District news, Round Up

Nominate HISD’s next Nurse of the Year by April 18

HISD is looking for its next Nurse of the Year, so if you know a school nurse who deserves recognition, consider nominating him or her.

Nominees must have five years experience as a school nurse and spend at least 50 percent of their work time directly caring for students.

For complete details, see this related posting.

Enter Keep Houston Beautiful art contest by April 18

Creative students in kindergarten through grade five are being invited to submit their best, most persuasive designs to keep people from littering to the “Don’t mess with Texas” art contest by April 18, 2014.

Designs will be judged based on creativity/uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message and interpretation of theme, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness.

The top 12 designs will be assigned to a month and included in the 2015 “Don’t mess with Texas” Calendar. For complete details, click here.

Deadline for HMNS Excellence in Science award nominations: April 25

Do you know a high-school junior or a teacher who demonstrates outstanding performance in the area of science or math?

If so, consider nominating him or her for one of the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Excellence in Science awards. Winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 25. For complete details, please visit the HMNS website (scroll all the way down).

Nominate HISD’s next Employee of the Month!

Know someone who deserves recognition for a job well done? If so, then consider nominating him or her for HISD’s next Employee of the Month!

Anyone serving in a non-teaching capacity is eligible. For complete details, click here.

Red ES expands scholarship offer to staff members’ children

Last spring, the Red Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization created a scholarship opportunity for students who had once attended that campus. This year, the PTO has doubled the amount of the scholarship from $500 to $1,000, and expanded the eligibility criteria to include children of current Red ES employees.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have successfully completed a minimum of two years of primary school study at Red Elementary or have a parent currently employed at Red.

For more information, or to download a copy of the application, please visit the PTO’s website. Applications are due by Friday, May 9, 2014. Questions may be directed to Amy Dionne at amypdionne@gmail.com or 832-776-7449.

Latino Art Beat Film Contest deadline extended

Aspiring film-makers and animators have a shot at winning a $10,000-a-year scholarship to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston if they win this year’s Latino Art Beat Youth Film Competition.

Students can submit films in any of five categories: Animated Shorts; Live Action; Documentary; PSAs; and “My Life” (for Latino student directors only).

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, May 23. For complete details, please see this flyer (.pdf).

Apply now for two free Schlumberger summer camps

Seventh-grade girls and ninth-graders of both genders will have the opportunity to explore computer engineering and energy (respectively) at a pair of academies Schlumberger is offering at Rice University this summer.

The Energy Explorations Academy is open to all ninth-graders and will take place June 2–13. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2014.

The Computer Engineering Design Academy will take place June 16–27, and is open only to female seventh-graders. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2014.

Details on both academies can be found here.

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records: Deadline May 30

The Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2005–2006 through the 2007–2008 school year will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise by Friday, May 30, 2014.

For complete details, please see this related article.

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