Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Empowering today to Excel tomorrow.
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HEB ISD is a Pre-K through 12th grade public school district that primarily serves Hurst, Euless, and Bedford, TX. We have 20 elementary schools, 5 junior high schools, and 2 high schools...plus KEYS, the Buinger CTE Academy, and more!

06/04/2020
Managing Stress with Mindfulness - Tips for Parents & Families

Are you being “Mind Full” or “Mindful?” Find out in our newest social-emotional learning video for families and parents!

Dieafrah Warner, counselor at North Euless Elementary, explains the difference in her presentation, “Managing Stress with Mindfulness.” She explains that not all stress is negative and there are pros and cons. However, when stress becomes overwhelming we need more “tools in our tool kit” to deal with it so that we avoid the negative impacts on our health and our relationships with others.

Dieafrah offers tips and activities that you can do anywhere and anytime to become more “Mindful” and “in the present,” a skill that young children -- and our pets! -- already possess.

Dieafrah says that nature, cooking, cleaning and breathing, and just using all our senses, can all help lower our stress levels if we practice “mindfulness.”

06/04/2020

As one of the most diverse school districts in the nation, HEB ISD has long valued the importance of recognizing and respecting diversity. Social injustice of any kind has no place in our classrooms or anywhere in our school district.

I believe HEB ISD must be a safe and inclusive environment for all students and staff. We cannot remain silent and we will stand against hate, intolerance, and racism.

Our HEB ISD family must stand together to set this example of compassion, dignity, and respect for our staff, our students, and our community.

These resources may be a helpful starting point for your own discussions within your family:

Talking to Kids about Race (from National Geographic):
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/in-the-news/talking-about-race/

How to Talk to Kids about Race (from Parent Toolkit):
https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism

Sincerely,

Steve Chapman
Superintendent of Schools
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

06/03/2020

Parents, we invite you to take this survey regarding COVID-19 and your opinions for the upcoming school year. The survey will close at noon on Sunday, June 7.

(We emailed this link to all parents yesterday -- if you've already completed the survey, you do not need to take it again.)

At the end of the survey you will be asked to enter your address or email address in order to register your response. Your answers will be kept confidential.

Take the survey about HEB ISD and COVID-19: https://survey-d.dynata.com/survey/selfserve/53b/20051263

In March, the Star-Telegram shared data about what happened when people didn't take the 2010 Census:"Because of the unde...
06/03/2020

In March, the Star-Telegram shared data about what happened when people didn't take the 2010 Census:
"Because of the undercount, Texas has lost almost $119 million a year since 2010 for federally funded health, safety and well-being support for children and families."

Read the article: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article240711396.html

While our lives and routines have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s imperative that we do not neglect our civil duty and RIGHT to be counted in the 2020 Census.

We WILL make it through these trying times and when we come out of the other side of this, it’s important that our community receives the federal funding we need for vital programs like schools, hospitals, roads, public works and more.

Please take 10 minutes today to easily complete your questionnaire online at www.2020census.gov. It’s safe, confidential and important.

KEYS High School
06/02/2020
KEYS High School

KEYS High School

Congratulations KEYS Graduates! We are excited for you, and proud of you, and glad we were able to celebrate together at Pennington Field today!

You can view photos from today in these 3 online photo galleries: https://hebisd.smugmug.com/High-School/KEYS-High-School/KEYS-Graduation-Class-of-2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: You do NOT have to pay for the photos! Click on your photo so it's the only picture you see, then look for the Download button (it looks like an arrow pointing down above a flat line) . If you choose to buy photos from that website, the money does not go to KEYS or HEB ISD.

HEB ISD Summer Enrichment
06/01/2020

HEB ISD Summer Enrichment

Have you checked out your Summer Google Classroom? All students completing Kinder-5th were assigned a Google Classroom for Keeping the Connection this summer.

Teachers will engage students in optional interactive lessons and activities on Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Note: The 10:00 lesson will be recorded in case you can’t make the scheduled time.

Completing Kinder-1st= Penguins
Completing 2nd-3rd= Penguins
Completing 4th-5th= Great Barrier Reef

Find information about directions to access your Google Classroom and upcoming lessons at https://sites.google.com/hebisd.edu/hebsummer2020/keeping-the-connection.

Don’t forget that all PK-5th passwords reset on Friday, May 29.
Username: fl123456 (student’s initials followed by 6 digit ID/lunch #)
Password: fl123456 (student’s initials followed by 6 digit ID/lunch #)

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District #HEBSummer

City of Bedford, TX-City Services
06/01/2020

City of Bedford, TX-City Services

Euless Trinity High School and L. D. Bell High School held graduation for the Class of 2020 this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Congratulations to all of the graduates in our community and nationwide! #Classof2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has shared information about P-EBT, and we are sending the application li...
06/01/2020

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has shared information about P-EBT, and we are sending the application link to eligible families now:
https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT

If you have questions, visit https://hhs.texas.gov/pebt

From their Frequently Asked Questions page:
Who is eligible for P-EBT?
P-EBT is for children 5-18 years old who received SNAP food benefits for the month of March 2020 and children up to 21 years old who are certified for free or reduced-price meals at school in Texas during the 2019-20 school year.

Pandemic-EBT is a one-time payment that provides food to families of students that received free or reduced-priced meals at schools part of the National School Lunch Program. You can learn more about the P-EBT payments and find frequently asked questions at hhs.texas.gov/pebt.

Still have questions? Call the P-EBT call center at (833) 613-6220.

05/29/2020
Practicing Active Listening Skills at Home

Check out our newest video of tips for parents and families! Rebecca Standridge, the counselor at Stonegate Elementary shares tips to encourage active listening at home. Active listening skills help both kids and parents!

Rebecca says that good listening skills are an important component to learning. Active listening skills can help improve communication both in and out of the classroom. For parents, active listening skills help you fully “hear” what your child is saying to you.

Rebecca explains that active listening is a way to “try to understand what is being communicated both verbally and non-verbally.”

Rebecca offers tips on the components of active listening including maintaining eye contact, not interrupting, asking questions, repeating what the speaker has said, and listening for total meaning. She also offers some games and strategies to practice this important life skill.

HEB ISD will continue to provide grab & go meals for kids through our summer dining program, with one minor change to da...
05/29/2020

HEB ISD will continue to provide grab & go meals for kids through our summer dining program, with one minor change to dates: During summer 2020, meals will be distributed on TUESDAY & THURSDAY through August 6. (Meals will NOT be distributed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,)

If you drive to the meal pick-up, all adults & children must remain in your vehicle during meal pick-up.

If you walk to the meal pick-up, please leave at least 6 feet between families.

The Grab & Go meals are for kids age 18 years and younger. If children are not present, USDA guidance requires parents to present a school ID or birth certificate for each set of child meals.

⏰ Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

🗓 New Days: Tuesday & Thursday through August 6
(There will not be meal pick-up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.)

Locations:
🏫 Bellaire Elementary
🏫 Bell Manor Elementary
🏘 Centreport (between Crest Centreport & Centreport Landing)
🏫 Midway Park Elementary
🏫 Oakwood Terrace Elementary
🏘 Post Oak East Apartments
🏫 Stonegate Elementary
🏘 Westdale Hills (location of summer “Lunch & Learn”)
🏫 West Hurst Elementary

HEB Reads! 2020 Summer Reading Program is here -- your student is invited to stay connected!More info and sign up: www.h...
05/27/2020

HEB Reads! 2020 Summer Reading Program is here -- your student is invited to stay connected!

More info and sign up: www.hebreads.org

The HEB Reads! Summer Reading program is a partnership among HEB ISD and the city libraries of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford.

Open to ALL ages!
Choose your own adventures...pick your own prizes!

May 20 through August 20
Reading Challenge: Read 2000 minutes!
Challenge cards: Complete fun activities!

❤️: Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library, Hurst Public Library, Bedford Public Library

05/26/2020
HEB ISD Summer Enrichment

Looking for free, high-quality FUN activities to keep your Kindergarten through 7th grade students connected this summer? Our teachers are preparing just what you need on our HEB ISD Summer Enrichment website!

In the upcoming weeks, we'll be sharing resources, videos, and awesome activities led by HEB ISD's highly-qualified teachers. Like/follow the HEB ISD Summer Enrichment page and visit the Summer Enrichment website to stay connected!

Check out Summer Enrichment Activities for Kinder-7th grade students at https://sites.google.com/hebisd.edu/hebsummer2020. Follow & like our page for updates! Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District #HEBSummer

05/26/2020
Arbor Creek Elementary

The Arbor Creek Elementary mascot reveal is here! 🎉 ACE families, we invite you to watch this video together to help your student get excited about their new school. Make sure you like/follow the Arbor Creek page so you'll see their future posts!

#TakeFlight

05/22/2020
Managing Strong Emotions - Tips for Parents & Families

In our newest video for parents and families about social-emotional learning, Stacy Cave is speaking on “Managing Strong Emotions.” She is the counselor at River Trails Elementary. Stacy reviews the parts of the brain that are involved with emotions and says that emotions are a human reaction.

Strong emotions happen all the time. It’s what we do with them that can sometimes be the problem for kids and for us as adults.

In addition to her explanation of the brain and emotions, she reviews the FIGHT, FLIGHT OR FREEZE responses to emotions and provides ways to manage those emotions including “Deep Breathing, Creating a Safe Place at Home, Counting to 10 and Doing something you enjoy.”

Stacy also provides you with additional resources for more information:

Setting Up A Calm Corner at Home:
https://www.counselorkeri.com/2020/04/18/calm-corner-at-home/

Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat - "Belly Breathe" with Elmo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA

Why Do We Lose Control of Our Emotions?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bKuoH8CkFc

Arbor Creek Elementary's official page is online! This brand new elementary school is scheduled to open in Augu...
05/22/2020

Arbor Creek Elementary's official page is online! This brand new elementary school is scheduled to open in August. Arbor Creek families, make sure you like or follow their page -- on Tuesday, they plan to post a video to reveal the school's mascot! 🥳

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato

Find out soon about our mascot and logo!

05/21/2020
NCTA Virtual Awards May Week Program

HEB ISD school board member Dawn Jordan-Wells has been selected by the North Central Texas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta as a 2019-2020 Community Honoree of the Year!

The award recognizes Mrs. Jordan-Wells as an outstanding community member who is actively involved and making a difference in her community.

You can watch their announcement in the NCTA Virtual Awards May Week Program, starting at about 12:08 - https://youtu.be/qHz2YCageu8?t=728

North Central Texas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc celebrated their first virtual edition of May Week on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Our theme ...

05/20/2020
HEB ISD Education Foundation

Visit the HEB ISD Education Foundation's page to see videos highlighting all of the outstanding Awards of Excellence honorees!

Thank you, Foundation, for making sure these students and mentor teachers have the opportunity to be celebrated. 🎉

Congratulations to the 2020 Awards of Excellence Student Award Recipients and Teacher Mentors! Please watch our closing remarks provided Kelly Biegler, Board Chair and inspirational words by Dr. Jeff Burnett, Board Member. We hope you enjoyed our virtual awards ceremony. #ExcellenceinEducation #Proud #Classof2020 #AlwaysPursueExcellence Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District

Congratulations to L. D. Bell High School's Marty Reeves, named boys soccer coach of the year by The Dallas Morning News...
05/18/2020

Congratulations to L. D. Bell High School's Marty Reeves, named boys soccer coach of the year by The Dallas Morning News's SportsDayHS!

"When Marty Reeves first arrived at Hurst L.D. Bell three years ago, he wanted to make the program a perennial contender, a program known as one of the best in the Dallas area." This year, the team had 16 wins and only one loss!

read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/high-school-sports/soccer/2020/05/15/2020-dallas-area-boys-soccer-awards-offensive-defensive-newcomer-and-coach-of-the-year/

05/15/2020
"Keeping Kids on Track with Schoolwork without Conflict"

Check out our newest video with tips for parents & families!

Stacy Force is one of the two counselors at Harwood Junior High School. She is here to offer some tips on how to keep your child on track with schoolwork and to avoid conflicts, both during this time and in the future.

Stacy says that holding a “Family Meeting” to check in with your family and to set expectations for schoolwork is a good start. In those family meetings, it will be helpful to let your child have some input on their schedule. In addition, it is also helpful for students to help decide how to proceed with completion of their schoolwork and Stacy talks about several choices that help different students get through school work.

Most importantly, Stacy recommends to parents that you “listen to them.” When you really listen, you may hear about their problems. So, demonstrate empathy and let your student join in on problem solving with you and have ownership.

05/15/2020
River Trails Elementary

Just - wow. 🤩

Ms. Dodson gave a challenge to her students to write a parody about COVID-19, learning at home, and not getting to come back to school to end the year. Here’s Gracie with her amazing song! #rteproud #hebisdproud

05/14/2020

(Update at 4:30pm) Thank you again for your patience -- the issue is resolved and progress report grades should now be available across all schools. If you still have any problems or questions with Home Access Center, please email our Tech Dept Help Desk at [email protected] and include your child's name and school, ID# (if you have it), and a phone number where they can call you back.
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(original message posted 12:40pm on May 14)

Parents, we've run into a technical issue while posting progress report grades in our online Home Access Center system. Some parents at some schools will be able to see progress report grades, but some parents at some schools will not.

All parents should still be able to see up-to-date grades for individual activities -- when logged in to Home Access Center, you can find this information in the "Classes" area.

Thank you for being patient; we apologize for the delay. Our staff have already been working on a potential fix for the issue with progress report grades in Home Access Center. We plan to share another update later today, in the late afternoon or early evening.

It's not too late to apply to be a student ambassador! The deadline is this Friday, May 15, 2020.
05/13/2020

It's not too late to apply to be a student ambassador! The deadline is this Friday, May 15, 2020.

Now accepting applications for 2020-2021 HEB ISD Student Ambassadors! These high school juniors and seniors develop leadership skills and help represent our school district at events.

You can access the application information at www.hebisd.edu/ambassadors
Application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2020
Contact [email protected] for more information

Transcript of flyer:

CHALLENGING THE LEADER IN YOU!
Introducing an exclusive leadership program for high school juniors and seniors!
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in leadership and team-building sessions led by district and community leaders
- Serve as a representative for HEB ISD at district and community events
- Promote district pride, community involvement, and support for our schools
- Serve as an encouraging role model and an advocate of education
- Earn a leadership graduation cord, an ambassador blazer, and 10 - 15 service hours per trimester

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY

Download application at www.hebisd.edu/ambassadors Application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2020
contact [email protected] for more information

Address

1849 Central Dr
Bedford, TX
76022

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(817) 283-4461

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I was really disappointed and upset yesterday when I drove my daughter up to LD Bell High School to drop off her books and was greeted by 3 men NOT wearing masks and NOT socially distancing from us. We wore masks/gloves to protect THEM but they walked up to the cars to get the books -- within a foot of others NOT protecting us/them. If this is the level of safety precautions and protection from COVID-19 that we should expect from HEBISD in the Fall 2020, I will be looking at home schooling or online options such as GCISD offers and encouraging other parents to do the same. Tell me what has changed since the March COVID-19 closure (other than Texas Governor's orders -- which vary GREATLY from other US states) that makes HEBISD feel it's no biggie now and we can just all carry on as if coronavirus was a thing of the past???
Is there a date for High School students to return books? W ed have not gotten any information thus far.
Any update on Yearbooks for L D Bell? Wondering when they will be available for pick up.
This is a fantastic idea! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER THIS!! Our seniors want nothing more than to be able to cross that stage for all the years of hard work and THIS is a great solution to award them that honor while still maintaining limited capacity! This could be done at BOTH Bell and Trinity in the Activity Centers!!!! https://www.facebook.com/196121790443221/posts/2816278225094218/?d=n
You are the movers and shakers of our district. You are the best of the best. Congrats, you were Made for This!
Can something be done with this pond growing on the school districts property which is next to Meadowpark park? Draining or spraying it would be great. Thanks Roland Rangel
Thank you to all the teachers working hard to continue educating during these challenging times! Please keep in mind that for some students, school and home are simply incompatible.
Missing my HEB family. I am proud to be part of this family. Hope to see you all soon.
Can you please explain why you are no longer allowing teachers to use Zoom?