Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 12/6/2016
As we reach the busiest time of the year and move closer to the end of the semester and the Winter Break, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Hendrickson community for its support of all our programs. Our students have some of the most wonderful experiences in the world and it is because of all of your support. The motto “We Are Hawks,” has never resonated more true than it during the Fall ’16.
On Friday, we will host our annual Adopt-A-Child Event, other than graduation, this is one of my favorite events of the year. The Pflugerville spirit of giving and community is never more evident than during this event. Without a doubt there will be many moments during this event that will move me to the edge of tears. Watching children that would not have had the opportunity to receive any gifts during the Holiday season were it not for our students, makes me so proud to be a part of Hendrickson High School and Pflugerville I.S.D.
There are several attachments to this communication to more opportunities to continue to support our many wonderful programs.
We had some Hendrickson students competing at Area Special Olympics flag football competition on November 19th. Our Falcon athletes performed very well at their very first football competition and came away with the Silver medal. Falcon team members representing Hendrickson are:
We are so extremely proud of our Falcon athletes. Please join me in congratulating them for a job well done!
Hendrickson Speech and Debate:
This past weekend, the Hawk Speech & Debate team competed at the University of Texas Longhorn Classic TOC Qualifying tournament. The team took 5th Place Debate Sweepstakes in a field of 113 schools from 13 different states. Individual results are as follows:
- Policy Debate (100 teams, 200 competitors)
Quarterfinals – Dash Puentes & Elan Wilson
2nd Place Speaker – Elan Wilson
- Public Forum Debate (143 teams, 286 competitors)
Quarterfinals – Robert Boley & Carlos Gregory
Octafinals – Bryce Hann & Sofia Valdespino
4th Place Speaker – Robert Boley
8th Place Speaker – Carlos Gregory
- Congressional Debate (101 competitors)
Semifinals – Siegen Bretzke
- Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (120 competitors)
Semifinals – Rene Otero
- Novice Policy Debate (53 teams, 106 competitors)
2nd Place – Alejandro Casteneda Zuniga / Dylan Disu
Octafinals – Rahel Fezum / Sarah Moore
Octafinals – David Do / Ty Tran
6th Place Speaker – Rahel Fezum
9th Place Speaker – Sarah Moore
Additionally, the team found out last week that our debate essay entry into the International Public Policy Forum contest advanced to the Top 64 Round. Over 200 teams from 23 different countries submitted essays. Teams compete via digital essay debates until the Final 8, when students travel to New York City to compete for the championship and $10,000. Hendrickson was one of only 4 schools from Texas advancing to the Top 64.
It has been a great week for our team – if you know any of these students, please give them a hearty congrats! Thanks for all you continue to do to support our students!
Hendrickson Girls Golf:
Sophomore Madison Silva shot a 78 to place 2nd in the Lake Travis Invitational at Lakecliffe Golf Course on Nov. 28.
The Hawk Battalion (MCJROTC) participated in their first “Drill Competition” of the at Brenham High School on December 3rd. Over 23 schools participated in this competition where events included Color Guard (male/female), Physical Fitness (male/female), Academics, Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill and Marksmanship. Worthy of mention is that the Hawk Battalion returned with the “Third Place Overall” trophy.
Of note, the following teams highlighted the effort…
Female Color Guard (1st Place)
Penny Pellegrini (Team Captain)
Male Physical Fitness (2nd Place)
Logan Gable (Team Captain)
Unarmed Drill (3rd Place Inspection and 3rd Place Regulation Drill)
Alexander Farrell (Team Captain)
Armed Drill (3rd Place Inspection)
Jerry McFarland (Team Captain)
Hendrickson Dual Credit:
ACC Dual Credit Parent/Student Information Night
January 10, 2017
HHS Lecture Hall
The cheerleaders are hosting a Little Cheerleader Workshop!! The workshop is on Saturday, December 10th, from 9-11a.m. in the small gym. Sign up here!! https://goo.gl/Myz5KO
Congratulations to all of the Hendrickson Hawk Band students who participated in Region Band auditions this weekend. We are very proud of all of the students who prepared for these auditions, and would like to recognize the students who earned a spot in the District and Region Bands, as well as those advancing to the Area Band Auditions in January. This is the largest number of students in the Region and the largest number of students in our history advancing to Area. The Area students will have the opportunity to earn a spot in the All State Band next month.
ADVANCING TO AREA
Katie O'Brien, Piccolo
Alexa Cherry, Flute
Vanessa Gonzalez, Flute
Marc Abdallah, English horn
Daniel Schulze, Bassoon
Logan Seaton, Bb Clarinet
Julius Calvert, Eb Clarinet
Aidan Grivas, Bass Clarinet
Nicholas Valdez, Contra-Bass Clarinet
Zach Smith, Tenor Saxophone
Andres Vega, Baritone Saxophone
Hannah Weber, Trumpet
Declan Simpson, Trumpet
Daniel Stacey, Trumpet
Samuel Simcik, Trumpet
Valerie Hernandez, Trumpet
TJ Duncan, Tenor Trombone
Duncan Crow, Tenor Trombone
Ben Segura, Tenor Trombone
Matthew Schwartz, Bass Trombone
Matthew Shirley, Bass Trombone
Bennett McCullough, Euphonium
Cory Gunter, Euphonium
REGION BAND MEMBERS
Gracie Anderson, Flute
Megan Vickery, Flute
Sawyer Cowan, Flute
John Bodeen, Flute
Soomin Cho, Flute
Kirsten Albert, Bassoon
Lauren Ashby, Bb Clarinet
Mariela Garcia, Bb Clarinet
Whitney Morris, Bb Clarinet
Katie Betschart, Bb Clarinet
Christopher Scarpato, Bass Clarinet
Rebekah Lanning, Bass Clarinet
Colton Simpson, Alto Saxophone
Bobby Luis, Alto Saxophone
Zeke Kruse, Tenor Saxophone
Jackson Mitchell, Baritone Saxophone
Ethan Shortell, Trumpet
Nicholas Arellano, Trumpet
Alex Castillo, Trumpet
Owen Larson, Trumpet
Kayla Castaneda, French Horn
Elizabeth Ross, French Horn
Audrey Owen, French Horn
Jeremy Ryan, French Horn
Talmage Pearson, French Horn
Anthony Holmes, Tenor Trombone
Christian Douglas, Euphonium
Matthew Moser, Tuba
Ryan Ramsay, Tuba
Taylor Orchard, Tuba
Grant Richardson, Percussion
DISTRICT BAND MEMBERS
Reem Fasho, Alto Saxophone
Megan Pound, Alto Saxophone
Matthew Rotman, Alto Saxophone
Ryan Moreland, Trumpet
Cristian Curran, Trumpet
Grace Cramer, French Horn
Connor Gaffney, French Horn
Calvin Householder, Tenor Trombone
Casey Scarpato, Tenor Trombone
Caden Abbitt, Euphonium
Choir Winter Concert is December 12th at 7:00 pm in the PAC.
Hendrickson Fit Fest and Cap 10K Team:
Please refer to the links below. I’ve also attached flyers for both events.
- HHS Fit Fest is this Sunday December 11th! We have a 5K and Kids K. The weather looks AMAZINGon Sunday so come join us!
- Hawk Nation Cap10K Team! We hope you can join us on Sunday April 23rd, 2017. It’s $20 for students, faculty, and staff !! Students compete for fastest times and not the adults…just in case you think you have to run ;)
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/11/2016
This week was a very successful one for many of our programs at Hendrickson. With the State Cross Country meet to still to happen tomorrow, I am excited about their prospects.
Yesterday, our Nationally Recognized MCJROTC celebrated the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corp. with an unforgettable ceremony. Today, our campus celebrated Veteran’s Day and honored the service and sacrifice of our veterans. We had the opportunity to highlight the military service of our staff members and of some of community members that attended the ceremony. It was a truly amazing ceremony that once again showcased the talents of our students while paying tribute to our veterans.
Join me in congratulating the Hendrickson High School Band on a fantastic competitive marching season.
The Hawk Band ended their competitive season on Tuesday at the UIL State Marching Contest.
The Hawk Band ended the season in 14th place in Texas at UIL State Marching Contest (viewed by many as the most prestigious band contest in the United States).
The Hawk Band earned a finals spot, finishing 12th in the highly competitive Bands of America Super Regional in San Antonio (viewed by many as the most competitive band contest in the United States).
The Hawk Band is currently ranked 28th in the United States on Hornrank.com!
The Hawk Band is traveling over the Thanksgiving break to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Parade will be viewed by 3 million people in NYC and over 30 million television viewers around the world.
The Hawk Band has 353 students traveling, 60 chaperones and over 250 guests – We will have over 700 of Hawk Nation
In NYC to cheer on the Hawk Band, and, we are hoping many of you will tune into NBC on Thanksgiving morning to watch the Hawk Band
As we represent HHS and the state of Texas as one of only 8 high school bands from the nation in the parade.
Thanks to Hawk Nation for their continued support of the Hawk Band.
We have four Hawk Choir students who are auditioning for Pre-Area Choir next week : Samantha Zinni, Dylan Avila, Jake Johnston and Danny Tran.
School Psychology Awareness Week (November 14-18, 2016)
School Psychologists are employed by school districts, charter schools, colleges, and universities, and play an important role in educating our students. School Psychologists operate under strict conditions of confidentiality and are often an “invisible” member of the education team. School Psychology Awareness Week is an opportunity for School Psychologists to reach out to and inform educators about the School Psychologist’s role and services available to support the educational process.
The Texas State Board of Examiners is the governing agency for professionals in Texas providing school psychological in public schools, and require a professional to be a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) to legally provide school psychological in Texas public schools. Each school in the Pflugerville ISD has a School Psychologist assigned to support the students’ learning. An LSSP consults with the campus Problem Solving Support Team (PSST) to assist with developing intervention planning for students demonstrating academic, behavioral, or emotional difficulties that are interfering with learning. The LSSP conducts Full Individual Evaluations and Psychological Evaluations to determine the presence of disabling conditions that appear to require special education services, and completes required three re-evaluations for continuation of eligibility for special education services. The LSSP participates in Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee meetings to assist with the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The LSSP consults with teachers, administrators, and parents to understand how disabling conditions impact learning, and to assist in the understanding of the function of behaviors that are interfering with learning. Consultation may also include reviewing progress monitoring data, observation of the student, communication and recommendations with teachers/counselors/administrators, providing support to staff implementing behavior strategies, and providing staff professional development. The LSSP gathers and functionally analyses behavioral information, and assists with the development of individualized behavior improvement plans. The LSSP works directly with high need special education students as part of their IEP to assist them with developing internal skills to improve their emotional, social, and behavioral health. During emergency situations, the LSSP supports the campus Social Worker and General Education Counselors to assist with emergency crisis intervention and counseling.
The School Psychologist is available to assist students, parents, and educators to improve educational processes and outcomes, and looks forward to supporting the educational process.
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/10/2016
Congratulations!!! A very exciting time is quickly approaching for your junior here at Hendrickson High School. This unique and special tradition takes place every year on our campus. I am proud to announce the Class Ring Program for the class of 2018.
Our official class ring was designed so no other school or student in the world will wear the custom Hendrickson class ring. I use the word official to describe our class ring because the ring was designed by our students and faculty members and has always been a big tradition on campus. A tradition that stands for class unity, loyalty and most important school pride.
Herff Jones will be on campus to promote this special event on the following upcoming dates:
Junior class information meeting: Wednesday November 2nd
1st Ring order day: Thursday November 10th
During lunch (11:00 – 1:00) &
After School from 4:00 – 6:00
2nd Ring order day: Friday November 11th during lunch (11:00 – 1:00)
Make sure you & your student take advantage of these special on campus order times. If your student did not receive the ring information packet there are extras in the high school office.
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 11/7/2016
This is a busy week for our students as the school year has quickly picked up momentum and their hard work continues to pay-off. Last week the Hendrickson National Honor Society (NHS) tapped over 140 students to become new members. I am proud of the hard work and the academic focus these students have demonstrated in order to meet the rigorous requirements of NHS membership. The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the Gerrell Moore Performing Arts Center at Hendrickson High School.
The HHS Volleyball team advanced to the playoffs and won their Bi-District match against Anderson High School, in 4 games. Though they could not bring home the victory in the next round, they worked hard and competed in a way that made our school and community proud. I am proud of our athletes and coaches for such a great year.
The Hendrickson Cross Country Varsity will compete in the State UIL Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 12. Gwyneth Garcia will be the lone representative of the HHS Girls Team and the 1stever girl to compete at State, she will run at 11:00 a.m. The Boys Varsity team will be the 1st ever Hendrickson team to run at State and they run at 11:40 a.m. Plans are under way for the fan bus that will take some of our students to the meet. Please come and support the Hawks with a send-off on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the HHS gym. Good luck and bring home the hardware!
The Hendrickson High School Band has been extremely busy lately and recently competed at the Bands of America (BOA) Super-Regional and made the finals at the BOA Super-Regional for the first time in school history. The Hawk Band has also advanced to the state UIL Marching contest to be held on Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th. The band is currently ranked 27th in the country, please check out the link: on http://www.hornrank.com/2016/11/top-30-rankings-nov-1-2016-week-8.html. We are proud of our students and directors and thankful to our Band Boosters for all their support this year. Go Hawk Band!
Hawk Football punched their State Playoff ticket for the ninth year in a row with Friday's victory against the Pflugerville Panthers. They will now play the Bowie Bulldogs on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Burger Center in Austin. Tickets for the game will be sold in the cafeteria before school on Wednesday and Thursday and during all lunches on Thursday. Pre-sale ticket prices are $8 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $9.
If you want a Football Playoff Shirt, please order online prior or Tuesday, 11/8 by 3:00pm. A few extra will be made for students, staff and parents. However, if you want to guarantee your size and quantities, please order online as soon as possible. Shirts will be available for pick up on Thursday, 11/10/2016 from 6:00-7:30pm in front of Hawk Stadium. Order your Playoff Shirts Online Now at:https://squareup.com/store/hendrickson-hawks-athletic-booster-club. Shirts are standard Gilden t-shirt-available in Black, long sleeve. Player Names and Jersey Numbers will be displayed on back of T-Shirts. Other items available on the online store and can also be picked up on Thursday.
Sophomore Madison Silva has started off the fall golf season by winning two medals! At the Hays CISD tournament, she shot a 3 over par score of 74 to place 3rd in a field of over 100 golfers. She turned in a 3 UNDER par score of 68 to place second in a field of 97 golfers.
The HHS Swim Team will be competing on Nov. 11 at the AISD Invitational, Nov. 12 at the Belton Non-TISCA Invitational, and Rebecca Tobias and Jacob Overheim qualified for the North Zone TISCA Invitational in Lewisville on Nov. 18-19.
The UIL Academic team took a small group to the Pflugerville Pfling this past Saturday. Steven Le won 2nd place in Calculator Applications and McKenna Lucas took 1st place in Copy Editing.
Please join me in congratulating members of the Hawk Speech & Debate team who traveled to the Bowie HS invitational this weekend. As a team, we took 1st Place Sweepstakes, defeating Lake Travis, Westwood and 18 other schools. Individual results are as follows:
2nd Place – Elan Wilson & Dash Puentes
Semifinals – Trey Gutierrez & Dylan Scott
Public Forum Debate
Semifinals –Bryce Hann & Sofia Valdespino
2nd Place – Rene Otero
7th Place – Carlos Gregory
Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
6th Place – Jianna Smith
Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
2nd Place – Rene Otero
3rd Place – Carlos Gregory
Semifinals – Robert Boley
Semifinals – Robert Boley, Rene Otero, Sydney Stogel
1st Place – Joelle Abdallah
3rd Place - Khali McDuff-Sykes
Semifinals – Nathan Phommavanh, Brendan Wilkinson
3rd Place – Jonathan Selvera / Brendan Wilkinson
4th Place – Tim Benton / Lauren Bishop
5th Place – Shelby Antu / Raquel Elmurr
3rd Place – Khali McDuff-Sykes / Joelle Abdallah
4th Place – Price Foster / Megan Borgholthaus
2nd Place – Khali McDuff-Sykes
Semifinals – Tim Benton
Novice Policy Debate
2nd Place – Alejandro Casteneda Zuniga / Jas Ryan
Semifinals – Rahel Fezum / Sarah Moore
1st Speaker – Rahel Fezum
1st Place – Khali McDuff-Sykes
2nd Place – Price Foster
3rd Place – Jonathan Selvera
4th Place – Brendan Wilkinson
5th Place – Lauren Thompson
2nd Place – Isaac Rowry
Semifinals – Ellie Councilman, Jadesh Legissitty, Claire Martinez
Semifinals – Tim Benton, Price Foster
Semifinals – Price Foster, Jonathan Selvera, Lauren Thompson
7th Place – Sophie Ellis
5th Place – Sophie Ellis
The PfISD district wide men's concert will be held on November 7, 2016 here at the HHS PAC at 7:00 pm. Hawk Choir has 9 students that will perform in the TMEA Region 26 choir on Nov.12 and we have 4 students advancing to Pre Area on November 17th.
Choir Booster Krispy Kreme Donut Drive Nov.12 8:00-10;00 am HHS parking lot
The HHS Boys Basketball program will be hosting their beginning of the season event, Hawk Madness, on Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00am-2:00pm. This is an opportunity to see our teams for the 2016-2017 season compete for the first time. Our freshmen and varsity groups will be competing in scrimmages. The JV will play their first game of the regular season starting at 1:00pm. We will have food and raffles, please come out and support us. All proceeds from the event are for the Hawk Boys Basketball Program.
Attention Class of 2017 Parents:
Plans are underway for the 2017 Senior Class Prom. This year’s prom will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 8pm to 12am, at The Renaissance Austin hotel. Tickets will go on sale in March. Senior obligations, such as make-up hours and text book fines, must be cleared before purchasing a ticket. Ticket prices, prom theme, and other specific information will be revealed as we get closer to March.
Those wishing to support the Class of 2017 may sponsor specific expenses of the prom (such as the D.J., the decorations, security, etc.). For sponsorships, other general assistance, or questions, please email Leslie Jackson (email@example.com) or Robin Sheport (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Those wishing to support the Class of 2017’s Senior Celebration (a drug-and-alcohol-free event immediately following graduation) should contact Jenny Bunch at email@example.com.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/26/2016
Congratulations to The HHS Cross Country Teams for the outstanding performance at the 13-6A District meet this past week. All our teams including Freshman, JV and Varsity represented Hawk Nation with great performances. The Boys Varsity Team won the district title to advance to the Regional Meet and the Girls Varsity Team Finished third to also advance to the Regional Meet. Please visit the following link to read more about our Cross Country Team: http://www.pfisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=10&ModuleInstanceID=6781&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15922&PageID=13&GroupByField=&GroupYear=0&GroupMonth=0&Tag
Congratulations to the Hawk Band for its performance at the UIL Region competition this past Saturday. The band received all 1’s for their performance of the 2016 marching show entitled 3D and has advanced to the UIL Area competition. They will march on Saturday October 29, 2016 at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock at 11:30am. We are proud of the Hawk Band and look forward to their performance on Saturday. Go Hawk Band!!!
Hawk debaters were representing across the state last weekend. Please join me in congratulating the following students in their success.
Houston Bellaire TOC qualifier
Robert Boley / Carlos Gregory – Double Octofinals
Sofia Valdespino / Bryce Hann – Double Octofinals
Anshika Agrawal / Sammy Nguyen – Triple Octofinals
Bryce – 11th Place Speaker
St. Mark’s Sophomore Hoedown
Trey Gutierrez / Dylan Scott – Semifinals
Dylan – 6th Place Speaker
Trey – 11th Place Speaker
This past weekend 27 members of the publications staffs traveled to San Antonio for the Texas Association of Journalism Educators Fall Fiesta, a journalism convention and competition.
Hendrickson was the host school and our students acted as Ambassadors throughout the weekend.
In addition, a number of the students competed in statewide journalism competitions and brought home the following awards:
First Year Photo
Abigail Hill, Excellence
Newspaper Feature Design
Kylie Ruffino, Superior
Ileana Perez, Honorable Mention
Advanced Yearbook Design
Henry Ly, Honorable Mention
Leah Habtamu, Superior
Alex Fulton, Honorable Mention
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Natalie Owings & Chase Ruffino, 3rd place team
Anna Salcedo, Superior
On-site Photography-Unique Framing
Abigail Hill, Honorable Mention
On-site Photography-Light and Shadow
Abrielle Alfaro, Honorable Mention
Victoria Hoang, Honorable Mention
Breanna Portillo, Honorable Mention
Anna Salcedo, Honorable Mention
Are you interested in auditioning to become a Silver Dancer for the 2017-2018 school year?
• Audition Packets available to pick up in dance room or online at www.hendricksonsilverdancers.com starting Monday, October 17th until Thursday, November 3rd
• Stop by the dance room for more information!
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/17/2016
Another busy week at Hawk Nation and Wednesday, October 19, 2016 will require the adjustment of the schedule. The adjusted schedule is attached and it is important to review it as the times for lunch and academic classes will be affected. Students scheduled into the work program and affected by the adjusted schedule need to see their Grade-Level Principal to make accommodations. Otherwise, students are expected to attend their assigned classes during the adjusted schedule.
Below you will notice that all our student continue at the highest levels, both academically and on the fields of competition. I can share that the Hawk Pride I have in our students is immeasurable, they never cease to amaze me. I have attached the picture of a young man that earned a bronze medal at State Special Olympics Golf. I share the picture because this young man, like so many of our students at Hendrickson, understands the value of hard work, commitment and focus. He, along with countless others, also understand the importance of respect and the power of a “good morning.”
Thank you for your support of our students and all things Hendrickson High School, we fully understand that your support is paramount to our success. “Once a Hawk, Always a Hawk.”
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
National Merit Scholars:
The following students have achieved students have performed at distinguished levels on the PSAT. We are proud of their achievements and will recognize them soon at a campus function, please stay tuned for details.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.Congratulations to Elizabeth Ross and Madison McVan for representing Hendrickson High School and Pflugerville ISD at the national level.
National Hispanic Recognition:
Patricia Ramirez Santos
Special Olympics State Competition:
Congratulations to the following students for their success at their State Level Competition
Benji Garcia (Hendrickson High School): 4th place in the 25 Meter Backstroke, 5th in the 25 Meter Freestyle and 5th in the 50 Meter Freestyle
Dalton Anthony (Hendrickson High School): 2nd in the 25 Meter Freestyle and 3rd in the 50 Meter Freestyle
William Mullican (Hendrickson High School) and partner Matt Rueter brought home a bronze medal
Daulton Swenson (Hendrickson High School) and partner Roxy Van Loo brought home a silver medal
Hiro Jones (Hendrickson High School) and partner Dad, George Jones brought home a silver medal
Auggie Zippe Hendrickson High School) and partner Dad, Kirk Zippe brought home a gold medal
Dylan Teague (Hendrickson High School) and partner Dad, Lee Frank brought home a silver medal
PSAT Adjusted Day:
Seniors will not need to report to campus until 1:30 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, they may arrive on campus at 1:00 pm if they need to eat lunch in the cafeteria. The schedule for the day is below, with the understanding that some slight adjustments might need to be made because of the timing if the PSAT.
All 10th grade students and most of the 9th and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The test will take place from 9am-12:30pm. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time and is well fed and well rested. The PSAT is the first exam on the road to college.
Three things the PSAT helps you do to get ready for college:
Prep for the SAT for free
Connect to AP courses
Senior Portraits must be taken by Prestige by Oct. 31 to be included in the yearbook. Make a studio appointment at 512-251-5558. They will be on campus to do basic yearbook shots Sept. 14 in the PAC lobby.
Yearbooks are on sale at smart-pay.com for the lowest price of the year.
If you are interested in purchasing an ad for your senior in the yearbook, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 10/10/2016
I apologize for the tardiness of this message, but the last 10 days have very busy on the HHS campus. On behalf of the HHS faculty, staff and students, I would like to thank the Hawk Nation Community for the thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement with the recent passing of Teacher/HHS softball coach Mike Wozniak. The support from our community and PfISD allowed us to focus on the needs of our students and staff. Following is a message from the HHS Girl’s Athletic Department:
The Girls Athletic Department would like to thank you all for all the support you have given the coaches, and more importantly, our athletes in this trying time. Coach Wozniak was a man of integrity, character and humility and he will be sorely missed. He was a father figure, a nurturer, a philanthropist, a coach, a teacher and a friend to many of our girls, coaches and staff. As we embark on this new journey without him, please be cognizant that many students were affected by this heavy loss; please continue to watch over them like this great man once did. And from one of my favorite Wozism, “Have and Unbelievable Day and Well Done Grasshoppers.”
Again Thank You all for the support given to Hendrickson High School, the response and support was amazing.
Our students continue to achieve at the highest level as the following national recognitions demonstrate, their hard work continues to set the standard for Hawk Excellence! I am certain that I have left some recognitions off this list and I will work to include them in the next Hawk News.
The Hendrickson MCJROTC was recognized as a “Naval Honor School” for the 2015-2016 School Year. This recognition, by Headquarters Marine Corps,
is emblematic of the nation’s superior MCJROTC units and only awarded to the top 15% of MCJROTC units. Well done Hawk Battalion.
Congratulations to the staff of The Hawk newspaper for being named a CSPA Crown finalist. They have been named one of the top 24 high school newspapers in the nation and will receive either a gold or silver Crown award when they travel to Columbia University in New York, New York this March.
Please join me in congratulating seniors Elan Wilson and Dash Puentes. These young men have just been ranked 8th in the nation according to the National Debate Coaches Association coaches poll. This is the first time a team from Hendrickson has broken into the top 10. Both gentlemen have worked very hard to achieve this ranking and are definitely representing Hawk Nation well. If you see them, please give them a hearty Hawk-kudos!
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 8/22/2016
First Day Procedures:
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 marks the first school day of the 2016-2017 school year. We eagerly await the arrival of our students and I wanted to share some important first day information with you.
All students will report to period 1A tomorrow by 8:55 a.m., including Seniors ’17, as Talon will not begin until Monday, September 12, 2016. In their 1A class, students will be given a new copy of their schedule on a pink sheet of paper that will list their teacher and course assignment. It is important that students show up to first period to pick up this schedule as we will use these pink sheets to withdraw our no-show students. We will have lists posted across the campus for students to find their assigned first period classes. You may also use Focus to find your student’s schedule, the link for Focus is: https://focus.pfisd.net/focus/. Again it is imperative that your student show up to their assigned first period class.
Schedule change requests:
Drops for Pre-AP/AP classes will begin on September 16, 2016 and will end on September 23, 2016. Students that earned summer school credit for courses and were rescheduled into those courses can obtain/return schedule change forms in Student Services.
To find your exact bus number and route go to the following website: http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=PI05686538905 and type in your home address.
Attached you will find the HHS Bus Routes and the scheduled pickup times along their route. Please be patient as some routes might run a little late the first few days of school.
As you know, traffic on and around our campus is a challenge, especially during the first few weeks of school. The safety of our students and the families we serve is our top priority, so I want to share with you some information about the traffic flow around our campus.
Many parents appreciate the convenience of using the roads connecting the three-school complex of Hendrickson, Kelly Lane and Murchison. Unfortunately, those roads present a significant safety challenge because of the high volume of students walking, in addition to the cars and buses in the area. We are expecting an additional 700 students to be part of these three campuses, adding even more student walking and parents driving around the area with limited parking due to added learning cottages near HHS.
Campus leaders from all three schools met to address the best way to keep our students safe as they travel to and from campus each day. Consideration was given to the convenience of the cut through, but ultimately our plan was based on the safest choice for our students. We’ve all witnessed near misses between cars and students walking to campus, and we certainly want to do all we can to ensure the safety of your children!
The gate located between Hendrickson High School and KLMS will be closed on school days between 7:35 a.m. and 4 p.m. A map has been included for your reference.
Additionally, I ask that you please refrain from cell phone usage in school zones both before and after school. This added distraction puts our students at great risk for danger. Please consider putting aside adult convenience for the safety of our students!
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to manage the traffic flow around our campus. Please be prepared to be patient and walk great distances to get to campus.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 8/13/2016
The Hawk Nation staff proudly welcomes you to the 2016-2017 school year. We have been diligently preparing for the new school year and are excited about the potential the new school year brings. There is so much information to share, so I will send it out a little out time. If the word of the year last year was patience, the phrase for this year will be patience, kindness and understanding. If you have been around the campus you have noticed that we have several new portables, that is due to our unprecedented growth. With over 3300 students currently enrolled our students will soon be a part of a school community that is larger than many Texas towns, the reason for the term “Hawk Nation.”
As we start the new year I would be remise if I did not take this opportunity to say thank you to our school community for all the support during my first year at Robert E. Hendrickson High School. Your words of encouragement and prayers gave me the strength and resolve to navigate this awesome campus. Please know that I expect this year to be one of the best in the storied history of HHS and that will only happening with your continued support and active engagement in the learning process.
When I came to Hawk Nation last summer, I quickly realized the importance of communicating with our school community. I will be using this list-serve, Remind 101 and Twitter as platforms to disseminate information. As our student body moves over 3300 students and continues to grow, effective communication will be even more critical. One of the platforms I will use to communicate is Twitter. The handle to follow is @HawkNationHHS and I look forward to you joining this group. I will use Twitter to post pictures of daily happenings around campus. Another tool I will use is Remind 101 and below are the codes to enter in order to join one of the grade level specific Remind 101 groups. Please share this information with your students, as we will send out specific grade level and general school information on this platform. I would also encourage our families to subscribe to the grade level that applies to your student(s).
REMIND 101 Codes:
Freshman - Class of 2020
Sophomore - Class of 2019
Junior - Class of 2018
Senior - Class of 2017
Schedule pick is scheduled for this coming week, the details for schedule pick-up may be found at the following link: http://www.pfisd.net/cms/lib/TX01001527/Centricity/Domain/10/2016-2017%20Schedule%20pick%20up%20info.pdf
Finally, Take Flight for the Class of 2020 is scheduled for Friday, August 19th from 8:30-12:30. All 9th grade students will be going through the residency verification process during Take Flight and you can review an exhaustive list of the acceptable documents at; http://www.pfisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=2145&ViewID=7B97F7ED-8E5E-4120-848F-A8B4987D588F&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=14528&PageID=13
Please let me know how I or any part of the team may be of service.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 5/2/2016
Hawk Families-Class of 2016,
Due to the construction of the new medical school and the lack of parking around the University of Texas and the Frank Erwin Center, parking for graduation will be extremely limited. In order to ensure that our students arrive on time and to provide our families and school community the opportunity to find parking, we will be transporting all seniors on buses to the Frank Erwin Center before graduation.
The Class of 2016 will be asked to arrive at the Hendrickson High School Big Gym by 10:30 am on Saturday, June 4, 2016. By 11:00 a.m. all buses will be boarded and we will depart for the Frank Erwin Center. We will arrive at the Erwin Center at approximately 11:45 and organize in the Lone Star Room in preparation for graduation.
After graduation we will have one bus that will be waiting for students and staff that need a ride back to campus. It is not required that students ride the bus back from graduation, as we recognize that there will be plenty to celebrate. We will make a list of students that require transportation back and they will be returned to the Big Gym at HHS.
Hendrickson High School
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