At HISD, energy conservation and smart environmental design are important considerations in every new school. That’s why all new building projects under the current bond program are expected to meet certification requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and is used to measure the sustainability of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED certification provides independent verification of a building’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.
HISD’s Family and Community Engagement department is recruiting 15 part-time home instructors to work with the HIPPY program for the 2015–2016 school year.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a school readiness program for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children that helps parents prepare their preschoolers for academic success. Instructors visit parents in their homes for an hour a week over a 30-week period during the school year, and model research-based learning activities designed to help Pre-K children develop skills in reading, math, and science. Parents then practice the activities with their children over the week until they learn a new activity during the next lesson. Children whose parents participate in the program consistently outperform their peers in reading and math in kindergarten and first grade. Continue reading →
Most HISD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 2, 2015, in observance of Independence Day.
The federal holiday is being observed a day early this year because many campuses and facilities (including the district’s headquarters, the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center) are currently operating on a condensed, four-day summer work week, and were already scheduled to be closed on Friday, July 3.
Please note that any campuses or offices which opted out of participating in the condensed summer schedule will be observing Independence Day on Friday, July 3. Parents with students in summer school classes should check with their childrens’ campuses if they have any questions.
Team HISD wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. Click here for a list of possible ways to celebrate.
Dozens of HISD elementary and middle school students spent the first month of the summer break at a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp at M.C. Williams Middle School.
Campers, who are in grades 2–8, had daily team-building sessions during the program, which ran from June 2–26. They also learned how to code video games, and built rockets that they launched on the last day of camp. Continue reading →
In May, the Lyceum distributed $35,000 in scholarships to seven students. The winners were selected from a pool of 900 applicants from all over Texas based on their leadership, academic accomplishments, personal essays, and letters of recommendation. Continue reading →
Lundy-Jackson was selected to represent HISD in the Region 4 segment of the competition based on her school’s academic ratings, overall student performance, Advanced Placement and SAT participation, and her leadership skills. Region 4 consists of 50 school districts across seven counties. Continue reading →
On June 24, the Lamar High School football team received a generous donation and a dose of inspiration from Chevron’s Fuel Your School, a program that seeks to provide educators with useful supplies and materials.
The players received new equipment as well as a surprise visit from 2004 Lamar graduate and NFL player Brian Orakpo. Continue reading →
A group of 70 freshman students from the Jones Futures Academy traveled to the campus of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) on June 25 to learn first-hand what it takes to become future construction, architecture and nursing students.