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Parent Newsletter - August 2023
Hastings High School Parent Newsletter
The school year is off to a great start! As we are settling in, please remember to sign up for parent access this will allow you to review your childs grades, attendance and progress at any time. You can click here for more information.
Please encourage your student to get involved in our many clubs and organizations on campus. There is something for everyone! We are making daily announcement for interest meetings in various organizations. In addition, you can encourage your student to scan the QR code on the Clubs/Organization Posters around campus.
Please encourage your student to check out a technology device. Students can bring their own device but please understand they need to bring their device charged and ready each and every day. If your student still needs to check out a device please contact their administrator for assistance.
Please join us for Hastings Open House on September 26th 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet your students teachers and find out about what each course entails. It is also a chance to explore the campus and meet your child's Administrator and Counselor. We hope that you will join us.
Hasting High School
September Event Dates:
1-Sep Fri Football vs. CyFalls - Crump Stadium 7:00 PM
1-Sep Fri Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Booker T. Washington(Home) S. Gym 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
4-Sep Mon School Holiday
5-Sep Tue Fighting Bear JV Tennis vs. Taylor(Away) Taylor HS 2:00 PM
5-Sep Tue Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Westfield HS(Away) Westfield HS 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
5-Sep Tue Fighting Bear Varsity Tennis vs. Taylor(Home) Alief Tennis Complex 2:00 PM
6-Sep Wed College Fair - Courtyard All Lunches
6-Sep Wed Fighting Bear JV Football vs. Stratford(Home) Crump Stadium 4:30 PM
6-Sep Wed Fighting Bear 9th Football vs. Stratford(Away) Stratford HS 4:30/6:30 PM
7-Sep Thur Fighting Bear Varsity Football vs. Stratford(Away) Tulley Stadium 6:30 PM
8-Sep Fri Senior Sunrise 6:45 AM
8-Sep Fri Family Center Grand Opening All Day
8-Sep Fri Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Dawson(Away) Pearland Dawson HS 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
9-Sep Sat Alief Volleyball Tournament 9th/JV(Home) S. Gym 8:00 AM
12-Sep Tue Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Shadow Creek HS(Home) S. Gym 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
12-Sep Tue Fighting Bear Varsity Tennis vs. Elsik (Away) Alief Tennis Complex 2:00 PM
12-Sep Tue SDC Meeting - Family Center 2:45 PM
14-Sep Thur Alief ISD NCAA Night(Theatre/S Cafe) 7:00-8:30 PM
15-Sep Fri HOSA: Gulf Coast Blood Drive - South Gym All Day
15-Sep Fri Food Frenzy All Lunches
15-Sep Fri Girls/Boys CC La Porte(Away) Northwest Park 7:00 AM
15-Sep Fri Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Taylor(Home) S. Gym 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
19-Sep Tue Fighting Bear Varsity Tennis vs. Strake Jesuit(Home) Alief Tennis Complex 2:00 PM
19-Sep Tue Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Elsik(Away) Elsik HS S. Gym 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
19-Sep Tue Fighting Bear JV Tennis vs. Strake Jesuit(Away) Strake HS 2:00 PM
21-Sep Thur Girls/Boys CC Longhorn Stampede(Away) Dobie HS 7:00 AM
21-Sep Thur Fighting Bear JV Football vs. Dawson(Home) Crump Stadium 4:30 PM
21-Sep Thur Fighting Bear 9th Football vs. Dawson(Away) Dawson HS 4:30/6:30 PM
22-Sep Fri Fighting Bear Varsity Football vs. Dawson(Away) The Rig 7:00 PM
26-Sep Tue Fighting Bear JV Tennis vs. Alvin(Home) Alief Tennis Complex 2:00 PM
26-Sep Tue Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Alvin(Away) Alvin HS 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
26-Sep Tue Fighting Bear Varsity Tennis vs. Alvin (Away) Alvin HS 2:00 PM
26-Sep Tue Open House 6:00 - 8:00pm
28-Sep Thur Fighting Bear JV Tennis vs. Pearland(Away) Pearland HS 2:00 PM
28-Sep Thur Fighting Bear JV Football vs. Shadow Creek(Away) Shadow Creek HS 4:30 PM
28-Sep Thur Fighting Bear 9th Football vs. Shadow Creek(Home) Alief Field 4:30/6:30 PM
29-Sep Fri Fighting Bears Volleyball vs. Pearland(Away) Pearland HS 4:30/5:30/6:30 PM
29-Sep Fri Fighting Bear Varsity Football vs. Shadow Creek(Home) Crump Stadium 7:00 PM
29-Sep Friday Girls/Boys Pearce Invitational(Away) Pasadena Memorial Park 7:00 AM
30-Sep Sat Galena Park Marching Contest All Day
30-Sep Sat Region 23 District Choir - Away - Cincho Ranch All Day
College and Career Center
🎓Welcome to the College & Career Center 🎓
Is your student puzzled about navigating life after high school?
The College & Career center is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm and is located in the courtyard directly next to the Bookstore.
We are excited to offer students assistance with college, career, and military exploration.
Our goal is to provide assistance with completing college and scholarship applications, SAT & ACT Exam registration, understanding and applying for financial aid FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and TAFSA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid), requesting transcripts, and applying fee waivers for those that are eligible. We encourage all students to visit the center at least once a nine weeks. Please encourage your student to visit as often as possible for assistance and guidance. We look forward to meeting and working with all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders throughout the school year.
Tina Lee, College Access Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Renita Samuel, College & Career Center Coach
Sabrina Pina, Advise TX College Advising Corps
Advanced Academics & AVID
We are off to a strong start and registration is open for all Advanced Placement (AP) exams for courses in which students are enrolled. Alief covers the cost for these exams and students who a score of 3 or higher will earn college credit, accepted at schools nationwide - including all public universities in Texas! Although exams do not take place until May, students are making College Board accounts and registering now so they can access resources online and boost their learning. Students who test will confirm registration of exams by October 31.
Hastings' AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective class built into a student's school day schedule designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. As campus academic leaders, we look forward to bringing awareness and information to all students to make the path to college more accessible and less intimidating! If you are interested in applying for AVID, contact Adrienne Redmon at email@example.com
Family Engagment Center
🐻 Family Center Opening Day! 👪
Welcome Back Hastings Families!
We are so happy about all the new and exciting things that we are working on in the Family Center. We strive to continue to build the bridge between our families, communities, and staff by providing FREE ADULT CLASSES, which include but are not limited to ESL, Citizenship, GED Prep, Nutrition, Active Parenting of Teens, Technology, and so much more. As well as providing resources available to our families and communities. I look forward to seeing new and established faces at our Family Center Grand Opening on September 8th, at the Hastings Family Center Classroom #123C at 9:00 AM. Join us for refreshments, snacks, guest speakers, and fun activities!
Hastings High School Family Center Grand Opening
Friday, Sep 8, 2023, 09:00 AM
4410 Cook Road, Houston, TX, USA
Counselor News Bulletin
Everything Counts Now
Parents, it is important for students to understand the importance of high school. Once you get to high school everything counts.
- Your courses earn credits - Starting in 9th grade, the courses your child takes, the grades and credits earned, and test scores will become part of your child's permanent record.
- Attendance Matters- Attendance is important for your child's success in school. When your child is absent, please submit a note to excuse the absence within 3 school days to the Attendance Office.
- Grade Point Average - Students grades will be used to calculate your child's high school GPA. GPA is important because colleges use it to determine eligibility for financial aid programs, scholarships and other support.