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momma

Henderson, TX

#1 Aug 2, 2012
Does anyone know where any of the teachers at HMS are going to be this year?...I heard lots of changes
Mom to 3

Henderson, TX

#2 Aug 3, 2012
Last I heard they had propped up the old building with paint, new carpet and new doors and they were going to teaching there.
In the knowi

Mobile, AL

#3 Aug 3, 2012
The 7th grade and 8th grade classes changed hallways with each other. 8th grade is in the 100 hallway and 7th grade is In 200 hallway. Those are the major changes. New carpet was installed and new doors also.
Mom too

Henderson, TX

#4 Aug 3, 2012
Several really good Northside teachers transferred to MS to replace retiring teachers.
momma

Henderson, TX

#5 Aug 3, 2012
My son told me that art is being switched out with keyboarding.
Mom too

Henderson, TX

#6 Aug 3, 2012
momma wrote:
My son told me that art is being switched out with keyboarding.
I think they will have art in 8th grade and keyboarding in 7th?
geez

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2012
Can they not just leave well enough alone...or does this district have so much money that it is no big deal to uproot a teacher out of their room that they have been in for years, just to pay extra to fix up the new room to fit their needs....hummmmm....must be coaches needing a place!!!! Let's face it...not many pro athletes have come out of Henderson, Tx...and just wondering...has the district had any return($)? Didn't think so! We pay taxes for an education!!! I personally would rather see MY tax money be spent accordingly!
ExLion

United States

#8 Aug 7, 2012
I'm a taxpayer too. I agree with keeping quality teachers in place, and yes education should come first. I'm all so for the well rounded education that includes extra curricular activities. It's not the coaches fault for uprooting teachers. There is a shortage of teachers in Texas and sometimes you have to shake things up to keep going in the right direction. The return you asked about is pride, respect, responsibility, success, and character are just a few things that come from a well rounded education. Sports is a big deal, and what is a better way to show these kids community support. By they way, whens the last time 7,000 fans showed up to watch a student do some half ass chemistry experiment. Where you there?
geez wrote:
Can they not just leave well enough alone...or does this district have so much money that it is no big deal to uproot a teacher out of their room that they have been in for years, just to pay extra to fix up the new room to fit their needs....hummmmm....must be coaches needing a place!!!! Let's face it...not many pro athletes have come out of Henderson, Tx...and just wondering...has the district had any return($)? Didn't think so! We pay taxes for an education!!! I personally would rather see MY tax money be spent accordingly!
Really

Henderson, TX

#9 Aug 7, 2012
geez wrote:
Can they not just leave well enough alone...or does this district have so much money that it is no big deal to uproot a teacher out of their room that they have been in for years, just to pay extra to fix up the new room to fit their needs....hummmmm....must be coaches needing a place!!!! Let's face it...not many pro athletes have come out of Henderson, Tx...and just wondering...has the district had any return($)? Didn't think so! We pay taxes for an education!!! I personally would rather see MY tax money be spent accordingly!
I work at HMS and yes some people were unhappy to have to move rooms, but you know what? It's not about us! Moving rooms is not a big deal, good grief! And the only rooms where money was spent to change them for the new teachers were science labs, that had to be moved because the old ones were sinking in the ground. We work in an old and unattractive school (and yes that effects learning), and parents, teachers and volunteers have tried to make it better with paint and the district sprang for new carpet and safer doors and people in the community complain? Get real. Care about the kids. They are our future.
Harvard Grad

Henderson, TX

#10 Aug 8, 2012
Having to hire 21-22 new teachers at HMS could have something to do with this....
Really

Henderson, TX

#11 Aug 8, 2012
I don't think it was that many. Most of the math dept did retire and 2 ELA teachers moved up from Northside (one to replace a rearing teacher , one to switch with a teacher who went to Northside) One social studies teacher left and a few coaches did. We lost some good teachers to retirement, but I think the new ones are going to be great.
Really

Henderson, TX

#12 Aug 8, 2012
Oops should say retiring, not rearing.LOL

Since: Apr 08

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#13 Aug 8, 2012
You bunch of whiners needed to have gone to school at Hill Intermediate after the fire. The entire winter we had no heat and the cafeteria served cold lunches. And the 6th graders had to walk between to Armory and Hill since most but not all 6th grade classes had been moved to the Armory.Then next year at the old Jr High the heat went out for several weeks in mid winter. You people are a bunch of wimps.
Info

United States

#14 Aug 8, 2012
Sterling Marlin wrote:
You bunch of whiners needed to have gone to school at Hill Intermediate after the fire. The entire winter we had no heat and the cafeteria served cold lunches. And the 6th graders had to walk between to Armory and Hill since most but not all 6th grade classes had been moved to the Armory.Then next year at the old Jr High the heat went out for several weeks in mid winter. You people are a bunch of wimps.
Not quite true. I was there and we did have hot food and heat.

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Aug 9, 2012
Info wrote:
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Not quite true. I was there and we did have hot food and heat.
Not sure when you were there but Hill caught fire in early fall of 1974 and during the winter there were leaks in the gas system that supplied heat. The cafeteria was forced to go to sandwiches and there was not heat in the classrooms until the leaks were repaired. In winter 1975 or 1976 (not sure which year) the same problem happened at Jr High.After the Christmas break the heating system went on the blink and we had cold classrooms for several days. Some teachers brought electric heaters from home.
Intresting

Henderson, TX

#16 Aug 9, 2012
However, you did attend Henderson High School which is the same building of the current Middle School. Then is was probably nice but after many years a building tends to become run down and you can only slap so much paint and aesthetics to make it a good place to be. I was a bit taken back when I found out that all the lockers that were once used now only have bars through the handles and the kids are no longer able to use them. So yes, back in your day it was probably a fantastic building but over the years, even since I was there, it has become somewhat of an embarrassment. I would not mind my tax dollars going towards something that would have better accommodations for my children who currently and will attend in the future.
Humph

Henderson, TX

#17 Aug 9, 2012
Actually if he was in the group that spent their days playing marbles at the armory because of the fire, he may have skipped right over the old high school/current middle school. The "new" high school opened in79. The old high school /current middle school wasn't so great even then, and it hasn't improved with age. I do applaud Mr. Dotson for attempting to spruce it up. I simply don't understand the "we walked to school in 3 feet of snow uphill and barefooted" aka "we had no heat or hot food due to a fire" so you kids should,t either mentality.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Aug 10, 2012
I was in the 7th grade when Hill caught fire. I rarely went to the Armory since most of the 7th grade classes remained at Hill.We shot marbles behind the gym until Mr Sitton declared it to be "gambling" I served two years at what is now the middle school and it was a dump even back then.
In the knowi

United States

#19 Aug 10, 2012
Sterling it is not a dump. I have and am still working there. We are proud of our school. We would love a new one, of course, but we will work with what we have and be glad to have it. We have wonderful teachers and are looking forward to a great year!

Since: Apr 08

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#20 Aug 10, 2012
It was a dump when it was still the high school. Roof leaked,plumbing was awful,auditorium was falling apart,band hall was in a broom closet,library was a joke,parking lot was full of potholes,cafeteria was way too small and out dated,half the windows in the classrooms would not open. Possibly its all been upgraded since these days but back then it was a dump but hey we had served 2 years at jr high which was the mother of all dumps so the high school was in fact an upgrade

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