Dear Primary Parents,
We would like to take this time to say THANK YOU for choosing Hitchcock Primary School; we had such an amazing year. Thank you for entrusting your child in our hands for learning. We laughed, we sang, we explored, we created, we GREW! We are so glad to be given the opportunity to get to know not only your child but about you as well!!
The relationship of our parents, school and teachers is truly what makes education so amazing and wonderful. Even though our time was cut a little short, we will remember this group of students forever. Their bright personalities and brilliant minds.
We know that it is a HPS tradition to have a Graduation Ceremony, but due to the Coronavirus and Social Distance Guidelines, we are trying something different. We are going to have a Drive Through Graduation. Please see the below for further details.
The Kindergarten Team
This is the schedule for HPS Graduation on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in the Primary rear parking lot below:
Drive through Graduation
Our Students Transiting into First Grade
Lunch: 12noon – 1:00 pm
AVID is coming to Hitchcock!
What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination
For more than 25 years AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education. The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective class, which supports students as they challenge themselves, especially in classes that are more rigorous. Students are taught organization and study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills; all while being immersed in a college-bound culture.
AVID is a college readiness system that supports students who are “in the middle” and have a strong desire to do the work that is necessary to go to a college/university. Students are given the support they need to achieve success in a rigorous course of study that is appropriate to the student’s abilities, while challenging them beyond what they perceive possible.
AVID students also attend college campuses, participate in community service activities, and are involved in school-wide programs. Students also increase their self-advocacy, the ability to speak and make choices for themselves. This program improves self-awareness, and develops skills that foster positive peer relationships through team building activities.
Who is considered “in the middle”?
A student in the academic middle has a GPA between 2.0-3.5. These students have the ability to go to college, but may lack the support to get there. They may be currently under-achieving, come from populations that are under-represented in college, and/or they may be the first of their family to go to college.
What is required of an AVID student?
AVID is a program that prepares students for four-year college eligibility. Students agree to continue the class for one full academic year. Most students continue AVID for 3-4 academic years.
• Academic success in rigorous coursework- you are required to take at least 1 honors/dual credit class each semester.
• Maintain a successful grade point average- 2.5 or above.
• Maintain satisfactory citizenship and attendance in all classes. This includes not being tardy to class, and no referrals.
• Maintain the AVID binder with assignment, grade record sheets, and daily notes in all
• Complete all homework assignments on time and realize this will involve doing homework each night.
Teachers will fill out frequent progress reports, in addition to routine school ones, for monitoring by the AVID teacher/ coordinator.
What Can Parents do to Support AVID Students?
Communication between the AVID teacher/ coordinator and the parent(s) or guardians is essential. If your student is selected for the AVID program, I will contact you to share your student’s progress, and appreciate any information you share with me. At home, parents can see to it that students are doing their homework in a quiet place with few interruptions. By asking your student about his/her day, and inquiring about homework and the events of school, you will bridge what could be a great gap between his/her school life and home life. When the two are connected, successes increase. In addition, stressing your belief that your student can succeed in school and attend college will also motivate him/her to work harder and achieve more.
This coming school year the AVID elective class will be available at Hitchcock High School to 9th and 10th graders and at Crosby Middle School of 6th and 8th graders. Additional grades will be added each year.
If the AVID elective class sounds like a good fit for you and your child, please have the student complete the AVID application. Once we receive the application your child will be scheduled for an interview with the AVID coordinator. If selected, your student will be placed in the AVID elective class for the upcoming school year.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 6th
You will find the application by going online to the district homepage and locating this letter and clicking here: HIGH SCHOOL Application Link
Here is the address if the link will not work
High School: https://forms.gle/8zdLRX8NY2pt1qbDA
If you need a paper copy, please contact your child's school
Hitchcock ISD now offers online student registration for new, returning, and transfer students. Please see the information below to help you with this process.