Dual Enrollment Expo
Attention Dual Enrollment Families:
Now that your student is taking college classes, we encourage you to sign up to attend the Dual Enrollment Expo.
Tuesday, October 7th, CGCC Williams Campus
Wednesday, October 8th, CGCC Pecos Campus
· Students will receive their college photo ID
· Learn about university pathways and degrees/certificates
· Obtain information about financial aid and scholarships
The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a practice for the SAT and is the test used to determine National Merit Scholars only when the test is taken during a student’s junior year. All college bound juniors and sophomores should strongly consider taking the PSAT to practice and experience what types of questions are asked on the SAT. The SAT is the college entrance test that many students take for college admissions so practicing now is one of the ways the best way to begin the process of getting ready for college. Juniors who achieve high scores on this test can qualify as a National Merit Scholar, National Achievement Scholar, or National Hispanic Scholar, where scholarship money may be awarded as a result. The PSAT is a national test and juniors from all over the country will be taking this test October.
The PSAT will be given at Williams Field High School on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The test will begin at approximately 8:00am and will end at approximately 11:30AM. Students MUST have a photo ID in order to be admitted into the test center. Students can use an approved calculator.
To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.
The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.
With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.
The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.
1) E-Alerts: Our school sends out automated email alerts for various school functions like dances, athletics, testing dates, yearbook sales, etc., but you must be on the list to receive them. To register go to husd.org > click on the silver “parents” link under the orange bar under the photos. Click on the E-Alert link > fill out the form.
2) ParentVUE: Our schools use a software program called Synergy (Genesis), which compiles student grades, attendance, transcripts, and contact information. Teachers may include digital documents, classroom assignments, points and percentages, and individual feedback and comments. To register you need to get an “Activation Key” from the Front Office (480) 279.8000
3) Teacher Pages: All teachers in our district have their own teacher website. These pages will include digital versions of important documents for the class. To view a teacher’s webpage, select “Teacher Pages” located on the top toolbar > select the teacher’s name which you would like to view their webpage. You will find their contact information as well as links to any electronic assignments in the left hand toolbar on their page.
All of these options are wonderful tools provided by the school and the district. Please utilize these methods of communication as to ensure your child's success through the 2013-2014 school year.
Student Delivery and Drop Off
I am writing today to share with you a change in our practice at the high school regarding deliveries to students.
Deliveries will no longer be accepted for any items. In order to ensure a safe and sanitary environment that supports and maintains the health and welfare of all of our students, they are expected to come prepared for the school day. Our offices are not equipped with the necessary equipment and staffing to maintain the amount of delieveries that were recieved daily during previous years. In the past, many items were not picked up by the students which left the administrative office responsible for these items. It is equally difficult to accommodate deliveries with all the other activity that takes place in the administrative office.
As a reminder, our high school is a closed campus. Please visit with your student about what that means in terms of not being able to leave the school, unless checked out by a parent or guardian, during their school day. Once a student arrives on campus, they are required to stay on campus until their school day comes to a close.
As we look to enhance options for students, we will begin exploring ways that student dining needs can be addressed to expand variety and choice.
I thank you in advance for supporting this significant change in the front office where we strive to improve our service to you, our students, and guests to the campus.