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STAAR Testing Next Week

STAAR Testing Next Week


Hempstead ISD Families, 

The end of the school year is getting closer, and with spring time comes so much fun at school - lots of class parties, exciting events and opportunities for students to showcase their talents. It is a busy but great time of year!

Spring also brings state testing with the STAAR assessment. In HISD we know the STAAR test is just one way to measure student learning, and I am confident that our awesome teachers have done a great job instructing students all year long. We always look at the whole experience of our students to determine their mastery of the skills and knowledge they are supposed to gain each year. 

Having said that, it is still important that our students give their best effort on any assessment, including the STAAR.  I wanted to speak directly to our families as you partner with us to support your students toward success on these important tests. There are a few things you can do at home to get your student off to a good start for the day - make sure your student gets a good night's sleep each night before the test, they eat a healthy breakfast or send them ready to get a healthy breakfast in one of our kitchens, and to encourage them to take their time and to do their very best. A quick word of encouragement from you can go a long way to helping them be successful! Knowing you and their teachers believe in them can give them the extra boost of confidence they need!

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our community as superintendent and to partner with all our families in the success of our students. Their academic success is important to us, but more than that, we care about their happiness and well-being as young adults in our care. Together, we can help all our students find their purpose and their passion in our schools!
Thank you for your support of HISD and our students and staff!

Herbert O’Neil
Superintendent of Schools
Hempstead ISD 

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