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    Summertime is the perfect opportunity to advance every child’s learning in a fun, relaxed environment. The Osceola School District will be offering a number of programs for students in all grade levels this summer as enrichment opportunities.
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principal's message

Welcome to June and the beginning of summer vacation!  It’s our second day without students on campus and we miss them already!!!  Congratulations to them – they read over 22,000 MyOn books this school year!! 

As educators, we worry about the “summer slide” so we need your help.  Students have worked very hard this school year and deserve time to rest their brain and have fun!  But, we still encourage them to be active learners in the summer by practicing their reading and math skills.  Here are some things you can do:

*Have your child practice letter names and sounds.

*Assist your child with decoding skills by sounding out each letter and blending them together to say the word.

*Have your child reading cvc words and sight words (sight words for each grade level can be found at

*Have your child read to you or read to your child every day and ask questions about what they are reading to improve comprehension. 

*Have your child write about what he/she read or write a response to a question about the book.

*Have your child compare texts, discussing or writing about similarities and differences.

*Read aloud to your child, taking time to explain the meanings of unknown words.

*Have your child practice counting and number words.

*Have your child practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

*Have your child solve word problems and ask him/her to explain the strategy used to solve it.

In addition to these tips, students have access to i-Ready until July 21st.  They just took their third diagnostic in May so the instructional path for the summer is accurate.  Students also have access to Accelerated Reader (AR), which allows them to read books and take quizzes.  First Lady Ann Scott asked students to make an on-line summer reading pledge.  Students were given a paper to record their pledge (number of books to read over the summer) and titles.  We encourage students to return the sheet at the start of the school year for a reward for being an active reader during the summer. 

Report cards will be available for pick up in the front office at Hickory Tree on Monday, June 12th.  Grade level supply lists are available on the HTE website. 

Parents and staff shared positive remarks regarding the new car line pattern, so we’ll continue it next school year.

We eagerly await our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade scores so we can celebrate!!  I’ll share in the July message. 

Have a “hawk-tastic” summer!  Don’t forget to read!!!

HAWKS SOAR...high levels of learning!


Karen Vislocky, Ed.D


This Day in History

dR. Karen Vislocky

Sandra Laughrey
Assistant Principal
School News:

New Car Rider Pickup and Drop off Line  

HTES Important:
2017-2018 HTE calendar.pdf 

Hawk Talk:
The Hawk News MAY 2017.pdf 


HTEs Office Hours

Summer Hours
7:00 am - 5 pm Monday - Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Thursday
Closed   Friday


Kindergarten Supply List 17-18.pdf
1st Grade Supply List.pdf
2nd Grade Supply List.pdf
3rd Grade Supply List.pdf
4th Grade Supply List.pdf
5th Grade Supply List.pdf

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