HAIS Weekly Newsletter

September 13-17, 2021

Peek at the Week

Monday, September 13, 3:30-4:30pm: Theater Collective

Monday, September 13, 3:30pm-5:00pm: Cheer/Dance

Tuesday, September 14, 3:30pm-4:30pm: K-Pop Dance Club, Debate Club

Tuesday, September 14, 3:30pm-5:00pm: Cheer/Dance

Wednesday, September 15, 3:30-4:30pm: K-Pop Dance Club, Theater Collective

Wednesday, September 15, 3:30-5:00pm: Cheer/Dance

Thursday, September 16, 3:30pm-4:30pm: Fall Holiday, HCC Courses will still be held.

Friday, September 17: Teacher Prep Day (no students)


Þ REMINDER: Beginning of the Year forms are needed. This can be done in the PARENT portal in HISD connect https://www.houstonisd.org/PSC. If you need assistance locating the forms, please check out this youtube video https://youtu.be/22u9AS0OibA. Please complete all forms ASAP! **The Socioeconomic Form is the most important and directly impacts our campus budget. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this section. If you require further assistance or need help accessing your account, please email jwilli56@houstonisd.org.

Þ Call for Donations: Help show support of HAIS faculty and staff with our Fri-YAY Treat program. Sign up to show your appreciation.

Þ Juniors: Apply for the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars (HSA). More information can be found on the NASA website. Deadline to apply is October 21, 2021, 2pm (CDT).

Þ HAIS PTO: Save the date for the first HAIS PTO Virtual Meeting, Weds, Sept 22, 6pm.

Þ HAIS Student Council: 2021-2022 HAIS Student Council Leadership Interest Kick-Off starts now! Please complete the interest form if you would like to serve your HAIS Community on the specular Student Council of Leaders now by 9/21/21- https://forms.gle/PDuo5SdbGaNKKkhG8

Þ Summer Travel: Save the date for the upcoming Summer Student Travel Virtual Info meeting on Thursday, September 23, 6pm. RSVP to receive the link. Contact Ms. Alderete with any questions ealderet@houstonisd.org.

Þ Sophomores/Class of 2024: Sophomore students, If you are interested in being apart of the Class of 2024 planning and fundraising committee please email Mr. Smith at jeremy.smith@houstonisd.org

Review the Homework and Assignment Tracker to check in with your students’ academic progress. Navigate through the tabs at the bottom of the page to view different subject areas. If you have questions about a particular assignment, please contact the teacher.



Þ English I: Students will write a compare/contrast essay in class this week. Summer Reading Assignment is due on 9/20.

Þ English II: ELA II students will continue their reading and analysis of The Epic of Gilgamesh!

Þ English III: Students will continue our study of A Raisin in the Sun and film analysis.

Þ ENGL 1301 (Gillespie): Students will analyze media sources dealing with the topic of education while starting to plan their Education Synthesis Podcast.

Þ ENGL 1301 (Shepard): Students will identify rhetorical appeals in historical speeches.

Þ ENGL 2322: Students will continue to read, analyze, and discuss "Beowulf" while planning their own original epic poem selection.

Þ Business English (Gillespie): Students will form SLC groups and begin planning and research.

Þ Business English (Shepard): Students will choose their SLC projects and will be placed on a team to begin the project!


Þ Algebra I: We begin our lesson on linear functions.

Þ Algebra II (Nguyen): We begin our lesson on linear functions.

Þ Algebra II (Polley): In Algebra II students will Solve Absolute Value Equations.

Þ Geometry (Polley): In Geometry students will Use Special Geometric Tools to Make Congruent Figures.

Þ College Algebra:

Þ Pre-Calculus: Students will use a graph to determine where a function is increasing, decreasing, or constant.

Þ AP Calculus: Students will find a derivative presented graphically, numerically and analytically.


Þ Biology: Students will learn about Cell structure and cell transport

Þ BIOL 1306: Students will learn about cell structure and cell transport

Þ Chemistry: Students will be differentiating among element/ compound and mixtures. They will design methods to separate mixtures.

Þ CHEM 1311: Students will practice to convert mole to ,mass and particles and vice versa. They will be able to find EF and MF from the given %age composition of compounds.

Þ Physics: Students will graph and analyze their data collected the week prior.

Þ Science Research & Design:


Þ AP Human Geography: This (short) week in APHuG, your student will be wrapping up Unit 1 with a Pop Quiz. Not to fret, it will be open note. They will also be learning how to properly write an FRQ (Free response question).

Þ AP World History: This week students will understand how, after the collapse of classical empires, new political, economic, and social systems evolved and expanded.

Þ AP US History: This week students will understand how, in the 17th Century early British colonies developed along the Atlantic coast with regional differences that reflected various factors.

Þ Government: This (short) week in Government, your student will be dissecting the Preamble of the Constitution and begin to work through the meat of Article 1, the Legislative Branch.

Þ Principles of Government and Public Policy (Rodriguez):

Þ Principles of Government (J.Willi):

Þ Intro to Public Policy: Students will continue to explore the role of the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals.

Þ Political Science I:

Þ Political Science II: Students will continue to explore the role of the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals.

Fine Arts, CTE, LOTE, P.E.

Þ Chinese I (Shyr): Student will be able to greet each other when meeting for the first time.

Þ Chinese I (Baltz): Students will be able to count 1-99 and share how others are doing and asking basic information.

Þ CHIN 1411 (Dual Credit):

Þ Chinese II: Student will be able to describe what color they like and clothes they are wearing.

Þ Chinese III: Student will be able to count number to billion.

Þ Chinese 1412 (Dual Credit): Student will be able to make their own short funny comics story.

Þ Chinese IV: Student will be able to do the basic cooking for suan la tang.

Þ AP Chinese Language and Culture: Students will be able to analyze the transportation announcements.

Þ Spanish I: Students will express what do they like to do in different situations.

Þ Spanish II: Students will express what do they like to do in different situations.

Þ AP Computer Science Principles: Explain the challenges of creating a clear set of rules for ordering patterns.

Þ EDUC 1300: Apply knowledge of learning to adapt to various classroom environments.

Þ Graphic Design: Intro to Retouching Tools in Photoshop. Continue GMetrix modules - “Crop and Straighten Photos” – “Save and Export." Make sure you can download the necessary Adobe products for Graphics class.

Þ Mobile App Development (Kang): Intro to Components 2.11

Þ Mobile App Development (McCurdy): Identify different strategies used to solve a problem.

Þ POFI 1301:

Þ PE: Students will combine two sports to play scooter soccer.

Þ Theatre Arts: Students will show off their safety know how through role play!

Þ Career Prep I: Students will be introduced to their Senior Capstone Project and set-up their accounts on the Applied Education System.

Þ Project Based Research: Students will be introduced to the Career Project and explore various positions aligning with their career interest.


Þ Reminder: SAT/PSAT School Day Testing October 13, 2021


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