• Vision and Core Beliefs

    Hallsville Independent School District will pursue "Excellence in Education" in all endeavors

    • HISD will provide students an opportunity to obtain a world class education that prepares them for a globally competitive society;
    • HISD will strive to be a district of excellence that competes at the state and national levels in all academic and extracurricular activities;
    • HISD will instill a desire for ethical behavior, integrity and good citizenship in all students.

Human Trafficking/Online Safety

  • January is dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking and the need to protect our children. As a Hallsville community, it is our responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our students by engaging in open conversations that empower students and families with knowledge and awareness.

    At HISD, we believe that knowledge is power.  Before having these open conversations with your loved ones, please take a moment to arm yourselves with what human trafficking is, and what makes a person vulnerable to this type of victimization.

    Below is a list of in-person activities that you can attend here at HISD to learn more about human trafficking and online safety that can keep your family safeguarded.

    We have also included a list of online resources for you to learn more.  Please don’t go on what you see in movies and online!  Statistics will show you that our students are in greater danger online from seemingly harmless gaming or social media sites than what you see projected in the media.

    As always, HISD has school counselors to support you and your family through these difficult conversations and scenarios.  If you need support dealing with any of these issues, please reach out to any school counselor for additional resources.

    Let's work together to protect our children and promote a safe and secure environment for all!

    Hallsville ISD Prevention Education

    • Parent/Family Meetings
      • February 27, 2024, from 5:30-6:30, 3rd & 4th Grade Families, Location HISD Administration Bldg.
      • February 27, 2024, from 6:30-7:30, Spanish Session Families Grades 3-6, Location HISD Administration Bldg.
      • February 29, 2024, from 4:15-5:00, 5th & 6th Grade Families, Location Intermediate 6th Cafeteria
    • Student Sessions
      • March 4, 2024: 5th Grade
      • March 5, 2024: 6th Grade
      • March 19, 2024: 3rd & 4th Grade, North Elementary
      • March 20, 2024: 3rd & 4th Grade, East Elementary
      • March 21, 2024: 3rd & 4th Grade, West Elementary

    Presented by: The Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center’s trained staff
    Curriculum Used: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    Helpful Resources

    If you suspect a child is a victim of human trafficking:

    National Human Trafficking Hotline
    Call 1-888-373-7888 or Text HELP or INFO to 233733 for confidential support and assistance.
    Online at www.humantraffickinghotline.org

    Department of Family and Protective Services
    Phone: 1-800-252-5400 (Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency)

    iWatchTexas
    Phone: 1-844-643-2251
    www.iWatchTX.org


    To learn more about Human Trafficking:

    • Texas School Safety Center
    • A Parent’s Guide to School Safety Toolkit
    • “Be The One in the Fight Against Human Trafficking” video
    • Texas Department of the Attorney General
    • National Human Trafficking Hotline
    • In compliance with state laws, HISD has posted No Human Trafficking posters throughout the district.

    What Is Human Trafficking?

    Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it is happening all across Texas to thousands of men, women, and children. In Texas, the Office of the Attorney General reports there are 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking at any given time. It is important for parents to monitor their child’s personal relationships and online activity.

Hallsville ISD School Board

  • BoardThe Hallsville Independent School District Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the HISD Training Center. Exceptions may apply during school board elections and holidays.

    The Texas Education Code charges school boards, as governing bodies, with overseeing the management of local school districts. Hallsville ISD School Board is led by a Board of Trustees elected by the community. The Board of Trustees governs the district by adopting policy and regulations. Each place on the HISD Board is elected for a three-year term.

    Members of the Hallsville ISD School Board of Trustees are the elected representatives of the community charged by the Texas Education Code11.151(b) to govern and oversee the management of the school district. Members serve without pay and volunteer their services to ensure the delivery of the adopted Hallsville ISD Vision and Core Beliefs.

    Learn more about the HISD Board of Trustees and its policies and procedures here.

Career & Technical Education

  • Career and Technical Education courses are designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's high-demand occupational environment. CTE courses help students explore their future career goals and encourage students to develop a personal career plan while providing information on post-secondary opportunities.

    It is the mission of the Hallsville Independent School District's Department of Career and Technical Education to use real world learning experiences, career awareness activities, technology, and industrial standards to provide the skills necessary for students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or continue their education at a postsecondary institution.

    Learn more about what Hallsville ISD offers through Career and Technical Education here.

UIL Academics

  • The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation.  The Hallsville UIL Academic teams are consistently regional champions with several state winners. HISD UIL Leaders offer more than any other UIL team in terms of activities, with high school, junior high, and elementary contests. All HISD students are encouraged to participate in UIL Academic contests.

    These activities, which complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, challenge students to confront issues of importance, and provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.

    Learn more about the Hallsville ISD UIL Academic program here.

Bobcat Athletics

  • Hallsville ISD Athletics is dedicated to student success through disciplined execution and teamwork. HISD sponsors sports for student-athletes in junior high and high school, grades 7-12. Sponsored sports programs include football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field, golf, tennis, cross country, and volleyball. HISD Athletic programs compete under the rules and regulations set by the University Interscholastic League.

    View schedules and ticket information along with other HISD Athletic information here. It's a great day to be a Bobcat!

Fine Arts

  • Hallsville ISD offers a full range of courses in both the Performing and Visual Arts. The courses are tightly aligned to the state required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) starting in kindergarten through twelfth grade to provide enriching and optimal opportunities for students as they pursue their interests in the arts.

    All programs are vertically integrated to ensure students gain optimal knowledge and resources to prepare for the next level of coursework and performance. Currently, our high school music programs and theatre are competitive in all aspects of UIL competition while the secondary Visual Arts programming is highly competitive in both regional and national venues.

    Learn more about what HISD offers through our Fine Arts programs such as Band, Choir, Theatre, and Visual Arts here.

Know Your Impact In HISD!

  • The Hallsville ISD Human Resources Department strives to attract, recruit, hire, and retain the most highly qualified individuals who will provide a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment for our HISD students.

    We are committed to providing service and support to employees and applicants in all personnel-related matters.

    To begin the process of becoming a member of the Bobcat Family, check out our Job Postings here.

    Learn more about our employee policies and procedures through our Human Resources Department located here.

HISD Bulletins

  • 2024-2025 HISD Calendar Approved

    Hallsville ISD's 2024-2025 academic calendar has been approved by the Board of Trustees. Click here to download a version of the calendar.


    We're Hiring!

    Come be a part of the Bobcat Team! We have open positions for the following:

    • HHS Head Choir Director
    • Elementary Reading Interventionist
    • HR Personnel Specialist
    • Diagnostician
    • Anticipated Positions: Classroom Teachers (All Grade Levels)

    Apply today by clicking here. For more information, contact Lindsay Slaten, Director of Human Resources, at lslaten@hisd.com or via phone at 903-668-5990 ext. 5235.


    Bus Drivers Needed!

    Check out this cool experience awaiting you as a Hallsville ISD Bus Driver:

    • $1500 sign-on bonus if you currently have a CDL to drive a school bus! Must commit to at least one year of service as a driver in HISD; otherwise, the bonus is deducted from your final check if leaving within a year.
    • $1000 sign-on bonus for non-CDL holders! Your bonus will be received after going through training and earning your CDL.
    • HISD will pay $425 toward your monthly insurance premium!
    • Perfect attendance each month earns a $50 bonus for the month!
    • Fully-paid Entry Level Driver Training to prepare you for your CDL written and driving test!
    • Opportunities to earn extra money driving extracurricular trips!
    • Built-in, annual pay increases depending on experience!

    Contact Roy Presley, HISD Transportation Director, if you are interested in learning more about becoming an HISD Bus Driver (phone: 903-668-5970 OR 903-668-5990 ext. 5990; e-mail: bus@hisd.com). You may apply TODAY by clicking here.


    Hallsville FFA Fundraiser

    Don't miss out! Support the Hallsville FFA fundraiser! Please show your support by clicking here, then select Organization Name, and the student you wish to support. Thank you so much for your support!


    Backpack Club Donations Needed

    It's that time of the year when our students need your donations! This service provides food over the weekend and holidays to students that are food insecure. It only takes about $200 per year for each child to receive the extra support.

    Donate by clicking here, OR you can send donations to:

    P.O. Box 810
    c/o Special Programs Dept.
    Hallsville, TX 75650


    No Vaping!

    If your student possesses or uses a vape on district property, or at a district event, by law, they MUST by placed in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) according to HB 114 enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2023.

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