Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 2/10/2017
There are many great things happening at Robert E. Hendrickson High School that even though the list below appears exhaustive, I am almost certain that I have left a significant accomplishment off by accident. Please know that I am extremely proud of each and every student that works hard to represent and bring positive recognition to our school and community, they are the foundation of the tradition of excellence that is Hendrickson.
This week the staff selected our 2016-2017 Teacher, Rookie Teacher and Humanitarian of the year. These are important recognitions as the recognition highlights the best of the best, not only on campus, but in my opinion, the state.
Being selected as Teacher of the Year on a campus with such a strong academic program as Hendrickson is a huge honor. We know and understand that to be selected as Teacher of the Year by peers is not only validation of a commitment to excellence, but recognition of a commitment to all students. It is my honor to introduce to you the 2016-2017 Hendrickson High School Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sara Lucas!
I would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 2016-2017 Rookie Teacher of the Year. Veteran teachers remember year one and to come to Hendrickson and be selected as Teacher of the Year is a big honor. Please help me in congratulating the Hendrickson High School Rookie Teacher of the Year, Dayna Hunter!
There is nothing I can say about the 2016-2017 Hendrickson High School Humanitarian of the Year that can encapsulate what she means to our school community. Heart of Gold and Servant Leader are a couple of terms that come to mind in describing her. She embodies every quality of what the Hendrickson High School Humanitarian of the Year must have in order to be recognized with this honor. Mrs. Barczi we are proud of all the good you represent and that you, by example, make us all better.
With Pride and Honor,
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Showtime International Contest:
High School Solos:
Payton Stansbury- Runner Up
Jessica Stringer- High School Winner and Scholarship Winner
Small Ens- 1st Winner
Med Ens- 1st Winner
Judges Award and Sweepstakes
Best in Category- 1st Jazz
Best in Category- 1st Lyrical
Best in Category- 1st Contemporary
Judges Award and Sweepstakes
Best in Category- 1st Jazz
Best in Category- 1st Lyrical
Best in Category- 1st Hip Hop
Best in Category- 1st Contemporary
Energy Applause Award- Team Hip Hop
Grand Champion Highest Overall Scoring Team
Recent tennis results from the Pflugerville HS Tournament
Quarterfinalists B Girls Doubles – Abril Salazar/Elaine Lam
Quarterfinalists A Girls Doubles – Tatum Miller/Jackie Medrano
2nd Place A Mixed Doubles – Cole Mechem/Josefine Jaque
Anyone in the sophomore and junior class interested in being a PAL next year needs to get the application in by February 17 at 4:30. See Mrs. Peterson in room B102 for details.
AP students…please make sure you are registering for your AP exams. The deadline to register for ALL exams is March 3rd and all payments are due by March 17th. If you are in need of an AP Scholarship, please make sure you have this submitted no later than February 17th. Students taking only one exam do not qualify for the scholarship. Please see your AP teacher to get this information. Payments can be made online or in Student Services with Mrs. Warner or Mrs. Allgood.
Hendrickson Boys Basketball has clinched a spot in the Texas State Play-Offs for the 2016-17 season. This is the 1st time the program has made the play-offs at the 6A level. Play-off game information will be posted as soon as possible.
Congratulations to the Hendrickson Hawks basketball team for making playoffs for the second year in a row. The team will be playing Bowie High on Monday February 13th at Cedar Creek at 7pm.
HHS Cyber Hawk teams, both a civilian and JROTC team, competed in 3 rounds of the Air Force Associations Cyber Patriot cyber security competition recently, with the JROTC team advancing to regionals. Pictured are some of the team members at competition. Most of these students are in Information Technology or Project Lead the Way Engineering classes at HHS in the Career and Technology Department.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Healthy Dating Relationships will be a topic of discussion next week as we celebrate the 10th year of the Love is Respect Campaign. Students organizations and classes are being educated on the topic and announcements will be made all week (please be sure to play themJ). We will have an information table in the cafeteria during all 4 lunches all week where peers will educate peers on the important topic of Healthy Dating.
Anything you are willing to do during Talon that week to share the website www.loveisrespect.org will be appreciated. This is a website full of good information for our students and for educators as well.
Last weekend several members of the swim team competed at the Region 3-6A Championship in Rockwall. The girls 200 Medley Relay and the girls 400 Freestyle Relay qualified for finals, placing 15th and 16th overall. Jacob Overheim also qualified for finals in the 200IM and 500 Freestyle, placing 10th and 9th respectively. Girls Relays included: Gabby Greeninger, Vivianne Schaffer, Rebecca Tobias, and Samantha McCarty
Sophomore Justin Palacios won 1st place in the Computer Applications event at the Round Rock UIL Invitational
Hendrickson High School Band 6A All State Members (top 1% of all music students in Texas)
Daniel Schulze, Bassoon, 1st chair in the state, All State Symphony Orchestra
Declan Simpson, Trumpet, All State Philharmonic Orchestra
Logan Seaton, Clarinet, All State Symphonic Band
Hannah Weber, Trumpet, All State Symphonic Band
Bennett McCullough, Euphonium, All State Concert Band
Julius Calvert, Eb Clarinet, All State Concert Band
Alexa Cherry, Flute, All State Concert Band
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 2/7/2017
Please help me celebrate and recognize the achievements of the following Hawk Nation students. Their hard work continues to bringing state and national recognition to Hendrickson and Pflugerville ISD. I am extremely proud of the hard work of each of students and am grateful for the focus that they have had as we continue to work through the spring semester.
Thank you for all your support of all our programs and please feel free to contact me if we can be of assistance.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Attention Hendrickson H.S. seniors & parents.
If you or your student was unable to place their graduation order this past Thursday or Friday on campus it’s not too late to order.
Orders for the official Hendrickson H.S. graduation announcement & cap & gown can be placed online at:
Please make sure to place your senior order online today.
The following athletes competed this past weekend at Special Olympics State bowling competition:
Dalton Anthony placed 4th
Ronnie Brown placed 7th
Benji Garcia placed 3rd
Dylan Hooten placed 2nd
Hiro Jones placed 7th
Ryan Jones placed 6th
Amy Matel placed 2nd
Mariana placed 4th
Damian Sommers placed 5th
Daulton Swenson placed 2nd
Dylan Teague placed 6th
We are very proud of all of our Falcon athletes!!! Way to go!
Hawk Speech and Debate:
Please join me in congratulating HHS Senior, Carlos Gregory. This weekend he won the Greater Texas Regional Qualifying Tournament for the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series. As a result, he will advance to the RRGCD National tournament hosted at the Reagan Presidential library in California in July where he will compete for $40,000 in scholarship money.
Please join me in congratulating the following members of the HHS Speech & Debate team who have been recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association as Academic All Americans. To earn this honor, students have to meet a combination of GPA, SAT and ACT requirements, in addition to actively competing in speech and debate for at least 3 years and earning 750 or more points in the NSDA honor society. This is the largest number of Academic All Americans we have had here at HHS in a single year. If you know any of these students, please congratulate them on this achievement!
State UIL Art Qualifiers:
Congratulations to the following State UIL Art qualifiers!!! They will represent HHS in April in San Antonio:
The following students were Regional Finalists and received medals:
Erin Sanders (2 artworks)
Sole Oren (2 pieces)
Amanda Usry (2 artworks)
Diego Sanchez Medina
Kayla Smith (2 artworks
Kylie Ruffino (2 artworks)
Noemi Reynaga Munoz
Erin Minnich ( 2 artworks)
Alexis Pence (twice)
Lindsey Robinson (2 artworks)
Luz Gonzalez (2 artworks)
Savannah Contreras (2 artworks)
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 1/24/2017
Below is some important information for our senior parents and the timeline for Senior activities for the Spring ’18. Also the link below takes you to the information and application for the Hendrickson High School Fire Academy. The Fire Academy will begin in the 2017-2018 school year. Students that are a part of the Class of 2018 are eligible to apply.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Fire Academy Information:
2017 SENIOR INFORMATION SHEET
Jan 16 No School MLK Day
Jan 24 3 Week IPR Ends- Grades
Jan 25 Mandatory Senior Meeting in PAC. Herff Jones cap and gown info
Feb 2 Mr. HHS @ 7pm
Feb 2, 3 Herff Jones in café during lunches to take cap and gown orders
Feb 3 Graduation Contracts are due
Feb 14 3 Week IPR Ends- Grades
Feb 23 Prom Fashion Show @ 7pm
March 13-17 No School Spring Break
March 21 END OF THE 9 WEEKS- Grades
April 11 3 Week IPR Ends- Grades
April 14 No School- Holiday
April 17 1st round of senior obligations sent out to get cleared up
April 25 Senior Panoramic Picture 9am in front of school
April 28 If you are sent to OC or JJAEP after this date, you will not walk at graduation
May 2 Last day to turn in Scholarship Information (see Kara Tappendorf)
May 9 3 Week IPR Ends- Grades
May 13 Prom
May 17 Herff Jones will distribute Cap/Gown during lunches
May 24-26 Obligations paid and Textbooks turned in
May 24-26 Senior Final Exams
May 25 Senior Awards Ceremony (7pm in the PAC)
May 26 Last day to complete work in Credit Recovery
May 26 All make up hours must be completed by (2:00pm)
May 28 Baccalaureate Service (all 3 high schools at CHS)
May 29 No School Memorial Day
May 30 Mandatory Graduation Practice in gym 2pm
May 31 Mandatory Graduation Practice in gym 2pm
May 31 END OF THE 9 WEEKS- Grades
May 31 Last day of school- early release
June 3 Graduation (6:00pm – Frank Erwin Center)
Students Must Report to the robing room by 5:00pm sharp!
June 3 Senior Celebration (9:00pm-5:00am)
Hawk NewsPosted by Kyndall Jirasek at 1/22/2017
The few weeks since the Winter break have been busy and have gone by quickly. I have been impressed with the focus of our students since our return and continue to be amazed at the things I see in the classrooms as I go out and visit. Our counselors are currently going to classrooms and helping students select classes for next year. I encourage you to talk to your students about the courses they will take and challenge all our students to take an Advanced Placement or Dual Credit course.
With the opening of Weiss High School several staff members have been tapped for leadership positions there. Hendrickson counselor, Leigh Spradlin, moves into the role of counselor in the College and Career center. Her hard work and relationship with the students has ensured a seamless transition and that our seniors receive the support they need as they make plans for after graduation.
I am also proud to announce that current Hendrickson High School Assistant Principal for Testing and Intervention, Michael Grebb, has been selected to serve as the new Associate Principal at Hawk Nation. I am proud of the work that Mr. Grebb has done in his current role in his support of our students and look forward to working closely with him in his new position.
Attached is a news article and below a link to a story on the new Hendrickson Fire Academy. We are in the midst of developing an application and selection process for the 24 Class of 2018 students that will be selected for participation in the academy. We anticipate that there will be high interest in the program and that the selection process highly competitive.
Below you will notice that our students continue to perform and achieve at the state and national level and maintain the Hendrickson High School tradition of excellence.
As always I Thank you for your continued support of our students and our programs. Your support is instrumental in providing our students with such wonderful opportunities.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School
Please join me in congratulating HHS Seniors, Carlos Gregory, Robert Boley, Dash Puentes and Elan Wilson who have now advanced to the Top 32 in the International Public Policy Forum.
The following teams advanced to the Top 32:
Beijing ENREACH from Beijing, China
Rato Bangala School from Lalitpur, Nepal
Hathaway Brown School from Shaker Heights, OH
Trinity Preparatory School from Winter Park, FL
The British School from Hamala, Kingdom of Bahrain
Bridgewater Raritan High from Bridgewater, NJ
�� The Davidson Academy of Reno from Reno, NV
Woodward Academy from College Park, GA
Solon High School from Solon, OH
Czech Republic fro��������any u Prahy, Czech Republic
duPont Manual High School from Louisville, KY
Ladue Horton Watkins High from St. Louis, MO
Unionville High School from Kennett Square, PA
La ��ñada High School from La Ca��ada, CA
Millburn High School from Millburn, NJ
Jasper High School from Plano, TX
�� Greenwich High School from Greenwich, CT
Peak to Peak Charter School from Lafayette, CO
Plano West Senior High School from Plano, TX
Annapolis High School from Annapolis, MD
�� Hendrickson High School from Pflugerville, TX
North Allegheny Senior High from Wexford, PA
Notre Dame High School from Sherman Oaks, CA
Stuyvesant High School from New York, NY
�� Taipei American School from Taipei, Taiwan
Bonita Vista High School from Chula Vista, CA
Bilingvalne Milana Hodzu from Sucany, Slovakia
Plano Senior High School from Plano, TX
East Mountain High School from Sandia Park, NM
Westfield Academy from West Hartford, CT
�� John Handley High School from Winchester, VA
�� Carmel High School from Carmel, IN
Students advancing to the Sweet 16 will be announced on February 13th, following this round of debates. These gentlemen have worked extremely hard - if you see them, please give them a hearty Hawk-kudos!
Qustandi Fashho ��� 3rd place, Team Medical innovation
Ranella Cru����� 3rd place, Team Medical innovation
Rebecca Tobias ��� 2nd place, Medical Arts poster
They will be moving on to State competition in March.
UIL District Policy Debate Results:
The Hawk speech & debate team competed on Friday at the UIL District Policy Debate tournament. Seniors Dash Puentes and Elan Wilson were named District Champions in Policy Debate. Sophomores Trey Gutierrez and Dylan Scott took Bronze. The team won overall District Sweepstakes and will compete at the 6A UIL State Tournament the second weekend of Spring Break. Please join me in congratulating these young men!
In other news from last weekend, a small group of students went to the Smithson Valley TFA Tournament. Individual results are as follows:
Ashleigh Pevear ��� 3rd Place Congressional Debate
Robert Boley / Sofia Valdespin����� 1st Place Public Forum Debate
Sofia Valdespino ��� 3rd Place Domestic Extemp
Robert Bole����� 1st Place Foreign Extemp
Business Professionals of America:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin Sheport (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for ordering information.
Robert E. Hendrickson High School