The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District continued to set the standard for empowering its administration and professional staff with knowledge during the Harlingen Learning Community meeting on Sept. 12.
HLC members gathered to share the progress of transformational initiatives and collaborate on techniques they can apply to their positions and campuses.
“It’s a wonderful way to network with peers and an excellent way to share ideas,” said Pedro Sanchez, principal at Coakley Middle School. “During these meetings, we analyze the challenges we encounter and reflect with each other. Collaborative reflection helps us as educators develop effective solutions.”
Updates were presented on the use of technology in the classrooms, data interpretation and the location of school of health professions. The location was approved at Tuesdays board meeting to be constructed on the 25-acre property adjacent to the new Memorial Middle School.
“The location for the School of Health Professions is an instrumental piece in our district’s transformational journey,” said Dr. Arturo Cavazos, deputy superintendent for transformation and school support. “With the selection, we will continue to move forward with the necessary steps to provide our students with a high quality learning environment.”
During the meeting, an emphasis was placed on the district’s early childhood literacy initiative, which is a strategy that will promote academic success through the development of fundamental reading skills.
“We have to start doing things today because every day is critical for these children,” said Michelle Everett, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction PK-16. “We want to make sure they are reading at level because that ability will set the foundation for success in every subject.”
HLC meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month, and will occur until the end of the school year.