In 2014, Hudson Bend Middle School was selected as a Texas Schools to Watch®, a recognition program which highlights middle schools for academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs and interests of young adolescents, and its commitment to helping all students achieve at high levels. In an effort to demonstrate gratitude for the community support the school has received which allows it to sustain such designations, HBMS principal Mark Robinson created the ‘Day of Service.’
“We know the success of our school would not be possible without our parents, families, and the great people of the Lake Travis and greater Austin communities,” Mr. Robinson said. “Receiving all of this support, we wanted to find a way to give back and instill a nature of caring in our students. The ‘Day of Service’ was our way of showing thanks.”
More than 1,100 students participated in the ‘Day of Service’ held Nov. 20. Each student earned a minimum of two hours of community service by visiting numerous non-profit and service organizations throughout Lake Travis and greater Austin areas.
For a recap of the day’s events and the impact made by HBMS students across the Lake Travis/Greater Austin community, watch the HBMS ‘Day of Service’ video on YouTube courtesy of HBMS Digital Graphics teacher Tanya Henslee.