Hawk Eye News
Henderson Weekly Newsletter
May 9, 2016
Don't count the days, make the days count. - Muhammad Ali
Commit to Excellence-Finish Strong
Jolyn Bricker came last week and did walks on our campus. As I look at her feedback I am so proud that Henderson staff is working hard, maximizing minutes and pushing kids even. At this time of year it would be easy to start counting down and slacking off. Not my hawks! That would not be what is best for kids. As we wind down with testing, we still have a few weeks left. Let's make each day better than the last. Finish strong!
Believe in yourselves! Believe in your kids! I believe in you!
STAAR Testing Week
Recess across the street
No visitors or volunteers
Please encourage any 3-5 grade students or staff you see! This is time for them to show their stuff!
GPC Meetings and Retentions
Thank you to those of you who have started scheduling GPC meetings with myself or Mrs. Rhodes. Please schedule those soon.
GPC meetings should be held for students who:
- do not meet PRSP in K-2
- failed math and/or reading STAAR in 5th grade
- have failing math and/or reading and writing grades averaged in K-5
Before each GPC meeting please complete the GPC form in Eduphoria.
5th grade should wait until the 2nd administration of STAAR. We will send notes home with testing results to explain the process. However, if a student will fail due to grades, please go ahead and schedule the GPC meetings.
Summer PD/TED Days
I have to say a special thank you to Mr. Holmes and Mrs. Garza. Mr. Holmes was such a good sport and entered in the Miss Relay event. Mrs. Garza made sure he had a costume and an act. Well needless to say, he won! Which meant all of the money collected during this pageant piece went to Henderson's team!
Thank you for a fantastic teacher appreciation week! So nice to celebrate such wonderful people who give their hearts to kids and families.
- Please refer to the revised schedule emailed out for STAAR testing days.
- Contracts were mailed out. Please be sure to digitally sign and submit!
- GT Extravaganza will be held on May 25th. Students who have participated in TPSP will display their culminating projects. More information to come.
- Faculty meetings will begin again this week. We have our campus needs assessment and other EOY items to take care of these last weeks of school.
Mark Your Calendar!
9 STAAR Math 3rd & 4th (5th makeups)
10 STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th (5th makeups)
Britten's baby shower
11 STAAR Science 5th
12 Transition to Kinder Parent Meeting 6-7
16 Rossman's baby shower
PTO Meeting *this is a change
17 1st grade program
19 5th grade track meet
20 Henderson Career Day
Kidnap the Teacher
23 Bridal Shower for Kahre & McCown
24 Henderson McTeacher Night
25 GT Extravaganza
27 Field Day
30 Memorial Day Holiday
31 Cici's Pizza (All As and Perfect Attendance All Year Kids)
1 5th Grade Graduation 9:30am 1/2 Awards 1:30pm
2 Kindergarten Graduation 9:30am 3/4 Awards 1:30pm
3 Employee Awards-All employees are expected to attend.