Superintendent's Message

February 7, 2019

 This year’s annual Harlandale Education Foundation (HEF) Scholarship Fund Drive kicked off on Feb. 6 and will continue until Feb. 20. HEF began in 1999 and its mission is to offer its graduates financial assistance toward their goals of pursuing a higher education.  Every Harlandale ISD student who goes on to college, university or technical/trade school is eligible for a scholarship. Students who graduate in 2019 and do not receive the Pell Grant are eligible for $1,250.  Those who do receive the Pell Grant will be awarded $625.

 Last year, Harlandale employees contributed over $65,000 to the fund. This year’s goal is to have a 100 percent district-wide participation rate and reach a donation goal of $70,000. Each gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a friend of Harlandale. Payroll deductions are the most efficient way for employees to support the HEF but may also make a contribution via cash or check. All employee donations are completely voluntary.  The Harlandale Education Foundation, Inc. is an approved 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and your contribution is tax-deductible.

 Our school counselors were recognized the first week of this month for their positive impact on student success, achievement and emotional well-being.  We are honored to work with these dedicated and committed educators. 

 Feb. 8 marks the 100th day of school. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and the District policy limits elementary school celebrations to the last 15 minutes of the school day. Deliveries of flowers, balloons, gifts or other items for students are not permissible and will not be accepted by the front office. Feb. 18 is a student and staff holiday in observance of Presidents Day.

 I am grateful for the privilege of serving as Superintendent of the Harlandale ISD, and I am honored that the Board of Trustees extended my contract to run through 2021. Having grown up in this community and spent my career at Harlandale ISD, my heart and passion is to provide the best educational experience for all of our students.



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