Category Archives: Weather

FedEx and Operation Warm deliver new coats to N.Q. Henderson ES 

As Houston temperatures dropped, the gift of warmth arrived just in time for hundreds of kids at Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary School in East Houston.

FedEx Cares teamed up with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that provides brand new coats to children in need, to deliver coats to every student enrolled at N.Q. Henderson. Nearly 40 FedEx volunteers helped more than 300 students pick out a free, brand-new coat in their size and favorite color.

“I am so excited for our campus,” Principal Alana Holloway said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our scholars. We are very appreciative. I know that our parents and families will be extremely grateful.”  Continue reading

Special Olympics Field Days postponed due to inclement weather

The Houston Independent School District Special Olympics Field Days planned this week (Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 15) at Butler Stadium will be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

HISD officials have closely monitored the weather forecast and determined that lower temperatures may impact the district’s Special Olympics event. As a result, Special Olympics Field Days will be rescheduled at a later date.

The event, which is held in partnership with Special Olympics Texas, gives students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a chance to showcase their athletic skills by taking part in fun athletic contests. The friendly competition includes basketball, tennis, soccer, and track and field for all ages, as well as flag football for high-schoolers.

‘Prep Rally’ at Peck ES promotes hurricane preparedness

Representatives from Children at Risk, Save the Children, BakerRipley, and HISD gathered at Peck Elementary School on Thursday to emphasize the importance of being prepared when the next hurricane threatens Houston.

HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan shared the hurricane’s impact on HISD schools and how the HISD Foundation provided $13 million in relief, as well as $300,000 in direct-to-teacher grants. The district’s Social and Emotional Learning Department trained hundreds of teachers and staff on how to recognize and deal with trauma in children.  Continue reading

HISD schools, offices closed Wednesday due to inclement weather conditions

Offices expected to reopen and classes expected to resume on Thursday

Houston Independent School District schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 as a precautionary measure because of inclement weather and the related potential for dangerous road conditions.

HISD officials have been monitoring the weather forecast and have determined that continuing icy road conditions across the Houston area may make for dangerous driving on Wednesday morning. As a result, all HISD schools and district administrative offices will be closed Wednesday as a precautionary measure.

Schools and offices are expected to reopen at their regularly scheduled time on Thursday, Jan. 18.

For additional information, visit www.houstonisd.org, call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595, or follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/houstonisd and www.facebook.com/houstonisd. If you are an HISD parent or employee with a phone number registered in the HISD system, you also can sign up for HISD text alerts by texting YES to 68453.

HISD schools, offices closed Tuesday due to inclement weather conditions

Offices expected to reopen and classes expected to resume on Wednesday

Houston Independent School District schools and offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 as a precautionary measure because of inclement weather and the related potential for dangerous road conditions.

HISD officials have been monitoring the weather forecast and have determined that icy road conditions across the Houston area may make for dangerous driving on Tuesday. As a result, all HISD schools and district administrative offices will be closed Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

Schools and offices are expected to reopen at their regularly scheduled time on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

For additional information, visit www.houstonisd.org, call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595, or follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/houstonisd and www.facebook.com/houstonisd. If you are an HISD parent or employee with a phone number registered in the HISD system, you also can sign up for HISD text alerts by texting YES to 68453.

HISD to open nine meal centers

The Houston Independent School District will be supporting relief efforts in communities across Houston by providing meals to families and individuals affected by the recent floods.  Starting on Saturday, Sept. 2, HISD’s Nutrition Services will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner free of charge at nine sites in the Houston area.  The meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all community members. Continue reading

Superintendent, HISD staff kick off Harvey relief donation drive at Delmar Fieldhouse

Volunteers arrived early on Friday, Sept. 1 at Delmar Fieldhouse to receive donations from Houstonians and local organizations who want to help HISD students and families recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

Superintendent Richard Carranza joined HISD administrators, employees, teachers, and students in accepting and sorting donations into boxes lining the perimeter of Delmar.

“We have lots of HISD family here,” said Carranza. “We have lots of teachers, administrators, and support staff, but we also have community volunteers, having a great time and doing a good thing for our community. So come on down and join us as we help Houston recover.”

The district is collecting new, unused clothing, uniforms, pillows, blankets, shoes, undergarments, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items, as well as new professional dress for impacted staff.

“Our goals is to provide the essentials — shoes, uniforms, undergarments, hygiene items, and even sleeping bags,” said Annvi Utter, officer of Student Support Services. “We are also very excited that HISD is going to be providing three meals a day to students. That will help with after-school programming and tutorials.”

Many HISD teachers were on hand in the fieldhouse sorting donations. Continue reading

HISD schools, offices closed all week due to severe weather conditions

Weather Alert

Houston Independent School District schools and offices will be closed all week, from Monday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Sept. 1, due to widespread damage from Tropical Storm Harvey.

HISD officials have been closely monitoring the forecast and have determined that the storms and heavy rains that affected parts of the city make conditions too dangerous for school to begin any sooner. Many in our HISD family will be dealing with the task of cleaning up the damage Harvey left behind. As a result, all HISD schools and district administrative offices will be closed all week.

Schools and offices are expected to reopen at their regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, Sept. 5. (Monday, Sept. 4 is the Labor Day holiday.)

For additional updates, please visit www.HoustonISD.org, or call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595. You can sign up for HISD text message alerts to receive updates on school weather conditions by texting YES to 68453. You also can follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/houstonisd and facebook.com/houstonisd.