• 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.

Announcements

  • Hallsville ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent
    Hallsville ISD Assistant Superintendent, Mr. John Martin, has been named the district’s lone finalist for the job of Superintendent. The announcement was made at Monday night’s regular school board meeting. After the mandatory 21-day waiting period, the board will vote to hire Martin as Superintendent. He will replace Mr. Jeff Collum, who recently accepted a position in Arkansas.


    Martin is a 1987 graduate of Hallsville High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University, a Master of Education Degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, and his Superintendent Certification from Lamar University. Martin began his career in education with Jacksonville ISD and went on to serve in various roles at Hillsboro ISD, Waskom ISD and Pine Tree ISD before coming back home to Hallsville ISD. He has served as a coach, assistant principal, campus principal, Chief Administrative Officer and for the past five years, Assistant Superintendent for HISD.


    Martin and his wife, Sherri, an ESL teacher at Hallsville Intermediate School, have three daughters, Bayli, Brilee, and Brinley. They also have two grandsons, Bryant and Brenham. “I have been blessed beyond measure to have spent more than half of my career at Hallsville ISD, and I am truly a “Bobcat for life.” It has been my honor to serve and give back to our students for the past 13 years. I look forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence in education and I am excited about what the future holds for HISD,” said Martin.

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  • Emergency Broadband Benefit
    The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price. For more information see: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

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  • Use of Cell Phones and Personal Electronic Devices During STAAR Tests
    Maintaining the security and confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program is critical for ensuring valid test scores and providing standard and equal testing opportunities for all students. The Texas Education Agency is required by law to create policies to ensure the security and confidentiality of these exams. As a district, it is our responsibility to make sure that we have procedures in place to comply with these policies. One of these requirements is that districts must ensure that students do not have access to electronics during testing. Please review the attached document which outlines the practice of each Hallsville ISD campus on a testing day: 2020-2021 Hallsville ISD STAAR Cell Phone Letter

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  • Head Start Registration
    Region 7 Head Start is still accepting applications for the current school year (2020-2021). The application process for the 2021-2022 school year is now underway. For more information check out the Region 7 Early / Head Start Flyer.

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  • 2019-20 Federal Report Cards
    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district- and campus-level data. 

    Hallsville ISD is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at http://www.hisd.com or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.

    For more information please see: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2020/srch.html

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  • Official 2021-2022 Hallsville Calender
    It's been a year in the making but it's finally ready. The official, certified, board approved, crowd-pleasin', 2021-2022 Hallsville ISD calendar is now ready for your downloading pleasure. Visit our event calendar page for more information. 

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  • Free Meals Starting November 3, 2020 Until the End of School Year

    • Students In School: 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch Meal will be free to all students at HISD at regular meal service times. We will have a la-carte items for sale to students and any 2nd meals will be at a la-carte pricing.
    • Students at home/virtual: We will also have parent pick up at Jr. High back loop from 1 breakfast and 1 lunch 1:15-1:45 and students will have to be present for meal pick up.

    Questions: please call Charlie Combs @ 903-668-5990 ext. 1407 or Pam Talley @ 903-668-5990 ext. 5552. For more info visit the HISD Food Services pages.

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  • All Students to Return to In-Person, On Campus Instruction
    Since schools are not required to offer remote instruction per TEA, the administration has been reviewing student performance and attendance data from the first marking period. The data revealed that virtual online instruction has not been successful for the majority of our students and the added burden placed on our teachers is unsustainable. At this time, we believe that it is in the best interest of all students to return to in-person, on campus instruction. Read more...

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  • UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines
    The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines that took effect August 1, 2020. In the guidance from UIL, we may allow spectators to attend games, contests or events with a 50% capacity limitation, provided that the appropriate spacing is maintained according to protocol and rules set forth by the UIL and Texas Education Agency (TEA). Read more...

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  • Education Rights & Responsibilities During COVID-19
    As a result of COVID-19, many families must make decisions about their children’s education that factor in student and family safety as well as student learning. This flyer is intended to outline some of the
    options parents have when returning to school and to share some information regarding those options.

    For more information see: 

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Featured Content

  • All Students to Return to In-Person, On Campus Instruction

    Since schools are not required to offer remote instruction per TEA, the administration has been reviewing student performance and attendance data from the first marking period. The data revealed that virtual online instruction has not been successful for the majority of our students and the added burden placed on our teachers is unsustainable. At this time, we believe that it is in the best interest of all students to return to in-person, on campus instruction.

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  • University Interscholastic League (UIL) COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines

    The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines that took effect August 1, 2020. In the guidance from UIL, we may allow spectators to attend games, contests or events with a 50% capacity limitation, provided that the appropriate spacing is maintained according to protocol and rules set forth by the UIL and Texas Education Agency (TEA).

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  • Curbside Meal Service For At Home Hallsville Students

    Curbside Meal Service For At Home Hallsville Students. If you have any questions please call Charlie Combs, Director of Dining Services @ 903-668- 5990 ext. 1407

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  • Hallsville ISD welcomes new Assistant Superintendent of Academic Leadership

    Hallsville ISD welcomes our new Assistant Superintendent of Academic Leadership, Mrs. Shauna Hittle

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  • Updates in Special Education

    Beginning with the 2017 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) changed the way it reports special education enrollment in school systems. TEA no longer includes a target for a school system’s total numbers of students in special education as part of state monitoring. For special education representation, TEA only reports on over-representation within certain race, ethnicity and disability categories, asrequired by federal law. School systems cannot use this reporting data to delay, deny or prevent a referral for an evaluation for special education services.

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  • Senior Frequently Asked Questions

    The following are answers to frequently asked questions for seniors during the COVID-19 closure and apply to the Class of 2020 only. As new guidelines are introduced, we will reflect updates on this page.

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  • Parent Letter: COVID-19 Grading

    We hope this letter finds you well as we all continue to move through an unprecedented time. As school closures continue to be extended, decisions regarding the grading of assignments, promotion to the next grade level, awarding of credits & GPA calculation and class rank must be made. After much consideration, research & guidance from TEA, the following decisions have been made about those topics...

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  • CORONAVIRUS-19 UPDATE-March 12, 2020

    We know there is a lot of information out right now regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please know that we are very closely and carefully monitoring this situation and that the health and safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority.

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  • Voters Approve Hallsville ISD Bond Package

    After a tremendous amount of hard work, planning and communication effort, we are very excited about the bond proposal passing and the future of HISD.

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  • 2019 Accountability Report Card

    Hallsville ISD recognizes the complexity of the new state accountability system. Along with districts across the state, our staff spent the better part of the year in 2017 learning and studying the new model so that we could understand it ourselves.

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  • Hallsville Stadium Guidelines

    In an effort to make Hallsville ISD athletic events more enjoyable and safer for all spectators, we are posting policy information and UIL rules of conduct.

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  • Hallsville ISD School Board Calls $55 Million Bond Election

    Press Release: Hallsville ISD School Board Calls $55 Million Bond Election In a unanimous vote, the Hallsville ISD Board of Trustees called for a $55 million bond election at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 19. Residents who live in Hallsville ISD will have the opportunity to vote on the bond proposition during Early Voting, October 21 – November 1, and on Election Day, November 5.

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  • 2019 Bond Information

    Hallsville ISD has grown substantially over the past 10 years. In order to continue to thrive it is time for Hallsville ISD to expand to meet the needs of our students and community. Since the passage of the 2009 Bond, Hallsville ISD has grown by more than 900 students, or an average of 100 students per year. We need to assess conditions of current facilities, programs, and enrollment to determine how it has affected the growth of the District, and engage in long-range planning processes to address these needs.

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  • Superintendent Jeff Collum Goes to Austin

    Superintendent Jeff Collum was honored to represent HISD in Austin by serving on a Digital Learning Panel with TEA Commissioner Mike Morath and Legislators State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Jim Murphy

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  • 2017-18 Federal Report Card

    Hallsville ISD is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Federal Report Cards for 2017–18 are now available. Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district- and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents of all enrolled students, and the general public.

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