Hippo Nation Human Capital Courant

Serve. Lead. Empower.

Volume XV

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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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There will be FREE SWAG given to the first 100 participants; Join us to talk about VOTING; IT MATTERS!

Join us TODAY!


3-4 pm

Oct. 27, 2020

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You are amazing. You bring life to our really tough and hard situations and you're kind and loving through it. Although you make a HUGE difference in our lives and the lives of our children and families, you don't hear enough how precious and amazing you are. THANK YOU. You make us #
BetterTogether (even when we are 6+ feet a part).

*************Congratulations on your Department Spotlight. It is well deserved!*****************

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Mr. Contreras is a great guy! His promotion exemplifies who great he is; We're honored to have you sir!

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AMAZING PROGRAM - Charles Butt Scholarship!

The Charles Butt Scholarship application is now open!

This scholarship is for passionate aspiring educators who believe in the importance of public education, are leaders in their communities, and reflect the diversity of the state of Texas.

The scholarship provides $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding for up to four years, professional development opportunities, mentorship, and participation in a statewide aspiring teachers network.

Please share this one-of-a-kind scholarship opportunity with anyone who might be interested!


#RaisingTexasTeachers #CharlesButtScholarship #TxEd

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At this time, much attention is given to envisioning the future of education in a post-pandemic world. Graduate faculty provide students the tools to become thought-leaders who can contribute to a vision, with the leadership skills necessary to move a group to action. Graduate faculty deliver instruction online using innovative, research-based strategies in conjunction with regular virtual meetings allowing graduate students to experience the support of peers and faculty to meet higher career goals in education.

Our Master’s degrees include teaching and professional certifications including principal, reading specialist, educational diagnostician, and concentrations in mathematics or English as a Second Language. Graduate tuition at A&M-Texarkana is affordable and financial aid is available.


OCT. 28th @ 6 pm - Join the ZOOM for any Q&As!

Register to attend here: https://my.spectate.com/gradeagleslead-zoom-registration-texas-am-university-texarkana-form

TAMU Doctoral Program Information

The Texas A&M University Doctoral School Psychology Program will be hosting a Virtual Visitation Day on October 29th from 10am-1pm. We are looking forward to meeting prospective doctoral students for our Fall 2021 admissions. In lieu of our traditional admissions process, this year we are waiving the GRE requirement given COVID-19. Please join us to learn more about the field of school psychology and opportunities within our program. The registration link is embedded within the flyer below. Be well!

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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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The Death Crawl scene from Facing the Giants