HP's Inaugural "Back to School Fun Run" is coming in September!
Last spring, the PTA solicited input from parents, teachers and students, and reshaped the Fun Run to eliminate what people did not like and keep what they did.
Retain greater percentage of proceeds (about 65% vs 52%)
No more "huddles" during recess
Scottie Strong messages communicated during PE
Limited give-aways with emphasis on fitness oriented items like jump ropes for everyone
Access to Boosterthon videos and online payment system
Fun Run during Specials
Boosterthon will hlep staff the Pep Rally and Fun Run but HP parents, in coordination with Coach DeLine, will coordinate all campus interaction and create Scottie Strong message to motivate students to raise money, stay in shape and have fun. The PTA's fundraising goal for the Back to School Fun Run is $20,000. which we will reach with your support. Stay tuned for specifics.
Back to School Information
8/22, 2:30- 3:30: Rally Day- class lists will be posted, meet your teacher, and get involved with our amazing HP PTA
8/25, 7:35- 2:45: First day of school for students- please be on time, ready to learn, and have fun
8/25, 7:30- 8:30: Kleenex and Coffee with PTA President and Principal Pena in the HP Library
Back to School Nights:
5th Grade-in cafeteria
2nd Grade-in gym
Kinder and 1st-in rooms
3rd Grade-in gym
4th Grade-in cafeteria
We are excited to announce staff members who are new to HP this school year!
Allison Schiman- 3rd Grade Teacher
Carolyn Ellington- 3rd Grade Teacher
Laura Grannell- 5th Grade Science Teacher
Carolyn Mixon- Reading Specialist
Mia Roldan- SCORES Teacher
Jessi Worde- SBS Teacher
Roger Steele- Technology Teacher
Emily Ivester- Educational Diagnostician
Ligon Miller and Sheryl Jones- Speech Language Therapists
Shayra Juarez- After School Child Care for 2nd and 3rd grades and Lunchroom Monitor
We also have two teachers returning to previously taught grade levels.
Felicia Collins will be teaching 2nd grade this school year.
Elizabeth Duquette will be teaching 4th grade this school year.
We have some changes in 3rd grade, Marcie Golliher has resigned from HP and will start a new adventure in their family business. We will miss her dearly, but wish her the very best!
Fresh Look at HP!
Have you noticed how bright and fresh the exterior of Highland Park looks? Wait until you see the upgrades and new furniture on the inside! Austin ISD has taken care of Highland Park this summer by doing a lot of painting, cleaning, and delivering! Thank you Austin ISD!
If you know students or families that will be new to HP, please remind them to register ASAP. Online registration is available through the main Austin ISD website, but copies of residency, immunization, birth certificate, and parent ID must be brought to our office to complete registration. The sooner we have an accurate student count the smoother the beginning of the school year is for our students, families, and staff.
Check out the Grades K-5 Tab at HPPTA.org for detailed lists on each Wiki site.