HEBISD News Articles http://www.hebisd.edu/ Articles from hebisd.edu about the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District in North Texas en-us davidnielsen@hebisd.edu (Dave Nielsen) http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST "Board Report" Summary of November & December Meetings Now Available http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2848&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews We invite you to view our new Board Report, which summarizes the latest public HEB ISD board meeting.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.hebisd.edu/pdf/board/Board Report Nov Dec 2014.pdf">Download the November & December Board Report...</a><br /><br />This report is a general summary of discussions, presentations, or actions by the Board of Trustees. For details on any school board meeting visit <a href="http://www.boarddocs.com/tx/hebisd/Board.nsf/Public">Board Docs</a> and click on the Meetings tab to find the meeting you want to see.<br /> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2848 Oakwood Terrace Kindergarten Celebrates Elf Day http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2847&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2847t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Miss Lopez's Kindergarten class celebrated Elf Day at <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=130">Oakwood Terrace Elementary</a>, with silly names like Puddin Pickle-Pants and Buddy Floppy Feet. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2847 Core Knowledge Pre K's Polar Express Field Trip at Bedford Library http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2846&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2846t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Core Knowledge PreKindergarten classes from Hurst Hills, Meadow Creek, Spring Garden, and Viridian elementary schools went on a <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/components/album/default.php?sectiondetailid=71626&">field trip to the Bedford Public Library</a>. The morning included a reading of The Polar Express by the library staff, multiple holiday activities, and a surprise visit by Santa...all in the comfort of their jammies! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2846 Trinity Wrestling Team Donates to Toys for Tots http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2845&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2845t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />The <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=22">Trinity High School</a> Wrestling Team recently participated in the United State Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. This is the first year that the Wrestling Team has participated in this great organization and with the help of the Trinity High School staff as well as their families, the toy drive was a success. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2845 Bhavani Parpia featured in Fort Worth Weekly http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2844&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews Shortly after winning her Triumph of Spirit humanitarian award, the Fort Worth Weekly approached Bhavani Parpia about a feature. Parpia, who oversees the International Business initiative, was recently interviewed. The article not only explains her charity work in India but how that project has impacted her work in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.fwweekly.com/2014/12/17/bringing-home-the-globe/">Read the Fort Worth Weekly article...</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2737">Read the HEB ISD Article from October...</a><br /><br /><br /> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2844 Bellaire Elementary Holds Annual Walk-a-thon Fundraiser http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2839&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2839t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Bellaire Elementary hosted their <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/components/album/default.php?sectiondetailid=71604&">annual Walk-a-thon for students</a> on November 25th. Students raised money by collecting donations and pledges for walking laps. Students who raised more than $25 will have the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of the Principal and Assistant Principal, as demonstrated on morning announcements. The Walk-a-thon shirt was designed by a current Bellaire student. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2839 HEB ISD Raises Most Money in Pulling for Hope Fundraiser http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2843&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2843t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Five teams were challenged to raise funds for <a href="http://www.6stones.org/NoW/">"Night of Wonder,"</a> sponsored by 6 Stones Mission Network. "Night of Wonder" is the annual campaign in which the local non-profit adopts all HEB ISD elementary schools to make sure each child can celebrate the holidays.<br /><br />The teams were sponsored by the City of Hurst, City of Euless, City of Bedford, Classic Chevrolet, and Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD. The HEB ISD team name was "HEB ISD BustoMove."<br /><br />The challenge was two-fold. On December 5, teams would race each other across Pennington Field and pull a bus 50 yards in "Pulling for Hope." But first, teams had less than two weeks in November to raise $12,100 to keep their buses empty. Otherwise, the other teams could place people on the bus the day of the event to weigh it down.<br /><br />HEB ISD raised $32,270, the most of any team. Some money was donated on the 6 Stones website, where donors could give their money to a team. Several HEB ISD vendors and partners also made donations, including Brackett and Ellis, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, Huckabee, and Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Trevi&ntilde;o. But the majority of the funds raised came from the generosity of HEB ISD employees, who raised $22,000.<br /><br />On the day of the event, HEB ISD and Classic Chevrolet were the only two teams that did not have any added people on the bus. Strong, dedicated HEB ISD employees raced against the parking lot to cross the 50-yard finish line. "HEB ISD BustoMove" came in second place to Classic Chevrolet.<br /><br />Classic Chevrolet received a team trophy, but the real winners were the children of HEB ISD. The first-ever "Pulling for Hope" event raised $112,000 for "Night of Wonder." The HEB community can be proud that so many children will have a happy holiday.<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://hebisd.smugmug.com/Community/Pulling-For-Hope-Dec-2014/">See more photos...</a></strong><br /><br /><iframe width="430" height="242" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/75Aj_ilIaTE?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2843 Studying Genetics and Inheritance at Harwood Junior High http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2842&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2842t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Students in Mrs. Morgan's Pre-AP biology classes at <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=82">Harwood Junior High</a> created "Crazy Traits" offspring during their study of inheritance. Each student group made predictions about the genotypes of their Crazy Traits "babies". Students flipped allele coins to determine each trait for their babies. Some traits, such as crusher beak and claw hands, were recessive. Other traits were dominant, such as long legs. Co-dominant inheritance was observed in eye color. Crazy Traits creatures can inherit red, green, or one red, one green eye. Skin color was an incomplete dominant trait since the creatures can have red, blue or purple skin. Students assembled their Crazy Traits babies and compared them to the offspring created by their classmates. Punnett squares were used to help determine genotypes and phenotypes of the Crazy Traits creatures. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2842 Bedford Fire Department Visits Bell Manor Elementary http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2841&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2841t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />The Bedford Fire Department came out to teach fire safety to <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=238">Bell Manor Elementary</a> Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. The firefighters showed the features of the fire truck, demonstrated how to spray a fire hose, and dressed up in fire safety gear. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2841 Central Junior High Students Recognize Veteran's Day http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2840&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2840t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br /><a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=34">Central Junior High</a> teacher Janet Anderson's fourth period Computer Applications class dressed up in camouflage colors to support her in the celebration of Veteran's Day. Mrs. Anderson was unable to pay for college so she joined the Army and was stationed in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and Germany. While in Germany she also traveled to Spain, Italy, Amsterdam, and the Czech Republic. After serving in the Army she moved to Dallas where she earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas and she now teaches at Central Junior High. She was thrilled to have her students support her on such a special day. Thank you Mrs. Anderson and other staff members for your service to our country. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2840 Hurst Jr. High Library Book Club Hosts http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2833&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2833t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />The Hurst Junior High Library celebrated the season with a <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/components/album/default.php?sectiondetailid=71593&">"Hunger Games" Book Club party</a>. Our library aides worked hard; cutting out over a hundred Tracker-Jackers and decorating the area with paper mache hives. They posed for and made "Tribute Banners" for the games. Each district was represented by a different food item. For example: we had "Cotton Candy" for District 8 -- Textiles, Archery Cookies for District 2 -- Weaponry, and "Black Coal Rice Krispies" for District 12 -- Mining. Our games included "Hunger Games Trivia," "Tribute Survival Race", and "Nerf Archery." We also had a "Capital Couture" fashion contest. In celebration of the upcoming release of the third movie based on the YA novel "Mockingjay," we are collaborating with the Hurst JH Art department in sponsoring a "Capitol Couture" fashion drawing design contest. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2833 Bedford Heights Art Classes Participate in Greeting Card Contest http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2835&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2835t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Students in Mrs. Chatfield's art classroom at <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=274">Bedford Heights Elementary</a> participated in creating a Holiday card for a contest developed by EECU. 6th Grader Jordan Riek proudly won 3rd place out of over 700 entries from the Fort Worth area. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2835 Game Helps Wilshire First Graders Learn to Ask Relevant Questions http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2836&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2836t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Students in Ms. Ford's first grade class at <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=190">Wilshire Elementary</a> played the game <em>Hedbanz</em> to introduce the "Asking Relevant Questions" unit in Language Arts. Every student practiced asking appropriate and relevant questions. Students have since done a great job of asking relevant questions during class and while reading. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2836 Studying Holiday Celebrations at Bedford Jr. High http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2838&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2838t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />Ms. Holderead's Social Studies class at Bedford Junior High have been studying about many cultural celebrations that take place in December. A <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/components/album/default.php?sectiondetailid=71601&&">recent lesson was on Las Posadas</a>, which included making posole, eating conchas and chicharron. The lesson ended by everyone celebrating and hitting a pi&ntilde;ata filled with Mexican candy. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2838 Adopter Supports Financial Literacy Lessons at Euless Jr. High http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2837&utm_source=FeedBurnerArticles&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=districtnews <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.hebisd.edu/media/images/articles/2837t.jpg" height="95" width="95" /><br />First Bank Texas and Ms. Angela Graves became sponsors for a financial literacy program for <a href="http://schoolctr.hebisd.edu/education/school/school.php?sectionid=5">Euless Junior High</a> students. The Banzai Financial Literacy Program allows students to walk through a series of life situations that can throw off the best-laid budgets. Workbooks, lesson plans, and online assessment tools are also provided free to teachers who participate in this program. Ms. Glesmann and her classes thank you for your support! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 CST http://www.hebisd.edu/news/article.asp?ArticleID=2837