Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume XI

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Mission Statement:

Hippo Nation inspires excellence in academics, character, and community!

Vision Statement:

Hutto ISD aspires to be the premier choice in education through innovation, leadership, and diversity.

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Department Spotlight!

Kudos to our Health & Safety Department!


I will say this over and over. YOU ARE ROCKSTARS! Thank you so much for all you do. I am amazed at how you have carried us and been so amazing during these last several months. You are the REAL MVPS!


**Kudos & Congrats on your Spotlight!**

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Here is one of our new employees in #HippoNation! We're SO glad you're with us! We are honored to hear we were vetted and we chose each other!

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10 Books That Will Transform Your Career In Under An Hour

Skyward Employee Access Logins

If you have become accustomed to using the "Login with Google" button when logging in to Skyward Employee Access, you may not know your actual Skyward Employee Access login information or you may have never reset your temporary password.


Some have asked but, unfortunately, there is not a way to add the "Login with Google" button on the app. Our IT department added that button internally as a shortcut for those within our district. It can only be accessed through the web when an employee is logged into their HISD Google account on the computer.


To gain access to Employee Access through the Skyward App, you must know your actual Employee Access login and password. However, once access is gained on the app, many phones allow a direct login with either a fingerprint or face recognition (explicit to the device and not to Hutto ISD).


Anyone having issues with their Skyward Employee Access login ID and password may email payroll@huttoisd.net for assistance.


Thank you!

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Director of Human Capital

What does this position do for Hippo Nation? Serve. Lead. Empower.


Extension 1077 in Hippo Nation connects you directly to me!

- Dr. Almquist (@servingkids)


Here is my bio!


*Your passion, attitude, and touch change eternity.*

What is "Human Capital?"

Human Capital is the people of Hippo Nation and all that each of you bring to enhance the work within this district. According to the Oxford Dictionary it is "the skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country."

What is a "Courant?"

The word courant is an older word which means newspaper! This is our 2020 courant!


Courant also means running according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Hippos run. We run to ensure that our students are getting the very best that they deserve and need. We run to ensure that the spirit of the River Horse never dies. If you didn't know, River Horse means Hippo; It is the literal English translation of the Greek word Hippopotamus!


Our Courant will be composed of topics that relate to career pathways, growing us as individuals, and other topics that relate to the human capital component of our work.

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Hopefully you just take a second to sing. Soak in the day and think of something other than all of the things you have to do.

Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby.