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Superintendent's Column Herbert O'Neil Superintendent of Schools

The following articles are Archived Superintendent Messages. View the full list of messages.

Message From the Superintendent 10.7.22

Message From the Superintendent 10.7.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

(Watch a Special Video Message From Superintendent O’Neil) Dear Hempstead Families and Staff, This month we are celebrating National Principals Month and I cannot help but reflect on what it . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 9.23.22

Message From the Superintendent 9.23.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

(Watch the Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally Recap) Dear Hempstead Families and Staff, I must start by saying thank you to the entire community of Hempstead for your unbelievable support of our . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 9.9.22

Message From the Superintendent 9.9.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

(Watch a sneak preview of Roosters) Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff, I hope each of you enjoyed Labor Day weekend with friends and family. It is always nice to get time for rest and . . .

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Superintendent O'Neil to Host You Talk, I Listen: Academic Edition - Sept. 14

Superintendent O'Neil to Host You Talk, I Listen: Academic Edition - Sept. 14

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff,  We’ve got some challenges, so let’s talk about them! Join Superintendent Herbert O’Neil for a real conversation about academics and student educational . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 8.26.22

Message From the Superintendent 8.26.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff, Thank you for a great first week of school. There are many moving parts that make a school system move smoothly and I would like to . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 8.17.22

Message From the Superintendent 8.17.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE   Dear Bobcat Families and Staff, The start of school is only a few days away! If you are like me you can hardly wait. I want to personally thank you for choosing . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 8.8.22

Message From the Superintendent 8.8.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff,  Hempstead ISD is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. The district is dedicated to providing a safe environment that . . .

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Message from the Superintendent 8.5.22

Message from the Superintendent 8.5.22

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff, It’s been a fast and furious summer and it’s hard to believe that the school year is almost here. Summertime is often a time of deep personal reflection for . . .

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Message From the Superintendent 7.28.22

Message From the Superintendent 7.28.22

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff,  The first day of school is almost here! Back-to-School preparation is one of my favorite times of the year. We have been working all summer to prepare for . . .

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Listening, Learning & Leading to Higher Heights

Listening, Learning & Leading to Higher Heights

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead ISD Families and Staff, It’s been a fast and furious summer and it’s hard to believe that the school year is almost here. Summertime is often a time of deep personal reflection for . . .

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Summer Update from the Superintendent, July 11

Summer Update from the Superintendent, July 11

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Team Hempstead, Happy Summer Bobcats! I hope you are resting and enjoying your time off this summer. Summer school has wrapped up and it is important for all of our Bobcat staff to take some . . .

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Uvalde Tragedy

Uvalde Tragedy

Posted Date: 10/31/2022

Dear Hempstead Families and Staff,  We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that took place today at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this . . .

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Finish the Year Strong!

Finish the Year Strong!

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

  Hempstead ISD Families and Staff,  The days are long but the years are short. That is a common phrase I’ve heard used to describe raising children, but it also applies to every school year! . . .

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Nikki London Gets a Medal in Austin

Nikki London Gets a Medal in Austin

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

Hempstead ISD senior Nikki London is no stranger to Austin and the UIL State Track and Field Meet, having qualified twice before in the 400-meter dash. Last year London finished just off the medal . . .

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STAAR Testing Next Week

STAAR Testing Next Week

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

Hempstead ISD Families, The end of the school year is getting closer, and with springtime comes so much fun at school - lots of class parties, exciting events and opportunities for . . .

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 Delarrin Turner-Yell NFL Round 5 Draft Pick for the Denver Broncos

Delarrin Turner-Yell NFL Round 5 Draft Pick for the Denver Broncos

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

  Hempstead Family,  One of the best ways our community can measure the effectiveness of our schools is watching our graduates make their mark once they pass through the doors of Hempstead . . .

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted Date: 10/19/2022

  Dear Hempstead Bobcat Family, I am proud to say I come from a family of educators - my parents and their siblings on both sides were all teachers. My childhood was filled with dinner-table . . .

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