• Hawk News June 6, 2019

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 6/10/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Good morning! It’s always a great day to be a Hawk! 

    What a terrific year we had with our students to prepare them for this next upcoming year. I am truly a proud principal. We also had the pleasure to graduate over 800 seniors who proudly walked the stage last Saturday. This was our largest graduating class in Robert E. Hendrickson High School’s history.

    We are already working to prepare for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and look forward to seeing our students once again. 

    A few announcements: 

    • 2019 graduates, if you were not at Senior Celebration and did not receive your diploma please come to the front office to pick yours up. Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
    • Class of 2020 seniors, please contact Prestige Portraits to schedule a time to take your senior portrait for the yearbook. These need to be done before October in order to be included in the yearbook. There is no charge to take the yearbook photo and a cap and gown picture. If you wish to take all of your senior pictures with them there will be a normal charge for those additional. Taking care of this the summer before senior year is the least stressful way to ensure that you have a spot in the yearbook as well as the photos needed to honor you in the CCC as you make post high school plans. Class of 2020 senior picture information 
    • Interested in playing tennis next year? Check out our website for info and this link for the flyer that provides additional information. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Holman at aaron.holman@pfisd.net
    • Athletics is now accepting online forms for the 2019-20 school year. Everyone who participates in Athletics must fill out a new form. Please click the link to start yours. https://pflugervilleisd.rankonesport.com
    • Getting ready to get your driver’s license and need a VOE (Verification of Enrollment)? Please come to the front office to pick one up. Please note: all student drivers will need to purchase a parking pass and park in the student lot. 
      Class of 2023 - Incoming Freshmen!!! We are so excited to see you all on Aug. 5 for Take Flight orientation and schedule pick up. Parents, please make sure you fill out this form and bring it and your proof of residency to Student Services on the dates listed on the flyer. Every freshman must submit proof of residency prior to school starting. See flyer for more details. 9th grade Take Flight Orientation Flyer

    Please be watching our school website and calendar as we schedule important dates for the upcoming school year. Have a restful summer and we look forward to seeing you in August. 

    Sincerely,

    Daniel Garcia

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/16/2018

    Hawks,

    I received a number of pictures showing our Hendrickson Hawks our feeder elementary schools helping with Walk To School Day. What makes me most proud is the sense of family and community that is prevalent as we work with our Future Hawks.  

    We continue to have an amazing school year and impressed with the focus of student and staff. I know that the hard work will continue to pay huge dividends for our school community.

    The HHS Counseling department is hosting another Parent University on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the PAC from 6-7. This month’s topic is over FAFSA. We will have a representative from the financial aid department at Texas A&M to present valuable information applicable to any college or university. Hope to see you there.

    Athletic Booster Club:

    Throughout the Month of October, HAWK NATION and the American Cancer Society encourage everyone to join the fight against breast cancer and make a crucial catch. Show your support and help raise breast cancer awareness by wearing PINK every Friday in October....And we Remind HAWK NATION to Wear, Share and Think PINK! Hawk Pink Out shirts are available for purchase online and most sporting events during the month of October. 

    Pink Out shirts proceeds will benefit the local Breast Cancer Resource Center.  

    We thank all of Hawk Nation for your overwhelming support of Hawk Athletics and Booster Club efforts to raise funds for athletic equipment and supplies, sports banquets and college scholarships. We always welcome and need volunteer help. Here is a link to our volunteer signup. This link is for varsity games. 

    Senior Celebration:

    Parents of 2019 Seniors and parents of the Class of 2020 are invited to attend our next monthly Senior Celebration Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the HHS Library at 7 p.m. Please join us to hear about our Fundraising Events and plans for the Night of Senior Celebration. You can also purchase Senior T-Shirts, yard signs, decals and car charms at the meeting.

    Our next Spirit Night will be Thursday, Oct. 25 at Zaxby’s in Pflugerville from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please come out and support Senior Celebration!  

    Financial Aid Saturdays

    FAFSA Saturdays in Pflugerville

    • Oct. 13 at PHS 
    • Oct. 20 at HHS 
    • Oct. 27 at CHS
    • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    All PFISD students welcome at any location in the Austin area.
    Sign up here

    Class Ring Orders:

    Junior and Senior Class ring orders will be taken Thursday, Oct. 18 after school 4:15-6:30 in the cafeteria and Friday, Oct. 19 during all lunches from 11-1:15. Students can pick up an order form in the front office if they didn’t receive one.  

    Picture Re-takes:

    Underclassmen Picture re-takes are Friday, Oct. 19 during all lunches. They will be held in the PAC lobby. Students needing a re-take should head to the PAC during their lunch.

    Order a Yearbook:

    Follow this link to order the 2019 yearbook: 

    Senior Ads:

    Follow this link to get information Senior Tribute Ads:

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School

     

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  • SAT Prep Opportunity

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/26/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Hawks,

    Another opportunity for our students. If you have any questions about this SAT prep session, please contact Leigh Spradlin at 512-594-1100 or at leigh.spradlin@pfisd.net or call the phone number listed at the bottom of the email.

    SAT Boot Camp at Hendrickson High

    The SAT is a tough exam, but learning to ace it doesn't have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT every time it's given to gain insider knowledge of the exam, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.
     
    Catalyst’s two-day SAT Bootcamp arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

    SAT Boot Camp at Hendrickson High times:

    • Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 
    • Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

    (Students attend all days.)

    Tuition is just $195.For more information on this special prep opportunity or to enroll, call 800-235-0056, sign up at catalystprep.com, or email info@CatalystPrep.com. Seating is limited, and the deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, Sept. 26.

    Enroll here

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/24/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Hawks, 

    Another week has come and gone here at Robert E. Hendrickson High School! I am excited about the great things happening on the campus and one of those things is our upcoming Parent University. The HHS Counseling Department has pulled together a list of monthly topics that they will present to our school community. The HHS Counseling Team will host the first Parent University on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hendrickson Performing Arts Center. The topic for the evening will be “Reading and Understanding Transcripts.” The HHS counselors will walk those in attendance through course weight, GPA and the class ranking process. We will have college admissions representatives present to share how transcripts are used in the college admissions process. We hope you are able to join us for this learning opportunity.

    Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center on The University of Texas campus. 

    Thank you for the amazing support of our students and programs. We understand that the foundation of success is the focused, dedicated and hard-working students, teachers and families in our school community.

    Please contact us if we may be of service.

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School 

    Tax Ratification and Bond Election Information:

    The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously called for two elections in November 2018: A Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and a $332 million bond election. The TRE proposes the PfISD tax rate be lowered by two cents and could result in an additional $4.1 million in state funding. To stay informed on these elections, visit www.pfisdbond.net

    Please note: The Bond/TRE website may be displayed in Spanish, by clicking on the Google Translate button at the bottom of the website homepage.

    • Oct. 9: Voter registration deadline
    • Oct. 22 – Nov. 2: Early Voting
    • Nov. 6: Election day

    Graduation:

    Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center on The University of Texas campus.  

    Special Olympics:

    The following athletes competed in the Area 13 Special Olympics Aquatics competition on Sunday, Sept. 17. 

    • Dalton Anthony:

    50 Meter Freestyle – Silver

    25 Meter Freestyle – 5th place

    25 Meter Backstroke – Gold

    • Mason Decker:

    50 Meter Freestyle – Participation

    25 Meter Freestyle – Gold

    25 Meter Backstroke – Bronze

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold 

    • Benji Garcia:

    50 Meter Freestyle – Bronze

    25 Meter Freestyle – 5th place

    25 Meter Backstroke – 5th place

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold

    • Hiro Jones:

    50 Meter Freestyle – Bronze

    25 Meter Freestyle – 4th place

    25 Meter Backstroke – Silver

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold 

    • Angie Selestino:

    50 Meter Freestyle – 6th place

    25 Meter Freestyle – Gold 

    25 Meter Backstroke – Silver 

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold 

    • Daulton Swenson:

    50 Meter Freestyle – 7th place

    25 Meter Freestyle – Bronze

    25 Meter Backstroke – Bronze 

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold 

    • Connor Weise:

    50 Meter Freestyle – Silver

    25 Meter Backstroke – Gold 

    25 Meter Butterfly – Silver 

    4X25 Meter Relay – Gold

    Congratulations to all of our Falcon athletes! We are so proud of you! 

    Hawk Journalism Hawk Journalism:

    The Hawk newspaper was named a finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker competition on Friday, Sept. 7. The Hawk is one of 67 finalists from across the country to receive this honor. 

    Hendrickson Speech and Debate:

    Please join us in congratulating members of the speech/debate team who competed the past two weekends. First, at the PHS Swing that was held here at Hendrickson, with only 20 students competing, Hendrickson walked away with third Place Sweepstakes honors. Individual placings are as follows: 

    Public Forum 

    • First Place – Bryce Hann & Sofia Valdespino
    • Octos – Sydney Stogel & Jazmin Gonzalez
    • Octos – Monte Diaz & Ian Falkenbury

    Original Oratory

    • First Place – Sydney Stogel

    Congressional Debate

    • Fourth Place – Jenna Dammen

    Domestic Extemp

    • Third Place – Sofia Valdespino
    • Fifth Place – Jenna Dammen
    • Semis – Alyssa Vargas, Eliana Galan, Claire Martinez

    CX Debate

    • Quarters – Mahnoor Faheem & Alejandro Casteneda Zuniga

    Then, last weekend, team members headed up to the Grapevine Classic TOC. Individuals placing were as follows:

    PF Debate

    • Octos – Bryce Hann and Sofia Valdespino
    • Sixth Top Speaker – Bryce Hann

    CX Debate

    • Second Top Speaker – Trey Gutierrez
    • Third Top Speaker – Dylan Scott

    Congress

    • Finals – Jenna Dammen 

    Senior Celebration:

    Parents and guardians of 2019 Seniors,

    Please get connected to our emails and updates about Senior Celebration by sending us an email with class of 2019 in the subject line so we can add you to our contact list. Our email is hendricksonseniorcelebration@gmail.com

    Our next monthly meeting will be Oct. 16 in the Hendrickson Library at 7 p.m. All parents and guardians of 2019 Seniors are invited to attend. We are also inviting parents and guardians of the Class of 2020 to become involved in Senior Celebration at the next meeting so they can become familiar with Senior Celebration planning for 2020.

    Class of 2019 Senior T-Shirts, decals and yard signs are now available. Please pick up order forms in the Student Services Office. You can return your order form and payment to Student Services. All proceeds go toward the Senior Celebration June 1.

    The next Breakfast with Santa planning meeting will be Tuesday Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the HHS Library. Please consider helping with this Fundraising event. We are also looking for vendors for our Breakfast with Santa. Please email hhsbreakfastwithsanta@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a table at this wonderful holiday event.

    Senior T-shirt forms will also be available at the student services office or on the website. 

    • Renee Bounds – President
    • Monica Raggio – Vice President
    • Kendra Keller – Treasurer
    • Suzanne Ashlock – Asst. Treasurer
    • Candice Gifford – Secretary

    Visit our website: www.hendricksonseniorcelebration.webs.com

    Like our Facebook page:

    Hendrickson Senior Celebration

    Follow us on Twitter:

    HHS SC 2019

    Yearbook and Senior Portrait Information:

    Yearbooks are on sale now!

    Go to the link below for the lowest price of the year:

    www.balfour.com

    Senior Portraits

    If you have not taken your portraits for the yearbook, contact Prestige Portraits at 512-251-5558 to make an appointment. Seniors must be photographed no later than Oct. 31 to be included in the yearbook.

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/4/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Hawks,

    We are preparing to begin our third week of school and the students are doing a great job getting into the groove of the school year. I have attached the schedule for Open House to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and pick up some new Hawk gear from the Athletic Booster Club. We look forward to seeing you!

    I have included a flyer with information from the Pflugerville ISD Social Work Services. They are hosting a presentation from the National Association on Mental Illness(NAMI) on Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Pflugerville ISD located at 1401 W. Pecan 78660 entitled: “Let’s Talk – Starting the Mental Health Conversation with Your Teen.” 

    Senior Pictures:

    Do you still need to take your senior pictures? Our studio is located in Cedar Park and has open availability during the week from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and also on Saturdays from 9 a.m-7:30 p.m. We offer a variety of sessions ranging from $10-$40 and have multiple background options. We offer a free yearbook image to all students. Check out all of the options and schedule your appointment today! Visit our website www.prestigeportraits.com/cedarpark for more details. 

    Don't miss out on being in your final high school yearbook! You must be photographed by Prestige Portraits to appear in the yearbook. We provide all tux/drape and cap/gown attire. Graduating from high school is a huge milestone and you deserve to celebrate it! Prestige provides a unique experience to showcase your style! We look forward to seeing your smile!

    Yearbooks:

    Yearbooks are now on sale at balfour.com. The current price is $70 and this is the lowest price of the year.

    Senior parents interested in purchasing Tribute Ads in the yearbook should contact kari.riemer@pfisd.net for pricing information and deadlines. 

    Hawk Tennis:

    Ninth and 10th graders, if you are looking to be a part of something, consider joining tennis. No experience needed. Contact Mr. Holman in room F203 or by email at aaron.holman@pfisd.net  

    As always, thank you for your amazing support of our students and all our student programs. If we may ever be of service, please reach out and let us know.

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/4/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Hawks, 

    The school year is off to a great start! I am extremely proud of the way the students have adjusted to being back on a schedule at school.  

    Attached is the schedule that will we will begin using on Tuesday, Sept. 4 as we begin on our Talon schedule. Students should check Focus on Monday, Sept. 3 for their Talon assignment. We will also have lists with each students Talon assignment in the main hall on Tuesday morning.

    Please also make note that we will host our annual Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. You can use Focus to access your students schedule or we will have staff in the bookroom to provide you with a paper copy of the schedule. I will send out a detailed schedule for the evening tomorrow.

    As always, thank you for your support of Hendrickson High School and please contact us if we may be of service. 

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School 

    Cross Walk Information:

    Below is some information provided by the City of Pflugerville, regarding a new cross walk at the intersection of Kelly Lane and Kennemer:

    The City of Pflugerville wants to make sure that all parents and drivers are aware of the new crosswalk coming on Kelly Lane that affects driving and walking patterns near schools.

    Thank you to all school staff, principals and parents for your continued patience as we work together to improve safety along our routes to school.

    Based on staff observation of the intersection and with input from the Pflugerville Independent School District and parents, the City will add a second crosswalk from the northeast corner of the intersection to the southeast corner to reduce the time needed for safe crossing by about 16 seconds which allows another 8 to 10 vehicles per signal per cycle. The new crosswalk on the east side of the Kennemer and Kelly Lane intersection will help maintain safe crossing options during peak school travel times while reducing traffic delays during rush hour.

    During the morning hours of 7-8 a.m., heavy southbound right-turn and westbound vehicular traffic volumes at the intersection conflict with pedestrian traffic at the intersection for Murchison Elementary, Kelly Lane Middle School and Hendrickson High School campuses. For student safety at the existing crosswalks, the City has operated the traffic signal with an “exclusive pedestrian phase” which requires all vehicular traffic to stop in all directions to allow continuous walking periods across the street. The exclusive phase will continue, but the crossing time will reduce thanks to the second crosswalk. The City is working on bids now and plans to have the sidewalk and signal improvements in place by early September.

    If you have any questions on these projects, please contact the City’s project manager, Chad Wood, at chadw@pflugervilletx.gov or by phone at (512) 990-6341. Please review the attached plan for additional information and enjoy a safe Back to School.

    Terri Toledo
    Communications Director
    City of Pflugerville, Texas

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 8/16/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Hawks,

    Welcome to the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. I am excited that our students will finally be arriving on campus and look forward to catching up with them about their summer.

    Class:

    Students should report to their first period class by 8:55 a.m. and we will use the attached schedule on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17. We will have an alpha list posted in the main hallways of where students should report for first period. Please have your students check the list, just in case there were any last-minute changes to their schedule. When they arrive to their first period class, students will receive a new copy of their schedule from their teacher.

    Traffic:

    Please be prepared to be extremely patient tomorrow. There will be an unusual amount of around the Murchison, Kelly Lane and Hendrickson school complex for the next several days. Weather-permitting, walking is always a great option! This allows you to avoid the frustrations of traffic and long waits. If you are dropping your students off at Hendrickson tomorrow please be prepared for long car lines, especially as we get closer to the 1st period bell at 8:55 a.m. and at dismissal at 4:15. I ask that you be patient as everyone tries to navigate the additional traffic around the schools.

    Buses:

    New route information is on the district's website, which you can find at www.pfisd.net/busroutes.

    Please also visit the School Finder link to see if your student qualifies for transportation and to view your student’s bus route.

    Additionally, Durham has provided a breakdown of bus routes and times in several communities that have single addresses with multiple lots, including: Branch Creek, Boulder Ridge North and South, Dessau Fountain Estates and River Ranch. These can be viewed here.

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School

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  • Baccalaureate program

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 6/1/2018

    Attached is information for the Baccalaureate program sponsored by the HHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Participation in this event is optional.

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School

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  • Bell schedule

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 5/30/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Below is the bell schedule for the remaining days of school. Please note that we have added the Talon Class to the beginning of the day, this will allow students with finals additional time to prepare. 

    Respectfully,

    Daniel Garcia
    Principal
    Robert E. Hendrickson High School

     

    Bell schedule  

     

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  • Hawk News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 5/29/2018

    Hawks, 

    With the end of the school year quickly approaching, here are some important times and dates for senior parents and students to remember.

    Attached you will find an information packet from the Frank Erwin Center, with important information about parking and the facility. Please pay special attention to the list of items that they do not allow in the building, this list begins on page 3 of the attached PDF. It was shared at our graduation meeting with the Frank Erwin staff, that large bags/backpacks would not be allowed and that any visitors with large bags/backpacks will be asked to return them to their vehicle.

    Mandatory Graduation Practices:

    • June 5 at 2-4 p.m. in the HHS Main Gym
    • June 6 at 2-4 p.m. in the HHS Main Gym
    • June 9 at 1 p.m. all graduating seniors must be in the HHS Main Gym. 
    • June 9 at 1:30 p.m. buses depart for the Frank Erwin Center.

    Because of parking concerns all seniors that are participating in the graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 9, 2018 are required to ride the bus to the Frank Erwin Center. Students need to be in the HHS Main Gym by 1 p.m. in order to prepare to load the buses. Though return transportation will be provided if necessary, students are encouraged to leave the Erwin Center with their families.

    Senior Celebration:

    Attached you will find information from the Hendrickson High School Senior Celebration committee regarding the Project Graduation event that will be held on June 9, 2018, at 10 p.m. at Hendrickson High School.

    Class of 2018 Senior Celebration Information and Invitation to Class of 2019: 

    We are coming down to the final days before the big event! We are going to need a lot of help the night of the event to make it a successful and fun time for the graduates. Please consider signing up to volunteer. Your student will receive 1 ticket for each hour someone volunteers in their name.

    Click here for the sign up for the event.

    If your student hasn't turned in their registration form yet, there is still time. The registration form is attached here. Also, the waiver for the mechanical bull is attached so if your student wants to ride it, make sure this is turned in as well. Any student under 18 must have their parent signature but if they are over 18, they can sign it.

    Also, you can still purchase Scentsy through this link and help support the event. This will run through the end of May.

    Our last meeting before the event will be on Thursday evening, June 7, in the HHS cafeteria. We would like to invite Class of 2019 parents to join us there. You will be electing your officers for HHS Class of 2019 Senior Celebration. There are four positions (president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary). We added a fifth Member-at-Large position for fundraising but that is optional for your class. After the election takes place, we will begin our set up for event night. Class of 2019, if you could help with the set-up on Saturday afternoon while we are at the graduation ceremony, it would be greatly appreciated. There is a spot on the sign up for this. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting and the event!

    • Madeline Sheppard – President
    • Julie Hartle – Vice President
    • Melissa Chandler – Treasurer
    • Dana Whitmire – Secretary
    • Michelle Booth – Member at Large, Fundraising Chairperson
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