HPISD Staff Recommends Potential 4% Salary Increase in Next School Year

People Newspapers Schools 5/21 11:00A Sarah Hodges
District staff has recommended that HPISD’s board of trustees consider a 2% salary increase for staff in 2024-25, with an additional 2% increase to be paid retroactively if the district passes a bond that frees up additional funds for staff...

Cafeteria Revamps Menu

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 9:30A Augusta McKenzie, Reporter
Two months ago, cafeteria manager Joan Bayes started the process of revamping the menu to help include more diverse options for students. The cafeteria officially started serving the new menu on April 2nd. “We announced the menu changes through...

Dear Mr. Standridge

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:35A Juliana Stimac, News editor
Mr. Standridge, The day before sophomore year, I showed my older brother my schedule and asked about the teachers I would be having for the upcoming year. He knew most of them, and gave varying reviews of their teaching abilities and general...

Dear Mrs. Farley

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:35A Juliana Stimac, News editor
Dear Mrs. Farley, I wanted to take a moment to express my immense gratitude for being such an incredible teacher. Being in your AP English 4 class, especially your angel fourth period, has truly been such a highlight of my senior year. It s hard...

Dear Mr. Alvarado

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:35A Juliana Stimac, News editor
Dear Mr. Alvarado, Since the start of junior year, your phrase of “reach your full potential” has motivated me, cultivating an important period of personal growth and giving me more confidence for life in general. As my AcDec coach and math...

Dear Mrs. Adams

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:34A Juliana Stimac, News editor
Dear Mrs. Adams, Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher to have this year. Every day, I’ve looked forward to walking into your classroom as you welcome each and every one of us with a warm smile, and your simple greeting of “Hello, how are...

Dear Mrs. Giannou-Moore

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:33A Juliana Stimac, News editor
I was told to describe Mrs. G within 350 words, a seemingly simple undertaking, but once I put pen to paper I realized the nearly Herculean task that was at hand. To use the word kind to describe Mrs. G has significant shortcomings; she always...

Bagpipe Buzz: How to Tour Colleges

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:29A Mila Segal, Designer
College visits are essential to truly understand the schools you are looking to apply to. They can even make or break your decision. But by following these tips, you can make the most out of your college visit. Make a list of places you want to...

Trump Bible Raises Political and Religious Concerns

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:19A Elaine Engel, Reporter
*Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed by those quoted in this article do not express or reflect the views of any organizations or denominations of which they may be a part; they are purely personal opinions. Last month, former president...

Teacher Letters

The Bagpipe Online 5/20 5:16A Juliana Stimac
Teacher Letters Dear Mrs. Giannou-Moore Dear Mrs. Farley Dear Mrs. Adams Dear Mr. Standridge Dear Mr. Alvarado

Troop 72G Introduces Three More Female Eagle Scouts

People Newspapers Schools 5/20 2:30A Staff Report
Three area girls have earned the Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scouting’s highest. Doing so typically takes several years and requires earning 21 or more badges plus completing a project.

The Children Failed by the System: Part Two

The Bagpipe Online 5/17 5:10A Ellie Levy, Editorials editor
A decade long lawsuit against the State of Texas still rages on. Judge Janis Graham Jack of the Southern District of Texas District Court continues to hold the State in contempt of court for its foster care system that causes children to “leave...
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