Category Archives: Holidays

Support staff honored at appreciation luncheons across district  

Superintendent Carranza stops by Transportation luncheon 

It’s the season of thanksgiving, and the aroma of hickory smoke wasn’t the only thing that filled the air at the Northwest Motor Pool facility at their fall luncheon on Nov. 16.

Thanks to Chief Operating Officer Brian Busby, Transportation employees were treated to lunch and given a heartfelt thanks for their hard work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Over the last two weeks, “thank you” luncheons have been held across the district for members of Team HISD who work in Facilities Services, Construction Services, Nutrition Services, the Police Department, and Transportation.

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HISD names student winners of 2017 holiday greeting card contest 

The Houston Independent School District on Monday announced the winners of the district’s 2017 holiday greeting card competition that features creative student artwork highlighting holiday traditions, seasonal decorations, and classic holiday songs.

The winners – fifth-grader Marissa Reyes of Scroggins Elementary School, seventh-grader Sophie Hinh of Pershing Middle School, and ninth-grader Daisy Prince of Lamar High School – were among 60 finalists from elementary, middle and high schools. All finalists received a boxed set of their holiday cards. All designs will also be available for purchase and on display at the HISD administration building.  Continue reading

No classes Friday for fall holiday, professional development

Students will not have classes on Fri., Sept. 22, for the district’s fall holiday. Classes will resume at the normal time on Monday, Sept. 25.

Schools will be holding professional development, and administrative offices will be open during normal business hours on Friday. School-based staff who have their principal’s permission to use previously uncompensated professional development time in lieu of Friday’s work day may do so.

Thursday is a full work day.

View the full academic calendar to review other holidays during the 2017-2018 school year.

HISD to be closed March 13–17 for Spring Break

All HISD campuses and offices will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, 2017.

Schools and offices will reopen for normal business on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Employees should consult the duty schedules posted here.

The HISD Police Department will be patrolling district facilities all during the holiday break. Emergencies may be reported by calling 713-892-7777.

HISD holiday schedule for Thanksgiving

The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center and all HISD schools and district offices are open on Monday, Nov. 21, and Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

All HISD offices and campuses will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Normal school and business operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

Please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!