HHS Parent Newsletter

Excellence In Education

December and January Dates to Remember:

  • English 1 EOC retake


  • Alg 1/US History retake
  • Hallsville Parade- 6:30 pm


  • English 2 EOC retake


  • Biology EOC retake
  • HHS Choir caroling trip


  • EOC Make Up Day
  • End of the progress report grading period (PR4 in Skyward)
  • Algebra 1 fall benchmark


  • TSI- 1oth Grade- See below for more information about signing up for the test.
  • Algebra 1 fall benchmark
  • HHS Choir Christmas Concert- 6:30 pm at the HJH Auditorium


  • TSI - 11th Grade


  • Biology fall benchmark
  • US History fall benchmark
  • Progress reports are coming home!


  • Biology fall benchmark
  • US History fall Benchmark


  • HISD Board Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Teachers will pass out B day exemption passes.


  • Teachers will pass out A day exemption passes.


  • Final Exams- no testing early!


  • Final Exams- no testing early!


  • Final Exams- no testing early!
  • End of the 9 Weeks
  • Early Release

Christmas Break- December 22-January 7

January 7

  • Finals Make Up Day/Attendance Make Up Day

9:00-11:00 or 1:30-3:30

  • Professional Development Day/Holiday for students

January 8

  • Students Return

January 10

  • Mandatory Dual Credit Parent and Student Meeting at 6:00 pm in the HHS cafeteria.

Organization of the Month!

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Hallsville’s NHS is open to any sophomore, junior, or senior with a 4.8 cumulative GPA or higher. Students are invited to participate in the fall, and after they complete a candidate form, they are evaluated by teachers and staff for their character and leadership. The Faculty Council - five teacher members - then determines students who are selected for membership.

Hallsville’s NHS is proud of our service to our school and community. Members must complete 35 service hours each year, and some of our club projects include:

3 blood drives per school year for Carter BloodCare

Canned food drives - helping Hallsville Outreach Center, Longview Community Ministries, and more

Teens for Jeans - we collect gently used jeans for people in homeless shelters

Socktober - we collect socks for people in homeless shelters

Game night - where we collect toys for children and families at Christmas time

Candy for your Boo - we sell candy to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

But our service project that is dearest to our hearts is Shoes for Kids.

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Important information from our HHS counselors!

According to College Board, PSAT scores should be available to students on December 10.

SAT School Day- NEW

  • Sign up December 3rd-January 10th
  • Cost $64.50
  • Juniors Only
  • Test- March 6th


  • TSI for Juniors and Seniors-December 10th and 11th-Sign-up in the Counselors’ Office beginning November 26th. Deadline to sign-up is December 5th. Cost per Test is $10. See Mrs. Lee for sections needed.
  • Hallsville High School will pay for the first administration of the assessment. If a second administration is required, the student/family will be responsible for the fee of $10 per test in December.
  • If they do not meet these levels, we will schedule a time during one of your student's elective courses in the Spring when he/she will receive remediation for a TSI-A retest. This could result in losing flex time.

We encourage your child to prepare for this exam prior to the first administration by going to the USATestprep website. This program has proven to increase student success on the TSI-A.

To access USATestprep:

1. Visit: https://www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login

2. Enter the Account ID: TVAH82

3. Enter Username: studentID with a lowercase h at the end

4. Enter Password: Your password is your student's first name followed by the last 3 digits of his/her student id

Schedule Changes:

Students can submit schedule change request to their counselor between December 10 and January 11th. Students must submit the request on the required form with their parent’s signature and teacher/coaches’ signature.

Valid reasons for a schedule change include: moving from pre-ap or ap to on level classes, moving from dual credit to on level classes, moving into or out of athletics, or missing a course required for graduation that can not be earned in the following year.

Invalid reasons for schedule change request include: I do not like the class, I do not like the teacher and want a different teacher, I do not like my lunch.

Please remember that we do not want to drop a course if it is part of a student’s endorsement pathway.

Dual Credit Reminders:

  • Kilgore Spring Dual Credit Sign-up: Deadline December 5th
  • LETU Spring Dual Credit Sign-up: Deadline December 14th

Endorsement of the Month- Public Services

(See Hallsville High School Course Guide for Class Descriptions)

Below you will find Pathways under the Public Services Endorsement for Health Science Courses Aligned to that pathway.

Health Science

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Scholarship Information:

Go to http://www.collegeguidanceconsultants.com. Local scholarship information as well as other scholarships that are available will be posted here. If you need any scholarships printed please see Mrs. Lee. Username: hallsville Password: hallsville This information and website is for use by Hallsville students only.

Other scholarships can be found at the following sites:

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HHS Senior Parent Night- PowerPoint

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From the Yearbook Staff:

2017-2018 Yearbooks for last year’s 9-11 graders are available for pickup in H208 during last period (5th or 9th) only. Please do not ask your student interrupt classes during other times. All books MUST be signed for by the student or a family member.

2018 Graduates - Senior yearbooks are available for pick up at the front desk only. All books MUST be signed for by the graduate or a family member.

ALL 2017-2018 yearbooks were pre-sold and there are no extras available for purchase.

2018-2019 Yearbook sales have not begun at the high school and prices have not been set at this time. The current plan is to begin sales on Dec 3rd. All sales will be online only and we will only order the quantity sold. Please do not forget to order online once sales begin.


Yearbook will be trying a new method for Senior Ad and all other advertising sales for the 2018-2019 yearbook. You will be able to purchase your ad space online and will be able to build the ad yourself. This will eliminate the need for parents to send in pictures of their student. Notification will be sent out when ad sales begin. The yearbook staff will review each ad to insure proper content.

BUSINESS OWNERS (Sponsorship):

Rather than placing an ad we would ask that you please consider making a donation to the HHS yearbook. As a former businessman, I was always happy to support local yearbooks, but knew my ad was rarely going to be viewed by those using my services. In an effort to free up more pages for the students we would like you to consider being listed on a Business or Individual SPONSORSHIP page. If you are interested in being a sponsor or have suggestions please feel free to email me at mdimmitt@hisd.com. More information on this will be posted soon.

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