Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hyer Clinic Info

The Hyer clinic applauds the positive response of parents to addressing the common elementary school issue of head lice. In our collaborative effort to address this concern we would like to share the following resource with you.

We trust you will find this educational information helpful as we beat this burdensome problem.

Joanne Hardaway RN NCSN

Great News!

Hyer Parents,

I wanted to share some great news with you this morning. This past Monday night, the Texas Business Education Coalition held their annual awards dinner to recognize the best schools in Texas. At the dinner, Hyer Elementary was recognized as one of only 3 schools in the state of Texas to be awarded this honor for the last 7 years. Congratulations are in order to all of our parents, students, and staff! Thanks for everything you do to make this such a great school!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week
October 22-26, 2007
The Red Ribbon is a symbol of awareness, a sign
that we choose to strive for drug-free lives. It is a
powerful educational tool that should be utilized not
only one week in October, but throughout the
year. By wearing a red ribbon and saying no to drugs,
we can make a difference and prevent future
Red Ribbon Week is held nationally in October every
year. C.A.R.E at the Park Cities YMCA has
traditionally assisted schools in our area in
celebrating Red Ribbon Week through the education
of students about the dangers of alcohol and other
drug use, peer pressure and making positive
choices. Our morning announcements and front
bulletin board will communicate and reinforce these
ideas to Hyer students. Also, Students from the
S.T.A.N.D. (Scots Tackle Alcohol, Nicotine, and
Drugs) at HPHS will visit the children to encourage
them to be healthy Huskies.
All students will get a new Red Ribbon sticker each
day to wear throughout the day. In addition, we
encourage students to wear RED on Friday (those
All-American Husky shirts are perfect!).
4th grade – C.A.R.E will present their “Brain Power”
program on Tuesday, October 23rd at 2:20 p.m. in
the auditorium. This program teaches the effects of
alcohol and other drugs on the developing adolescent
brain. Parents of 4th graders are invited to attend.
Parent Education Committee invites you to
“Talking to Children about Difficult Subjects”
Dr. Nell Bush, Child Development Specialist
October 25th, 8:30 a.m. in the Hyer Auditorium

Hyer Carnival

October is always busy at Hyer! Thank you to all Hyer
parents for your countless volunteer hours to make this
year’s Carnival one of the BEST EVER!!! I heard so
many wonderful comments about everything from the
games and prizes to the decorations and our fabulous
weather! It was a perfect day for an All American
Carnival! Our leader, Gretchen Hirschey and her
Carnival team put together a Carnival that will go down
in history. The Cub Scouts were a huge help in clean up as well! What would we do without you and the Dad’s Club who helped set it all
up! It takes many hands to make that even happen
and I am sure that we had 100% participation and that
shows true Hyer SPIRIT!
With Hyer PRIDE,
Jenice Dunayer

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Gifted Program Info

“Should I have my child tested for the gifted program?”
Referral Information Meeting for
Parents of Students in Grades 1-11

TAG Program: The Highland Park Independent School District’s Talented and Gifted Program provides rigorous and challenging opportunities for identified gifted students by offering a variety of learning experiences that differentiate depth and complexity and pacing within the curriculum.

What: Meetings for parents interested in referring their child for possible placement in the TAG program in 2007-2008 (Referrals are due on December 7, 2007.)

Purpose: This is an opportunity for parents to learn the purpose of the TAG program, the delivery of program services, and the specific identification procedures used in HPISD. Presenters will explain the assessments given to referred students and how students qualify for program services. Referral packets will be available.

Date and Place: Monday, November 5, 2007
7:00 p.m., Hyer Elem.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
8:45 a.m., Bradfield Elem.

For additional information, please contact Lynda Walker, TAG Program Coordinator, at