Word of the month-Compassion:  Our word of the month is compassion. When you have empathy for others, you can say or do many things to show your care and concern. Showing care or concern for others is called compassion. Week 12 Morning Announcement- Showing Compassion:  Compassion is empathy in action. People feel better when we show them care and concern. Listening, saying kind words, and helping are three ways to show…

Our staff and students will conduct our first required lockdown drill of the school year on Monday, 11/12. A real lockdown is announced if there is a threat or hazard inside or around the school building. For the drill, an announcement will be made by campus administration to ensure students know this is only practice. The drill focuses on “locks, lights, out of sight” so students know what to do in the event…

The design phase for Hill Elementary is scheduled to begin in early 2019.  A Campus Architectural Team has been formed and the CAT kick-off meeting was on Wednesday, November 7th.  The modernized school is scheduled to open in August 2021. For the most up-to-date information on the Hill ES modernization project, including project events and key dates, please visit www.austinisd2017bond.org/hill-es. We recently selected the members of the Hill Campus Architectural Team…

This February, Hill Elementary students in grades 2-5 will have the opportunity to participate in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) Meet with other students from across the Austin Independent School District.  Interested students were given a UIL registration form  earlier this week.  The office has more registration forms if your child did not receive one. On February 9, 2019, students will participate in the North AISD UIL Academic Meet at Pillow Elementary…

5th grade is working on a philanthropy project this November to donate both non-perishable foods and gently used or new coats to the Central Texas Food Bank and Coats for Kids. Why Coats?  When families have to choose between heat and food, they buy food. 5th grade wants to encourage every family to bring: 4 non-perishable food items (such as cans or boxed foods, but NO glass containers) 1 child to…

The Kindergarten classes will be having their winter Carnival on Thursday, December 13th from 1:45pm – 2:30pm.  Many parent volunteers are needed for this event.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact your homeroom parents. Please note that this event is for kindergarten students and parent volunteers only.

The Lost and Found will be moved to the front entrance of the school for a few days this week to help you locate your family’s lost items. Please pick up all your items by Thursday. On Friday, families who can use the unclaimed items are free to take what they need. On Friday afternoon at 3:15 pm, the Lost and Found will be cleared out and donated. Items added to…

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th!  Murchison MS is hosting a Hot Topics for Parents – Helping our Kids Manage Stress and Anxiety with Lauren Gaspar.  This presentation is open to our community and vertical team!  Murchison counselors will be in the cafeteria from 5:30-6pm to answer your questions and give background as to what takes place at Murchison. Lauren Gaspar with Good Mourning Counseling Center is presenting from 6-7pm in…

Trojans Lacrosse is for Boys 1st-8th grade and Girls 3rd-8th grade.  Practices are during the week and games on the weekend.  Girls generally practice 2x a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30PM and boys practice 2 times a week on Mondays and Wednesdays around 5PM.  Practices occur at Murchison Middle School.  Boys practice start late January.  Girls start mid February.  Boys have 8 games between early March and mid-May.  Girls have 5-6 games between…