Join Dr. Muri on his 2016-17 Campus Visit Tour
Connected @Hunters Creek (9/22)
- Hunter Creek’s third-grade team has begun personalizing their classroom learning environments with ball-type, soft and “wiggly” seating options. Tables will replace desks in all third-grade classrooms.
- Fifth-grade teachers have applied for an ambitious $5,000 grant through the Spring Branch Education Foundation. In addition, the campus PTA Annual Fund and its annual PTA Auction helps sponsor field trips, author visits, specialists, instructional materials and staff development. The annual fund goal this year is $145,000. Projects are funded through a Donors Choose crowdsourcing site, too.
- The 5th grade class of 2016 showed exceptional progress from 2nd grade to 5th grade in reading and math as measured by norm-referenced tests (Stanford and IOWA). In second grade (2012-2013), Hunters Creek students performing at or above the top 40 percent nationally in math and reading were 58 percent and 46 percent, respectively. This is an improvement of 11 points in math and 19 points in reading!
- Hunters Creek Elementary has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the First Tee National School Program for kindergarten through fifth grade. First Tee develops interest in golf as a hobby and physical activity by engaging students in a structured golf curriculum while promoting personal character development.
Be a Learner
- Fifth-grade math and language arts teams are dipping into the practice and use of blended learning models. Many agree that fourth-grade teacher Ann Martin is one of the best models of blended learning practice and instruction on campus right now.
- The Hunter’s Creek library now has a remarkable Maker Space. This new learning concept supports a space where students gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover by using a variety of tools and materials. Students collaborate as they engage in science, engineering, computer coding and more. The campus PTA has funded this innovative learning space!
Stay Connected All Year Long
I encourage you to continue to CONNECT with me providing input about what we’re doing right and what may need improvement as we aspire to be the best we can be for EVERY CHILD. How? Ask questions during my visit. (Be brave!) Take the post-visit survey. Send me an email. Call me. Whatever it takes, share your feedback and input on what you've heard and what we can do to continue to inspire minds and shape lives at your campus and across the district.
Again, thank you to all the campuses I've visited in September. I look forward to seeing each of you as I continue my tour this school year.
Spring Branch ISD