Hallsville Intermediate News

October/November 2015

Dates to Remember


  • 16 Homecoming - students can wear mums & garters
  • 16 End of 9 Weeks
  • 16 First Nine Week Reward (game day) - must have 90% attendance, passing grades, and be below a level 3 TAP in our discipline system
  • 23 Victory Assembly, 8:30
  • 23 A.R. Big Event - Goodies Galore - must have earned A.R. points by Oct. 16th
  • 23 Early Release, 12:30
  • 26 No school for Kids
  • 26 Parent conferences - teachers will schedule
  • 27-30 Red Ribbon Week
  • 27-30 Book Fair; Contact Melanie Dulaney to volunteer
  • 29 School picture make ups


  • 11 Veteran's Day
  • 17 Class pictures
  • 19 Career Day
  • 20 Early Release, 12:30
  • 23-27 No school


  • 17 Nine Week Reward - Movie Day
  • 17 A.R. Big Event
  • 18 Class Parties, 8:00
  • 18 Victory Assembly, 9:00
  • 18 Early Release, 12:30
  • 21-Jan 4 No School

Curriculum Based Assessments (CBA) - 9 Week Tests

Students will be taking their CBA tests before the end of the nine weeks. These assessments are used to help us make instructional decisions for each child. They help us to know what skills your child has mastered and what he/she needs to continue to work on. Tests will not be sent home but their progress thus far will be discussed in the October 26th parent conferences. As a parent, you are also always welcome to view their data mastery notebook.

Dates for CBAs are:

Oct. 5 & 6 - 4th Grade Writing

Oct. 12 - 4th and 5th Grade Math

Oct. 13 - 4th and 5th Grade Reading

Oct. 14 - 4th and 5th Grade Science

Oct. 15 - 4th and 5th Grade Social Studies

World's Finest Chocolate $ Due October 13th

H.I.S. Career Day - November 19th

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends - We need your help!

We'd like to organize a career day for our kids so that they can see that all the hard work they are putting into their education now pays off down the road. We are creating men and women and want them to be able to have all doors open to them in the future. Please come share what you do so that they can see what types of careers are out there.

Please contact Shannon Black sblack@hisd.com or Kimber Rice krice@hisd.com if you would like to help.

A Note From the Nurse

Vision & Hearing screenings are happening for 5th graders.

Also, time is running out for the students who need to complete vaccination series or turn in current affidavits. Call Mrs. Aldredge at ext 2539 if you have questions.

Yearbooks on Sale! October 8-24 Only $20

Library News

Morning Library Hours!

7:15-7:45 a.m.

Morning library can be used for:

  • AR testing
  • checking books in/out
  • working on homework
  • reading
It is a quiet zone for students!

Book Fair is coming October 26-30! Parent volunteers who have already completed the screening process through Angie Mauldin (903-668-5990 ext. 1444) are needed to help set up, check out, and pack up.

Call Melanie Dulaney at 903-668-5990 ext. 2554 or 2566 if you would like to help.


If you have any of the following items, please send them to school:

  • Empty paper towel rolls
  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Egg cartons (please rinse first)
  • Shoe Boxes


Victory Assembly - We love Nerds

Our first Victory Assembly will be October 23rd at 8:30. Our theme is "We Love Nerds." Students are encouraged to dress nerdy. Victory assemblies are celebrations of the great things happening at H.I.S. mixed with a little silliness. Parents are welcome to attend...if your'e feeling nerdy. :)

Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, Oct. 27 - "Rally Against Drugs" - Wear Red

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - "H.I.S. is Drug-Free from Head to Toe" - Wear crazy hair and crazy socks!

Thursday, Oct. 29 - "Bobcats are too Bright to do Drugs" - Wear Neon and Sunglasses

Friday, Oct. 30 - "Say BOO to Drugs" - Wear costumes (must be in dress code and no blood, gore, weapons, etc.)