Hays High School Home of the Hawks
April 24th -28th
English I STAAR testing is Tuesday 4/25 and English II STAAR testing is Thursday 4/27
Hays PTA Officer Nominations are now Open
Please call Hays High School at 512-268-2911 to submit your name.
STAAR testing begins this week for all students in English I on April 25th and English II on April 27th. STAAR tests for Biology, Algebra I and US History begin in May along with Advanced Placement tests. Please listen to the announcements and check here for updates.
May 1st starts the exemption process for Spring 2023 Finals. May 16 will be the cutoff date for students to report their intention to exempt to their teachers.
We also will be rescheduling the 3rd 9 Weeks All A and Perfect Attendance Ceremony to Wednesday May 10th. We hope all can attend.
Good luck to all STAAR testers!
If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to reach out (512) 268-2911 or at Tina.Salazar@hayscisd.net
Have a great week Hawks!
Hays High School
Congratulations Danielle Gwin! Hays High School Teacher of the Year!
Danielle Gwin currently teaches Advanced Placement World History, Advanced Placement Art History, and World History. She is also the Department Chair over Social Studies.
Congratulations Mrs. Gwin!
90% Attendance Rule
While we understand and are empathetic to circumstances out of your control, there are attendance laws that all schools must follow.
In addition to compulsory attendance law, districts are required to enforce the 90 percent rule, which states that students in grades K-12 must attend class for 90 percent of the time it is offered to receive credit or a final grade. The 90 percent rule applies to most absences, including excused absences. If the student doesn’t meet this requirement, an attendance committee may grant the student credit or a final grade, depending on the circumstances.
Crimestoppers- Have a tip?
Senior 2023 Section
It's Time Seniors-Upload your Senior Photo Here for the Senior Gallery
Hays 2023 Graduation
Wednesday, May 31st, 2pm
106 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, TX
Senior Prom 2023
Hays Junior and Senior Prom 2023
Saturday, May 13th, 8pm
2610 Main Street
8 pm - 12:00 am
Main Street Buda, TX
Senior 2023 Events
Beyond Hays Ceremony
Project Graduation 2023
**Seniors- UPDATED Spring 2023 College Center Events Calendar
Universal Technical Institute Visit 4/26
Do you have a question about next year's schedule?
Happening Now :
We have the last Course Verification and it is your opportunity to review the courses requested and confirm your choices or request any change needed.
The deadline to submit changes will be Friday, April 28th.
PLEASE REVIEW YOUR COURSES THROUGH THE STUDENT OR PARENT PORTAL on the verify courses tab.
HAWKS IN ACTION
Hays Hawk Debate places 2nd at Regionals
Hays speech and debate made district history this weekend at the UIL Regional Academic Tournament at UTSA. All four Hays extemporaneous speakers broke to Regional Finals. Their performance, which culminated in three state qualifications earned Hays the 2nd place Regional Speech Team trophy.
Please congratulate the following students on their performance:
Qualifying for UIL State:
Jakob Zertuche: 2nd place in Persuasive Speaking
Judah Padilla: 3rd place in Informative Speaking
Jackson Juel: 1st place in Informative Speaking
Alex Gilbert: 5th place in Informative Speaking
Jakob Zertuche also finished 2nd in Current Issues and Events, meaning he will represent Hays in the academic portion of the State UIL Tournament as well as speech and debate.
Congratulations to our One Act Play for their great show at Regionals!
The Foxhole Circuit Company’s season came to an end tonight. Making it to Regionals is no small feat. Participating in hours and hours of preparation and rehearsal, sacrificing sleep and social activities, and then pouring yourself out for performances as cast and crew across the season. The UIL One Act Play competition for 5A schools starts with 251 schools and goes through multiple rounds. At Regionals the top 24 schools across Texas compete for the final 8 slots. Making it to Regionals is an incredible accomplishment and we are so proud of this amazing group!
All Star Tech: Amy Odom
Honorable Mention All Star Cast: Giulianna Coco
All Star Cast: Hosea Downing
Hawk Track Regional Qualifiers
Congratulations to Mrs. Wall's Class on their certifications!
Mrs. Walls Culinary class celebrates earning their Servsafe Manager certification!
Austin American Statesman All Central Texas Girl's Basketball Honors
Cierra Bigelow competes at Regionals!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Cierra Bigelow who shot her personal low of an 80 during our regional tournament this week!! State wasn’t in the cards for her this year, but there are so many great things we look forward to next year!!
Hawk Baseball Defeats Liberty Hill Tuesday 4/18
Culinary Arts Class working with the district Chef
Leandra Walls’ culinary arts classes have been getting to experience some international flavors lately. Students have been picking popular dishes from different countries and preparing them for class. So, they’ve gotten a little taste from places like Italy, Spain and even Laos. But one country that was not picked for its cuisine was France, so our own district chef RJ Spade with the Hays CISD Nutritional Services Department gave a demonstration on how to cook a popular French standard — Beef Bourguignon.
Hays Hawk Softball defeats Lehman to place 2nd in District!
Good luck Lady Hawks in Round 1 of Playoffs against Seguin
Congratulations Hays Media Staffers!
Congratulations Hays Media staffers Gracie Gonzales and Lina Ramos on their honorable mentions at the JEA Spring Convention in San Francisco last weekend. Gonzales competed in editorial writing, and Ramos competed in review writing.
Hair by Hays presents: Queen's Day
Hays Project Graduation Presents: Powder Puff Football
Textbook Return - Students if you are not using your textbooks anymore and want to turn them in, please bring these by the AP Office in the mornings and we will check them in. Thank You.
Sign up for a Physical
Free Video Game Design Workshop at Texas State
Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council Opportunity
Kid's Drama Summer Camp-Tell your friends!
Join Theater Tech
Spring Semester Academic Saturday School
Hays CISD TECH- Broken Screen
Kyle Public Library Teen Events
Hays HS Video Club is looking for teammates
The HHS video game club is looking for teammates to fill our Overwatch 2, Splatoon 3, and Smash Ultimate teams. See Mr Hennigan in A123 for details on how to join for the Spring season
Calling all young ladies!
Hays High School Information
Student Pick Up Process
Student Self Checkout Request / Questions Regarding an Absence
- For self-checkout requests, please ensure your request is sent to us at least 24 hours in advance or the morning of the request, by 1st/2nd period. A student can only self-check out if they have a valid HHS parking permit.
- If you have any questions regarding your student being counted absent for a class period, please contact your student’s teacher for that class period. The teacher will either forward a correction to the attendance office or explain why your student was not in class.
- The cut-off time for picking your student up daily is 3:50pm.
Attendance email: HHS.email@example.com
Policy for Checking A Student Out Of Hays High School
All adults who come to Hays High School to check a student out of school must do so with a Texas ID (driver's license/ID card). This is to ensure the safety and protection of all our students.
Please inform everyone on your child's pick up list that they must come to Hays with their Texas ID. (driver's license/ID card)
Attendance email: HHS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Students arriving late OR leaving early
If you need to email a note to the attendance office please use this email address:
Requesting a Verification of Enrollment/ VOE
#HAWKYEAH T-shirts for sale
#HAWKYEAH T-shirts for sale. $20.00 in the Hays High School front office.
Planning a College Visit Soon-Please read
Buy your 22-23 Yearbook Today!
Hays High School Device Distribution Information
Join our Hays PTSA
Dungeons and Dragon's Club
Hays High School Bell Schedule 2022-2023
Doors open for students at 8:20
Hays High School Red/Blue/Gray Calendar
New District Cell Phone and Earbud Policy
If a student's phone is confiscated, it will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
Students at Hays HS will be allowed to utilize their phones and earbuds during their lunch.
All Students are required to wear ID's
If a student needs an ID they need to go to the Assistant Principal's office first thing Monday.
Hays HS closed to Meal Delivery Services
Parents may still bring outside food for their children if they plan to deliver the meals directly to their children during the child’s designated lunch period. All guests are required to follow existing safety protocols and check in with an ID at the front office.
1. Parents/Guardians must Raptor in with their ID.
2. Parent then hand the food to their student.
3. Parents may eat with student here on campus in the foyer.
Spring Tennis Schedule
Hays Hawk Track Schedule
Hays Hawk Softball Schedule
Hays Hawks Baseball Schedule
More Hays Organizations Below
Mr. Rob Hensarling
(512) 268-2911 ext 46231
Mrs. Tonya Kallfelz
Lead Assistant Principal
(512) 268-2911 ext 46236
Mr. Tim Jacobson
(512) 268-2911 ext 46236
Mr. Joe Mitchell
9th-11th Grade (A-Gray)
Mr. Richard Ramirez
(512)268-2911 ext 46236
9th-11th Grade (Gregory-Parsons)
Mr. Earrick Stigall
(512) 268-2911 ext 46236
9th-11th Grade (Partain-Z)