Communication from the Principal

  • 10/02/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    I wanted to remind you about a couple of important items of interest and important dates for HHS students:

    *2nd Six Weeks-We are already in the 2nd Six Weeks and it is imperative that students are diligent in communicating with their teachers to complete assignments. Students are required to complete assignments in a timely manner and are expected to be present in the classroom to receive instruction. 

    *HHS Tutorials-(see attached) this is the times and days of the week that HHS staff are offering tutorials. Additionally, please see the link to get updates. https://www.huntsville-isd.org/domain/3412

    *October 3rd-College & Career Fair-(Seniors & Juniors ONLY)-our attendance office clerks will be scanning IDs as they will be required for entry into the College & Career Fair. We will release students by announcement. We also encourage students and staff to wear their favorite college, technical school, or military branch shirt. 

         -Seniors-9am-9:45am

          -Juniors-10-10:45am
     
    *October 3rd-FAFSA Night-(see attached flyer) this will take place in the HHS Commons, 5pm-7pm and families will need their 2021 Income Tax Returns to complete application. ALL Seniors are required to complete this application. 
     
    *Tardies-We will begin conducting "sweeps" of the hallways and restrooms which can result in ISS for students if they do NOT get to class in a timely manner. Students are required to be physically present in the classroom at least 90% of the time in order to receive any type of credit for the course. If a student falls below the required 90% then the student will need to make-up the time, hour for hour. 
     
    *Huntsville ISD Academic Calendar-(see attached) please note, October 7th & October 10th are student holidays.  
     
    *(CKH)Capturing Kids Hearts Newsletter-"Think, choose, Act"-(see attached)
     Please review the attached newsletter as we will be working with our students on October's message.  
     
    *Hispanic Heritage Month Dress Up Days-(see attached) September 15th-October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month and students and staff are encouraged to participate in our campus recognition.  We appreciate our staff and students in the Spanish Club putting this together for all to participate. 
     
    IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
    -October 3rd-College & Career Fair (during the school day-Seniors/Juniors)
    -October 3rd-FAFSA Night (5pm-7pm)
    -October 7th-District Professional Development Day (student holiday)
    -October 10th-Staff/Student Holiday
    -October 12th-SAT school day
     
    Thank you for your continued support of HHS!
     
    Paul M. Trevino-Principal
     
     

    9/19/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    As we approach the last week of the 1st Six Weeks I also wanted to send you a few reminders and important dates:

    *Grading Guidelines-(see attached) Please note, that students will need to get with their teachers about any makeup from being absent. Students ONLY have so many days to turn work in as points will be deducted for being late. 

    *Eligibility for extra-curricular participation-students that are participating in extra-curricular activities are required to be passing on their report card in order to continue to participate. Please reach out to your teachers for any questions or concerns regarding grades. 

    *Instructional Time-we are asking students to put up their cell phone during instructional time in an effort to have their undivided attention for instruction. Please discuss this with your student.

    *Tardies & Absences-If you have been getting phone calls and/or emails regarding your student please know that they can be asked to serve (ASD)After school detention, Saturday school, or (ISS)In-school suspension. If a student is 10 minutes or more late for a class then the student will be marked as "absent" for that class UNLESS they have been in an office, counselor, SRO, or nurse's station. Reminder: students are required to be in EACH class, EACH period 90% of the time or they WILL NOT receive credit for their courses. Please contact us at 936-435-6100 if you have questions. 

    *Counselors-they are meeting with students and will begin small-group sessions soon in an effort to address any concerns for the student but also give emotional and academic support that is needed for being successful. Please go to the following link in order to get more information from the Counselors: https://www.huntsville-isd.org/Page/288

    *Scholarship & Financial Aid information-Please see this link so that you can explore scholarship & financial aid information but also explore information for colleges & universities. This website is managed by the Texas Comptroller and updated often. https://comptroller.texas.gov/programs/education/msp/

    *Big Future College Board-(SENIORS ONLY)be sure to create your account and complete the tasks in order to be in the drawing for (2) $40,000 scholarships & several hundred $500 scholarships EVERY MONTH. HHS has less than 100 Seniors in the Class of 2023 that have created an account. Be sure to do so ASAP for a chance to win. 
     
    IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
    -September 19th-21st-Senior Cap & Gown Pictures-by appointment only
    -September 19th-National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
    -September 19th Senior Parent Meeting 
    -September 23rd-Last Day of the 1st Six Weeks
    -September 29th-Homecoming Parade
    -September 30th-Homecoming Pep Rally & Football Game
    -October 1st-Homecoming Dance
    -October 3rd-College & Career Fair (Juniors/Seniors ONLY)
    -October 12th-SAT school day
     
    Thank you for your continued support, 
     
    Paul M. Trevino-Principal
     

    9/12/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    Please see attached document for Homecoming Dance Dress Code Guidelines. Please also note that students will be asked to present their Student ID for entry. 

    Homecoming Dance will be on October 1st-8pm-11pm

    Thank you, 

    Paul M. Trevino-Principal

    HHS Homecoming Dress Code

    9/11/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    September & October will be a busy month for students and the campus and I just wanted to share a few highlights & important dates for the coming weeks:

    *Student recognition-we have recognized several students that have modeled & shown our character trait of the month, "Empathy". Students were nominated by HHS staff members and we have presented them with certificates to recognize them. 

    *September CKH Focus-"Empathy" we will continue to encourage students to model and exemplify "Empathy" character trait on campus and at extra-curricular events. If you want to discuss further with your student please see attached newsletter in English & Spanish. 

    *Grading Guidelines-(see attached) Here are some important items:

     -Minimum grades required=7-Instructional Practice(Daily work) & 2 Instructional Achievement(Tests)
         -Reassessment-(pg.5) If student receives below a 70 they are to be allowed a reassessment within one week for a maximum grade of a 70
         -Reassessment-(pg.5) if 50% or more of the class fails, teachers are required to reteach & reassess the students during instructional time. 
         -Late Work-(pg.5) students only have 7 days to get work turned in, however please refer to this page as there are deductions for each day late.
         -Absenteeism-(pg.6) Generally, students have 1 day for each day absent to makeup work. Students are still expected to complete all work. 
         -Extra Credit-(pg.6) This has to be related to the (TEKS) for the course and made available to ALL students in the class. 
     
    *End of the 1st Six Weeks-September 23rd. 
     
    *Safety & Security-as we are finalizing students getting their IDs printed, we will be asking students to wear their ID for safety & security measures. If a student does NOT have an ID they are to go to the library. (9th graders will have theirs soon).
     
    *(SRP)Standard Response Protocol-I highly encourage you to review this website as it outlines our SRP for Huntsville ISD. You can review a description of all that we train on with students and staff. https://www.huntsville-isd.org/Page/1832
     
    *Cell phones-teachers WILL ask students to put phones up during instructional time in an effort to get their fully undivided attention during instruction. We want students to gain as much as they can from the classroom instruction and this is a way to do so. Thank you for your support with this effort! 
     
    *Free & Reduced Lunch Form Applications-if you have not already done so, please complete this online application so that we can properly record and apply any approved assistance. https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
     
    *(FCA)Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting-September 14th, during C-lunch, the meeting will take place in the middle gym. We will have Co-Sponsors, Jeffrey Mims & Patrick Gardenier working with our students and our FCA Leadership. 
     
    IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
    -September 19th-21st-Senior Cap & Gown Pictures-by appointment only(we will send out an appointment sign up form to students)
    -September 19th-National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
    -September 19th Senior Parent Meeting 
    -September 23rd-Last Day of the 1st Six Weeks
    -September 29th-Homecoming Parade
    -September 30th-Homecoming Pep Rally & Football Game
    -September 31st-Homecoming Dance
    -October 3rd-College & Career Fair
    -October 12th-SAT school day
     
    Thank you for your continued support of HHS! 
     
    Paul M. Trevino-Principal
     
     
    Secondary Grading Guidelines

    9/5/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    *Wear maroon or white tomorrow-in honor of Uvalde ISD first day of school students and staff are encouraged to wear these colors to show support for them and let them know we are thinking of them. 
     
    *Progress Reports-these will go out this week. Remember, you have 3 weeks remaining in the 1st Six weeks. You need to ensure that you are passing to continue to participate in extracurricular activities. 
     
    *Tardies-your APs will be calling you this week to issue detentions and/or Saturday school assignments if you have excessive tardies. Make sure that you get to class during transition. APs will review student schedules to evaluate distance of their classes. 
     
    *Grading Guidelines(see attached)-be sure that you read over these guidelines when working with your teachers. You need to ensure that if you are out due to illness or extracurricular that you get with your teachers about the assignments. 
     
    *CFAs & Summative Assessments-we need students to take these seriously as they will give teachers valuable information regarding how to help you achieve success in the classroom and create an individualized plan for you. 
     
    *Homecoming Parade-September 29th
     
    *Homecoming game-September 30th
     
    *Homecoming Dance-October 1st
     
    *Homecoming Dance Dress Code guidelines-(see attached)
     
    *Disruptions on campus-Please know, that if a student causes a disruption on campus they can be added to the list to NOT ALLOW them to attend any school sponsored events. YES, even if it is their first offense. WE expect students to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful to each other and to our patrons that pay to attend the extracurricular events. 
     
    Thank you to the many students that are taking care of your business and showing EMPATHY to each other! Additionally, thank you to all that participated in the Pep Rally and made it one of the best ones I have experienced here at HHS! Lets make the next one even better! 
     
    Have a great week! 
     
    --
    Paul M. Trevino
    Principal-HHS

    8/24/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    Free or Reduced Pricing Information for Lunch

    Lunch is available for free or at a reduced price for students who qualify.  Eligibility Applications must be submitted each school year for consideration regardless of qualification in prior years.  The eligibility status for last school year will expire on September 22, 2022, so please turn in the new application for the new 2022-2023 school year to the Child Nutrition Services Department as soon as possible. 

    We ask that you please use the electronic application process using the online form (link below) to help speed up the process. 

    https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application

    Thank you, 

    Paul M. Trevino-Principal

     

    8/23/2022

    Hello Hornet Parents! 
     
    On August 26th this Friday we will be having Fall Picture Day for underclassmen! Picture forms will be handed out to your student in their history class on Wednesday. There will be extra picture forms available at the front desk of the school. If you have any questions please contact Ms.Rigsby. 
     
    Extension: 936-435-1904
     

     

    8/21/2022

    We just completed our first full week of school at Huntsville HS! I wanted to send a couple of important points as we are starting this new week:

    *Open House-Wednesday, August 24th (5pm-7pm) parents and guardians will have the opportunity to come and visit with your child's teachers. This will be a "come & go" event in order for you to be able to meet with them. They will discuss the classroom expectations with you and also discuss pertinent 2-way communication with you in an effort to create a bridge between the school and the home. 

    *Annual Title I, Parent Meeting-Wednesday, August 24th (5pm) in the library, I will present what Title I means for HHS and I will also share the Parent and Family  Engagement Policy. See attached agenda notification for the Title I meeting. 

    *Grading Guidelines-(see attached) teachers are required to submit a minimum number of "Instructional Achievement" (exams) grades and a minimum number of "Instructional Practice" (daily work) grades for every six week grading period. 

    *Child Nutrition Forms need to be completed-If you have already done so, please disregard, but those that have not already, please use the following link to complete your child nutrition form as soon as possible. http://www.myschoolapps.com/

    *Capturing Kids Hearts video-Please take the time to review the video that explains the CKH Process that we have begun here at HHS. https://vimeo.com/capturingkidshearts/theckhprocess

    *Schedule changes-the last day to have turned the forms in was this past Friday, therefore Counselors will continue to work on the change requests this week.

    *Athletic Schedules-Please refer to hornetnation.org to get the most up-to-date information on the schedules for the campus. 

    Thank you for your continued support of HHS! 

    Paul M. Trevino-Principal 

    Annual Title I Meeting Agenda
    2022-2023 HISD Secondary Grading Guidelines
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - English
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - Spanish  

     

    8/10/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    We are looking forward to having your student here at Huntsville High School! Here are a few things to note for the first day of school: 

    *Schedules- uploaded to HAC. Additionally, we will have printed schedules to give to students by their first period teacher. Students will arrive on campus and look at the posters on the walls (Library & Commons) to find their 1st period teacher and report there to receive their schedule for the day. 

    *Schedule change request-(begins August 15th)if you would like to submit a schedule change request form located in the Counseling office in room 1007 beginning Monday, August 15, 2022

    *Bell Schedule-(see attached)-classes begin on August 11th at 7:40 and end at 3:40

    *Student drop-off maps-(see attached)-maps for student drop off

     *Child Nutrition Form online-I will be sending this to parents but I also wanted to send to you as we will be encouraging families to get this completed. 

    Meals No Longer Free for All Students in the 2022-2023 School Year

    • Federal waivers providing FREE meals for all students the last 2 years have now expired.
    • Parents must complete an application for students to be eligible for Free or Reduced meals.
    • The online free and reduced application is open www.myschoolapps.com

    *Capturing Kids' Hearts-(see attached in English/Spanish) New for 2022-2023 school year will be HHS staff working more diligently to build relationships with students and create an atmosphere and culture of respecting each other. We will have monthly themes that we will be working on in the classroom and on campus and we will recognize staff and students that exhibit these qualities in the classroom and on campus.  We are excited about this partnership with you as we will be working hard to develop positive relationships with students and staff. 

    Thank you for your support of Huntsville HS!

    Paul M. Trevino-Principal

    Bell Schedule
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - English
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - Spanish
    Student Drop Off and Pick Up Map
    Student Parking Map  

     

    8/7/2022

    HHS Parents/Guardians, 

    We are looking forward to having your student here at Huntsville High School! Here are a few things to note leading up to the first day of school: 

    *School supplies-(see attached) Please note that individual teachers will provide supply lists for their courses on the first days of school. 

    *Schedules-We are working on having these uploaded to HAC by August 10th. Additionally, we will have printed schedules to give to students by their first period teacher. Students will arrive on campus and look at the posters on the walls (Library & Commons) to find their 1st period teacher and report there to receive their schedule for the day. 

    *Bell Schedule-(see attached)-classes begin on August 11th at 7:40 and end at 3:40

    *Child Nutrition Form online-I will be sending this to parents but I also wanted to send to you as we will be encouraging families to get this completed. 

    Meals No Longer Free for All Students in the 2022-2023 School Year

    • Federal waivers providing FREE meals for all students the last 2 years have now expired.
    • Parents must complete an application for students to be eligible for Free or Reduced meals.
    • The online free and reduced application is open www.myschoolapps.com

    *Capturing Kids' Hearts-(see attached in English/Spanish) New for 2022-2023 school year will be HHS staff working more diligently to build relationships with students and create an atmosphere and culture of respecting each other. We will have monthly themes that we will be working on in the classroom and on campus and we will recognize staff and students that exhibit these qualities in the classroom and on campus.  We are excited about this partnership with you as we will be working hard to develop positive relationships with students and staff. 

    *Student Drop-off & parking-(see attached) student drop off locations & student/staff/visitor parking areas. 

    Thank you for your support of Huntsville HS and please keep an eye for more emails to come in the next few days leading up to the first day of school, Thursday, August 11th. 

    Paul M. Trevino

    HHS School Supplies List
    Bell Schedule
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - English
    Family Newsletter - Empathy - Spanish
    Student Drop Off and Pick Up Map
    Student Parking Map

     

     

    HHS Freshman Parents/Guardians, 

    I wanted to say Thank You for attending our New to the Hive Orientation this week! We are excited to have your student at Huntsville High School. As promised, I am included a copy of the presentation that I discussed with you. If you were not in attendance, please review as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. 

    Its a GREAT day to be a Huntsville Hornet! 

    Paul M. Trevino-Principal

    New to the Hive Presentation

    HHS Parent/Guardians, 

    *New Student & Freshman Orientation / Fish Camp for 9th Grade
    Tuesday, August 2, 2022
    AM Session 10 AM
    PM Session 1 PM
    *Parents & Students need only attend one of the sessions above.

    *Child Nutrition Forms-Meals will NO LONGER be free for all students the 2022-2023 school year. Parents/Guardians MUST complete the application for be eligible for Free or Reduced meals. The socioeconomic forms collected each year serve a dual purpose, in addition to determining free and reduced lunch eligibility, they also impact campus funding. Huntsville HS and every other campus across the state, receive funding for special programs that provide instructional support for ALL our students based on data collected from these forms. The data remains confidential and is submitted to the Texas Education Agency in order to determine funding and campus accountability measures. IN ESSENCE, YOUR COMPLETION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC FORM CAN GREATLY IMPACT THE FUNDING AND RESOURCES REQUIRED TO ASSIST ALL OUR STUDENTS IN THEIR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. 
    We are expecting 100% participation in completion of the form and it is vital that you complete ALL sections of the form including the household income portion of the form. An incomplete form is considered void. Even if you are sure your student(s) will not qualify for free or reduced lunches, the completion of the form assists our campus in so many ways. Access to the 22-23 application opens on July 30th, 2022. To access the form use the following link to the Child Nutrition Services page and HELP ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED AT HHS: https://www.huntsville-isd.org/meals

    Please know that IF eligible, your student will also receive the following:

                *Advanced Placement reduced test fees

                *SAT/ACT reduced testing fees

                *In some cases, waived application fees for colleges/universities

    *Attention Class of 2023 Parents/Guardians-The attached flyer titled, BigFuture Scholarships: Class of 2023: Qualify to win $40,000 just by planning for your future is an opportunity for your student to create an account with College Board to have a chance to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships.  There is NO essay required, NO minimum GPA or test score. You qualify yourself by taking steps to get ready for life after high school. If your family's income is less than $60,000 per year, you will get extra chances at these scholarships and earn double the entries for every drawing. see the link on the flyer: bigfuturescholarships.org

    *Campus Safety Measures-Student and staff safety is a priority at Huntsville ISD and Huntsville HS.  Huntsville HS has worked diligently with local law enforcement and state level entities to ensure that we have safety plans in place. HHS staff will be trained August 9th on active shooter protocols and our (SRP)Standard Response Protocol.  Please see this link if you want to learn more about our protocols: https://www.huntsville-isd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1832

    *Bell Schedule-This year, we will NOT have Hornet Time daily. We will have 8 period days and will have 50 minute periods. We will have intervention times that we will work in to the schedule and we will communicate those with you.

    *Official School start time: 7:40am & end time: 3:40pm. 

    *Construction update-HHS will begin to experience some construction of the auditorium, football stadium, and baseball/softball stadiums and we will have sometimes that we will experience traffic and alternative routes. As we receive the most up-to-date information, we will communicate those routes to you. Additionally, you can visit our website at huntsville-isd.org for pictures and animated presentations of upcoming construction projects. 

    Thank you for your continued support of HHS and HISD and we are looking forward to a great school year! 

    Paul M. Trevino

    Principal-HHS
    Huntsville High School
    515 FM Rd. 2821 E.
    Huntsville, Texas 77320
    936-435-6111
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