunity to purchase their books prior to the event and have them signed that day! Information and an order form will come home December 3rd in the Thursday folder.