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Dr. Arturo Cavazos and Dr. Nolan Perez

Dr. Arturo Cavazos and Dr. Nolan Perez visited with student leaders at Austin Elementary to talk about the amazing work being done by the students and teachers at the campus.
Austin Knights Choir
 
Twenty-one 5th grade girls from the Austin Knights Choir participated in the 4th Annual "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Choir Day at the HCISD Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 15th. Almost 400 girls from choirs all over the district in elementary, middle and high schools had a fun day making beautiful music together learning all about the various choral music programs available in our district.
Miss Eunice and the 5th grade boys choir members had a most excellent musical day Thursday, October 24th at the HCISD Performing Arts Center making music with almost 300 other young men in elementary, middle school and high school choral programs learning more about what it means: "We're the Men of the Choir".  The boys enjoyed pizza for lunch after a morning of singing songs made just for the male voice. 

Spanish Class
In Spanish class students are reviewing "los animales" (pets/mascotas), learning vocabulary for "la familia" (family) and the significance of Día de los Muertos. Our students were able to display their pets on our class altar/ofrenda. Our students have been very excited of coming to Spanish class. 

FLL Robotics

Our FLL Robotics team, City Savers, had the opportunity to visit the UTRGV Arecibo Remote Command Center and learn more about the ongoing research and projects they are currently working on.
For further information on The Arecibo Remote Command Center and career opportunities click here. 
Pre-K

Exciting things are happening in Pre-K! Fire prevention presentation by Harlingen Fire Department, Red Ribbon Week and End of the 1st quarter awards. 
Kinder

Kinder students demonstrating their IB Learner Profiles: Inquirers and Thinkers.  
Neuhaus Lesson
Jack o Lanterns
1st Graders Being Inquirers
Favorite Animals
Community Members Project
2nd Grade
 
2nd graders from Mrs. Moreno's class are rattling and tapping out their quarter note, eighth note, and half note rhythmic bones using lummi sticks and tambourines while enjoying some Quaver Music Halloween fun performing "Pumpkin Bones". During the second quarter in Music Classes we began our study about rhythmic notation.
3rd Grade

Third graders in search of some items around our school to make their nature patterns.
4th Grade
 
Displaying their IB Learner Profiles: Students researched and created an informational pamphlet based on places around the RGV.  They then presented their findings. 
5th Grade at FHPA

Harlingen HCISD offers students an opportunity to participate in monthly events that are focused on the six areas of study offered at Harlingen School of Health Professions: Pharmacology / Biology, Medical Science Research, Therapeutic Services, Patient Care, Surgical Procedures, Dental Science & Veterinary Science.
Students will participate in interactive hands-on activities and listen to presentations from select community professionals and/or Harlingen School of Health Professionals’ students. Our students learned about the Skeletal System, created Brain Caps, and took a tour of the High School of  Health Professions. 
Austin Knights participants this year include: Jayden Acosta, Asael De Jesus, Samuel Maisonet, Isabella Martinez, Tiffany Martinez, Ruben Moreno, Emma Nunez, Sebastian Ortiz, Makayla Salazar, Cecilia Saldivar, Bradley Thakkar, and Isaac Ybarra.
"JUST SAY NO"
U.S. Border Patrol visited our Austin Knights to encourage them to “Just Say No” to drugs. Together we stand against drugs!
Counselor's Corner
Pillar of the Month: Responsibility
 
-Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes
-Do what you are supposed to do
-Plan ahead
-Use self-control
-Be self-disciplined
-Think before you act
For further information on the role of a school counselor, please visit the link below from the American School Counselor Association.

Librarian's Corner

Fire Prevention Week

Red Ribbon Week

Upcoming Events
 
11/5: Progress Report Cards go home
11/9: Robotics FLL Scrimmage @ STEM2
11/13: Pickup for Big Kahuna Fundraiser
  • Location: School Cafeteria from 2:45-5:30 pm
11/14: Parental Involvement Breakfast ($2 charge per meal)
11/18-11/22: Book Fair Opens from 7:30 am-4:00 pm
11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Holiday/No School

 
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