Falcon News

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January 1, 2016

Living and Learning the Falcon Way

HEB ISD Core Messages

1. Students are responsible for their learning.

2. Quality teachers and effective schools are essential to students’ learning.

3. Parents and patrons are vital partners in the educational process.

4. A safe environment for every student and employee is a prerequisite to learning.

5. Decisions and actions, at all levels, focus and support effective student learning.

Vision and Mission

Vision We are the ones empowering students to perform with excellence.

Mission As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence, by showing respect and responsibility, and challenging myself to reach my goals.

School Spirit Days!

We've got spirit, yes we do!

We would like our students to show their school spirit by wearing their school shirt or special attire on the following designated days:

January 8: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 15: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 21: College Colors Day! Report Cards go Home

January 22: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 30: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

Important Dates

January 4: Back to School!

January 12: Family Science Night 6:00 pm

Reading CBA Grades 3,6

Math CBA Grade 2

Science CBA Grade 4,5

January 14: PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm

Social Studies CBA Grade 6

January 15:Half Day: Noon Dismissal

Geography Bee in Cafeteria at 8:30 am

End 3rd Six Weeks End first Semester

January 18: No School/Teacher Workday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 19-February 5: Window for Reading 3D Assessment Grades K-2

January 20: Math CBA Grades 3,4,6

January 21: Report Cards go Home

January 22: Falcon Award Picnics Third Six Weeks

January 25: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library

January 27: Suzuki Winter Concert 6:30 pm

Schools of Choice: Apply Now

Schools of Choice Application Window Begins

Date: Monday - January 04, 2016

Applications for our Schools of Choice programs must be submitted during the Transfer Window (January 4 - February 29, 2016). If you are applying for a SOC program at a campus other than your home campus, a Transfer Application must also be completed for that campus.

Transfer Window Open Now

If you would like to transfer within the district, from one HEB ISD school to another, the transfer window begins January 4, 2016 and ends February 29, 2016.

For more information, read the Transfer Q&A for the 2016-17 School Year

Benefits of Reading for Children...And Adults: Click the link to read more!

Student Attendance Critical

Please make an effort to have students at school every day, on time, and all day!

Tardy and early release can take their toll on student learning. Students are working hard from 8-3 every day to get what they need for a year of academic progress. When a student misses even a few minutes at the beginning or end of a day they can miss critical pieces of information that assist in understanding a concept.

Missing entire days can disrupt experiences that are needed for learning. That is why the state of Texas requires that students attend school at least 90% of the school year to be considered for promotion. According to TX Education Code, a doctor's note is required if a personal absence exceeds 4 consecutive days or if a student is absent more than 8 days in a semester.

Thank you for supporting your students by valuing attendance as a critical part of learning!

Can we help?

Are you in a transitional living situation due to financial hardship or loss of housing?

· Doubled-up with friends or family

· Living in a hotel or motel

· Living in a shelter

· Living in a car or unsheltered

There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!

How to Volunteer at Hurst Hills

Volunteers are welcome and needed at Hurst Hills! If you want to volunteer, please go to the district web site and find the red apple. Click and follow the directions for the Volunteers system. You must have cleared the volunteer system to attend a field trip, be a watchdog, or help with school events. It can take some time, so sign up now! Returning volunteers should renew every 12 months. Click below to go directly to the volunteer page.

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