Hemphill Elementary Pet Vaccinations June 28th

Get your pet vaccinated and help Hemphill Elementary.

The clinic will be Tuesday, June 28, 2011, from 5-7pm at Hemphill Elementary, 3995 E FM150, Kyle, TX.

A yearly vaccine is $20.00 and other vaccinations range from $5 to $15. Flea and heartworm prevention is available for an extra charge.

A portion of the proceeds helps pay for field trips and goes toward the purchase of a playground canopy.

The clinic is conducted by John Y. Tarlton, DVM. Call Lana Tarlton at 238-1093 for more information.

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Day of Action Rally for Public Education

Save Our Schools Teacher Rally: MyFoxAUSTIN.com

Today, a large group of Hays County Residents gathered in support of public education in Kyle. The Day of Action Public School Rally was a family fun event with speakers, food, bounce houses and face painting.

U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett headlined the event. Doggett urged Governor Perry to accept the $830 Million the federal government has pledged to Texas schools.

“We offered a very simple amendment. We offered a string on federal education aid to Texas and it’s a very simple string. It says if we give federal aid for education, it ought to be used for education,” said Doggett.

Acceptance of the federal money would mean over a half million dollars for Hays CISD.

Several school board members attended the rally. Margie Villapondo, San Marcos ISD, and John Adams, Dripping Springs ISD spoke to the excited crowd of parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

Willie Tenorio, Hays CISD Board of Trustees, said “If we expect our students to work harder, we must expect our representatives to work harder to find the money to fully fund public education, and provide the support our students need to excel.”

Merideth Keller, Hays CISD District 4 trustee, and incoming trustee Sandra Bryant also attended the event.

The rally was sponsored by the Texas State Teacher’s Association and organized and hosted by the Hays CISD chapter. The local presidents of the Hays CISD, Dripping Springs and San Marcos chapters spoke at the rally.

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Innovative Teaching Grants Awarded January 2011

The Hays CISD Education Foundation presented Innovative Teaching Grants January 7, 2011.

Almost $24,000 was distributed to eight groups of teachers in the school district.

Foundation Executive Director Angie Mendez said,“It’s always been a challenging job for our committee of Foundation members to select from such great innovative ideas,” Mendez noted, adding that “more and
more grant applications…that are better and better in framing their creative proposals” make the challenge that much greater.

In the last ten years, the foundation has awarded over half a million dollars of Innovative Teaching Grants to Hays CISD teachers.

The Hays CISD Education Foundation will present another round of grants later this year. In addition, the foundation also holds the annual recognition of the district’s teachers of the year, the Dale and
Libby Linebarger Academic Awards Reception for Hays, Lehman, and Academy
students finishing in the top 10% of their class, and an annual round of professional
development grants for local educators.

The complete list of the Foundation’s January, 2011, Innovative Teaching Grants
follows:
• “Advanced Placement in Foreign Language for Speaking”—Claudia Vasquez
and Anne Marie Leroy—Lehman High School–$2,100—The grant funds thirty
digital audio recorders, to be used by Spanish and French language students,
enhancing personalization of their daily learning experience.
• “Back to Our Roots—A Community Greenhouse Project”—Guy Gandre,
Jeremiah Thomas, Melissa Garraway—Barton Middle School–$5,000—
Directly linking with the “environmental stewardship” component of the district’s Strategic Plan, the greenhouse project (among other goals) seeks to
establish the use of sustainable resources such as solar power and rainwater
harvesting.”
• “Developing Young Musicians: There’s an App for That!”—Cecilia Pena, Tracy
Mulligan—Kyle Elementary School–$4,900—The grant funds eight iPads,
apps, headphones, and all supporting materials to support integration of
technology with elementary music education.
• “Music + Math = Magic”—Dina Secrest, Lindsey Little, Debbie Sparks, Jon
Rholes, Tracy Farmer, Celia Mireles—Negley Elementary School–$4,200—
Purchase and implementation of the Frog Street Kindergarten Sing and Read
Music and Math program will, among other things, use interactive songs to
help introduce and strengthen math skills.
• “Novels at Noon”—Karen Kessel, Kady Dupre, Julianne Carroll, Sarah Woelfel,
Karen Snyder, Melissa Krueger—Tobias Elementary School –$930—The
“Novels at Noon” Reading Club will provide ten copies each of ten reading
selections for 2nd and 3rd Grade Language Arts/Reading.
• “Roll Out the Red Carpet for Books”—Carrie Bartsch, Lauren Kluck—Hays
High School–$1,560—Five 24-inch “Big E” Digital Frames will allow students
to create and edit their own trailers for selected books, to be displayed in the
library, visually encouraging reading.
• “Theatre for a Small Planet”—Marissa Meek—Lehman High School–$1,100—
The grant funds supplies and equipment for development of a student developed, multi-cultural children’s play that will be taken to the district
elementary campuses.
• “What’s Your Pulse?”—Wendy Bergstrom—Lehman High School–$4,000—
Health science students enhance their 21st Century technological skill with a
Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor.

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