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It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed and come to an end. I would like to thank you for your faith, trust, and commitment to Henderson Elementary, the students, and staff. This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!

Although it is a hectic time of year, it is the time when I most realize how blessed we all are to be part of such an amazing community. Parents and teachers commit their time and energy every day toward creating a nurturing environment in which children can thrive! Thank you for partnering with us to ensure each child's success.

We are sad to announce that we do have staff leaving us this year. Donna Blakely, second grade teacher, is retiring. Brittany Barton, fourth grade; Paula Foster, Head Start; and Shannon Barnes, music; Karen Wright, nurse, will be embarking on a new journey, outside of Henderson. They have all contributed to our school in their time with us and I hope they are richer for the experience of being a part of the Henderson Elementary school community.

Some staff changes you will see next year include:

  • Brandy Armstrong (sixth grade) and Cynthia Huffman (first grade) will be moving to second grade.

  • Cari Petrea, former instructional assistant in Head Start, will be the lead classroom teacher for Head Start.

  • Marilyn Vargas will be joining the Head Start Team.

  • Melanie Sprott, teacher at Warren MS and Henderson parent, will join the sixth grade team.

  • Emily Berg, a teacher from Louisiana, will be joining our fourth grade team.

  • Michelle Cook, a nurse in Kaufman ISD, will replace Nurse Wright.

  • Michelle Vasher, a second grade teacher from San Angelo, will be joining the second grade team.

  • Brooke Hobbs, a teacher from Mesquite, will be joining the first grade team.

  • Cari Webb, currently a receptionist at NFHS, will be our new Librarian/Media Specialist.

We will continue to work over the summer to complete the search for our open positions and keep you updated.

On behalf of the Henderson staff, have a great summer. Spend time with your family, having fun, and making unforgettable memories. We look forward to seeing everyone back in August.

If you have any questions over the summer, please feel free to call the school at 972.564.7100 or email me directly at laurie.branch@edu.forneyisd.net.

Laurie Branch



Tuesday, August 1st

  • Kindergarten Assessments

Thursday, August 17th

  • Tentative Meet the Teacher and School Supply Drop Off Night

Monday, August 21st

  • First Day of School 2017-2018

2017-2018 School Supply List