Sunday, January 22, 2012
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HUNTSVILLE ISD AWARDS EXCELLENT FACULTY & STAFF!
EDUCATOR OF JANUARY
EMPLOYEE OF JANUARY
Hip ~ Hip ~ Hooray!
Take It All The Way!!!
You are cordially invited
Huntsville High School
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January 2012 as School
Board Recognition Month to help build awareness of the invaluable contributions school boards make to education in
Texas. HISD recognized and celebrated our Board at the
January 19th Board of Trustees Meeting held at Huntsville
High School. This year’s theme for the month is “Helping
Our Kids Shine,” which is certainly what school boards do
every day in every school district across the state.
Our campuses participated in the program by having student representatives make presentations and share tokens
of appreciation to honor our extraordinary members who
voluntarily work tirelessly and devote countless hours to
help lead students to success! We thank our Board members for their dedicated leadership to our public education
system and for their service to our children. Our current
Board members are President - Karin Olson Williams, Vice
President - Larry Thornton, Secretary - Pamela Baggett,
and trustees - Patrick Antwi, J.T. Langley, Rissie Owens,
and Tracy Stoudt. HISD invites the community to join in
the celebration by continuing to show support for our Board
during the rest of the designated month of January and all
throughout the year. Take this opportunity to acknowledge
and show appreciation for their service to our children.
The Mance Park Middle School Cheerleaders recently returned from the National Cheerleader
Association National competition in Dallas, Texas.
The girls competed in two categories in the junior high “Game Time” division. In the Fight Song
category the team placed 7th and in the Cheer
category they finished 6th in the nation! HISD is
very proud of their excellent Hornet spirit & pride!
Way to Go Ladies! Way to Sting ‘Em!!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Huntsville High School
Open House & Campus Tours
to follow ceremony
Below, students from Gibbs Pre-Kindergarten Center performed a special little number to “This Little Light of Mine”
and thanked the Board for “Helping them to Shine!”
Parents of students currently enrolled in grades 1-4 who
wish to nominate their child for possible identification in
the Huntsville ISD Advanced Academics Program (formerly gifted & talented) should contact their school counselor or the Office of Special Programs and Assessment
at 435-6324 before Tuesday, January 31, 2012 for
From Pre-K to High School...
We’re “On Fire” about Learning!
All throughout the curriculum, students across our district are exposed to fire safety and prevention education in one form or another.
At one end of the spectrum, Gibbs Pre-K Center students use fun and
creative play to learn basic skills. On the polar opposite end, students in the HHS Career & Technology Program’s Principals of Law,
Public Safety, Corrections & Security class get real world experiences
by putting their skills to use through hands on activities.
Beginning in spring 2012, students will start a new voyage with the launch of the next testing
program called the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR™. STAAR
is a more rigorous standardized testing program that will replace the Texas Assessment of
Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for elementary, middle, and high school students. Join us for
an important parent meeting as we discuss the upcoming changes in testing that will impact
your 9th grader on Monday, February 6, 2012 @ 5:30 PM in the HHS Auditorium.
GIBBS PREKINDERGARTEN CENTER, STEWART ELEMENTARY, SAMUEL W. HOUSTON ELEMENTARY,
SCOTT JOHNSON ELEMENTARY, HUNTSVILLE ELEMENTARY, AND HUNTSVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
JOIN WITH HUNTSVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO PRESENT A
COMMUNITY FAMILY READING NIGHT
Pictured below, students in Katherine King’s Pre-K class get “all fired
up” as they dress up as firefighters and pretend to put out a fire.
HHS CTE Instructor Jason Smith supervises his students as they
wear actual fire fighting gear and use real equipment to perform an
exercise on fire department hydraulic operations.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
HUNTSVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
FOR ALL HISD STUDENTS IN GRADES PK‐6 Free
Pizza, Pickles, Candy, and Drinks may be purchased at the PTO Fundraiser FOOD COURT 5:00‐7:00 PM. This Buzzin’ Around page can be viewed @ www.huntsville-isd.org each Monday following Sunday’s publication in the Item.
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Steve R. Johnson, Ed.D.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
F O C U S:
For Our Children’s Unlimited Success!
Monday, January 23rd @ 5:30 PM
Huntsville High School Campus Re-Dedication
& Open House
Thursday, February 16th
HISD Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:00 PM
Hawkins Administration Building Boardroom
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PRESIDENT - KARIN OLSON WILLIAMS
VICE PRESIDENT - LARRY THORNTON
SECRETARY - PAMELA BAGGETT
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
J. T. LANGLEY