Week of April 18

It's Spring Time!

Thank you Huffines for all you have done this week. We had an intruder assessment and we did great! Students were in the hallway and they didn't open the doors! YEA! Thank you for taking the time to reinforce the safety procedures with them.


We are entering mid April and May, the time of year adolescents can get crazy and restless. As you are lesson designing please think of high engaging lessons that have little to no down time. Let's keep them busy learning bell to bell. Let's finish even stronger than before. If you need help with a lesson or you need help with a student please know we are here to help.


Thank you for keeping your eyes and ears open. We need to continue to be out in the hallways so we are visible to the students. We also need to continue to be on time to our duty stations to ensure students are supervised at all times.


The next round of testing will be here before you know it, please mark your calendar for the next training dates. Thank you science and social studies for helping with the STAAR tutoring. Thank you elective teachers for taking on an advisory group so we can have small tutoring sessions.

How well do you know Mr. Hill-Walters?

Birthday: April 15

Pets: Dog, Lab, Bront & Dog, Miniature Pinscher, Nubie

Favorite Candy: Reeses

Favorite Fast Food: Fat Cow BBQ

Favorite Drink: Diet Coke

Favorite Color: Orange

Hobbies: None - Theatre, Dogs, Movies, Music

Interesting fact: He is pretty laid back, he loves to help people and loves to teach others how to use technology.

If you ever need any help with your technology Terry is your person!

He spends half of his day with us and his other half with Degan. He is located upstairs in the computer lab.

Classroom Tip

I visited LHS-Killough last week and while I was in a classroom I noticed these things hanging from the desks. I thought what a great idea! Each pouch had a red pen, a highlighter, a glue stick, a pen, a pencil and an eraser.

8th Grade Field Trip to The Perot Museum

Thank you 8th grade teachers for taking the 8th graders to The Perot museum! They truly loved it. They came back so excited, they couldn't stop talking about all the great things they saw. Thank you Ms. Barnes & Ms. Ostrander for organizing the trip!

Building Relationships

  • It is important for us to share and model a passion for learning by showing interest in our students
  • How does focusing on one positive element discourage negative behaviors?
  • Click on the link and watch the very short video:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teacher-student-relationship

Technology Tip - Screen Shot

One of my favorite ways to take a screenshot on my MacBook is to use the keystroke: Command-Shift-4. The cursor turns into a target, you frame what you want captured with 2 fingers on your mouse pad and when you release the image is captured - images are saved to your designated location!

Soccer Season has Started!

Wednesday, April 20th, 5:30pm

3411 Peters Colony Road

Flower Mound, TX

The boys team will play Wednesday and the girls will play Thursday at FMHS.

No School - Bad Weather Day

Friday, April 22nd, 8:45pm

Your House or Fun Location of your choosing

Enjoy your day!

Spring Pep Rally

Thursday, April 28th, 3pm

Large Gym

We will recognize all the Spring events & have the Talent Show winners perform!
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