Dear Parents, Colleagues, and Students:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I am truly honored to be part of an exemplary school with a strong tradition of excellence.
At Hicks, we have purposefully designed a 21st century learning organization that teaches students to think globally in the digital age. We aspire to authentically engage every student every day to create and learn. We understand that today’s digital natives cannot be taught utilizing only lectures, textbooks, chalkboards, and worksheets; rather, students must be challenged through the use of technology to think, plan, create, and collaborate. Through these activities, we have established ourselves as a leader in the education community and are proud of our success.
Last year we implemented the Dual Language Program in 1st Grade, our students raised money and gave countless hours through their Act Local Project, and we were selected as one of only four schools to present our initiatives to the LISD Board of Trustees. This year our strategic goals are to continue Dual Language in second grade, focus the Action Based Learning Lab on science concepts, refine the “Exceptional Reader” program in kindergarten through second grade, and continue our Academic Medal Plan where students complete activities to earn their academic medal. We are very excited to continue our growth as we design a school that will enable our students to thrive in a future they create.
We also know that education is a function of the home and community as well as the school. To partner with our parents, we have established multiple means of communication. We provide up to date information weekly through call blasts, e-mail blasts, Facebook, twitter, and our website. The combination of these and teacher websites are your best sources for information regarding activities at school.
We truly believe “Our Future Starts Here.” The elementary years are the foundation for a lifetime of learning. The future of our students, our community, and even our country depends on our success. Together, we will find every child’s hidden talents and enable every student to be the best scholar, artist, and person they can be.
It is an honor to be able to serve your child as Principal of Hicks Elementary. We are here to serve the students, families, and community when you need us. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any reason. At Hicks, we truly believe “Our Future Starts Here.”