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TEN HSES TEACHERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS!

We are honored to announce that 10 CEC and Primary School teachers were awarded full scholarships to attend a professional development conference of a lifetime! This Saturday, the teachers will participate in the Fall Early Literacy Summit, a full-day training presented by Rice School Literacy and Culture (SLC) and Save the Children, an international nonprofit organization.

The summit will include sessions on socio-emotional development through dramatic play, quality children’s literature, process art, blocks and sensory play, among other topics to promote research-based activities for children in early education through kindergarten.

Save the Children will also facilitate “Caregivers’ Journey of Hope” sessions for teachers to review adult reactions to stress, learn self-care techniques and create an environment that promotes emotional wellness.

Full scholarships, sponsored by Rice SLC and Save the Children, were awarded to early childhood educators in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Recipients will also receive $150 in resources and classroom materials to create safe places for children.

Congratulations to Lynne Brown, Bernadette Cano, Alexa Da Costa, Jennifer Dudley, Jennifer Emde, Jessica Kyburz, Leticia Landres, Jenna McKim, Elia Natareno and Norma Resendez for completing the scholarship application and persevering to achieve such an award!

PLANTING A SEED ONE STEP AT A TIME

I had a wonderful time gardening with 3rd and 4th grades; an initiative led by parent and master gardener, Celina Long!

We are very grateful to Celina for guiding us through this process. We also want to thank Texas A&M AgriLife for providing supplies to plant the first seeds of the school year. With these amazing resources, we are able to harvest a Fall and Spring garden as part of the science program. They also place HSES as an environmentally-conscious organization that integrates our campus ecosystem with the academic curriculum and student wellness.

In the summer, a few teachers and I attended the Edible Academy sponsored by Urban Harvest and I'm excited to implement one of their techniques in our next step: Harvest to Cook. In this garden-to-classroom session, 3rd and 4th graders will cook what they planted in the garden.

School-wide future projects for our outdoor classrooms include two raised beds, a butterfly garden and composting. I'm proud to invest in an outdoor education program that cultivates a sustainable environment and nurtures learning through nature.  

Michelle Symonds, Head of School

SAINTS BREAK RECORDS AT HISTORIC TRACK SEASON

The HSES Saints Middle School Track team participated in the Houston Christian Mustang Middle School Invitational Track Meet and set new standards for the competition.
Four HSES divisions entered the competition that included between 10 to 20 schools: 6th-grade girls, 6th-grade boys, 8th-grade girls and 8th-grade boys, with all groups breaking records and placing in the top categories.
So far, the Saints have broken records in the following events:
  • Girls 8th grade ⇒4 x 400 meter relay New record 4:46:58 Previous record 4:48:40
  • Girls 6th grade High jump New record 4’10” Previous record 4’8”
These records were broken at the same meet, an unprecedented event for HSES thanks to the hard work of the expert coaches Mitriel Vinzant, Marge Vinzant, Fega Anigboro and Miller McNew, along with the dedication of each athlete.
Awards and Highlights
  • Girls 6th grade 1st place
  • Girls 8th grade 2nd place
  • Boys 6th grade 3rd place
  • Boys 8th grade 4th place
  • Savannah Tutor New record and 1st place, high jump
  • Margaret Rogan, Cay Cay Hill, Savannah Tutor, Katherine Anderson New record and 1st place, 4 x 400 meter relay.
  • Caroline Kolb 1st place, 400 meters
  • Nina Bhakta 1st place, discus
  • Audrey Rogan 1st place, 800 meters
  • Savannah Tutor 1st place, long jump, 100 meter hurdles, 200 meter hurdles
  • Aurora Lane 2nd place, 1600 meters
  • Margaret Rogan 2nd place, 800 meters
  • Caroline Kolb, Audrey Rogan, Gyana Cevallos, Nina Bhakta 2nd place, 4 x 400 meter relay
  • Audrey Rogan 2nd place, 200 meter hurdles
  • Cay Cay Hill 2nd place, 400 meters
  • Katherine Anderson 3rd place, shotput
  • Cay Cay Hill 4th place, high jump
  • Audrey Rogan 5th place, long jump
  • Nina Bhakta 6th place, shotput
  • Addie Dutt 6th place, 800 meters
  • Katherine Anderson 6th place, 200 meters
  • Cay Cay Hill 6th place, long jump
  • Taylor Fuentes 1st place, 400 meters
  • Taylor Fuentes 2nd place, 200 meters
  • Evan Long, Jesus Cevallos, Emiliano Peña, Taylor Fuentes 3rd place, 4 x 400 meter relay
  • Ethan Beyer 3rd place, shotput
  • Kyle Hodges 3rd place, shotput
  • Rafael Rincon 4th place, 800 meters
  • Ethan Beyer 4th place, discus
  • Rafael Rincon 5th place, 400 meters
  • Jesus Cevallos 6th place, 400 meters
  • Jesus Cevallos ⇒ 6th place, 800 meters
  • Kyle Moore 6th place, 1600 meters
  • Kyle Hodges 6th place, discus

HSES HAPPENINGS

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Spiritual Journey

December 19, 2016
By HSES

“We love the staff at HSES!” confesses a middle school parent. From the administration to the teachers, this family feels the faculty works side by side with their children to become well-rounded inside and outside the classroom.

Both kids participated in the 7th grade Ecolink trip to Catalina Island and the 8th grade Ecolink trip to Colorado and returned with unforgettable experiences. To this day, they continue to share their stories, strengthen friendships, and bond with their classmates and teachers.

The middle schoolers have also encountered a growth in faith as part of their HSES education. “I love the encouragement my daughter received to delve into her Bible,” says mom. She takes notes and highlights sections with sticky notes so the book does not become stagnant, but instead a resource for continued spiritual growth. “HSES is more than an education.” 

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