The Hero Focus

Heritage Staff Newsletter - May 22, 2017

Dear Heritage Heroes,

There are only eight and a half more days to make a difference in the lives of our children. These last few days can be opportunities to continue to build student growth, learning, and strengthen relationships. if we choose to re-frame the "countdown" we can be energized, inspire, and have fun.

Our children deserve the best and you are the best!!! Thank you for your strength, courage, and endurance to finish strong and to finish with love.


Updates and FYI's

  • May 23rd: Meetings with Ellie Webb - schedule will come out soon.
  • May 23rd: Kinder Orientation - Thank you for making sure that the hallways are clear and the walls are decorated.
  • May 24th: Heritage Senior Walk
  • May 24th: Mallory's Baby Shower
  • May 25th: Talent Show
  • May 25th: Big Kahuna Truck - Details will follow
  • May 26th: CBA Data Due
  • May 31st: Awards Ceremonies Kinder and Second
  • June 1st: First and Third grade Ceremonies
  • June 2nd: Fourth Grade Graduation and 9:30 4th Grade Clap Out and Reception
  • June 2nd: Early Release - Staff get together and luncheon in the library right after dismissal.
  • June 2nd: EOY Checklist Due to Lisa before you leave for the summer.
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GT Update

Thanks to Tori for the GT update! Here is the link to her Smore that is full of all her great ideas.

Professional Development

  • May 24th: PLC's - Terri Levy Next Wednesday the 24th Agenda:

    Morning Broadcast

    Campus Website

    Facebook/Twitter and PR

    Library Programming

    Let’s also look ahead to next year and brainstorm about:

    Use of the Chromebooks (I think we’ll have 3 carts next year!)

    Turning at least one paper/pencil assignment into a digital one

    Showcasing student writing (website? publication?)

    Research projects

    Reading incentive program

  • May 25th: Dream Teams: Leads be sure to fill out your agendas and sign in sheets and get them turned into Lisa. Also, be sure to upload your goals for next year in Heroes Hub.

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Final PLC - Writing Analysis - Please bring students' 4 Writing CBAs (if you have them) to put in students' Purple Writing Folders.

  • May 30th: CEIC/Faculty Meeting - We will be conducting the campus Needs Assessment

Lucy Calkins District Writing Initiative Update

Please click on the link below to access information on the District Lucy Calkins Writing initiative roll out. Included in the newsletter are links to resources to get a head start, dates of district trainings this summer, and some highlights from Keller U. Be sure to check it out, so that you can get your spots at Keller U, get ahead, and be in the know!

Literacy Leaders – May Newsletter

Summer PD - Things to Keep in Mind

  • You will be required to have 12 EQ hours again for next year.
  • Six hour GT update hours for next year
  • Three hours Sheltered Instruction
  • If you are not ESL certified, please look at getting your certification as soon as possible.

Keller U

Keller U will be held July 18-20 at Central High School. All courses will be open and available in Eduphoria beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

Click here to access the Keller University Catalog Flipbook!
(especially great for viewing on mobile devices)


Click here to download a PDF copy of the Keller University Catalog!


  • Thanks Ashley and Bev for a great Field Day and 4th Grade Play Day!!
  • Congratulations to the PE team for winning a $100 for being first in our feeder pattern for the 21 Day Challenge!
  • Thanks to Sarah Adams and team for great Literacy Night!
  • Also a shout out to second grade and Mallory for hosting the Florence Elementary second grade team on Monday and Tuesday. They came to HES to observe Letterland. Our second grade team rearranged their schedules for two days in a row and met with Florence during their conference times to help answer questions and provide support. So awesome to Pay it Forward and help another KISD school!!!
  • Thanks to all those that helped the first grade spelling bee!!! Another success!!!
  • Congratulations to Lisa Jett! She was honored at the last board meeting for the You've Got Heart Award!!!
  • Thanks to Barbara Brockwell and Melissa Fletcher for planning our first ever Senior Walk. So special!!!
  • Also a big Thank you to Trecina and her staff for the cook out on Field Day and for providing the breakfast for the Seniors on Wednesday. Awesome!!!!

Staff Shirt for 2017-2018

The winner is in and it’s time to order your staff shirt for the 2017-18 school year!!

Please fill out the form on Google Docs with your shirt size and pay Lisa $14 by May 26th. I can’t believe we are talking about next year!

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